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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I Can't Believe I Watched The Whole Game / 7-1 Ass Whopping / A Game Recap


Welcome to another fine Edmonton Oilers Beers & Jeers Game Recap.














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The Cult of Hockey Grading System:
10 perfect game,  9 extraordinary,  8 great,  7 good,  6 above average,
5 average,  4 below average,  3 poor,  2 terrible,  1 deserves to be in minors.

#2 JAMES VANDERMEER - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#4 TAYLOR HALL - (3) JEERS Brutal. He only played 8:47 and had nothing to show for it but a lousy missed shot. He was benched after banging his stick on the glass in frustration. Lesson learned? He had the lowest time on the ice next to MacIntyre.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (5) He had 1 blocked shot, 4 hits and a giveaway in his 18:09 of ice time.

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (5) He assisted on the Penner goal and was -1. He did OK on the penalty kill but was burned twice 5 on 5.

#10 SHAWN HORCOFF - (0) DNP (Injured)

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (6) BEERS He was sticked in the mouth and had to get stitched up. He played hard after that. He had 2 shots, 2 hits and a takeaway. He was on the ice for the Penner goal and finished the night +1. He went 4/5 for 44% on faceoffs.

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (4) Not a great night for Mr. Consistent. He was benched with Hall in the 3rd. He had 2 shots and 2 takeaways.

#16 COLIN FRASER - (5) He seen a lot of ice with some of his teammates benched. He played 15:00 and looked OK. I thought he did a lot of things well. His faceoffs sucked. Team worst 5/8 for 38%.

#22 JF JACQUES - (0) DNP (conditioning with the OKC Barons)

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (5) I did like Foster for the most part. He was very involved in the game. He took 8 shots with 2 reaching the net. He picked up an assist on the Penner goal and ended the night +1.

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (4) His penalty 57 seconds in starts the tailspin. They scored on that PP. Not the best way to help your team start off on the right foot. He scores the Oilers only goal. Right place at the right time. For a big guy, he could pound guys with checks, but he doesn't.

#28 RYAN JONES - (5) He had a whopping 3:21 minutes of PP time tonight. He had 2 shots and 2 hits. His overall ice time? A personal season high 15:46.

#33 STEVE MACINTYRE - (2) JEERS He played 2:17 and managed to take a dumb penalty. He was trying to stir up some emotion, he puts (can't remember) in a headlock and flops him to the ground. 2 minutes for roughing. He did register 1 hit.

#35 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN - (1) JEERS Worst. Performance. Ever. (5 goals against. 2 in the first 1:15)

#40 DEVAN DUBNYK - (5) In relief of Khabi, he did OK. He let in 2 goals but made some decent saves. I see no reason why Dubnyk isn't getting more games. He deserves a chance to play.

#43 JASON STRUDWICK - (4) Oy! He made me cringe every time the Canes came into the Oilers zone and Strudwick was there. While he wasn't a 2, it doesn't get much better than a 4. He didn't even have a hit. Isn't he supposed to be the physical part of the team?

#46 ZACK STORTINI - (4) He didn't really do anything out there. Much like Strudwick, when your team is down by a few goals like tonight, crush someone. That's what you get paid for. In his 11:00 minutes of ice time, Renney managed to give him 1:32 of PP time.

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (6) BEERS He played 20:23 and had 12 minutes in penalties (2 for roughing and a game misconduct with about 4 minutes left in the 3rd). He tried his ass of and he threw 6 hits and blocked 4 shots. He did make some errors, but he was a hard guy to play against. My favorite defender tonight.

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (4) Brule had the best faceoff percentage for both teams. He went 9/3 for 75%. How is he not a full time center? He finished -2 and had 3 shots.

#77 TOM GILBERT - (3) JEERS He was brutal. He was on the ice for 5 of the Canes' goals. He had a giveaway that resulted in a goal. He finished -3 and it's clear that Strudwick isn't his match made in heaven. He did try and be better by throwing 4 hits and blocking 3 shots, but it just wasn't a great night for Gilbert.

#83 ALES HEMSKY - (4) JEERS He did nothing. When the chips were down, he gave up. Why is he n the PK? He barely back checks 5 on 5, how is going to do it well a man down? He was on the ice for 2 PP goals against. While he was better than his linemates, that isn't saying much at all. Booooo to you Hemmer!

#89 SAM GAGNER - (3) JEERS He couldn't do anything right. He was a team worst -4 (he was on for every 5 on 5 goal against) and blew so many covers it was getting frustrating to watch. He had 2 shots and a hit while playing 17:24. Worst game I have ever seen him play.

