EXCITING LAST PLACE HOCKEY DEBATE

Wanye
November 03 2010 10:46AM

If the Oilers are to obtain a lottery pick in 2011, they are doing a damn fine job of fulfilling their divine destiny in the most entertaining way possible.

The game last night against the Canucks was a fine example of Exciting Last Place Hockey. Spotting the opposition a three goal lead only to come roaring back? Check. Goals that seemed to bust through the back of the net, bringing the only Oilers fans in the bar and possibly the entire state of Texas to their cheering feet? Check. Letting former Oiler Raffi Torres score a hat trick just so he could feel the rush of potting goals on RX1 one last time? Check.

All in all a pretty good way to lose a game 4-3 if you ask us.

Games like last night build confidence. They show the New Boys that you can come back from a 3-0 deficit in the NHL and that no goaltender - even Roberto Luongo and his size 15 feet - is immune to a surge of energy like the Oil are able to deliver when the moons align.

During the first six minutes of the third period the Oilers found the gear they used to whip the Hawks a few nights back. This is a level of play that last year's Shitanusly Awful Squad could only read about in books, or watch other teams engage as they skated all around them and piled the pucks up in the net.

But this 2010-11 team has this elite pace of play and every time they can find this new plane of existence - even if it is only for 6 minutes in the third period of a meaningless game - the opposition starts to sit back on their heels as these here Oilers whizz past them like angry hornets in a wind tunnel.

Come back from three down to the Canucks only to lose 4-3? Nothing to be ashamed of here Gentlemen. Hold your heads high and consider the game a job well done that ultimately fell short on Raffi Torres' night.

BOBBY HOLIK

So Bobby Holik went on Off the Record did he?  And he threw Kovalchuk under the bus did he? And he said that "(Lou Lamoriello ) was put in a tough spot by management signing Ilya Kovalchuk for such a long term deal" did he?

That's rich.

Didn't Bobby Holik invent the overpaid-guy-underwhelms-after-signing-monster-deal move? We seem to recall someone who looked a lot like him signing a 5 year $45 million dollar deal with the Rangers a few years back and sucking the entire term of the contract.

Didn't he end the deal playing somewhere in Pee Wee Tier 7 in rural Alberta? Didn't Glen Sather - famous for throwing boatloads of cash at undeserving players - even cringe and buy him out with two years remaining on the contract?

Bobby Holik chirping someone for being overpaid is like Gene Principe mocking another broadcaster for airing light hearted pieces on the television. It would be like Justin Bieber ripping another pop star for their wavy hair and heart stopping dance moves.

Bobby Holik, you are one of the biggest contract busts of all time. We are sure you are angling for a job somewhere in hockey with all of this commentary of late, but perhaps keeping your mouth shut and leaving your own overpaid kind alone is the best course of action.

You have soundly embarassed yourself already on the ice, remain retired with the shred of dignity you are still able to retain.

OH AND

Michal Neuvirth may have claimed Rookie of the Month for October 2010 but that doesn't mean anything to you Jordan Eberle. You are the Star, he is just some punk kid who got lucky for a month of his life much like the 4 weeks we dated that double jointed model in the early 00s.

Eberle > Neuvirth

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#51 Westcoastoil
November 03 2010, 03:25PM
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BUCK75 wrote:

That was not the case. Even worse is it was such a nice goal to complete the hat trick~.

The place was a morgue (except for the canuckleheads)until we finally tied the game up. The loudest cheer up until Penner scored was for the Esso Car Race that goes around that "ring screen".

Damn I was all excited about an Oil oasis in this sea of orca lovers. If you replace "Canucks" for "Leafs" they basically sound the same.

If the rubes in E-town won't give Katz a new rink, maybe he'll move them to our fancy new retractable facility...that doesn't close when it raining. ~swims sadly out into English Bay~

Scratch that it's awesome here today and Grouse is starting to get snow Squeee

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#52 Ender
November 03 2010, 03:55PM
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@ DK0

Very nice work! Good to see corporate funding going to a project that at least a few people cared about (even if all of those people but one work elsewhere).

@ jeanshorts

"You gonna feel the duress;
He's lookin' through you,
He's gonna buuuuurn you,
He's gonna school you,

So he can run your goal now,
Run your show now,
Run your whole town,
Destroy your home-home-homeboys."

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#53 m3sh
November 03 2010, 04:33PM
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I'm perhaps not up to date on the wonders of Neuvirth, I gather he's a respectable tender, but how exactly does the rookie leading in points, with a near litany of honour role goals not have Rookie of the Month?

~And the NHL conspiracy against Canadian success continues.~

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#54 OILERSORDEATH
November 03 2010, 05:45PM
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God what a heart breaker goal that was by that fricken carrot head! Such a cheese d!ck goal too what a sh!tty way to lose. I accidentally(purposely) spilled beer on a Canuck Idoit sitting in front of me, god that felt good.

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I LOVE ELPH!

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OILERSORDEATH wrote:

God what a heart breaker goal that was by that fricken carrot head! Such a cheese d!ck goal too what a sh!tty way to lose. I accidentally(purposely) spilled beer on a Canuck Idoit sitting in front of me, god that felt good.

You aren't the only one who "accidentally" spilled an overpriced Rexall Beer on a "Nucks Louuuuuser, O O D.

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#57 raventalon40
November 03 2010, 11:59PM
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Could be a case of "takes one to know one."

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#58 Chris.
November 04 2010, 12:11PM
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Last place hockey will be a lot less exciting after Christmas. Does anyone really believe the players will bother digging out of three goal deficits if the playofffs are completely out of reach? These guys are only human.

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#59 Microsoft Office 2007
November 05 2010, 09:30PM
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