GDB 54: Voulez vous le win?

Jason Gregor
February 11 2009 12:27PM

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For the first time since December of 2005 the Canadiens visit Rexall Place.I could sit here and write a novel about how moronic it is for an original six team not to play in another Canadian city for that long, but that would be about as insightful as people who think fighting is the biggest problem in the NHL.

Speaking of the obvious, the biggest concern for the Oilers right now is they can’t score.

Horcoff: One goal in his last 17 games. Cole: One goal in his last 11 games and no points in last six. Cogliano: No goals in his last 15 games. Penner: Two goals in his last 16 games. Gilbert: One goal in his last 34 games. Grebeshkov: One goal in his last 13 games.

That is half of your top two lines, and all of them get ample PP time. People can talk all they want about the likes of Reddox and Brodziak needing to be better, but it is clear that the supposed top-six forwards and scoring D-men aren’t getting it done offensively.

Tonight the lines will be back to “normal"

27 10 83 12 89 26 18 13 78 85? 51 46

Steve MacIntyre spent lots of time on the ice after practice skating with Fernando Pisani, so you would think he is the healthy scratch tonight, but MacTavish wasn’t divulging who would be on the fourth line. It sounds like a game time decision whether he will play.

As Brownlee pointed out yesterday, MacIntyre and Laraque have been exchanging text messages lately. Comparing notes on other tough guys around the league has been the gist of most conversations from what I understand. Does this mean they have a gentleman’s agreement not to fight? Possibly, but they also know their role and if 33 dresses and he or George take a run at someone I’m sure they both still know their role.

Roloson will start in net again, and MacTavish hinted he wants to get Deslauriers a start on the upcoming road trip, but hasn’t decided where yet. You would think it would be in Phoenix against the struggling dogs on Monday night.

Lidstrom his idol

Ladislav Smid has a two-game point scoring streak going, which ties a career high, but he is still looking for that elusive first goal of the season. In fact, he hasn’t scored in his since March of 2007, a span of 118 games.

Smid jokingly blamed it on his childhood idol Nick Lidstrom. “I switched to an Easton stick two years ago, because Lidstrom uses one, but I haven’t scored a goal these sticks yet. I might have to go back to Reebok.”

“I blame it on the forwards. None of them have set me up with a tap-in goal. Look at me, I’m not going to do it by myself and they know it, yet they haven’t helped me out,” laughed Smid.

“But I’ve been thinking about my celebration. It will be a big surprise and it will happen this season. Count on it.”

Good prank

At the beginning of the season, Ryan Rishaug from TSN traveled to Dallas to do a story on Sean Avery. Avery and the Stars agreed to it ahead of time and he flew down, but when he got there Avery snubbed him and said he wouldn’t do it. Rishaug and his camera guy got Avery on camera walking away saying, “I don’t want to talk, I hate TSN.”

Well, with Avery out of his counseling rehab, Rishaug got taken pretty good from a TSN counterpart who will remain nameless. This morning Rishaug got a text saying that Avery wanted to make up with the reporter that he blew off earlier this season, and here is his number. 1.413.497.0025

Rishaug gets all excited. Redemption is sure to be his as he grabs his pen and notepad, gets comfortable at a table and dials the number.

“Thank you for calling the psychiatric hotline…”

Listen to the entire call. Classic. I think Oiler fans can relate since their team shows multiple personalities from game to game.

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One of Canada's most versatile sports personalities. Jason hosts The Jason Gregor Show, weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., on TSN 1260, and he writes a column every Monday in the Edmonton Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonGregor
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#101 jeanshorts
February 11 2009, 09:17PM
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Here's an idea. The other goalie is playing just terrible. You have a 5 on 3 PP. Why not put every single puck that touches your stick go to the net? Just pepper him. One is bound to bounce in. No wonder our PP is so mediocre.

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#102 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:17PM
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@ The Towel Boy:

Suckerrific?

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#103 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:19PM
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@ jeanshorts:

Agreed.

@ OilersNinja:

That's a good word too.

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#104 jeanshorts
February 11 2009, 09:21PM
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Jesus. Another Dman down.

Here's your chance Theo Peckham?

Someone better punchasize Pleckanecses face.

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#105 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:21PM
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This glass replacement crew looks to be on top of their game.

*searches keyboard for sarcasm button*

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#106 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:22PM
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@ The Towel Boy: That was rich!

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#107 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:22PM
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I sure hope Pleca...Plekan...Pl...Pla..........that f*cker get's pwned.

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#108 RBK
February 11 2009, 09:23PM
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I left to go take a smash and I came back to see the glass broken, I thought for a second I had something to do with it.

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#109 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:27PM
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Shizer

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#110 jeanshorts
February 11 2009, 09:28PM
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RBK wrote:

I left to go take a smash and I came back to see the glass broken, I thought for a second I had something to do with it.

If a butterfly flaps its wings on the other side of the world.......

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#111 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:31PM
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That a boy Brods....a shorty

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#112 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:31PM
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W00t W00t Brodz!

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#113 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:33PM
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Lets score 10 goals tonight gentleman, I feel that you owe it to us!!!

