GDB 41: Sterility 101

Wanye
January 11 2009 03:00PM

After watching a mind numbing Eagles and Giants game all morning we finally figured out something that has been bothering us about this mind numbingly mediocre season thus far,

It's way too sterile.

Sterile as hell. Absolutely nothing interesting is going on as game after game of warm crud is served to the Citizens of the Oilersnation. A losing team can be entertaining to watch as it self destructs. Ask the fans of the Detroit Lions who still show up to scream the same seven suggestions on TV, Radio and websites all over the place. But these Oilers?

BO-RING.

Where is the drama? This is a team of highly skilled veterans and punk ass rookies. There should be some serious swagger in the Oilers dressing room. They went into this season thinking they were going to contend for the Northwest division for heavens sakes. Now look at them. Trembling before the lowly St. Louis Blues as they roll into town. Where is the fire? Where is the fight in practice as Steve Staios shows Robert Nilsson what it means to be an Oiler? Where is an inappropriate comment thrown out by an angry Ethan Moreau who looks Terry Jones directly in the eye and say "I am going to bust some heads in here. Everyone out now."

Where are the trade rumors? Where are the vague comments being issued from Oilers brass about "looking at options" or "having conversations with other teams right now?" Where is any sort of bone being thrown to the masses of Oilers fans who are currently pissed with the team - but may be bordering on bored and might even become (gasp) disinterested if this sterility both on and off the ice keeps up?

Shit. we watched a Giants game today and we were able to stay interested. Now we are watching Corner Gas. That can't be good can it?

If you want to read something out of the ordinary go read Robin Brownlee's Marc Crawford story. It's a comment on this weeks Righteous Sack Beating. THAT has some fire.

Oh yeah.

Go Oilers

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#101 RBK
January 11 2009, 07:16PM
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Dirty shelf

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#102 Fiveandagame
January 11 2009, 07:16PM
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See Brule can score....

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#103 Oilersninja
January 11 2009, 07:17PM
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Finally

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#104 freeze
January 11 2009, 07:17PM
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Hooray for Brule!!!!

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#105 Fiveandagame
January 11 2009, 07:17PM
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How bad is it out there tonight guys?

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#106 Dropping Deuces
January 11 2009, 07:18PM
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In MacT's mind right now " Nice goal, he will make a great fourth liner."

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#107 Jonathan Willis
January 11 2009, 07:18PM
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That was Potulny with the pass too - that recall looks not bad right at this exact moment in time.

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#108 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:18PM
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Fiveandagame wrote:

How bad is it out there tonight guys?

Pretty bad. Brule just lit the lamp with some flash

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#109 David S
January 11 2009, 07:18PM
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...as Rob Schremp vigorously types on his computer...www.workopolis.com

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#110 Hockey Gods
January 11 2009, 07:18PM
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I was wondering if Brownlee or Gergor can give an insider opinion on a couple of things I have been hearing. One you hear more and more from the MSM on a rift in the Oil dressing room. No obviously the age gaps have a lot to do with it, but how come the historcally tightest rooms has become one with so many hints conflict?

Also Tencer and Face Stuffer mentioned in the pregame show that a few weeks ago Brule had some interesting words about what was going on in Springfield. Apparently in an interview he mentioned a bunch of the players are very upset and concerned about the state of affairs down there. Is that just because the Falcons are slumping, or what could be causing player to be "concerned?" I have heard nothing about this, have any guys from around the team heard about any of this?

GOAL BRULE

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#111 Jonathan Willis
January 11 2009, 07:19PM
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Nice replay of the save on Moreau - he has half the net, and he fires it directly at Legace.

You can't teach hands like that.

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#112 Deep Oil
January 11 2009, 07:20PM
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RX1 looks empty...... reasons....

1) Freezing rain ? 2) Edmonton Oilers are playing 3) St. Louis is playing 4) Fans are bored and starting to stay away ? 5) Bad northlands food - long beer lines

I am interested what will happen if the losing skid continues - the non action is mind boggling...

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#113 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:20PM
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Hockey Gods wrote:

I was wondering if Brownlee or Gergor can give an insider opinion on a couple of things I have been hearing.

Both good questions hopefully the braintrust has some answers.

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#114 David S
January 11 2009, 07:21PM
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I hope the Oilers are recording this game tonight. Ferraro is running a clinic.

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#115 Hockey Gods
January 11 2009, 07:21PM
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David S wrote:

…as Rob Schremp vigorously types on his computer…www.workopolis.com

Freakin hilarious Dave!

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#116 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:21PM
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Marry me Ferraro!

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#117 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:21PM
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Deep Oil wrote:

RX1 looks empty…… reasons…. 1) Freezing rain ? 2) Edmonton Oilers are playing 3) St. Louis is playing 4) Fans are bored and starting to stay away ? 5) Bad northlands food - long beer lines I am interested what will happen if the losing skid continues - the non action is mind boggling…

Great. Now I am agreeing with Deep Oil 100%.

