GDB 37: No threats on horizon

Wanye
January 03 2009 06:12PM

When we got our tickets to tonight's game we told ourselves "we will witness a win at RX1 this weekend come hell or high water." And we guarantee that this will be the case. See, we went to our first Oil Kings game last night and witnessesd what (we remember to be) a 4-1 win. And it was during this game that it became apparent that the Oil Kings staff are working their collective butts off to provide an entertaining evening for their fans.

Prize giveaways, a mascot and an awesome funky fresh dance break once a period where everyone gets to stand up and Vogue their hearts out. That's some gangster shiz. Oh and did we mention baby races?

BABY RACES

It was pretty much as it sounds. 8 babies on a special baby racing track on the ice during the first intermission. The winner got a $500 Baby Gift Certificate or something from ATB. Probably the best display of athleticism we have seen at RX1 since the beer vendor fell down three steps in our section in 2007 and didn't spill a drop of beer (true story.) Unlike falling beer vendor 2007, Baby Races 2008 were rigged - given half a chance your ol' pal Wanye could have destroyed the baby that eventually crawled his way to victory.

WHY ARE YOU WASTING MY TIME WITH THIS?

You may be asking yourself "why on Earth is Wanye telling me about all of this garbage?" For a simple reason Nation. The Oil Kings charged people like $3.46 per ticket and they tried their damndest to put on a good show. Skating, shooting, scoring, cheering, dancing, and racing babies. What a night. The Oil are going to be charging hundreds of dollars more tonight and we bet that a lack of racing babies won't be the only thing different between the two games.

What else should we talk about? Hemsky being half dead? The fact that the best player on the team was destroyed by a clown from Nashville and he wasn't beat within an inch of his life? The fact that little T up there would be viewed as more of a threat than the pop gun offense that the Oil are throwing over the boards these days? The fact that the Oil could potentially win tonight but even that won't give us enough confidence to scream fearless playoff predictions at the bar later?

The fact that we will still be standing and cheering against all hope because we have rocks in our head?

Want to waste your time with any of that? 

Two teams.

One owner.

One is still trying to entertain the troops during a ball freezing January. The other?

Not so much.

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#51 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 08:34PM
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@ Smokin' Ray:

I couldn't find enough 12 year olds to do nothing but vote for Souray into the line-up. There should be a limit on votes per day. Next year we have to start the campaign in September...

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#52 tired of boring hockey
January 03 2009, 08:35PM
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tired of boring hockey wrote:

29th pp vs the 29

29th pk vs the 29th pp

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#53 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 08:36PM
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"Brodziak has been agressive in the penalty killing effort"

Who woulda thunk that?

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#54 tired of boring hockey
January 03 2009, 08:37PM
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@ BUCK75: Better yet standardize the voting so that you can only vote once because like you said a million 12 year olds sit in front of their pc's and plug away all day

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#55 Smokin' Ray
January 03 2009, 08:37PM
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If your gonna take a penalty Roli... at least give him the Hextall slash.

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#56 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 08:38PM
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@ tired of boring hockey:

I tried - voting like 5 times wasted like a 1/2 hour of work...

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#57 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 08:39PM
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WOOT!

3 penalty kills, looks good thus far.

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#58 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 08:43PM
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Robidas has been wearing that birdcage ALL YEAR!

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#59 freeze
January 03 2009, 08:48PM
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have I mentioned, at all, that Crawford is brutal?

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#60 freeze
January 03 2009, 08:49PM
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nice period btw. aside from the parade to the box.

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#61 Smokin' Ray
January 03 2009, 08:49PM
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Good Period Boys!

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#62 freeze
January 03 2009, 08:52PM
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great to see Eberle step up for Canada too! I hope he rocks it at camp next season.

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#63 Vaun87
January 03 2009, 08:54PM
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freeze wrote:

have I mentioned, at all, that Crawford is brutal?

i second that. can cbc not find ANYONE else??? honestly

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#64 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 08:58PM
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Gimme' a break - Avery shows up so the Stars suck! LMAO

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#65 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 09:00PM
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Nice fight Semin!

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#66 freeze
January 03 2009, 09:00PM
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HAHAHA, NICE HISSY FIT SEMIN!

