GDB 33: A White Christmas

Jason Gregor
December 26 2008 02:42PM

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Douchebags and newspapers, together at last"]Douchebags and newspapers, together at last[/caption]

It's the first time since 1971 that all of Canada is experiencing a white Christmas. But really, who cares? The Sedin Sisters are hosting our Brutish and Mighty Oil tonight. Here's Gregor's report on the lines for tonight. -- bingofuel

Line-ups... Hemsky – Horcoff – Penner Nilsson/Moreau – Cogliano – Pouliot Reddox – Gagner – Cole Strudwick – Brodziak – Stortini

Moreau skated at the morning skate and will be a game time decision. If he can't go then Nilsson will draw in. If he does, Nilsson will be eating popcorn in the pressbox.

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One of Canada's most versatile sports personalities. Jason hosts The Jason Gregor Show, weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., on TSN 1260, and he writes a column every Monday in the Edmonton Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonGregor
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#1 David S
December 26 2008, 02:57PM
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I'm not getting why Reddox over Nilsson.

Nilsson/Gagner/Cole might be a dynamite line.

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#2 Smokin' Ray
December 26 2008, 03:04PM
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@ David S

I couldn't agree more. Makes waaaaaayyy more sense. But what do we know?

GAME DAY!!!!!!

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#3 baggedmilk
December 26 2008, 03:21PM
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*JSBM will be very intoxicated during the JL meeting*

*JSBM will also be cheering on the World Juniors*

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#4 Wanye Gretz
December 26 2008, 04:22PM
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Wanye Gretz will be asking his parents to end Christmas Dinner half an hour after it begins so that he can watch the Oilers.

It's basically like every other Christmas we have had in the Gretz family to date.

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#5 Milli
December 26 2008, 04:46PM
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Canada and the Mighty OIL win big!!! I win very drunk!!!!

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#6 Deep Oil
December 26 2008, 05:15PM
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I am curious if some of the oilers with roots in Ontario made it back to Edmonton for the charter flight to YVR - otherwise called the dead zone - as Westjet refused to fly into Vancouver over the holidays as the airport did not have enough deicing equipment - MacT is at fault for running a practise the next morning (DEC 23) instead of letting the players take the red eye to YYZ after the marginal win over the bankrupt YOTES...... this will be one jet lagged tired team - expect a zombie effort due to this schedule quirk in YVR. Next time give the players 12 more hours off or invite the families to Edmonton...this is going to be a turkey disaster - MACT got coal this Christmas - not a happy holiday when your best friend is thinking about cutting you loose sooner or later.

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#7 OilersNinja
December 26 2008, 05:25PM
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Well I hope the boys can tackle this adversity

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#8 RobinB
December 26 2008, 05:58PM
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Whoever wrote the "Douchebags and newspapers, together at last" cutline hasn't been paying attention. There's a ho-hum case of dog bites man if ever there was one.

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#9 baggedmilk
December 26 2008, 06:15PM
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*baggedmilk is drunk and watching world juniors*

Beauty goal by Tavares with the assist to Eberle.

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#10 David S
December 26 2008, 07:21PM
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Deep Oil - seriously man. If there was an eclipse, you'd find a way to turn it into another reason to "fire MacT". The reasons for the early morning practice on Dec 23 were well documented and sounded pretty logical to me.

If you're going to rag on the team, at least try to find something that doesn't make you look like a complete tool in the process.

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#11 R-DAWG
December 26 2008, 07:29PM
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@ David S: Hey as long as he can stay out of the remand tonite it's a bonus...at least until he becomes incoherant...er

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#12 bingofuel
December 26 2008, 07:35PM
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@ RobinB: You're reading into a subtext that doesn't exist.

The Sedins are douchebags (at least citizens of the OilersNation must think so). They're each holding newspapers. The "together at last" is a hat-tip to the Simpsons' where Homer was eating a bag of "Nuts 'n Gum," the catch-phrase of which was "together at last."

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

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#13 David S
December 26 2008, 08:01PM
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The outside of GM Place looks alot like Edmonton. Bah-hahaha!

