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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#51 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 08:26PM
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What is Patty O's shooting %? .00001?

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#52 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:27PM
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Man I love the fight from Gagner along the boards and in the corners. Looks so good on him.

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#53 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:28PM
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GOD DAMMIT BOYS! We're probably going to pay for that here soon.

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#54 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 08:28PM
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Grebs and Gilbert are on...uh oh...

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#55 Bombstradamus
October 25 2009, 08:28PM
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Like I said he's due...I hope

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#56 Lofty
October 25 2009, 08:29PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

What is Patty O's shooting %? .00001?

Why is he shooting like that on a 5 on 3? get him off the PP!

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#57 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 08:29PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

What is Patty O's shooting %? .00001?

NO kidding, its lower than the expansion rate of cast iron!!!

*Stands around with hand raised looking side to side for a high-5*

Anyone? Anyone?

*sighs*

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#58 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 08:30PM
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Bombstradamus wrote:

Like I said he's due...I hope

I like his energy and speed, but the dude is snakebit.

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#59 Lofty
October 25 2009, 08:31PM
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Jeremy wrote:

9 seconds left and Hemsky tries a low % wrister?

I he doesnt Patty O is gonna take an even worse shot.

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#60 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 08:31PM
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@Jeremy

I have no idea what that means, but I'll high 5 it anyway.

*hi 5*

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#61 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:34PM
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HUGE HIT JACQUES! Keep that up boys.

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#62 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:34PM
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Jesus Murphy Horcoff. I don't want to hate you but you're making it nearly impossible.

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#63 Senator Theo
October 25 2009, 08:40PM
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let's go down the list of great canucks gene. *blink* oh, did I miss it? In all fairness, you did have Messier at one point. Not good-Messier, but it was still Messier.

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#64 Archaeologuy
October 25 2009, 08:41PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Jesus Murphy Horcoff. I don't want to hate you but you're making it nearly impossible.

Good... your hate has made you powerful. Now fulfill your destiny

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#65 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 08:41PM
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@Senator Theo

Oh come on there was Bure, and, uh, Stan Smyl?

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#66 Heavyd
October 25 2009, 08:41PM
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Can you wacth this game on the internet?

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#67 Archaeologuy
October 25 2009, 08:42PM
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wow, both Dr. Quinn and Medicine Woman have taken penalties this game

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#68 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 08:42PM
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Looks like Moreau took G and G aside after last night's game and taught them something...

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#69 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:43PM
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OIJAFLFDIOJFDSOIJFSDIOJSDFIOJSDFOIJSFDOIJSDF. garbage.

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#70 Bombstradamus
October 25 2009, 08:43PM
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Boooo!

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#71 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 08:43PM
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G-D it all to heck!!!!

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#72 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 08:44PM
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Oh come on there was Bure, and, uh, Stan Smyl?

Harold Snepts was da bomb. And of course, there's Tony Taint...I mean Tanti.

ah crap, they scored.

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#73 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:44PM
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Atta go Storts! Eesh, he's busted up pretty good.

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#74 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 08:45PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

Harold Snepts was da bomb. And of course, there's Tony Taint...I mean Tanti.

ah crap, they scored.

lol @ Tony Taint,

I needed that right about now.

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#75 Senator Theo
October 25 2009, 08:45PM
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Storts is a freakin beast. Eye-bleeding last night, but doesn't hesitate to drop the gloves tonight. If he's still single when my daughter is 18, I'm calling him up. maybe she'll get a weber mazda to drive.

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#76 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 08:48PM
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Unlucky period boys. We had the momentum for most of the period, just couldn't buy a break. They definitely need to stop shooting at Luongo's chest.

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#77 Andrew W
October 25 2009, 08:49PM
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@Heavyd

I just found out tonight that the NHL Network is free (on cable TV) for the month of December. Living in Ontario is crappy enough without missing so many Oilers' games to regional blackouts, so it's well appreciated to have found out in time for this game.

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#78 Oilchange64
October 25 2009, 08:49PM
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Senator Theo wrote:

Storts is a freakin beast. Eye-bleeding last night, but doesn't hesitate to drop the gloves tonight. If he's still single when my daughter is 18, I'm calling him up. maybe she'll get a weber mazda to drive.