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#67 David S
January 03 2009, 09:05PM
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"Winnah winnah chicken dinnah"

PJ. Oh gawd.

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#68 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 09:06PM
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Vaun87 wrote:

freeze wrote: have I mentioned, at all, that Crawford is brutal? i second that. can cbc not find ANYONE else??? honestly

David S wrote:

“Winnah winnah chicken dinnah” PJ. Oh gawd.

I think this answers THAT question.

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#69 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 09:09PM
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With that dude dying yesterday after the fight in Ontario the nice to see CBC is taking the barbarian approach.

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#70 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 09:12PM
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Cole - Juice Boy - Bobby look good as a line. A smart coach would have started the year with that trio

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#71 freeze
January 03 2009, 09:16PM
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ok, PP, set up and score this time.

thank you, freeze

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#72 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 09:19PM
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Penner is luck his head wasn't blown off!!!

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#73 freeze
January 03 2009, 09:23PM
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Cole is huge!

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#74 freeze
January 03 2009, 09:27PM
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did Crawford even finish that line?

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#75 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 09:33PM
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This is the frustarting thing about our team - they will look awesome tonight & stink the joint out on Tuesday. I surely hope this is the start of a run of wins, 3 game streaks don't cut it anymore.

Looking solid tonight, no passengers, not many occassions this year you can say that.

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#76 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 09:39PM
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WTF is Stortini doing playing with Horcoff & Penner?

Souray maybe should have let Roli stop that one.

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#77 freeze
January 03 2009, 09:44PM
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nice fights tonight. with Mac coming back, it looks like they are battling to keep their jobs.

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#78 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 09:45PM
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Nice line Crawford...Dancing with the stars

Looks like Storts is trying to stay in the line-up. He definately isn't just a hugger anymore, I liked those MacI short rabbit punches to the chin.

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#79 hockeysmack
January 03 2009, 09:50PM
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Marc Crawford is having a tough evening. Didn't the CBC "B" team used to be just a bit better? Incidentally,having Mike Milbury as a studio analyst instantly drops the credibility of the program exponentially. Milbury was involved in 2 of the worst trades in the last 25 years, and gave ridiculous contracts to Yashin and DiPietro. Why the hell would I want to hear what he has to say? To confirm my feelings to the opposite?

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#80 tired of boring hockey
January 03 2009, 09:50PM
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@ freeze: It will be interesting to see who comes out who Mac is back...Killer line of Strudwick,Stortini,MacIntyre...I realize there is no center but who cares, someone is getting their ass kicked big time!!

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#81 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 09:56PM
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@ tired of boring hockey:

At least we only have 2 goalies now, but I don't think you want to be carrying around that many sluggers again. Hopefully a few bodies can leave town, we need someone with some talent like Brule to be the other extra forward, not Smac or Caveman.

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#82 tired of boring hockey
January 03 2009, 10:23PM
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This is where a good team would put the nail in the coffin with the pp

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#83 Terry
January 03 2009, 10:24PM
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Oilers are going to start next week on a contract extension with the oil, Roli does not want to sign an extension here.

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#84 tired of boring hockey
January 03 2009, 10:32PM
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That was a nice win...To be continued???

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#85 BUCK75
January 03 2009, 10:33PM
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Solid game - another win in the retro jersey...there goes my theory of the guaranteed loss

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#86 tired of boring hockey
January 03 2009, 10:37PM
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Cool,Juniors win,Oilers win,maybe I can see if the wife wants to cuddle and make it a hatrick

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#87 hockeysmack
January 03 2009, 10:43PM
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@ BUCK75: Solid win? They were outshot 2-1 and outplayed for the majority of the game. Granted, they kept Dallas out on the perimeter and were physical, but I wouldn't call that a great win, score aside.

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#88 David S
January 03 2009, 11:08PM
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I dunno. Strong showing by the fourth line, Cole and Gagner, Nilsson coming on, improved PK, solid goaltending, and Penner getting onto it. All without Hemsky, Pisani and Pouliot. Maybe not a sparkler, but definitely a step in the right direction. Solid win for sure.

Seems like nothing short of 14-2 Oil with 56 shots on net and 12 against will do. I get that some of you guys love to wallow in the negativity end of the pool, but sometimes its just laughable. This was a decent win. Why not just leave it at that and go back to fabricating reasons to fire MacT.

