Player Discussion Leon "Dr Drai" Draisaitl: The Next Episode

Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by The Nuge, Nov 19, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
View Users: View Users
  1. FlameChampion

    FlameChampion Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,703
    Likes Received:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Yeah no point really discussing the rumours because no one knows whether they are true or not.

    But I do agree that something happened to this team. They lost its swagger basically from game 2 on. I know that Talbot wasnt good to start the year and the defense was bleeding grade A chances. The team had basically no swagger or identity for the entire year, compared to the previous year when they had it for the entire year.

    Maybe it was just the team not trusting the goaltending/defense and the the offense not having enough depth to outscore its mistakes.

    No point really discussing it too much because we dont know what happened with the team and honestly this year is over. I just hope they bounce back next year. The team needs to start well next year.
     
  2. McShogun99

    McShogun99 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    8,900
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Once a team loses trust in their goalie then the season is pretty much over. Everyone starts playing scared because they know the puck will end up in the net if they make a mistake and because of that mindset they end up making more mistakes.
     
    Perfect_Drug and nabob like this.
  3. FlameChampion

    FlameChampion Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,703
    Likes Received:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    110
    I agree but the point I was trying to get at is, they shouldnt of given up by game 2. They lost their swagger and identity basically by game 2.

    Just weird to me. Like I said, I dont know if any point discussing because the seasons over. Just hope they get their mojo back next year.
     
  4. nabob

    nabob :]

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    20,192
    Likes Received:
    2,721
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    HF boards
    This to me is another strike against the coaching staff of the club. It's like the just thought that the players carried them into the second round of the playoffs the year before so they really didn't need to do anything.
     
  5. NeutralFan888

    NeutralFan888 Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2017
    Messages:
    2,035
    Likes Received:
    648
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Drai was messed that night. he also walked into one of the kids rooms and puked everywhere lol..
     
  6. SaltNPeca

    SaltNPeca Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2017
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    111
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Occupation:
    nerd
    Location:
    Köln
    Nurse's sis is wishing she had a piece of mein brudder. Guy is pulling so hard he's left humanity behind. Currently all over Celeste Desjardins.
    Source: ig

    [​IMG]
     
  7. joestevens29

    joestevens29 Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    36,524
    Likes Received:
    975
    Trophy Points:
    139
    She looks like a lady boy from hangover in that picture
     
  8. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev call on me

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Messages:
    26,676
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    St. OILbert
    who the **** is she?
     
  9. McFlash97

    McFlash97 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,873
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    A Celestial...
     
  10. Drivesaitl

    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Messages:
    6,841
    Likes Received:
    2,831
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Celeste Desjardins;
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    She's drop dead gorgeous. If that looks like a boy to anybody you gots problems..;)



    I'd have a hard time ever leaving her..
     
    booyakasha likes this.
  11. ManitobaKid

    ManitobaKid Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2018
    Messages:
    2,756
    Likes Received:
    1,553
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    Good work Leon
     
  12. Bryanbryoil

    Bryanbryoil English is Overrated, I Score Goals

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    66,847
    Likes Received:
    2,604
    Trophy Points:
    196
    If he's out of shape, he should turn in his man card.
     
  13. Drivesaitl

    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Messages:
    6,841
    Likes Received:
    2,831
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Are you suggesting he should be getting regular endurance cardio training? ;)

    Or "Nah honey, I'm a hockey player, I'm busy playing video games..." pffft
     
  14. Bryanbryoil

    Bryanbryoil English is Overrated, I Score Goals

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    66,847
    Likes Received:
    2,604
    Trophy Points:
    196
    Most definitely!
     
  15. McFlyingV

    McFlyingV #Free :]

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2013
    Messages:
    14,974
    Likes Received:
    2,160
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    You poor poor soul.
     
    onetweasy, Drivesaitl and MessierII like this.
  16. Blue line Howie

    Blue line Howie Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,351
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    111
    I'm starting to wish that I didn't have as much access to peoples' lives as I do.
     
    Little Fury likes this.
  17. joestevens29

    joestevens29 Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    36,524
    Likes Received:
    975
    Trophy Points:
    139
    That picture of her is horrible.

    Replacement stepped up
     
    Drivesaitl likes this.
  18. Mcnotloilersfan

    Mcnotloilersfan I'm here, I'm bored

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    8,244
    Likes Received:
    868
    Trophy Points:
    119
    Location:
    Niagara
    For the hell of it I counted how many teams I think Draisaitl would be the #1C on. Slightly more than half. We are really lucky to have him as a 2C here.

    Detroit
    Montreal
    Ottawa
    Columbus
    New Jersey
    Carolina
    New York Rangers
    Nashville
    Minnesota
    St. Louis
    Chicago (Compared to Toews now, not his prime)
    Vegas (I’m not convinced Karlsson is a 1C yet)
    San Jose
    Calgary
    Vancouver
    Arizona
     
  19. Jet Walters

    Jet Walters Registered User

    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Messages:
    5,311
    Likes Received:
    564
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Here's a riddle.

    Name something Drai that can get something wet.
     
  20. BoldNewLettuce

    BoldNewLettuce Esquire

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    20,902
    Likes Received:
    818
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Canada
    But nurse

    Butt nurse
     
  21. simonwising

    simonwising Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    212
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Gothenburg

    29 (Draisaitl) days left! He was an absolute force in this game. Gives me chills every time.
     
    Duke74 and Aerrol like this.
  22. Aerrol

    Aerrol ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,897
    Likes Received:
    1,174
    Trophy Points:
    95
    Thanks for sharing, watching is getting me pumped for the season despite how pessimistic I've been all off-season. I'll admit I had somewhat forgotten how legit the whole team looked in 16-17. Obviously the Ducks played poorly in this game, but I would love to see the team get back to playing with this level of jump and confidence.

    Also, watching that powerplay goal from Letestu...I can sadly see a little bit of why Todd insisted on trying him in that spot for so long again :laugh:. But only a little bit - no idea why he refused to mix it up.
     
    simonwising likes this.
  23. mouz135

    mouz135 Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    389
    Trophy Points:
    74
    Ah, the game that cemented his legacy as a true playoff warrior and landed him his $8.5M contract. :nod:
     
  24. bucks_oil

    bucks_oil Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2005
    Messages:
    4,100
    Likes Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Once a goalie loses trust in his defense, then the season is pretty much over. He starts having negative thoughts because he knows no matter how much he preps for the game, his guys will make several "I'm not even on the ice yet mentally" mistakes on their first shifts and he'll be facing a 2 on 1 with a D not having the pass and backing up into him in screen. If he makes the save his lone flailing D-man will probably fail to clear the puck.

    Worse yet, he knows his fragile team will probably fold because despite it being an A+++ chance, they'll take no personal responsibility for it since it is "yet another 1st or 2nd shot on goal" that's in the net.
     
  25. McShogun99

    McShogun99 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    8,900
    Likes Received:
    1,229
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Edmonton
    When your goalie is letting in the first shot of the game almost 20% of the time or momentum killing goals then you can't blame the defence. Our team defensive coverage wasn't horrible last year but you do need a goalie to bail you out when there's a breakdown. It's what separates the great goalies from the average ones.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"