GDB 18: Motor City Madness

bingofuel
November 17 2008 03:30PM

It’s not quite River City Ransom, and it hardly has the cache of Edward Furlong’s Academy-Award-not-even-remotely-being-nominated-for performance in Detroit Rock City, but some terrifying and eye-catching hybrid of the two is taking place tonight. On skates. And ice.

And you can bet your ass the Justice League™ will be paying close attention, watching for facial ticks and heated exchanges of words as MacT continues to grey at an alarming rate, and Dustin Penner sits comfortably in the press box. Meanwhile, the entire ‘Sphere speculates on both of those guys’ futures with the club (check Lowetide, Covered in Oil and BDHS for some good comments on those issues).

All this off-and-on-ice furor is the result of MacT’s positively scathing indictment of Penner’s performance and attitude in the Edmonton Journal. I’m not going to add to the crap storm here. I’m just going to cross my fingers, consume a 15-pack of Vitamin-P and hope for a checkmark in the W column.

Go Oil!

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#51 baggedmilk
November 17 2008, 06:13PM
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*Craig MacTavish scribbling notes*

o 0 (Puck can go below hash marks... Souray doesn't always have to shoot)

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#52 Rammer
November 17 2008, 06:13PM
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Roli's going to punch someone by the end of the night. I'm guessing Holmstrom is a likely candidate.

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#53 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:14PM
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The only thing missing in Roli's game is his helmet "falling" off every whistle

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#54 Gord
November 17 2008, 06:14PM
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Roli is still getting over having Smyth on his doorstep, now Holmstrom is there. I'm betting he pulls a Bouerice on Holmstrom before the end of the night

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#55 baggedmilk
November 17 2008, 06:16PM
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Boulerice is sitting beside Penner tonight.

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#56 jeanshorts
November 17 2008, 06:17PM
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Man Gary Bettman must just be beaming with all the scoring that's gone on tonight because of all these power plays.

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#57 Gord
November 17 2008, 06:17PM
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I know - I said Roli would pull a Boulerice

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#58 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:18PM
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Nice to see all those unemployed GM & Chrysler workers still enjoy going to a game in "hockeytown"

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#59 baggedmilk
November 17 2008, 06:18PM
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My bad. Roli loves to over react. He's old and disgruntled.

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#60 jeanshorts
November 17 2008, 06:20PM
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I'm also surprised they were able to stop stabbing each other for a few hours. Although we can't see the nose bleed seats, so, you never know.

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#61 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:20PM
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Or burning the city up...

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#62 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:24PM
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Nice hit on kessler - by the net

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#63 Hockey Gods
November 17 2008, 06:34PM
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M&M Missed the bus from 8 mile... or maybe he finally lost himself... ok ok that was weak

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#64 jeanshorts
November 17 2008, 06:38PM
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Huh. So, should I just turn the game off now? Or continue to get angrier and angrier.

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#65 baggedmilk
November 17 2008, 06:39PM
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I'm going to get really angry and take it out on my own body... It's the only way to enjoy a loss.

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#66 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:40PM
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Smash something.

I vote continue to bear the agony of this game

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#67 jeanshorts
November 17 2008, 06:42PM
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Misery loves company I guess. And it's not like any women is going to come near me, so, what else do I have to do?

*sob sob sob sob*

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#68 baggedmilk
November 17 2008, 06:43PM
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Well shucks man let's get some lawn chairs, 38 beers and hang out at the splash park and just wait for some babes to show up.

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#69 DJ Spyn Cycle
November 17 2008, 06:44PM
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You know what makes me cry? Our powerplay. It's pretty shabby.

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#70 jeanshorts
November 17 2008, 06:45PM
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I think shabby is doing it too much justice. Shitanusly® works very well.

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#71 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:46PM
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maybe the hot dog champ should have gone to the game - Joey Chesnut?

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#72 Rammer
November 17 2008, 06:47PM
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Jesus, Mary and Joseph... this is not helping us make a comeback.

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#73 jeanshorts
November 17 2008, 06:47PM
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Oh man Penner must be in his element tonight with those cheap hot dogs!

