GDB XI: Clash on the coast

bingofuel
October 25 2009 02:33PM

I'm not one to dwell on the past. That would mean the revisiting of so many addictions that I'd most likely relapse. Like, into my World of Warcraft addiction. And no one here wants that. Who would update OilersNation?

So rather than dwell on the Oilers' third straight loss against the Calgary Flames in the latest Battle of Alberta tilt, I'm going to focus on the eleventh game of the 2009/10 season against the hated-as-much-as-the-Flames-if-not-more Vancouver Canucks.

Tonight is the second regular season meeting between these two hockey clubs. The Canucks are coming off a win last night against the Maple Leafs, an altogether meaningless endeavour since the Leafs have managed to tally a grand total of one point this season so far and precisely zero wins (it's hard, but I'm resisting making 75,000 Brian Burke jokes right now). This false sense of hope brings the Canucks to and even .500 so far this season.

Well la-de-freakin'-da.

While the Oilers didn't fare well against the Flames last night, we can really chalk this up to two things:

  1. H1N1 or some variant thereof: We were down a whole line last night! The Canadian government stated last week they'd start doling out vaccinations. For the love of Hemsky, please make the Oilers one of the number one priorities for shots. Old people can wait.
  2. Crappiness: I can't say I watched the whole game last night, but many in the Nation did. And many of you concluded the same thing: it just wasn't a great effort last night.

But I tend to take on the same attitude as Oilers' Jambalaya writer Smokin' Ray Burnt. He had this to say earlier today:

"With a crappy game like last night against the fLames. Expect the flu ridden Oilers to have a chip on their shoulders tonight against the Vancouver Canucks."

The Oil have had a great start to the season. My hope for tonight is that they're mad as hell and aren't going to take any BS from the Canucks. The Canucks, meanwhile, are looking for that tipping-point game to take them over .500.

Tonight's game will not help them.

Oilers 4 Canucks 2 tonight. Look for more points from PDP. But you already knew that.

Oh, and don't forget to check out what the competition is saying.

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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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#1 Robin Brownlee
October 25 2009, 02:42PM
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Knuckles romp. Let's say 5-2.

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#2 Word
October 25 2009, 02:48PM
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@Robin Brownlee

Robin, do you think there's gonna be any intensity to this game? Over the last few years, the Nucks vs. Oil games usually got quite spirited, but the last game here at RX1 was sorely lacking.

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#3 Archaeologuy
October 25 2009, 02:55PM
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After shooting against the human sieve that is any goalie in a Leaf sweater, the Vancouver Canucks will be frustrated tonight against a real goaltender (that includes the Delorian).

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#4 Shapeman
October 25 2009, 02:55PM
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hmmm if they play boring hockey i think we will win as long as JDD is good

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#5 Travis Dakin
October 25 2009, 03:08PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

Knuckles romp. Let's say 5-2.

Do you mean they are the Rompers or Rompees? If it is the later well, your pessimism is unwelcome here. And if the former, well then I like the cut of your jib.

Now can someone please tell me what the hell I was just talking about? I blacked out.. What happened?

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#6 Racki
October 25 2009, 03:08PM
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I'm guessing 3-2 Oil.

Brule is in tonight. Anyone have a beat on the line combos?

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#7 ThaLegion
October 25 2009, 03:22PM
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I'm going on a limb and saying 4-0 Oilers, and not predicting a goalie fight. And I feel your pain Bingo i've been clean of WoW since september 8th.

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#8 Smokin' Ray
October 25 2009, 03:22PM
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*squee* Bingofuel said my name. *faints*

I'm going to guess 3-2 Oilers. Penner, Gagner and Smid score. That's right... I said Smid. GOILERS!

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#9 BarryS
October 25 2009, 03:50PM
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It's hard to say any goalie is back, i.e. luongo, if the come back game was against the leafs, who can't score at the best of times and who have folks in goal unable to stop beach balls with snow shovels. Teams of poor scorers tend to telegraph moves, hurry shots, take to long to shoot, shoot at the goalie and otherwise make goalies look better than they are.

Anyway, can't wait for the game. Even a poor game like yesterdays, got me 75 points on the oilers site hockey pool.