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (3) JEERS Part of the crap the bed gang. Paajarvi had a team worst 3 giveaways and he finished -2. He did have 2 hits and 2 shots, but not much else.






mc79hockey Scoring Chances *coming soon*


BAD TIMING PENALTY (what is a Bad Timing Penalty?)

Dustin Penner - The penalty to start the game killed the Oilers right off the hop. This game could have been different if that penalty was never taken and the first goal of the game wasn't scored so quick.


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Special thanks to David Staples of Cult Of Hockey - Edmonton Journal for allowing us to use his grading system.

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2 Games At Once / Oilers vs Canes and OKC Barons vs Rampage / A LIVE TweetCast

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 Edmonton Oilers (4-6-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (7-7-0)
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Olympic Freeze Deadline - NHL Trades


Canes send:
F Matt Cullen

Sens sends:
D Alex Picard
2nd round pick


Wild send:
D Kim Johnsson
D Nick Leddy (1st round pick last draft)

Hawks send:
D Cam Barker


Sharks send:
F Jody Shelley

Rangers send:
6th round pick



Flames place Jamie Lundmark on waivers
Senators place Jonathan Cheechoo on waivers
Red Wings place Brad May on waivers

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Daily News & Rumors

Congratulations to the Oilers for winning 2 in a row, hopefully you can make it 3 tonight.

Kovalchuk is officially on the trading block as Thrashers GM Don Waddell offered 101 million dollars for 12 years and Ilya declinded.

It looks like the 3 remaining teams in on Kovalchuk are the Kings, Rangers and the Devils.

This from Larry Brooks of the NY Post "Source: price of NYR rental of Ilya is Staal or Del Zotto + Callahan or Dubinsky + Kreider or Stepan or Grachev + first rounder = No deal."

Ryan Whitney and Tim Gleason will fill in for Mike Komisarek and Paul Martin on the USA Olympic team.

This from Chip Alexander "Jim Rutherford said a deal is pending that will send Nic Wallin to another team. Rutherford not saying which team."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Daily News & Rumors

According to Darren Dreger of TSN the Oilers may be closing in on a deal that would send Ethan Moreau and a prospect/pick in exchange for Garnett Exelby or Lee Stempniak.

According to Bob Mckenzie of TSN Ilya Kovalchuk has been told that he will be dealt in the next few days "RDS reports that Don Waddell met Ilya Kovalchuk today and told him to expect a trade in the coming days. Now it's on."

The New York Islanders have placed Defenseman Brendan Witt on waivers. 

The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired Head Coach Ken Hitchcock.

Hurricanes Defenseman Nic Wallin has waived his NTC and will not be in the Hurricanes lineup tonight, he is likely heading to San Jose.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Beers & Jeers #112 - Edmonton Oilers Full Game Recap vs Carolina Hurricanes (2/1/10)

Welcome to Oilers Jambalaya - An Edmonton Oilers Hockey Blog. Beers & Jeers is a dual collaboration between Smokin' Ray and Paq Twinn. We hope you enjoy our Edmonton Oilers full game recap.


- Who's Out? Who's in? From what I understand, Potulny was sick today and he did not play. Pisani also sat out and we don't know why. Stortini and Comrie draw back in. Alex Plante has also been called up and he will play in his 1st ever NHL game. He will play with Strudwick.

- Since it's a PPV, not many people are paying to watch this game. I'm a hardcore and since I needed to watch it in order to do the Beers & Jeers, I paid for it.

Pat Quinn Talking About Sheldon Souray's Surgery


Pre-Game Records

Carolina Hurricanes (19-28-7) at Edmonton Oilers (16-31-6)







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Carolina Hurricanes - 2

Edmonton Oilers - 4





None -



Marc Pouliot - Wow! Talk about a breakout game. He scored the Oilers 3rd goal (game winner) and assisted on the Jacques (1st goal of game) goal and finished a +2. Not too bad. He also had 3 shots. Pouliot even found some time on the PK and the PP which means Quinn was liking him tonight. He needs to improve his faceoffs but played a good game. Feel like a cold one? Cheers!

Sam Gagner - Gagner had himself a good game. He was contributing nice plays and even squeaked a goal by Cam Ward. Gagner has been on a points rampage and thanks to that goal, it continues. He had 2 shots and a takeaway. Good stuff? Not really. But good enough for a Budweiser? Cheers!

Mike Comrie -  The boy in the bubble was might fine tonight. He made some real nice plays and really led his line tonight. He was the one "making" things happen. He had 6 shots and picks up an assist on the Gagner goal. Solid night out for Mono Mike. How about a can of Pilsner? That should cure what you have? Cheers!

