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Friday, November 11, 2011

Game Day "Red Wings"

I see a storm a brewing tonight! While this team may not be in the same class as the former 'Mighty Oil Machine' of the 80's, this team has a cast of player's who hate to lose just the same. Enter Anton Lander, Taylor Hall, Jordon Eberle. Ryan Smyth, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Magnus Paajarvi, Ladislav Smid and Andy Sutton.

Now of course, I have not heard the line up for tonight's game as of this posted blog, however after a humiliating loss that was suffered at the hands of the Big bad Bruins, I would expect that locker room to be spitting out the hate for the fear of losing. Let's hope that sweet smell of success they have experienced early makes them only more hungry.  What really makes a good team great, is when they will take no excuses for losing but don't just say it, they go out and turn it around. That was what we saw from the early 80's Oiler team that eventually made them so great.

I could go on and tell you some of the area's of the Oilers game that really bothered me last night, but let's face it, they already know it. Let's hope the Coach definitely knows it and just move on. Maybe at a time the team is winning again, I will bring it up and discuss it in a post. (of course some of you will not like that and want me to lay off the guys cause they are winning..lol)

Paajarvi needs to be back in this game as does Sutton. Not sure how you want to line it up, but I do agree with many others out there suggesting Barker and Eager need to be the ones sitting.

Let's get this game ON!

My predictions for tonight's game in Detroit
Gametime 5:30pm CHED630am/Sportsnet-Edm

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

1.  Hemsky still put up points despite his rather poor decision making last night but against Detroit this should be a team he continues to rack up the points against, it's suited for his game. Hemsky with another point tonight.
2. After a tough loss to the Bruins I see the Oilers leaving Detroit with 2 points in the standings.
3. Belanger continues to stay above the 52% FO% this night. He will be in tougher against a real good FO team in Detroit.
4. The Oilers seem to lack discipline , so why change that against a even smarter veteran team in Detroit. The Oilers will be in the sin bin for 4 or more Penalties this game..
5. Last game surprised me that the Oilers allowed so many goals against but with Khabby back in net and a sharp lesson learned the Oilers will keep this game to within 3 goals max scored against.

(EV'S PREDICTIONS TO DATE: 30 for 55) (54.5% and counting)
Can you believe it? Another game that Horcoff still struggles in the FO dot? He is 40% only these past 4 games combined. Why? I believe it's the level of competition. Sure he won more early on, but the competition will continue to get stronger as the year moves on. Good news is RNH has done decent these past couple games. If RNH can keep his FO% to min of 40% per game, that will be progress.
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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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