GDB XX: Lunch time on the road

bingofuel
November 15 2009 10:03AM

I don't know about you guys, but these Sunday afternoon PPV games don't provide a very good incentive for me to get out of bed. That's why I'm writing this in my full-body jammies with sewn-on feet from my bedroom. I'm also eating an entire ham in bed, but that's a typical Sunday morning tradtion that really has nothing to do with hockey or PPV games.

Today's game against the Thrashers marks 4 of a 5 games on this road trip, a trip in which the Oilers haven't fared too well. We've lost two out of three so far, and all because some cowboys are ropping cattle and drinking $8 beers inside RX1. Add to that the fact the Wanye has apparently flown the coup — he asked me to drive him to the airport yesterday after he packed himself a small hobo sack and didn't say where he was going — and things haven't been what you'd call "peachy" here in OilersNation.

But don't despair, the Oilers have a few things going for them:

  1. Pat Quinn is getting to the point where he must be scaring the shit out of the players with his rage at their poor play. I'd like to think that this is going to inspire the boys into playing, you know, hockey.
  2. As Brownlee indicated yesterday, Big Sex, Horcoff and Nilsson skated yesterday morning, and there's a chance they'll play today.
  3. Kovalchuk's foot is injured, and although he's been stopping pucks, I can see us making this work to our advantage with some net-crashing (though I certainly don't condone this).

Sure, these aren't game-makers, but I need some hope — something to hold onto. And the Oil? They need a win. Or six. Before Pat Quinn's had explodes.

This won't be an easy win for the boys in copper and blue — but they'll take the "W" 4-3. And they'll do it for Fernando Pisani.

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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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#301 Jamie B.
November 15 2009, 03:10PM
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Also the midget line made me hate my life. Especially since O'Sullivan decided he was hanging on to the puck today so Gagner spent a lot of time standing around doing nothing.

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#302 Rigger
November 15 2009, 03:11PM
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Gags was the only one today that won over 50% of his draws. Everyone else was in the 40's% or below. *shudder*

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#303 Rigger
November 15 2009, 03:12PM
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@Jamie B.

Yeah what's with that kid? Your shots aren't going in Patty, so could you at least pass it to someone else so they can try, K, thanks.

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#304 Jamie B.
November 15 2009, 03:20PM
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Rigger wrote:

Yeah what's with that kid? Your shots aren't going in Patty, so could you at least pass it to someone else so they can try, K, thanks.

I realize Gagner's not exactly on fire himself right now, but I wasn't feeling that line. Which was disappointing since I'd been waiting for them to put O'Sullivan and Comrie back together.

SIGH. When's Stone back?

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#305 David S
November 15 2009, 03:21PM
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Jamie B. wrote:

Also the midget line made me hate my life. Especially since O'Sullivan decided he was hanging on to the puck today so Gagner spent a lot of time standing around doing nothing.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Sam was waiting for POS with a baseball bat in the parking lot after the game.

I know alot of people around here are pulling for him, but mother of god is O'Sully useless these days.

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#306 Rigger
November 15 2009, 03:32PM
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@Jamie B.

No doubt, at least let poor Sam try to get a few shots on net. He's got a pretty acurate shot, so why not? Puck hogging is never good IMO. You're on a LINE, not playing by yourself.

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#307 Rigger
November 15 2009, 03:34PM
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@David S

And yet there he was out there at the end of the game with the empty net. Sully's been getting some prime minutes on the PP, and in other situations, yet some others are waiting on second units, like Cogs and Gags. Why not give those kids a try for some first line PP time instead of Horc and Sully.

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#308 pmg2
November 15 2009, 05:02PM
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Oilers LOSE, again. Lose, lose, and lose some more. What a joke. Even a bigger joke is the uselessness of some players. For example, what's Osullivan done for us this year ? ........NOTHING!!! That's what ! He doesn't even know how to one-time a shot. The other night 2 bone-headed give aways, including one on the empty net vs Sabres when we were trying to salvage at least a point with a tie !! Kings shafted Oilers on this trade too !

