GDB 56: Broken vs broken

Wanye
February 16 2009 04:38PM

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Assuming the Coyotes don't file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the next few hours, the Oilers will face Phoenix tonight in Glendale, Arizona. A team that is broken against a team that is just plain broke. On a Monday too. Squee (?)!

At the risk of jinxing a three-game winning streak, this match should be one where the Oil eek out a win. At the risk of jinxing the starting goalie, one would have to assume that JDD will play that role and that ol' man Roloson would get the start tomorrow against the Juggernaut that is Shark.

But in this crazy MacT-coached world anything is possible now, isn't it? Perhaps MacT will dip into his bag of tricks and start Strudwick in net, citing his versatility and work ethic as principle reasons for getting the start. Perhaps the Oil will forgo a tender altogether, favoring a six-man attack for a full three periods. We had a coach in Pee Wee that once pulled the goalie for the entire third period because of our lack of defensive play. THAT team had some heart, we can tell you that.

Whatever happens tonight this is another one of those games that won't earn the Oil critical acclaim if they win, but one where all kinds of holy hell will break loose if they lose. Kind of like last year when we fought that eight-year-old at the Waterpark. No one was cheering when we were raining thunderous kicks and punches upon our opponent early on, but we sure heard about it when we eventually lost.

That chick had crazy fighting skills though. Whatever.

FMNF

Oilers 4, Coyotes 2.

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#1 The Towel Boy
February 16 2009, 04:44PM
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Gagner with the Gordie Howe hat trick tonite. That's right.

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#2 rOILty
February 16 2009, 04:53PM
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Oil website says roli is starting tonight. How old is he again?? 23? oh wait...

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#3 humantorch
February 16 2009, 04:54PM
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Oilers by a jillion.

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#4 Smokin' Ray
February 16 2009, 05:06PM
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GAME DAY!!!

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#5 Quain
February 16 2009, 05:10PM
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No reason for Roloson to start tomorrow. Might as well take a shot at the win tonight with Roloson and feed whatever is left to San Jose tomorrow.

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#6 Smokin' Ray
February 16 2009, 05:12PM
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I seen a white owl nab a muskrat today. It was crazy. Right in front of us. So that means another Oiler blowout. 6-1 Oilers. Yeah! GO OILERS!

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#7 Fiveandagame
February 16 2009, 05:16PM
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82 - 0 for the Oilers. It will be like playing the Bolivian National team.

Carcillo will get his face further rearranged by Strudwick.

GOILERS!

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#8 jeanshorts
February 16 2009, 05:21PM
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Quain wrote:

No reason for Roloson to start tomorrow. Might as well take a shot at the win tonight with Roloson and feed whatever is left to San Jose tomorrow.

I don't know, didn't Rolli stop something like 287 shots that one time we barely beat San Jose? We've got a fighting chance! The same kind of chance a Special Olympian would have if they competed in the actual Olympics, but a chance none the less!

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#9 David S
February 16 2009, 05:28PM
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Quain wrote:

No reason for Roloson to start tomorrow. Might as well take a shot at the win tonight with Roloson and feed whatever is left to San Jose tomorrow.

Agreed. Now is the time of year you have to play the percentages. Besides, maybe the Sharks not having alot of intel on JDD might be an advantage. Whateva. Sharks game is a throwaway just like playing Detroit. But that means you gotta win tonight. We come away with 3 of 4 on this trip and that FMNF line might have to be retired.

Oilers 5-3

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#10 Wej
February 16 2009, 05:30PM
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Sorry for being out of touch, but what does "FMNF" mean?

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#11 APE
February 16 2009, 05:33PM
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David S wrote:

We come away with 3 of 4 on this trip and that FMNF line might have to be retired

NEVER!!!

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#12 Jack "FMNF" Bauer
February 16 2009, 05:39PM
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@ Wej:

Fire Mactavish Now F*ckers.

