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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#251 Wanyes bastard child
November 15 2009, 02:18PM
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Ice girls :)

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#252 Jamie B.
November 15 2009, 02:19PM
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Rigger wrote:

I love how the ATL fans boo after every shot. WTF?

Mooooose. Hedberg's nickname. Yeah.

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#253 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 02:19PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

*imagines Travis and Jeanshorts spitting up beer, giggling*

ha yes... spitting up beer....

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#254 Rigger
November 15 2009, 02:19PM
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@Librarian Mike

I thought about that a little too late. Oh well.

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#255 Librarian Mike
November 15 2009, 02:20PM
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How did you miss that, Sully? HOW?!?

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#256 Milli
November 15 2009, 02:20PM
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are you kidding me???? how is that puck not in the net???????????

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#257 Jamie B.
November 15 2009, 02:20PM
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SOMEONE PUT IT IN THE DANG NET. *stabs things*

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#258 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 02:20PM
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HOLY GOD O'SULLIVAN PUT ONE IN THE NET!!!!!!!!! This kid is going to be the death of me!

And Cogliano is due for one here right quick.

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#259 Rigger
November 15 2009, 02:20PM
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@Jamie B.

Ah I see. Almost as annoying as Looouuuuuuu!

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#260 Gunner
November 15 2009, 02:20PM
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Sully, how?

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#261 smalgoalie33
November 15 2009, 02:20PM
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Hit the net, please!

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#262 Rigger
November 15 2009, 02:20PM
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Sully has got to have nightmares about missing shots. Jebus!

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#263 Jamie B.
November 15 2009, 02:22PM
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My feelings toward Tom Gilbert are reaching Eric Brewer levels. That is not a good thing.

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#264 Librarian Mike
November 15 2009, 02:22PM
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....were they just on a powerplay? haha...I had...no idea...sigh.

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#265 Milli
November 15 2009, 02:23PM
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Jamie B. wrote:

My feelings toward Tom Gilbert are reaching Eric Brewer levels. That is not a good thing.

I strongly agree.

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#266 Jeremy
November 15 2009, 02:23PM
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Skidplate wrote:

little late to the party dude...

I was watching the feed, just found it. Thought I would help out. Geez.

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#267 Rigger
November 15 2009, 02:24PM
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Why in the sam hell can Gilbert never hold the point on the PP? Frack!

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#268 Milli
November 15 2009, 02:24PM
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that reasoner guy ain't to bad, how much he make/

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#269 Skidplate
November 15 2009, 02:24PM
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@Jeremy

thanks for the update, sorry for sounding like a douch

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#270 Garett
November 15 2009, 02:24PM
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I am sick and tired of this horse s#@t PPV, I have already spent $200 on center ice package and cannot afford blowing more money to watch my team, is this not 3 PPV in a week? WTF, I know there is no other coverage, but someone else has to pick up these games! Are any of the faint rumors flying around true RB? Just curious.

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#271 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 02:24PM
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Jamie B. wrote:

My feelings toward Tom Gilbert are reaching Eric Brewer levels. That is not a good thing.

So you're saying Kevin Lowe should somehow find a way to put Gilbert on Team Canada?

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#272 Skidplate
November 15 2009, 02:25PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

So you're saying Kevin Lowe should somehow find a way to put Gilbert on Team Canada?

And trade him for the human rake???

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#273 Rigger
November 15 2009, 02:26PM
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*pulls out voodoo dolls, snake charms, and bones...prays for a goal*

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#274 Librarian Mike
November 15 2009, 02:26PM
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@Jamie B.

Ah, I always liked Brewer. He just wasn't the next Paul Coffey like everyone wanted him to be.

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#275 Jamie B.
November 15 2009, 02:27PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

So you're saying Kevin Lowe should somehow find a way to put Gilbert on Team Canada?

Lol, touche.

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#276 Jeremy
November 15 2009, 02:27PM
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@Skidplate

All good homes, i was kidding.

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#277 smalgoalie33
November 15 2009, 02:28PM
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Damn...at least it looked like they had some jump today.

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#278 Milli
November 15 2009, 02:28PM
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lost my feed, is it over yet?

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#279 Jeremy
November 15 2009, 02:28PM
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'twas a gooder

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#280 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 02:28PM
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WHAT? The Hemsky to Horcoff one timer didn't work? WE'RE DOOMED!!!

