Questions that need answers

Jason Gregor
October 31 2008 06:46PM

The MacBlender is out again, although this time it’s on low rather than high. At practice this morning the lines were the same as the third period in Nashville.

Penner – Horcoff – Hemsky Nilsson – Cogliano – Gagner Moreau – Pisani – Cole MacIntyre – Brodziak– Pouliot

MacTavish has to be wondering what is going on with this team.

We wonder about much more than that...

Why has Gagner, who is still playing 18 minutes a night, been so ineffective offensively?

Why can’t the Oilers win a key draw in their own zone?

Why can they only score in the second period? They’ve only tickled the twine three times in the first and third periods this season. They have 12 goals during the middle frame.

Did Dustin Penner scare the hands out of his teammates in Jasper?

Will Ales Hemsky ever become a great player? Not just a talented player, but become one who can lead and carry a team?

Do the Oiler forwards realize that hitting is allowed? Outside of Cole (20) and Moreau (22) none of them have more than seven.

MacIntyre: 7 Stortini: 7 Nilsson: 6 Brodziak: 5 Penner: 5 Cogliano: 4 Hemsky: 4 Pisani: 4 Pouliot: 3 Gagner: 2 Horcoff: 1

One hit in nine games for Horcoff; he should have more just by accidentally running into the opposition.

If they aren’t scoring shouldn’t they at least be physical?

I wonder if any girls are dressing up as Selene from Underworld tonight (A good thought is required now and then).

How long before Steve Tambellini has to shake things up?

Will MacTavish bench one of his top players to send a message? If so, who is the most (least?) worthy?

Who would have thought the Oilers would miss Reasoner or Stoll as much as they do?

Why is Roloson wearing Fuhr’s retro gear while Garon is honouring Ranford? shouldn’t it be the other way around based on their glove hands?

If some of these questions don’t get answered soon, the Oilers will have to make a major move before they get home.

—Listen to Gregor weekdays from 3 to 6pm on the TEAM 1260 or online at www.justagame.ca.

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#51 Buck75
November 01 2008, 03:14PM
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5 on 3 we better pot one!

Get the crayolas out macT & draw up a goal.

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#52 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:15PM
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Wow I just looked at the schedule and saw back to back matinee games this weekend.

Who the hell is making the schedules? I can't say I have ever even heard of that happening.

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#53 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:16PM
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Wow Souray you HAVE to make that outlet pass

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#54 OilersNinja
November 01 2008, 03:17PM
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Well I am now o for 2 in the guarantee department

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#55 freeze
November 01 2008, 03:18PM
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My biggest grippe with MacT has always been his PP coaching. Hire a fucking specialist already! It actually makes me jealous of Montreal.

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#56 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:19PM
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No Coors Light ads!

(barfs in mouth)

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#57 Buck75
November 01 2008, 03:20PM
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I am a big fan of the Storm Squad in NC though. Nice eye candy during games.

I don't feel good about OT - finish it now!

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#58 freeze
November 01 2008, 03:23PM
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you're right wayne, the schedule is heinous. shitanusly® so.

way too long, too many back-to-backs, and two early games. we are getting eff'd in the a.

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#59 Buck75
November 01 2008, 03:25PM
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21 hits - pretty generous..

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#60 OilersNinja
November 01 2008, 03:25PM
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Q: Is there anything more exciting than a 1-1 afternoon game against Carolina the day after halloween?

A: Only knowing the next game is at 11 AM

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#61 jim
November 01 2008, 03:27PM
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Hemmer's playing like he was hanging out with Wayne last night.

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#62 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:27PM
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Roloson looks decent today. Has he been playing well all game?

(barfs in mouth)

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#63 jim
November 01 2008, 03:28PM
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YESSSS!!!!

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#64 freeze
November 01 2008, 03:28PM
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CHOPPER!!!!!

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#65 Micheal
November 01 2008, 03:28PM
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YAH!!