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#13 99thOilfan
February 16 2009, 05:46PM
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So they will move then... Vegas ? Maybe not( SEE XFL )

So will they JET back to Winnipeg, after closing the doors?.....Mmmm Now that is a interesting Idea ....

Funny enough, I just saw "Semi-pro" Go Tropics ! and of course Paul Newman in "Slapshot"

Maybe Wayne could jump on the ice, as a player coach...

Now I would pay five bucks to see that !

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#14 Milli
February 16 2009, 06:00PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

The same kind of chance a Special Olympian would have if they competed in the actual Olympics, but a chance none the less!

Damn man, this is the reason I keep coming back!!!! Or, like south park where cartman pretends to be "Special" so that he can win the Specail olympics....and he loses!!! haha, gold, pure gold!!!

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#15 Lenny Bamboo
February 16 2009, 06:05PM
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Strudwick in net, that's rich!

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#16 swany
February 16 2009, 06:23PM
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this is the game you play Roli, I play JDD against the sharks reason this is a game we must win the shark game even with Roli we are lucky to win. Play Roli tonight and play JDD against the Sharks, and then come back with Roli in Dallas, as we can win that one to.

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#17 Yakman
February 16 2009, 06:24PM
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This is going to seem like it came out of no where but as someone who often reads the comments but rarely says anything I have the following question... what's with the lame revisionist history that MacTavish didn't do a good job coaching the cup run? That run is the reason why he is respected by a lot of people around the league... I'm not saying he hasn't made mistakes this year but why try to rewrite history?

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#18 B-Rad
February 16 2009, 06:35PM
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Oilers win 4-3. Peckham beats up Carcillo.

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#19 Yakman
February 16 2009, 06:37PM
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Oilers win 4-0.

Stortini hugs Carcillo.

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#20 Poo Czar
February 16 2009, 06:40PM
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Is Silken Laumann the rare exception of a Special Olympian who dominated at the real Olympics? That horsefaced broad sure could row a boat...

5-2 Oil! Fatty with a pair!

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#21 Librarian Mike
February 16 2009, 06:41PM
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Yakman wrote:

This is going to seem like it came out of no where but as someone who often reads the comments but rarely says anything I have the following question… what’s with the lame revisionist history that MacTavish didn’t do a good job coaching the cup run? That run is the reason why he is respected by a lot of people around the league… I’m not saying he hasn’t made mistakes this year but why try to rewrite history?

If I remember correctly, the thing that MacT did right was he picked his lines and stuck with them. He did ok in that run but he was not the reason the Oilers went to the finals. The reason we got there, and it hurts so much to admit this, was Chris Pronger.

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#22 Yakman
February 16 2009, 06:47PM
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Pronger was absolutely incredible. Roli was everything you want from your playoff goalie. Hell, even Raffi Torres was useful... but I remember the Oil having issues with either the PK or the PP and coming back after intermission and the issue being gone... I remember them shutting down the Sharks with a trap system that they didn't use in the regular season... and I remember MacT getting the most out of that team. Obviously he wasn't the only reason for the cup run but it is disingenuous to say that he wasn't a factor at all.

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#23 Smokin' Ray
February 16 2009, 06:50PM
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@ Librarian Mike:

Now if I remember correctly, it wasn't CP that decided to use a "trap/defensive" system. And that was the reason we made it past Detroit. For every team that the Oilers played, MacT changed things slightly. They played a little different for each opponent. Now no doubt CP had lots to do with the run, he wasn't the reason why we went that far. If anything... it was Roli, not CP.

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#24 David S
February 16 2009, 06:53PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

The reason we got there, and it hurts so much to admit this, was Chris Pronger.

And a team figuring out how to play way above their collective batting average for two months straight. In my mind, that was the coolest thing. You knew they shouldn't be there, yet they came within 1 game of taking the whole deal. Having said that, while the players certainly make the coach, MacT had some inspired moments too.

