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John.Tallhouse

[Rumor] Vancouver to host Edmonton season opener

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I'd much prefer this over Nucks/Ducks

TSNRyanRishaug: Looks like Oilers will open in Vancouver then return home for a pair of games.

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More like a report.

But what's the big deal with who they face on opening night anyways?

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I'd love to play the Oilers opening night and show RNH, Hall, and Schultz who really runs this division

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I believe Vancouver still plays Anaheim on Saturday, and plays Edmonton sunday? I may be wrong.

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I'd love to play the Oilers opening night and show RNH, Hall, and Schultz who really runs this division

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I believe Vancouver still plays Anaheim on Saturday, and plays Edmonton sunday? I may be wrong.

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http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2013/01/12/leaked-draft-of-schedule-suggests-oilers-to-open-close-48-game-season-against-canucks/

• The Oilers will not play on opening night, next Saturday, January 19. The complete lack of interlocking games between conferences effectively splits the NHL into two 15-team leagues, meaning a minimum of one team from each conference will always be idle even on the busiest days. Next Saturday that will be Edmonton in the west.

• The Oil thus play their 48 games in 98 days, virtually a game every other day.

• Edmonton opens in Vancouver next Sunday, and closes with a home game against those same Canucks on April 27.

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I can confirm that Vancouver will open the season against the Oilers next Saturday night.

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As much as I hate to say it the canucks will probably lose this game. Most of edmonton has been playing hockey for half a season already.

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I'm looking forward to seeing how Lappy +15 pounds of muscle throws his weight around.

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I do not care who they face, I'm just glad they're back!

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I'm looking forward to seeing how Lappy +15 pounds of muscle throws his weight around.

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I believe Vancouver still plays Anaheim on Saturday, and plays Edmonton sunday? I may be wrong.

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I can confirm that Vancouver will open the season against the Oilers next Saturday night.

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Canucks are going to struggle out the gate for sure. We've got a team with maybe 2 or 3 players who are in game-shape and a goalie who has just been bombed out in Europe up against a team of young, fresh kids, most of whom have been playing all season and are full of confidence.

It'll take us at least 10-15 games before we really get into our groove, whereas the Oilers will start strong and die out over the last half of the season.

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I'm looking forward to seeing how Lappy +15 pounds of muscle throws his weight around.

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If Lappy really put on 15 pounds of muscle, I wish the NHL would ask for a urine sample. How the heck can a pro athlete (who's already in great shape by "definition" of pro athlete), put on 15 pounds of muscle between seasons, even if this season if a few months late.

I could work out and eat my butt of for 5 hours a day and not put on 15 pounds of muscle.

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Thanks for the info!!!

Definitely a good thread.

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