GDB 42: The battle rages on

Wanye
January 13 2009 03:38PM

Look at this picture that we were sent by a reader of the Nation. It's so sweet that merely looking at it gave us a case of Type-II diabetes. Apparently it’s a baby yoga class chock-a-block with Oilers fans of the future just waiting to learn to read and write so they can come on here and yell at Robin Brownlee. But don’t let those babies fool you –- they will gouge out your eyes given half a chance.

There are things you know in life, Nation, and there are things that you don’t know. We all know where the Oil are in the standings right now, the 1,305,349 things that are wrong with the team and the 2,406,540 things that could be done to fix them. We'll spare you reading another paragraph about any of these matters going into the game tonight.

Instead we give you an option.

You can read about the Capitals here or you can read a list of 10 interesting facts that we guarantee you didn’t already know. You choose, Nation –- it’s your life.

10 important facts you didn’t already know

  1. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
  2. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  3. It is estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.
  4. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents every day somewhere in the world.
  5. John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.
  6. About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.
  7. The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  8. If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  9. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  10. Every year, four people in the UK die putting their trousers on.

You're welcome society.

The Oil will be joined by 150 Canadian Soldiers who are being honored at the Verizon Centre, along with Corporal Mark Fuchko, Master Corporal Colin A. Johnston and Corporal James Ryan Douglas who flew with the Oilers to Washington. That’s 15 kinds of classy Oil. Well done.

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#251 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 07:27PM
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COOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLEEEEEEEOOOOOLLLLLEEEEEOOOOOLLLLLEEEEEEOOOOOOLLLLLOOOOOO!!!

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#252 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 07:27PM
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Colin wrote:

Cole with the trick in the EN. I’m calling it now.

DONE AND DONE!

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#253 Jonathan Willis
January 13 2009, 07:27PM
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Colin wrote:

Cole with the trick in the EN. I’m calling it now.

Nicely done.

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#254 Colin
January 13 2009, 07:27PM
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I thought that was three. Sort of called it. I guess.

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#255 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 07:27PM
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Colin wrote:

Cole with the trick in the EN. I’m calling it now.

You tricked me Colin. I thought that was a hat trick goal

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#256 Jonathan Willis
January 13 2009, 07:27PM
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Somebody call up Louie Debrusk - I can't tell if that was a natural hattrick or not.

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#257 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 07:28PM
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@ jeanshorts:

How did you make your words go off the page like that?

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#258 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 07:28PM
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The Oilers should just never play a game in a Western Conference arena ever again. ESPECIALLY RX1.

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#259 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 07:28PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

I thought he tipped that second one? what the hell? I gotta pay more attention.

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#260 Colin
January 13 2009, 07:29PM
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No star for Cole? WTF

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#261 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 07:29PM
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That was a hat trick. Brodziak banked that shot off Cole's pads. I can't believe they didn't change that.

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#262 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 07:29PM
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@ Travis Dakin:

I broke the Matrix!

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#263 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 07:29PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

@ jeanshorts: How did you make your words go off the page like that?

Yeah no kidding.

*stares at jeanshorts terrified*

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#264 Colin
January 13 2009, 07:29PM
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Anyway goodnight Folks, the horrors of real life await.

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#265 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 07:30PM
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Ah when the Oilers win I feel so much better. I might even watch the Flames game and laugh heartily at their inferior ice hockey squadron.

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#266 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 07:30PM
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Colin wrote:

Anyway goodnight Folks, the horrors of real life await.

Peace out dude

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#267 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 07:31PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

Sadly enough, I'd rather see the Flames continue to win, as long as it means the Canucks move further and further down the ladder in the NW.

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#268 Amber McCormick
January 13 2009, 07:31PM
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@ Colin: Real life? I don't know what you speak of.

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#269 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 07:31PM
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Colin wrote:

Anyway goodnight Folks, the horrors of real life await.

Dammit... it's never the whores of real life awaiting...

*sob*

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#270 Fiveandagame
January 13 2009, 07:31PM
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I wish we could watch that team every game...

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#271 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 07:32PM
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I gotta see that replay. That is a trick for Cole. Bullsh*t!

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#272 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 07:33PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

I gotta see that replay. That is a trick for Cole. Bullsh*t!

Dude, it was totally the trick. 100%

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#273 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 07:34PM
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There's not enough Seamen in this Flames broadcast.

Oh wait, there it is.

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#274 Sing A Song For SingSing
January 13 2009, 07:34PM
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You can tell Brule is way more a "MacT" kinda player. Not that it matters, because Lord Willin'.. he'll be gone either before the end of this year, or the second after it's done.

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#275 Amber McCormick
January 13 2009, 07:35PM
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@ jeanshorts: BWWAAAAHAAAAA

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#276 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 07:36PM
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Oh you kids and your meth.

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#277 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 07:39PM
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@ Amber McCormick: Can I purchase some of your home brew?

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#278 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 07:39PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

And I get(to get to bake cookies for the church bake sale.)

Well that is quite the interesting mental picture...

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#279 Amber McCormick
January 13 2009, 07:40PM
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@ Wanye Gretz: For you, friend discount.

