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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#301 SirFozz
October 29 2009, 09:43PM
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@ Poo Czar

That works? Does it burn being ginger and all?

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#302 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:44PM
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daveeed wrote:

80s style firewagon gay porn star hockey!

Hey, we've already got Lube (ba-da-BING)

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#303 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:44PM
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It burns SO GOOOOD!!!!

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#304 Amber McCormick
October 29 2009, 09:44PM
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@Dan the Man

You're awesome.

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#305 Travis Dakin
October 29 2009, 09:44PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

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

Wow, If I keep thinking about that... My woman is never going to have to touch me again.

"Nah Babe, I'm good.... I got me some BIG SEX on the brain"

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#306 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:44PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

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

So many names for that porn. LOL

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#307 Jeremy
October 29 2009, 09:45PM
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Did you guys see the.... whatever the hell that costume was?!

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#308 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:45PM
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Anyone else here opposed to the entire team growing full blown 1988 style Charlie Huddy style tear drop panel van mustaches?

Didn't think so.

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#309 daveeed
October 29 2009, 09:46PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

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

BIG SEX with a porn stache would impregnate women just looking at them...

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#310 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:46PM
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Jeremy wrote:

Did you guys see the.... whatever the hell that costume was?!

Dude, can't you see that we're talking about gay porn?

Seriously, I missed it. What was it?

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#311 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:46PM
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Poo Czar wrote:

Anyone else here opposed to the entire team growing full blown 1988 style Charlie Huddy style tear drop panel van mustaches?

Didn't think so.

Wasn't there a mustache brigade right before the All Star game last year? LOL

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#312 Travis Dakin
October 29 2009, 09:47PM
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Poo Czar wrote:

Anyone else here opposed to the entire team growing full blown 1988 style Charlie Huddy style tear drop panel van mustaches?

Didn't think so.

Well, considering we'd have to wait about 7 years before half the team could actually grow one...

Wait, Imagine Souray's ZZ top style grey beard at that point.....

*SQUUUEEEEEEEE*

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#313 Jeremy
October 29 2009, 09:47PM
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@daveeed

Go to a hockey game with the girls, apprapos nothing, then before you know it, BANG- PREGNANT!!!

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#314 jeanshorts
October 29 2009, 09:48PM
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Poo Czar wrote:

Anyone else here opposed to the entire team growing full blown 1988 style Charlie Huddy style tear drop panel van mustaches?

Didn't think so.

I'm not sure how successful that would be though considering half the team is barely out of puberty yet. Can you see Chorney or Gagner or Gilbert or Cogliano or Hemsky growing facial hair? Me neither.

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#315 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:48PM
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Ferraro- "Penner blows a shoe"

WTF?! LOL

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#316 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:48PM
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Jeremy wrote:

Go to a hockey game with the girls, apprapos nothing, then before you know it, BANG- PREGNANT!!!

LOL

.......

*checks calendar for last game attended*

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#317 jeanshorts
October 29 2009, 09:48PM
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@Travis Dakin

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

And into my car!

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#318 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:48PM
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@Rigger

Yes, Gagner had the best/worst snakeskin molestache I've seen since junior high. It was Joey Jeremiah-esque in it's awfulness. I loved it.

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#319 Travis Dakin
October 29 2009, 09:48PM
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daveeed wrote:

BIG SEX with a porn stache would impregnate women just looking at them...

Every time he adjusts his jockon the ice a woman has to excuse herself....

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#320 Jeremy
October 29 2009, 09:49PM
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You kidding me? Chorney looks like he's 34.

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#321 daveeed
October 29 2009, 09:49PM
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Poo Czar wrote:

Anyone else here opposed to the entire team growing full blown 1988 style Charlie Huddy style tear drop panel van mustaches?

Didn't think so.

That would be awesome...I know the Flames a few years ago did that and it was awesome. Panthers did it too, either early last season or the season before. If they did it last season it would explain why they made the playoffs.

