GDB 74: They just don't get it in the Grand Canyon State

bingofuel
March 26 2009 04:53PM

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We all know what's at stake tonight. We clearly need to win this game, and, oh yeah, every subsequent game between now and game seven of the Stanley Cup Final (am I deluded enough to think we'll make it there? No. But I AM drunk enough). If we can't beat Gretzky's mongrels, then we're royal screwed. I could take losing to the Wings. We weren't supposed to beat them anyway. And though the Oilers seem to be in the habit (sometimes) of winning games they have no business winning, then uh, surely tonight... Frick, we CAN'T lose.

But the Coyotes are in a pretty rough spot, as one Robin Brownlee pointed out today. Man, if I could buy four tickets, and a pile of nachos with that metamucil-consistency cheese on it for $70, I'd buy EIGHT tickets and TWO orders of those sick, sick nachos. The problem with those dried out mummy husks down in Phoenix is that they don't get it. They never did. Here's what they're all about down in Phoenix:

  • Plastic surgery
  • Golf
  • Shuffleboard
  • Bus tours of the Grand Canyon
  • Air conditioning
  • Getting old
  • Eventually dying

You know what's not in that list? HOCKEY.

So while the Oilers lay down a five-alarm beating on the hapless Coyotes tonight and Wayne Gretzky ages before our very eyes, I want you to consider that in a way we're lucky. Not because we have to drop $200 a seat to go to a game and an additional down-payment-on-a-house-sized wad of dough just to drink ourselves into a stupor at RX1. But because we're in this thing, still, against all odds. It gives me and Wanye a reason to wake up in the morning. This isn't just about hockey... OK it is.

What's my point? I've forgotten. But to steal the hilarious thunder of some of our commenters, I think my point is this: "GAME DAY!!*"

*send Smokin' Ray Burnt a quarter in the mail.

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Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#51 17
March 26 2009, 08:31PM
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Oilers getting no help on the out of town scoreboard tonight. GREAT!

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#52 Jason Gregor
March 26 2009, 08:31PM
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No he said Hanzel their shut down guy was playing against the Gagner line. So yes the first line should get better chances, but the problem is it seems they have little confidence between them.

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#53 Jason Gregor
March 26 2009, 08:32PM
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Harlie Chuddy wrote:

@ Jason Gregor: you would come in handy when it’s sport select time

Doubtful...I'm down about 1500 this year...although big win by Pitt tonight in NCAA...sweet

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#54 Colin
March 26 2009, 08:35PM
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Moreau sure can pass...

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#55 Jason Gregor
March 26 2009, 08:37PM
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Let's go villanova...too

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#56 Harlie Chuddy
March 26 2009, 08:39PM
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@ Jason Gregor:

ever play the ties in hockey? pays well but the odds are long. It seems like there are sometimes 3,4,5 ties a night. You plunk down $5 on 4 ties and you can get 5g's or more. I haven't hit it yet but I've been close. (who hasn't)

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#57 albundy
March 26 2009, 08:40PM
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Oil hit 3 posts already, they should be leading 3-1. Roli let in a soft one

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#58 Jason Gregor
March 26 2009, 08:43PM
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Harlie Chuddy wrote:

@ Jason Gregor: ever play the ties in hockey? pays well but the odds are long. It seems like there are sometimes 3,4,5 ties a night. You plunk down $5 on 4 ties and you can get 5g’s or more. I haven’t hit it yet but I’ve been close. (who hasn’t)

A few times, but never come close...most I got was two out of four...but yes it pays big...my buddy won once...got five ties...something like 9 grand...

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#59 Sandra
March 26 2009, 08:45PM
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Roli is tired too much ross , Will we see Desjarlais?

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#60 17
March 26 2009, 08:47PM
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Mike Brophy has a face you just want to punch.

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#61 David S
March 26 2009, 08:47PM
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Sandra wrote:

Roli is tired too much ross , Will we see Desjarlais?

WTF?

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#62 Jason Gregor
March 26 2009, 08:48PM
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Preds win...Oilers better win...and the Blues are leading...pressure is on...

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#63 Harlie Chuddy
March 26 2009, 08:48PM
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@ Jason Gregor:

i've been as close as 3 games right out of 4 and on the 4th game it was tied up until 30 seconds to go in the game when the other team scored and held on to win. My heart was thumping through my fricken chest during that last minute of play! Not a bad rush for $5 bucks.

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#64 David S
March 26 2009, 08:49PM
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Must. Win. Game.

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#65 Harlie Chuddy
March 26 2009, 08:50PM
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Harlie Chuddy wrote:

@ Jason Gregor: i’ve been as close as 3 games right out of 4 and on the 4th game it was tied up until 30 seconds to go in the game when the other team scored and held on to win. My heart was thumping through my fricken chest during that last minute of play! Not a bad rush for $5 bucks.

p.s if i woulda won it was around $6500

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#66 Smokin' Ray - NNC
March 26 2009, 08:57PM
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David S wrote:

Sandra wrote: Roli is tired too much ross , Will we see Desjarlais? WTF?

ROFL.

I still don't get it.

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#67 albundy
March 26 2009, 08:59PM
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NO way, ride Roli like a broken mule@ David S:

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#68 Jason Gregor
March 26 2009, 09:03PM
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Harlie Chuddy wrote:

@ Jason Gregor: i’ve been as close as 3 games right out of 4 and on the 4th game it was tied up until 30 seconds to go in the game when the other team scored and held on to win. My heart was thumping through my fricken chest during that last minute of play! Not a bad rush for $5 bucks.