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#280 Amber McCormick
January 13 2009, 07:45PM
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Goodnight boys.

**Join us next time when you hear Amber say, "Baggedmilk turned (nutmeg into a ring of gold)"

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#281 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 07:46PM
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Amber McCormick wrote:

Goodnight boys. **Join us next time when you hear Amber say, “Baggedmilk turned (nutmeg into a ring of gold)"”

Orr the river nile...

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#282 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 07:46PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

Amber McCormick wrote: Wanye Gretz wrote: Oh you kids and your meth. But it’s only, like, $5 a hit. And I can make it in my bath tub And I get (to get to bake cookies for the church bake sale.)

Why baggedmilk I did not know you could type so well, that was a great well written comment

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#283 oldtendirt
January 13 2009, 07:51PM
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And just think how much better they would have been if the has Shremp in the lineup. A win with Mact still coach disappointing for some.

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#284 Joe
January 13 2009, 08:16PM
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oldtendirt wrote:

And just think how much better they would have been if the has Shremp in the lineup. A win with Mact still coach disappointing for some.

It's almost as bad as Godwin's Law.

No matter what happens, all arguments/discussions about the Oilers eventually turn to Rob Schremp/MacT

lol

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#285 rob
January 13 2009, 08:23PM
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So now after this win can there be a positive post on Oilers Nation for once? Or something about hockey instead of the soap opera BS that is thrown on here all the time? How about defenense, the breakout, players with not a lot of experience playing well against huge talent.... Anything but firing the coach and Schremp.

ps. Think we would be in 5th and have 30 more goals if we played in the east. Can we move to the other conference?

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#286 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 08:32PM
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rob wrote:

So now after this win can there be a positive post on Oilers Nation for once? Or something about hockey instead of the soap opera BS that is thrown on here all the time? How about defenense, the breakout, players with not a lot of experience playing well against huge talent…. Anything but firing the coach and Schremp. ps. Think we would be in 5th and have 30 more goals if we played in the east. Can we move to the other conference?

Oooh yeah Rob run that game! I can feel the heat. I thank you for raising all of those points earlier in the week rather than just reading them and tsking to yourself aloud. Now that there is a win you can safely come out of the silence fog to make a quick volley and then fade away.

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#287 RBK
January 13 2009, 08:35PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

hahahahahahahah I see that I missed a good JL tonight.

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#288 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 08:51PM
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In a hilarious twist Cole is being credited with a hat trick now after the game.

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#289 Gilbert's shin pad
January 13 2009, 09:18PM
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Does this win mean we can win the division now....does ...it? Hello?

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#290 Chris
January 13 2009, 09:43PM
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rob wrote:

So now after this win can there be a positive post on Oilers Nation for once?

Go ahead Rob. Tell us all how great that was. I just read 100 positive posts and 50 weirdly sexual posts. Isn't that enough good will and positive energy for you? The frustration of the nation centers around the lack of consistency. After witnessing an entertaining Oiler win for the first time in weeks, I'm so completely satisfied that I'm going to power down my computer and talk to my wife... If she's still here somewhere...

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#291 RLH
January 13 2009, 10:12PM
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Sheesh, good Oilers game, frankly creepy JL meeting. Lots of folks seem to forget ol' mom over that shoulder.

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#292 David S
January 13 2009, 10:30PM
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Just wait until all these guys go to the ON party and find out "Amber McCormick" is really the head bartender at Buddy's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

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#293 greenlightning86
January 13 2009, 10:51PM
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That was the best JL ever. I can't stop laughing

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#294 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 10:54PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

In a hilarious twist Cole is being credited with a hat trick now after the game.

I refer to my previous post....

Travis Dakin wrote:

Colin wrote: Cole with the trick in the EN. I’m calling it now. DONE AND DONE!
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#295 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 10:56PM
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If it makes any difference, I threw my hat on the floor when I came in the house in a celebration of Cole's hat trick/too lazy to put it away.

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#296 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 11:02PM
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rob wrote:

Or something about hockey instead of the soap opera BS that is thrown on here all the time? How about defenense, the breakout, players with not a lot of experience playing well against huge talent….

Read Jonathan's stuff. That will cover you. If not try the geek sqaud postings at MC79 and Lowetide. The numbers those guys are throwing around will blow your friggin mind.

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#297 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 11:11PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

Dear Lord it makes it a whole new JL meeting to go back hours later and read the comments that have been touched up by you. Wow that was a gooder.

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#298 The Towel Boy
January 13 2009, 11:50PM
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...sigh... I missed yet another classic JL meeting.

*holds self*

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#299 Deep Oil
January 14 2009, 07:40AM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

jeanshorts wrote: that new Gran Torino movie wielding a shotgun at those Asian kids. Get.. outta… my… crease.

Here is the link to watch Gran Torino online for free you cheap bastards

http://www.supernovatube.com/play.php?viewkey=3ce72c28648f4adc9d7c

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#300 BUCK75
January 14 2009, 08:10AM
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OMG one of the BEST JL's evah...& I missed it.

I figured after I heard Rod announce it was 2-0 Caps, my prediction would be going sideways...

Hopefully a win on Thursday - 2 game win streaks suck.

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