Thanks for nothing

Wanye
March 30 2009 09:47AM

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It took us 76 games, a hundred odd posts and a hojillion comments defending this team but it has finally happened. We have officially had enough of this shitanusly mediocre 2008-2009 Edmonton Oilers hockey squadron. Don't get us wrong. We sit firmly planted on the Oilers bandwagon. It's just that none of the players seem interested in driving us anywhere.

When the fans are more jacked up for the game than the players are – something is wrong.

We for one pity the poor old OilersNation, sitting there in the stands at RX1 and at home wanting something - anything - to cheer for. At a time when lots of folks are worried about losing their job, making rent and generally just getting by RX1 continues to sell out night after night. Once upon a time, there are a good many folk who were ballin’ out of control with Oil comfortably over $100 per barrel. Now, not so much. Yet these same folk continue to shoulder the bulk of the ticket buying load, making a conscious decision to continue to spend hundreds of their hard earned dollars on "Oilers hockey" game after terrible game. There they were again last night, filling the arena to high in the rafters and even patiently standing on those little standing room only squares. Honest, hard working blue collar folk who continue to arrive in droves despite the absolute and total lack of commitment and desire to win on the ice that awaits them. And did they boo this awful bunch of cheque collecting, merlot drinking sissies? No. They sat glued to their seats hoping one of the players in Copper and Blue might find something resembling a beating heart late in the third period and step up to the plate.

In times like these it’s staggering to realize that most people inside Rexall probably worked harder to get into the game than the bulk of the Oilers did during the game.

When your 46 year old goalie is starting his 98th game in a row – something is wrong.

When we saw Roloson face the media, tired as all hell, older than all hell, sweaty as all hell and having done all he could and yet taking the blame for the loss something inside us snapped. Are you kidding us Oilers? How in the sweet holy fuck can any of you sit around in the dressing room and see the old man in the corner who is absolutely busting his nuts and not feel guilty about the level to which you mail it in night after night? We can’t help but feel terrible for Roloson at this stage of the game. So you let in a couple of floaters early on Roli. Who gives a shit? See the other guys sitting there on the bench wearing the same jersey as you? Those idiots are supposed to do more than come down and give you a supportive whack on the pads after they have collapsed yet again. They are supposed to go down into the opposition’s end and score a few of their own and bail you out.

Nothing here is your fault Sir. We salute your efforts. You are an absolute warrior and if we have ever chirped you on this site we humbly apologize. The rest of you Oilers? Whatever.

When you need a leader to step up and pop in a late goal and nothing arrives – something is wrong.

Where in the fuck was anything resembling a leader with the season hanging in the balance? Where was a single one of these overpriced boneheads when it counted? Nowhere, that’s where and it breaks our fucking heart to see this team mail it in night after night. What the hell is Kay-Z paying for here exactly? The cheques that you deposit with charming regularity are real gentlemen. The effort most of you are putting out on the other hand - is not.

Shame on the whole fucking team except Roli. Do any of you have any interest in stepping up and saving this season? Any of you at all? Hemsky - you seem to be a talent. Where are you with the game on the line last night? Horcoff? What about you? You have taken mad heat for signing a huge contract. Why not quiet your haters by popping in a goal here or there? We could go on down the list, but what is the use?

The I told you sos

Yeah Brownlee we get it. You predicted that the Oilers wouldn’t make the playoffs. This entire team is riddled with problems and you saw that and were able to inspire the legions of Oilers haters all year. You haters were all so wise and gave up on the team in the preseason whereas it took us till game 76 of a terrible season before we had our fill. Well you know what? We would rather have hope for 7 months of the year that things could turn out than write them off before the season rolls.

But that’s just how we roll.

And all the people that are going to come on here today and tell us how smart they were to know that the team sucked the entire year and this result was a foregone conclusion? Fuck you too. It's hilarious that you would surface now to rub salt in the wounds of the thousands on here that have lived and died with this team the entire season. If we could meet some of you in person this morning we would sucker punch you directly in the face and then stand over you waiting to see if you have any interest in making other smart ass remarks. So shut it. Brownlee is a professional journalist who isn't supposed to be a fan of the team. We understand why he makes predictions and then stands by them. The rest of you so called fans that come on here to hate - what possible motivation do you have to get up in the morning? To shit on everyone else's parade?

The Oilers should never have traded Ryan Smyth. He would have scored last night with the season on the line.

