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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#51 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 07:34PM
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@ Wanye Gretz: You didn't need to. This had Wanye plastered all over it.

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#52 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 07:34PM
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Horcoff is a legit impact player in the NHL.

There I said it

(returns to staring in the distance)

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#53 RBK
December 11 2008, 07:35PM
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It said Wanye earlier in the day

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#54 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:35PM
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http://www.hockeywebcasts.com/scgames/20081211a.php

Feed for game

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#55 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 07:36PM
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This Anderson guy in net for the Panthers has been ON FIRE lately.

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#56 r56
December 11 2008, 07:36PM
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thanks b75

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#57 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:37PM
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I heard Anderson has like 3rd best GAA in league

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#58 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:37PM
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& he has the same hair-doo as garon

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#59 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 07:38PM
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BUCK75 wrote:

I heard Anderson has like 3rd best GAA in league

That's crazy when you think how crappy the Panthers are.

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#60 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:38PM
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@ r56:

NP

My TV getting hijacked by Ugly Betty...

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#61 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:38PM
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They all have that hairdo. Weirdo goalies

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#62 OilersNinja
December 11 2008, 07:39PM
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BUCK75 wrote:

@ r56: NP My TV getting hijacked by Ugly Betty…

That is some though stuff. You are a true citizen of the nation sir

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#63 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 07:40PM
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OOOOWHEEE!

(returns to staring in the distance)

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#64 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 07:40PM
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BUCK75 wrote:

@ r56: NP My TV getting hijacked by Ugly Betty…

Ready for lame? I have to go pick up a buddy from the airport right now :(

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#65 RBK
December 11 2008, 07:41PM
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13-4 shots

DECENT

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#66 Wanye Gretz
December 11 2008, 07:42PM
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I'm going to speed all the way there listening to Uncle Rod so I can make it back. If I crash and die -

TELL MY STORY TO THE WORLD NATION!!

xox wanye

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#67 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:43PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

I’m going to speed all the way there listening to Uncle Rod so I can make it back. If I crash and die - TELL MY STORY TO THE WORLD NATION!! xox wanye

I'll tell the world...I'll tell the world

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#68 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 07:45PM
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I'd make my buddy sit at the airport and watch the game there or take a damn cab. It's friggin game time! No friend would ever ask such a thing.

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#69 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:46PM
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Watching game on pc stinks...when I have a 42" plasma with Ugly Betty on it.

I need another tv...

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#70 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 07:46PM
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Why isn't on tv for you?

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#71 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:49PM
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@ Travis Dakin:

GF.

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#72 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:50PM
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http://www.sportsline.com/nhl/gamecenter/gamelog/NHL_20081211_FLA@EDM?source=wid_cbssports_NHLscoreboard

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#73 freeze
December 11 2008, 07:52PM
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here.

fun first period. good skating, awesome to see Brule hit some people.

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#74 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 07:54PM
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stupid rats wrecked everything.

nothing allowed on ice anymore

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#75 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 07:58PM
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@ BUCK75:

Get two tv's... I'm totally serious when I say that when I started dating myh girlfriend a couple years ago, one of the first things I said was that "there are only a few things that really matter to me and I will not budge on. One of them being Oiler games. I watch them. Whenever I a can and there is nothing you are going to say to change that. Don't try testing my love for you to see if I will give them up or not. I won't."

Still going strong and she never tests me.

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#76 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 07:59PM
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mind you, I pay dearly for it in many other ways. Such is life.

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#77 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:00PM
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@ Travis Dakin:

LOL, I just feel sorry for her - sick...

She don't ususally even talk to me when oiler game on.

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#78 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 08:01PM
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@ BUCK75:

Is she dying? if not.... no go! ha

If she is.... Then this is a joke that took a horrible wrong turn and I feel like a bag of smashed ass holes.

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#79 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:01PM
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F8CK

Hemsky

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#80 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:04PM
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PP!!!

All Star nominee better score.

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#81 Fiveandagame
December 11 2008, 08:06PM
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HELLO JUSTICE LEAGUE!!! Fiveandagame checking in from Ottawa. How we looking at home? Sexy? Manly? Sourayriffic?

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#82 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:07PM
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@ Fiveandagame:

blah...

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#83 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:07PM
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@ Fiveandagame:

OIL ARE FLYING!!!

0-0

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#84 Fiveandagame
December 11 2008, 08:10PM
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damn I wish I could be watching.....I hope I get to check in again. Enjoy the game JUSTICE LEAGUE!!!

Piece out!

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#85 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:13PM
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Hemsky is flying

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#86 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:14PM
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Penguins beat NYI 9-2!!!

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#87 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 08:15PM
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Why does this team always make goalies I've never heard of look great?

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#88 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:20PM
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Hemsky hasn't hit the net yet I don't think.

22 - 6 shots - we're due

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#89 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 08:24PM
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And there's that PK goal-a game.

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#90 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:24PM
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FRAC!!!

DON'T DO THIS!!!

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#91 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:30PM
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Got my TV back...lol

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#92 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:34PM
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Yay

Get one before the 2nd is over

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#93 freeze
December 11 2008, 08:34PM
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I don't like the way this game is going at all.

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#94 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 08:35PM
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@ BUCK75:

Way to man up!

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#95 freeze
December 11 2008, 08:37PM
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sykora finally got his hat trick.

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#96 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:41PM
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@ Travis Dakin:

I gave her some tough love, told her to do the dishes & make me a pie.

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#97 Travis Dakin
December 11 2008, 08:42PM
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@ BUCK75: While she is sick? That's Awesome!

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#98 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:42PM
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@ freeze:

Were they trying to set him up the rest of the game? Good thing it didn't cost the penguins that one...

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#99 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:44PM
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This is brutal, first game they have played 40 minutes & are down 1 nuthin"?

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#100 BUCK75
December 11 2008, 08:54PM
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BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHD pass to end PP

Damn you goat - SHOOT

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