Fantastic. I consider this a sign of the apocolypse.

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#118 David S
January 11 2009, 07:22PM
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MacT: "Awww f*ck!"

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#119 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:22PM
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David S wrote:

Ferraro is running a clinic.
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#120 Jonathan Willis
January 11 2009, 07:23PM
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Brule scores, so he gets a shot on the powerplay.

Then he coughs up the puck and takes a bad penalty.

What are the odds the he sees the PP again?

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#121 Hockey Gods
January 11 2009, 07:23PM
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I think Deep Oil should pass the pipe. I am looking right now and I don't see anymore empty seats than normal.

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#122 Sing A Song For SingSing
January 11 2009, 07:24PM
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Man St.Louis PP looks absolutely awful, almost worst than the Oilers dare I say.

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#123 Hockey Gods
January 11 2009, 07:24PM
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Man Cole may not be producing, but I wouldn't give him up, he is effective.

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#124 Jonathan Willis
January 11 2009, 07:24PM
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I think I like Cole on the PK.

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#125 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:27PM
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"I love your car auction Barret Jackman" - Every guy who loves classic cars right now

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#126 Fiveandagame
January 11 2009, 07:28PM
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Oilers.com have removed what ever MacT said about Schremp...was it juicy, was he a grade a ahole?

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#127 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:28PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

“I love your car auction Barret Jackman” - Every guy who loves classic cars right now

My dad approves of that joke.

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#128 Sing A Song For SingSing
January 11 2009, 07:29PM
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Also: St.Louis has surprisingly nice puck possession. Seems like they've been controlling the majority of the play this period.

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#129 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:29PM
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@ Fiveandagame:

It should still be up on TSN.ca

It's not like what he said was untrue, it's just how angry he seemed when talking about him.

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#130 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:30PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Wanye Gretz wrote: “I love your car auction Barret Jackman” - Every guy who loves classic cars right now My dad approves of that joke.

Why would I approve my own joke?

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#131 RBK
January 11 2009, 07:30PM
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If someone can find the quote throw it up on here. I looked too earlier but couldn't find anything

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#132 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:31PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

GET THE HELL OUT OF MY ROOM I SAID!

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#133 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:33PM
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Mad respect to the fans that sit in the first few rows and have the presence of mind to turn and wave to the camera. Such a solid move - such joy on their faces.

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#134 Hockey Gods
January 11 2009, 07:33PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

jeanshorts wrote: Wanye Gretz wrote: “I love your car auction Barret Jackman” - Every guy who loves classic cars right now My dad approves of that joke. Why would I approve my own joke?

BURN!!! JS's mom is a slut.

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#135 r59
January 11 2009, 07:34PM
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Make this your game Brule

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#136 David S
January 11 2009, 07:34PM
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Maybe its just me but Cogliano's spin-o-rama moves are starting to remind me just a bit of Wayne.

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#137 Wayne Primeau
January 11 2009, 07:35PM
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David S wrote:

Maybe its just me but Cogliano’s spin-o-rama moves are starting to remind me just a bit of Wayne.

Thank you, but I was more known for my shot.

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#138 Jonathan Willis
January 11 2009, 07:36PM
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"I'd like to submit an application to join the Patrick Berglund fan club." - Every Oilers player, right now. (With apologies to Wanye)

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#139 David S
January 11 2009, 07:37PM
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Dude - there's only one Wayne in Edmonton.

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#140 Fiveandagame
January 11 2009, 07:38PM
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Is horcoff visible for any of the right reasons tonight?

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#141 Hockey Gods
January 11 2009, 07:38PM
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Ahh Matt Greene, how we miss you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f3vcM4xVwY

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#142 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 07:38PM
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@ David S: And one Wanye

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#143 Jonathan Willis
January 11 2009, 07:39PM
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@ Fiveandagame:

I think Horcoff's had a pretty good game so far, but then, I've only really watched the 2nd period.

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#144 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 07:39PM
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I am thirsty for a 12 dollar beer

-every blue collar oiler fan right now

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#145 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 07:41PM
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@ r59: I hope so too, he is standing out tonight

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#146 Fiveandagame
January 11 2009, 07:41PM
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wait this game is on TSN?? sorry Rod and Bob but It's TV time!

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#147 RBK
January 11 2009, 07:42PM
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Please tell me Vinny os coming to Edmonton

please, please, please

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#148 Jonathan Willis
January 11 2009, 07:43PM
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Anybody catch Brule saying that MacTavish told him where to shoot?

Somebody doesn't want to get sent down to Springfield.

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#149 RBK
January 11 2009, 07:43PM
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no dont go to Montreal

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#150 Jonathan Willis
January 11 2009, 07:43PM
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Lecavalier isn't coming to Edmonton.

And given the cost, that's a good thing.

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