GDB VII: Sans Hemsky

Jason Gregor
October 16 2009 12:07PM

Happy frickin' Friday to you. My day started out just peachy when I was dinged by the fuzz for speeding. They sure picked the perfect spot: Edmonton's scenic 66th St and 36th Ave, just as you sped up the hill.

I have all the respect for the Police, and no doubt I was speeding, but this officer riled me up. I’ve been pulled over many times, and once I’m stopped I reach into the glove box and grab my insurance and registration. I believe in getting it over with as quick as possible.

So Mr. Patrolman knocks on the window, I power my window down and I’m greeted with this:

“Jason do you know you were going 81 in a 60 zone?”

I look up and have no clue who this guy is, but he knows my name. I do have the Kia logoed up with a TEAM 1260 logo, so it’s not hard to put two and two together.

Once he said my name he gave me a glimmer of hope that I might get off, or at least get a reduction. Nope, he just threw that out there to add insult to injury. I have no problem taking my lumps and paying the ticket, but next time, coppers, don't tease with the possibility or a reduction.

As a side thought, I wonder how many guys have been let go with a warning after being pulled over for speeding, because almost every hot girl I know has had one freebie?

Hemsky out

Even though he hasn’t played well to date, a team never wants their most skilled guy out of the lineup, but that’s the case tonight. Ales Hemsky is out with an undisclosed injury and Robert Nilsson will draw in.

Pat Quinn will put Mike Comrie on the left side, with Nilsson on the right of Shawn Horcoff. Horcoff left the morning skate and returned at the end, to try a different padding in his skates. Horcoff’s right foot is swollen after blocking a shot in Chicago, and the swelling is right where he ties up his skates. He was noticeably uncomfortable this morning, and admitted that it really bothers him to push off hard on his right foot.

Ken Lowe will be working to come up with something to relieve the pressure by game time.

Ethan Moreau, Andrew Cogliano and Zack Stortini will be another line, but after that it’s up in the air.

You could see JF Jacques with Sam Gagner and Patrick O’Sullivan, and Dustin Penner with Gilbert Brule and Ryan Stone. Or maybe Quinn puts Stone and Jacques with Gagner with the hope they have the same success as Moreau, Cogliano and Stortini.

No Havlat?

Many wondered who would get hurt first, Marian Gaborik or Martin Havlat, and if you picked Havlat you are the winner. Gaborik did miss some preseason games, but he has been on fire in the regular season. Havlat has five points in five games for the Wild, but he wasn’t on the ice this morning, and word is he won’t play.

Petr Sykora also didn’t skate and is out.

The Wild only have 12 goals in five games so far and right now only Marek Zidlicky and Shane Hnidy are + players. Seven of their 12 goals have come on the powerplay, and once again the Wild’s special teams are both in the top ten.

Their PP is 6th at 28% and their PK is 9th at 83.3%, but they can’t score five-on-five.

Eric Belanger leads them with two goals and seven points, while Andrew Brunette has four goals and six points. The Wild only have four players with three or more points, while the Oilers have ten with 3+ points.

The Wild are 0-4 on the road so far, and the Oilers were talking about the importance of a good start tonight.

The Wild will dress both 6’7” Derek Boogaard, and 6’8” Johnny Scott, so Zack Stortini could have his hands full tonight.

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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 jeanshorts
October 16 2009, 07:44PM
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Bbbbbbbooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnngggggggggg

I thought once the Wild got rid of Lemaire things were supposed to take off for them offensively.

Shots were 5-4. Gross.

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#102 freeze
October 16 2009, 07:47PM
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that was pretty f*cking slow js.

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#103 freeze
October 16 2009, 07:49PM
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ahahahah, the Argos have gone almost 7 FULL GAMES without a passing TD!!

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#104 freeze
October 16 2009, 07:49PM
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hmmm, that was suppose to be ahahahahaha. ha not ah.

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#105 jeanshorts
October 16 2009, 07:51PM
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The last time I followed CFL with any sort of interest Doug Flutie was tossing bombs and Gizmo was doing back flips into the endzone or something.

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#106 Rigger
October 16 2009, 07:51PM
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Hey jeanshorts, what up bra? How was your night carousing in Van city a few days ago with your vintage Messier t-shirt?

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#107 Rigger
October 16 2009, 07:51PM
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Zzzzz! Brutal period. So KBrodz left town and promptly screwed his teeth up. Tough break kid.

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#108 Rigger
October 16 2009, 07:52PM
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Shots 5-4, ugh!

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#109 jeanshorts
October 16 2009, 07:54PM
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@Rigger

From what I remember it was pretty good I guess. Nothing out of the ordinary, and surprisingly I didn't get any guff from my shirt. I guess Canuck fans were too busy drowning in their own tears to say anything.

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#110 Rigger
October 16 2009, 07:55PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

The last time I followed CFL with any sort of interest Doug Flutie was tossing bombs and Gizmo was doing back flips into the endzone or something.

I am remiss to admit this, but I was once a part of the half time show and got the Giz to sign my buttcheck. That would sound more cool if I wasn't 14 at the time. LOL

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#111 Rigger
October 16 2009, 07:56PM
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@jeanshorts

Would you love me more if I told you I was 2nd row center ice at the Moose's retirement ceremony? Was with my uncle, and he wept silent man tears.

