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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#151 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 07:47PM
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Gerry Dobson can now do the around the rink catch up. Wanye can now go and get another beer. This time a victory beer

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#152 Robbo
December 28 2008, 07:47PM
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Awesome work Oilers!

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#153 OilersNinja
December 28 2008, 07:49PM
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I love watching Gretzky footage

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#154 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 07:50PM
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What a hero.

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#155 OilersNinja
December 28 2008, 07:51PM
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Evanka is my hero. Gretzky #2 Wanye Gretz #3

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#156 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 07:51PM
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OilersNinja wrote:

Evanka is my hero. Gretzky #2 Wanye Gretz #3

If I didn't know you, that would be a lot more flattering

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#157 OilersNinja
December 28 2008, 07:52PM
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BEST AD EVER

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#158 RBK
December 28 2008, 07:52PM
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Let's get this third started!!

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#159 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 07:53PM
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Let's go Oilers! Big third!!

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#160 r59
December 28 2008, 07:54PM
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Big third

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#161 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 07:55PM
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I'm sorry is there a player on the Wild named "Clutterbuck"

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#162 RBK
December 28 2008, 07:57PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

I’m sorry is there a player on the Wild named “Clutterbuck”

HAHAHAHAH really?

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#163 r59
December 28 2008, 08:00PM
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Lets see a big third. 7-2

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#164 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 08:03PM
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r59 wrote:

Lets see a big third. 7-2

I like this new found optimism

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#165 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 08:05PM
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Roli has played well

11th in the NHL in Save percentage

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#166 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 08:05PM
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Wow Gagner and Cole are looking dangerous.

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#167 RBK
December 28 2008, 08:06PM
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PENNER!!!

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#168 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 08:07PM
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Uh the Oil are positively shredding the Preds

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#169 r59
December 28 2008, 08:08PM
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nice save by Cole

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#170 R-DAWG
December 28 2008, 08:08PM
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i think Quinn likes saying Pekke Rinne!!he he Pekke

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#171 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 08:09PM
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This is so satisfying

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#172 RBK
December 28 2008, 08:10PM
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R-DAWG wrote:

i think Quinn likes saying Pekke Rinne!!he he Pekke

Pekke Rinne and Clutterbuck. What a world

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#173 OilersNinja
December 28 2008, 08:11PM
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Now my beers taste extra frosty

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#174 OilersNinja
December 28 2008, 08:12PM
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GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL

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#175 RBK
December 28 2008, 08:13PM
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Imagine Cole and Gagner both caught fire for the next 20 games? That would be sweet

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#176 R-DAWG
December 28 2008, 08:14PM
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i've never heard that saying before "waterbug". Thats a perfect way to describe Hemmer's skating and stickhandling

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#177 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 08:14PM
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Me thinks the Oil are going to lock it down now. But there is a lot of time remaining if they want to go for (interrupts self)

TROTZ WHERE IS YOUR NECK???? SERIOUSLY WTF

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#178 Travis Dakin
December 28 2008, 08:14PM
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b>RBK wrote:

Imagine Cole and Gagner both caught fire for the next 20 games? That would be sweet

That would probably help bring me out of the bottom of my pool.<

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#179 r59
December 28 2008, 08:14PM
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R-DAWG wrote:

i’ve never heard that saying before “waterbug”. Thats a perfect way to describe Hemmer’s skating and stickhandling

A million years ago they called Guy Lafleur the waterbug

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#180 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 08:15PM
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Let's not forget the Preds had no PPs until the third period. That's good discipline

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#181 RBK
December 28 2008, 08:17PM
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I'd rather have my fingers stepped on by an elephant than attend a skills competition

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#182 r59
December 28 2008, 08:18PM
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Cogliano on the PK with Cole..... interesting

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#183 r59
December 28 2008, 08:18PM
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where's the CALL???

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#184 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 08:19PM
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Just clear it brodziak

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#185 Gord
December 28 2008, 08:19PM
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good kill, Oil!

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#186 Ed
December 28 2008, 08:19PM
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Smid hasn't seen much ice tonight. Perhaps they should see if he wants to play goal

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#187 Fish
December 28 2008, 08:20PM
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Penner could have like five goals in this game.

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#188 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 08:21PM
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Get ready Diesel Ultra Lounge. Gagner is on fire.

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#189 R-DAWG
December 28 2008, 08:22PM
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I think it's time to double shift the forth line and maybe Derail the Tootoo train for good...what a douchebag!!

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#190 RBK
December 28 2008, 08:22PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

Get ready Diesel Ultra Lounge. Gagner is on fire.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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#191 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 08:25PM
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There is nothing nicer than a crap stomping

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#192 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 08:26PM
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Lubo71 wrote:

There is nothing nicer than a crap stomping

AMEN

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#193 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 08:26PM
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R-DAWG wrote:

I think it’s time to double shift the forth line and maybe Derail the Tootoo train for good…what a douchebag!!

Macintryre is missed tonight

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#194 R-DAWG
December 28 2008, 08:27PM
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@ Lubo71: If the crap is Tootoo and the stomper has a skate on it that would be greater

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#195 Wanye Gretz
December 28 2008, 08:27PM
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It's amazing how when the Oil lose I can't even watch highlights but when they win I could watch them all night.

AH being a homer.

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#196 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 08:28PM
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@ Lubo71: If the crap is Tootoo and the stomper has a skate on it that would be greater

Maybe Strudwick fights him?

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#197 Stortini's Power Skating Instructor
December 28 2008, 08:28PM
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I quit

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#198 Lubo71
December 28 2008, 08:29PM
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Stortini's Power Skating Instructor wrote:

I quit

LOL

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#199 R-DAWG
December 28 2008, 08:29PM
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i wonder if Struds would want to school Tootoo

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#200 RBK
December 28 2008, 08:29PM
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Holy Cow look at Rinne's numbers!

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