There we said it.

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#101 OvenChicken8
March 30 2009, 03:12PM
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The Towel Boy wrote:

I know what would make people cheer louder…lower the ticket prices about 45 dollars per seat, sell beer at about 5 dollars less per cup and make it so you don’t have to wait 15 minutes to get into a washroom at intermission….then maybe the rx1 faithful would be in a more forgiving mood when things go south. hxxp://www.630ched.com/Blogs/DanTencersBlog2/BlogEntry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10026868

You know what else would make people cheer louder? Another Mother F***in' Cup Run!

FMNF

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#102 Rob
March 30 2009, 03:21PM
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@ Sandra: amen to that.

I seem to remember last night alot of "lets go oilers!!" coming from the crowd in the third period. What do we have to do?? yell that continuously for an entire game??? Might work I guess but seriously, horc of all people should know he has to step it up if he wants more cheering.

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#103 The Towel Boy
March 30 2009, 03:22PM
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OvenChicken8 wrote:

You know what else would make people cheer louder? Another Mother F***in’ Cup Run!

Eff YEAH!

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#104 I'm a Scientist!
March 30 2009, 03:24PM
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The Towel Boy wrote:

I know what would make people cheer louder…lower the ticket prices about 45 dollars per seat, sell beer at about 5 dollars less per cup and make it so you don’t have to wait 15 minutes to get into a washroom at intermission….then maybe the rx1 faithful would be in a more forgiving mood when things go south.

Also give out free monkeys! Not only would people be happier to have a monkey watching the game with them, but once the cheers started the howls and screams from 16,000 monkeys would REALLY get our team riled up. Just a suggestion...

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#105 5Cups without another in sight
March 30 2009, 03:26PM
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@ The Towel Boy: No comments on his though. Must be becasue they are the rights holder and are waiting for something positive.

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#106 Archaeologuy
March 30 2009, 03:27PM
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@ I'm a Scientist!: We could call RX1 the Island of Captain Moreau!

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#107 I'm a Scientist!
March 30 2009, 03:28PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

@ I’m a Scientist!: We could call RX1 the Island of Captain Moreau!

ARRRRRRRG... me thinks this is a winner!

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#108 Archaeologuy
March 30 2009, 03:30PM
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@ Archaeologuy: on a side note how many of you guys have played any of the Monkey Island games? Hilarious!

*searches for way to bring that tangent back to hockey but cant*

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#109 Jorge
March 30 2009, 03:39PM
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I think the best thing that will happen between now and next season is the draft. Ya we might win a few more games to almost keep us in the race but thats what is the most frustrating about this team.

They are capable and when they realize in the third oh we are losing we better start playing som hockey they CAN. so why can't anyone convince them to start and finish a game. I'm still not convinced we've played a single good game this season.

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#110 Harlie Chuddy
March 30 2009, 03:39PM
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@ Harlie Chuddy: I hope they rip the C off of that 4th liner next season, I’d rather have Tom Poti excavate with me. At least he didnt pretend to be a leader while he was here.

you better make sure you pack Tom a special lunch based on his dietary needs.

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#111 baggedmilk
March 30 2009, 03:39PM
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When the hell did it become jeanshorts bashing day? *Starts bawling his eyes out but secretly loves all the attention and name dropping*

I've been on the I hate Jeanshorts bandwagon before it was even cool.

*pisses on JS in a very Calvin and Hobbes way. Still Current right?*

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#112 Harlie Chuddy
March 30 2009, 03:43PM
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@ Archaeologuy: Now now. Souray has said that Moreau is the best captain he has ever played for. And Souray played with Stevens. Good enough for the sexiest man in all of human history, good enough for all of us. Unless of course you are disagreeing with Sheldon Souray. Not recommended

hell if Clint Black can give 4 feet and 200lbs to Rodman and not blink an eye..

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#113 Archaeologuy
March 30 2009, 03:43PM
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@ Harlie Chuddy: LOL. No way, i need him to be as weak as possible because eventually it would come out tht i started trade poti chants 3 or 4 times during the season he left, even after he left.

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#114 The Menace
March 30 2009, 03:53PM
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shakey wrote:

Isn’t it TWO in the pink and one in the stink?

I'm pretty sure this is the North American practice; One in the pink is the more conservative European method. As a side note, does MacT have the "pink"? Maybe I'm confused...

