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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#101 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 07:35PM
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@Jason Gregor

."Souray has been giving guys Moustache advice on how to make it look as good as possible. Lame that I know that."

More like AWESOME that you know that!

I think we would all take some stache advice from Big Sexy.

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#102 Travis Dakin
November 08 2009, 07:36PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Cogliano isn't growing one because he doesn't like the look. Weak. Stortini is engaged so that is close to marriage. It is a choice no other reason really. Souray has been giving guys Moustache advice on how to make it look as good as possible. Lame that I know that.

Cogs is also the guy that wouldn't shave his head last year when Hemsky and Moreau did it. Doesn't like the look? Jesus man, you're a 21 year old guy playing for the friggin Oilers. if you are worried about picking up chicks...

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#103 Travis Dakin
November 08 2009, 07:37PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Exactly. I had an amazing perv stache when I rolled back into Alberta last Christmas. I was dating a chick in Vancouver and she took off to Europe like a week before I left, so having no lady to bitch at me, and not overly concerned about getting any random holiday treats I finally grew a stache for the first time and it was so much fun. It was so ugly and it was a pretty sweet conversation piece.

I grew one too... Every time I'd talk to people I would kind of cover my mouth like I was yawning or rubbing my mouth or some other way to hide it a little. How anyone can walk around with one of those things all the time is beyond me.

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#104 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 07:38PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Cogliano isn't growing one because he doesn't like the look. Weak. Stortini is engaged so that is close to marriage. It is a choice no other reason really. Souray has been giving guys Moustache advice on how to make it look as good as possible. Lame that I know that.

I would rather know about

WHAT THE HELL WHY DO THEY KEEP PLAYING THIS SAME CRAPPY SONG BEFORE EVERY POWERPLAY? No wonder no one is showing up to the games. OH MAN STRUDWICK! Amazing.

But, uhh, what was I saying? Oh yeah, I'd rather hear anything about Sheldon Souray, especially talking about mustaches, then whatever lame tidbit Gene shares with us between whistles about the way Gilbert Brule folds his socks at home.

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#105 Travis Dakin
November 08 2009, 07:40PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

I would rather know about

WHAT THE HELL WHY DO THEY KEEP PLAYING THIS SAME CRAPPY SONG BEFORE EVERY POWERPLAY? No wonder no one is showing up to the games. OH MAN STRUDWICK! Amazing.

But, uhh, what was I saying? Oh yeah, I'd rather hear anything about Sheldon Souray, especially talking about mustaches, then whatever lame tidbit Gene shares with us between whistles about the way Gilbert Brule folds his socks at home.

Indeed... More about Big Sex. How does he like his eggs? what does he drink?

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#106 Shaun Doe
November 08 2009, 07:43PM
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Well Cogliano is Italian man, which basically makes him a hairy woman. Up keep is high on the priorities list. With a similar mustache story, I grew one before I left to hike the west coast trail so that I could have a bunch of photos with the stache. You know like when you see pictures of your parents back in the day when they were camping with a ford bronco, wearing a bandana and sporting some short short adidas? Yeah, thats the legacy I want to leave for my kids too.

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#107 Gunner
November 08 2009, 07:44PM
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Speaking of Brule, he hasn't played all that much tonite.

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#108 Jamie B.
November 08 2009, 07:49PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Cogliano isn't growing one because he doesn't like the look. Weak. Stortini is engaged so that is close to marriage. It is a choice no other reason really. Souray has been giving guys Moustache advice on how to make it look as good as possible. Lame that I know that.

I call BS, Cogs. We could make the Stanley Cup final and play halfway into July and Andrew wouldn't be able to grow a stache. Then again, that hasn't stopped Brule or Stone, so, agreed, WEAK.

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#109 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 07:49PM
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hahaha. I had my stache when I went to renew my license and my passport. So both of those have amazing pictures, that look like they should be posted on some kind of "Sexual Predators In Your Neighborhood" list. I think passing on the value of a mustache to our offspring will be the greatest gift we can give humanity.

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#110 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 07:54PM
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@jeanshorts

"that look like they should be posted on some kind of "Sexual Predators In Your Neighborhood" list."

Look like?

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#111 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 07:57PM
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@Eric Johnson

So a guy can't have one too many rum and cokes, date rape an underage girl, and pretend like nothing happened without people getting all up in his business? WHO'S ON TRIAL HERE?????

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#112 Mike
November 08 2009, 08:05PM
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Joining late...sounds like PP is the difference so far...let's hope they get one

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#113 Archaeologuy
November 08 2009, 08:05PM
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GO TEAM POTULNY!

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#114 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 08:05PM
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WWWWHHHHOOOOOOO POTULNY!!!!

4 for 5 on the power play?? Bucky must be doing something right!

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#115 Maggie the Monkey
November 08 2009, 08:06PM
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@jeanshorts

So what's wrong with this Potulny kid, anyway? He looks pretty good to me.

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#116 Mike
November 08 2009, 08:07PM
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Son of a....unreal...four PP goals...Awesome. and Potulny atta boy for stepping up

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#117 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 08:07PM
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What the Hell is going on???

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#118 Milli
November 08 2009, 08:07PM
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wow, that kid is good!!!!

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#119 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 08:08PM
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Maggie the Monkey wrote:

So what's wrong with this Potulny kid, anyway? He looks pretty good to me.

I was just wondering that. I thought he looked good last year too. I think Brownlee said something about not liking him and that set off some kind of firestorm.

So if Potulny keeps playing like this and Stone comes back can we please get rid of Moreau?

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#120 Maggie the Monkey
November 08 2009, 08:08PM
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AND Grebeshkov with a massive hit? This really is reverso night.

