GDB 24: Oh so you CAN fire a coach!

Wanye
December 03 2008 09:55AM

So let’s get this straight. Head Coach Peter Laviolette was fired in Carolina today. That’s right, apparently head coaches aren’t Dictators-for-life like we’ve been led to believe. And he WON the Cup in 2006, not like our guy who has recently taken to trying to scrap fans during away games.

Really, MacT? This is how you want to go out, is it. Not with class -- but trying to scrap out-of-work lumberyard worker in Dallas as your spectacularly underperforming team implodes in the last two minutes against one of the worst teams in the league? This is the guy Andrew Cogliano is supposed to look to for guidance and inspiration...

Compare and contrast with a team that is willing to hold people accountable for their actions. What’s the deal in Carolina? What would lead to such drastic action being taken? Let’s have a look shall we:

The Hurricanes broke through in the past couple of years with an unlikely Stanley Cup Victory in 2006. They followed up this Championship year by missing the playoffs in 2007–08 and have consistently underachieved since then. They have been mediocre at best so far in the 2008–09 season posting a 12-11-2 record through their first 25 games.

Remind you of anyone? Anyone around here? A Canadian team perhaps? Took their fans on a long Cup run a few years back and then got booted in the beans by some 6’4” donkey? Have played well below the expectations set by their own head coach? A local team? With a new owner looking to make his stamp on the organization?

Ah forget it.

Wonder which of the 15 goalies will be starting tonight...

-- Big ups to MSG again for his alerts. And a big thank you to Nation reader Dryden Roesch for sending over the featured cartoon. People with talent are foreign in these parts but this is a classic.

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#101 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 07:53PM
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Does Erik Cole even play for the oilers anymore?

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#102 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:53PM
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But...to your credit BM. Bad finish is better than no finish.

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#103 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 07:53PM
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look at that backcheck on Schremp.

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#104 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 07:54PM
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Is shremp wearing equipment? man he looks skinny

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#105 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 07:54PM
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WTF is wayne lately? Is he tapping some poon or something cause he is SOOO not in Oiler mode.

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#106 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:54PM
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Is he 88 to denote the number of years playing in the AHL?

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#107 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 07:54PM
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He doesn't wear shoulder pads. That's all Schremp.

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#108 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:55PM
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At least he started a Game day thread today...ahem...

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#109 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 07:55PM
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Buck, I like the finnish translation... very low brow, my kind of humor. Internet fist pound with a whatup to you my friend.

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#110 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 07:55PM
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Toby Petersen has scored in back-to-back games.

And you thought he wasn't good enough for the powerplay :)

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#111 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 07:55PM
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Only Chuck Norris doesnt wear shoulder pads

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#112 jeanshorts
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"Is he 88 to denote the number of years playing in the AHL?"

It's also the amount of times he compliments himself in front of the mirror before he leaves the house.

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#113 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 07:55PM
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7 dmen from Dallas & not one of them is playing forward.

hmmmm

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#114 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 07:56PM
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Ok honestly, was anyone offended by the term sloppy seconds? No. That's what I thought. I hate Bob McKenzie and his lack of neck.

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#115 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 07:57PM
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"7 dmen from Dallas & not one of them is playing forward."

Dave Tippet is clearly a terrible coach. MACT FOR 10 MORE YEARS!!!

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#116 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 07:57PM
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Good shift 4th line

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#117 baggedmilk
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Klima... Klima... Klima...

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#118 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:57PM
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That Toby Peterson is one fast son-ova-gun.

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#119 Fiveandagame
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"Toby Petersen has scored in back-to-back games.

And you thought he wasn’t good enough for the powerplay "

Well played JW....well played.

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#120 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 07:57PM
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I am not offended at all, hell I wish I were big enough to leave sloppy seconds. I leave unsatisfied seconds.

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#121 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 07:58PM
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I agree, sloppy seconds is not as offensive as a DOUBLE DION

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#122 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 07:58PM
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Souray almost put that through Turco's leg

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#123 The Towel Boy
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It's my goal to use the term "sloppy seconds" whenever I can, so that it loses it's offensive power.

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#124 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:00PM
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I would take Alisha Cuthbert after all of my friends had their way with her...

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#125 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:00PM
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Alright...PeePee time.

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#126 Fiveandagame
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LET"S DOOOOO THIS!!!!!

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#127 The Towel Boy
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Sloppy 239ths anyone?

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#128 Jonathan Willis
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A further note: who has more even-strength goals - 14-goal scorer Teemu Selanne, or Toby Peterson?

Since you're watching this broadcast, you'll know it's Toby Peterson.

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#129 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:00PM
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TSN has to employ 2 puppeteers to keep Mckenzie's head up

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#130 Sing A Song For SingSing
December 03 2008, 08:01PM
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Man... Horcoff has virtually ZERO offensive skill. It's hilarious that he's our "franchise" first line center. I like him, but it's still embarassing. If we had him in the #2 with a legit 1st line center this teams offense would be crazy.

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#131 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 08:01PM
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Soon sloppy seconds will be a mainstream comment.

"Soury shoots, save Turco... and Penner scores on Sourys sloppy seconds"

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#132 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:01PM
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I have to say, I hav a new appreciation for our PP after watching Kovalchuk try alone to make the ATL PP do something.

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#133 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:02PM
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“Soury shoots, save Turco… and Penner scores on Sourys sloppy seconds”

hahhahahahahahah

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#134 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:02PM
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Whats funny is Iginla is thinking," Sloppy seconds? try sloppy thirds"

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#135 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:02PM
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Penner Bangs in Sourays Sloppy Seconds

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#136 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:03PM
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I always though sloppy seconds was a term of endearment. I think most girls would rather be called that then "that stupid whore who took all my money and left me with V.D" Maybe it's just me.

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#137 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:03PM
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Rob Brown made a career off of Mario's sloppy seconds

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#138 baggedmilk
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Dion Phaneuf doesn't even care because he's just happy a girl actually plays with his love tootsie.

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#139 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:04PM
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Has "juice boy" come on the ice again after the hit?

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#140 The Towel Boy
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That woulda been a sloppy second goal cuz of Turco's puck handling there.

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#141 Jonathan Willis
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Incidentally, Bob McKenzie's the best sports broadcaster out there.

And he could kill any of you with the power of his mind.

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#142 The Towel Boy
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yah buck...juice boy was out there after the hit.

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#143 Fiveandagame
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I love hockey....it's soo...it just....it's WICKED RETARDED GOOD.

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#144 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:05PM
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Juice Boy was out there after that career ending "shot to the head". Yes.

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#145 baggedmilk
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The only thing he could kill is the leftovers in my fridge.

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#146 OilersNinja
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our crush you with the weight of his head

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#147 The Towel Boy
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Bobby Mac is his street name.

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#148 BUCK75
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tough watching & reading all these comments between ell oh elling

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#149 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 08:06PM
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Sing Song, a number:

Goals by Oilers not named Shawn Horcoff tonight: 0

Goals by Oilers named Shawn Horcoff tonight: 1

Or does firing the puck from behind the blueline not count as the move of an offensive powerhouse any more?

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#150 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:06PM
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It's also hard to rape AND keep my van on the road at the same time, but I find a way.

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