Saturday, June 10, 2006

 

Stanley Cup Finals -- Game 3






Preview

The Oil haven't lost a Game 3 yet this playoff season, and I can't see it happening tonight. If Mac-T has shown anything this post-season, it's that he is able to make adjustments when things go south. This, along with the two days off, gives me great confidence in the Oilers tonight.

It sounds like Peca will be taking Torres' place on the second pp unit, and Tarnstrom will draw in for Bergy, which sounds about right to me. Also, he has Juho and Olli working with a very calm Jussi. I imagine there will also be something done about the D-corpse's reckless pinching and generally skating around like headeless chickens, and I sure hope there is something done to generate more shots -- any shots. I still believe that Ward has very poor rebound control and that we just need to park Smytty in front of the net and fire pucks.

Much has been made about how a few guys have disappeared. One guy that I'm not worried about is Horcoff. He has had his chances, and they just haven't gone in (call it the Dvorak syndrome if you will -- only temporary). I think the dam bursts for him tonight.

mike w is also going to be back in town to whisper sweet nothings into Cam Ward's ears.

Overall, I'm psyched for this game -- the crowd will bring it all home.

Tonight's Prediction: 4-3 Oil in OT (Horc with a pair, Smyth with a pair).



Go Oil!

Comments:

What's that - 15 times in a row - after careful and balanced consideration of all the relevant factors - you've picked the Oilers to win. Sure, whatever gets you thru the night pal ...
 


Ok, lame anonymous man, how about this:

Carolina 37
Edmonton 0

Does that make you happy inside, special pal?

Anyway, if I see Staios make a dumb pinch within two minutes I'll eat my puckhat. I hope it doesn't come to this. And I suppose having Bergeron sit out isn't a bad idea, although so far I haven't seen much to like with Tarnstrom.
 


Anything to break Bergie's lightning rod of bad karma. The guy has been hexed for the 1st 2 games.
jeebus this is AB board so we are allowed to make predictions based on home teams. Da Oil
 


What's that - 15 times in a row - after careful and balanced consideration of all the relevant factors - you've picked the Oilers to win. Sure, whatever gets you thru the night pal ...

Damn, I've finally been busted as a partisan Oilers fan and not the impartial NHL observer I was trying to portray.

Yeah, Tarnstrom has been frightening in the d-zone; but as swabbubba says, Bergy is just lacking mojo right now. I'd have preferred Ullie, but it is clear that ain't gonna happen.
 


Wait a second, this is an Oilers' blog?

All this time I thought we were discussing Moscow Dynamo.

Feel bad for the Black Cat but I'd think his confidence would be gone by now - everytime he steps on the ice something bad happens.

This is the series tonight. (first of a two part series at least).
 


Hmm maybe Tarnstrom can finally show some of his offensive talent that he had in Pittsburgh. I guess he played against Carolina a few times too. Bergy is totally hexed. I would like to see Harvey or Peterson draw in for GG or Rem(he hasn't scored a goal in the playoffs) but I doubt it. Do or die tonight for sure. I think we'll see a much beter team, a desperate team that will play smart and hard.

Also note that it was May10th(my birthday) that we won gm3 and eventually the series vs SJ and 7 in a row. Today is June10th...

Prediction: 3-2 Hemsky in double OT

GOILERS!!!
 


If only the Oilers had won game 2, we would have been guaranteed a major media outlet with the headline, "Not Rolo-ing over!" Maybe there's still hope for it if the Oilers win tonight.
 


Gawd our powerplay is brutal. if the Oilers lose this series, Craig Simpson should be sheared.
 


Ok, lame anonymous man, how about this:

Carolina 37
Edmonton 0

Does that make you happy inside, special pal?


I'm rollin' - that was hilarious!
 


Ouch, that non-goal by Moreau was brutal. If the Oilers lose this game by a single goal I'm going to pissed for a long time.
 


achtungbaby - your eye frightens me - do not get angry

2-1 win.

Back in it.
 


"Horc with a pair, Smyth with a pair."

Not bad... Even had 'em in the right order.
 


Yes nice prediction Sacomano... i called hemsky in OT nice he set up that 2nd goal. Nice to see us a get a bounce tonight. Now we gotta approach gm2 even more hungry than in this win. Look whose back it's the MOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEE!!!

GOILERS!!!
 

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