Saturday, October 30, 2010

Up A River Tweetcast: OKC Barons v. Peoria Rivermen




Barons Game Day Information Center
* Barons won in a shootout 5-4 in Grand Rapids last night.
* Barons have killed 40 of 44 penalties over 11 games.
* Alex Giroux is 7th in the league in scoring with 6 goals, 6 assists, and 12 pts.
* Tonight's Officials are Referee Ghislain Hebert and Linesmen Mike Hamilton & Scott Bokal

Listen to the Live Broadcast here!

Barons Game Day Media Kit in pdf form
Barons Roster in pdf form

Barons Game 12 Preview; Rolling Down the River

Away: Oklahoma City Barons (6-4-1); Last game: 5-4 SO Win vs. Grand Rapids
Home: Peoria Rivermen (7-3-0); Last game: 3-0 Loss vs. Texas

Quick News and Notes
-This is the first of eight meetings between the two teams this season.
-This is the final game of the Barons 5-game road trip. The Barons are 3-1 on the road trip.
-Moran, Reddox, Hartikainen, and Kytnar had the goals in yesterday's game.
-Yesterday's goal was Kytnar's first professional goal.
-Belle and Petry were both a -3 yesterday.
-Reddox has joined Moran on the positive side of +/-, Reddox with a +1 and Moran with a +3. Petry and Vande Velde both dropped to a -9.
-Giroux continues to lead the team in points with 12. Belle continues to be tied at 1st in point among defensemen with 10.
-The Barons are 12 for 71 on the PP(16.9%), and 49 for 52 on the PK(94.2%).
-The Rivermen are 9 for 41 on the PP(20.5%), and 50 for 59 on the PK(84.7%)

Players to watch
OKC: Reddox and Omark continue their scoring ways. If Coach Nelson puts Hartikainen back on the line, it's worth it to pay attention.
PEO: Graham Mink(21) leads the Rivermen in scoring with 12(4G,8A). Mink is who beat out Moran for AHL Player of the Week in the week that Moran scored the come from behind hat trick. Nicholas Drazenovic(10) and T.J. Hensick(4) are next with 9 points a piece.

The Rivermen are in a bit of a slide. after winning 7 straight, they've dropped their last two. The Rivermen haven't played since Tuesday, while the Barons played twice in that span, so they're going to have the fresher legs. Hopefully with Kytnar scoring last night, it will help open up the scoring among the bottom 6 forwards. The puck drop is at 7:05 CDT/6:05 MDT. The game will be broadcast on 96.1 KXY. As always, you can follow myself(@AHLBarons) and Scott(@OilFieldHockey) as we tweet during the game.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

Friday, October 29, 2010

Oilers Shoot Down Blackhawks 7-4 / A Game Recap


BEERS & JEERS GAME RECAP

Welcome to another fine Edmonton Oilers Beers & Jeers Game Recap.

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FINAL SCORE

EDMONTON OILERS - 7

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS - 4

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TONIGHT'S STARTING LINES

Paajarvi/Gagner/Hemsky
Hall/Horcoff/Eberle
Penner/Cogliano/Brule
Jones/Fraser/Stortini

Whitney/Gilbert
Smid/Strudwick
Peckham/Foster

Khabibulin

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS



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BEERS & JEERS PLAYER GRADES


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 - (7) Hall scores his second ever NHL goal and picks up an assist. Kind of like last night's game, another 2 points. He played with some great confidence and he earned his 17:02 of ice time. He had 2 shots, a hit and a takeaway. He did more than the stats suggest.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (6) I liked Smid. He played a ton (22:27) and never really looked out of it. He was on the ice for the Dowell goal but that was all Strudwick. He had 2 hits and 2 blocked shots.

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (6) He was pretty decent. Why? Like I said yesterday, maybe he needed less time on the ice? He played 6 minutes less (22:54) and looked better. Let's hope Renney continues this. Whitney had 1 assist, was +2,

#10 SHAWN HORCOFF - (8) BEERS Horcoff picks up another 2 assists and seems to be on fire playing with the kids. I mean really, how hard is it? Skate, get puck, pass to Eberle or Hall, notch assist. He was 10/7 fro 59% on faceoffs. That helped the Oilers be better. He needs to stay above 50%.

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (7) It seems like the line change has helped Cogs. He scores his first of the year from Brule and Foster. He didn't make any glaring mistakes and was great on faceoffs. 5/2 for 71%. He had 2 shots, 2 hits, 1 takeaway and 2 blocked shots. All this in 14:55 of ice time.

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (8) BEERS Solid game again. How does he do it? He scores and picks up an assist in 19:46. He had 3 shots on goal and a team high, 3 takeaways. Did I mention his goal was another sweet one?

#16 COLIN FRASER - (6) Much better game for Fraser. Renney finally went for it with the 4th line and it paid off. They didn't get scored on. 2 hits and 2 shots in 9:11 of ice time.

#22 JF JACQUES - (0) DNP (Injured)

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (6) He played his first game since the groin injury. He had 2 assists and was +3. He took 2 shots and played a rounded game. His injury looked ok but his playing time was limited. He only skated 14:19, so to rack up those kind of stats, he had a pretty good game.

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (5) He had chemistry with Brule and Cogliano. While he did play OK in front of the net, he didn't really make much of an impact on this game. He was +1 in 13:36 of ice time.

#28 RYAN JONES - (6) He scored his 2nd of the year. He had a big shot block (2 in total) that stung him and he didn't get scored on. While his overall game was worth a 5, his goal IMO bumped him to a 6.

#33 STEVE MACINTYRE - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#35 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN - (4) JEERS He was average or slightly below. He let in 4 goals and that stinks. He had 2 of the Oilers 6 giveaways and he made me grouchy. One minute he's a freaking all star, the next he's a bum off the street wearing goalie gear. No consistency. He can make a big save, but the little ones sneak in. Not all the goals were his fault though, but he didn't help out much. Lucky the team playing in front of him scored a bunch.