Garbage. GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to go dole out a little self hate or something.

Man.

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#281 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 02:28PM
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I liked it better when they were getting outshot and were winning.

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#282 Jamie B.
November 15 2009, 02:28PM
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The Eskimos better effing win, I can't handle two losses today.

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#283 Skidplate
November 15 2009, 02:29PM
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Well, time to watch the Esks. Hopefully they can put Calgary in their place.

s'later

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#284 Heatly
November 15 2009, 02:29PM
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Don't know what to say anymore.

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#285 Rigger
November 15 2009, 02:30PM
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So we put out Sully, who is so snake bitten it's not even funny out there at the end? Horcoff too for the whiff on the one timer. Nice.

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#286 VK63
November 15 2009, 02:31PM
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well.. our special teams and our d zone coverage remain our achilles heel. Decent effort overall but a little short once again.

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#287 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 02:32PM
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So, they are playing better now. And with Souray back things can only start getting better. But man, they need to start capitalizing on those chances. And like I said, they are getting absolutely KILLED making mistakes on all the small things.

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#288 Librarian Mike
November 15 2009, 02:34PM
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I'm so bummed right now. Just this morning, I bought an Oilers toque for my baby *looks around for receipt*.

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#289 Pajamah
November 15 2009, 02:35PM
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Gilbert > Brewer > Poti

Remember the last sissy American D-man we ran out of town......I miss Lloydminster's own Cory Cross..now theres a defenseman

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#290 Rigger
November 15 2009, 02:35PM
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Better effort than the last few games, but the loss stings. I think we're on the mend, and hopefully we'll turn it around soon. Having Souray back is a big lift.

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#291 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 02:35PM
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Hey guys, I found a link to the game feed!

http://www.justin.tv//hockey_live

You're welcome.

*sits back and waits for his praise*

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#292 Rigger
November 15 2009, 02:37PM
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@jeanshorts

ZOMG! Thanks!!! *clicks link and waits for game to start....*

HEY!! Why I otta....

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#293 OILERSORDEATH
November 15 2009, 02:37PM
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I hate this piece of shi!t of a hockey team!! Through 20 games its obvious we are the bottom dwellers that is the laughing stock of the NHL. Taylor Hall here we come! Garbage hockey, absolute Garbage!

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#294 Librarian Mike
November 15 2009, 02:40PM
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@Pajamah

Brewer's a sissy Canadian D-man.

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#295 Rigger
November 15 2009, 02:41PM
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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!

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#296 Jodes
November 15 2009, 02:43PM
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Hmm.. spend $300 minimum and travel two hours to go see the Oilers, or sell my tickets and spend that money on Xmas gifts..

Hmm.. decisions decisions..

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#297 Helmerfied
November 15 2009, 02:44PM
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35% on the dot today...0/5 on the PP with 2 PPG's against...pretty tough to win when you're that far off on faceoffs and special teams. Faceoffs have been a major topic of conversation and it was a big part of today's game again. They've been schooled on faceoffs all year (and well back into last year). Take away the big powerplay game against the Avs and Howard w/ Det and they're winless in 11. Injuries/sickness aside, this is a super-nasty slide that's getting out of hand. This game was their's to win...Sully has to put one of those in. The puck cannot stay out in that situation. Goalie's on his back twice, standing in the slot with the puck...has to go in.

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#298 Travis Dakin
November 15 2009, 02:59PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

I'm so bummed right now. Just this morning, I bought an Oilers toque for my baby *looks around for receipt*.

In some circles that may pass as child abuse...

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#299 Eddie Shore
November 15 2009, 02:59PM
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I thought Brule/Cogs looked good today. How long before one of them gets a legitimate opportunity with this team?

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#300 jeanshorts
November 15 2009, 03:05PM
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Eddie Shore wrote:

I thought Brule/Cogs looked good today. How long before one of them gets a legitimate opportunity with this team?

Well, I mean, I think Horcoff should still get a chance out there in the last minute, since he is such an offensive force and all.

If Cogliano didn't earn a shot with some better line mates after this game, I have no idea what else the kid needs to do. Obviously Quinn sees something missing from his game that the rest of us aren't picking up, and I'm all for trying to round him out defensively, but man. This team desperately needs some secondary scoring.

Why can't all our guys just be firing at the same time? Stupid streaky play.

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