January 06 2009 10:06AM
Ah World Junior Gold. Is there anything sweeter? Other than a win that actually means something? Don't get us wrong. It's fantastic that Canada won. It's tremendous that Eberle scored that goal with 10 seconds left. PK Subban is a beauty and will have a long career in the NHL much to the delight of Bob MacKenzie. But put it over an Oilers game again and we are going to have a problem.
We put WJC hockey up there with the Memorial Cup. We will watch it if it's on and may even go out of our way to find it on the telematrix if there is a particular player of note playing. But at no point should it trump an Oilers game. Like ever.
When we heard some of the boys talking about watching WJC over the Oil game we almost tore off our Oilers pyjamas and beat them to death. We would rather watch a pre-season Oilers practice than any junior game. Not to say that there isn't the occasional good moment -- or fantastic game that can be seen. We got that DVD set of best WJC moments from Santa this year. It's great. But we would still rather watch NHL hockey. Sega Genesis had an excellent game on their hands when they released PGA Tour95. But not for a moment would we play it if Tiger Woods '09 was available.
Bronze for commentary
Now don't get us wrong. We love all the commentary on here. When we got home from the game last night we read the comments on the GDB and basically wet our pants. And we don't believe in editing or deleting commentary unless it's really bad. Baggedmilk -- perhaps you know what we are talking about here. But it's all in good fun. Some commenters have a following all their own now and that's exactly why we built the Nation in the first place. Everyone has an equal right to voice their opinions and on the Nation anyone can comment and talk shop on the same screen as "real journalists." That's awesome if you ask us.
But of late we are starting to read some real nonsense from one of our loyal readers. It's a bit much, but what can you do right? Oh wait. We know exactly what we will do. Call him out, of course. Here, we will even speak to him in his own language.
Buddy - knock off all the crazy... The hockey world isn't some wild conspiracy zone - you may need to hit up a Rexall for some brain meds - But they won't let you in there - because of the chip in your head that Daryl Katz had inserted - think I'm wrong? Explain how automatic doors always know to open when you approach - Katz and the feds have been putting chips in our brains since 1973. Want to say something interesting go right ahead... if I read any more BS about how the Oil are run by the military from a deep underground bunker - i'm going to make it my '09 resolution to mock you without mercy - except it isn't really 2009 is it? That's for another day though. Give it a rest ... you are giving the tin foil hat set a bad name....