#38 JEFF DESLAURIERS - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#40 DEVAN DUBNYK - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#43 JASON STRUDWICK - (3)  JEERS He was, in my books, expected to be not great anyways. But explain how he's the only Oiler -1? He played 20:17 and had a funny play where he was playing the puck and he stepped on the puck. While falling down, Dowell snags it and scored (not so funny part). Why do we have to have him in the lineup? Oh right... him or Vandermeer. Oy!

#46 ZACK STORTINI - (6) He was good. Not bad for a guy who hasn't played in a while. His line didn't get beat and he had 2 hits and was +1 in 7:32. Glad to see him play again.

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (5) He could have been better, but with a win, it's hard to bitch. He finished +2 and played 18:57. He had no shots and only had 1 hit. But I suppose when your winning, no need to push the envelope.

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (6) Brule had a team high 5 hits but also had a team high, 2 penalties. Both were not great plays by Brule. He had an assist on the Cogliano goal. If he wants more ice time, he needs to shoot more. Hitting is good, but shooting gets you out there.

#77 TOM GILBERT - (6) Not noticed much other than right off the hop. He blocked shots tonight like he always does and had 3. He finished +3 and was on the ice for 21:06. He could shoot more.

#83 ALES HEMSKY - (8) BEERS He was the worst on the team with 3 giveaways. That's the bad. The good? He had a goal and an assist while finishing +2. He had 3 blocked shots and 2 shots. He created lots of chances and really made the Hawks pay attention.

#89 SAM GAGNER - (7) He scores his first 2 goals of the year. 1 for real and 1 in an empty net. I liked the 1st line and I thought Gags was a big part of it. 2 takeaways and 2 shots in 16:13. His faceoffs still stunk at 38%. I don't know how he's going to fix that?

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (7) He knows how to pass that puck. He's not afraid to hold it either. His poise is evident when playing with Hemsky and Gagner. It's fun to watch him play. He had 2 assists and was +3 in 16:10 of ice time. He didn't register a shot and I hope that's not a common sight. Good overall game for Paajarvi.

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EVENT SUMMARY

GAME SUMMARY

FACEOFF REPORT

SHOT REPORT

mc79hockey Scoring Chances

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BAD TIMING PENALTY (what is a Bad Timing Penalty?)

None -

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Double Dip / Oilers vs Blackhawks and OKC Barons vs Griffins


Welcome to the LIVE TweetCast of the Edmonton Oilers vs the Chicago Blackhawks.

This LIVE TweetCast is brought to you br OilersJambalaya.com and OilFieldHockey.com.

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OKC Barons vs Grand Rapids Griffins
5:00pm MDT Start

GAME STATS

Listen to game HERE!

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TONIGHTS OILERS LINES

Hall/Gagner/Hemsky
Paajarvi/Horcoff/Eberle
Penner/Cogliano/Brule
Jones/Fraser/Stortini

Whitney/Gilbert
Smid/Strudwick
Peckham/Vandermeer

Khabibulin

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Edmonton Oilers (2-4-2) at Chicago Blackhawks (6-4-1)
6:30pm MDT Start

Barons Game 11 Preview; Winging It

Away: Oklahoma City Barons (5-4-1); Last game: 4-1 Win vs. Chicago
Home: Grand Rapids Griffins (4-2-1); Last game: 6-3 Win vs. Toronto

Quick News and Notes
(Real quick, I mentioned on my Twitter after the last game that I thought Giroux had 14 points and led the league. I didn't realize that the AHL site updated points stats live, so I apologize for that)
-This is the first of four meetings between the two teams.
-This is the fourth game of a five game road trip for the Barons.-The Barons are 2-1 on the road trip so far.-Giroux had two goals last game, McDonald had a goal off of a rebound from an Omark shot, and Reddox had an empty netter at the end of the game.
-Moran continues to be the only player on the positive side of +/- with a +3. Vande Velde has team low of -8.
-Reddox is 1st in the league in shots with 51. Giroux is 5th with 40.
-The Barons are 10 for 63 on the PP(15.9%), and lead the league on the PK with 47 for 50(94.0%)
-The Griffins are tied for 1st in the league on the PP with 9 for 31(29.0%), and are 38 for 41 on the PK(92.7%).

Players to watch
OKC: Giroux is starting to get into his scoring stride. He pulled out some great moves in the last game. Omark and Reddox are always a pair to watch.
GRG: Jan Mursak(13) and Ilari Flippula(15) each lead the team with 7 points.

After what was probably the Barons best game so far this season on Wednesday, they look to continue that against the Griffins tonight. The league's best PP vs. the league's best PK. Should be a good game if the Barons decide to play like they did on Wednesday again. There never was any word on Petiot's condition after he left the ice during Wednesday's game. Hopefully we can find out something about that today. The puck drop is at 6 CDT/5 MDT. The game will be broadcast on 96.1 KXY. As always, you can follow myself(@AHLBarons) and Scott(@OilFieldHockey) as we tweet during the game.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Empty Arena Sees Hall Score 1st / Oilers lose 3-2 / A Game Recap


BEERS & JEERS GAME RECAP

Welcome to another fine Edmonton Oilers Beers & Jeers Game Recap.

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FINAL SCORE

EDMONTON OILERS - 2

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS - 3  SO

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TONIGHT'S STARTING LINES

Penner/Gagner/Hemsky
Paajarvi/Horcoff/Eberle
Hall/Cogliano/Brule
Jones/Fraser/MacIntyre

Whitney/Gilbert
Smid/Strudwick
Peckham/Vandermeer

Dubnyk

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS



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BEERS & JEERS PLAYER GRADES


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 - (4) His penalty he took was a crap one, but his overall game wasn't so bad. It wasn't good either, but he was not stinking up the joint like we are used to. He played 22:18 and could have hit the Jackets a little more. Just like any other game this year, he was a step behind.

