GDB X: Another provincial civil war

bingofuel
October 24 2009 04:55PM

Watching the Oilers come back from a 4-1 deficit last game against the Blue Jackets was really something. Like Gregor and Brownlee alluded to yesterday, it's been pretty unreal watching PDP blow fans, hangers-on and bandwagon-jumpers away. Even Hemsky came alive!

And this gives me hope.

Now let's hope this fekkin' flu bug that's knocked Gilbert Brule and Mike Comrie out of the line-up has run its course. I'd hate for hope to fade.

Battle of October

Can someone please explain to me why we've played the Flames twice since the beginning of the season? Tonight marks the third iteration of the Battle of Alberta. After this we don't play Calgary again until after Christmas — twice more before the New Year. After that, we play them one more time in January and that's it for the regular season.

Won't get fooled Iginla

After the knock-down blow Iginla dealt Souray in the last Battle of Alberta, there was a lot of fuss kicked up by, well, just about everyone. Was it deliberate? Will Pat Quinn's curmudgeonly ramblings result in more fines? Should Ignila have been fined too? Is Bulin staying hydrated?

The real question I think everyone wants an answer to is what's going to happen in tonight's game. Whether you believe Ignila's hit was dirty and deliberate or not (deliberate hit, yes, but surely he didn't intend to injury Souray to the extent that he did), you have to wonder what the Oilers have in mind for Iggy tonight.

A good, old-fashioned beat-down? And who rolls up their sleeves to get this done?

We need answers

Thankfully, we needn't wait much longer for answers to at least some of these questions. And although the Flames and the Oilers share the exact same record so far this season (6-2-1), I'd say the Flames have more to worry about than we do... The Oilers are playing spirited hockey.

And it's a blast to watch.

Oh yeah, check out what the competition has to say about tonight's game.

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Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#201 Librarian Mike
October 24 2009, 10:02PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

haha haha... uh. haha is it ok for me to laugh at that?

That statement is like the Simpsons: funny on multiple levels.

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#202 SirFozz
October 24 2009, 10:05PM
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@ Robin Brownlee

That's what I meant by choose one, but at the very least stop playing them together. But yeah, I would ship out Gilbert too if I had the choice.

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#203 Archaeologuy
October 24 2009, 10:07PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

No, they need to split them up by trading one of them. Tom Gilbert is what I said he is . . .

But then the Oilers are stuck with Chorney until Staios and Souray come back. I dont know what's scarier: Staios, Chorney, Grebeshkov or Gilbert.

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#204 Mad Mike
October 24 2009, 10:09PM
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@Robin Brownlee

Hey Robin, because of work I haven't been able to watch many games, and I didn't agree with you the other day when you had mentioned trading Gibert. But after watching two games, and especially at 4 million a year, I couldn't agree with you more.

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#205 17
October 24 2009, 10:12PM
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okay, time to capitalize.

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#206 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:12PM
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SirFozz wrote:

@RC

Is Jokinen ever helpfull? I have never seen him contribute other then the 1st couple games when they got him.

Thats all I remember too buddy

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#207 Smokin' Ray
October 24 2009, 10:14PM
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UGH! Gilbert and Grebeshkov have been brutal. And surprisingly, I've liked Nilsson and Stortini.

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#208 17
October 24 2009, 10:14PM
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Can we just clone Visnovsky?

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#209 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:16PM
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I would seriously trade BOTH Grebeshkov AND Gilbert...

... for a different pair of defencemen, one with a physical/shut-down game and one with a good 2-way puck-moving game (which is why I brought Hamhuis & Greene up in particular). Of course, a healthy Souray as well.

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#210 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:17PM
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Cam Barker would be another D-man I'd salivate over if I were Tambellini.

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#211 17
October 24 2009, 10:17PM
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Yay Gilbert is in the box, he can't make any boneheaded plays.

geez, penalties galore.

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#212 Librarian Mike
October 24 2009, 10:18PM
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Who's that ref? He makes Gilbert look butch...

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#213 SirFozz
October 24 2009, 10:20PM
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@ LM

Haha, nice use of "butch".

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#214 17
October 24 2009, 10:20PM
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uhh aren't all high sticks inadvertant there Kevin? I would hope so anyway...

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#215 SirFozz
October 24 2009, 10:22PM
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@ 17

Perhaps you can use your uterus to create a better colourman. *hopefull*

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#216 G unit
October 24 2009, 10:23PM
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Fu@# is Moreau horrible.. We need to get rid of him - stat.

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#217 Mad Mike
October 24 2009, 10:24PM
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17 wrote:

uhh aren't all high sticks inadvertant there Kevin? I would hope so anyway...

That's what Marty Mcsorely said.

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#218 JRyanMac
October 24 2009, 10:26PM
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O'Sullivan needs therapy?? They did their research... The guy seriously can't shoot this year though.

