GDB XVII: Lazy Sunday

bingofuel
November 08 2009 04:52PM

You guessed it, Nationeers. It's lazy Sunday. That means today, I'm not even thinking about hockey. But who can blame me? The last seven games have been a difficult pill to swallow — with a record of 4-6-0 in the last ten— and although many people warned me, including several Nation writers, I still wasn't prepared for the thoroughly average to below-average play displayed by this team so far this season. Because I'm an overly optimistic team booster with an ecstasy problem.

We've logged a total of 16 games. Inspiration and grit seemed to be the name of the game when the season launched. Penner showed us he was more than an over-paid garburator, Comrie pulled a heck of a comeback to a city that once loathed him, and even Khabibulin literally pulled out all the stops.

And then the Oilers of yore showed up. The kind that can't stick passes, can't put the puck on net, and rely on an old sack of bones of a goalie to pull them through the worst of times.

Don't get me wrong, there's a tinge of hope settled into the back of my mind. That somehow Pat Quinn and Tom Renney will find a way to horsewhip this crew of layabouts into a winning hockey team, especially against a team our own Jonathan Willis has said shouldn't be this good.

I'm not overly optimistic about tonight, though — I still expect the Oil will lose on this lazy Sunday, just because that seems to be the name of the game these days — but I'd also settle for a 2-1 win. In regulation.

I need a drink. And more ecstasy.

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#1 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 04:55PM
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FINALLY I have been waiting all day for the GDB... Being in toronto sucks for so many reasons.

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#2 Maggie the Monkey
November 08 2009, 04:57PM
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@Eric Johnson

I'm with you, Fiveandagame. Do you know of any pubs in this town where the Oilers are on the tube regularly and it's not swamped with Leafs fans? Could such an oasis exist in this city?

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#3 Ender
November 08 2009, 04:59PM
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Colorado has to lose soon, right?

Right?!

Like . . . tonight soon even?

It's our only hope.

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#4 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 04:59PM
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Maggie the Monkey wrote:

I'm with you, Fiveandagame. Do you know of any pubs in this town where the Oilers are on the tube regularly and it's not swamped with Leafs fans? Could such an oasis exist in this city?

Sadly that same epidemic has been sweeping the entire nation for some time. GO BACK TO ONTARIO! GET YOUR OWN JOBS!

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#5 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 05:02PM
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On the plus side Liam Reddox is playing....

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#6 Maggie the Monkey
November 08 2009, 05:02PM
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@jeanshorts

Huh? I think you're missing some critical reading skills : I'm a Westerner who's stuck in Toronto. Shouldn't I be coming back there if anything?

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#7 Skidplate
November 08 2009, 05:04PM
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I concur, the Avalanche are due a loss and the Oilers are the team to provide it....I think I have had 1 too many this afternoon waiting for the GDB. Thank you BeeEyeEnGeOH for this.

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#8 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 05:04PM
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Maggie the Monkey wrote:

I'm with you, Fiveandagame. Do you know of any pubs in this town where the Oilers are on the tube regularly and it's not swamped with Leafs fans? Could such an oasis exist in this city?

Well I did happen to catch a game in 99's restaurant. It was still full of leaf fans. Although I imagine cheering for the Oilers at Wayne Gretzky's is totally allowable by their masochistic minds.

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#9 David S
November 08 2009, 05:06PM
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Skidplate wrote:

I concur, the Avalanche are due a loss and the Oilers are the team to provide it....I think I have had 1 too many this afternoon waiting for the GDB. Thank you BeeEyeEnGeOH for this.

The Oilers might be the team to provide the Avs with a loss. The Springfield Falcons however...

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#10 BarryS
November 08 2009, 05:06PM
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One thing about the current injury, flu streak, the oilers will have no excuse for over or underestimating the players on the farm team, soon enough they all will have played on the big team this season.

You know, there were years we fans just craved to see the players on the farm team, 99 and co. being so boring by not winning ever game by 6 or 7 goals and even daring to lose a game or two some weeks. Now it seems we see too much of the farm team. Oh, well, that's hockey. GOOILERS!!!!

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#11 Skidplate
November 08 2009, 05:09PM
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Oilers: 3 - Comrie, Penner, Lubo

Avalanche: 2 - Hejduk, Davie Jones Locker

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#12 Skidplate
November 08 2009, 05:10PM
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David S wrote:

The Oilers might be the team to provide the Avs with a loss. The Springfield Falcons however...

Everybody funny, now you funny too.

