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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#101 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:31PM
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David S wrote:

This will either be the best third period of the year for us or quite possibly the worst.

Dibs on worst.

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#102 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:33PM
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pmg2 wrote:

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.

I'm thinking they followed MacT's retarded game plan to a tee, get a lead and sit on it. That might work against offensively challenged bottom feeders, but it ain't going to work against detroit.

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#103 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:33PM
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Maybe we need The Brick to come to town instead of Rexall

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#104 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:35PM
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I think this the first time I've ever wished we were as good as Columbus.... saddddd.

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#105 Sandra
March 26 2009, 09:36PM
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If macT is not going to be here next year when he "steps down" why not have some one else behind the bench to grade the talent like they did with Daum, see who to keep for next year and lets rebuild for next year.

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#106 dw
March 26 2009, 09:37PM
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I don't understand how we come into a must-win game against the Coyotes at this point in the season and we look like we just got out of bed. I can't pick out one guy that looks like he is mentally prepared to play. This is absolutely inexcusable.

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#107 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:37PM
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OOOO time to hear how everything is awesome in pheonix from the midget.

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#108 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:38PM
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Oil are eating ZoBurger's right now, will come out on fire. Will win 4-3 Zubra

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#109 Dwayne
March 26 2009, 09:41PM
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Ok can we fire Mac T, The Oilers need a match put under their asses and I think Mac T is clearly out of Matches. The boys were skating around with one hand on their sticks reaching for the puck when they should be able to skate Phoenix into the ground. It's times like these it is so hard to be an Oilers fan,,but we need some big changes in Management, come Kats don't put up with this!!

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#110 Sandra
March 26 2009, 09:41PM
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albundy wrote:

Oil are eating ZoBurger’s right now, will come out on fire. Will win 4-3 Zubra

Maybe they ate at Eugene's, and have the runs thats why they are playing tight?

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#111 17
March 26 2009, 09:42PM
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correction: Gary Bettman has a face you just want to punch

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#112 Sandra
March 26 2009, 09:44PM
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17 wrote:

correction: Gary Bettman has a face you just want to punch

He looks like a cartoon rat

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#113 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:47PM
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That was at Johnny Rockets at the Mall in Mesa, Eugene's is the best, one of a kind man. Maybe they ate pre game meal there? I heard Fatire is on the menu for tomm before San Jose game and JDD is going to start, nothing to lose now. Captian continues to look great on 4th line

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#114 Volfman
March 26 2009, 09:49PM
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I came upstairs to my computer just to share that the oilers SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!

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#115 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:49PM
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Why is staios on the pp? ridiculous coaching...

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#116 Harlie Chuddy
March 26 2009, 09:49PM
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Is it cooler to quit or to get fired? Nowadays I think it's almost to the point where it's cooler to get canned. Makes me wonder how the MacT situation will go down and how all the optics will work out.

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#117 oilersseasonticketholdersince99
March 26 2009, 09:50PM
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BRUTAL!!!!BRUTAL!!!BRUTAL!!!

I have been saying it since November we are not going to win with Mac T,we had a chance to make the playoffs with a coaching change back in November and December but no one in this organization has any balls not Katz,not K lowe and his puppet Tambalini. I just picked up my playoff tickets today I would like to thank the oilers organization for saving me money on tickets that I will never use because we are not going to make the playoffs and for the pathetic play at Rexall place this season.If heads dont roll this summer and changes are not made all around I am done with this organization I am not supporting a bunch of idiots!!!

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#118 SquidRx
March 26 2009, 09:51PM
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The Oilers are goat blowing donkey humpers. I'm going to bed!

*says it but doesn't really mean it and stays up to watch the rest of the game*

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#119 Andrew W
March 26 2009, 09:51PM
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Is it too morbid if I've started watching the game with the soundtrack to Dead Man playing in the background? To be honest, it suits the mood of the game pretty damn well: bleak.

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#120 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:51PM
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Pretty sure the 3-0 goal is the "perfect place"

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#121 Rudey99
March 26 2009, 09:51PM
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Putting on rose coloured glasses and drinking the kool-aid. Start of the comeback!

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#122 Volfman
March 26 2009, 09:51PM
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On the bright side, great game on nfl classic between Cowboy's and 49er's.

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#123 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:52PM
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causw Toby Peterson got traded@ Colin:

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#124 Sandra
March 26 2009, 09:53PM
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Where's Neilson, he was playing well?

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#125 17
March 26 2009, 09:53PM
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If the Oilers can get a point out of this game, I will dance around my condo naked. (I'm a girl)

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#126 17
March 26 2009, 09:54PM
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HAHAHA HALL AND OATES!