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#219 Archaeologuy
October 24 2009, 10:27PM
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WOW. I have not seen a player with a less meaningful shot than Patio Lantern since Stone Hands Marchant and Rem skate in a circle then go back to the bench Murray played here.

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#220 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:27PM
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Trade Grebeshkov to Washington for D Shaone Morrisonn, 27, 6-4, 212lbs., 1,975,000 (UFA)

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#221 SirFozz
October 24 2009, 10:27PM
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Dear Sully,

You are my star. Please start putting the puck into the net. Thank you.

Love ronaldo

P.S. I've been cheating on you with Penner.

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#222 Uncle Tom
October 24 2009, 10:29PM
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will someone tell that racoon to shut UP!!!!

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#223 Librarian Mike
October 24 2009, 10:30PM
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@SirFozz

Let's hope he's got a Blackberry at the bench.

Damn you Ronaldo! *scores* haha

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#224 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:30PM
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Uncle Tom wrote:

will someone tell that racoon to shut UP!!!!

Racoon?

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#225 SirFozz
October 24 2009, 10:30PM
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Hey look, Horcoff got on the stats sheet!

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#226 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:32PM
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YEAH BABY!!

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#227 Librarian Mike
October 24 2009, 10:33PM
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SirFozz wrote:

Hey look, Horcoff got on the stats sheet!

For the wrong reasons, kind of like when that doctor said Phaneuf was 'artistic'.

Oh crap....

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#228 17
October 24 2009, 10:33PM
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yikes

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#229 SirFozz
October 24 2009, 10:33PM
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*tear*

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#230 Mad Mike
October 24 2009, 10:33PM
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Gotta start playing SMac on a regular shift so we don't get fined for putting him on the ice during the final seconds.

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#231 Archaeologuy
October 24 2009, 10:34PM
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Thanks a bunch Horc.

~So glad i was wrong about you being a plumber who had 1 good year!~

Next year he will be the highest paid player in the AHL, mark my words.

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#232 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:34PM
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DAWES-OME!

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#233 Corsby31
October 24 2009, 10:35PM
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What the Fu*k...can Weeks kiss the flames ass anymore??? Do they pay him, or does CBC??? Wow that guy sucks... On another note...it's nice to see this team compete more, but we need to learn how to pass,

oh great Cgy just scored again...time to start fighting...if we cant beat them on the scoreboard let's bloody them up!!

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#234 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:36PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

Thanks a bunch Horc.

~So glad i was wrong about you being a plumber who had 1 good year!~

Next year he will be the highest paid player in the AHL, mark my words.

I'll take that bet.

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#235 Librarian Mike
October 24 2009, 10:36PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

DAWES-OME!

Haha. Nothing manlier than a hockey player named 'Nigel'

*pronounces Hemsky's first name 'Alesh' to self 3 times*

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#236 SirFozz
October 24 2009, 10:38PM
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Ooooooo, looks like Talledega Nights is on. So long Oilers, please make me regret flipping station with amazing comeback.

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#237 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:39PM
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@Corsby31

let’s be thankful for kevin weekes. last year we had marc crawford.

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#238 Corsby31
October 24 2009, 10:39PM
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thats 3 posts!!! could be a tie game..

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#239 Librarian Mike
October 24 2009, 10:39PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

let’s be thankful for kevin weekes. last year we had marc crawford.

Touche...

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#240 Archaeologuy
October 24 2009, 10:42PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

I'll take that bet.

If he doesnt play in the AHL next year at any point then I will cheer for the Flames for 1 game of your choosing.

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#241 Mad Mike
October 24 2009, 10:43PM
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At least Crawford had somewhat of an idea of what he was talking about. What'd Weekes ever do but ride the pine with the likes of Florida, Vancouver and NYR.

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#242 TonyT
October 24 2009, 10:45PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

No, they need to split them up by trading one of them. Tom Gilbert is what I said he is . . .

How many more games before Gilbert actually starts to lose value?

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#243 Corsby31
October 24 2009, 10:45PM
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WHAT...Weeks...shut the fu*k up...what a retard...How did Bourque get the best of that hit????

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#244 Crust
October 24 2009, 10:45PM
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*sigh* Well at least tomorrow I'll be sober but the Flames will still be ugly.

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#245 Librarian Mike
October 24 2009, 10:45PM
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Peckham and Stortini are out for the last minute...hmmmm

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#246 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:45PM
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Damn it feels good to be up on it!

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#247 RossCreekNation
October 24 2009, 10:46PM
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AND IT BURNS, BURNS, BURNS...

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#248 Librarian Mike
October 24 2009, 10:46PM
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Well, that was disappointing...

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#249 TonyT
October 24 2009, 10:47PM
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Horcoff makes me want to gouge my eyes out, he's that terrible!

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#250 Mad Mike
October 24 2009, 10:47PM
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Calgary wins and we get to hear Johnny Cash sing about eating hot wings while suffering from hemroids.

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