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#13 Maggie the Monkey
November 08 2009, 05:13PM
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@Eric Johnson

Somebody told me once about a place in Toronto where Oil fans gathered fairly regularly, but I wasn't living here at the time, didn't know the city very well, and wasn't paying enough attention. As always, hindsight is 20/20 (or at least 18/20).

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#14 Archaeologuy
November 08 2009, 05:21PM
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That cat is actually Dustin Penner's version of Jiminy Cricket. He's so lonely these days, but I still hear the song playing faintly in the background.

"When you wish upon Donair, It makes no matter here nor there, Meat, Onions, Tomatoes, Tzatziki too, Wrapped in pita and downed with Brew,

Like a bolt in Orange in Blue, 27 always comes through, When Amber wishes he was her Star, Your Dreams come true."

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#15 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 05:22PM
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Maggie the Monkey wrote:

Huh? I think you're missing some critical reading skills : I'm a Westerner who's stuck in Toronto. Shouldn't I be coming back there if anything?

I'm not going to lie, I basically just see things as a mash of colors. And I can't read. Thanks for making me bring that up!

Really though I wouldn't be surprised if bars in Edmonton were infested with Leaf fans for no real reason. They're like cockroaches. Once you get rid of one 100 more show up in its place.

If I were you boys I'd actively search each other out. Solidarity! Either that or just lock myself in my hotel room or wherever you are staying and just pretend you're not in the Big Smoke.

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#16 Librarian Mike
November 08 2009, 05:25PM
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Eric Johnson wrote:

On the plus side Liam Reddox is playing....

You know your team is in a bad slump when...

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#17 Skidplate
November 08 2009, 05:25PM
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@Archaeologuy

Sweet sauce man, sweet sauce!

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#18 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 05:26PM
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Maggie the Monkey wrote:

Somebody told me once about a place in Toronto where Oil fans gathered fairly regularly, but I wasn't living here at the time, didn't know the city very well, and wasn't paying enough attention. As always, hindsight is 20/20 (or at least 18/20).

These are the top places I could find in 2 seconds of googleing.

hxxp://www.torontolife.com/features/go-team/

( change the x's to t's)

Wayner's seems as good as any.

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#19 Archaeologuy
November 08 2009, 05:29PM
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@Skidplate

Eww.

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#20 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 05:30PM
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@jeanshorts

It was really easy being an Oiler fan here like two weeks ago.. remember when we were 6-2-1? And the leafs were waiting for their first win? It was such a good time here to finally get to stick it to those retarded leaf fans for years of having to watch them suck it up on HNIC...

"Thomas Kaberle was talking to Darryl Sittler Kaberle asked him "What do you miss most about playing hockey?" Sittler replied " Probably the playoffs. Kaberle responded " I know what you mean".

NOW don't anybody remind me about our own issues with missing the playoffs, I am making fun of the leaf right now.

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#21 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 05:32PM
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LOOK AT REDDOX'S STACHE! There's no way we can lose!

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#22 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 05:33PM
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Uh guys, while we were so busy jumping up and down about the sweetness that is the edit button, the ON Umpa Lumpa's put a comment section on the POLLS!

Yes thats right jeanshorts, they gave you yet another forum to spew the awesomeness that is your alcohol fueled style of humor.

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#23 Tooles
November 08 2009, 05:35PM
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Y'know, Reddox playing might not be the worst thing for our heroes. All last year he chased pucks into the corners relentlessly, and that's exactly what the Oilers have been missing since they started this slide.

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#24 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 05:37PM
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Oh. My. God! People love hearing what I have to say!

I can't get over the hilarious mustaches on everyone. If the boys played half as good as their staches look they'd be leading the West.

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#25 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 05:42PM
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Eric Johnson wrote:

It was really easy being an Oiler fan here like two weeks ago.. remember when we were 6-2-1? And the leafs were waiting for their first win? It was such a good time here to finally get to stick it to those retarded leaf fans for years of having to watch them suck it up on HNIC...

"Thomas Kaberle was talking to Darryl Sittler Kaberle asked him "What do you miss most about playing hockey?" Sittler replied " Probably the playoffs. Kaberle responded " I know what you mean".

NOW don't anybody remind me about our own issues with missing the playoffs, I am making fun of the leaf right now.

And yeah, tell me about it. I'm getting it so hard from all angles. It's brutal. Both my dad and one of my best friends are Leafs fans so I haven't heard the end of it for the last few days. Combine that with constant beaking from Canuck fans and my feelings are starting to get slightly dented.

But I'd rather take it out here than be stuck right in the epicenter of Leafs Nation. I don't think I could handle that.