#4 TAYLOR HALL - (8) BEERS Hall scores his first ever NHL goal. It wasn't the Eberle pretty goal, but a tip in is just as good. The monkey is off the back. He also picked up an assist on the Horcoff goal. Hall was moved up to the 1st line near the end of the 2nd period and excelled. I had hoped for him to be removed off the 3rd line and my wishes came to fruition. He only played 13:27 but managed the goal and assist, plus he had 8 shots in total with 4 hitting the net, and he had 2 hits and 2 takeaways. Hall played so well, Sportsnet picked him as 1st star.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (6) Decent game for Smid. He did look slow in the toes. To much pregame meal? He didn't rack up any stats other than a penalty and a hit. He does need to bring the "Spaz" back into his bag of tricks. I miss the Smid Snap Show.

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (4) JEERS He was -2 by the end of the 1st. Not sure what to think about Whitney anymore. Is there an injury that we don't know about? Is there some mental struggles going on? One shift he looks like the 28 minute a night guy. Solid and making smart plays. The next shift he's making basic errors and brutal plays. Is all the ice time catching up with him? Is this where it shows that he's a #2 guy and not the #1 guy the Oilers are making him be? This is a couple games in a row now where he doesn't look like the guy from last year, or even the beginning of this year. Whitney needs some 1 on 1 coaching right now to figure this out.

#10 SHAWN HORCOFF - (7) BEERS Cappy was pretty good tonight. Watching him you can see he's concentrating on his defensive responsibilities more than the offensive. Good for him. I seen him a few times behind the defence on plays coming back to the Oilers zone. But when it's PP time, he can be that guy too. He scored tonight on the power play. He played 24:33, had the PP goal, was +1, had 6 shots and 2 takeaways. On faceoffs he was 12/13 for 48%. If you look at the scoring chances, Horcoff was 7/3. That's damn good! I wonder... how didn't he get considered a star?

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (3) JEERS Another stinker from Cogliano. Lord knows he's trying. He was caught a few times flat footed and looked like a deer in a headlights. He is giving it his all, but when speed is your only weapon, your limited on how effective you can be in a game. And for the 180, 673th time, why is he still a center?

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (7) BEERS Looks like the Oilers have themselves the future leader of penalty killers. He's awesome at it now, wait 5 years. He picked up an assist on the Horcoff PP goal and was +1 by nights end (he was on for the Hall goal too). He's a very gifted player. It looks like that extra year in juniors paid off. He's into game 8 of his career and he plays like a vet. Very impressive!

#16 COLIN FRASER - (4) I feel bad for Fraser. I think he's better than how he's being treated. Maybe he should get a crack at being the 3rd line center?

#22 JF JACQUES - (0) DNP (Injured)

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (0) DNP (Injured)

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (5) He was a 50/50 guy for me tonight. Half of me liked him when he was playing hard and crashing the net. My other half though he was lazy and a floater. He had 3 shots and was really good at the scoring chance percentage but, I feel like he needs to up his game. Big time. Tonight wasn't good enough.

#28 RYAN JONES - (4) Somewhere on a stinky bus in the US, Liam Reddox is wondering why Jones isn't on that stinky bus. He played 5:18 and had 3 hits.

#33 STEVE MACINTYRE - (4) His ice time improved this game. He even scored a non goal.  The whistle blew and it shouldn't have and he scored. Too bad, that would have been great. On a side note: I don't know why Stortini didn't play instead. Did he piss off Renney at some point?

#35 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#38 JEFF DESLAURIERS - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#40 DEVAN DUBNYK - (8) BEERS For his first game action of the year, he was great. He made some big saves and the one goal was impossible to stop. So we can really only fault one goal to Dubnyk even though that's even questionable. It's too bad he sucked in the shootout because I thought he was going to pull off the win. He faced 41 shots, not including the 2 in the shootout. I couldn't decide if he was a 7 or an 8. So I went with 8. He deserves it. No?

#43 JASON STRUDWICK - (6)  He was OK. He played a simple yet, somewhat effective game. He made a few errors but nothing that cost the team. He had 2 hits. What else can I say?

#46 ZACK STORTINI - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (6) He had some good crashes and bangs. Not sure how he only was credited with only 2 hits. He had more than that on one shift on a PK. He was almost crossing the line a few times. Peckham is growing into a good physical hockey player. He can actually pass the puck as well. That's not a bonus, but a requirement.

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (4) JEERS Brule had a few good chances and I was thinking he was going to score a goal tonight. He didn't (he did ring it off the post in the shootout). He had fire in his eyes for the first half of the game, but it seems like he can't do any good playing with Cogliano. He needs a partner change and I think he will pull out of this. He's a good player, just not with Cogs.

#77 TOM GILBERT - (6) Arguably the best Oilers defenceman tonight. That's not saying much for this crew either. He was even in chances for and against and never really produced any significant stat. But he played his normal game. Gilbert was Gilbert.

#83 ALES HEMSKY - (7) He was good. He made a real nice pass to Peckham for the Hall goal. I have been harsh on Hemsky lately. I just expect way more out of him. He did out chance the Blue Jackets often and he led the team in that department. He can create magic. I just wish we could see more of it. He did block 2 shots and the one hurt him. He sucked it up and stayed out till the shift was over. He even managed to break up a pass right after that shot block. Things are looking better for Ales.

#89 SAM GAGNER - (6) He was OK. He was killed on faceoffs again. He was 6/14 for 30%. Worst on the team. If he wants to stay as the #1 center, that needs some massive improvement. I did like the way he moved the puck. He didn't hold it long before passing to someone open. He created some good chances and I like him with Hemsky. Adding Hall helped.

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (6) A quiet game for Paajarvi. He did well, but could only do so much in the 12:50 of ice time. He took 4 shots with 3 making it to the goalie. Not much to say about him other than he's a good player. Give him more time and he will be one of the best Oilers.

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EVENT SUMMARY

GAME SUMMARY

FACEOFF REPORT

SHOT REPORT

SHOOTOUT SUMMARY

mc79hockey Scoring Chances

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BAD TIMING PENALTY (what is a Bad Timing Penalty?)

