GDB XIII: Wings of change, perhaps

Jason Gregor
October 29 2009 12:18PM

It was a mixed bag at the morning skate today, as the Oilers try to end a three game losing streak against the under-performing Detroit Red Wings.

It looks like Pat Quinn will change his lineup again:

Penner — Horcoff — Hemsky
Cogliano — Gagner — Nilsson
Jacques — Brule — O’Sullivan
Moreau — Stortini — MacIntyre

Strudwick — Gilbert
Grebeshkov — Chorney
Peckham — Smid

Mike Comrie didn’t skate this morning, but that doesn’t mean he won’t play, since there has been a few occasions this season where a guy didn’t go in the morning, but played that night. Lubomir Visnovsky didn’t skate either, but he is out for sure with the flu.

Fernando Pisani and Steve Staios skated today. Pisani could go, but he was bagged skated at the end of practice which means MacIntyre might play tonight. Staios skated, but it was his first real practice with the team, and it is good to see he is making progress, but I don’t see how they can play him tonight.

Based on what I saw on the PP units, it looks like Horcoff will indeed be playing with Hemsky and Penner. They were the first unit with O’Sullivan and Grebeshkov on the back end.

The second unit had Nilsson, Gagner and Brule with Gilbert and Chorney on the backend.

The Oilers spent extra time on shots coming out of the corners. The coaches were stressing getting more pucks on net, but also getting more shots through traffic and on goal. The Oilers have had far too many shots blocked the past three games, and Fleming was driving that home this morning.

Quinn had separate meetings with Gagner, Cogliano and Nilsson and the message was he heard they did well together a few years ago, and is hoping they can rekindle that production. The key for those three is puck support. When they were scoring they supported one another very well, if they get to spread out in the offensive zone they won’t produce.

The Wings have given up 35 goals in ten games so far, and their goaltending is highly suspect. They have played a bit better of late, and it is only a matter of time before they are back in an actual playoff spot.

After slow starts Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are back scoring. Zetterberg has ten points in ten games, while Datsyuk has seven in the eight games he has played.

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#251 daveeed
October 29 2009, 09:27PM
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Jeremy wrote:

I don't know why, but every time i read the name BIG SEX, I laugh uncontrollably for like 3 minutes.

BIG SEX makes me think of the Russian dude singing Beserker from Clerks...

My love for you is like a truck BESERKER! Would you like to make some f*ck BESERKER!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D-9X3ooFvo

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#252 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:28PM
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@Travis Dakin

Were jeanshorts shorts less frayed and of a darker colour in his young posting days?

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#253 Jeremy
October 29 2009, 09:28PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:
Those were crazy days. We were so young and care free.

'Heaven' by Bryan Adams. AKA: Reason #34 why Vancouver is lame.

Seriously, that song he did for Don Juan DeMarco? I know gay guys that heard that song and said "this is the gayest thing I have ever heard"

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#254 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:29PM
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Is Amber gone, am I the only girl left in here with you goons? LOL! Sexy times!

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#255 SirFozz
October 29 2009, 09:30PM
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I leave for 5 minutes and this freight train keeps flying. Since I can't catch up- GOOILERS!!!

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#256 jeanshorts
October 29 2009, 09:30PM
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Rigger wrote:

Were jeanshorts shorts less frayed and of a darker colour in his young posting days?

They were less stained with pee that's for sure.

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#257 Travis Dakin
October 29 2009, 09:30PM
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Rigger wrote:

Is Amber gone, am I the only girl left in here with you goons? LOL! Sexy times!

BIG SEX times!!

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#258 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:30PM
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I too miss the Olden Wild West Days of the GDB's...

Fart jokes are awesome.

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#259 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:31PM
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WTF ref?

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#260 Dan the Man
October 29 2009, 09:31PM
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Amber McCormick wrote:

There was a time when I would agree. But now they are the eyes of lies.

don't lie when you're hurting inside

'cause you can't escape my

Eyes of lies(clap clap)

they're watching you

they see your every move

Eyes of lies(clap clap)

they're watching you

Eyes of lies(clap clap)

they're watching you watching you watching you watching you.....

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#261 daveeed
October 29 2009, 09:31PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

1: I'll take full credit for that.

2: I'll gladly find out if that is true....

1)Dude you get full props for the BIG SEX/Souray nickname, all credit to you!

2) Just think how proud you will be the first time you see someone in the stands on TV with a "44 = BIG SEX" sign and immediately after Pierre Maguire screaming "BIG SEX IS A MONSTER!!"

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#262 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:31PM
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@jeanshorts

I'm afraid to ask...LOL

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#263 SirFozz
October 29 2009, 09:31PM
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@Rigger

Goons? We prefer Goonies...thx.

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#264 Archaeologuy
October 29 2009, 09:32PM
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Datsyuk's dive was more pathetic than Horc's clearing attempt

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#265 Archaeologuy
October 29 2009, 09:32PM
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SirFozz wrote:

@Rigger

Goons? We prefer Goonies...thx.

HEY YOU GUYS!

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#266 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:32PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

They were less stained with pee that's for sure.

... that's not pee

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#267 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:32PM
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@Travis Dakin

Ah, good times. Reminds me of when you and Jeanshorts were comin to get me with your pedophile 70's van.

