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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#151 Gerald R. Ford
November 15 2009, 01:24PM
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Niiiiiiice.

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#152 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 01:24PM
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WWWHHHHOOOO PENNER!!!

Seriously, PUT COGLIANO ON A SCORING LINE!!!!!!!!!!!

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#153 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:24PM
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YEAAHH! DPENS!!!!!!!!!!

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#154 Milli
November 15 2009, 01:24PM
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PENNER!!!!! WOOO HOOOO

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#155 Wanyes bastard child
November 15 2009, 01:26PM
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WHHooooooooOooo ice girls!!!

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#156 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:27PM
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I hope the boys come off a good road trip. It will make going to next Monday's game a little bit easier.

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#157 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 01:27PM
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So that's what Ice Girls look like. Huh.

Yeah definitely softcore porn, right Cassie Campbell-Pascal or whatever the hell your name is now?

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#158 Suntory Hanzo
November 15 2009, 01:28PM
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Looking at the goal, the puck went in twice...should DP get 2 goals for that?

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#159 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:29PM
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We're outshooting again. Keep it up boys! And WTF is with "Kiss Me" being played? They must be doign kiss cam or something.

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#160 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 01:29PM
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Rigger wrote:

We're outshooting again. Keep it up boys! And WTF is with "Kiss Me" being played? They must be doign kiss cam or something.

If this game was in Edmonton it would probably be playing right before a power play.

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#161 David S
November 15 2009, 01:29PM
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Have you noticed the PPV guys trying their best to get shots with no ice girls? Khabby was surrounded by 'em and you barely notice.

Are the Oilers staff mormons?

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#162 smalgoalie33
November 15 2009, 01:31PM
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Oh good, another stupid Moreau penalty...

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#163 Suntory Hanzo
November 15 2009, 01:31PM
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The stadium is quieter than the Pengrowth Library.

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#164 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:31PM
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@jeanshorts

Not exactly a pump up song though. LOL!

WTF Captain? Who hooks someone on the damn faceoff? Although it was a pretty sketchy call.

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#165 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:32PM
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@David S

Er...well it IS Sunday afternoon, maybe their doing creative shooting for the church going crowd that's watching.

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#166 Gunner
November 15 2009, 01:33PM
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We can always count on you Moreau to take well timed penalties can't we?

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#167 smalgoalie33
November 15 2009, 01:33PM
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WTF Souray?!?!

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#168 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 01:33PM
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CLUTTERBUCK! Ugh.

I was just going to comment on the awesome pressure the boys finally had deep in the Thrashers zone.

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#169 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:34PM
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Dammit! We CAN'T be down that low on the PK, most of those players don't have the footspeed to get back in time! I'm looking at you Struds!

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#170 Skidplate
November 15 2009, 01:34PM
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Son of a beach. Late goal SUCKS

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#171 Shaun Doe
November 15 2009, 01:36PM
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Well I have to say I liked the effort better in that period. We had a ton of chances Shorthanded but just couldn't bury it. However, I thought Strudwick could have laid out on that PP goal.

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#172 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:36PM
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I'm willing to give Big Sex a pass though, he's been out for a long ass time.

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#173 Skidplate
November 15 2009, 01:37PM
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Rigger wrote:

I'm willing to give Big Sex a pass though, he's been out for a long ass time.

All the more reason to stay back and not pinch. We were shorthanded and we had 3 guys swarming the net.

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#174 Shaun Doe
November 15 2009, 01:37PM
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Did everyone else just lose their feed?

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#175 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 01:38PM
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@Shaun Doe

It looked like Strudwick almost had him, but ran out of gas right at the end. And it's got to be hard to keep up with a guy like Afinagenov at full speed. Either way I think he was pinching a little too much.

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#176 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:38PM
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Anyone else's feed go down? LOL at the mention of getting crabs from ATDHE though, just saw that now.

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#177 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 01:38PM
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NOOOOOO! THE FEED! NOOOOOOO!

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#178 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:38PM
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@Skidplate

For sure, I agree with you.

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#179 Skidplate
November 15 2009, 01:39PM
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@Rigger

Yup, my feed is gone as well, as I'm busy scratchin'

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#180 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:39PM
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Ok guys, don't panic. Maybe they're just not airing intermission? Maybe someone needs to make a sammich or soemthing? *bites nails nervously*

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#181 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:40PM
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@Skidplate

Killin whales and getting crabs. Nice!

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#182 Shaun Doe
November 15 2009, 01:41PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

It looked like Strudwick almost had him, but ran out of gas right at the end. And it's got to be hard to keep up with a guy like Afinagenov at full speed. Either way I think he was pinching a little too much.

Yeah I know Struds is no competition for Afinagenov in a foot race but it looked like he was close enough to keep the stick to his feet. Just a slide and swipe might have done it. But no sense arguing whats already happened.

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#183 Skidplate
November 15 2009, 01:42PM
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@Rigger

Make sure you wash your hands before you bite your nails. Hygiene is important

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#184 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:44PM
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@Skidplate

LOL! Crab flu next?

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#185 Wanyes bastard child
November 15 2009, 01:45PM
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Congrats to the boys doing the PPV here, they are having some nice stories during the intermissions. Craig Simpson is all class.

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#186 Skidplate
November 15 2009, 01:46PM
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Rigger wrote:

LOL! Crab flu next?

I'd hate to think where the shot goes for that strain.

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#187 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 01:48PM
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So, going off the ever amazing chat on Justin.TV, looks like ATDHE and other sites started linking to the Justin.TV feed, and the guy streaming it got all pissy and shut it off. Awesome. Looks like I'm spending the third period with Rod.

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#188 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:49PM
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....extra sore injection site. *shudder*

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#189 Librarian Mike
November 15 2009, 01:51PM
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Skidplate wrote:

I'd hate to think where the shot goes for that strain.

How long do you think the lineups would be for that one?

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#190 Shaun Doe
November 15 2009, 01:51PM
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They are also saying now that this is a Centre ice feed and that they don't show the PPV intermission stuff. Although I never saw a switch from PPV to Centre Ice that would indicate this. I think its just down.

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#191 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:51PM
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@jeanshorts

Dammit! Stupid whale killing, crab givers!

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#192 Wanyes bastard child
November 15 2009, 01:52PM
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Heh, so im kinda glad i payed for the game then :P

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#193 David S
November 15 2009, 01:52PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

So, going off the ever amazing chat on Justin.TV, looks like ATDHE and other sites started linking to the Justin.TV feed, and the guy streaming it got all pissy and shut it off. Awesome. Looks like I'm spending the third period with Rod.

Dude. Its six bucks at hockeystreams.com. That's less than a beer.

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#194 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:53PM
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Game on, sigh, guess I'm back to radio.

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#195 Skidplate
November 15 2009, 01:53PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

How long do you think the lineups would be for that one?

Should be able to walk right in and take one in the package.

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#196 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 01:53PM
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@David S

Well it's not worth it now for one period, IS IT??

*stares at the empty Big Bear bottle he spent his last 6 dollars on last night*

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#197 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:55PM
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NEW STREAM! No pw needed

hxxp://www.justin.tv/hockey_live

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#198 Tooles
November 15 2009, 01:55PM
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Use /hockey_live to replace the end of the address!

...Beaten to the punch. How embarrassing!

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#199 Rigger
November 15 2009, 01:55PM
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Looks like pissypants found another channel to stream on.

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#200 Gerald R. Ford
November 15 2009, 01:56PM
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Thanks, Rigger!

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