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#14 ramped up
December 26 2008, 08:21PM
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ok time to throw so people under the bus...Gagner and horcoff. Maybe both of those guys for kovalchuk???

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#15 ramped up
December 26 2008, 08:50PM
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Hey "bag me", you out there

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#16 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 08:50PM
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Well we're not losing.

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#17 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 08:51PM
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Is Horcoff completely retarded? Can he make a pass or play or shot?

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#18 freeze
December 26 2008, 08:52PM
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I only caught the end of the first, how are we looking? The PK looked decent.

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#19 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 08:52PM
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But you know who's awesome? JORDAN EBERLE!!!

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#20 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 08:53PM
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We are also missing a

LETS DO THIS!!!!!!!

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#21 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 08:56PM
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@ freeze:

We're doing alright, Horcoff is handling the puck like its a live weasel, Nilsson has been on 3 different lines already.

But Weve been solid on the back end.

The thing I am noticing is that the Oilers has a more aggressive fore check going. Sending two players. This could be because we're tied and not losing and I am so used to seeing us behind by two goals after one.

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#22 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:09PM
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POOOOOO! Wow. who would have thought that the kid who always was a goal scorer wasn't a third line grinder but an offensive player?

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#23 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:15PM
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POWERPLAY GOAL...With a Powerplay to go....NICE!

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#24 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:16PM
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@ Fiveandagame: That was a nice play by Hemmer wasn't it 5&aG.

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#25 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:16PM
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@ Fiveandagame: It sure was Five, it sure was.

May I also say that I find your insights into the Oilers both accurate and entertaining.

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#26 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:17PM
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@ Fiveandagame:

Well thank you 5&aG you are also insightful and witty.

GOILERS!!!

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#27 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:20PM
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Hello?.......anybody?

Well I am enjoying this game anyway.

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#28 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:23PM
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Penner is fricken AWESOME! PLaying like he's worth every penny.

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#29 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:24PM
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Even Staios is hitting and blocking shots.

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#30 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:25PM
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The team is playing a very solid second period. Weird.. We are usually sucking like a dyson at this point in the game.

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#31 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:28PM
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I wondering if JS and BM are so Crunk that they have forgotten how to type....

I like it when We're on the powerplay.

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#32 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:28PM
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TWO MAN ADVANTAGE AGAIN!

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#33 ramped up
December 26 2008, 09:29PM
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time to make Burrows PAY!!!

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#34 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:29PM
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(in honor of Towel Boy)

LETS DO THIS!!!!

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#35 ramped up
December 26 2008, 09:30PM
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#36 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:30PM
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GOALA GOALA GOALA!

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#37 freeze
December 26 2008, 09:30PM
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Is Santa granting wishes!?!?

Nice PP!

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#38 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:30PM
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RAMPED UP THANK GOD YOU"RE HERE!

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#39 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:31PM
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FREEZE YOU TOO.....wow prayers have been answered!

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#40 ramped up
December 26 2008, 09:31PM
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Who should I say needs to pay next????

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#41 ramped up
December 26 2008, 09:32PM
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I've got to get my laptop back, this running back and forth is retarded

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#42 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:32PM
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@ ramped up: Kesler! I hate that guy

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#43 freeze
December 26 2008, 09:33PM
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Ohlund.

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#44 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:34PM
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Boooo.

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#45 freeze
December 26 2008, 09:34PM
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*cringes at Staios*

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#46 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:36PM
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I hate it when they give up goals late in the period.

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#47 freeze
December 26 2008, 09:42PM
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I hope we don't sit back too much. We'd be better to keep some pressure on their D.

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#48 Fiveandagame
December 26 2008, 09:44PM
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We need to make a good showing here Justice League. Men are down, committed to festive holiday dinners that wives and girlfriends schedule when men get their holidays.

We need to be vulgar loud and make fun of players for reasons completely unrelated to the game of hockey.

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#49 freeze
December 26 2008, 09:53PM
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not a good start. boo cole.

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#50 freeze
December 26 2008, 09:54PM
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crap.

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