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.

09049f03ecb006ab29372206f2a88f75
Blog so hard motherf**ckers try and find me. Email me at wanyegretz@gmail.com or tweet me @wanyegretz provided it is about Jordan Eberle or babes.
Avatar
#201 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:24PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

WHO CARES...

Honestly you can say just about anything on TV & they care about sloppy seconds...

Avatar
#202 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:25PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Look at that head. It's massive.

As for Schremp, I like the way he's playing so far. Like JW said, he's caused a few turnovers and is effective with the ice team he's gotten. Nice first period so far for Captain America.

Avatar
#203 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:28PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

I have a hard time paying attention to Bobby Mac's with the 23 chins staring at me in HD

Avatar
#204 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:29PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

I wonder how big BOB's head can get,,,I mean it's huge now...imagine when he's Cherry's age?

Avatar
#205 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:30PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

DARWIN HEAD!

Avatar
#206 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:31PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

TB- can we get a you know what?

Avatar
#207 Sing A Song For SingSing
December 03 2008, 08:32PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

In the words of Sam Rosen... it's a POWERPLAY GOAL.

Keep it up boys, you now have the worst lead in hockey.

Let's keep this train rollin'.

Avatar
#208 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:33PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

smooth penner

Avatar
#209 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:33PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Sorry Five..

ahem..

LET'S DOOOO THIS!!!

Avatar
#210 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:33PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

3rd line looks good. I really like the way Brodziak has responded to the benching....and playing with good players helps too. I actually thought that he was going to draw in as our 3rd line center at the start of the year,

Avatar
#211 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:34PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

TB- thank you....:)

Avatar
#212 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:34PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

That pizza for penner plan is looking better all the time

Avatar
#213 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:35PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Schremp...nice setup.

Avatar
#214 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:35PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

POOOO & SCHREMP

Avatar
#215 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:35PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

SCRHREEEMMMPPPPP with the A!!!!!

Avatar
#216 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:35PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

wow... great pass

Avatar
#217 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:35PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Look at that pass by Schremp.

Avatar
#218 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:35PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

ROBBIE SCHREMP!!!!!!!

Avatar
#219 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:36PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

GReat first assist

Avatar
#220 Gord
December 03 2008, 08:36PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

ROB SCHREMP! That was sexy

Avatar
#221 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:36PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Beauty play. Pou finally pots himself one. If Schremp keeps this up, he'll have himself a 13 year, 70 million dollar contract in no time!

Avatar
#222 Sing A Song For SingSing
December 03 2008, 08:36PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Congrats Schremp. This is what I like to see. It's time to make it rain on these hoes

Avatar
#223 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:36PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

WOW did you hear the cheer for Robbie? Atta be kid.

Avatar
#224 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 08:37PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Nice plays by Schremp and Visnovsky on that.

Of course, that talentless hack Marc Pouliot was just a beneficiary of their skill.

Avatar
#225 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:37PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

haha JW

Avatar
#226 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:39PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

SCHREMP IS A MONSTER!!!

Avatar
#227 mab47
December 03 2008, 08:39PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

i agree jay dub, too bad MAP got the goal

Avatar
#228 suntory hanzo
December 03 2008, 08:40PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Can Gags every get a touch b4 a goal? Maybe he just needs a trip to the rub n tug. That or let him go to the WJC to light it up and get the confidence back.

Avatar
#229 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:41PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Keys to the Oilers' 3 goal Lead:

1. Not retro jersey night. 2. Not PPV game. 3. Robbie Schremp.

Avatar
#230 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:42PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Robbie Schremp is playing like he's possessed by the ghost of Esa Tikkanen!

Avatar
#231 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 08:42PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

TB: Yep, the retro jerseys are the kiss of death.

Avatar
#232 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:43PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

1. Not retro jersey night. 2. Not PPV game. 3. Robbie Schremp

TRUE TRUE PLAUSIBLE

Avatar
#233 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:43PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

What a glorious game in the cool republic of alberta

Avatar
#234 Rammer
December 03 2008, 08:44PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

"Keep the Stars at some distance from getting back in this game"

I love how Ferraro has no faith...

Avatar
#235 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:44PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Ummmm has anybody noticed that the OILERS have a THREE GOAL LEAD????

Avatar
#236 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:44PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Stortini shot that puck like an arrow going at a wooly mammoth

Avatar
#237 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:45PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

wow.... quick reflex Garon

Avatar
#238 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:45PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

wow..our PK is scary.

Avatar
#239 mab47
December 03 2008, 08:45PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

thankyou gilbert for nearly putting one in our own net

Avatar
#240 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 08:45PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Gilbert's lazer reflexes from Halo 3 kept the puck out of the net

Avatar
#241 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 08:46PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Hey - Cole blocks shots!

Avatar
#242 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:46PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

I should refresh the page a little more often....

Avatar
#243 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 08:47PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Also: Mathieu Garon - just as good as you remember.

Avatar
#244 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:47PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Does Erik Cole even care?

Avatar
#245 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:48PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

We sure have a nice dressing room.

Avatar
#246 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 08:51PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

I think Erik will find his game...it'll come...hopefully in the next couple weeks.

Avatar
#247 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:53PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

I wonder when Grebs gets to step down on the moon for the first time. That visor is ridiculous.

Avatar
#248 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:55PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

We have like 250 posts already...can you telll the Oilers are winning?

Avatar
#249 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 08:56PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

I haven't hear a suggestion to fire the coach since the game started.

Progress :)

Avatar
#250 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:56PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

GET MACTAVISH OUTTA HERE!

Comments are closed for this article.