Oh snap, Puffy!

Wanye
September 10 2009 04:52PM

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Well, well, well. What do we have here? Methinks that a certain booze addled, unemployable internet sensation hath correctly predicted something occurring — even though people who actually know stuff vehemently disagreed with us and called us names in the process.

We talked to Brownlee last night as he was hard at work using actual connections and journalisticity to talk to Comrie himself and find out the real deal long in advance of today’s signing.

“Now listen here you witless bastard,” Brownlee helpfully began, “I don’t know how an idiot like you managed to actually scoop the herd on this story but let me give you a piece of advice. Now that it turns out you are right — do yourself a favor and don’t gloat. Professionals don’t need to say I told you so and if you want to be taken seriously neither can you. Just report the facts, say it will be interesting and leave it be.”

Hmm.

How about no?

For those of you who don’t need or don’t care for a recap of our correctedness – here is a recap.

We said, on Twitter: "I'm going to throw this out because I was told it by a trustworthy dude. Rumors of Comrie signing to a 1 yr deal at 1.3 with the Oil. WTF?" — 1:03 PM Aug 27th

Then we posted about it on the Nation.

The response from real media folk was unanimous.

Matheson said: “It may be the hottest rumour on Internet sites, but forget about Mike Comrie and the Edmonton Oilers kissing and making up.”

David Staples also chimed in: "Last Thursday, a writer, who goes only by a pen name, Wanye Gretz, reported on Oilers Nation, a hockey blog, information from an unnamed source that Oilers owner Daryl Katz was trying to sign up Mike Comrie.”

And for some reason, Pedro felt the need to comment with a single sentence as the 201nd comment on our initial story: Yay #200!

Well, we won’t use our massive correctness as a platform to yell back at people who rip on us, or poke fun at institutions of journalism. But we will say this:

“We told you so.”

*lights cigarette and lies contented in bed next to the correct rumor prediction, who looks appropriately pleasured*

Mike Comrie is an Oiler. No this isn’t an alternate dimension, no it isn’t some sort of internet tomfoolery nor a joke Katz is playing on all of us.

So be it, we for one welcome the return of our diminutive overlord. Whatever demons that roosted when Comrie left town will now hopefully depart for other cities in the NHL. If Comrie can return and play well in Edmonton, with its snowy winters, snowy summers and 400 foot gold statue in tribute to Snowy — that dog from Tintin — then anyone can play here. And we welcome this shift in attitude.

Sweet.

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#51 David S
September 10 2009, 08:37PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Hey, uh, I don’t want to alarm anyone but there is a glaring problem on the Oilers website and their Edmonton Oilers Trivia game.

Jen Sharpe is gonna be pissed.

But more to the point, you play the Oilers trivia game?

Doooood.

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#52 David S
September 10 2009, 08:40PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

No. I’ll be forced to bury my size 13 in Wanye’s ass if he doesn’t stop grinning and finish washing my SUV.

Perfect.

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#53 Deep Oil
September 10 2009, 08:40PM
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Welcome to the Club - Wanye, or shall we call you nostradamus from now on...... LOL LOL LOL LOL

Note to Brownlee, Conspiracy theory instead of signing for 1.6mm, Duff gets private jet use of Air Katz up to $500k contra credit, netting out at 1.1mm cap.

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#54 oilboy76
September 10 2009, 08:43PM
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I told you that miget fortune telling hooker in Vegas was on too something! Well worth the $100 bucks, eh! Great job! Now lets hope that Hillary Duff moves up too E-town and brings some of her hot plastic friends! Nothin motivates a young hockey team like hot, superstar girls!

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#55 jeanshorts
September 10 2009, 08:45PM
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Tencer should probably just stick to radio. Those awkward nods to the camera as Rod The Bod is talking are hilariously creepy.

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#56 HoNich
September 10 2009, 08:47PM
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That dude Prout scuffed with looked like he was wearing football pads.

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#57 HoNich
September 10 2009, 08:48PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Tencer should probably just stick to radio. Those awkward nods to the camera as Rod The Bod is talking are hilariously creepy.

Aggggggggggggh and Stauffers mic is screwing up, just watch all we'll get to hear is tencer.

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#58 jeanshorts
September 10 2009, 08:49PM
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HoNich wrote:

That dude Prout scuffed with looked like he was wearing football pads.

He was gigantic and he busted Prout open with one solid punch.

Well, at least we know Abney can fight. Thank god we used a draft pick on him.....

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#59 HoNich
September 10 2009, 08:49PM
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Ohhhhh, Abney just fed that guys face a tendonitis sandwich.

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#60 oilboy76
September 10 2009, 08:50PM
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Tencer should grow some facial hair or something! He looks about twelve!

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#61 Travis Dakin
September 10 2009, 08:53PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Tencer should probably just stick to radio. Those awkward nods to the camera as Rod The Bod is talking are hilariously creepy.

Where are you seeing this?