Wow, there are fans and then there are REAL fans....

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#79 Senator Theo
October 25 2009, 08:51PM
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Oilchange64 wrote:

Wow, there are fans and then there are REAL fans....

It doesn't hurt that he's a knockout - I'm sure I won't have to twist her arm!

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#80 vern
October 25 2009, 08:52PM
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I actually got the cast iron joke. How sad is that. I remembered something from 1st year plumbing. I think the expansion rate is 0.00000078. Oh and GO OILERS.

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#81 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 08:53PM
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@Senator Theo

Stortini seems to be filling the role that Bucky used to do: "All right, I'm going to pick a fight with a guy and get my face smashed in to get us fired up." Full respect for that.

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#82 Senator Theo
October 25 2009, 08:53PM
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Unlucky period boys. We had the momentum for most of the period, just couldn't buy a break. They definitely need to stop shooting at Luongo's chest.

He almost always has his chest area well-covered. the book on Luongo is you don't shoot at his chest area. I understand the areas of the net not covered by his body are higher %.

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#83 Bobo
October 25 2009, 08:55PM
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God I get so frustrated watching Patty O.... I swear if I was his dad I would beat his a$$..

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#84 Archaeologuy
October 25 2009, 08:56PM
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Senator Theo wrote:

He almost always has his chest area well-covered. the book on Luongo is you don't shoot at his chest area. I understand the areas of the net not covered by his body are higher %.

Hey, keep this dumbed down for us non-experts please. I cant handle this crazy jargon.

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#85 VicOiler
October 25 2009, 09:00PM
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God I get so frustrated watching Patty O.... I swear if I was his dad I would beat his a$$..

Ya... Not Funny

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#86 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:00PM
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Kopitar has 2 more goals tonight. You see that, Hemsky? THAT'S what happens when a highly touted player lives up to his potential...

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#87 Senator Theo
October 25 2009, 09:00PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

Stortini seems to be filling the role that Bucky used to do: "All right, I'm going to pick a fight with a guy and get my face smashed in to get us fired up." Full respect for that.

That bodes well for his future in the organization. Stortini could be be the next vice president to the assistant of chief of hockey operations (VPAOCOHO).

We love to hire character guys for positions they have no qualifications.

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#88 SirFozz
October 25 2009, 09:03PM
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@ The Menace

If that happens you should be able to score some sweet box seats to RX2 being his father-in-law and all. Please remember me.

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#89 Andrew W
October 25 2009, 09:03PM
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I've been away from the `net and hockey press for a few days: does anyone know why Comrie isn't playing? Is he another victim of the flu or has something else happened?

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#90 Archaeologuy
October 25 2009, 09:03PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

Kopitar has 2 more goals tonight. You see that, Hemsky? THAT'S what happens when a highly touted player lives up to his potential...

12 points in 9 games. Are we still crapping on Hemsky?

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#91 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:06PM
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Andrew W wrote:

I've been away from the `net and hockey press for a few days: does anyone know why Comrie isn't playing? Is he another victim of the flu or has something else happened?

Comrie looked like he was seconds away from death on Thursday. He got hit with the flu hardest on the team so far I think.

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#92 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:06PM
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12 points in 9 games. Are we still crapping on Hemsky?

Fair enough. That is partly due to 1 monster game though.

The truth is, I do like Hemsky, but he still leaves me wanting more. I think getting him away from Horcoff will have a positive effect.

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#93 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 09:10PM
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@vern

LOL that somebody got that vague plumbing reference!

You sir, just went up exactly one notch in my books.

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#94 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:12PM
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FRIGGIN HORCOFF! GAH!!!!!!!!

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#95 17
October 25 2009, 09:12PM
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Stortini on the pp again?

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#96 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:13PM
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Stortini's on the PP?

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#97 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:13PM
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Get in his kitchen Storts! In his face all night boys. That's what we need. Although we don't need to be taking too many penalties........

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#98 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:13PM
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Stortini on the pp again?

Ninja'd...lol

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#99 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 09:13PM
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Stortini on the pp again?

Not anymore, apparently,

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#100 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 09:14PM
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@Jeremy

BS call, though

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