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Gunnery Sergeant Hartman will PTP Ethan Moreau

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Gunnery Sergeant Hartman:

“What is this Mickey Mouse shit?”

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Reddox scores 1st NHL Goal

What the hell, where's my chopsticks?

Where the hell are my friggen chopsticks at?

The heat is on. And it is really only on Dustin Penner, because Kyle Brodziak means a lot more to this team than Jesse Boulerice does. And apparently, Liam Reddox has no trouble filling in for Dustin Penner on a line with Cogliano and Cole.

Dustin Penner will need to come out flying in the next game he plays. Which might not be for a while, at this going rate.

I expect Mathieu Garon to get the start next game to no fault of Roloson’s doing. It’s interesting that Jesse Boulerice’s first game was against the team that had him on waivers.

Fighting in the NHL

the Duck goons lead again

the Duck goons lead again

Stats according to Hockeyfights.com

4 of the top 6 are in the Northwest Division.

7 of the top 10 are in the Western Conference.

Interesting.

Oilers flirt with disaster; Big hit by Stuart

Peckham da man

Peckham da man

This kid’s a keeper. If you stick to the opposite team’s skill guys on even strength, then you won’t be burned all day as if you were playing on the PK all night. There’s a time to be aggressive – and that means whenever Malkin and Crosby are on the ice. Peckham gets it and he should play more minutes.

The Edmonton Oilers are the titanic and the captain of the ship is Craig MacTavish. And it’s like the Oilers are flirting with the iceberg as it approaches, as if the friggen thing can’t do any harm to them. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. This road trip just passed the halfway point and we’re not doing anything to improve on our 6-6-1 record. Not at this rate. We started this year 4-0 and we’re not even 0.500 anymore. Definitely the wrong direction to be heading in. This is a team that has almost all the right parts but none of the heart that saw them come within a few points of making the post season last year.

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Edm @ Pit – The epic battle

Okay, maybe it’s not that epic. But it is important considering Edmonton dropped the game in Columbus last night – a game they shouldn’t have lost. On top of that, this 7-game road trip is the longest this year and is on the heels of the end of a 5 game losing streak. Can the Oilers afford to fall to 2-2 on this trip?

Here’s a preview of how I think the Oilers need to play tonight:

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What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between this:

and this:

as two comparable hits? Would you say it’s because it’s Torres on Moss versus Doug Weight on Brandon Sutter?

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Oilers dominate flightless Flyers 5-4

Epic Fail

Philadelphia Flyers - Epic Fail

Love matinées. Love ’em.

The Edmonton Oilers, after achieving the big win in Carolina, walked out of Philly with a big two points. Come on, it deserves some props. The Flyers were on a 4-game winning streak and we had just come off of our 5 game losing one. It was the story of MacIntyre and a bunch of skilled Oilers versus the self-proclaimed “next generation” of the Broad Street Bullies. I think somebody’s been watching too much Degrassi: the Next Generation. Delusions of grandeur, perhaps. Read the rest of this entry »