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Ex-Oilers are killing the current Oilers

November 9, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Through the Oilers first twelve games a rather strange pattern of ex-Oilers contributing heavily for their new club in games against the Oil has begun to emerge. Reasoner did it. Brodziak did it. Torres did it. Even Cleary joined the party last week and help the Wings sink the Oilers.

This morning I mused on Twitter that O’Sullivan might be good for a three point night tonight. Derek Zona was on the same page and suggested that a game against the Oilers might be just what O’Sullivan needs to snap out of a goal scoring slump.

All of which got me to thinking – just how big has the contribution from ex-teammates of the Copper and Blue been this season. As it turns out the impact is pretty big.

Here are the total season numbers:

GP GA Ex-Oil Pts PPG %
12 39 12 1.0 31%

But two of the games this season – against San Jose and Columbus – featured no ex-Oilers. So if we take those games out the numbers look like this:

GP GA Ex-Oil Pts PPG %
10 31 12 1.2 39%

At home the numbers are even worse:

GP GA Ex-Oil Pts PPG %
6 19 10 1.7 53%

And without the San Jose game:

GP GA Ex-Oil Pts PPG %
5 13 10 2.0 77%

Take a second and look at those numbers again. In the five home games this season where the visitors have a player who used to play for the Oilers only 3 goals out of 13 haven’t featured that ex-Oiler. 3 out of 13. There is some good news is all of this though – tonight we’re on the road so that might just keep O’Sullivan off the score sheet. But watch out for Pisani next week.

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