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#26 BarryS
November 08 2009, 05:49PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

And yeah, tell me about it. I'm getting it so hard from all angles. It's brutal. Both my dad and one of my best friends are Leafs fans so I haven't heard the end of it for the last few days. Combine that with constant beaking from Canuck fans and my feelings are starting to get slightly dented.

But I'd rather take it out here than be stuck right in the epicenter of Leafs Nation. I don't think I could handle that.

Time to disown the dad and intoduce your former best friend to that chick we all have known one time or the other, the one who promises everything but only delivers whine.

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#27 Milli
November 08 2009, 05:53PM
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link anyone?

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#28 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 05:57PM
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@Milli

atdhe.net my friend. Learn it. Live it. Love it.

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#29 Paisher1
November 08 2009, 05:57PM
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Maggie the Monkey wrote:

Huh? I think you're missing some critical reading skills : I'm a Westerner who's stuck in Toronto. Shouldn't I be coming back there if anything?

I think I have it the worst. Stuck in Quebec City, with no hockey team that actually plays in the city, yet only has rabid habs fans.

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#30 Dan the Man
November 08 2009, 06:01PM
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Oilers 4-2. O'Sullivan scores twice including the game winner.

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#31 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 06:01PM
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Wait, wait, wait, wait. Did Reddox just spit into that cup like he had a dip in his mouth? That's some throwback right there.

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#32 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 06:02PM
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Colour bars isn't hockey...

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#33 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 06:03PM
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What the hell Kevin Quinn! You with the puns now too? I hate this entire broadcast team so damn much.

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#34 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 06:04PM
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@Eric Johnson

Usually it takes a few minutes to kick in. But if that doesn't work try myp2p.eu And if that doesn't work then try justin.tv or ustream.tv

And other than that I'm pretty much out of options.

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#35 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 06:06PM
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WTF atdhe, seriously WTF!

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#36 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 06:07PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Usually it takes a few minutes to kick in. But if that doesn't work try myp2p.eu And if that doesn't work then try justin.tv or ustream.tv

And other than that I'm pretty much out of options.

Thanks homie

Piece out

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#37 Maggie the Monkey
November 08 2009, 06:12PM
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ATDHE is working for me - isn't it for anybody else?

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#38 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 06:16PM
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Wait, are the Oilers actually getting shots on net? Doth my eyes deceive me?

Yeesh that was a greasy hit. I like everyone coming to Reddox's aid though.

OH MY GOD NO NOT ANOTHER INJURY! REDDOX NO!

Wait so who do we call up once all the Falcons get hurt? Do we dip into the

GOAL! OH MAN! COMRIE! LOVE THAT GUY!

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#39 17
November 08 2009, 06:16PM
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woooo Comrie scores, and on the powerplay to boot

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#40 Milli
November 08 2009, 06:16PM
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holy shgit we are wining and a pp goal?

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#41 Freezing Weather Fan
November 08 2009, 06:16PM
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Hah! Just like they drew it up.

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#42 Shaun Doe
November 08 2009, 06:17PM
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Comrie is a cookie monster apparently?

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#43 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 06:23PM
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Well, that was quick.

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#44 Shaun Doe
November 08 2009, 06:24PM
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This is exactly why we can't win games lately. Where is the extra effort to clear the puck? As soon as the opposition gets control of the puck in our zone they keep control for 1min at a time. Up goes the shot clock, up go the goals against...

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#45 rubbertrout
November 08 2009, 06:26PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

You know your team is in a bad slump when...

Or when the team really notices when a guy like Stone is out.

Let's go Oil! About time we need a win . . . and now they give up the lead. These guys really make me cry.

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#46 Archaeologuy
November 08 2009, 06:27PM
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Another one bites the dust

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#47 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 06:27PM
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More d-men down! AWESOME! I'm all for getting anything in the way to block a shot but come on. The mustache can't protect you!

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#48 Milli
November 08 2009, 06:28PM
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I dunno, guys tired after kikking one. looks like there is some effort tonight.

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#49 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 06:31PM
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new streaming site homies!

hxxp://www.goalcentre.com/edmonton-oilers-vs-colorado-avalanche/

great quality too! and in english, unlike the russian one I was on from justin.tv

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#50 Shaun Doe
November 08 2009, 06:32PM
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Our poor D-zone coverage coupled with Colorado's aggresive forecheck... yeesh. Guys might just have to rely on the ol' bounce it high of the glass to clear method unless they have an obvious and clear break-out possible

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