A game, a Pint, and a hangover

bingofuel
October 07 2009 12:34PM

Our first win of the season was a shoot-out goal by Ales Hemsky... seemingly appropriate for this young team (remember when we could ONLY win at shootout). And that last shot that won us the game wasn't a pretty one, either. Hemsky sort of fanned on the shot, didn't get his whole stick behind it.

At least, that's what I was told. I was too busy harassing other Nationeers, and enjoying the drinks and hospitality at the Pint. So essentially what I remember from last night is what you see in the photo above: a win and a bunch of colourful amorphous and friendly blobs. Also beer.

What I also saw...

I've never touted myself as a hockey expert, but three things happened last night that I wasn't expecting:

  1. Penner, Gagner and Comrie all scored
  2. Khabibulin wasn't shriveled up like a raisin
  3. The boys in copper and blue were finishing their checks way more than they did last year.

Does this mean we can sound the bells and declare these guys playoff contenders two games into the regular season? Yes. We wouldn't be Oilers fans otherwise. Realistically, though, these guys are going to have to keep up and increase their physical play if they're going to be competitive throughout the year. And as most people predicted, it's going to get competitive.

You know what else has been awesome so far this season? The Canucks. Three straight losses and, according to freeze, Luongo blamed at least some of it on his defencemen. Real captainly of you there, pal.

So aside from a win last night, a slick new website, signing up to become Citizens of the Nation, and the approach of Thanksgiving this coming weekend... Can we be truly thankful for the team we have right now? When's Tambo going to make some hot moves and strengthen the roster?

When is this hangover going to go away?

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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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#51 Amber McCormick
October 07 2009, 02:49PM
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@Librarian Mike

That's what you think. I just use a lot of concealer and tart myself with makeup.

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#52 SirFozz
October 07 2009, 02:54PM
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Wow, all this Pint talk is making me jealous I could not make it, that and thirsty.

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#53 Smiley
October 07 2009, 02:55PM
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Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach wrote:

Anyone get laid last night? Pint good for chicks?

Actually, one of our buddies remarked that it was kind of a giant sausage fest. :(

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#54 Skidplate
October 07 2009, 02:57PM
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mmm tart makeup giggidy, giggidy

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#55 rubbertrout
October 07 2009, 03:00PM
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Smiley wrote:

Actually, one of our buddies remarked that it was kind of a giant sausage fest. :(

ANyone surprised by this? Just a bunch of dudes and a 60 plus ex-midget with lots of makeup on.

Or, as I like to call it, Tuesday night in Edmonton.

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#56 SirFozz
October 07 2009, 03:03PM
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Smiley wrote:

Actually, one of our buddies remarked that it was kind of a giant sausage fest. :(

rubbertrout wrote:

Just a bunch of dudes and a 60 plus ex-midget with lots of makeup on.

I saw that movie once....not good.

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#57 Bruthah
October 07 2009, 03:03PM
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@Smiley

Actually, there were a few tables of chicks in the north end of the bar. One was a cougar table for some chicks birthday, and boy did they make some noise when Souray started fighting.

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#58 SirFozz
October 07 2009, 03:05PM
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@SirFozz

Now how did that happen.

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#59 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 07 2009, 03:07PM
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Bruthah wrote:

Actually, there were a few tables of chicks in the north end of the bar. One was a cougar table for some chicks birthday, and boy did they make some noise when Souray started fighting.

Moans, mostly - amirite?

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#60 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 07 2009, 03:08PM
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Bruthah wrote:

Actually, there were a few tables of chicks in the north end of the bar. One was a cougar table for some chicks birthday, and boy did they make some noise when Souray started fighting.

Hey, Hey, we have a winner someone that pays attention to his surroundings.

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#61 Bruthah
October 07 2009, 03:27PM
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Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things wrote:

Moans, mostly - amirite?

Some hoots and hollers, in fact.

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#62 Heavyd
October 07 2009, 03:31PM
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How do you know what number you are?

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#63 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 07 2009, 03:33PM
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Heavyd wrote:

How do you know what number you are?

It's usually on the back of your jersey.

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#64 Bruthah
October 07 2009, 03:42PM
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@Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things

Lawl, that's a gooder!

