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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#251 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:57PM
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My favorite posts are the ones that Gordon Bombay hit in Mighty Ducks 2.

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#252 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:57PM
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HOw does Toby "I play Hawkee" peterson Check Eric Cole....

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#253 Rammer
December 03 2008, 08:57PM
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Gooooldberg! Best.Movie.Ever.

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#254 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:57PM
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Cole just needs to knock off his diabetes power pack.

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#255 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 08:59PM
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good work goat boy

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#256 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 08:59PM
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Souray's beard has grown during the game....maybe shaved then taught a saskquach how to play hockey...

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#257 baggedmilk
December 03 2008, 08:59PM
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BAAAAAAAAAAAAD pass

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#258 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 08:59PM
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In Wanye's honor: Baaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh

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#259 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:00PM
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^ LMAO

Diabetes power pack

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#260 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:01PM
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anybody got some antivenin for Gagner? Cause that boy is snake bit.

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#261 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:02PM
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Schremp, that goon!

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#262 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 09:03PM
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did souray got a teerdrop tattoo???

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#263 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:03PM
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Icing the puck on the powerplay - I thought that move was a registered trademark of the Oilers?

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#264 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 09:03PM
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I know he is a killer, but them is some serious shaz

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#265 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:05PM
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"What are these things on my face....I CAN"T SEE"

Funniest commercial ever...

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#266 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:11PM
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I like that our future coach is already tired of all this Avery talk.

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#267 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 09:11PM
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haha five...I love that commercial too.

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#268 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:15PM
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Out of curiousity - would anyone here be willing to take Avery in a trade?

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#269 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:17PM
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you know you're in Quebec when your Oiler food is a Bagette, Brie cheese and a bottle of wine...

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#270 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:17PM
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Also, tonight's three stars, based on the game to this moment:

1) Toby Petersen 2) Toby Petersen 3) Toby Petersen

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#271 The Towel Boy
December 03 2008, 09:17PM
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Too much circus for my liking JW.

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#272 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:17PM
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Who goes to Mr Lube for an oil change anyhow? How else am I supposed to spend $200 on an oil change at toyota & get my in cab air filter changed...

My rant is done.

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#273 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:18PM
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If that trade also included Crosby, Malkin, Kovalchuck, Luongo, Lidstrom and a dump truck full of 100 dollar bills, then yes.

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#274 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:19PM
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I think a player that plays like avery - not talks like avery.

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#275 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:20PM
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JW - yer killing me. TOBY PETERSON....I could not believe we had NOBODY in our system we could have called up when TOBY was getting 15mins a game...

I mean good for the AHL player to get some NHL time and prove himself but COME ON! TOBY FREAKIN PERTERSON????

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#276 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:22PM
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Toby Petersen is a good AHL player.

In any case, I'm on board with everyone who wouldn't want Avery. Nice player, but too much chaos.

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#277 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:23PM
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Damn you Modano!!!

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#278 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:23PM
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A chance and a score?

I didn't know Chris Cuthbert was from Anaheim.

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#279 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 09:23PM
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F

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#280 Fiveandagame
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I hate avery...I would trade for burrows though.

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#281 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:23PM
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Let's freeze the game here. I called a 3-1 Oilers win, with Modano scoring, Schremp assisting, and a strong performance by Conklin.

End it now.

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#282 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:24PM
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WITCH!!!!!!!

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#283 Sing A Song For SingSing
December 03 2008, 09:25PM
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If Mike Modano ever makes it the HHOF, I'll be expecting to start his speech with, "First and foremost I'd like to thank the Edmonton Oilers... without them I wouldn't be standing here infront of you today."

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#284 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:26PM
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What happened to Ott?

Crashed his speed boat?

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#285 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:26PM
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Schremp DOMINATES Petersen on the faceoff.

And that debate is settled.

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#286 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:26PM
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good call JW.....wait isn;t that the score you predicted about 300 posts earlier?

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#287 Sing A Song For SingSing
December 03 2008, 09:27PM
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Also, it's games like these I would expect Hemsky to be excelling. He's having an okay night so far. Really was expecting a bit more finish though.

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#288 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:27PM
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I kind of like this Souray-Gilbert pairing.

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#289 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:28PM
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"Schremp DOMINATES Petersen on the faceoff.

And that debate is settled."

I mean as if this night couldn't get any better...

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#290 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:28PM
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Fiveandagame: Nah, Hemsky's going to score a goal just to spite me.

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#291 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:29PM
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“Schremp DOMINATES Petersen on the faceoff.

And that debate is settled.”

Let's not jump to any conclusions here. Until he loses a fight to Huggy Bear, gets beaten in a race by Cogs, and gets outscored by Hemsky, my verdict is still out.

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#292 OilersNinja
December 03 2008, 09:29PM
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did schremp try to kick save that?

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#293 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:30PM
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what was Schrempy doing out there with the fourth line? was he double shifted? please don't tell me he's demoted already... he's played great.

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#294 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:31PM
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I think it was a mixed change - 46-78-85 has been a pretty constant line tonight.

Although, 78-88 didn't look bad last time that happened.

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#295 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:31PM
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Endwar...

What a surprise - france getting invaded again.

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#296 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:32PM
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" Nah, Hemsky’s going to score a goal just to spite me."

Lets hope so Jonathan...lets hope so. :)

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#297 BUCK75
December 03 2008, 09:33PM
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Turco out to hashmarks to stop souray - brave

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#298 Fiveandagame
December 03 2008, 09:34PM
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I think, but am not entirely confident that 78-88 played in wilkes barrie together for a spell.

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#299 Jonathan Willis
December 03 2008, 09:35PM
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Hey, it's a too many men penalty. MacTavish must be coaching.

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#300 jeanshorts
December 03 2008, 09:35PM
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That they did five. They even have pictures on facebook together, though that pompous ass Schremp refuses to add jeanshorts and baggedmilk as a friend.

*runs away with his face in his hands crying*

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