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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Game Day "Senators"

I fully expect my self appointed '106' Line of Hall, Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle to come out tonight, with all guns blazing. Renney will be line matching again tonight being at home and these young guns will have prime opportunities to put some points up on the board.

As mentioned in my post last night , I will be watching closely on RNH and his zone faceoffs as well as his % when on the PP. Hoping maybe Renney looks somewhat into the stats and demises it may be time to remove Horcoff off the 1st unit PP.

Potter has somewhat come down to earth the last few games, or was that more so the fact he was playing the NHL elite? Maybe a bit of both. Either way, I expect to see a revitalized Potter out there with the rest of the defence core, manning the blueline like champs once again.

Hoping Devan can regain that early season form as I am sure he will be getting the start tonight. I say, if Dubynk comes away with a win, then they need to ride him out the next game as well. For myself, I would ride the hot goaltender and should he struggle some, switch it up the next game. Your not going to destroy either goalies ego or confidence by doing so

Let's get ready to Rumble!!!!!!!

My predictions for tonight's game at Rexall Place
Gametime 7:30pm CHED630am/Sportsnet-Edm
REV'S Edmonton Oiler
Gameday Predictions Nov 17th/11

1. I am sure Renney has been working on the defensive lapses that seemed to take place in the last few games so I fully expect a much better defensive effort between the defence and the Goaltender. 3 Goal maximum will be all the chances the Oilers will give to the Senators.
2. The Oilers have a perfect chance to get back onto their winning way. The Sens leak chances, the Oil have done well at home with line matching. Oilers pick up the win tonight.
3. Hall has been fighting it, but this is a home game and against a team that does allow goals more often then not. Hall will be on the score sheet once again tonight.
4. RNH fared well in facing tougher FO competition on the road, so with last stick in the dot, here is hoping he is able to continue the growing curve. Prediction is for RNH to finish the night 40% or better in his limited opportunities.
5. How long can you keep Mr. Smyth off the score sheet? I say, he gets another point up on the ol' stat sheet again tonight.
(EV'S PREDICTIONS TO DATE: 35 for 65) (53.8% and counting)
Well, last game I really thought Paajarvi would get more then 10 minutes ice time. Finding that the game was a poor defensive showing by the Oilers Paajarvi at least was not leaking chances. He deserved more time to me. Horcoff continues to be a disappointment to me in the FO circle.
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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