Do you see what I see, edition VII

Jason Gregor
October 01 2009 03:21PM

ice-girls-please

Finally the NHL season officially begins tonight, and one of the classiest players to ever play, Joe Sakic, will be honoured in Colorado. It still bothers me that the Avs raised Ray Bourque’s jersey when he only played there for two years, but Sakic is a no-brainer and that is a ceremony I’m gonna watch.

Here is just another reason why the Oilers need Ice Girls. Check out this video on the Dallas Stars web page. It promotes their Ice Girls.

The best part about this in that on CBC satellite radio host Jeff Marek and Cassie Campbell called this, "soft porn". Marek even twittered this: "Yup, that Avery sure was a pig wasn't he, Dallas Stars?"

Marek, I know you work for mother corp, but please. Soft porn? It’s girls in bikinis, sure the music and acting ability was similar to what you’d see in one of Wanye’s home made videos, but it was far from pornish. Come on Jeff go to the beach some time my friend you can see that every weekend. While those two sticks in the mud frown at this video, I applaud the Stars Ice Girls, because now I know every one of their names. It will make watching Stars’ games on TV much more enjoyable when I watch Sarah, Yvette, Cassie or Kaime shoveling the ice.

No offence to Goggles, who I featured on Just A Game last year, but I’d rather watch ice girls scrape the ice, than guys in tracksuits.

On ice things to look for...

  • Everyone is picking Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin to be top three in scoring, but who will be fourth? There are plenty of options, but I’ll go with Joe Thornton. He’s never played with a sniper like Dany Heatley, and if he can help Jonathon Cheechoo tally 56 goals, look for Heatley to surpass 60 for the first time in his career.
  • Ryan Getzlaf, Nicklas Backstrom and Pavel Datsyuk are the other three I see finishing fourth or in the top-five. Look for Rick Nash to have a break out year and get 90+ points, if he stays healthy.
  • I think Marc Savard will have a drop off in production without Kessel. Lucic isn’t as good of a scorer. Same goes for Zack Parise.
  • Ilya Kovalchuk will be the most talked about trade bait all season long. He’s entering the final year of his contract, and the speculation will be brutal, but don’t expect the Thrashers to deal him unless they are completely out of the playoff hunt in Feb/March.
  • The Caps might have a Triple Crown line, if Bruce Boudreau keeps Ovechkin, Backstrom and Alex Semin together all year. Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan along with Thornton, Heatley and Devon Setoguchi are the other lines that will be battle for "best line" moniker.
  • The Avs will finish last. They are very thin up front and on the backend.
  • Most of the Oiler fans who begged to get rid of MacTavish, will be begging TSN to use him more than the 25 games he is scheduled to appear on.
  • If the Oilers have two guys with more than 27 goals like Brownlee said, then they will for sure make the playoffs. He thinks Comrie and Penner will tickle the twine this frequently.
  • Dion Phaneuf will score 20 goals, but the Flames will struggle to score goals.
  • After having only one 50-goal man last year, we’ll see four guys top fifty, and hopefully we’ll see six players with 100 points.
  • Stortini will be in the top five in fighting majors, and he’ll score eight goals.
  • Tom Gilbert will get 40 points again, yet he’ll be the player most often in Edmonton that the Oilers should trade.
  • I hate to say it, but the Human Rake will make the Flyers a legitimate Cup contender. Ray Emery will fight at least once this year, and Flyer fans will adore him.
  • There will be at least three epic Nation parties for PPV games this year.
  • bingofuel and Wanye’s new layout of the Nation will blow your minds and we’ll see even more interaction during the season (here's a slight teaser).
  • Andrew Cogliano will be over 40% in the draw this year, of course he’ll take way fewer draws than last season.
  • Canada will win the gold in Olympic men’s hockey, and it will kill some Oiler fans to have to cheer for the Human Rake, Phaneuf and Heatley for two weeks.
  • Only four of these predictions will actually happen and I’ll be mocked mercilessly come April, which will entice me to make even bolder predictions come playoff time.
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One of Canada's most versatile sports personalities. Jason hosts The Jason Gregor Show, weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., on TSN 1260, and he writes a column every Monday in the Edmonton Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonGregor
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#101 scorecoff hemmercules
October 02 2009, 09:48AM
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@ Dale:

True enough. Not saying I fully agree with him but he has a way of making things sound so bleak.

OILERS HOCKEY IN ONE DAY!!!!!!!!!!

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#102 venue
October 02 2009, 09:54AM
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With Markov being out would the Oilers have any interest in shipping a D-man to Montreal for say Moen + _____. Any ideas?

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#103 Fish
October 02 2009, 09:55AM
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@ Dale: I have no idea why people love Lowetide. He's a hack.

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#104 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 10:14AM
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For those that forgot and have tv access... ... Hawks v. Panthers on TSN now!!