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#74 jeanshorts
November 17 2008, 06:50PM
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"That could be a turning point save"

Dear god I hope your right Quinn. Because if not, heaven help you.

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#75 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:51PM
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Great - another PP

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#76 baggedmilk
November 17 2008, 06:52PM
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So basically that's another 2 minutes off the clock for the Red Wings.

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#77 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:53PM
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Cogliano just like Alex in River City Ransom - He's got stone hands

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#78 baggedmilk
November 17 2008, 06:54PM
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Bring back Ted Green.

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#79 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:55PM
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2 minutes off the clock...

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#80 Rammer
November 17 2008, 06:55PM
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This game is not improving my Monday.

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#81 jeanshorts
November 17 2008, 06:57PM
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Wow. That was an unreal series of events. Solid play by Detroit.

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#82 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:57PM
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AWESOME - Prison Break is on FYI

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#83 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 06:58PM
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Seeing how this game is SO worth watching now...

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#84 DJ Spyn Cycle
November 17 2008, 06:59PM
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Hmm... The Pil's going down nicely. By the gulpful. Also, why can't I stop sobbing? I shouldn't be surprised by this.

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#85 Gord
November 17 2008, 07:00PM
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Time to switch over the NFL Monday night game. This is just plain sad. I tappears that the Oilers who are dressed are jealous of Penner and his hotdog eating.

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#86 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 07:01PM
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This is somewhat ironic considering there was no side bet with a Detroit blog

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#87 jeanshorts
November 17 2008, 07:01PM
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Maybe we should start cheering for the Oilers to play mediocre hockey and get beaten every other game. At least then we'd be getting the results we want.

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#88 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 07:02PM
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I'd be happy if they started playing HOCKEY

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#89 Fiveandagame
November 17 2008, 07:03PM
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Evening all. I would like the OIlers to score a goal.....many infact. Hussle hard nosed goals.

I would like them to play up to their potential.

I would like to feel like I can honestly cheer for the team and there heart/effort everynight.....

I would also like a 15 pack of Vitamin P to make this game look better....

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#90 baggedmilk
November 17 2008, 07:04PM
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Sending Penner to the press box sure sent a message to this team. They're playing great. Edmonton is in red right?

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#91 Fiveandagame
November 17 2008, 07:06PM
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Thank god the period is over.

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#92 Fiveandagame
November 17 2008, 07:07PM
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Is this the writing on the wall for MacT?

Nothing against what the guy has done, but genius falling on deaf ears is useless.

It's too bad they have stopped listening.

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#93 BUCK75
November 17 2008, 07:08PM
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MacT is fuct - if he wants to send a message sit someone who is actually playing good IMO, although it would be tough to find one of those guys

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#94 Fiveandagame
November 17 2008, 07:08PM
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He's said it himself, it is the coaches job to get the team prepared and how many first periods have they Sh!t the bed?

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#95 Gord
November 17 2008, 07:09PM
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The Bills/Browns game is MUCH better

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#96 Fiveandagame
November 17 2008, 07:09PM
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Who wants to play "Who replaces MacT?"

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#97 baggedmilk
November 17 2008, 07:09PM
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Where's Brownlee? I want to apologize for my criticizing Craig MacTavish so ruthlessly today. He was right. MacT calling out Penner has effectively motivated this team. Once again I have to eat my words. Robin, I'm sorry for the disagreement, you were right as always, the silver fox is a great coach. The powerplay he's drawn up tonight has looked top shelf. If you're out there, may my words ride the wind and find you. I hope we can get past this and continue the work on our band.

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#98 Fiveandagame
November 17 2008, 07:10PM
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It can't be Bucky.......

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#99 jeanshorts
November 17 2008, 07:11PM
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I think he's been hanging on by a hair for a while now. His track record isn't terrible, but there have been lots of coaches that have had much more success that have been fired for far less. Unless the team goes on a 10 game win streak or something, it's only a matter of time before he's given the ol heave ho.

He should just count his blessings that his BFF has been running the team for so long, because if he was coaching else where, I don't think he would have held onto his job this long.

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#100 Fiveandagame
November 17 2008, 07:12PM
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Tortorella?

Pat Burns?

Crawford?

Ted Nolan?

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