GDB 27: Confusion and snow

Wanye
December 11 2008 04:50PM

It's awfully quiet right now in the Nation. Some would say TOO quiet.

Perhaps one could chalk it up to the confusing play of the Oilers of late. Coming off two big wins -- one against the Kings in which they dang near gassed a three-goal lead and one against the Sharks where they were outshot an astounding 231-5 but managed to win -- you could expect a lot of cheering and excitement from the Citizens of the OilersNation.

Yet that is hardly the case.

If you believe some of the hallowed writers covering the team this squad has been the vicitim of the schedule makers in NYC so far this year. Still others believe that a rodeo-induced road trip is hardly to blame for a 13-11-2 record that falls far short of the optimism that surrounded the team going into the year.

Maybe that's why Oilers fans aren't quick to throw their full support behind this latest two (edit THREE) -game winning streak. Or perhaps it's the mild weather which has messed with all of our biological clocks. It's Dec 11, Nation. Usually we're sitting under a foot of snow and are burning old furniture to keep warm. Instead we're experiencing a lovely spring -- completely unheard of in the month of December.

Whatever the case may be, tonight's game against the Panthers is sort of one of those "damned if you do and damned if you don't" type games. Lose to the Panthers and all the pent-up thunder that has been silenced in the past seven days will return with vigor. Calls for MacT's head will return, fantastical trade proposals will be drafted with breathtaking speed and complexity. Win against the Panthers with anything less than a 3- or 4-goal output and people will be saying "so what?" And Florida is currently on a 4-1-0 winning streak -- by no means are they the terrible team the Oilers coaching staff would have hoped to see fly into town.

For you see Florida hasn't won in RX1 in almost 13 years. That's right -- it was January 5, 1996 the last time the Panthers managed to win a game in Edmonton. Craig MacTavish was only six years old at the time, but managed to take most of the heat for the loss at the hands of a 19-year-old Robin Brownlee who was looking to make a name for himself at the time.

As much as the 27th game of the year between two struggling teams can be pressure packed -- this is it.

DING DING!

Big ups again to Dryden Roesch for the cartoon. Also, have you voted for Souray today? You should.

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#1 tricksnard
December 11 2008, 11:43AM
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How about some pep?

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#2 tricksnard
December 11 2008, 11:45AM
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Oh yeah, and we're currently on a 3 game winning streak!

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#3 Tommy
December 11 2008, 11:53AM
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Yes, 3 game winning streak. They beat Dallas sans Avery remember? Oh to recall the start of the season when they were 4-0. Good memories.

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#4 Tommy
December 11 2008, 11:57AM
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Oh and it is supposed to be -21 on Saturday and -26 on Monday. Just for you Wanye, I ordered in the cold weather to make it feel like December.

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#5 baggedmilk's publicist, cannedham
December 11 2008, 12:04PM
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Unfortunately, baggedmilk will not be attending the JL meeting tonight as he will be in attendance for tonight's match. He apologizes to the Justice League and his team mates at Oilers Nation for the rude comments that will not be posted in his absense. He understands that those comments would have been off colour, in poor taste and missed by all. Although baggedmilk will be cheering on the Oilers from the Pharmacy tonight he will never forget the Justice League.

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#6 Ender the Dragon
December 11 2008, 12:10PM
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So what the people want to know is this:

Who are the 'People of the Nation' featured in the photo (see right) entitled "People of the Nation"?

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#7 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 12:11PM
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Nice pic - keep 'em coming.

I can't believe Florida has been in the league that long - wow time flies.

Don't F*CK up FLA's winless streak in Rexall tonight. That is all I ask!

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#8 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 12:12PM
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Ender the Dragon wrote:

So what the people want to know is this: Who are the ‘People of the Nation’ featured in the photo (see right) entitled “People of the Nation”?

Yeah - there are more than 2 of us in this Nation...

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#9 Chaz
December 11 2008, 12:50PM
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So I just saw that Mac T is starting Garon tonight. Personally, I like the move, but I would never have thought he wouldn't go with Rollie after Sat night in the Shark Tank. Just goes to show that Mac T loves surprising people. Gags is playing too. Pretty sure Mac T will have him playing Backup to Garon....just to keep us all guessing. I guess he's only part way through the Coaching for Dummies Book....

Hey Tambo; Throw Fla an offer for Bouwmeeister. We need something to talk about here in the Nation.

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#10 baggedmilk is worse than Hitler
December 11 2008, 12:55PM
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Chaz wrote:

Hey Tambo; Throw Fla an offer for Bouwmeeister. We need something to talk about here in the Nation.

Well we're going to have to get somebody to drive him everywhere, but other than that how can it go wrong!

