March 29 2009 01:32PM
Today is already a good day. The Oilers play the Wild, we are going to be in attendance and we get to write the GDB without any editorial overlords messing with our junk.
Normally when we post an article it follows a tortured route onto the interwebs. First we write it. Then we go back and read it and dismiss 99% of what we wrote. Then we go and get a snack. Then we spend 2 hours surfing for just the right picture. Then we send it to bingofuel who edits the crap out of it, fixing spelling and grammatical errors and generally making us appear literate. When our baby finally finds its way online it looks nothing like what it did when it was born.
But not today. Bingofuel is in Vancouver, Willis is in Ft. St. John, Brownlee and Gregor are off in fantasy media land where all the buffets are free. That just leaves your ol’ pal Wanye, a computer and direct access to posting the GDB.
Let's get to it shall we?
The Minnesota Wild
First of all it pains us to no end that the Wild run the Oilers show to the degree that they do. Though the seasonal series sits at 3-2 this season it always seems that the Oil are strangely intimidated by the Wild who pose no threat sitting in 11th in the conference. Our stupid neighbours to the South run the Wild's show - up 5-0 in the seasonal series including a 3-2 win last night where they outshot the Wild 40-15. What sort of magical spell do the Wild hold over the Oil? It makes absolutely no sense.
The Wild are like that girl we all know that isn’t particularly stunning but once upon a time rejected your advances at the bar at last call. Now she has the upper hand on you and you both know who is in charge and Brother - it ain't you. Every time you see her out in public now it's clear the balance of power has tipped in her favor and as she repeatedly emotionally slaps your ego in the face you can’t help but find her more and more intimidating.
Perhaps she looks like this:
Sooner or later Mighty Oil, you need to decide what is going to happen this year. St. Louis is coming on like a team possessed and yet you are still amazingly sitting in 8th place with 7 games remaining in the season. Anaheim is also in the mix and if you let the Wild back into it tonight, it will be a 5 team battle for 2 places in the post season. For heavens sakes do us all a favor and finish the year strong.
Look at this log jam in the West. It's amazing!
Bank some friggin points Oilers! Great googly-moogly! Pretend you care just a l'il bit - if not for our collective sanity then to collect those coveted playoff bonuses that await you.
See? We can provide this kind of information too Nation. Tonight’s lines are as follows:
83-10-21 18-13-34 27-19-89 46-51-22
MacT on the verge
Here is a quick fact for you. Craig MacTavish is only one win away from his 300th career NHL victory. This is an impressive fact. It would be more impressive if he had passed this milestone about a season and a half ago as it would mean the Oilers would have been a dramatically better team during his reign. Still, beggars can’t be choosers and if you have a dictator for life you might as well celebrate his milestones with him. Right Citizens of Cuba?
See you at RX1
After a weekend of being cooped up at friggin work and not being able to have any fun whatsoever you had best believe we are going to the game tonight. And you had also best believe that we are going to have a few beersies in the process. After all what better use for $5,000 than spending it on 4 beers at the game? Hit us up on the twitter if you are there. Perhaps a free RX1 beer will find its way into your stomach if you do.
Do NOT disappoint us tonight Oilers. Consider this a dire warning.