GDB 51: Has the world gone crazy?

bingofuel
February 05 2009 03:06PM

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Well, loyal Nation readers, things don’t feel so hot here in Oil City, or really anywhere on this spinning ball of rock. Our boys in copper and blue play St Louis tonight. But they do so without Lubomir Visnovsky, who’s been placed on the IR list.

Meanwhile, Dustin Penner won’t complete (or even start) any checks, Sheldon Souray’s upset because he can’t find a decent hair jelly to maintain his quaff, Daryl Katz astonishingly owns the Cracker Cats now, and nerds are dressing up like Klingons and robbing the good citizens of the Federation down in the US.

What’s next? Zebras and Lions hugging? Fans NOT demanding MacT’s head on a platter? Brownlee cracking a smile? Amber McCormick finally agreeing to go on a date with me? My gods, what a terrifying world this place is becoming! Someone hit me in the face with a shovel, please.

So even though things are dire in the Nation right now, I’m going to predict a hard-fought Oilers win tonight. Sure, I know sweet tweet about hockey compared to Wanye Gretz and Robin Brownlee, but I know what my guts tell me: “Eat something, bingofuel. Something greasy. Good. Now type ‘Oilers will win tonight 3-2’.”

Oilers will win tonight 3-2.

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#151 freeze
February 05 2009, 08:50PM
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#152 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 08:50PM
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@ Andrew W:

Try http://atdhe dot net/live-tv-2 dot php?i=651

I'm trying to duck moderation.

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#153 freeze
February 05 2009, 08:51PM
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haha, maybe we can still get Nylander...

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#154 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 08:52PM
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@ Andrew W:

www.justin.tv/indiocanada if atdhe doesn't work.

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#155 Poo Czar
February 05 2009, 08:52PM
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@ freeze:

It's still Asshats-1 SoulCrushingTeases-1

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#156 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 08:52PM
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Dustin Penner: Power forward?

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#157 Andrew W
February 05 2009, 08:53PM
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@freeze:

Thanks for the link.

My cheap internet service is too crappy to relay the game without it being severely choppy on this channel, but at least I can kind of follow it.

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#158 freeze
February 05 2009, 08:55PM
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@ Andrew W: yeah, you need a fat pipe for those feeds.

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#159 Andrew W
February 05 2009, 08:56PM
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While you're here and responding, I'd like to say that I really enjoy your postings, Jonathan W. I take some pleasure in pretending that we have some distant relations, as my W stands for Willis, too. (I'm part of the Ontario clan now, sadly, although my Grandfather was born in Alberta in `18, and my father in `48.)

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#160 Poo Czar
February 05 2009, 08:57PM
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Dustin Penner makes me feel a lot better about my work ethic...

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#161 freeze
February 05 2009, 09:03PM
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Struds has Hemsky in his cornflakes.

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#162 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 09:03PM
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@ Andrew W:

Thanks - and probably some where back up the line; my family's got some roots here, although I'm fuzzy on the specifics.

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#163 freeze
February 05 2009, 09:04PM
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Ganger needs to get way stronger.

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#164 Travis Dakin
February 05 2009, 09:05PM
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question.... why would Cole turn back and fade away to shoot on a two on one?

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#165 Travis Dakin
February 05 2009, 09:07PM
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better question... why did Gagner stop to wait for him on that two on one?

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#166 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 09:07PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

question…. why would Cole turn back and fade away to shoot on a two on one?

I don't have an answer for that.

On the other hand, could Gagner have telegraphed that pass any more?

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#167 Dropping Deuces
February 05 2009, 09:08PM
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Rod phillips just said he doesn't remember stuff very good. Shocking.

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#168 Travis Dakin
February 05 2009, 09:08PM
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Reddox!!!!????????

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#169 SeanS
February 05 2009, 09:09PM
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Reddox is shooting??? wtf...

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#170 freeze
February 05 2009, 09:09PM
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nice shot!

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#171 Travis Dakin
February 05 2009, 09:09PM
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Jonathan Willis wrote:

On the other hand, could Gagner have telegraphed that pass any more?

It's like he whispered in the Goalie and Dman's ear.

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#172 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 09:10PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Reddox!!!!????????

Because he looked so good on that breakaway earlier...

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#173 freeze
February 05 2009, 09:10PM
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beauty!! nice to get the extra point after being crushed by injuries.

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#174 Travis Dakin
February 05 2009, 09:12PM
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@ Jonathan Willis:

So Hemsky wasn't going to be in the shoot out? replaced by um.... Reddox? ok....