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#62 HoNich
September 10 2009, 08:53PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

jeanshorts wrote: Tencer should probably just stick to radio. Those awkward nods to the camera as Rod The Bod is talking are hilariously creepy. Where are you seeing this?

Oilers official sight has a webstream

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#63 jeanshorts
September 10 2009, 08:54PM
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@ Travis Dakin:

hxxp://oilers.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=616&id=46108&cmpid=oilers-twt-nhl_oilers

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#64 oilboy76
September 10 2009, 08:55PM
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on the Oilers website!

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#65 Dwayne
September 10 2009, 09:11PM
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I don't what Comrie has done. Score a bucket of goal win some face offs and all will be forgoten trust me! I just want the Oilers to be consistant and win! Welcome Home Mike!

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#66 Dwayne
September 10 2009, 09:12PM
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@ Dwayne: That is don't care what he did and score a bucket of goals!

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#67 Robin Brownlee
September 10 2009, 09:13PM
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Bob wrote:

Me thinks that you put a few things together (Comrie in Edmonton, Katz rich & Comrie Dad rich, and Comrie not leaving Edmonton) and made a good guess. The monkeys wrote Shakespeare, the monkeys wrote shakespeare!!

Methinks Bob thinks methinks shows a vast intellect. Methinks he is mistaken.

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#68 Pedro
September 10 2009, 09:18PM
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Hey in all fairness I have matured a lot since my infamous #201 comment! I deserve a second chance, you guys have the right to dislike me, you fans pay for your internet. I was young and that is In the past!

Hey if Mike Comrie can say it to patch every thing up why cant I?

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#69 Jay Gray
September 10 2009, 09:20PM
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So after spending all afternoon trying to decide whether the signing of Mike Comrie was a good thing. My immediate respone was somewhat lukewarm considering MC's style...a smaller shifty type player, don't we have like 3.5 lines full of players that fit this mold? This is true, but I took a look at some of the other players around the NHL who make around the same amount of money this upcoming year.

Todd Marchant - 1.125m Marty Reasoner - 1.15m David Moss - 1.3m Cody McLeod - 1.3m Steve Ott - 1.425m Kyle Brodziak - 1.15m Joel Ward - 1.5m Donald Brashear - 1.4m

Like?!?!?! What the hell? Donald Brashear makes more than Comrie, I think we got a helluva a deal. Brashear looks like a shaved ape out there, I hate that guy.

Comrie made his mark in Edmonton, played his best hockey in Edmonton and now I think he may be in the right situation to enter his prime...in Edmonton. And for under 1.5m (ranked 10th among Oiler forwards)...I'd rather have MC at this price rather than pay 6.0m a year for Paul Kariya. I think this is a checkmark for the Oiler brass.

On another note, while researching this I noticed that all of the forwards on the Flyers were all Canadian, 4 of dmen were from places other than the Great White North.

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#70 freeze
September 10 2009, 09:30PM
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oilboy76 wrote:

Tencer should grow some facial hair or something! He looks about twelve!

He reminds me of PeeWee Herman.

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#71 Gerald R. Ford
September 10 2009, 09:31PM
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Clearly, it was the PowerAde. Kneel before the altar of sugar, Matheson!

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#72 ronaldo
September 10 2009, 09:35PM
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@ Pedro You go to hollywood and bring back a reasonably hot, blond, pop star to Edmonton and all is forgiven.

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#73 Duke
September 10 2009, 09:39PM
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We will see if everybody truly has kissed and made op when it's time to renegotiate next year and Mike's a free agent. That's when we'll know if everybody grew up.

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#74 Hoss
September 10 2009, 09:41PM
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Congratulations sir, on your comeuppance!

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#75 freeze
September 10 2009, 09:44PM
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nutsandgum wrote:

Since there’s been no post about it (yet), does anyone have anything to say about MacT finding employment with the Canadian National team? I thought he’d be better suited taking a time-out and joining the commentator ranks for year on one of the networks. Still possible I suppose?

here is a small story on cbc: hxxp://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2009/09/10/sp-hockey-mactavish.html

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#76 Bob
September 10 2009, 09:51PM
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Naw, I was pretty sure that 'Methinks' was somewhat moronic, but I was kind of making an dumb comment so it was a good lead in...

Now with regards to something else, MacT didn't find employment with the Canada National Team, he is coaching Canada at the Spengler Cup (remember that 4 team tournament that nobody cares about other than it is something to watch while you are waiting for World Juniors to come on). I think the guy should have waited because there is no upside to this. If he just hung around long enough someone will hire him at the NHL level (look at Keenan!). If Canada is bounced from the Spengler cup by Germany, it could actually hurt his rep. At least that's what methinks!

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#77 Gunner
September 10 2009, 09:58PM
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I've been wondering all day since I heard Bob and Louie break this story about Comrie officially signing...

What are the top two lines going to look like?? Any ideas? Realistic ideas?

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#78 Harlie
September 10 2009, 10:07PM
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I read Tintin books to my 2 year old kid for bedtime stories every night. He knows all about Snowy! Tintin rocks and so does Wanye and his mysterious twitter buddy.