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#115 I'm a Scientist!
March 30 2009, 03:54PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

*pisses on JS in a very Calvin and Hobbes way. Still Current right?*

*hands poor JS a bright yellow rain slicker, but then realizes all the cool people are actually fighting him so he pulls out his imaginary AK47 and shoots JS in the knee cap with an airbullet before backing away slowly in hopes that people don't realize he is a lover, not a fighter*

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#116 DK0
March 30 2009, 04:02PM
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I think theres been more effort put in to coming up with imaginative hilarity here on ON then the Oilers put into making the playoffs.

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#117 Archaeologuy
March 30 2009, 04:05PM
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I'm a Scientist! wrote:

Also give out free monkeys!

Archaeologuy wrote:

@ I’m a Scientist!: We could call RX1 the Island of Captain Moreau!

OR! Or we could add more animals into the mix and we could call RX1 Daryl's Ark!

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#118 I'm a Scientist!
March 30 2009, 04:10PM
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OR! Or we could add more animals into the mix and we could call RX1 Daryl’s Ark!

Woah...woah woah son... now you are just talking crazy! Luckily I am fluent in both Crazy and Bizzare and totally get what you are saying!!!

*high five*

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#119 Andrew W
March 30 2009, 04:16PM
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@Jeanshorts:

"If, and I guess when, the Oil don’t make the dance I’m going with the Bruins all the way. I have such a hard on for Milan Lucic."

Not that you need more kicks to the balls today, but...

Do you know that Boston picked Lucic with the draft pick they got from the Oilers for Samsonov?

I've struggled with my feelings about this for a while, as Sammy made major contributions to the Oil's run in `06 (his assist on Hemsky's goal that put out Detroit is one of my all time favourite Oiler goals). Also, it seems improbable that Edmonton would have drafted Lucic if they still had their 2nd round pick that year.

Still, it's hard not to feel pangs of pain in my heart at the missed prospect of having Lucic in Copper and Blue. The list of left wingers in the league with his combination of talent and size is short.

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#120 Archaeologuy
March 30 2009, 04:17PM
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I'm a Scientist! wrote:

*high five*

*tries to high five I'm a Scientist! but misses because he is distracted as one of the monkeys goes all Cujo on jeanshorts and then soils on him the way Wanye taught him*

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#121 Archaeologuy
March 30 2009, 04:23PM
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monkeys = the new shank

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#122 the7thMAN
March 30 2009, 04:26PM
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You Suck Horcoff!

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#123 I'm a Scientist!
March 30 2009, 04:26PM
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@ Archaeologuy: Yeah...shanks are soooo 2003. We are getting biological up in this mother f**ker...

*looks around for an empty pill bottle because he does not remember being so weird before now*

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#124 Sandra
March 30 2009, 04:33PM
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I called the Oilers office, asked them why should I renew my tickets for next year....answer; It's a new and exciting year with big things to come. Sounds like Patrick Laforge had one too many Big Bears.

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#125 Archaeologuy
March 30 2009, 04:33PM
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@ I'm a Scientist!: For the record, I now picture you as looking a lot like Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys.

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#126 Chris
March 30 2009, 04:34PM
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Who am I kidding? Go Oilers. Like Ron Jeremy once said, "It's always more fun when you come from behind!"

*Changing Tag from the7thMan back to Chris, taking a losenger in preparation for Anaheim, and re-watching (teary-eyed) the Oiler public plea for support*

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#127 Sandra
March 30 2009, 04:37PM
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Hallsy claims that by April 20th there will be a coaching change, also predicts that the season is done.

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#128 I'm a Scientist!
March 30 2009, 04:38PM
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Sandra wrote:

I called the Oilers office, asked them why should I renew my tickets for next year….answer; It’s a new and exciting year with big things to come. Sounds like Patrick Laforge had one too many Big Bears.

I guess he supports the monkey promotion then... this is spreading faster than... *thinking of so many dirty things to say, but realizes he is replying to a lady*...wildfire. Sigh.