Alex Plante - His first ever NHL game and he's thrown to the lions. OK. At this point in the season, every team is a lion. But Plante did pretty good. He didn't see any PP or PK time but did manage to play 12:00 minutes. Not only did he look OK out there, he picks up his first ever NHL point with an assist on the Jacques goal. Good for him. If that doesn't boost the confidence then nothing will. Frosty cold one rookie? Cheers!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Gilbert Brule (I liked Brule. He played pretty good. He scored a goal and served up 3 hits.), Andrew Cogliano (I also liked him. he tried hard and was rewarded with an assist on the Brule goal.), Lubomir Visnovsky (He is now the Oilers best defenseman. He lived up to it. He played over 21:00 minutes and was a +1.), Zack Stortini (Storts drew back in after sitting for 2 games and made the best of it. He was banging and crashing for 4 hits and he added an assist.), JF Jacques (He scored and had an assist. What the hell huh? All this and he only played 10:00 minutes.), Ethan Moreau (He had a good game. It was a trange sight for sure. Adding Comrie ure helped that line.), Shawn Horcoff (He also had a good game with Comrie. Watch for Quinn to stick with this line.)



Jeff Deslauriers - Maybe I am being a little harsh, but his 2 goals that went by him were weak. Those were shots you should have saved. For that reason alone, Booooooo!

HONORABLE MENTION(S): Taylor Chorney (Now it's totally not his fault, but he was burned at least 3 times tonight.  However, he did have a team high 5 blocked shots and played OK. He just needs more experience.), Denis Grebeshkov (He had 3 giveaways and I don't expect anything less from him. Sure he played pretty good, but he needs to stop doing that.), Dustin Penner (His penalty was lazy and pissed Quinn off. He at times had that fire to compete, other times it was gone. At one point Quinn had him benched.), Robert Nilsson (He wasn't great tonight at all. I've seen him better.)



Smokin' Ray - Finally a win for the Edmonton Oilers. Do you know how hard it is to write about a stinky team? You can only say so much before you start repeating yourself.  The refs only blew one call and that was the Comrie call. He didn't even see the Canes player coming. Pure accident. Oh well. The Oilers gained a lead and held on to it for a full 60 minutes. That might have been the best full game they have played in months.  All I can say is that it was worth the PPV money. Finally.

Paq Twinn - He missed the game because he is boycotting the Oilers PPV's for the rest of the season. Can you blame him?



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- Faceoff Report

- Shot Report

- Roster Report



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Carolina Hurricanes (19-28-7) at Edmonton Oilers (16-31-6)

Daily Rumors and Oilers talk

First off, I would like to wish the Oilers luck tonight against the Hurricanes, it should be a good game. As Oilers fans, do you want to win or lose tonight?


According to CBC's Elliotte Friedman there was a trade in place (Prust and Jokinen for Kotalik and Higgins) but it caved in...more to come.  

*Update* - It may still happen but likely after Calgary's game tonight. Via Bob McKenzie

Bruins looking for depth

Also Jimmy Murphy of suggests the Bruins are taking a good look at Matt Cullen and former Oiler Ray Whitney. 

Kovy to the Kings

Mark Everson of the NY Post is reporting that Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell was at the Kings/Devils game yesterday and suggests Don was scouting players that he would want in return for Ilya Kovalchuk.

Fantasy team of the week 

W - Alex Ovechkin (2G, 4A, 6P, 25 shots)
C  - Anze Kopitar (3G, 3A, 6P, 12 shots)
W - Jarome Iginla (3G, 4A, 7P, 13 shots)
D  - Nicklas Lidstrom (3G, 3A, 6P, 8 shots)
D  - Drew Doughty (2G, 2A, 4P, 4 shots)
G  - Jon Quick (4W, 8GA, 111SV, 0 SO)

Habs suffer big blow

According to Bob McKenzie of TSN Canadiens Forward Mike Cammalleri will be out 6 to 8 weeks with a knee injury.

Ducks place Boynton on waivers

The Anaheim Ducks have placed D Nick Boynton on waivers.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday Morning Rumor Update

Leafs shopping Mayers

- According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the Toronto Maple Leafs have given Forward Jamal Mayers and his agent permission to seek a trade out of Toronto, Leafs GM Brian Burke has made it clear to every NHL team that Jamal is available.

Trade winds continue to swirl

- Canadiens GM Bob Gainey was scouting last night at the Leafs/Kings game, it is believed that scouts for up to 10 different teams were taking in that game as well.