The only thing with that is can your imagine Gagner, Cogliano, Smid, Brule with a moustache? Hahahaha I am dying laughing picturing the wispy whiskers on those guys.

But Khabibulin would look like that one guy in the Wiser's commercial.

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#322 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:49PM
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Well, Gags made that attempt at growing one last year. It was not good.

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#323 SirFozz
October 29 2009, 09:49PM
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This game has got my butthole all puckered up- the gay porn talk is pure coincidence.

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#324 Travis Dakin
October 29 2009, 09:49PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

And into my car!

Giggity.

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#325 Dan the Man
October 29 2009, 09:49PM
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@Amber McCormick

You're even more awesome Amber.

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#326 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:50PM
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@jeanshorts

Can you see Chorney or Gagner or Gilbert or Cogliano or Hemsky growing facial hair?

I'm not sure those guys have pubes yet...

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#327 Jeremy
October 29 2009, 09:50PM
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BLAAAAAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!!!

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#328 Rigger
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Jeremy wrote:

You kidding me? Chorney looks like he's 34.

That's kinda what I thought. That's not a young lookin face.

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#329 Travis Dakin
October 29 2009, 09:50PM
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Maybe they should pull Habbibobblin...

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#330 jeanshorts
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Ummm, has anyone seen the panic button?

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#331 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:50PM
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POOPBUMFART!!!

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#332 daveeed
October 29 2009, 09:51PM
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Sweet zombie baby Jebus I think I was just penetrated by that last goal! FAWK

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#333 Matt Henderson
October 29 2009, 09:51PM
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Peckham and Strudwick are being owned

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#334 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:51PM
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oh Jesus H.

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#335 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:51PM
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Frack! So much for 4 goal "cushions". UGH!

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#336 jeanshorts
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Nice pass Nilsson!

I HATE YOU SO MUCH!

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#337 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:52PM
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Wow, this game is like the first part of the season and the second part of the season all rolled into one game....

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#338 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:53PM
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Everyone knows that the 4 goal lead is the most dangerous lead in hockey...

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#339 Deep Oil
October 29 2009, 09:53PM
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Yes - the debacle has arrived, betting against the oilers on bodog is so rewarding.

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#340 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:53PM
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Poo Czar wrote:

Wow, this game is like the first part of the season and the second part of the season all rolled into one game....

It's like the Oilers are reenacting their entire history in 1 game, and they're saving the 2007 for the finale.

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#341 SirFozz
October 29 2009, 09:53PM
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AAARRRGGgHH, don't the oilers know they're blowing a very awesome thread.

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#342 jeanshorts
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Poo Czar wrote:

Wow, this game is like the first part of the season and the second part of the season all rolled into one game....

I haven't seen this kind of emotional roller coaster since my ex-girlfriend got her super-period!

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#343 daveeed
October 29 2009, 09:53PM
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I've never seen 8 guys in the crease like that before. Well not since Mighty Mites hockey.

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#344 Rigger
October 29 2009, 09:54PM
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Le sigh! Quinn is gonna bust a nut screaming at these clowns after the game.

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#345 Jeremy
October 29 2009, 09:54PM
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SirFozz wrote:

AAARRRGGgHH, don't the oilers know they're blowing a very awesome thread.

God that sounds like something out of a gay porn movie.

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#346 Matt Henderson
October 29 2009, 09:54PM
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I miss Vis and Souray

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#347 Librarian Mike
October 29 2009, 09:55PM
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daveeed wrote:

I've never seen 8 guys in the crease like that before. Well not since Mighty Mites hockey.

...and the gay porn thread continues...haha

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#348 Travis Dakin
October 29 2009, 09:55PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

I haven't seen this kind of emotional roller coaster since my ex-girlfriend got her super-period!

Fist bump. I hear that....

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#349 Poo Czar
October 29 2009, 09:56PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

I haven't seen this kind of emotional roller coaster since my ex-girlfriend got her super-period!

Periods can FLY?!?! That would be dramatic...

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#350 jeanshorts
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Quinn has murder in his eyes.

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