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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#101 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:15PM
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Luongo looks like Greg Louganis out there with the amount of diving he does whenever someone comes near him. Maybe he should stick to soccer. He's got the hair for it.

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#102 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 09:17PM
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@jeanshorts

I bet he has a few other thngs in common with Greg Louganis... *cough cough*

Ba-dum-bum, Tss!!

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#103 Senator Theo
October 25 2009, 09:17PM
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Is there any fans at this game? It sounds like a funeral in there.

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#104 Archaeologuy
October 25 2009, 09:19PM
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Soooooooooo, does anyone know how I can blame our PP woes on MacT still?

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#105 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:19PM
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What the hell man. Any time the Oilers ever make a good defensive play like that we get called for hooking or holding or something retarded. WHEN WILL A CRAPPY CALL COME OUR WAY!!!

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#106 SirFozz
October 25 2009, 09:19PM
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Delorean looks pretty good. Wing-door good.

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#107 socaldave
October 25 2009, 09:20PM
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@Archaeologuy

to be fair, we are still ranked 10th on the PP, altho after this weekend it may end up being 31st again. at least it sure feels that way

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#108 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:21PM
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PHEW. We're getting out shot again by a margin that's getting wider by the minute. Everything is right in the universe again.

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#109 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 09:21PM
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I realy thought that Irish O'Irishson was gonna solve Luonganis there.

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#110 Archaeologuy
October 25 2009, 09:22PM
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socaldave wrote:

to be fair, we are still ranked 10th on the PP, altho after this weekend it may end up being 31st again. at least it sure feels that way

yeah, it has been a particularly bad weekend. AND GETTING LONGER

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#111 SirFozz
October 25 2009, 09:22PM
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Really??

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#112 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:22PM
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BAH! I HATE THE CANUCKS SO GOD DAMN MUCH!

Once again redirected pucks are absolutely killing us.

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#113 Archaeologuy
October 25 2009, 09:22PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

yeah, it has been a particularly bad weekend. AND GETTING LONGER

What did i just type?

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#114 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:24PM
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How is that interference when the guy dumps the puck in?????

Someone's getting their spine punched.

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#115 socaldave
October 25 2009, 09:24PM
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someone should tell TP that hand-eye coordination is a bit better in the Show, and he should try to work on actually checking an opposing player

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#116 SirFozz
October 25 2009, 09:25PM
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THAT was a penalty but when Smid was hacked down and then hooked earlier in the period it was ok?? I'm a tad confused.

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#117 Mad Mike
October 25 2009, 09:25PM
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that was the worst #%^$@$! turnover I have ever seen

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#118 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:27PM
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This is starting to shape up as a game where a goat earns his stripes. The only question is who it's going to be.

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#119 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 09:27PM
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Its starting to look a little more like 2008 every game.

*sigh*

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#120 Sandra
October 25 2009, 09:28PM
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What is Horc@p -2 this game? What do the Oil have on IR in cap money?

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#121 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:29PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

This is starting to shape up as a game where a goat earns his stripes. The only question is who it's going to be.

So far Gilbert and Grebeshkov are quickly moving up my list. And Horcoff hasn't done himself any favors either.

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#122 socaldave
October 25 2009, 09:30PM
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why is peckham out there instead of Penner? oh dear...

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#123 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:31PM
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...and Moreau hasn't been taking any bad penalties. Unfortunately, he's not doing anything else.

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#124 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:31PM
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Please Quinn, do not resort to MacT-esque line combos just because things are getting a little tough out there.

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#125 SirFozz
October 25 2009, 09:32PM
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Stop lossing!!! Start winning!!! Score more goals then them!!! How hard is that to understand?!?

*flabbergasted I'm not coaching this team*

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#126 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:33PM
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The sad thing is that Moreau looking invisible out there is far better than having to watch him skate to the box all game.

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#127 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:33PM
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It's called 'leading by example'. haha.

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#128 Archaeologuy
October 25 2009, 09:34PM
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Horcoff looks so afraid of the puck

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#129 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:34PM
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Seriously. What the hell is with this team and their inability to get pucks out of their own zone? I think it's time for Quinn to change his stance on not playing tight to the point.

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#130 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 09:34PM
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Sandra wrote:

What is Horc@p -2 this game? What do the Oil have on IR in cap money?

Souray-5.4 Staios-2.7 Pisani-2.5 Pouliot-.825 Stone-.6 Comrie(sick)-1.25 Roughly 13 million samolians

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#131 socaldave
October 25 2009, 09:36PM
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@Archaeologuy

he's gone into figure skating mode - lots and lots of big sweeping turns and pretty much avoid running into anything

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#132 Bombstradamus
October 25 2009, 09:37PM
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What are 13 Somalians worth?

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#133 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:38PM
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Please, please, PLEASE score on this PP. A goal this period would be huge boost going into the third.

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#134 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:38PM
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Horcoff and Stortini on the PP AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

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#135 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 09:39PM
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Metric Or Imperial?

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#136 SirFozz
October 25 2009, 09:39PM
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Ok Oilers, I don't want to beg or anything but Monday morning is fast approaching and would love to for it to suck a little less so....win this fekkin game...yay pp, score!

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#137 Archaeologuy
October 25 2009, 09:39PM
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Why are you on the PowerPlay Horcoff? Is this mandated by Katz?

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#138 socaldave
October 25 2009, 09:41PM
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b-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o

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#139 SirFozz
October 25 2009, 09:42PM
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When can we put Nilsson back in the press box?

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#140 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:42PM
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Well. That was a garbage period. At least there's no way the third can be any worse right?

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#141 Lofty
October 25 2009, 09:43PM
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This game is sucks... Hope I wake up to a comeback... have a feeling it will be a shut-out.

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#142 socaldave
October 25 2009, 09:43PM
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ooooooo - careful... take care when you're managing those expectations, eh? lol

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#143 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:44PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Well. That was a garbage period. At least there's no way the third can be any worse right?

*Cue montage of Liam Reddox and Dominic Pittis suiting up for 3rd period PP action*

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#144 Jeremy
October 25 2009, 09:45PM
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Dominic Pittis, wow, talk about scraping the bottom of the crap former oilers barrel,

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#145 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:47PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

*Cue montage of Liam Reddox and Dominic Pittis suiting up for 3rd period PP action*

The sad thing is that Toby Reddox probably would have been the best looking player for the Oilers so far.

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#146 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:49PM
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That's rich of Kypreos lecturing about running a goalie. I'd like to see what Grant Fuhr has to say about that.

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#147 Dan the Man
October 25 2009, 09:53PM
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So far in this game we've played very well...aside from the defensive zone....and special teams....and scoring goals....

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#148 jeanshorts
October 25 2009, 09:54PM
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I was actually really surprised to see Mr. Concussion himself having no problem with the Mike Richards hit earlier. Mind you he probably doesn't remember 3/4 of his career.

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#149 Librarian Mike
October 25 2009, 09:57PM
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My God are McLean and Kypreos ever a couple of mouth-breathers. Even together they can't finish a coherent sentence.

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#150 Wedge
October 25 2009, 09:58PM
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I was in my truck for the first 2 periods - Rod Phillips is freaking over the turnovers and creating new words to describe them. I bet he said "Horcoff shoots it wide of the net" and " Oilers turn the puck over " 1 or 239 times.

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