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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#51 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 07:36PM
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I hate the Toronto media. God they're lame. Sean Avery got exactly what he wanted, all the attention in the world.

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#52 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 07:36PM
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WOW Tippett is not impressed with Avery. Very candid, you would think now with some cool off time he would be a little more diplomatic, but nope still pissed.

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#53 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:37PM
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LET'S DOOOOO THIS!!!

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#54 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 07:38PM
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You know whats awesome? OILERS ON TSN THATS WHATS AWESOME.

No lousy internet feed or radio for ol' fiveandagame tonight! BOOYA!

....can you tell I am a wee bit excited?

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#55 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:39PM
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Towel Boy hates regional blackouts.

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#56 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 07:40PM
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Towel Boy needs to spring for Center Ice

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#57 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 07:40PM
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TB is blacked out?

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#58 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 07:40PM
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TB - everytime you type "LET’S DOOOOO THIS!!!"

I picture Joe on family guy (the guy in the wheel chair) screaming it....it makes me laugh...thank you.

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#59 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:40PM
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no no...just sayin'...in general...I hate regional blackouts.

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#60 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:41PM
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haha...five...that's what I was goin for! Sweet.

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#61 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 07:41PM
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Baggedmilk likes taking advantage of those that are blacked out.

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#62 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 07:41PM
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SO what do you guys think? Dallas up by two after the first?

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#63 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 07:41PM
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Ahh I see. I was thinking WTF is TSN doing and thank god I am out of town for work

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#64 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 07:42PM
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WOW!!!!!

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#65 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 07:42PM
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HUNGRY LIKE THE WOOOOOLLLFFFFF

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#66 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:42PM
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WOW...HORCS!

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#67 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 07:43PM
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"Cause I'm hungry like the wooooooolf"

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#68 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 07:43PM
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OMFG Turco is a funnel

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#69 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 07:43PM
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LMAO

Horcoff!!!

That's the Turco who can't stop a beachball

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#70 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 07:43PM
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Scoorcofff / sloth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#71 The Towel Boy
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It was a drop ball.

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#72 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 07:44PM
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So, Turco is still in the running to be one of the goalies for team Canada in 2010 right?

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#73 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 07:44PM
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We have a terrible goal song

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#74 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:45PM
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I dunno what's up with Turco these days...He used to strike fear in me when the Oil played Dallas.

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#75 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 07:45PM
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Zack Stortini invent wheel. Zack Stortini hunt for family. Zack Stortini hug angry man.

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#76 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 07:45PM
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who is RIBIRO...good job cuthbert

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#77 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 07:45PM
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Price Luongo Brodeur

Turco is terrible this year

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#78 Hockey Gods
December 03 2008, 07:46PM
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No we are employing a shoot from anywhere strategy

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#79 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 07:47PM
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I thought I'd skip the first few minutes, given the Oilers recent starts - apparently a mistake.

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#80 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:47PM
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Yeesh...either we look good or Dallas is tired.

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#81 Jonathan Willis
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I love the fans cheering Turco.

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#82 BUCK75
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We have a terrible goal song

Terrible Music in general. When I heard Flathead by The Fratelli's I was sure we got a new music guy. Then they played all the cheesy 80's tunes...

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#83 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 07:48PM
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OILERS are outshooting a team....weird...

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#84 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 07:48PM
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Everyone keeps mentioning Brodeur, and I really don't agree with it. He's going to be like 48 years old. Sure he'll probably still be decent, but it's not 1998, that's for sure. Price and Lunogo are givens, barring some kind of Stefan Legin esque meltdown.

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#85 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:48PM
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Maybe Horcoff got the guy fired...Fratellis....Sloth...ehhh?

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#86 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 07:48PM
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We need ice girls and better music, then the Oil will play better....

I think I just figured it out

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#87 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 07:48PM
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S-T-A-I-O-S???

That's a weird way to spell 'Pylon'

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#88 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 07:49PM
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Betcha Bruunstrom is happy he signed in Dallas instaed of Detroit...

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#89 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 07:50PM
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WOW...what a save....

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#90 The Towel Boy
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Gr8 save GARON!

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#91 jeanshorts
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SAVE!!!!!!!

Terrible finish by that guy.

BUT SAVE!!!!!!

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#92 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 07:50PM
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Garon has a groin that Stretch Armstrong would be jealous of

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#93 Hockey Gods
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We have a couple ice girls now. They wear lulu pants but pretty conservative tops but it's a start.

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#94 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:51PM
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welcome to splitsville...population...Garon.

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#95 baggedmilk
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I was also accused of terrible Finnish when I said, "Eck bin be ba niner" to this tall blonde drink of water in the summer of '31.

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#96 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 07:51PM
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I don't know what the debate is for the 2010 team..it's easy Roli Garon and JDD. Why else would we be running with three goalies unless they all were the best in the world right?

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#97 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 07:52PM
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you should see the ice girls in Anaheim, they cant skate and you can see a lot of clevage.... they are amazing

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#98 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 07:53PM
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I think she thought you were asking her if she was Saku Koivu's sloppy seconds.

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#99 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 07:53PM
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BM:....that was brutal. haha.

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#100 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 07:53PM
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Hahah I was laughing my ass off when I was writing it because of my lameness.

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