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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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