Wait, he's a young local boy that's pegged to be really good? uhh......

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#11 Chaz
December 11 2008, 01:02PM
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@ baggedmilk is worse than Hitler: baggedmilk is worse than Hitler wrote:

Well we’re going to have to get somebody to drive him everywhere, but other than that how can it go wrong! He'll have no trouble getting around E-Town, what with our extensive and effecient transit system....oh, wait. Nevermind.
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#12 The Towel Boy
December 11 2008, 01:05PM
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Ohhhhhh Man! Who saw this coming?!?

This might as well be a playoff game. So much riding on it.

It's either plan the parade route or plan the trade route.

GOILERS!

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#13 mab47
December 11 2008, 04:00PM
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haha agreed towel boy, lets get a "lets do this" goin

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#14 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 04:39PM
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Tommy wrote:

Yes, 3 game winning streak. They beat Dallas sans Avery remember? Oh to recall the start of the season when they were 4-0. Good memories.

That's an inexcusable error on my part. I need a distraction ... something good... something so fantastic no one remembers my error and the spelling mistake no one picked up on so far.

*Look over there! A flying squirrel!*

(disappears into a cloud of smoke)

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#15 baggedmilk
December 11 2008, 04:52PM
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*tosses another smoke bomb for good measure*

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#16 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 05:20PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

*tosses another smoke bomb for good measure*

Think anyone noticed I forgot about the win in Dallas? I think I got away with it.

Vote Souray!

(disappears again)

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#17 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 06:40PM
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Brophy says on Pre Game Show EDM wins.

Book it

Was listening to Gregor & some guy was PISSED Tambo wasn't going to sign the goat to a long term contract.

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#18 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:04PM
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GAME TIME!!!

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#19 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:09PM
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Best 4th line in the league

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#20 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:10PM
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'bout time someone showed up....

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#21 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:12PM
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My apologies for my tardyness

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#22 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:12PM
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Is Penner's stick made of cheese

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#23 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:13PM
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FLA having problems gettin the puck out - nice shift by first line

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#24 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:13PM
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Danm you Dvorak

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#25 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:14PM
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Burry that gags

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#26 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:14PM
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Cole cannot buy a break - in slot with guy all over him

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#27 I Am The Law
December 11 2008, 07:14PM
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Sorry I can't be on tonight. I have an eight-hour First Amendment exam tomorrow. I'll be watching the game sporadically, although I just wanted to give major props for the inspired play for the first five minutes.

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#28 RBK
December 11 2008, 07:15PM
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I am joing the party

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#29 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 07:15PM
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I am here to playa's

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#30 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:15PM
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How is a concussion "concussion like"?

Hopefully Juice Boy gets it going on 4th line

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#31 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:17PM
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So many amendments in the constitution of the United States of America.....I plead ffiiiiffffft

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#32 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:17PM
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First - Right ot bear arms

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#33 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:18PM
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Or is freedom of speech the first?

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#34 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:18PM
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Brule looking for some some

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#35 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:18PM
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Damn it

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#36 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:19PM
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2nd is the right t bear arms

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#37 I Am The Law
December 11 2008, 07:19PM
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Freedom of speech, and religion. It's a total pain in the ass since the courts keep changing their minds on how to read it. Sometimes makes me wish I stayed in Canada for school...

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#38 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:21PM
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I Am The Law wrote:

Sometimes makes me wish I stayed in Canada for school…

I guess that explains why you have to take a test on AMERICAN stuff.

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#39 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:22PM
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I though Penner's knee exploded?

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#40 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:22PM
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The boys are looking good, I guess it was a good rest

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#41 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 07:26PM
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Ok made it.... seems quiet.

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#42 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:26PM
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7-0 Oilers in shots?!?!?

WTF, best first period since...

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#43 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:27PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Ok made it…. seems quiet.

***crickets***

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#44 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 07:27PM
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why does it say this thread was started by admin?

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#45 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 07:28PM
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Remember when you used to be able to identify players on the Panthers?

Where's Scott Mellanby? Where's the Beez in the net? Brian Skrudland? Valeri Bure? ANYONE?

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#46 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 07:28PM
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Pavel played there too remember?

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#47 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:29PM
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Is Bure still w Candace Cameron???

She was pretty hot when I was 12

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#48 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 07:29PM
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Because um er

SON OF A GUN

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#49 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 07:32PM
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I saw Candace Cameron at a Flames game and she was smokin hot. I yelled HEY DJ!! and she didn't even turn around.

That was the day my heart died.

(stares sadly into the distance)

I fixed the author name by the way

(returns to staring in the distance)

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#50 RBK
December 11 2008, 07:33PM
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LOL

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