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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#51 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 06:29PM
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Is Smac cross eyed? Also, wussy St. Louis media. Come on it was bad, but not that bad.

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#52 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:29PM
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I fainted to

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#53 freeze
January 11 2009, 06:30PM
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so it is somewhat common to deploy a fourth forward on the PP; since all our top scorers are Dmen, shouldn't we try deploying three on our PP? :p

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#54 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:30PM
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however I was drunk

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#55 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 06:31PM
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freeze wrote:

so it is somewhat common to deploy a fourth forward on the PP; since all our top scorers are Dmen, shouldn’t we try deploying three on our PP? :p

Some kind of umbrella set up, with three men at the point? It's crazy, but it just might work!

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#56 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:31PM
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good play, but what is Pouliot doing out there

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#57 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:33PM
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when does my kraft dinner turn into beer?

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#58 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:35PM
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who cares about referee safety Ray

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#59 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 06:35PM
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OilersNinja wrote:

when does my kraft dinner turn into beer?

When does my computer turn into a real women?

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#60 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:36PM
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oh great now interior BC goegraphy....what next? Players favourite deordourants?

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#61 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:37PM
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There are many websites to have that transformation happen

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#62 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 06:38PM
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Hockey is the only professional sport where the announcers will spend 4 minutes talking about a players Peewee A team from Selkirk, Manitoba.

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#63 Sing A Song For SingSing
January 11 2009, 06:39PM
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Boyes is an intriguing player, although his +/- is horrible. I wonder what the +/- stats for the rest of the players on the Blues are, is BB's the worst on the team? Is he soft and defensively apathetic? I think he would've been a very good 2nd, potentially 1st line player on Edmonton if paired with a guy like Hemsky.

Means nothing though, just pure curiosity on my part really.

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#64 RBK
January 11 2009, 06:40PM
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I played a team from Mortlach Saskatchewan once......man they sucked

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#65 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:40PM
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I fear for Ray's safety

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#66 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:42PM
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Sweet Penalty

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#67 RBK
January 11 2009, 06:43PM
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@ OilersNinja: As do I!!! I am going to send him a helmet with a full cage, along with my hair clippings

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#68 RBK
January 11 2009, 06:43PM
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That would be a muffin that was just shot on net

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#69 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 06:45PM
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RBK wrote:

That would be a muffin that was just shot on net

Then why wasn't Penner diving in head first after it?

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#70 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:45PM
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HAHAHA Palin's presidential campaign

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#71 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 06:46PM
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@ jeanshorts: Penner fancies donairs with gravy and onion rings... a muffin is not worth his efforts

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#72 Penner during intermission
January 11 2009, 06:49PM
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Hey hors pass me that bucket of chicken(deep breathes)......chomp chomp

lets see if wee can notice his greasy KFC face

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#73 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 06:50PM
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Go Oilers you are so hot right now

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#74 Dropping Deuces
January 11 2009, 06:51PM
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Halfway winners. No way MacT is not getting Jack Adams.

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#75 RBK
January 11 2009, 06:51PM
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I hope Oilers are nominated for these TSN awards

drools

LOL

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#76 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 06:52PM
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No Luke Schenn? TSN will burn to the ground tonight.

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#77 RBK
January 11 2009, 06:52PM
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Dropping Deuces wrote:

Halfway winners. No way MacT is not getting Jack Adams.

He coaches more like he wants a Sam Adams

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#78 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 06:53PM
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Wow that Bruins Atlanta game had MO fans

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#79 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 06:55PM
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En fuego?

Barnaby oh man...

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#80 RBK
January 11 2009, 06:55PM
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Lame TSN

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#81 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 06:55PM
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It's about time somebody brought a little culture to the NHL on TSN.

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#82 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:00PM
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Sing A Song For SingSing wrote:

Boyes is an intriguing player, although his +/- is horrible. I wonder what the +/- stats for the rest of the players on the Blues are, is BB’s the

Yeah his +/- is by far the worst on the team. But he's also their leading scorer. I'm sure Willis can get on his Gigasonarmachine and figure out the algarythems to see what kind of opposition he faces, etc, etc.

But seems to me he'd be worth a look.

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#83 Hockey Gods
January 11 2009, 07:00PM
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Hockey Gods Checking in late, man all I can say is I miss having Feraro full time.

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#84 David S
January 11 2009, 07:05PM
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Ray crapped all over the condition of the ice at RX1. His car is probably going to be blocked by a zamboni after the game.

Hope all those Schremp fans caught Ray's last few words.

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#85 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:07PM
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Uhh....

Hmm...

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#86 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:07PM
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Perfect

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#87 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:08PM
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MacIntyre almost murdered that stick.

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#88 David S
January 11 2009, 07:08PM
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Fire Macintyre.

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#89 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:08PM
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Hockey Gods wrote:

Hockey Gods Checking in late, man all I can say is I miss having Feraro full time.

You haven't missed much at all...

I actually can't think of a highlight from the first

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#90 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 07:09PM
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At least 24 comes back on tonight.

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#91 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:11PM
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BJ Crombeen is a wicked good baseball name.

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#92 philip ontakos
January 11 2009, 07:12PM
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Wanye you beauty, i am boonin a tappy trying to make this game interesting, but just feeling compelled to play guitar hero world tour

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#93 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:13PM
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Staios. Always the sniper.

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#94 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:13PM
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GARH BAHG GALKJSFH HADSL SCORE THERE!!!

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#95 OilersNinja
January 11 2009, 07:14PM
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jeanshorts lee oswald is a wicked good presidential assasin name

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#96 David S
January 11 2009, 07:14PM
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Anybody else but Staios and Moreau and we'd be tied right now.

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#97 Jonathan Willis
January 11 2009, 07:14PM
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Brad Boyes is getting killed by the percentages. His -22 is easily the worst on the team, but at the same time he has an .877 on-ice save percentage and just a 6.4 on-ice shooting percentage. He's got one of the few positive Corsi numbers on the team, although I'm not sold that he's driving it.

Good player; he shouldn't be close to -22.

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#98 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:15PM
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philip ontakos wrote:

Wanye you beauty, i am boonin a tappy trying to make this game interesting, but just feeling compelled to play guitar hero world tour

It's a fair exchange. At least guitar hero has a chance of beating the St. Louis Blues and probably has a better powerplay

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#99 jeanshorts
January 11 2009, 07:15PM
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BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

Sign him up!

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#100 Wanye Gretz
January 11 2009, 07:15PM
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THUNDERCLAP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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