None - I know, I'm a little shocked too.

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GAME #8 Oilers vs Blue Jackets LIVE TweetCast


Welcome to the LIVE TweetCast of the Edmonton Oilers vs the Columbus Blue Jackets.

This LIVE TweetCast is brought to you br OilersJambalaya.com and OilFieldHockey.com.

TONIGHTS OILERS LINES

Penner/Gagner/Hemsky
Paajarvi/Horcoff/Eberle
Hall/Cogliano/Brule
Jones/Fraser/MacIntyre

Whitney/Gilbert
Smid/Peckham
Strudwick/Vandermeer

Dubnyk

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Edmonton Oilers (2-4-1) at Columbus Blue Jackets (5-3-0)

OKC Barons vs Chicago Wolves Video Highlights

OKC Barons beat the Chicago Wolves 4-1. Here are the video highlights.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

On The Road Again Tweetcast: Barons v. Wolves




Barons Game Day Information Center
  • * Barons won 4-3 in Hamilton with the OT game winner from Alex Giroux
  • * Atlanta Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec has been sent to the Wolves for a reconditioning assignment.
  • * Tonight's Officials are Referee Marcus Vinnerborg and Linesmen Mike Hamilton & Al Stensland.

    Listen to the Live Broadcast here!

    Barons Game Day Media Kit in pdf form
    Barons Roster in pdf form

Barons Game 10 Preview; The Wolves Den

Away: Oklahoma City Barons (4-4-1); Last game: 3-2 OT Win vs. Hamilton
Home: Chicago Wolves (4-2-1); Last game: 4-3 Win vs. Milwaukee

Quick News and Notes
-This is the second of eight meetings between the two teams.
-The Wolves won the first meeting 2-1 in Oklahoma City.
-This is the third game of a 5-game road trip for the Barons.
-Petry, McDonald, and Giroux were the goal scorers in the Barons last game.
-The Barons PK streak ended at 35 when Brendon Nash of Hamilton scored on a PP.
-Brad Moran is the only Barons player with a postive +/- rating with a +2.
-Shawn Belle is tied for 11th in the league and is 2nd among defensemen in points with 9(1G,8A).
-Alex Plante is tied for 2nd in the league with 4 major penalties.
-The Barons have been outscored 3-9 in the 1st Period this season, and have outscored their opponents 11-9 and 9-7 in the 2nd and 3rd Periods respectively.
-The Barons have been outshot 84-86 in the 1st, and have outshot their opponents 95-93 and 88-80 in the 2nd and 3rd Periods respectively.
-The Barons are 8 for 58 on the PP(13.8%), and 43 for 46 on the PK(93.5%).
-The Wolves are 7 for 29 on the PP(24.1%) and 26 for 33 on the PK(78.8%).

Players to watch
OKC: If Pitton starts in goal, we'll have to see how he bounces back from his loss. Both Reddox's and Omark's point streaks ended after being blanked vs. Hamilton. Hopefully they can get another one going tonight. Hartikainen was the lone Baron that scored when they last played Chicago.
CHI: Darren Haydar(20) and Jason Krog(10) lead the team with 7 points a piece. Haydar and Riley Holzapfel(9) are the two Wolves who scored when they last played the Barons.

Coming off the OT win in the CBC broadcast game vs. Hamilton, the Barons look to build on it after actually being able to get some good rest. With the last game being broadcast on television, it gave everyone else a chance to see what we in OKC have been complaining about since the season started, the team just can't catch any breaks. Hopefully the team can step up the PP and the team can get some pucks in the net. Puck drop is at 7 CT/6 MT. The game will be broadcast on 96.1 KXY As always, you can follow myself(@AHLBarons) and Scott(@OilFieldHockey) as we tweet during the game.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oilers Too Little, Too Late / Lose 5-4 in OT / A Game Recap


BEERS & JEERS GAME RECAP

Welcome to another fine Edmonton Oilers Beers & Jeers Game Recap.

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FINAL SCORE

EDMONTON OILERS - 4

CALGARY FLAMES - 5  SO

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TONIGHT'S STARTING LINES

Penner/Gagner/Hemsky
Paajarvi/Horcoff/Eberle
Hall/Cogliano/Brule
Jones/Fraser/MacIntyre

Whitney/Gilbert
Smid/Strudwick
Peckham/Foster

Khabibulin

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS



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BEERS & JEERS PLAYER GRADES


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 - (5) Hall like the rest of the Oilers didn't show up at the start. He was hit a few times and seemed to bounce back. That's a good sign. He had 18:56 of ice time and was -1.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (6) Better game for Smid. He played a little more nasty than normal. He was +1 and blocked a team high, 5 blocked shots. Smid wasn't on for any of the special teams goals. He played well.

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (4) JEERS Leads the team in ice time, again. 28:10. He sucked big time in the first half of this game. Sucked bad. He might have had 2 assists, but his 4 giveaways out weigh that. That's four that counted. I seen way more than that. Interesting note; he was on the ice for 7 out of the 8 goals scored tonight. Kind of good, kind of bad. He was going to get a score of 3, but the 2 assists bumped it up to a 4.

#10 SHAWN HORCOFF - (5) Horcoff went 14/11 for 56% on faceoffs tonight. That was the best on the team. But the important ones were late in the game and it was in the Oilers zone. Flames could have had a great chance, but Horcs won the draw. I said before the 3rd started that this was going to be his 1st test as a captain. Could he rally the troops? I think he did his job.

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (5) He probably played his best game of the year. He had an assist and played 16:16. He even seen some overtime ice time. He was OK tonight. He took 4 shots and went 4/5 for 44% on faceoffs. Much improved game.

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (7) BEERS Another good game from the rookie. He scored early in the 3rd to get it all going and was +1 by games end. I love Eberle! He's so smart with the puck it's ridiculous. You can't teach that. That's a gift. He had 4 shots and yet I feel like he didn't shoot enough. He gets chances, he just needs to try it more.