Yes the rush is good...of course when you lose the first two on your ticket, and your rush to the store like a degenerate to bet again isn't as fun...been there done that...ha

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#69 Harlie Chuddy
March 26 2009, 09:05PM
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@ Jason Gregor:

me too. ha ha!

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#70 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:07PM
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"Yes, the rush is goo", we all know you can't be talking about the new and improved Edmonton Rush,ha ha @ Jason Gregor:

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#71 Sandra
March 26 2009, 09:09PM
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Oilers are playing way too tight, same as last year at this time. MacT has to take control of the room and make them relax.

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#72 Jason Gregor
March 26 2009, 09:10PM
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PP looks brutal again...man it is so predictable...work the outside, try to find Souray...you wouldn't want to attack a guy down low and set up a two on one, or god forbid try the slot area...

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#73 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:12PM
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Sandra, you are so right on @ Sandra:

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#74 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:13PM
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Captain looks good on 4th line

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#75 David S
March 26 2009, 09:14PM
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We really really really need the first line to show up tonight. Gretzky has got the 2nd line shut down.

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#76 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:15PM
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85 blocks a shot,eat your heart out Toby Peterson

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#77 al
March 26 2009, 09:15PM
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Are we down a man...Come on...GEt it out...you knew that was coming...man this team is hard to watch...how can you lose to the freaking Coyotes

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#78 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:15PM
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The Oil are officially no longer in control of their destiny.

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#79 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:16PM
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13 is brutal can't win a battle if his life depended on it

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#80 David S
March 26 2009, 09:16PM
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17 wrote:

This could be a very long game.

A very, very long game.

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#81 Sandra
March 26 2009, 09:17PM
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Hemsky "barked" lets see his bite , he is getting quality time. Posts are not results. Put Penner back on the 1st line.

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#82 jeanshorts
March 26 2009, 09:18PM
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BBBOOOOORRRRRRIIIIIIINNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG.

You think Rexall will start selling medical marijuana? It would make this game WAY more interesting.

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#83 17
March 26 2009, 09:19PM
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great!

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#84 David S
March 26 2009, 09:20PM
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That one-second shot of those ice girls has been the best thing about tonight's game.

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#85 17
March 26 2009, 09:21PM
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whoa, holy neon shirt in the crowd. That's probably the brightest thing in the whole building, one and off the ice.

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#86 17
March 26 2009, 09:21PM
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on instead of one..

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#87 jeanshorts
March 26 2009, 09:22PM
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David S wrote:

That one-second shot of those ice girls has been the best thing about tonight’s game.

There's been at least 3. All I know is that my spankbank is charged up for the night!

HELLOOOOOOOO!

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#88 Harlie Chuddy
March 26 2009, 09:22PM
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Staios during the first intermission figured we were doing alright and no adjustments were required. I wonder what his thoughts will be during the 2nd intermission?

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#89 al
March 26 2009, 09:23PM
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WTF...nice to see us in 10th now...awesome...maybe now that we are out of the playoffs we will start to play better...ughhhh

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#90 Steve Staios mind in the 2nd intermission
March 26 2009, 09:24PM
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Harlie Chuddy wrote:

Staios during the first intermission figured we were doing alright and no adjustments were required. I wonder what his thoughts will be during the 2nd intermission?

Phuuuuuuuck!

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#91 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:25PM
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Harlie Chuddy wrote:

Staios during the first intermission figured we were doing alright and no adjustments were required. I wonder what his thoughts will be during the 2nd intermission?

That would be a hard question Principe will interview someone else.

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#92 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:26PM
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Wow if someone could make a tape to tape pass...

Well I guess we know how this team handles pressure, maybe they should be wearing "C's" on their jerseys...

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#93 David S
March 26 2009, 09:26PM
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Man we play tight under pressure. It will be our undoing.

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#94 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:27PM
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Sandra, put Penner and Reddix with Hemsky and then see them go. Just like a 1062 in the dark@ Sandra:

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#95 jeanshorts
March 26 2009, 09:27PM
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Colin wrote:

That would be a hard question Principe will interview someone else.

He'll probably ask Liam Reddox if it's a coincedence that the Bulldog is the offical symbol of East York, Ontario and that Liam Reddox looks like he has albino cancer.

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#96 David S
March 26 2009, 09:28PM
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This will either be the best third period of the year for us or quite possibly the worst.

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#97 Harlie Chuddy
March 26 2009, 09:29PM
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Gary Bettemn to Fatboy in purple shirt " look at these peons who are paying their taxes to pay for my mistakes"

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#98 17
March 26 2009, 09:29PM
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Seriously, why not take Souray off of the point? Couldn't hurt to try.

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#99 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:30PM
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Wow, just pathetic.

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#100 pmg2
March 26 2009, 09:31PM
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It will be a miracle if they win tonite. This team just doesn't have the horses ! Period !!! They are dealing all season long with management mistakes, player underachievements, inconsistent-uninspired play, and a poor overall system. Stick a fork in 'em !! This team is pitifully pathetic, which is why I stopped watching them well over a month ago !!! When players say "they were okay for the first 58 minutes on Tuesday, except for the last 2-3 minutes (against Detroit), ...that's all I needed to see as to where the mentality level is with these guys. What a Joke !! They were outworked and outplayed for 40 minutes for christ sakes !!! Rollie was the only one making a game of it for as long as he did.

Time for spring cleaning and doing other more important and rewarding things.

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