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#129 deepoil
March 30 2009, 04:39PM
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AlBundy wrote: KLOWE, LISTEN NOW, GET THE F%CK OUT OF TOWN, NO ONE WANTS YOU HERE I don’t think that Kevin Lowe has anything to do with this now. He fulfills the duties of Team President with honor. He has already stepped aside and has appointed a new GM. What more do you want from him you idiot? Good post Wanye.

why does the media on trade day refer to lowe and not even acknowledge tambo..... this is a roster problem complicated by surrendered draft choices, a cap that is handcuffed due to penner and horcoff... all lowes actions

lowe's legacy for future cap years when the kids come out of this first contract will be devastating - bad times ahead

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#130 I'm a Scientist!
March 30 2009, 04:39PM
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@ Archaeologuy: Umm... can you see me? Hello? How many fingers am i holding up? That description is right on the money!

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#131 Archaeologuy
March 30 2009, 04:42PM
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@ I'm a Scientist!: Sometimes I like to watch you sleep...er...uh, just a guess...ha...ummm...so...how 'bout those Oilers?

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#132 I'm a Scientist!
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Sandra wrote:

Hallsy claims that by April 20th there will be a coaching change, also predicts that the season is done.

In the middle of our playoff run? Weird. Has that ever been done before?

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#133 Sandra
March 30 2009, 04:45PM
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I'm a Scientist! wrote:

Sandra wrote: Hallsy claims that by April 20th there will be a coaching change, also predicts that the season is done. In the middle of our playoff run? Weird. Has that ever been done before?

He said they won't make it, He calls it as he sees it

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#134 I'm a Scientist!
March 30 2009, 04:46PM
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@ Archaeologuy: *grips his imaginary AK47 just a little tighter and slowly backs away from Arch*

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#135 David S
March 30 2009, 04:46PM
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Chris wrote:

Like Ron Jeremy once said, “It’s always more fun when you come from behind!”

Line of the day!

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#136 Archaeologuy
March 30 2009, 04:56PM
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@ I'm a Scientist!:

That's right, just keep backing up.

*watches I'm a Scientist! step onto the big X and pulls the switch*

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#137 deepoil
March 30 2009, 04:58PM
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Chris wrote:

Kevin Lowe has been exposed as a fraud. Lowe has had years and years; money out the wazooo; tonnes of support from ownership; and he’s assembled a crappy, heartless team that is going nowhere… UFA’s beware! This franchise is in utter disarray! From Hemsky to Reddox… nobody should be safe! This was the show me year. Four years with money. Three years without Pronger. Every single guy on that roster put in place by a GM who seems to forgotten everything about winning. I know this post is SH!T to read. I know this rant solves nothing…. I’m just so DAMNED ANGRY! I don’t even know what Tambellini can possibly do to fix things… This pretty much this entire crap-pile (except for a goaltender) is under contract for next season!!!!! I’m looking forward to tuesday. I can boo Pronger and pretend this is all HIS fault.

if you were pronger would you want to stay and be involved with this ogranization - moron as gm, einstein for coach.... this is all coming to roost - final meltdown - im lovin it

pronger was digruntled kept his mouth shut and played now you have hemsky whining on a losing team many wrongs here and 44 is gone from this mess

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#138 AlBundy
March 30 2009, 05:08PM
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Then go live in the United States and see how much fun that is.@ jeanshorts:

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#139 deepoil
March 30 2009, 05:08PM
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Boys you gotta cheer for Calgary over any US team, simple as that. Keep Airbag Smyth, no way, ask Fred about what he said on his radio show when he was at the other station. Fred is not a fan of Smyth so you know he was not well liked by his teammates. When Roli is gone after the season, our MVP, what does that say about the organization? KLOWE, LISTEN NOW, GET THE F%CK OUT OF TOWN, NO ONE WANTS YOU HERE. Come on Katz say or do something, or do you even know how? What makes you different than any other owner who is greedy. At least Peter Puck talked to us. Oiler fans,including me, speak up and let the team know how unhappy you all are. Come on

katz is not the owner - just the founder of rexall.... the team is owned by rexall sports - who owns rexall as the dark knight is just a puppet spokesperson.... the sheep have not heard from bob stauffer's best friend since august - first time long time - face it edmonton... the wool is being pulled over this crowd.... you have an absentee owner with a spokesperson founder making one statement every year.... I am just waiting for the team's season ticket renewal to drop below 10k and many profitable plans using northlands as a lottery vehicle evaporate.... the only way the dark knight holds onto this team for mckesson is if the oil win and people pay to holler..... ooops if you holler too loud you will be asked to leave RX1

this is a sham - with the wizard of oz at the helm pretending to be batman - come out come out wherever you are DK

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#140 AlBundy
March 30 2009, 05:11PM
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RBK, that is the funniest thing I have ever heard. What does KLOWE have to do with it, gee, lets see. Who signed Horcoff, Penner, who had three goalies in their last year of contracts, who has no farm system, who is laughed at by the league?

