GDB79: A chip and a chair

Wanye
April 04 2009 06:10PM

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Sometimes you find yourself walking into a casino and you tell yourself "Self - you have exactly $100 to play with tonight. Ok, if you really want to you can also hit up the ATM for another $100 but seriously that's it." Then you blast through the first hundo, hit up the ATM twice for a pair of centuries and find yourself sitting at the table with $40 you borrowed off your buddy. It's just you and the dealer and the two of you know it's time for one thing and one thing only.

The miracle gambler's run.

We have a buddy Smigs who is the master at the one-in-a-million-bounce-back-run. The run where they call the pit boss over and Security first pats you down and then sends you through a portable MRI machine they bring out on to the gaming floor. After a few minutes of trying to figure out how you are beating the system they come to the horrific realization. You aren't cheating with secret electronic devices. You aren't counting cards nor is the dealer playing with a marked deck.

You are just that lucky.

Even a garbage can gets a steak on occasion Nation. And that is basically what we are looking for tonight. The Oil have maxed out the proverbial ATM, borrowed cash of everyone they could and they sit at the black jack table down  to their last chip. But the wonderful thing about gambling and having a 0.0015% chance of making the playoffs is that you aren't out until you have absolutely nothing left. As long as you can steal from the waitresses tip jar, as long as you can pray for a influeza epedemic to hit St. Louis, as long as you have a whisper of a chance it ain't over.

It's all you really need. A chip and a chair - and you can bring it all back from the dead. You repay all your buddies, graciously overtip the waitress you robbed earlier, tip the dealer and bounce from the casino with your wallet stuffed full of Bordens. It don't happen every day and it don't happen to everybody.

But it can happen.

So bring on the Vancouver Canucks and their army of hippie Sedin-loving fans. What do we collectively have to lose?

Chip and a chair.

Right Smigs?

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#51 Milli
April 05 2009, 12:47PM
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Ya, that was a frigin great game....Here in Nuck coutry, I'M GONNA BE LOVIN WORK TODAY!!!!!!

Random thoughts....As much as I don't always agree with MacT, I do feel for him, all he's ever wanted to do is win, and win in edmonton. He makes decisions ( I don't agree with) but he dosn't do it to try and lose. He was dealt a sh1t hand this year, the PK sucks because of personel decisions someone else made. Should he resign no matter what happens, YA, is it all on him.. NO FRIGGIN WAY.

Klo, has he made some bigtime mistake..OH YA, but again, on after hours lastnight, you could see and feel how much he is hating this, and how bad he wants to win. And, why he stepped aside. But also, he has made some blunders, BUT, roli looks like a steal, in 06 he made some GREAT moves and he kinda fired himself.

The players....WOW, there is some talent, but we definitley have some gigtime desicions to make.

MARC CRAWFORD, IS HE THE BIGEST DOUCHE IN THE WORLD OR WHAT....I'D LOVE ANOTHER RIGHTEOUS SACK BEATING FOR THAT LOSER....

And, we still got a chip and a chair, it's a great day here!!!!!

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#52 Phil
April 05 2009, 01:20PM
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Marc Crawford just keeps getting worse everytime for me... how in the world this guy got a job with that voice & personality is beyond me... dude is awful. Hardly brings any incite to the game either.

just gimme a f*ckin' bottle of whiskey and a pistol why don'tcha.

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#53 Jack "FMNF" Bauer
April 05 2009, 01:41PM
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What a gong show last night was. RX1 was definitly a very very hostile environment.

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#54 topshelf
April 05 2009, 03:47PM
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@ Jack "FMNF" Bauer: do go on..

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#55 robbie
April 06 2009, 02:04AM
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Thanks for the win! As a Flames fan, I hope the Flames can somehow lock up the division and still let you guys win both games against us on the weekend. We owe ya!

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