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Oilers lose 3-2 to Avalanche in SO
Oh to be an NHL on ice official. You’re never right by everyone’s eye. You have to make split second decisions in the game setting that directly affect the outcome of the game, and you cannot let personal feelings about a player influence your calls or it will mean you job. How easy it is a fan, a broadcaster, or a player to say that it was the right or wrong call from their bird’s eye view, but the fact of the matter is that officials are still only human and can only do their best. Saturday afternoon in Denver, Ales Hemsky’s waived off goal will be what will be most remembered by those who watched the game, and most appreciated by the Avalanche, a team still fighting to make the playoffs.
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The Edmonton Oilers season hasn’t been a good one. They are second last in the league. This is an improvement over the previous two seasons where they finished in dead last, but it’s not a good year. There is one sign that things will be okay in the near future. Edmonton has the top power play in the league with a 22.0% success rate.
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Tom Renney, hit the bricks. Kevin Lowe, you're fired. Steve Tambellini, you are the weakest link. Everyone get out. It's time to say hello to Team Cloutier. This is my team now, and it's about time someone stepped in to fix things.
A few rules before I get into this Sunday-inspired daydream:
1. I'm assuming the Oilers will finish 29th in the NHL and the draft...
Red Deer Rebels fall 5-3 to Calgary Hitmen
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Good news everyone, the Avs are back into the playoffs.
The Avs slipped past the Edmonton Oilers for an ugly 3-2 shootout win to provisionally move past the San Jose Sharks and into the playoffs.
Granted the Sharks have to lose to the Coyotes in regulation but for now the Avs are in the playoffs.
Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller scored in the shootout and Semyon Varlamov continued...