Sigh, wish I could do as well on the other five I'm in. Go Oilers!!!!!

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#10 Shapeman
October 25 2009, 03:51PM
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Smokin' Ray wrote:

*squee* Bingofuel said my name. *faints*

I'm going to guess 3-2 Oilers. Penner, Gagner and Smid score. That's right... I said Smid. GOILERS!

*GASP* Smid scores!?!? If you are right sir i will be amazed

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#11 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 04:07PM
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YEAH BABY time to take on the Canucks!

I can't wait to see them have a go at Luongo and....uh....that fat guy from the Leafs....and....Salonowaithe'shurtagain....

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#12 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 04:26PM
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Oh, Wellwood's hurt too. Never mind...

I just don't understand the love for this team. I mean, I get it with Calgary. They have some legitimate stars (I hate to admit it).

With Vancouver, you have a really good regular season goalie, and these two: http://thorunna.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/shining_twins_1.jpg

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#13 Bombstradamus
October 25 2009, 04:26PM
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I just checked to see what the competition was saying...again. Im not sure if they've even figured out the internet.

1 comment, 6 comment, 5 comment, 0 comment. HaHa Gregor owns Canucks Army

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#14 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 04:31PM
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The really sad thing is most Canuck fans are probably absolutely ecstatic after last nights "win". I have no idea why they hate the Leafs so much. I guess it just goes back to how insanely insecure they are about their own team. But man if the Canucks play the same way tonight as they did yesterday this game is going to be a walk in the park. Unless, you know, the Oilers play like garbage like they did last night. I'm expecting Stortini to have a whale of a game tonight. Look for him to be all over the ice.

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#15 Eddie Shore
October 25 2009, 04:51PM
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4-1 Oil.

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#16 jake
October 25 2009, 05:03PM
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Wow that needle looks scary (and I work in a hospital in patient care areas). Reminds of pulp fiction scenery. I see this as sort of a pivotal game, start of a skid or getting right back up in the saddle game. 5-4 Edmonton (game will open up once they get tired of banging and crashing in first period).

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#17 Phil
October 25 2009, 05:13PM
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4-2 Vancouver.

If Edmonton wins this game tonight (JDD will pretty much have to steal one I think) that would be amazing.

This could be the first tough stretch of games for them, with the flu bug running rampant and injuries taking their toll, the conditions are ripe for the 1st losing streak of the season.

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#18 Mad Hatter
October 25 2009, 05:27PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

Oh, Wellwood's hurt too. Never mind...

I just don't understand the love for this team. I mean, I get it with Calgary. They have some legitimate stars (I hate to admit it).

With Vancouver, you have a really good regular season goalie, and these two: http://thorunna.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/shining_twins_1.jpg

LoL....Nice pic...A cast on the foot of one of the twins and it would have been perfect.

Go Oil...Annihilate them...Demoralize the Canucks and there fickle fans once and for all.

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#19 Oilchange64
October 25 2009, 05:37PM
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Looks like the flu is paying a visit to my house. Cannot imagine how guys can play when that sick. Hopefully nobody else goes out.

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#20 Robin Brownlee
October 25 2009, 06:01PM
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@Travis Dakin

"If it is the later well, your pessimism is unwelcome here. And if the former, well then I like the cut of your jib."

Either one of those sentences gets you stomped where I come from . . .

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#21 OvenChicken8 - Team JSBM
October 25 2009, 06:11PM
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@Robin Brownlee

...cub scouts? hahaha, I kid.

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#22 Robin Brownlee
October 25 2009, 06:24PM
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OvenChicken8 - Team JSBM wrote:

...cub scouts? hahaha, I kid.

Ahahahahaha. Well done.*

*Gets Bingofuel to look up home address and names of relatives living in the area.

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#23 Shapeman
October 25 2009, 06:25PM
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OvenChicken8 - Team JSBM wrote:

...cub scouts? hahaha, I kid.

Robin "Boyscout" Brownlee got all the chicks in his uniform... Almost the same as his walker now =)

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#24 Shapeman
October 25 2009, 06:31PM
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hmm brownlee has turned a blind eye to my old jabs.. hmm..... MUST...GET....FUNNIER!!!!!!!