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#112 Wanye
October 16 2009, 07:56PM
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So I am told that the one and only Hilary Duff is at the game tonight. I will find her and bring her back for all of us, especially you jeanshorts.

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#113 Rigger
October 16 2009, 07:58PM
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The Duffster must be taking a break from her Gossip Girl duties. LOL

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#114 freeze
October 16 2009, 07:58PM
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Beauty Comrie!!!

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#115 Rigger
October 16 2009, 07:59PM
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DUFFMAN SCORES!!! Or should that be Duff's man?

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#116 jeanshorts
October 16 2009, 08:00PM
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I think the fact that you're a girl who is a regular at ON.. SCCCOORRREESSSSS! COMRIE!

Uhhh, anyway, I don't think anyone could have been crying any harder than Moose that night. Great night for sure, other than the fact that the Oilers, you know, lose every game they have after a ceremony.

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#117 jeanshorts
October 16 2009, 08:01PM
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BBBBBOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

Christmas has come early for your ol pal jeanshorts!

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#118 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:02PM
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oh god, look at the goat stumbling in the D zone.

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#119 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:02PM
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Rigger wrote:

DUFFMAN SCORES!!! Or should that be Duff's man?

duffman is is great nickname. *ohyeah*

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#120 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:03PM
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@jeanshorts

He was pretty weepy for sure. Some moronic woman actually asked if people were booing him when they were yelling out Mooooooose. UGH! Anyway, tough night, people were irate from the Smyth trade. True enough ceremonies are bad luck for us. Although, did we not win the Anderson game, or am I on crack?

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#121 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:04PM
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@freeze

I concur there kind sir, I must confess I read it somewhere else.

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#122 jeanshorts
October 16 2009, 08:04PM
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All I remember about the Anderson game is his perfect hair piece! He hasn't aged a day.

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#123 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:04PM
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*is a

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#124 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:06PM
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Botox will do that to ya. That was some nice storebought hair though. alpaca? LOL

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#125 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:06PM
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Schremp watch: 15:35 toi; 0-0-0 -1 3sog.

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#126 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:07PM
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Oh great, PK. We'd better be on this like white on rice.

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#127 jeanshorts
October 16 2009, 08:08PM
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The Schremp supporters have been pretty quiet around here since he got tossed to the curb. How come they aren't coming to his defense about playing for a mediocre Islander team or something about slow starts, etc?

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#128 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:10PM
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good PK.

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#129 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:11PM
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Stupid Minny feed, stop freezing! And learn how to pronounce the names.

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#130 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:11PM
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@jeanshorts

I couldn't tell ya man. Truth hurts?

*ROBBIE F*CKIN SCHREMP HOCKEY*

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#131 BingBong
October 16 2009, 08:11PM
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So Bobby's played a game and a half so far this year, and has 2 gorgeous assists... Just saying...

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#132 Librarian Mike
October 16 2009, 08:12PM
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I'm late to the game, but Penner's wearing an 'A'? Nice to see that after wearing the scarlet letter the last couple of years.

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#133 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:14PM
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freeze wrote:

I couldn't tell ya man. Truth hurts?

*ROBBIE F*CKIN SCHREMP HOCKEY*

How does that compare with Danny F*ckin Heatley hockey? LOL, probably not at all.

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#134 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:14PM
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@Librarian Mike

welcome to the most boring hockey game ever.

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#135 freeze
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@Rigger

I'm pretty sure it is the opposite.

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#136 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:15PM
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@Librarian Mike

He deserves it more this year than that bum Horcoff.

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#137 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:16PM
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@freeze

Except maybe that it's both selfish?

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#138 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:16PM
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touché

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#139 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:17PM
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why the hell are Chorney and Strudwick out together? That seems like a disaster in waiting.

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#140 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:17PM
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THE STARRRRR!!! #27!

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#141 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:17PM
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PENS!!!!!

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#142 jeanshorts
October 16 2009, 08:18PM
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What. A. Pass! SULLY! My boy!

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#143 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:18PM
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PENS!!!!!!!!

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#144 freeze
October 16 2009, 08:18PM
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That was a great shift by O'Sullivan! Two crazy good passes. I like it when he skates!

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#145 Librarian Mike
October 16 2009, 08:18PM
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@freeze

It's not as bad as a road game with the Oilers against Anaheim in 2001-ish. It was like watching an English soccer game, in that they were just dumping the puck in to each other's zone.

Oh well, at least they're winning *knocks on wood*.

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#146 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:18PM
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double posts....hmmm

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#147 jeanshorts
October 16 2009, 08:19PM
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They should sign this Penner kid to a contract extension worth like 5 million a year or something!

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#148 Wanye
October 16 2009, 08:20PM
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Has anyone mentioned the fact that not only is Dustin Penner wearing the A tonight, he is probably the best Oiler so far this year? WTF!

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#149 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:21PM
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We're over half way through the game and Moreau hasn't been very goatish, this is good.

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#150 Rigger
October 16 2009, 08:22PM
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@Wanye

Whodathunk? Keep the A on him.

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