Nation crashes -- Coyotes burn

Wanye
December 23 2008 10:22AM

We aren't quite what happened yesterday on the nation. In speaking with our server support desk -- located in a very distant country staffed by very indifferent workers -- it seems it went like this: “something something too much data, something something bigger server needed something something crashed.”

Allow us to translate this into English: old web hosting company soon to be canned even though it’s Christmas.

As we understand it in talking with the new web developer -– who remains aces -– we are getting too big for your garden variety server. Translation: all the traffic of late has crashed our hosting company’s server twice in the past week.

So onwards and upwards we go to our own dedicated server.

Real News

First, if it means the Oilers would win every night we would gladly close the OilersNation down forever, smash all our computers to bits and burn down NationHQ. If that’s all it took for the Oil to turn it around, we would do it in a heart beat and rejoice that we were able to find the secret to success. That was actually a great hockey game last night. There was hitting, fighting, a few scores, some cheering, loud noises and a scoreboard.

Basically everything we like to see we saw:

  • The beating Strudwick laid on Carcillo? Wow. He hit him so hard his credit score changed. That will teach you to fight someone with reach a foot longer than yours, Danny boy.
  • Pouliot having the presence of mind to make a drop pass, get hit, stay on his feet, stay watching the puck then pot a beauty of a goal? It makes the mind positively spin, doesn’t it?
  • The Hemsky pass across the crease to Cogliano was pretty tidy as well. Not too many peeps make that pass now, do they?

Can we just say how much we missed the JL meeting? For reals. Unless you are at the game or in a bar, the JL makes the game so much more interesting. Who could hear all our witticisms? Our friends? Who cares about them. We don’t in the least.

Two Random Oilers factoids:

  • fIVE players on pace to crack 20 goals this season
  • 30th in the league in scoring at home

And lastly

The Oilers signed Ryan Huddy.

How wonderful! It’s good to see that we have given up any pretense that the Oilers are anything beyond a work placement centre for former Oilers players and their family members. The geniuses passed on Drew Stafford, having turned up their noses and said "he’s merely related to the trainer. That’s hardly worth a draft pick never mind his stats."

These same rocket surgeons have now decided that there aren’t enough small forwards in the system and it’s time to add another to the mix. Perhaps the Oil have enough small forwards already. Or perhaps we have missed each and every Oilers game this year so we don't know about all the secret grit this team is packing up front. That must be it.

Seriously, what is Craig Muni’s third cousin doing these days? Perhaps the Oil could offer him a one-way goaltending contract. There aren’t enough of them hanging around that’s for sure.

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#51 baggedmilk
December 23 2008, 04:37PM
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@ Jason Gregor:

Sorry Gregor, Brownlee got in first. All I can get you is 20 JSBM dollars.

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#52 Jason Gregor
December 23 2008, 04:38PM
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Now of course his ankle was originally bruised last year, and that turned into a break..I'm not saying, I'm just saying...

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#53 Ssseth
December 23 2008, 04:43PM
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Well that is good'ish news. Hopefully he's back soon.

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#54 David S
December 23 2008, 06:15PM
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So if only Staios would get a "bruised ankle" along with Moreau's "bruised hand". THEN watch us rocket up the standings in January. Sheldon Souray, where's your wayward shot when we need you?

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#55 Dennis
December 23 2008, 08:00PM
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We'll really miss having someone to take stupid penalties if 18 misses any significant amount of time.

I mean, there's only so much 24 can do in that regard!

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#56 ramped up
December 23 2008, 08:42PM
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Staios/Moreau=Dec 22-29th whipping boy, stay tuned when our next W.B will Grebs/Horcoff

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#57 Adam Dyck
December 23 2008, 11:04PM
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MattL wrote:

@ Adam Dyck: Yep, it’s time for an A-1 centre alright. I think it’s been time ever since Doug Weight left. So… go ahead. Go get one. Just, make a trade for a valuable commodity that every other team in the league is looking for. Why don’t we all call the Oilers’ front office, and let them know that what they need is superstar players. I’m sure they haven’t figured that one out yet. While we’re at it, let’s just call MacT and tell him that his problem is not enough goals for, and too many goals against. And then we’ll call the Global Economy, and tell them that it should go with rising stock prices, and more jobs, instead of the other way around. And then we’ll call Terri Schiavo’s body, and tell her that her problem was not enough brain activity, and too much being not-alive. Kind of like you for making that ridiculous comment. Q.E.D.

If only the NHL had some sort of loop hole in the rules that allowed teams to send some of their players to another team, in exchange for different players. Someone should contact Bettman on this one.

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#58 Milli
December 24 2008, 08:48AM
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@ MattL: hyahaha, thats some funny shit!!!!!

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#59 Cam
December 24 2008, 01:43PM
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ramped up wrote:

Staios/Moreau=Dec 22-29th whipping boy, stay tuned when our next W.B will Grebs/Horcoff

I guess they have to pick on someone, though I would rather they didn't zero in on the guys who have actually been leaving 100% on the ice. They are making mistakes, but I don't think you can point to them as the problem, here.

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#60 topshelf
December 24 2008, 03:00PM
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I disagree. Moreau may work hard but some of his STUPID penalties have cost the team. And Staois is a step behind on every play which has also ended up with the puck in our net. I dont understand why these guys get a free pass based on their history with the team as opposed to their play on the ice this year.

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#61 topshelf
December 24 2008, 03:02PM
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Mac T says risk vs reward...where are the rewards from these two this year? Do they out-weigh the risks? That is a serious question that needs to be asked I think.

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#62 ramped up
December 24 2008, 04:31PM
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@ topshelf: I agree I have yet to see what the rewards have been,and the risks have been so many that the only way to look at it is that 2 wrongs may make a right

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#63 topDrwr
December 24 2008, 09:36PM
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Crappy about the servers, but seriously, new developer...good deal man, new site is so much better. Especially with all the new features.

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