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#79 Jay Gray
September 10 2009, 10:17PM
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What number will he wear?

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#80 TLP
September 10 2009, 10:30PM
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Yes, I can confirm the rumors.

I was the source.

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#81 oilboy76
September 10 2009, 10:32PM
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Look out storts and big mac theres a new kid in town!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiK3uTmZtAY

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#82 oilboy76
September 10 2009, 10:33PM
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And then theres this!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyTRTD1tIW0&feature=related

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#83 Hamburgler
September 10 2009, 10:33PM
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I propose we all get drunk in a tribute to Wanye's greatness.

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#84 ronaldo
September 10 2009, 10:45PM
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@ Hamburgler .....and done.

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#85 oilboy76
September 10 2009, 10:59PM
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@ ronaldo: I'm already there! The more I drink the more I like the singing! weird, I am sure I was the loudest boo bird for him when I was at the Oil @ Ottawa games! I hope it works out for both sides, home town boy makes up with fans and rejuvenates career at the same time!

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#86 Dallas
September 10 2009, 11:07PM
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What was the score of the game? How Many goals did Ebs score? I had to quit watching after the first. Anyone?

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#87 Tayranchula
September 10 2009, 11:21PM
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So wait a minute does this signing mean teh first line will look like this? Heatley Comrie Hemsky (Heatly said he would play with Comrie because of the time they had in OTT)

Heatley Comrie Hemsky O'Sul Ganger Nilson Pisani Horcoff Moreau Jauques Brule Stortini

that would kinda be cool??????

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#88 minknuts
September 10 2009, 11:22PM
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Welcome home Mike

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#89 Dallas
September 10 2009, 11:34PM
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@ Tayranchula: Where did you hear this? And I would sub out Cogliano for Nilsson now in that trade as well as Pekham instead of Smid

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#90 Dallas
September 10 2009, 11:36PM
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Actually I would MUCH sooner have Kessel over Dany fooken Heatley

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#91 charlie
September 11 2009, 12:28AM
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Wow. Taraynchula. Heatley Comrie Hemsky

That would be soooooo sweet.

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#92 easymoney
September 11 2009, 12:36AM
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what sealed this deal was katz lettin comrie sleep in the furnace room as long as he didnt nail his old lady .

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#93 charlie
September 11 2009, 12:41AM
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If someone told me in 2005 that:

Comrie would be back in Edmonton

MacT would be coaching in the Spengler Cup

and Vick would be McNabb's back up in Philly....

well I woulda said gedddouttahere.

Holy hell sports got nice and weird this summer.

GO OILERS.

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#94 jeanshorts
September 11 2009, 01:01AM
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Dallas wrote:

What was the score of the game? How Many goals did Ebs score? I had to quit watching after the first. Anyone?

Oilers rookies won 6-3. Eberle had 2 goals and a helper. And his second goal was pants stainingly awesome!

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#95 Mayor of MJ
September 11 2009, 07:39AM
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Well done wanye, always knew eating all that glue in kindergarten would pay off! Hope the critics step up and take notice! To bad the oil didn't hold off a little bit longer, they could have had a tenacious lil 41yr old forward that goes by the name of 'Fluery' that has something to prove. Good ol' ex-warrior!

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#96 cableguy
September 11 2009, 08:00AM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

jeanshorts wrote: Tencer should probably just stick to radio. Those awkward nods to the camera as Rod The Bod is talking are hilariously creepy. Where are you seeing this?

~i see tencer awkwardly nodding in my dreams all the time~

huh? wha? mommaa noooooooo

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#97 Rocksteady
September 11 2009, 08:12AM
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Wanye wrote:

If Comrie can return and play well in Edmonton, with its snowy winters, snowy summers and 400 foot gold statue in tribute to Snowy — that dog from Tintin — then anyone can play here. And we welcome this shift in attitude.

Amen to that! You always find a new way to look at things Wanye, all those years of ink blot analysis went for something. Well done.

I agree with his statement, the Oil can start the exorcising of demons. Now where's my holy water?

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#98 Fiveandagame
September 11 2009, 08:12AM
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@ oilboy76:

Facial hair? Tencer is still waiting for his hay to come in on the lower 40...

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#99 jeff
September 11 2009, 08:32AM
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@ Jay Gray: I have to agree on getting a helluva deal. It seems fans b%$&% and complain that we have too many over priced players on the team, but when we go out and get someone that is better then some of those players and cheaper the fans still complain.

Even when we were going to get Heatley fans were complaining. Yet for 15 years everyone has wanted a 40 or 50 goal scorer.

What will satisfy fans? Do we need to sign the top free agent next year to the cheapest deal?

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#100 jeff
September 11 2009, 08:33AM
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Fiveandagame wrote:

@ oilboy76: Facial hair? Tencer is still waiting for his hay to come in on the lower 40…

Well this is the benchmark for the post of the day.

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