GDB 34: Unlikely Predators

Wanye
December 28 2008 04:59PM

Let's start this GDB off by saying we have a special level of hatred for the Nashville Predators. They have no business owning the Oil the way they do. They are brutal. They have terrible ownership, a sparse fan base, a funny logo, a coach with no neck whatsoever and are completely unusable as a team in 2k9.

Yet they stroll in to E-Town with nine consecutive wins against the Oil. Pardon? Four straight at Rexall? Zuh? Former Oiler Jason Arnott team Captain and still a legitimate member of the league's upper class?

Shoot.

Arnott falls into that category of "ones that got away." These are former Oilers that - for one reason or another - left town and yet inexplicably their careers continued after they left. We like our ex-Oilers ruined and depressed thank you very much. David Oliver? Check. Still happy you left after a single good year? Dan McGillis? Right. Smooth move on that one friend. But when an Oiler leaves and continues producing, well that just grinds our gears. "The ones that got away" aren't the Curtis Josephs or the Doug Weights of the world. Those players left for the dollars and cents of the matter and there was little that could be done.

The ones that got away include players who left for reasons other than the dough. We would include Jason Arnott in this category along with a few players of the same era - players like Miro Satan, Kirk Maltby or hell even Boyd Devereaux. Years after these chaps left town we still look down the roster and see a spot for them.

Once upon a time these players were dealt and the good citizens of the OilersNation exclaimed "huzzah! What wonderous news! How happy we will be now that these poorly performing players aren't members of our local hockey squadron." We pitied the teams who had the misfortune of picking up these castaways. We laughed heartily as the other GM issued positive statements about the contribution these players will make to their new teams.

And now, years later, we sit back years later in muted horror and hope that fallen stars like one time whipping boy Jason Arnott doesn't lead his Predators to a tenth straight win over his former teammates.

Damn you Jason Arnott for your continued career. Damn you Nashville Predators for your continued dominance of the Oilers. Damn you Chris Cornell for leaving Soundgarden and Audioslave. Seriously, why would he leave both of those bands?

I guess thats being a God of Rock for you.

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#51 r59
December 28 2008, 06:36PM
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Scores! Scores!

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#52 RBK
December 28 2008, 06:37PM
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Just like that

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#53 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 06:37PM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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#54 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 06:38PM
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THAT was a short lead

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#55 Deep Oil Imitator
December 28 2008, 06:39PM
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Oilers throw every game.... don't want the lead.... look under city hall. Bettman and Mandel have already decided how the Oilers will do for the next 10 seasons. EIG really owns West Edmonton Mall

Can I have my brain pills please?

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#56 RBK
December 28 2008, 06:40PM
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All in all a decent period though

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#57 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 06:40PM
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Deep Oil Imitator wrote:

Can I have my brain pills please?

LOL thats too funny. What is that guy's deal anyway?

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#58 r59
December 28 2008, 06:41PM
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Roloson looked a smidge shaky on that one

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#59 RBK
December 28 2008, 06:41PM
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LOL

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#60 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 06:42PM
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Is home hardware still in business? Really?

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#61 r59
December 28 2008, 06:43PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

Is home hardware still in business? Really?

They must have at least a marketing department remaining

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#62 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 06:43PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

Is home hardware still in business? Really?

I think my Dad goes there . He also goes to Totem though....

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#63 Glen Stanton
December 28 2008, 06:44PM
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Can I just say that I love it when everyone makes comments on the commercials? LOL

Now back to reading. Thanks everyone

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#64 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 06:45PM
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Run it out boys. Run it out

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#65 2k9
December 28 2008, 06:45PM
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Good period Oilers!!

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#66 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 06:46PM
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r59 wrote:

Wanye Gretz wrote: Is home hardware still in business? Really? They must have at least a marketing department remaining

Apparently Ford can find a few bucks left for the odd advertisement too

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#67 Robbo
December 28 2008, 06:47PM
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Vishnovsky is having a good year.