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#25 Bombstradamus
October 25 2009, 06:39PM
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Shapeman wrote:

hmm brownlee has turned a blind eye to my old jabs.. hmm..... MUST...GET....FUNNIER!!!!!!!

Plus he burned you on your FIST. 13 min late, I hope the oil bring a better effort tonight.

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#26 Shapeman
October 25 2009, 06:42PM
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@Bombstradamus

*Sniff* i was 2 comments late

*breaks down in tears at the fact he wasn't *fist*

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#27 Bombstradamus
October 25 2009, 06:56PM
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Seriously...Are Canucks fans posting in code. I have now single handedly outposted Canucks Army. Im not sure if I should hang my hat on that.

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#28 Bombstradamus
October 25 2009, 07:01PM
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Yes Pat, I would like to buy a question mark.

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#29 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 07:53PM
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Bombstradamus wrote:

Seriously...Are Canucks fans posting in code. I have now single handedly outposted Canucks Army. Im not sure if I should hang my hat on that.

Keep in mind it's still the regular season. They have far better things to do than watch hockey. There are latte's and sushi to be had! Until the playoffs anyway. That's when they come out of the woodwork.

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#30 Senator Theo
October 25 2009, 07:54PM
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We have to have more guys into this game tonight than last. I know the flu knocked them out for the Flames game and maybe most of the BJ game, but I really hope we see more get up and go from players that are not named Penner, Gagner and Ales.

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#31 Paq Twinn
October 25 2009, 07:55PM
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Oilers win 3-1. Pens, Horc and Chorney get the tallies. GOILERS!!!

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#32 Senator Theo
October 25 2009, 07:57PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Keep in mind it's still the regular season. They have far better things to do than watch hockey. There are latte's and sushi to be had! Until the playoffs anyway. That's when they come out of the woodwork.

then what's the excuse over at FlamesNation? ;)

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#33 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:02PM
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@Senator Theo

Ever seen someone from Calgary try and use a computer? It's like watching a monkey with down syndrome try and perform open heart surgery. It's not pretty and anyone in the room ends up being embarrassed and scarred for life.

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#34 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:08PM
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Oilers suck chant 15 seconds in. Man I love Canuck fans!

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#35 Senator Theo
October 25 2009, 08:09PM
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@jeanshorts

ahh, I think I've seen that before. It's a lot of open-hand slapping the keyboard if I remember.

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#36 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 08:12PM
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Senator Theo wrote:

ahh, I think I've seen that before. It's a lot of open-hand slapping the keyboard if I remember.

Somebody asked Phaneuf if he had hotmail, and he thought the guy was hitting on him (ba dum tish)...

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#37 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:14PM
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The one time Tom Gilbert throws a hit he gets a penalty. Unreal.

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#38 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 08:17PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

Somebody asked Phaneuf if he had hotmail, and he thought the guy was hitting on him (ba dum tish)...

Just like that scene in Zoolander...

"The files are IN the computer?!"

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#39 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 08:17PM
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'Tara Fookes' won a prize. What a name...

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#40 17
October 25 2009, 08:18PM
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@jeanshorts

well, at least he threw a hit. Baby steps.

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#41 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 08:18PM
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@Jeremy

Sorry, I quoted the wrong reply there...

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#42 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:21PM
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Come on Kevin Quinn. PLEASE do not feed Gene's ego.

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#43 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:23PM
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Here we go boys! POWERPLAY!!!!

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#44 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:23PM
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Here we go boys! 5 ON 3!!!!!!!

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#45 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 08:24PM
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Okay, 2 man advantage. Let's bury these clowns!

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#46 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:25PM
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Come on Penner! YARG!

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#47 Bombstradamus
October 25 2009, 08:25PM
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Patti O is due to score a bunch

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#48 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 08:25PM
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Gaaaaaad! Somebody better score!

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#49 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:26PM
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come on boys. Stop shooting it right at Luongo/the Vancouver D!

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#50 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 08:26PM
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9 seconds left and Hemsky tries a low % wrister?

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