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#105 Halibut
October 02 2009, 10:57AM
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Dale wrote:

: I’ll take Gregor or Brownlee’s stance on the team any day since they actually talk to coaches, players and seem to know more about the systems and such. Lowetide is a unique writer, with interesting angles, but he is far from an X and O guy.

I think Brownlee took the Oilers to miss the playoffs this year as well. Gregor has them in but he's an optimist. There's a lot of change happening with the new coaching staff, depending how long it takes for the players to buy in it could be a rough year.

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#106 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 11:08AM
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Ooooooohh... Kane with a beauty!

"...and Kane goes 'roof daddy'..." - MacGuire

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#107 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 11:13AM
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Thrashers have claimed Christoph Schubert off re-entry waivers from the Senators

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#108 JRyanMac
October 02 2009, 11:14AM
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"Roof Daddy" is totally worse than "tickling the twine", or "top ched"...and coming from MacGuire everytime a puck goes in the top off of the net is so annoying it hurts my ears... I also hate when he says "that stick just EXPLODED in his hands!!!" I'll take a senile Harry Neal ANY day.

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#109 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 11:16AM
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@ JRyanMac: A sane Harry neale... maybe, but I'll take MacGuire's enthusiasm over half the duds out there.

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#110 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 02 2009, 11:16AM
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JRyanMac wrote:

“Roof Daddy” is totally worse than “tickling the twine”, or “top ched”…and coming from MacGuire everytime a puck goes in the top off of the net is so annoying it hurts my ears… I also hate when he says “that stick just EXPLODED in his hands!!!” I’ll take a senile Harry Neal ANY day.

Watching the Oilers on TV every game I get tired of hearing about various players who 'whistle one wide'.

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#111 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 11:17AM
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FLAMES ON PACE FOR 82-0 SEASON!... http://www.flamesnation.ca/2009/10/flames-on-pace-for-82-0-season/ *you know you want to*

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#112 JRyanMac
October 02 2009, 11:20AM
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@ RossCreek:

I agree on the enthusiasm, but for the love of Gretzky, man, I wish he would stop saying things like "roof daddy" and "MONNNNSSSTTTTERRRR"

@ Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things:

Mainly Horcoff?

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#113 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 02 2009, 11:21AM
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@ JRyanMac:

I think you have to connect with the puck to whistle one wide.

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#114 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 11:22AM
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@ Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things: Their SportsNet crew sucks. I mean Gene's surely a nice guy and all, but he's a bit of a goof. I can live with him, but Kevin Quinn is terrible. And why not give someone with a connection to Edmonton (Kevin Karius) or someone with a REAL connection to the Oilers (Marty McSorely) the color gig? Louie DeBrusk... Pssssshh... Please...

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#115 JRyanMac
October 02 2009, 11:24AM
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@ Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things:

Well played...

I really hope he has a better season offensively this year though..

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#116 scorecoff hemmercules
October 02 2009, 11:26AM
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@ RossCreek:

Haha. I was just talking about how bush-league Sportsnet is these day's. Have you seen the new website??? Looks 5 years older than their last one. I miss Ferraro on there, sad day when he left.

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#117 Milli
October 02 2009, 11:28AM
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@ RossCreek: Troll!!!!! Desperate Troll!!!! We will never join you!!! Even if you get ice girls....although I will ooooooooooogggggglllllleeee them.

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#118 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 11:32AM
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@ scorecoff hemmercules: Seriously though... why did they dive deBrusk the job? If I'm not mistaken, he was one of the least liked enforcers in Oiler history (whereas most other heavy's were amongst the most liked Oilers). Why bring some dud that 'played' for the team during their darkest days? Especially when Kevin Karius was right there. At least people in Edmonton know and like (?) the guy.

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#119 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 02 2009, 11:33AM
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@ Milli:

If Elisha Cuthbert becomes an ice girl, I might buy a Flames Jersey just so I can blend into the crowd.

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#120 Milli
October 02 2009, 11:34AM
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Oh and if that is soft core....crqazyness!!!! But, I'd sure love to make my own video...

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#121 Milli
October 02 2009, 11:35AM
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@ Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things: Me to, but on my jersey, the F would be silent.

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#122 Dan the Man
October 02 2009, 11:37AM
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scorecoff hemmercules wrote:

Have you seen the new website???

Thank you...Sportsnets new website blows! As for their TV crew...DeBrusk is no Ferraro but I don't think he's that bad. He needs to stop playing it so safe though, he clearly doesn't want to offend anyone. Quinn is average at best...maybe they should hire Stauffer.

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#123 Fish
October 02 2009, 11:37AM
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@ RossCreek: Karius is the $hits. I don't mind Debrusk and I have to say he surprised me at how decent he is. Ferraro was still the best. He would offer some sweet gems like he did when Boogaard kept running around tyring for the big hit on the Oil. "Try playing the puck Derek, it's the black thing".

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#124 venue
October 02 2009, 11:38AM
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I like DeBrusk. I miss Ray Ferraro though. He was honest and very well spoken. Bring Ray back!