#16 COLIN FRASER - (3) He played minimal once again. In his 2:43, he managed to drop his gloves and stick up for Hall after he was nailed and he racked up 17 penalty minutes (instigator, fighting, misconduct). On a side note; Congrats to him on the birth of his baby!!!

#22 JF JACQUES - (0) DNP (Injured)

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (5) He was playing well before he hurt his groin. Ouch! He finally scored his first goal. Then the injury. I'd say a 5 is fair for his 11:16 of ice time.

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (4) JEERS For a big guy, he sucked. The first half of the game he skated around like it was public skating. Geez he pisses me off. He can dominate a game, if he wants to. Tonight he didn't want to. Gagner in a way, made him play better in the 3rd. He did block a shot when it mattered the most, but he needed that effort all game. For some reason Renney put him out for the shootout. Not sure why.

#28 RYAN JONES - (3) 3:30 of ice time. Not much to write about.

#33 STEVE MACINTYRE - (3) 1:49 of ice time. He did nothing much like Jones.

#35 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN - (4) JEERS He sucked bad in the first half. Bad. He was off his game. Sure he faced a lot of shots, but the goals he did let in were soft. He needs to be sat for a game of two. He can't play every game.

#38 JEFF DESLAURIERS - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#40 DEVAN DUBNYK - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#43 JASON STRUDWICK - (5)  He was decent. He had a fight with Jackman that he started and kind of was beat. He took some hard punches to the head. He played 19:24 and while he still sucked, he wasn't that bad. He even saw some overtime time.

#46 ZACK STORTINI - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (6) He was not bad in a game full of bad. Made some good hits and picked up an assist. *gasp* He's caught up to Hall! 21:37 of ice time and he didn't play bad. He had a team high, 5 hits. Good for Theo. Hope the trend continues. Just watch those penalties.

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (5) Brule was banging and crashing. At one point he had Glencross wanting to fight. He did his job and didn't get burned by the Flames. He took 3 shots on goal. His low point, 0/5 for 0% on faceoffs. Ouch!

#77 TOM GILBERT - (5) I don't know how to grade Gilbert. He was on the ice for a lot of goals, but he did play 28:54. His soft play continues to plague him as Gilbert a few times gave the puck away in his own zone. Nice to see him score and he blocked some key shots at key times. I didn't think he was nearly as bad as Whitney was.

#83 ALES HEMSKY - (4) JEERS He did nothing to deserve the A on his jersey. Hemsky needs to be a leader on this team and I'm sure it's not because he's a great talker. He needs to play hard 100% of the time. When the Oilers started sucking and Penner was lollygagging, Hemsky should have been that guy, not Gagner. Hemsky disappointed me tonight. He can do better than that, and we should expect it. Even his shootout goal attempt was lame.

#89 SAM GAGNER - (6) BEERS He gets a 6 based on effort and for the fight. He fought Olli Jokinen and did quite well. His 4th if your counting. I thought Sam played like he was wanting to win this game on his own. He was playing gritty and really stuck out to me as a difference maker. He made a few passes to Penner in the 3rd that really seemed to get him going. He did the same for Hemsky. Watching him tonight is one of the reasons why I said he should be captain.

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (7) BEERS A goal and an assist. Not bad! He was +2 at the end of the night and had 4 shots. In his 17:16 of ice time, he made the most out of it. I like everything about these kids. You can tell he's not scared to play in this league. He seems to get going more when the team struggled. That's a good sign for the future of the Oilers.

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EVENT SUMMARY

GAME SUMMARY

FACEOFF REPORT

SHOT REPORT

SHOOTOUT SUMMARY

mc79hockey Scoring Chances

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BAD TIMING PENALTY (what is a Bad Timing Penalty?)

Theo Peckham - His 3rd period High-Stick penalty was a blatant call. No way the ref missed it. It was a needless penalty and it could have cost the Oilers the game. He needs to be more cafefull with his stick near the end of a game like that. Lesson learned.

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GAME #7 / Oilers vs Flames LIVE TweetCast


Welcome to the LIVE TweetCast of the Edmonton Oilers vs the Calgary Flames. This LIVE TweetCast is brought to you br OilersJambalaya.com, OilFieldHockey.com and FlamesJambalaya.

TONIGHTS OILERS LINES

Penner/Gagner/Hemsky
Paajarvi/Horcoff/Eberle
Hall/Cogliano/Brule
Jones/Fraser/MacIntyre

Whitney/Gilbert
Smid/Strudwick
Peckham/Foster

Khabibulin

TONIGHTS FLAMES LINES

Tanguay - Stajan - Iginla
Hagman - Jokinen - Bourque
Glencross - Backlund - Morrison
Meyer - Conroy - Jackman

Regehr - White
Giordano - Sarich
Bouwmeester - Staios

Kiprusoff

THE SEASON SERIES

This is the third of six meetings between the teams. The Oilers earned a 4-0 victory at Rexall Place in the season opener, but the Flames answered with a 5-3 victory in Calgary nine days later.

OILERS (2-4-0) at FLAMES (5-3-0)

The Oil Terminal Podcast #5




Podcast #5 of "The Oil Terminal" is available for download, or listen from "The Oil Terminal" page located here.
In this podcast, We catch up on several issues, and including the Barons season so far. What the Barons need to improve on home and away. Hopefully you will enjoy this weekly podcast of "The Oil Terminal".

Sunday, October 24, 2010

OKC Barons Win In Overtime 3-2 / A Game Recap With Video Highlights


OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS - 3

HAMILTON BULLDOGS - 2  OT

The Barons defeated the Bulldogs and it wasn't easy. The Barons once again had a terrible first period and they had to rally from there. Alex Giroux scores the overtime winner.

GAME NOTES:

- Shawn Belle can play the game well. His skating and vision is great. He does need to work on his penalty troubles. When he does take a penalty, it's usually not a good one. He had 2 assists and was +2.