Ponikarovsky update

- Alexei Ponikarovsky's play as of late has been very solid and that is not going unnoticed, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins and Atlanta Thrashers have all shown interest.

"The Wizard" drawing interest

- The Boston Bruins and LA Kings have shown serious interest in Hurricanes Forward Ray Whitney don't be suprised if he is dealt before the olympic break.

King Kovy?

- Kovalchuk to the Kings is picking up, if Kovalchuk was to be dealt to the Kings it would take a package like Jack Johnson, Alex Frolov, a top prospect and a 1st round draft pick. Rich Hammond an LA Kings insider has confirmed that the 2 teams have held talks about the Russian superstar.

Hill-en to climb

- New York Islanders Defenseman Jack Hillen took an Ovechkin shot in the face yesterday night. He suffered broken jaw & damaged teeth; he had surgery last night and will be out the next 6-8 weeks.

Time for an Oil change

- The Edmonton Oilers are interested in Predators Goaltender Dan Ellis, I have heard the Predators really like O' Sullivan.

I will highlight sections involving the Oilers in BLUE from now on.

All comments are welcome! 


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rumors, call-ups and injury updates

First off I would like to introduce myself, I am Todd, I own my own site NHLTALK202 I am a rumor and Devils blogger there (I am doing rumors here) I have blogged for Hendrickshockey, Hockeyleaks and various other publications. I am thrilled to be here and would like to thank you guys for the opportunity. Now down to business.

Flames call-up F Mikael Backlund

The Calgary Flames have called up Forward Mikael Backlund in hopes to jump start some Offense, He will be on the 1st unit for the Flames.

Islanders prospect Calvin de Haan out 6 months

Islanders prospect Calvin de Haan suffered shoulder injury on Sunday in Oshawa. He will have surgery and will miss the next six months...tough break for the kid.

Quick Souray update

I have heard/read rumors that Souray will end up in Washington. I  doubt that will happen as he wants to stay in the West and location is a big thing for him and his family but it is possible.

Fantasy team of the week 

W - Daniel Sedin (2G, 5A, 7P, 10 shots) (Canucks)

C  - Tim Connolly (2G, 6A, 8P, 11 shots) (Sabres)

W - Jason Pominville (3G, 5A, 8P, 15 shots) (Sabres)

D  - Rob Blake (2G, 3A, 5P, 8 shots) (Sharks)

D  - Dan Boyle (1G, 4A, 5P, 4 shots) (Sharks)

G  - Craig Anderson (3W, 1GA, 80 SV, 2 SO) (Avalanche)

Bruins may be closing in on a trade

According to Jimmy Murphy of the Bruins may be close to a trade, he stated not to expect Kovalchuk or Phaneuf but a trade for a player of less value like Ray Whitney or Matt Cullen.

That is all for now all comments are welcome!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Playoff Picks (Conference Finals)

Well. That last round made me look pretty dumb. All in all, there was some real good series played that last round. Wash/Pitts was awesome. Ducks/Wings also freaking great. And Bos/Car was intense right up till the last minute. Chicago beating the crap out of the Nucks was one of my favs. Wow! What a round indeed.

Well here is my picks for this round.

Chicago wins in 6
Pittsburgh wins in 6

There you have it folks. The winning picks

*Not for betting use. You may lose your money with these picks. I have.*

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Playoff Picks (2nd Round)

Well folks. I did ok with my picks in the 1st round. The only series I was completely correct on was the Hawks/fLames. Either I'm good a guessing or really lucky but the only series I was completely wrong on was the Ducks/Sharks. So much for my pick of SJ in the finals.

According to the pool that I am in, I managed 8 points out of a possible 16. I need to get the amount of games right. On to round two...


Chicago beats Vancouver in 6

Anaheim beats Detroit in 6


Boston beats Carolina in 6

Washington beats Pittsburgh in 6


*fingers crossed*

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hold the Press!!! **BREAKING NEWS** Cole traded

The Edmonton Oilers have dealt Erik Cole to the Carolina Hurricanes for (F) Patrick O'Sullivan (originally from the LA Kings) *Justin Williams was traded to LA Kings for O'Sullivan*
So Williams for O'Sullivan. Then O'Sullivan for Cole. Make sense?
More on the details later.

Good luck Erik. We will miss you here in Oil Country.
EDIT: I was late getting home to make the changes but here they go. The Oilers also was given a 2nd round pick from Carolina. The Oilers traded that to Buffalo for Ales Kotalik. Good deals today for the Oilers. I am however, still a little pissed that the Oilers trade another guy away that actually wants to be here. Go Figure?

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