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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#151 The Towel Boy
September 20 2009, 08:25PM
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Woooohoho...Tavares stoned by Dubnyk.

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#152 Dr. Unk
September 20 2009, 08:25PM
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I'm shocked! DD actually stopped it!

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#153 Gunner
September 20 2009, 08:26PM
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This is bad hockey.

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#154 The Towel Boy
September 20 2009, 08:26PM
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@ Gunner:

Synonymous with "Pre-season"

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#155 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 08:26PM
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The Towel Boy wrote:

@ Gunner: Synonymous with “Pre-season”

Or 2008-2009 Edmonton Oilers.

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#156 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 08:27PM
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@ Robin Brownlee:

Thats a great point, I completely agree, I only hope that toughness can come with an ability to play the game and more than 3mins a night to hit other heavy weights.

I love a good tilt, but I don't quite understand going to war with with guys who only fight other big guys. They seem to cancel themselves out.

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#157 Gunner
September 20 2009, 08:27PM
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@ The Towel Boy: Even so. Hurts my eyes.

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#158 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 08:28PM
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Man one of my neighbors is barbecuing something that smells AMAZING! I may need to befriend more people in my building.

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#159 Dr. Unk
September 20 2009, 08:28PM
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FIRE THE CAMERA MAN!!!!

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#160 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 08:28PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

TAKE THAT TAVARES! Number one draft pick, shmumber shmum shmaft shmick.

Best use if the english language since the invention of the word "Beer"

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#161 Gunner
September 20 2009, 08:28PM
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@ Fiveandagame: I disagree. They can completely change the momentum of a game with one hit. (see SMAC vs. Calgary last season)

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#162 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 08:29PM
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Chorney has been beat wide a bunch of times now. Move your feet kid!

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#163 Gunner
September 20 2009, 08:30PM
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Haha

"it was a junior move on an NHL defenseman"

Classic.

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#164 heavyd
September 20 2009, 08:30PM
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@ Jason Gregor: I see. There are lots of good things about being part of the media, if you know how to use them.

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#165 BarryS
September 20 2009, 08:31PM
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Dr. Unk wrote:

FIRE THE CAMERA MAN!!!!

Ah be nice, he was up alnight harvesting...

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#166 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 08:31PM
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So what's the over/under on how long it takes for the anti-Khabibulin people to come out and scream something about how they still can't believe the Oilers didn't sign Biron, even though they would not have gotten him for anything near the bargain basement contract the Islanders gave him.

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#167 Fiveandagame
September 20 2009, 08:32PM
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Gunner wrote:

@ Fiveandagame: I disagree. They can completely change the momentum of a game with one hit. (see SMAC vs. Calgary last season)

Yes and Stortini can do the same thing and he can also play Hockey.

The problem last year is that the Oil didn't run anybody through the boards. That Mac hit was great and he's easy to cheer for. But with all of the NHL calibre forwards in camp, do you want to use a roster spot on a guy that can't play in three zones of the ice?

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#168 The Towel Boy
September 20 2009, 08:32PM
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What the hell is the point of this intermission game?

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#169 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 08:33PM
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Oh man something about seeing how happy Stortini is out there fishing warms my ice cold heart.

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#170 Wanye Gretz
September 20 2009, 08:34PM
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I have just informed my family that Sunday Night dinners coinciding with Oilers games will be cancelled for the rest of the season.

Even though she's preseason, I would rather watch this choppy streamcast then listen to my Uncle regale us with tales of his medical conditions.

Pray for me

*drags self back to dining room table*

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#171 Dr. Unk
September 20 2009, 08:34PM
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Wow, I keep expecting Zack to say "Squeal like a pig boy!"

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#172 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 08:36PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

Make sure you finish your green beans.

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#173 DK0
September 20 2009, 08:37PM
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I loved Stortini's safety scarf :P If that thing could actually make a man his size stay afloat I'd eat my hat.