RossCreek - stop soliciting your awful flames blog on this site. We will never switch to the dark side. Never!

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#125 Oilersordeath
October 02 2009, 11:39AM
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I have to say I'm a little worried Flames didnt look that bad last night. I dont have a good feeling about tomorrow night at all.

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#126 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 11:41AM
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@ Dan the Man: @ scorecoff hemmercules:

Ferarro impressed me more last season with TSN (could be the bias I had toward him at Sportsnet).

DeBrusk isn't terrible. I just don't understand the reason they gave him the gig. Karius & McSorely both applied IIRC, and both would've made more sense than Louie.

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#127 Fish
October 02 2009, 11:41AM
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@ Oilersordeath: Oil 4- Calgary 2

Hopefully someone ends Phaneufs career.

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#128 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 11:43AM
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Fish wrote:

Karius is the $hits.

As in good?... or as in terible?

The $ leads me to believe you like him.

??

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#129 venue
October 02 2009, 11:43AM
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@ Fish: I'm going to. Anyone ever see someone get hit in the face with a set of keys during warm ups?

I kid. I kid.... but damn that would be funny.

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#130 OvenChicken8
October 02 2009, 11:44AM
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Fish wrote:

Hopefully JF Jacques ends Phaneufs career.

/fixed

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#131 Fish
October 02 2009, 11:44AM
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@ RossCreek: I don't care for him.

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#132 Fish
October 02 2009, 11:45AM
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@ venue: You would be the best guy if you did that. At very least toss a beer at his noggin.

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#133 Jonathan Willis
October 02 2009, 11:47AM
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Wow, write one negative (and quite possibly correct) preview of the Oilers and watch the fanbase turn...

Lowetide's not only a quality writer, but one of the sanest voices out there - and if his projection came true would it surprise anyone here?

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#134 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 11:48AM
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venue wrote:

RossCreek – stop soliciting your awful flames blog on this site. We will never switch to the dark side. Never!

Its not my blog. And I do it all in fun. If people seriously don't like it - tell me, I'll stop. Just because you check http://www.flamesnation.ca/ out, doesn't make you a Flames fan. You could go 'incognito' like a 'spy' or 'ninja'... ESPECIALLY when a Flames-Oiler conflict is on the horizon... or when the Oil have a night off.

;-)

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#135 Fish
October 02 2009, 11:48AM
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@ Jonathan Willis: He's a dork.

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#136 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 02 2009, 11:49AM
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@ Fish:

Flashbacks to the AHL playoffs this last year, haha. Some guy was heckling the backup goalie (which I still don't entirely understand) and the goalie got up and sprayed the guy with his water bottle. We all had a good laugh.

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#137 Hemmertime
October 02 2009, 11:55AM
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@ RossCreek: Because Flames fans too busy f*cking horses or too poor to own a PC is no reason to try and get readership from the Premier hockey blog on the web.

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#138 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 02 2009, 11:56AM
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@ Jonathan Willis:

You're always going to take crap for writing things people don't want to hear. Doesn't mean you should stop, though!

I think the main issue was that the person who originally commented just said it was depressing reading his take on things. The most depressing part is likely the high probability that he's right.

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#139 bingofuel
October 02 2009, 11:57AM
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@ Fish:

I read Lowetide occasionally, and I find what he writes to be among the best anywhere. He might be a dork, but no more than our own Jonathan Willis, the stats monkey. Or me, who spends his off time playing videogames and picking nacho crumbs off his shirt.

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#140 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 12:02PM
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@ Hemmertime: LOL.

Its all in the same family, man. Its not like I'm here saying go to http://www.canucksarmy.com/ and chillax with your BC brethren (or pull a drive-by beatdown of all that is Canucks) ;-)

Your 1st meeting with the Canucks is Oct. 19th. *You could start gathering intel now*

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#141 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 12:03PM
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bingofuel wrote:

picking nacho crumbs off his shirt.

Mmmm... nachos.

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#142 Dan the Man
October 02 2009, 12:21PM
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The Hawks look good but will clearly have goaltending issues this year.

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#143 David S
October 02 2009, 12:28PM
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RossCreek wrote:

For those that forgot and have tv access… … Hawks v. Panthers on TSN now!!

I don't get TSN on my computer at work.

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#144 RossCreek
October 02 2009, 12:39PM
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@ David S: Which is why I wrote RossCreek wrote:

For those that forgot and have tv access

;-)

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#145 David S
October 02 2009, 01:59PM
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RossCreek wrote:

@ David S: Which is why I wrote RossCreek wrote: For those that forgot and have tv access

*Sighs and gives up on veiled references to seemingly being one of the few posters on this site who has to work*

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#146 scorecoff hemmercules
October 02 2009, 06:56PM
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Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things wrote:

I think the main issue was that the person who originally commented just said it was depressing reading his take on things. The most depressing part is likely the high probability that he’s right.

I was the original poster and thats exactly what I meant.

I still like Lowetide, I just don't always agree.

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