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#127 David S
March 26 2009, 09:54PM
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The Phoenix music guy is playing Private Eyes. Talk about adding insult to injury!

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#128 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:55PM
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He's at Eugenes@ Sandra:

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#129 Sandra
March 26 2009, 09:55PM
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oilersseasonticketholdersince99 wrote:

BRUTAL!!!!BRUTAL!!!BRUTAL!!! I have been saying it since November we are not going to win with Mac T,we had a chance to make the playoffs with a coaching change back in November and December but no one in this organization has any balls not Katz,not K lowe and his puppet Tambalini. I just picked up my playoff tickets today I would like to thank the oilers organization for saving me money on tickets that I will never use because we are not going to make the playoffs and for the pathetic play at Rexall place this season.If heads dont roll this summer and changes are not made all around I am done with this organization I am not supporting a bunch of idiots!!!

He can embarass Lowe by how he has used and abused Penner, but Lowe won't do that to him for his"protection " from Burke. Sad

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#130 Zamboni Driver
March 26 2009, 09:56PM
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Many reasons to curse. Observing this clusterf*ck Really glad I didn't pay the 98¢ ticket price. Ohmigod I'm sick of the same shite different "hockey market" Nilsson leads the list of losers. (Okay so I needed an N) Shoot me now.

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#131 Harlie Chuddy
March 26 2009, 09:57PM
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we can't make a F*cking PASS!

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#132 Colin
March 26 2009, 09:57PM
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Is it wrong that reddox reminds me of rudy?

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#133 albundy
March 26 2009, 09:58PM
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Lowe will be quoted as saying:" the boys had good effort tonight but the heat got to them".

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#134 Harlie Chuddy
March 26 2009, 09:59PM
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17 wrote:

If the Oilers can get a point out of this game, I will dance around my condo naked. (I’m a girl)

*searches frantically for his tractor beam telescope*

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#135 Sandra
March 26 2009, 10:00PM
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Al Montoya is backup. didn't the Oilers want him once?

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#136 David S
March 26 2009, 10:01PM
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MacT will be quoted as saying "That wasn't how we drew it up."

5 seconds before he takes a hidden Glock to his temple and sprays cranial matter all over the TV camera lens.

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#137 Colin
March 26 2009, 10:02PM
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Montoya isn't that the revenge guy in princess bride: "My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die"

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#138 albundy
March 26 2009, 10:02PM
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Even Louise is quitting cheering for the Oilers

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#139 Colin
March 26 2009, 10:03PM
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David S wrote:

MacT will be quoted as saying “That wasn’t how we drew it up.” 5 seconds before he takes a hidden Glock to his temple and sprays cranial matter all over the TV camera lens.

I don't know if I would be disgusted, excited or some mix of the two if that actually occurred.

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#140 Colin
March 26 2009, 10:03PM
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Now we can see 85 on the PP yay!

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#141 Sandra
March 26 2009, 10:03PM
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He's the brunt of a lot of jokes@ Colin:

Now where is Nielson?

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#142 Rudey99
March 26 2009, 10:03PM
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Rose coloured glasses still firmly in place! 4-3 Oil in OT!

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#143 Colin
March 26 2009, 10:04PM
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What a stupid pass, predictable pp.

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#144 17
March 26 2009, 10:05PM
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Man the PP sucks.

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#145 Colin
March 26 2009, 10:05PM
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Sandra wrote:

He’s the brunt of a lot of jokes@ Colin: Now where is Nielson?

Probably riding the pine for some imagined mistake.

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#146 17
March 26 2009, 10:06PM
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HOT DIGGITY!

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#147 Colin
March 26 2009, 10:06PM
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WTF, I had this written in as a shut-out already.

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#148 Sandra
March 26 2009, 10:07PM
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17 wrote:

HOT DIGGITY!

I will strip too and have Bill and Ted flop in the cold wind, but there will be lights!

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#149 albundy
March 26 2009, 10:07PM
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Robert told MacT game plan sucks so he is sitting. It does appear the game plan does suck however. Hemsky, how do you really feel?@ Sandra:

ps. How does everyone think Brian Burke is feeling tonight

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#150 oilersseasonticketholdersince99
March 26 2009, 10:08PM
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Lets see the Blues beat the Canucks 4-2 The preds beat the Sharks 3-2 we started the night in seventh now we are tied for nineth and on the outside looking in and we have the Blues,wild and stars all moving in on us.I bet the Oilers finish no higher than 12 in their conference way to challenge for the division boys what a bunch of BS the Oilers organization is a proganda machine feeding us a bunch of BS.

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