GDB minus-4: Saskatchewan Love

Wanye
September 20 2009 01:30PM

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What could be less interesting than preseason hockey? How about preseason hockey against the Islanders? Still a bit too meaningful for your tastes? How about playing it in Saskatoon? Now you feeling the love for the game tonight? Totally.

Fresh off assigning 5 players to Springfield and releasing another altogether, the (3-1) Oilers play the (1-3) Islanders tonight in the fine city of Saskatoon. In a game that is being called “Better hockey than the Blades, but only slightly” excitement is high in Saskatchewan today. It’s great to see the NHL moving preseason games around Canada, building the brand, selling new fans on the game and giving young Canadians from coast-to-coast priceless memories like “remember the time Islanders Prospect Greg Maudlin played 4 minutes in a preseason game in Saskatoon, registering no shots, no points and no penalty minutes? Wasn’t that awesome?”

We kid of course, an NHL game is a fantastic experience regardless of teams or point in the year in which it was played. Case and point we have watched replays of the entire Oilers preseason twice so far. Twice. Though we know it doesn’t mean anything.

Sigh.

Who loves Comrie the most?

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It’s amazing to us how quickly our fellow Oilers fans have embraced the return of Comrie. Two months ago you could have made your fortune selling Mike Comrie branded punching bags around town. Now it seems like it is a contest for who can lay claim to loving all things Comrie the most:

“Oh I love Mike Comrie the most. Even when he bounced in ’03 and everyone hated him I secretly still liked him. I have kept his jersey in the back of my closet these past 6 years and sometimes when things weren’t going well I would go put that jersey on and climb into bed with a bottle of Drambuie. Then Mike and I would remember better days as I cried myself to sleep.”

“No I love Mike Comrie the best. When I heard that he was coming back to town I took all of my furniture out into the yard and lit it on fire. Then I went down to the Brick, applied for seven different Brick cards and bought all new stuff. Because at that point of the year it was the least I could do for MY MAN.”

“I love Mike Comrie so much I have invested heavily in cloning Hilary Duff and in a few short weeks I will be wearing her cloned facial skin as a mask. Then I will go find Mike and tell him that I love him, and force him to get marry me in a rushed civil ceremony. Then, when he says “I do” I will tear off my cloned Hilary Duff face, look him square in the eye and say “I love the Oilers Mike. But I have always loved you more.”

People are so full of shit

No one –we repeat no one- loved MC a few short weeks ago, but it is nice to see his bandwagon filling up fast. Hopefully this love from the fans will continue into the regular season and the newest Oiler can contribute like he has so far. As Gregor recently pointed out, “(Comrie) has matured, and he wants to write another chapter in what might turn out to be one of the best fairy-tales we’ve seen in Edmonton in a long time. ”

It sure is shaping up to be an extremely interesting story line, capable of putting preseason hockey on the tips of tongues all around town. We just want to get to the regular season already. And the quickest way to get there is by playing out the remaining games in short order. So lets get it going.

Oilers. Islanders. One game closer to the start of the regular season. It’s go time. (Sorta)

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#51 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 06:06PM
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GAME DAY BUNNIES!

(swearing is for regular season)

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#52 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 06:56PM
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Oh thats where Saskatchewan is.

Thanks for the educational pic Wanye.

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#53 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:08PM
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Did he just say Dubnyk went 18-41-1 last year? Yeesh. I knew Springfield was brutal, but, wow.

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#54 heavyd
September 20 2009, 07:10PM
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the oilers feed from the website is really bad, anyone know of a better feed?

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#55 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:10PM
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Here we go Smac.

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#56 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:11PM
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@ heavyd: This one is fine for me

hxxp://atdhe.net/8926/watch-edmonton-oilers-vs-new-york-islanders

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#57 Porter
September 20 2009, 07:11PM
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GREAT scrap!

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#58 Gunner
September 20 2009, 07:12PM
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great fight!

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#59 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:16PM
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Oh man Eberle looking good early.

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#60 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:16PM
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crap

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#61 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:16PM
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Dammit. Jeff Tambellini you're grounded after this game.

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#62 Gunner
September 20 2009, 07:17PM
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Boooooo!!

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#63 17
September 20 2009, 07:17PM
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Damn you Tambellini Jr.

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#64 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:18PM
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What the hell, even the Saskatoon Blades have ice girls????? WHERE IS THE JUSTICE!!!

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#65 heavyd
September 20 2009, 07:19PM
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There scared to get ice girls cause of gregor.

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#66 Gunner
September 20 2009, 07:19PM
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@ jeanshorts: We should start a petition to get some here..

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#67 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:24PM
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Eberle already looks way more defensively responsible than Gagner and Cogliano. I can't wait for this kid to become a regular.

