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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Game Day "Bruins"

Playing on this road trip has been a real test for our young guns and their '106' line. Not to be forgotten however is, their being paired against the top checkers from the other team as well as the top two d-men mean the veteran line has a greater chance to get on the scoreboard. I like this idea actually. Sure I wish we could see more scoring. Let's look at this idea. Home, you match your Veterans up against the top lines by line matching. '106' line gets easy minutes to find the back of the net. On the road, the role reverses for the team and the Veterans provide the chunk of the offence. It also gives these young guys some learning experience while on the road on how tough this league really is.

I know some are still doubting this team, but c'mon, this team will NOW contend for a playoff spot. That is providing we don't suffer any injury news to significant players. It's not a fluke and while they are riding a high, they have yet to click offensively. Just think what happens once they come into their own and really take over games. I expect by the 30 game mark we will have the best idea of what we will be seeing come year end hockey.

In the meantime, another game that should be a fun one to watch. Looking for more shots on goal tonight.

My predictions for tonight's game in Boston
Gametime 5:00pm CHED630am/Sportsnet-Edm

REV'S Edmonton Oiler
Gameday Predictions Nov 10th/11

1.  Hall has been pressing like crazy and Boston seems to me to be the kind of team to get him out of his funk. Hall will pick up a point or more tonight.
2.Going to be a hard fought game but the goal differential will be no more then 2 goals for the winner.
3. Belanger will come through with a 52% or better in the FO% but not so sure I can say that for the others
4. If the Oilers thought Montreal played physical, wait til tonights game is over. They will be sore. Boston likes to hit. Being the Oil are the faster team we should see them on the power play at least three times tonight. I see them hitting the scoreboard on the PP again.
5. The Oilers will keep this game to within 3 goals max scored against

Another game the other night where the Oilers Horcoff still struggles in the FO dot. Find it hard how people can say he is good in the dot. He wins sure, but to my eye, it seems to be against soft players themselves when it comes to faceoffs. Horcoff was all that stood in my way from a good prediction game (54% and counting)

As the great Ed Whalen used to say "In the meantime and in between time, that's it, for another edition of...REV'S PREDICTION" (bolded words are not Whalen's words)

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