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#114 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:34PM
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Atta boy Souray...make that play with a busted face.

I've said it b4...and I'll say it again...If that man was a sandwich, I'd eat him.

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#115 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:37PM
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@ The Towel Boy: So would I....mmmmmmmmmm sexy sandwich

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#116 RBK
February 11 2009, 09:39PM
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I love how they are keeping Price in net, just crushing him mentally.

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#117 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:40PM
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@ RBK:

I was thinking that too. That Carboneau is one sadistic s.o.b.

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#118 Harlie Chuddy
February 11 2009, 09:40PM
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RBK wrote:

I left to go take a smash and I came back to see the glass broken, I thought for a second I had something to do with it.

Why are you smashing at 9:30 at night? If I tried to go now I'd be marking my undies with a brown crayon the whole night.

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#119 RBK
February 11 2009, 09:42PM
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@ Harlie Chuddy: I can thank the fine people at evercleanse for my late night deuce

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#120 Charlie
February 11 2009, 09:42PM
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FWGNF what a f*n game!!!!!!

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#121 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:42PM
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Wooahhhh hohohohoho

Let's start the 10 chant for US this time!

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#122 Porky
February 11 2009, 09:42PM
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BAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA...Price blows.

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#123 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:43PM
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Jumbo Donair!!!!!!

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#124 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:45PM
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That a boy sexy

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#125 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:45PM
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Is Price gonna cry after this one too?

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#126 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:45PM
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Sexiest roughing call of the night. Right there.

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#127 Harlie Chuddy
February 11 2009, 09:46PM
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RBK wrote:

@ Harlie Chuddy: I can thank the fine people at evercleanse for my late night deuce

We all gotta pass a drug test sometime.

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#128 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:47PM
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@ The Towel Boy:

Price misses his blanky

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#129 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:55PM
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wow gene you suck

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#130 jeanshorts
February 11 2009, 09:56PM
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Seriously. Someone put Price on a suicide watch. And don't let him near any firearms because he's going to light up Rexall if this scoring pace keeps up.

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#131 jeanshorts
February 11 2009, 09:56PM
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Good to see Pisani's not dead.

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#132 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:58PM
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This place that Pies and The Prince are playing around in looks fun. How do I get to go play there?

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#133 jeanshorts
February 11 2009, 09:58PM
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Where the hell was this amazing hockey playground when I was a tot?

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#134 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 09:59PM
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@ jeanshorts: straight jacket and a rubber room

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#135 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 09:59PM
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P.S. Principe should stick to broadcasting...wait...that may be a stretch too.

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#136 Tha Machine
February 11 2009, 10:00PM
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How does Gene see, when his gelmet keeps dripping grease in his eyes?

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#137 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 10:00PM
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Did anyone catch the website url to this place they're screwin' around in? I missed it...saw it on the screen as it faded away.

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#138 jeanshorts
February 11 2009, 10:01PM
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Apperentely Gene didn't attend Norquest College's School Of Broadcasting on a hockey scholarship.

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#139 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 10:06PM
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10 goals please

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#140 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 10:07PM
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I sure hope Katz springs for a new scoreboard. I never realized how shitty the Rexall one is until I saw the one in Minnie. That thing is balls out phenominal.

Excel Energy Score Clock = Gold Plated Ferrari, wrapped in gold.

Rexall Place Score Clock = Jeanshorts' car.

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#141 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 10:07PM
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I sure hope Katz springs for a new scoreboard. I never realized how crappy the Rexall one is until I saw the one in Minnie. That thing is balls out phenominal.

Excel Energy Score Clock = Gold Plated Ferrari, wrapped in gold.

Rexall Place Score Clock = Jeanshorts’ car.

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#142 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 10:07PM
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did Rob Brown just say "ding and dang" ....wow that is lame

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#143 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 10:08PM
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Ok, let's do anything but get into endless penalty trouble in the 3rd period here. The last thing my fragile Oiler fan psyche needs is a 5 goal 3rd period lead blown.

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#144 jeanshorts
February 11 2009, 10:10PM
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The Towel Boy wrote:

Rexall Place Score Clock = Jeanshorts’ car.

It's even worse than you could imagine, considering my car is made out of a fridge box, tinfoil, and a sharpie to draw on all the accents.

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#145 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 10:10PM
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@ Harlie Chuddy: we sure do!

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#146 2Times
February 11 2009, 10:11PM
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@ OilersNinja:

sweet sassy molassy! http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=25029

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#147 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 10:12PM
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@ jeanshorts:

How's she handle on ice?

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#148 jeanshorts
February 11 2009, 10:12PM
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I can't believe how bad the Habs have been in the last month and a bit. They're making our mediocre team look like the San Jose sharks. Unreal.

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#149 The Towel Boy
February 11 2009, 10:13PM
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haha, mock cheer for Price. Good work fans. Good work.

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#150 OilersNinja
February 11 2009, 10:14PM
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Well gents I am off to my mens league hockey game, I pray I put in a BETTER performance then Gene.

10 goals

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