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#66 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:28PM
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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#67 freeze
November 01 2008, 03:28PM
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ALKHGOPA$%@^GA#INOKJ!!!

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#68 Buck75
November 01 2008, 03:29PM
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Last time Roli played in Carolina he only let in 1 goal I believe.

Awesome Chopper! He deserved that one after getting stoned on the break away.

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#69 OilersNinja
November 01 2008, 03:29PM
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YES!!!!!!!!

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#70 freeze
November 01 2008, 03:29PM
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ok, i need to go change my pyjamas now.

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#71 jim
November 01 2008, 03:30PM
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Get ready to hang on for dear life

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#72 freeze
November 01 2008, 03:30PM
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RE: rollie

Yeah, aside from the goatse that was the five-hole breakaway, he has made the saves he needed to.

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#73 OilersNinja
November 01 2008, 03:30PM
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Atta boy moreau! He is actually playing very well

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#74 freeze
November 01 2008, 03:30PM
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HOLY FUCK!

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#75 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:30PM
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59 58 57 56 55

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#76 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:31PM
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WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ROLOSON

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#77 jim
November 01 2008, 03:31PM
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WOW! Whata save

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#78 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:32PM
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Is it me or are there alot of Oilers fans in Carolina?

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#79 Micheal
November 01 2008, 03:32PM
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Converted Cole fans... NO GOAL!!

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#80 freeze
November 01 2008, 03:32PM
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I think Cole filled half the building with family.

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#81 Buck75
November 01 2008, 03:33PM
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Yes!!!

Hang in there guys!

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#82 jim
November 01 2008, 03:33PM
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Good cal stripes

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#83 OilersNinja
November 01 2008, 03:33PM
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COME ON OILERZ

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#84 Micheal
November 01 2008, 03:33PM
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YAH & YAH!!

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#85 freeze
November 01 2008, 03:33PM
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Insurance!!

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#86 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:33PM
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YES MOREAU! PAD THOSE STATS

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#87 jeanshorts
November 01 2008, 03:33PM
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GET TO THE CHOPPER!!!

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#88 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:34PM
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They can celebrate the win with a nice late lunch at a neighborhood Applebees and get ready for an early morning game tomorrow.

BED BY 9 fellas

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#89 Buck75
November 01 2008, 03:35PM
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Lotsa Canadians in the greater Raleigh area. Good jobs, IBM there, lotsa drug co's.

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#90 OilersNinja
November 01 2008, 03:37PM
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ABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

victory

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#91 jeanshorts
November 01 2008, 03:38PM
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Principe seems like that friend that you hang out with only because you've known them for so long and you don't want to be mean.

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#92 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:39PM
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Shut your mouth Louie Debrusk. I'm not buying your brand of garbage

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#93 jim
November 01 2008, 03:41PM
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Wow Wayne, what did ol' Louie do to you?

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#94 freeze
November 01 2008, 03:42PM
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Any word on who starts tomorrow? Garon?

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#95 Buck75
November 01 2008, 03:44PM
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Knowin MacT he'll ride a goalie till they lose. I bet Roli.

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#96 Buck75
November 01 2008, 03:45PM
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Mmmm fish & pasta for breakfast.

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#97 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:45PM
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Jim -

I just don't buy that he is the best color commentary man out there. I feel like they say "what ex Oiler can we find that will do exactly as he is told?'

They only pick softball pitchers and to top that off it isn't as though Debrusk has a rich history and experience to draw from....

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#98 Wanye Gretz
November 01 2008, 03:50PM
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Can I go lie down now?

Thanks everyone. Go Oilerzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

(snoring)

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#99 jim
November 01 2008, 03:51PM
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I agree with you on the ex-Oiler thing, but wasn't he doing colour in San Jose or somewhere for a few years? that at least gives him some experience. I just haven't listened to him enough to decide if he's any good or not...too busy reading the hilriousness that commentators on this site post, I watch most games on my own and acyually laugh out loud at you guys.

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#100 milli
November 01 2008, 03:55PM
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SWEET!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!

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