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#65 I'm a Scientist!
October 07 2009, 03:49PM
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@Heavyd

You are 86. Congrats.

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#66 freeze
October 07 2009, 04:31PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

At least you don't look like Kelly Buchberger...

Holy f*ck, that made me laugh last night!

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#67 Skidplate
October 07 2009, 04:33PM
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@I'm a Scientist!

You didn't answer his question though. I have been wondering the same thing....

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#68 freeze
October 07 2009, 04:36PM
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@Heavyd

Go to 'My Account' or your profile page. The number in the url is your number.

You can also put the mouse over the user name and look down at the status bar to see the link.

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#69 Skidplate
October 07 2009, 04:38PM
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@freeze

Thank ya

Thank ya very much

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#70 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 07 2009, 04:38PM
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Skidplate wrote:

You didn't answer his question though. I have been wondering the same thing....

Clicking on your name in a posted reply brings you to a client profile page with your account details.

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#71 Hemmertime
October 07 2009, 04:39PM
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@ bingofuel

Side note

Are the advertisements pay per click? If so I can load up each per day as can the rest of us nationers I think :P

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#72 quicksilver ballet
October 07 2009, 04:46PM
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Maybe we should all chip in and get Brownlee a set of those balls that hang of the trailor hitch of the vehicle.....maybe the pink ones.On the outside he appears to be offended by then but the tone is his voice screens he wants'em.

.....discussion?

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#73 Petr's Jofa
October 07 2009, 05:04PM
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Smiley wrote:

Actually, one of our buddies remarked that it was kind of a giant sausage fest. :(

What consitutes a giant sausage and how many beers did you guys have last night that you all compared?

As for Hockey I'm getting two different opions on Khabi's play. Once group is of the opion that he was shakey and let in a weak goal or tow, the other group seems to thing that he held them in it in when edmonton got scrambly in their own zone. So which is it? Was my goat Baaad?

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#74 RossCreekNation
October 07 2009, 06:39PM
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Hypothetically speaking of course, I wonder what the Citizen's of the Nation would do if they came face to face with a Flames fan @ The Pint. Hmmmm... I wonder.

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#75 Ogden Brother
October 07 2009, 08:04PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Hypothetically speaking of course, I wonder what the Citizen's of the Nation would do if they came face to face with a Flames fan @ The Pint. Hmmmm... I wonder.

Throw down, no questions asked.

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#76 Pajamah
October 07 2009, 08:54PM
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Calgary sucks, ask questions later

Something like that

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#77 Heavyd
October 07 2009, 09:01PM
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@I'm a Scientist!

nice thanks. how do u find htat

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#78 RossCreekNation
October 07 2009, 09:16PM
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@Ogden Brother

LOL

~Seriously?

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#79 I'm a Scientist!
October 08 2009, 08:07AM
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@Heavyd

Ha ha, sorry i just wanted to lord it over you... like i know and you don't, na na na na boo boo...

The answer you are looking for is mentioned above by others, but you can do it a couple of ways, go to your account and the number is in the URL of that page, or you can mouse over your name and the URL shows up at the bottom of the screen...the number will be there. I am a sad #225. Sigh. I will always be a rookie to you.

*Hears that there is a game of RedRover being played in The Lab and rushes over to join it*

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#80 JRyanMac
October 08 2009, 09:12AM
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I really hope I can make it all the way over to Edmonton this winter for a game or two, and hopefully, there will be a Nation party on a night I'm there, I'd really like to met all the good folks on this site..oh what a glorious occasion it would be...

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#81 JRyanMac
October 08 2009, 09:15AM
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And lookie there, I'm #21, cause for celebration right thurrr... On a side note, any know of any kickass things I can put in my newly painted copper and blue rec room, besides a lifesize cutout of the Big Sexy??

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#82 freeze
October 08 2009, 10:11AM
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JRyanMac wrote:

And lookie there, I'm #21, cause for celebration right thurrr... On a side note, any know of any kickass things I can put in my newly painted copper and blue rec room, besides a lifesize cutout of the Big Sexy??

Personally, I've always liked these: hxxp://www.gametablesusa.com/Ice_Super_Chexx_Stick.html

I had one of the little table top ones when I was a kid and loved it. Air hockey is a close second and you can't go wrong with a pinball machine or a Foosball table.

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