Monday, November 23, 2009

The First 20 Games - The Ranked List


Ok... so what it's way past the 20 game mark.  We are busy people who didn't have much time to work on stuff this past week.  But have no fear... our Oiler rankings are here. 

Paq Twinn, Graham Martin and myself all composed a list of where we rank each Oiler player.  Here is what we came up with.

SMOKIN' RAY

Ok. Here's my list.

1)Penner
2)Khabibulin
3)Visnovsky
4)Gagner
5)O'Sullivan
6)Smid
7)Hemsky
8)Stortini
9)Souray
10)Comrie
11)Gilbert
12)Horcoff
13)Brule
14)Cogliano
15)Grebeshkov
16)Staios
17)Deslauriers
18)Chorney
19)Potulny
20)Stone
21)Pisani
22)Jacques
23)Reddox
24)Strudwick
25)Nilsson
26)Moreau
27)Peckham
28)Pouliot (injured)

PAQ TWINN

Here's Paq's List.

1)Khabibulin
2)Penner
3)Visnovsky
4)Smid
5)Gagner
6)O'Sullivan
7)Brule
8)Hemsky
9)Souray
10)Cogliano
11)Gilbert
12)Horcoff
13)JDD
14)Chorney
15)Comrie
16)Grebeshkov
17)Stone
18)Staios
19)Potulny
20)Jacques
21)Reddox
22)Pisani
23)Strudwick
24)Peckham
25)Pouliot*
26)Nilsson
27)Moreau


*Even though Pouliot hasn't played he's been better than Nilsson and Moreau.

GRAHAM MARTIN

I am absolutely floored that you have Smid at 6, cause I would have had him at three, and Comrie at 10? I would have had him around 22. And Brule so far down the list. He would definitely be in my top ten.

Here's Graham's list.

1. Penner
2. Khabibulin
3. Smid
4. Visnovsky
5. Gagner
6. Brule
7. O'Sullivan (Once you hit this point, these players have all disappointed me)
8. Hemsky
9. Stortini
10.Cogliano
11. Souray
12. Stone
13. Gilbert
14. Deslauriers
15. Horcoff
16. Chorney
17. Nilsson
18. Reddox
19. Potulny
20. Pisani
21. Jacques
22. Staios
23. Comrie
24. Strudwick
25. Peckham
26. Pouliot(his not being in the lineup helps the oil more than Moreau being in the lineup.)
107. Moreau

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BEERS & JEERS

Here's The Beers & Jeers List

1) Penner
2) Gagner
3) Visnovsky
4) O'Sullivan
5) Smid
6) Khabibulin
7) Stortini
8) Hemsky
9) Brule
10) Souray
11) Cogliano
12) Staios
13) Deslauriers
14) Stone
15) O'Marra *only played one game*
16) Chorney
17) Potulny
18) Reddox
19) Peckham
20) Pisani
21) Jacques
22) Gilbert
23) Horcoff
24) Strudwick
25) Comrie
26) Grebeshkov
27) Nilsson
28) Moreau

Now for the combined list that includes the Beers & Jeers Points list.  So that means that there is 4 lists and only one final list.  Drum roll please...

FINAL TOTALS

1) Dustin Penner - The Best Oiler so far this season.  He's been doing everything well.  Including getting points.
2) Nikolai Khabibulin - Took off where Roli left it.  He's way better than I thought he would be.  Great at rebound control.
3) Lubomir Visnovsky - He's the best guy on the backend.  He does however make at least 1 mistake a game but usually always recovers.  He a crafty guy.
4) Sam Gagner - The little midgit started on the 4th line.  Now he's won the hearts of teenage girls and Smokin' Ray *swoon*.
5) Ladislav Smid - He's our new shutdown guy.  He's mean and aggressive and loves to give a good face wash.  One of the biggest surprises this year so far.
6) Patrick O'Sullivan - Even though he doesn't have a lot of goals, he's making the effort.  He's a good PK'er and fires a ton of shots.
7) Ales Hemsky - He's failed to come out of the blocks hot.  This is a big reason why he's at #7 spot.  But he is improving.
8) Zack Stortini - Huggy bear has been good.  He just needs to play his own game and it's benifiting him big time.
9) Gilbert Brule - He's been a big surprise. He's exceeded everyone's expectations and I for one never thought he was that crusty.  He does a lot of the little things right.  Let's see if he can keep it up.
10) Sheldon Souray - He would have been rated higher but only played 3 games.  He was pretty good in those games though.
11) Andrew Cogliano - He's been good but not great.  At times he disappears and that is his biggest down fall.  He's not consistant.
12) Tom Gilbert - From here on down the players have been not good.  Gilbert has troubles being strong in his own end.  He needs to shoot the puck more.
13) Jeff Deslauriers - He only a couple of games so it's hard to judge him.  He was ok, but not great.
14) Shawn Horcoff - One has to wonder if he can't handle the pressure that comes with that pay cheque.  He's been sub par for most of the 20 games.  He just can't seem to get points.
15) Ryan Stone - He plays with grit and heart and doesn't seem to be afraid to get his nose dirty.  But then he was hurt and that had some effect on his rank position.
16) Taylor Chorney - He was sent down to start the year and was the first call up.  He's impressed a lot of us and shows signs that he can compete in the NHL. 
17) Steve Staios - Steady Steve started out not so good and has been getting better since.  He blocks shots and beats guys up, but seems like he can't stay up with the play.  Is age a factor?  I'd say so.
18) Denis Grebeshkov - He's the biggest dissappointment this year on the back end.  He's sketchy and it freaks people out when he handles it in the Oilers zone.  After a good start, he's not so good by the 20 games mark.
19) Mike Comrie - Was his pre-season show with 4 points and a fight all just a show?  I'm thinking so.  He has no stamina and can't compete well in the last half of a game.  He's not been very good at all. He's fooled me into believing in good stories.
20) Ryan Potulny - He's been fairly good.  Well, average is probably better to say.  He's not an impact player in the NHL and I don't think we think that either.
21) Liam Reddox - The red headed kid has been about the same as Potulny. Not bad for a call up. 
22) Fernando Pisani - It turns out that Pisani has been troubled by his Colitus a lot so far this year.  It's too bad because I like him, but maybe his time is up with this squad.
23) JF Jacques - He started out all balls out.  Then he kind of faded.  Then he was knocked silly.  He just needs to play his style and he will be a good grit guy.
24) Theo Peckham - He didn't look anything like he did last year.  Mind you, we only seen him in limited action.
25) Jason Strudwick - I'm not sure he's even qualified to be a 7th guy.  He's slow and ackward on skates.  Funny guy... but bad at hockey.
26) Robert Nilsson - Wow this guy is so bad he's not worth even saying anything. Trade or release him.
27) Marc Pouliot - He's been injured and has not played.  But he's still better than Moreau.
28) Ethan Moreau - The team leader in Bad Timing Penalties and doesn't seem to be slowing down at all.  He's been the worst Oiler by a long shot this year.  If Quinn won't take away his "C" then Tambo better trade him.  He sucks.

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