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#89 Chris
January 03 2009, 11:35PM
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A nice "must win". I can't believe I'm so surprised and happy that our team accomplished the required and expected task of beating down an opposition team in our own building...a team that is lower in the standings... wearing our third jersey no-less. I don't know what they fed Penner before this game but please, please, force feed it to the rest of the lineup. Cole, Gagner, and Nilsson looked great. Roli looked even better. Great job men!

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#90 hockeysmack
January 03 2009, 11:38PM
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@ David S: You're right, that was terrific. Let's see if you're feeling the same way should they play in similar fashion against a goalie that can make a save. I guess it would be silly to remind you Dallas was playing without Morrow and Zubov if we're including injuries into the equation. I'm not saying the Oil were terrible, but I wouldn't overstate their play either. Step in the right direction, sure. Solid win? Maybe if this was a road game.

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#91 B-Rad
January 03 2009, 11:54PM
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nice game by the Oil.... Crawford was right by saying, when we play a more physical style we are more into the game and seem to out play teams. wierd.

and if i have to listen to Pierre Maguire say things like "John Tavares has VIRTUOSO skill" again...I will find something sharp to smash my face on.

vir·tu·o·so (vûrch-s, -z) n. pl. vir·tu·o·sos or vir·tu·o·si (-s) 1. A musician with masterly ability, technique, or personal style. 2. A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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#92 B-Rad
January 04 2009, 12:10AM
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way off topic, but did you guys see the worst display of hockey fighting skills ever?....No, i'm not talking about Crosby jumping a guy off the face off. SEMIN!!!!

watch this gaynesss!

http://www.hockeyfights.com/fights/56289

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#93 Lofty
January 04 2009, 12:24AM
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Hockeysmack must be have been watching a different game than me or hates MacT. Did you see what the scoring chances were?

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#94 Milli
January 04 2009, 09:13AM
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Great game, and come on, is that all they had to do to improve the pk??? Presure the puck? Man I hope they can roll, got tics for wednesday, wanna see them do some nuck stomping!!!

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#95 Chris
January 04 2009, 09:13AM
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@ hockeysmack: Lets give credit where credit is due. Last night the Oilers played physical, killed penalties, won faceoffs, and scored on a high ratio of thier oppertunities. Roli was solid but not magical and Souray looked like an All-Star. Even if Turco had been sharper you kind of got the feeling that there was more in the tank. Good win guys...now show me again. If they could play like that consistantly we would be a divisional contender...

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#96 The Oilers PK
January 04 2009, 11:38AM
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Oh hey guys what's up. Sorry I am late for the season I was hanging with Stoli in Los Angeles and soaking up the rays and hanging out with super models. And then I headed over to Atlanta for awhile to hang with Marty the Party Sakic and eat some collard greens and fried chicken. Why? Cause it's minus a billion in E-town and those boys know how to treat a PK know what I'm sayin....

But I am back now so don't worry we won't be letting in fifty goals a game anymore....unless Rachel Hunter calls and then I am outta here b!tches!

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#97 JackBauer
January 04 2009, 12:40PM
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Mike Millbury never gave the contract to Dipietro. THat was all Garth Snow.

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#98 BUCK75
January 04 2009, 04:22PM
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@ hockeysmack:

A win is a win, without our leading scorer we manage to put up 4 goals, a couple of tilts & showed some emotion. Seems solid to me, not an outstanding game - but slightly better than "we really pulled that one out o our @ss" or "our goaile stole that one". Solid effort, if they played like that in some of their losses we would have a couple extra wins (Ottawa, LA, StL, Leafs & Florida).

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#99 David S
January 04 2009, 04:26PM
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Buck - Agreed.

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#100 JackBauer
January 04 2009, 06:03PM
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The problem with this team, is were not able to put up that kind of effort on a nightly basis by any stretch of the imagination. We havent been able to do that since the 2006 playoffs, and even during the regular season we were like this. Like how can a team play like they did against Dallas, and play as awful as they did against Ottawa? The top 10 teams in this league have a game like the Ottawa game once every 10-15 games, not once every 3. We have no consistency, and were not good enough to have that consistency. There is only 5 or 6 guys who bring it every night and that sucks.

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