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#121 Jason Gregor
November 08 2009, 08:08PM
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Maggie the Monkey wrote:

So what's wrong with this Potulny kid, anyway? He looks pretty good to me.

One game...good start..but one game...

And Grebeshkov with a big hit..WTF is happening???

Good to see the Oilers still believe getting outshot by ten is the way to win..haha

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#122 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 08:09PM
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ahem... I believe I said... What the Hell is going ON!

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#123 Milli
November 08 2009, 08:09PM
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what the fork was that???? I can hear Quinn now, that puck has got to go DEEP.

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#124 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 08:10PM
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Nice no look pass and mediocre defensive coverage. Can they please stop making horrible plays after they get a lead? PLEASE?

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#125 Shaun Doe
November 08 2009, 08:12PM
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Now I am no doctor but I feel that nature dictates if you use your arms too often they are bound to fall off right? RIGHT? That must be why they are allowing so many shots on net.

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#126 Maggie the Monkey
November 08 2009, 08:13PM
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Yeah, it was mostly a reactionary comment to the goal. And obviously it is just one game, but since you're floating around (Gregor), what is the extended scouting report on Potulny? Other than the pile of AHL goals last year, do you know if he played a decent two way game down in Springfield?

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#127 Gunner
November 08 2009, 08:16PM
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@ Jeanshorts

No. No they can't. Therein lies the problem.

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#128 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 08:20PM
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Well it's nice to know they can still execute the flawless, never fails, cross ice pass for a one timer power play strategy without Hemsky.

I am a little worried though. The powerplay is firing on all cylinders tonight, so the Oiler fan in me is starting to wonder if that means they've used up all their powerplay goals for the next 4 or 5 games.

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#129 Shaun Doe
November 08 2009, 08:20PM
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Wow Gagner didn't have to lift that by much to have a goal there. Pitty he tried to tuck it under the pad instead

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#130 Archaeologuy
November 08 2009, 08:21PM
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Liam Reddoxed!

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#131 Shaun Doe
November 08 2009, 08:21PM
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Oh god... they just killed Reddox!

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#132 Milli
November 08 2009, 08:22PM
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ya, that macT was really right about the Ox!!!!

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#133 Jason Gregor
November 08 2009, 08:23PM
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In case you are wondering the Oilers' record for most PP goals in a game is 5. They have done that five times. Last time they did that was Nov 19, 1988...

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#134 Gunner
November 08 2009, 08:24PM
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Ok boys..killer instinct. Put this game away.

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#135 Archaeologuy
November 08 2009, 08:25PM
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WHooOOoOOoOooooOOoo

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#136 Milli
November 08 2009, 08:25PM
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YEEHAWW!!!!!!!!

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#137 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 08:26PM
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AAAAANNNDDDDRRRREEEWWWWW CCCOOOOGGGGLLLLIIIAAAANNNOOOOO! Take that all you Pro-Trade Cogliano guys! Reddox has had himself a real nice game tonight I must say.

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#138 Jason Gregor
November 08 2009, 08:27PM
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Maggie the Monkey wrote:

Yeah, it was mostly a reactionary comment to the goal. And obviously it is just one game, but since you're floating around (Gregor), what is the extended scouting report on Potulny? Other than the pile of AHL goals last year, do you know if he played a decent two way game down in Springfield?

He is an okay two-way player. Not overly physical, but he has good hands, and is a good PP player. I'd say he is better defensively than Nilsson at this point, but doesn't skate as well. His two-way contract will hurt him a bit.

Based on numbers, the only way he sticks is if they elect to send down a Nilsson or a MacIntyre once Jacques and Hemsky are healthy.

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#139 Archaeologuy
November 08 2009, 08:28PM
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@jeanshorts

with no Moustache weighing him down he still had the legs to get it done in the 3rd period

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#140 Milli
November 08 2009, 08:28PM
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post game on ched or team?

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#141 Jason Gregor
November 08 2009, 08:30PM
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Milli wrote:

post game on ched or team?

TEAM 1260...Graham and Fraser...they take calls right away...

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#142 Milli
November 08 2009, 08:30PM
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thanks Gregor.

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#143 Alan
November 08 2009, 08:31PM
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Milli wrote:

post game on ched or team?

I say the TEAM 1260...I like them better, plus they take more calls and you don't have to listen to the lame goal or hit of the game.

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#144 Eddie Shore
November 08 2009, 08:31PM
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Somewhere Brownlee is choking on his prediction..

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#145 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 08:31PM
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I can't believe we actually did it!

Aren't the Oilers supposed to be the team that other teams snap their losing streak against? This is all so foreign to me.

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#146 Eric Johnson
November 08 2009, 08:32PM
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kay I gotta say I like Bizzaro Oilers. they win.

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#147 Milli
November 08 2009, 08:32PM
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I can't either, but man did we need that one bad!!!!

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#148 jeanshorts
November 08 2009, 08:33PM
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I'm going to put 100 percent of this win on the mustaches. I wish every month was Movember!

Is it just me or was that the first full 60 minutes this team has played since around week one?

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#149 Principe Sucks
November 08 2009, 08:39PM
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Hey Gregor or Brownlee,

Next time you see him, can you tell Principe that Craig Anderson's performance is not a surprise as he suggested at the beginning of the game? I mean, c'mon, it's borderline misinformation. Anderson was just waiting to break out, and a lot of people thought we should have gone after him.

Maybe you could ask him to do his homework, so that next game he can do a story about how we could be getting a .930 save % for a million bucks instead of a .900 one for 4 million?

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#150 Robin Brownlee
November 08 2009, 08:45PM
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Eddie Shore wrote:

Somewhere Brownlee is choking on his prediction..

How so? You keep picking the Oilers 82 times a season no matter what and I'll pick based on how the games stack up and we'll compare records, OK?

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