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#268 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:33PM
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SirFozz wrote:

@Rigger

Goons? We prefer Goonies...thx.

Reminds me of Buchberger...

http://www.bestweekever.tv/bwe/images/2008/06/John%20Matushak_Sloth.jpg

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#269 jeanshorts
October 29 2009, 09:33PM
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SirFozz wrote:

@Rigger

Goons? We prefer Goonies...thx.

Except we're not good enough for anyone. Just ask our parents/girlfriends/wives/kids/co-workers/etc.

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#270 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:34PM
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@Poo Czar

Ewwww! LOL

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#271 Jeremy
October 29 2009, 09:34PM
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Balls

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#272 Archaeologuy
October 29 2009, 09:34PM
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Worried yet? Can i blame THIS on Horcoff?

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#273 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:34PM
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Riiiiip! GAH!

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#274 daveeed
October 29 2009, 09:34PM
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Damn you Red Wings! -shakes fist and does another shot-

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#275 Amber McCormick
October 29 2009, 09:35PM
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Rigger wrote:

Nope, she's the triple threat. Karate, witty one liners and uh....help me out here....

And uh...has the last name of a popular frozen dinner?

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#276 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:35PM
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heh heh heh...okay guys, they're only down by 2 now. Stop screwing around...heh heh heh

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#277 jeanshorts
October 29 2009, 09:35PM
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So they've looked really lackluster so far in the third. I hope they didn't use up all their jump in the first 2 periods. If we lose this game I'm going to murder someones face.

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#278 Travis Dakin
October 29 2009, 09:35PM
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Rigger wrote:

Ah, good times. Reminds me of when you and Jeanshorts were comin to get me with your pedophile 70's van.

We're still coming... The van got a lot of miles on it when we were using as the Fire MacT wagon. It got pretty run down. We keep nreaking down on the side of the road but be patient... We will get to you.

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#279 Archaeologuy
October 29 2009, 09:36PM
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NO AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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#280 daveeed
October 29 2009, 09:36PM
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FAWK

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#281 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:36PM
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@Amber McCormick

Ah yeah that's it. For a meal on the go.

GODDAMN you Bertuzzi!

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#282 Jeremy
October 29 2009, 09:36PM
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Shut the F#ck Up

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#283 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:36PM
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

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#284 Amber McCormick
October 29 2009, 09:36PM
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@Dan the Man

The fact that you included the (clap clap) makes me want to (hug hug) you!!!

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#285 jeanshorts
October 29 2009, 09:36PM
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Are you kidding me?

Well thankfully the Oilers aren't known for coughing up leads.......

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#286 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:37PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

So they've looked really lackluster so far in the third. I hope they didn't use up all their jump in the first 2 periods. If we lose this game I'm going to murder someones face.

Dude, not mine. I got all dolled up for you guys.

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#287 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:37PM
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*calls Bertizzi's parole officer...*

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#288 SirFozz
October 29 2009, 09:37PM
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Ok Oilers, do the right thing and -SH!T Bert,you a$$hat- hold onto this thing.

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#289 Travis Dakin
October 29 2009, 09:38PM
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@Dan the Man

well played.

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#290 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:38PM
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@Travis Dakin

*waits patiently* Perhaps we can stock up on Tamiflu for these buggers and deliver it.

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#291 Archaeologuy
October 29 2009, 09:38PM
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Yeah, let 5'4" Samwise Gagngee do the rough stuff guys.

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#292 Dan the Man
October 29 2009, 09:41PM
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Amber McCormick wrote:

The fact that you included the (clap clap) makes me want to (hug hug) you!!!

That's what she said...

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#293 daveeed
October 29 2009, 09:41PM
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Do you think if someone on the Oilers ripped off Ray Ferrero's moustache and put it on they would play "crustier" or win some faceoffs?

Or would they just look like a 80s gay porn star?

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#294 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:41PM
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Ugh, why can't we ever play a whole 60 mins. We always have to sh*t the bed for a few mins.

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#295 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:41PM
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Well, we keep calling for 80's style firewagon hockey, right?

*rubs lock of Dr. Gregg's hair for luck... and erections*

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#296 Jeremy
October 29 2009, 09:41PM
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'80s gay porn star

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#297 Archaeologuy
October 29 2009, 09:43PM
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daveeed wrote:

Do you think if someone on the Oilers ripped off Ray Ferrero's moustache and put it on they would play "crustier" or win some faceoffs?

Or would they just look like a 80s gay porn star?

Well, they've all ready bent over, might as well get paid for it

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#298 daveeed
October 29 2009, 09:43PM
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80s style firewagon gay porn star hockey!

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#299 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:43PM
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daveeed wrote:

Do you think if someone on the Oilers ripped off Ray Ferrero's moustache and put it on they would play "crustier" or win some faceoffs?

Or would they just look like a 80s gay porn star?

There's a reason to see the Oilers in a playoff run. Imagine the porn moustache Souray (sorry, Big Sex) could grow. HOT!

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#300 Jeremy
October 29 2009, 09:43PM
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@Poo Czar

I think the Oilers forwards need to pat Librarian Mike's "Gentital Region" for potency

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