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#68 RBK
December 28 2008, 06:48PM
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I love it how they try to make poker look like a sport.

RIIIIIIIIIIIGHT

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#69 OilersNinja
December 28 2008, 06:49PM
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Cold certified technology is a great leap forward.

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#70 OilersNinja
December 28 2008, 06:50PM
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Also who is this Gerry Dobson? GET OUT OF HERE AND GO BACK TO SOCCER SATURDAY

Ninja out

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#71 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 06:51PM
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Ha ha Hiller you ain't all that

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#72 r59
December 28 2008, 06:51PM
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Hiller has played well though in the absence of Giguere

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#73 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 06:52PM
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Did Canada win today in the Juniors? Did they cover the spread?

Laughs uncontrollably

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#74 RBK
December 28 2008, 06:53PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

Laughs uncontrollably

Beating Kazakhstan is hardly a win

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#75 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 06:54PM
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We get to hear from Souray??

*Combs eyebrows in anticipation*

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#76 r59
December 28 2008, 06:54PM
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Please sportsnet. Tell me more about Soccer Saturday

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#77 RBK
December 28 2008, 06:56PM
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Lets get this second period started!!!

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#78 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 06:57PM
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RBK wrote:

Lets get this second period started!!!

w00t w00t!!

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#79 Robbo
December 28 2008, 06:57PM
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Did that 9-2 loss to the Hawks light a fire?

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#80 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 06:58PM
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OOOOOWHEEEEEEEEEE

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#81 2k9
December 28 2008, 06:58PM
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hahahah Wanye

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#82 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 07:00PM
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Start the period already!!!1

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#83 r59
December 28 2008, 07:01PM
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Back with a frosty beer and ready to go

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#84 jack bauer
December 28 2008, 07:01PM
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I wonder if Canada thought of backing it down after 10-0, but i guess not.

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#85 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 07:02PM
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r59 wrote:

Back with a frosty beer and ready to go

You have read my mind and my actions

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#86 RBK
December 28 2008, 07:03PM
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jack bauer wrote:

I wonder if Canada thought of backing it down after 10-0, but i guess not.

You have to keep your head down and stay plugging away. Kazakhstan is always on the verge of an 11 goal barrage

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#87 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 07:03PM
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jack bauer wrote:

I wonder if Canada thought of backing it down after 10-0, but i guess not.

What and risk an 11-10 loss??

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#88 RBK
December 28 2008, 07:04PM
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"Let's do this!!!!" - TB

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#89 r59
December 28 2008, 07:05PM
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Nilsson has been invisible as per usual

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#90 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 07:05PM
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I still say Cole will come back into form. Leads the team in hits - no one ever mentions that.

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#91 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 07:07PM
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Come on Oil!! Good pressure!

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#92 Preds Fan
December 28 2008, 07:08PM
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Dan Ellis is a golden god

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#93 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 07:08PM
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Uh note to Quinn: Stortini is no heavy weight.

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#94 R-DAWG
December 28 2008, 07:08PM
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@ r59: Well he did have a hit in the first. And for the most part hasn't cherry picked

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#95 RBK
December 28 2008, 07:09PM
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Preds Fan wrote:

Dan Ellis is a golden god

Now which one of us left this comment - there are no real preds fans anywhere....

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#96 r59
December 28 2008, 07:10PM
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R-DAWG wrote:

@ r59: Well he did have a hit in the first. And for the most part hasn’t cherry picked

He doesn't ever seem to make plays happen. He is always an also ran with second assists

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#97 r59
December 28 2008, 07:11PM
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There was a prime example

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#98 RBK
December 28 2008, 07:11PM
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I wonder what Santa brought Gagner? Confidence?

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#99 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 07:12PM
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Damn you Arnott. Good save Roli

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#100 R-DAWG
December 28 2008, 07:12PM
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If there was any god he would let some of those shots go in for us!!

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