- Liam Reddox didn't shoot the puck as much as he has been, but he did have some great chances. He works hard out there and he's making it clear that if the Oilers call up a forward, it's him they choose. He had 4 shots.

- Alex Giroux scored the overtime winner. He had a number of chances today and finally scored. He was +2 and had 4 shots. If this Barons team wants to win, he's going to need to step up and be a top guy.

- Martin Gerber was the first star today. He didn't have to make any huge stops until the midway point of the game. Although the Bulldogs first goal was one he should have stopped. He faced 31 shots in this game.

- Colin McDonald had a good game. He was hit from behind and smacked his head on the glass. Lucky he wasn't hurt. He scored the Barons second goal and finished +1 with 3 shots on goal.

- Jeff Petry was much better this game. He had a goal and an assist with 3 shots. He works well with Belle and they are a force out there. He was also +2 at the end of the game.

- Brad Moran had a quiet first half. He took 3 shots and assisted on the Giroux game winner. He's been on of the better Barons so far this year.

- Linus Omark did squat. Sure he's fancy, but he didn't look like a player who had something to prove. He had 2 shots on goal.

- Alex Plante did what any good teammate would do. When McDonald was nailed into the glass, Plante dropped the gloves and stuck up for his teammate. Good tilt. He was punched pretty good at the start, but managed to get his own in near the end.

- Johan Motin was the only Baron to be -1 at games end.

GOALS
Petry from Belle and Cornet
McDonald from Belle and Petry
Giroux from Moran

OFFICIAL GAME SHEET




-Written by Smokin' Ray-

On CBC at 11:00am MDT / OKC Barons vs Hamilton Bulldogs LIVE TweetCast


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GAME SHEET

Barons Game 9 Preview; The Dog Pound

Away: Oklahoma City Barons (3-4-1); Last game: 5-2 Loss vs. Toronto
Home: Hamilton Bulldogs (2-1-2); Last game: 4-3 SO Loss vs. Manitoba

Quick News and Notes
-This is the first of two meetings between the two teams.
-The Barons will be playing their third game in three days, while the Bulldogs had yesterday off.
-This is the second game of five on the Barons road trip.
-Liam Reddox and Linus Omark scored the two Barons goals yesterday.
-Reddox is riding a 4 game goal scoring streak and a 5 game point scoring streak with 6 points(4G, 2A) in those games.
-Omark is riding a 5 game point scoring streak as well with 7 points(3G, 4A) in those games.
-No one on the Barons has above a 0 rating in +/-. Brad Moran is the only player to have played all 8 games and have a 0 rating.
-The Barons outscored their opponents 15-5 during their win streak. They have been outscored 9-3 in their last two losses.
-The Barons have been outscored 19-6 in their losses.
-The Barons are 8 for 48 on the PP(16.7%), and 36 for 38 on the PK(94.7%).
-The Barons have killed off their last 31 PKs.
-The Bulldogs are 7 for 21 on the PP(33.3%), and 22 for 27 on the PK(81.5%).

Players to watch
OKC: Reddox and Omark have been the only two producing for the Barons. Hartikainen has been trying, but hasn't been able to put any points on the board.
HAM: Defensemen Yannick Weber(7) leads the Bulldogs with 9 points(5G, 4A) in 5 games. Center Ben Maxwell(19) is second with 8 points(3G, 5A).

After having a game on Friday night, leaving at 4 AM yesterday, catching a couple flights, and then getting stuck in traffic in Toronto, you could tell the Barons were tired. Hopefully with a little more rest, the Barons are able to get back in the groove today. The Barons get a couple nights off after today's game before they take on the Wolves on Wednesday. The game will be shown on CBC in Canada and on the NHL Network in the US. Puck drop is at 1PM EDT/Noon CDT. The game will also be broadcast on 96.1 KXY if you're unable to be by a television, or aren't able to get NHL Network or CBC (like me). If you're in the OKC area, there will be a watch party at the Buffalo Wild Wings at I-40 and Sooner Rd, which is where I will be. As always, you can follow myself(@AHLBarons) and Scott(@OilFieldHockey) as we tweet during the game.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Oilers Chomped By Sharks & Lose 6-1 / A Game Recap


BEERS & JEERS GAME RECAP

Welcome to another fine Edmonton Oilers Beers & Jeers Game Recap.

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FINAL SCORE

SAN JOSE SHARKS - 6

EDMONTON OILERS - 1

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TONIGHT'S STARTING LINES

Penner/Gagner/Hemsky
Paajarvi/Horcoff/Eberle
Hall/Cogliano/Brule
Jones/Fraser/Stortini

Whitney/Foster
Smid/Gilbert
Strudwick/Vandermeer

Khabibulin

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS



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BEERS & JEERS PLAYER GRADES


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 - (2) JEERS He was caught on a long shift and was burned on the Sharks 2nd goal. He was also the main culprit on the Sharks 4th goal and his penalty was the cause of the 5th goal. He also had 4 giveaways. Terrible game for Vandermeer.

#4 TAYLOR HALL - (4) Hall did very little but a couple of shots and some blazing rushes. Sure wasn't the same Taylor Hall as last game. One would have to expect that anyways. He finished -1 and only had 2 shots. Curious note, he won his only faceoff.

#5 LADISLAV SMID - (4) Not a good game by any stretch. He had 2 blocked shots and was -1. Smid has been better this year.

#6 RYAN WHITNEY - (5) Like every other Oilers game, he led the team in ice time. He had an assist and actually finished a +1. His passes are very accurate and he sure can play.

#10 SHAWN HORCOFF - (5) Horcoff had an assist on the Eberle goal and had an average game. He was 5/11 for 31% on faceoffs. His wingers need to support him better. He finished -1.

#13 ANDREW COGLIANO - (3) He was hammered pretty hard and we really never noticed him after that. Maybe that hurt him? He had 3 shots and was a terrible 38% on faceoffs.