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#174 Porter
September 20 2009, 08:38PM
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Tencer's rosy red cheeks are creepy... but alluring.

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#175 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 08:38PM
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Man Joey Moss has way better form in his golf swing than Charles Barkley.

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#176 The Towel Boy
September 20 2009, 08:39PM
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DK0 wrote:

I loved Stortini’s safety scarf If that thing could actually make a man his size stay afloat I’d eat my hat.

haha..funny, I was actually thinking exactly that. What a useless piece of "safety" equipment.

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#177 ShaunDoe
September 20 2009, 08:40PM
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jeanshorts wrote:

Oh man something about seeing how happy Stortini is out there fishing warms my ice cold heart.

My favorite part of that video is when the guide looks away for a minute then looks back and says, "Sh@t son you better get that thing back in the water".

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#178 David S
September 20 2009, 08:41PM
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Gunner wrote:

Jesus I cannot wait to not have to watch games on my laptop. My tv looks so sad being turned off while i watch this little 4×6 window.

Dude. Click on "full" at the lower right corner of the video. Not a 52" big screen, but better than watching the 4X6 version.

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#179 Dr. Unk
September 20 2009, 08:42PM
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Does Storts even OWN a razor?

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#180 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 08:44PM
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Dr. Unk wrote:

Does Storts even OWN a razor?

No metal on earth is strong enough to shave that face. And I'm pretty sure he has the same kind of condition that Scott Niedermeyer has.

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#181 Gunner
September 20 2009, 08:44PM
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@ David S: Then it's pixelated like a sumbitch. I'd rather squint and see it clear then watch it big and blurry.

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#182 Archaeologuy
September 20 2009, 08:45PM
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Dr. Unk wrote:

Does Storts even OWN a razor?

Sir, with great moustache comes great responsibility.

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#183 Dr. Unk
September 20 2009, 08:45PM
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or Peca - shave at 8am and pass for Amish by supper?

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#184 heavyd
September 20 2009, 08:47PM
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I feel bad for whoever has to move into that house, all made by women.

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#185 Korruption
September 20 2009, 08:47PM
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Dr. Unk wrote:

Does Storts even OWN a razor?

He uses a blowtorch man. geez.

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#186 Gunner
September 20 2009, 08:47PM
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@ Fiveandagame: SMAC will be the 13th forward and likely play only 20-25 games so I don't really think he is "stealing" a roster spot from another NHL caliber player.

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#187 David S
September 20 2009, 08:49PM
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Man I've missed the Visnovsky end-to-end rushes.

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#188 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 08:50PM
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Ummmmm. Did the feed stop for anyone else? I can't get it on the Oilers website or ADTHE.

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#189 The Towel Boy
September 20 2009, 08:51PM
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Did anyone else's feed crap out?

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#190 Shapeman
September 20 2009, 08:51PM
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damn it wasnt just me

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#191 Dr. Unk
September 20 2009, 08:51PM
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yeah, I got nuthin too.

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#192 Shapeman
September 20 2009, 08:51PM
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radio in computer room FTW

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#193 Gunner
September 20 2009, 08:51PM
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I'm in the dark.

W..T...F..?

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#194 David S
September 20 2009, 08:52PM
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Intarweb down!

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#195 jeanshorts
September 20 2009, 08:52PM
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Well, the good news is the Cowboys just took the lead! GO COWBOYS!

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#196 Eric
September 20 2009, 08:52PM
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Nuuuu! Fix it quick!

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#197 BarryS
September 20 2009, 08:52PM
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Alright, who unplugged the camera to plug in the coffee pot again?

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#198 The Towel Boy
September 20 2009, 08:52PM
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THE INTERNETS IS BROKEN!

oh, they're back.

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#199 Dr. Unk
September 20 2009, 08:52PM
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Hooray!

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#200 Porter
September 20 2009, 08:53PM
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Yaargh! At least we still have Rod at the ched website....

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