RBK, you are way to funny, you should name yourself Letterman. @ RBK:

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#141 deepoil
March 30 2009, 05:15PM
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AlBundy wrote:

Boys and girls, Calgary’s red mile has way better hooters than Wyte ave. You gotta think big picture. So what that the city of Calgary is laughing at Edmonton and their new and improved owner and the team’s high profile PRESIDENT. Maybe we should call KLOWE, Mr. Bush. Mr Bush left US in a mess and seems to me Oil in a mess. Go Hooters Go

awesome attta boy - but tambo is not obama

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#142 AlBundy
March 30 2009, 05:15PM
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I just scored two tickets to the game tomm. O.K. Oil Nation, here is your chance. I'm going to sneak a sign into the game in my little girls backpack. I will put on the sign the best Slogan that Oil Nation can come up with.

Let me have them boys and girls.

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#143 AlBundy
March 30 2009, 05:17PM
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Yup, can anyone honestly give me 5 good reasons to be a season ticket holder or if I was one, why would I want to renew my tickets. Give me 5 good reasons, bet ya can't. @ deepoil:

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#144 AlBundy
March 30 2009, 05:22PM
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Horcoff is blaming the crowd on their home record. O.K., who you blaming for the poor powerplay or PK? Who you blaming for having the most ice time of any forward and making lets say $7m and producing those huge numbers like you have been ALL year?

Hey Horcoff, before you blame the fans, look deep into your own eyes. I bet you see an AIG executive as you are ripping us off as bad as the AIG executives did to their clients.

Grow up Horcoff, give the money back or better yet, donate it to charity. @ OvenChicken8:

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#145 socaldave
March 30 2009, 05:23PM
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Yup, can anyone honestly give me 5 good reasons to be a season ticket holder or if I was one, why would I want to renew my tickets. Give me 5 good reasons, bet ya can’t. @ deepoil:

go ahead - give 'em up. I'm #1307 on the waiting list and I can't wait for all the knuckleheads in front of me to get PO'd enough to do something as silly as giving up your season seats. Go ahead. Call the ticket office and tell them you're not interested. Post back when you're done.

C'mon... I dare ya. I DOUBLE DOG dare you!!

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#146 socaldave
March 30 2009, 05:24PM
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and this is why we need an edit button, or to learn how to read in the first place. Sorry, Al, but the sentiment is the same. All you clowns who are crying and moaning about giving up their seats, PLEASE DO SO!!!

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#147 deepoil
March 30 2009, 05:29PM
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team always gives 100% players are happy to be here doho and coach are always right great parking and reasonable priced food and drink involved accessible owner spokesperson with vision fans are encouraged to holler and make signs

sarcasm button for those who dont know me

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#148 Wanye Gretz
March 30 2009, 05:32PM
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@ deepoil:

You know deepoil I wouldn't be offended in the least if you didn't ever write another comment on here. Guys like you who just love to sit back and sh1t on everything are about as useful as that empty Bud Light that Budweiser included in my 15 pack the other day.

You have probably the biggest haterade flavored man crush on Katz as I have ever seen. There is absolutely no reason to go on hating as hard as you do. If you think the people on here get some sort of special thrill from watching you run down Katz I'd be willing to bet you are wrong.

You coming on here day after day and ragging on the team we all love and cheering for complete financial implosion is getting real old. I don't know what the Oilers did to you in your lifetime nor do I care. Knock this "I will be so happy if the Oil go broke and have to close" nonsense off before you embarass yourself any further.

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#149 AlBundy
March 30 2009, 05:33PM
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I'm not stupid enough to waste money on season tickets but it sounds like you are, hahahahahahahaha@ socaldave:

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#150 deepoil
March 30 2009, 05:34PM
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AlBundy wrote:

I just scored two tickets to the game tomm. O.K. Oil Nation, here is your chance. I’m going to sneak a sign into the game in my little girls backpack. I will put on the sign the best Slogan that Oil Nation can come up with. Let me have them boys and girls.

i bet if you made a sign that just said oilersnation.com

you would have a visit from the mind sign police to take it down or leave and be banned from northlands

allan watt would not be pleased

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