#14 JORDAN EBERLE - (6) BEERS Another beautiful short handed goal. Other than the goal, he didn't so a whole lot. He did make some nice passes so he wasn't completely useless. He deserves a 5, but that goal was so sweet.

#16 COLIN FRASER - (3) He played minimal and didn't contribute to the game. When he was on the ice, he didn't suck.

#22 JF JACQUES - (0) DNP (Injured)

#26 KURTIS FOSTER - (5) He was one of the better Oilers defencemen. Does that say much? He played 20:13 and he had a team high, 5 shots on net.

#27 DUSTIN PENNER - (3) JEERS For a game that could have used a big guy presence from the Oilers side, Penner was invisible. Did that misconduct last game play a head game with him? It was like he didn't even care to be on the ice. He had 3 shots and finished -1.

#28 RYAN JONES - (3) He had little fpr me to write about. He did not do much.

#33 STEVE MACINTYRE - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#35 NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN - (3) He sucked. How come he didn't get pulled? Why is he playing every game when we have 3 goalies?

#38 JEFF DESLAURIERS - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#40 DEVAN DUBNYK - (0) DNP (Healthy scratch)

#43 JASON STRUDWICK - (2) JEERS Wow! His first game this season and he pulls out a stinker. maybe he's best suited as a coach? He was -2 and combined with Vandermeer, the two worst Oilers tonight.

#46 ZACK STORTINI - (4) He had a fight with Mayers and did OK. Other than that, didn't do much.

#49 THEO PECKHAM - (0) DNP (Injured)

#67 GILBERT BRULE - (3) Brule did nothing. Sure he had some flashes of speed, but he just couldn't create anything. Two penalties and 2 shots.

#77 TOM GILBERT - (5) He had a quiet game. He played 24:14 and had 3 blocked shots. One of the few Oilers I didn't swear at (much).

#83 ALES HEMSKY - (5) He danged and tried hard to make something happen. Both himself and Gagner really tried to take this game and run with it. But they cam up short. Way short.

#89 SAM GAGNER - (5) His game was OK. He created some chances and looked comfortable with the puck. He went 6/8 for 43% on faceoffs.

#91 MAGNUS PAAJARVI - (4) Quiet. He didn't do a whole lot (like the rest if the team). His only stat was 1 blocked shot.

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EVENT SUMMARY

GAME SUMMARY

mc79hockey Scoring Chances

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BAD TIMING PENALTY (what is a Bad Timing Penalty?)

Jim Vandermeer - Just when the Sharks score to make it 4-1, Vandermeer took a needless and pointless slashing penalty. Guess what? Sharks scored almost instantly once the PP started. If coming back from 4-1 wasn't hard enough, that made it 5-1.

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Special thanks to David Staples of Cult Of Hockey - Edmonton Journal for allowing us to use his grading system.

-Written by Smokin' Ray-

Triple Header / LIVE TweetCast / Oilers, OKC Barons & #StkThunder


Welcome to the Triple Header LIVE TweetCast. Today we have 3 games that we are going to follow.

GAME #1

Oklahoma City Barons vs Toronto Marlies at 3:00pm MDT

ERIC'S GAME PREVIEW

OKC BARONS MEDIA KIT (PDF)

ROSTER IN PDF

OFFICAL GAME SHEET

CANADIAN PEOPLE LISTEN HERE

LISTEN TO THE GAME HERE

GAME #2

San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers at 8:00pm MDT on CBC

BRANDON'S GAME PREVIEW

WATCH GAME HERE

LISTEN TO OILERS GAME HERE

OILERS PREVIEW HERE

GAME #3

Stockton Thunder vs Ontario Reign at 8:30pm MDT

LISTEN TO GAME HERE

StocktonThunder.com

San Jose Sharks (2-2-1) at Edmonton Oilers (2-3-0)

Barons Game 8 Preview; Oh, Canada

Away: Oklahoma City Barons (3-3-1); Last game, 4-1 Loss vs. San Antonio
Home: Toronto Marlies (1-3-0); Last game, 3-1 Loss vs. Binghamton

Quick News and Notes
-This is the first of two meetings between the teams.
-This will be the first road trip of the season for the Barons. They play their next 5 games on the road.
-After tonight's game, the Barons travel to Hamilton for their televised game at Noon CDT.
-Liam Reddox is riding a three game goal scoring streak. He's the only Baron that scored in yesterday's game against San Antonio.
-Liam Reddox is fourth in the league in shots with 33.
-Brian Pitton is going to get the start today. In his first game against Houston, he stopped 29 of 31 shots.
-The Barons are 0-2-1 when out-shooting the opponent.
-The Barons are 7 for 41 on the PP(17.1%), and 30 for 32 on the PK(93.8%).
-The Barons streak of consecutive penalties killed is at 25.
-The Marlies are 1 for 15 on the PP(6.7%), and 15 for 17 on the PK(88.2%).

Players to watch
OKC: Reddox has been the only player that's consistently trying to do something. Not once can I say I've seen him playing lackadaisical. Giroux, Moran, and Belle continue to lead the team with 7 points.
TOR: Brayden Irwin(10) and Nazem Kadri(13), both rookies, lead the Marlies with 3 points. Luca Caputi(#17, @Lputi17 on Twitter) has 2 points.

Last night sucked. The team looked flat and uninterested. Like I said, Reddox was the only one that I saw trying to do something everytime he was on the ice. Harski was getting some big hits as well last night. Today, we turn our heads north for the first time this season, the first of a 5 game road trip. Hopefully they're able to make some adjustments and look like the team they were last weekend. The puck drop is at 4 CDT/3 MDT. Today's game will be on KTOK and on AHL Live. As always, you can follow myself(@AHLBarons) and Scott(@OilFieldHockey) on Twitter as we tweet about the game.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thunder with Very Little Reign


Like the saying goes, third time's the charm. Stockton Thunders first game of the season against the Ontario Reign was a 6-3 loss. Game 2, the Thunder played the Reign and lost 5-4 in sudden death overtime.