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#309 Hemmertime
November 15 2009, 05:11PM
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New Poll is Wrong on the right. Question should be.

How will Canada fare in men's hockey at the 2010 Olympics?

- Gold

-Disgrace

-Disgrace

-Disgrace

We ARE Canada ya know?

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#310 Darrell
November 15 2009, 05:14PM
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Hey, I read oilernation daily and live in the ATL. I went to the game today and seen the same Oilers that Center Ice has shown me all year. They play just well enough to lose but that is not my point. There were about 5000 folks at the game tonight and I sat in a lux box for the first period where we all watch the Falcons game. I moved to ice level after listening to the a redreck yell shooooot all period. Anyway, if I have not lost you already here is my point. 5K folks at an NHL game !! I called the local radio station post game and called BS on the crowd and was hung up on by Darren Elliot the local host. Once I turned my radio back on, the excuses stared (Falcons played, 70 degree day, Sunday afternoon). I called back and asked why they hung up and they told me they had enough bad press on the team. I cant see this team lasting another couple years and hope Winterpeg wins a cup when the Thrashers arrive.

Darrell

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#311 Jonathan Willis
November 15 2009, 05:56PM
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I'm sick of seeing Horcoff out there in the really important dying seconds of the game when we need to get a goal. He DOESN'T help us at all!

Fun story.

The Oilers dressed 18 skaters today. Only two of them scored goals. One of those two was Horcoff.

Carry on.

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#312 Milli
November 15 2009, 06:27PM
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yep, we need something, something is missing from this team. Can it really be that JFJ and stone are the catalysts? If so, that's great, but we are in TROUBLE. This team needs a goddamn jolt, something to wake them the hell up.

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#313 Milli
November 15 2009, 06:28PM
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Also, if Penner wasn't being superman, we'd be thinking LOTTERY PICK already. This sucks.

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#314 dragon
November 15 2009, 06:43PM
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Jonathan Willis wrote:

Fun story.

The Oilers dressed 18 skaters today. Only two of them scored goals. One of those two was Horcoff.

Carry on.

Good point Jonathan. Looks like Horcoff is about to wake up.

Any news on Hemmer? WTF is going on? Is Quinn pulling a MacT on him asking for responsibility in your own end?

I second Milli here: if not for Penner (and I's say The Wall) we'd be battling for the Tylor Hall sweepstakes.

There's one way to re-build the Dinasty...

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#315 Eddie Shore
November 15 2009, 06:54PM
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dragon wrote:

Good point Jonathan. Looks like Horcoff is about to wake up.

Any news on Hemmer? WTF is going on? Is Quinn pulling a MacT on him asking for responsibility in your own end?

I second Milli here: if not for Penner (and I's say The Wall) we'd be battling for the Tylor Hall sweepstakes.

There's one way to re-build the Dinasty...

Are you kidding? Horcoff, aside from a good play on his goal, is clearly struggling and showing very little signs of improving. Is he hurt more than the team is letting on?

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#316 Milli
November 15 2009, 07:33PM
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Ya, the WALL has save our @ss most nights.

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#317 Rigger
November 15 2009, 08:47PM
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@Eddie Shore

Agreed, he's been more of a detriment than a help, goal today aside.

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#318 BarryS
November 15 2009, 08:55PM
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Well, all things considered, today sucks sports wise, but at least the two televised games were entertaining, if exasperating. Good thing my friend paid for the Hockey Game, though the price was I had to watch the football game. Haven't been into football since about 1985 or so.

Good to see the officiating is just as amateurish as it always has been. Must say, wish I was an athelete and could get as much bucks as modern ones do for screwing up most of the time.

Any chance they've changed the payment terms and atheletes get on their screwup percentage as opposed to good play precentage?

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#319 Archaeologuy
November 15 2009, 09:21PM
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I want footie-pyjamas. That is all.

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