Tuesday, November 21, 2006

BOA: Round Three. Game thoughts during and post..

I'm scared to post just how successful the Flames have been at Rexall these last few years but let's just say the Oilers had just a little more of a chance to beat Calgary at Rexall as they did to beat the Stars in Dallas.

Yes, it was close to being that bad.

But that was pre-Roli and now we have a guy who can make a few big saves of his own and the early '07 returns have the Oilers as a team who no longer throw away home points all that liberally.

And to show that this site isn't too provinicial here's a reminder that there's another huge WC battle happening later on tonight in Anaheim with the Sharks making a visit.

Not to discount the Stars, even though I guess I am, but the winner of the Pacific division will most likely grab second place in the Conf and the chance to host the Flames, Oilers or Wild and the second place team in the Pac will be hosted by the Preds or Wings.

TSN sometimes wastes it's time by exerting the power of their national cable deal to move gametimes around of matchups no one really wants to see but tonight lay an oppurtunity to bcast a doubleheader that would blow away anything HINC had to offer. All they had to do was ask the Oilers to move their game back one hour and for the Ducks to move their's up by 30 minutes.


Blogger Black Dog said...

Dennis, do you really think its Preds or Wings in fourth?

I'm thinking we might see two PAC teams in fourth/fifth although maybe I'm hoping and dreaming.

You look at the Wings and what they have done with terrible special teams (how?) and the fact that the Preds have issues keeping the puck out of ther net at times (and Arnott is out for 6 weeks now) and I think the Wings pull away again.

11/21/2006 7:17 pm  
Blogger PDO said...

Dream scenario is a division banner and the Predators in the 1st round.

As for the game at hand.. Calgary threw some shots at net, but I felt the Oilers looked to be the better team by a slim margin throughout the period. Both goalies made some good saves, but the goal the Oilers let in...



11/21/2006 7:57 pm  
Blogger Lowetide said...

Tjarnqvist was a fine player before he retired.

This defense makes me want to vomit on the television. COME ON FOR GOD SAKES!


11/21/2006 8:03 pm  
Blogger Black Dog said...

hmm, that was something in squirt - houseleague squirt at that

the dog just farted - that says it all


5 on 3 goal (close enough)

where was that in June for fucks sake

11/21/2006 8:12 pm  
Blogger mudcrutch79 said...

Nice pass Raffi!

11/21/2006 8:23 pm  
Blogger RiversQ said...

Wow, the Ducks are just thrashing on the Sharks. After two periods it's 2-0 and they've outshot them 32-17. Obviously Nabokov's earning his dough tonight.

I had to listen to the game tonight (too busy for the bar and TVU had nothing), but things sounded pretty decent. Smyth continues to impress, Roloson was solid, Sykora will have to cool off at some point and the PP is picking up some results. Good win.

11/21/2006 10:00 pm  
Blogger Scarlett said...

Our defense is horrible. No wonder Smith is -10...he's constantly covering for Tjarnqvist's mistakes.

Roloson solid? No no no....Roloson was spectacular! If only the team in front of him would get as hot as he is....he's playing awesome this past couple of weeks.

11/21/2006 10:30 pm  
Blogger Bank Shot said...

I thought the Flames would eat the Oilers defenceman alive and I was right. Fortunantly Roloson is Jesus.

This defensive situation is going to be the death of the Oilers. Smith needs a guy to play with that can cover for his non-existant puck skills. I've never seen a guy shoot the puck back into the pile of bodies so often.

Tjarnqvist would look alright in the pressbox. The biggest problem with him isn't his occasional blunder. Danny is afraid of pain. That's not a good quality in a D-man.

Staios and Smid won't sink the ship as a second pairing if Lowe can upgrade the first. Greene and Bergeron aren't fun to watch, but third pairing defensemen seldom are.

11/21/2006 11:13 pm  
Blogger namflashback said...

I didn't do a strict count of scoring chances but the Oilers outchanced and outshot in the first period, tilted the other way in the second, then got the goal on the Calgary line change.

11/21/2006 11:23 pm  

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