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#68 BarryS
September 20 2009, 07:27PM
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if those are the ice girls with the pompoms their built for heavy going, if nothing else. a hippy bunch to say the least.

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#69 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:27PM
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Eberle does look good though.

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#70 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:29PM
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BarryS wrote:

if those are the ice girls with the pompoms their built for heavy going, if nothing else. a hippy bunch to say the least.

It's saskatoon, they are considered anorexic.

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#71 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:29PM
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@ BarryS:

I've only been to Saskatchewan a handful of times, but I'm pretty sure they don't have a great pool to choose from. Either way they have ice girls, Oilers don't. And that makes jeanshorts sad.

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#72 17
September 20 2009, 07:30PM
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holy crap can Lubo hustle.

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#73 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:30PM
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Gaaaaarrrrrbbbbbaaaaagggggeeeeeeeeee.

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#74 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:31PM
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Send Eberle back to Jr. and have him come back next year 10lbs heavier and we can afford to deal away some of our fluff.

Why is MacIntyre on the ice still, he already did his job for the night.

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#75 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:32PM
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Curse you Tambellini and your good hockey genes!

Pisani has some hustle tonight

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#76 Gunner
September 20 2009, 07:33PM
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Tavares is going to learn that his little dekes won't work so good in the NHL.

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#77 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:33PM
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Jacques is looking real good so far. And the rest of the team looks anywhere from mediocre to horrible. Another solid start boys.

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#78 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:33PM
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gawd I love Eberle

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#79 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:34PM
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Look at the hustle on Eberle! I may just have to order an Eberle jersey in advance.

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#80 Gunner
September 20 2009, 07:34PM
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Gunner wrote:

Tavares is going to learn that his little dekes won’t work so good in the NHL.

When he is standing still that is...

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#81 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:35PM
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oh my god I want to punch this guy in the throat

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#82 DK0
September 20 2009, 07:35PM
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my god... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE someone please shoot that guy

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#83 BarryS
September 20 2009, 07:35PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

@ BarryS: I’ve only been to Saskatchewan a handful of times, but I’m pretty sure they don’t have a great pool to choose from. Either way they have ice girls, Oilers don’t. And that makes jeanshorts sad.

Have to agree hippy chicks are better than no ice girls at all. must say as well, Dubnyk is playing like he is happy to be in AHL. Two poor goals in my opinion but then I'm not playing goal anymore.

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#84 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:37PM
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Man did we miss Lubo for those last 30 games last year

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#85 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:37PM
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@ DK0:

Mark Schultz doesn't look so bad now does he?

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#86 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:38PM
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My lord Eberle is having a game!

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#87 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:39PM
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Mac InTyre on the ice again??? WTF?

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#88 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:40PM
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@ Fiveandagame:

I think he's on the second line tonight or something.

And I'm not even joking.

Gotta love the pre-season.

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#89 Gunner
September 20 2009, 07:40PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

My lord Eberle is having a game!

Best player on the ice by far.

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#90 17
September 20 2009, 07:42PM
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Pisani and Eberle the best Oilers so far I think. And holy man is it ever nice to have Visnovsky back.

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#91 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:43PM
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Is that Dougie Weight handing out medals out there?

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#92 Archaeologuy
September 20 2009, 07:44PM
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@ Fiveandagame: It makes sense if PQ is trying to figure out if the guy can actually play at this level or just scrape by for 3 minutes a night and destroy another goon in a fight.

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#93 17
September 20 2009, 07:44PM
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LOL are those 'ice girls' some of those kids moms? Looks like it.

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#94 Jason Gregor
September 20 2009, 07:44PM
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heavyd wrote:

There scared to get ice girls cause of gregor.

Huh??? I've supported that move for ages. It's ridiculous that they don't have them...

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#95 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:44PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

@ Fiveandagame: I think he’s on the second line tonight or something. And I’m not even joking. Gotta love the pre-season.

I guess they are giving the Sask boy a hurrah in his home province, but man... I don't think he's making the team not with Kip *swoon* Brennan waiting in the wings. Cause Brennan is a player not just a puncher.

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#96 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:45PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

heavyd wrote: There scared to get ice girls cause of gregor. Huh??? I’ve supported that move for ages. It’s ridiculous that they don’t have them…

I think he meant for the safety of the ice girls ;)

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#97 Dr. Unk
September 20 2009, 07:46PM
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What's the cap hit if we waive Nilsson, Schremp and Pouliot and get this Eberle kid some copper and blue sweaters?

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#98 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:46PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Is that Dougie Weight handing out medals out there?

Totally man crushing right now... man I love Doug Weight. What a player.

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#99 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 07:48PM
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I don't think there's anything weirder than seeing George W. Bush and John Madden shooting the sh*t at Cowboys Stadium.

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#100 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 07:55PM
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okay.... second period can start anytime now...

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