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#175 Dropping Deuces
February 05 2009, 09:12PM
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Why are you guys saying Reddox. Wasn't it Nillson and Gagne?

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#176 Dropping Deuces
February 05 2009, 09:13PM
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I'm listening on the radio, I just figured out Reddox was to be third?

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#177 Poo Czar
February 05 2009, 09:14PM
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When Reddox is making his Hall of Fame acceptance speech you kids are gonna have a lot of crow to eat. A whole lotta crow...

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#178 The Towel Boy
February 05 2009, 09:14PM
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Dropping Deuces wrote:

I’m listening on the radio, I just figured out Reddox was to be third?

Apparently

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#179 swany
February 05 2009, 09:15PM
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Gagner and Nilsson saved Mact alot of heat, if Redoxx came out for the shootout over Hemsky he should be fired on the spot, and I support this guy that would be the stupidest decision I ever saw.

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#180 Bru Man
February 05 2009, 09:16PM
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I WOULD OF PICKED REDDOX TOO ...BEFORE HEM-FN SKY!!! WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT!!!

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#181 Chris
February 05 2009, 09:16PM
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Chris wrote:

2-1 Oil. I will fall asleep on the couch…again.

Ha! And I did fall asleep.

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#182 Bru Man
February 05 2009, 09:20PM
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@ Chris: I miss the whole second period!! lol

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#183 freeze
February 05 2009, 09:27PM
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so who gets the call? saviour Rob?

chorney or peckham if 77 can't go?

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#184 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 09:40PM
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freeze wrote:

so who gets the call? saviour Rob? chorney or peckham if 77 can’t go?

Peckham, and by a mile.

Which probably means they call up Roy.

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#185 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 09:43PM
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From the Lowetide GDB:

Apparently Huddy just said it was Hemsky and not Reddox going third. Kevin Quinn just can't tell the difference between a 3 and a 5. Fuck Kevin, that's the type of mistake that causes World Wars.
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#186 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 09:44PM
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From the Lowetide GDB:

Apparently Huddy just said it was Hemsky and not Reddox going third. Kevin Quinn just can't tell the difference between a 3 and a 5. ---- Kevin, that's the type of mistake that causes World Wars
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#187 Travis Dakin
February 05 2009, 10:15PM
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@ Jonathan Willis:

Thanks for the clarification. Wow you'd think Quinn would have been taken back by that a little.

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#188 Hockey Gods
February 05 2009, 10:16PM
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The Towel Boy wrote:

You buy Tom Collins mix and add gin.

Where do you find Tom Collins mix?

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#189 Lofty
February 05 2009, 10:17PM
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Is it bad to hope that Horc is hurt for a while so we can spend some money on a couple good rental players?

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#190 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 10:22PM
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@ Lofty:

Depends if you really want to see the Oilers trade Gagner or Cogliano so they can stretch their first round loss to from five games to seven.

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#191 Bru Man
February 05 2009, 10:30PM
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@ Jonathan Willis: To even Include the word "trade" in the same sentence as cogliano or gagner is wrong! Thanks for the setting it straight with Reddox.

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#192 Jonathan Willis
February 05 2009, 10:34PM
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Related note - if Horcoff is injured for any length of time, here is the NHL games played by this team's centres:

Brodziak: 144 GP Cogliano: 132 GP Pouliot: 126 GP Gagner: 123 GP

Not one of these guys was an NHL regular prior to 2006-07. Additionally, only Kyle Brodziak (51.5%) is over 47% in the circle.

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#193 Mark Martin
February 05 2009, 10:54PM
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Is it confirmed Horcoff is hurt for a long period of time?

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#194 Bru Man
February 05 2009, 10:55PM
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@ Mark Martin: Where did u hear that??

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#195 Lofty
February 05 2009, 11:18PM
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The optimist in me is hoping that Tambo found some sucker in between the 2nd and 3rd period to trade Horcoff to, obviously he had to throw Gilbert in to make it work?

Please? pretty please?

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#196 The Towel Boy
February 06 2009, 07:57AM
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Hockey Gods wrote:

The Towel Boy wrote: You buy Tom Collins mix and add gin. Where do you find Tom Collins mix?

At the grocery store...it's made by Motts...the clamato people. Maybe the don't make it anymore. But they used to.

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#197 Shootout nostalgia - OilersNation.com
February 06 2009, 10:00AM
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[...] to Chris, who accurately predicted the score last night (see comment #3 on the GDB thread). Too bad he didn’t qualify whether we would win in regulation or in a shootout. Guess I’ll just [...]

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