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#25 nutsandgum
February 16 2009, 06:56PM
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Anyone know why Sportsnet has abandoned HD for Oil games lately? What the hell am I stealing cable for? If I had to pay Shaw for this, I'd be mighty pissed...

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#26 The Towel Boy
February 16 2009, 07:02PM
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nutsandgum wrote:

Anyone know why Sportsnet has abandoned HD for Oil games lately? What the hell am I stealing cable for? If I had to pay Shaw for this, I’d be mighty pissed…

Here's the list of HD games on The Gene Principe Network for the remainder of the season:

hxxp://www2.sportsnet.ca/HD/Oilers/

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#27 Milli
February 16 2009, 07:32PM
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anyone have a link for tonight?

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#28 David S
February 16 2009, 07:32PM
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Gene looks like he REALLY needs to take a crap.

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#29 Yakman
February 16 2009, 07:38PM
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Sweet... Tellqvist...

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#30 Travis Dakin - FMNF
February 16 2009, 07:48PM
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Yay overactive GDB again!!!

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#31 David S
February 16 2009, 07:59PM
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Gretz out having a nice dinner with his lady again?

Game isn't exactly lighting it up either. Anyways, I'm hoping for Evanka between periods.

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#32 Charlie
February 16 2009, 08:00PM
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Oh Eugene Principe, YOU'RE worth fighting for.

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#33 Travis Dakin - FMNF
February 16 2009, 08:01PM
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Dinner can wait. It's game time.... This place is dead.

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#34 David S
February 16 2009, 08:04PM
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This place rhymes with Bumping the Park.

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#35 Sing A Song For SingSing
February 16 2009, 08:17PM
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Boooooooooooooooooorrrriiiiiinnnng.

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#36 OilersNinja
February 16 2009, 08:18PM
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SNOOOOOOOOOOORE

Happy Family Day Nation

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#37 Travis Dakin - FMNF
February 16 2009, 08:19PM
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David S wrote:

Bumping the Park

Rubbing the pork? Dumping the dark?

Which one?

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#38 David S
February 16 2009, 08:21PM
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They're mixing it up on BM's page.

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#39 nutsandgum
February 16 2009, 08:22PM
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No HD, no goals, no Evanka. This game has already jumped the shark.

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#40 David S
February 16 2009, 08:22PM
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Travis Dakin - FMNF wrote:

Which one?

Jumping the Shark.

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#41 David S
February 16 2009, 08:24PM
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No Wanye. No Gregor. No Brownlee. No Evanka. And no shots of the Coyote's ice girls (why do they do that?).

Family Day indeed.

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#42 OilersNinja
February 16 2009, 08:27PM
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@ Lenny Bamboo:

Its been a long time Mr. Bamboo

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#43 rindog
February 16 2009, 08:27PM
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Nice comments from Wayne regarding Hemsky:

"He IS definitely one of the games elite players and just might be the league's best passer. He's unselfish and wants to win badly."

Not bad coming from a guy who knows a thing or two about offensive talent???

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#44 Travis Dakin - FMNF
February 16 2009, 08:27PM
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David S wrote:

Travis Dakin - FMNF wrote: Which one? Jumping the Shark.

I know...

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#45 Travis Dakin - FMNF
February 16 2009, 08:49PM
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You know, Maybe Nilsson should take a Sundin/Niedermyer type vacation every year. He doesn't show up till after christmas anyway

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#46 David S
February 16 2009, 09:03PM
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Moreau...you iiiiiiidiot!

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#47 David S
February 16 2009, 09:05PM
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Man I hate it when we play down to weak teams we should be blowing out.

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#48 David S
February 16 2009, 09:11PM
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Note to Wanye:

Please replace "MacT" with "Moreau" in FMNF.

Thx.

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#49 Travis Dakin - FMNF
February 16 2009, 09:13PM
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@ David S:

Hey man, don't forget that sweet ass hit the other game. That gives him a pass in my book.

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#50 David S
February 16 2009, 09:18PM
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^ You got a point there Travis.

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