Tonight, the third game of the season, the Thunder again played the Reign and this time came away with a 3-1 win for their first victory of the season.

All four goals scored in the game came on the power-play.

In the 1st period, the first of Thunders power-play goals was from Chris Lawrence (assisted by Aaron Clarke and Anthony Aiello). Chris D'Alvise (with assists from Jason Pitton and Fraser Clair) scored on a 5 on 3 power-play. In the 3rd period, Aaron Clarke scored a goal (assists from Chris Lawrence and Jim McKenzie) on the power-play.

Jon Francisco, with assists from David Walker and Jeff Corey, got the only goal for Ontario.

The Thunder looked great out there. Crisp passing, stronger defense, confident goaltending, and the guys laid some really nice hard hits on the Reign who were tripping all over themselves tonight. Goalie Tyson Sexsmith had 24 saves for the Thunder.

The best thing about this win? The Thunder played a complete game. It never felt like they were backing off or slowing down. Even until the final minute of the period as they were on a penalty kill, the team kept hustling to try to eke out one last goal into an empty net. It didn't happen but who cares, they played their best and earned the win.

The three stars of the game were all from the Stockton Thunder
  1. Tyson Sexsmith

  2. Aaron Clarke

  3. Chris Lawrence

Next home games will be on November 5th and 6th, which will be the "Thunder Goes Pink" games versus the Bakersfield Condors.

OKC Barons vs Rampage / The LIVE TweetCast


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GAME SHEET

  • Jordan Bendfeld has been recalled by Edmonton to Oklahoma City from Stockton.
  • Oklahoma City's average attendance over 5 games is at 4,405.
  • Giroux and Moran are 13th and 14th in the league with 3 goals, 4 assists, and 7 points.
  • Shawn Belle is 20th in the league with 1 goal, 6 assists, and 7 points. Belle is 3rd amongst scoring defencemen, and he is 2nd in the league with 6 assists from a defencemen.
  • Teemu "Harski" Hartikainen is 3rd amongst rookies with 15 shots on goal.
  • Liam Reddox is 3rd in the league with 30 shots on goal.
  • Martin Gerber is 3rd amongst goaltenders with 304 minutes played.
  • The Barons are on a hot streak with killing off 21 penalties.

OKC BARONS vs. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE



Oilers Hockey With A Side Of Sex?


The Edmonton Oilers released this today;

Oilers Cheerleaders will:
  • Perform at Rexall Place during Oilers home games
  • Sign autographs and pose for pictures during the game
  • Entertain and lift the spirits of the Edmonton Oilers community
  • Travel locally, meeting fans and participating in many community events
  • Model in the 1st annual Edmonton Oilers Cheerleader calendar
  • Be pictured and have a bio on edmontonoilers.com
  • Educate fans and potential fans about all the Oilers have to offer
What are the responsibilities and requirements of an Oilers Cheerleader?
  • Represent the Edmonton Oilers organization by actively supporting the values and goals of the club
  • Participate in community events and volunteer activities
  • Engage with fans through various media, corporate, community and charity events
  • Entertain fans during Oilers home games
Oilers Cheerleaders possess…
  • Maturity and responsibility
  • Dedication and a strong desire to support the team and the squad
  • A positive attitude and high energy level
  • A flexible schedule to accommodate taking part in most home games from November to April in addition to community appearances
Requirements
  • Must be 18 years of age by Nov 15, 2010
  • Must be a high school graduate as of June 15, 2010
  • Cheer/Dance/Gymnastics experience is helpful, but not required
Are there height and weight requirements?

There are no height and weight requirements; however, we are looking for athletic girls in good physical condition. We recommend that all candidates maintain a regular exercise program.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE...

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Bruins Cheer Team

NYI Ice Girl
SMOKIN' RAY SAYS:  Wow! I'm stunned that they have resorted to this. Like everyone knows, sex does sell, but this is insane. Hockey is family thing. Unless I'm mistaken, I didn't think hockey was marketed just for the 18-34 male demographic. From what I understood, hockey was for male OR female from ages 2-99. Am I wrong?

These guys think I am.

After reading what the Oilers wrote on thier site (above) and hearing Pat LaForge on the radio, I'm even more shocked that they are pushing this as a community service. Seriously... a community service? Your kidding right? A calender of the girls? Must be fit? Sign autographs and take pictures with the fans? Become an Edmonton celebrity?

~No this isn't selling sex at hockey games at all.~

No mention at all if there will be half naked men on the cheer team. Why not? Would you still support this?

Pat LaForge had this to say in the Edmonton Sun about the cheer team, "They are not football cheerleaders with pompoms and things like that. They kind of orchestrate when to get up, dance and get excited."
Dallas Stars Ice Girls

~I had no idea that Oiler fans didn't know how to get excitied. When did this happen?~

LaForge also said, "I think fans will be intrigued. They will add spice to the evening."

How about some decent food and a lower price on beer to add spice to the evening? Start there. Fans deserve that.

I know that I will recieve a ton of backlash -- which I am already -- for speaking out about this, so be it. I don't care. I don't want sex at my hockey.... I want hockey. Pure hockey.
LA Kings Ice Girl

Don't argree with me? Can I guess that your a male, 25 and under, and you have no kids? Tell me if your not. I'm curious to know.

ON A SIDE NOTE: I took my 2 year old daughter to a Red Deer Rebels game a month and a half ago. Since that time, every single day, "Hey Dad. Remember that buffalo at the hockey game?". She doesn't stop talking about the buffalo mascot. So don't tell me little kids don't know what's going on around them. Hey! Why not get a mascot instead?
What are your thoughts on the cheer team? It's pretty clear on how I feel.

Not related to this website, this article, or me, someone has started a petition to stop this. Not surprised.

EDITED DECEMBER 15TH, 2010;

Here is the first performance for the new Oilers Cheer squad. They are called the Edmonton Octane.  Here is their website. http://www.oilersoctane.com/




Picture from OilersOctane.com

-Written by Smokin' Ray-
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