GDB LXXV: BLUES V OILERS

Wanye
March 28 2010 03:06PM

 

Oilers.

Blues.

Bonecrushing NHL Hockey played out by two also rans in the Western Conference: one currently last place in the league and the other trailing a playoff spot by a measly 10 points with 8 games to play. Did we mention that it's also a matinee? Ooooh yeah. Sign us up for this tilt s'il vous plait.

The Oilers are actually flailing down the homestretch to their fourth consecutive non playoff season at a reasonable pace, winning 3 of their last 4 games on the recent homestand defeating decent teams in the process with wins over Vancouver, San Jose and Detroit.

Of course the Oilers haven't actually been that terrible at home this season - their 16 wins on home ice puts them ahead of St. Louis (13 wins), Florida (15 wins) and ties them with both the Bruins and the Rangers.

But on the road - FAIL

Really Oilers? You have eight wins on the road all season? Remember when you rattled off five straight road wins to start December? Remember when it was the Blues you defeated for that epic fifth win in a row? How does that translate into an 8 road win season with eight games to play exactly?

Well, this must just be part of the fun of a 30th place season we suppose. Oh how we laugh following this squadron don't we Nation?

Sigh.

According to Tom Renney, Devan Dubnyk will get the start against the Blues this afternoon and Sam Gagner is still out with a bum hip and didn't make the road trip at all. Heh heh, "bum hip" - how do these terms come into widespread use?

Game time in less than an hour. We will be watching because hey, it's what we do. And we actually will predict the 9th epic win on the road this season.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

"The Oilers might look like an automatic two points, but they haven't laid down as their disappointing season draws to a close."

 -- Always inspirational and hilariously out of touch Oilers website.

Awesome.

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#1 Ender
March 28 2010, 03:20PM
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Prediction: Oilers win 3-1. The Oilers have gotten past not caring and have actually found something to play for somehow. (Don't question it; you'll screw it up.) The Blues are still getting used to the fact that golf season is just around the corner. This works out well for anyone betting against the Vegas oddsmakers.

Go Oil!

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#3 The Real Scuba Steve
March 28 2010, 03:30PM
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I swear there are bloggers on that web site pretending to be fans who really work for the Oil PR department, There are some hilarious posts in the site.

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#4 The Real Scuba Steve
March 28 2010, 03:32PM
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The Flames actually took it the Caps to today, who would of thought?

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#5 Robin Brownlee
March 28 2010, 03:36PM
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The players and media entrance at the rink in St. Louis is a gauntlet that stinks like a combination of puke, stale piss and unwiped arse and is frequented by some hardcore street people and druggies bumming money. They are flat out scary.

One of only two times I ever got to stepping in fear on a road trip was at that entrance when, about six years ago, two aggressive guys who looked like they'd just crawled out of a dumpster took an interest in my computer bag as I left the building to go back to the hotel.

"What's in the bag, Bub?" said one of them, blowing his nose on his sleeve at the same time. "Uhhh, just a computer," I said, backing up. "Let's see it, Bub," he says. "Uhh, no," I said, looking for a cop (fat chance). "Let's f*ckin'see it, Bub," he yells, taking another step toward me as a couple of other rubs, one packing the remnants of a wooden cane, joined the first two . . .

F*ck, I hadn't picked 'em up and put 'em down like that since sports day in Grade 7. Did the four blocks back to the hotel in about 10.8.

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#6 RossCreekNation
March 28 2010, 03:36PM
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The Real Scuba Steve wrote:

The Flames actually took it the Caps to today, who would of thought?

I'm not surprised. Lose to Isles & Bruins, beat Caps... makes sense. Fockers.

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#7 RossCreekNation
March 28 2010, 03:40PM
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@Robin Brownlee

Ahahahaha... maybe you should've had those guys on hand when you raced Stauffer, lol.

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#8 OilFan
March 28 2010, 03:55PM
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Thats why Sam and Theo where at OIL CITY last night

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#10 Cory Dakin
March 28 2010, 04:16PM
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An oilers loss and leafs win would officially lock the oilers into 30th place. So depressing and satisfying at the same time. If we are to be subjected to this garbage all season we may as well get a reward for it.

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#11 Cory Dakin
March 28 2010, 04:26PM
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That was actually a nice goal. I'm shocked by who it came from

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#13 tommy
March 28 2010, 04:40PM
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So is Brownlee going to get ahold of MacT to see if Penner is getting the invite to the World Championships? If he does will he go? I am actually surprised that TSN did not have Penner as an invite, the guy came close to being named to the Oly team.

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#14 OilFan
March 28 2010, 04:58PM
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Cory Dakin wrote:

That was actually a nice goal. I'm shocked by who it came from

Did you see that . Props call it how you see it

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#15 Pajamah
March 28 2010, 05:04PM
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Oh, no Oilers game for me

Hot Rod is on showcase, and I'd be doing Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone a huge disservice if I didn't watch

Bill Hager and Danny McBride are also in said movie, if you haven't seen it, I don't like you

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#16 Crash
March 28 2010, 05:58PM
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Cory Dakin wrote:

An oilers loss and leafs win would officially lock the oilers into 30th place. So depressing and satisfying at the same time. If we are to be subjected to this garbage all season we may as well get a reward for it.

The Oilers loss would have to had to have been in regulation time to get the 30th place clinch...but looks like we'll have to wait for another day...Leafs lost in OT but got a point....

We can still catch the Leafs, Hurricanes and Panthers as it stands right now...but one point lost by the Oil and/or one point gained by Carolina and Florida and that takes them out of the mix...

With one period to go in the game vs. the Blues the magic number for the Leafs to beat us is 3 points...

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#17 Giggsunited
March 28 2010, 06:00PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

The players and media entrance at the rink in St. Louis is a gauntlet that stinks like a combination of puke, stale piss and unwiped arse and is frequented by some hardcore street people and druggies bumming money. They are flat out scary.

One of only two times I ever got to stepping in fear on a road trip was at that entrance when, about six years ago, two aggressive guys who looked like they'd just crawled out of a dumpster took an interest in my computer bag as I left the building to go back to the hotel.

"What's in the bag, Bub?" said one of them, blowing his nose on his sleeve at the same time. "Uhhh, just a computer," I said, backing up. "Let's see it, Bub," he says. "Uhh, no," I said, looking for a cop (fat chance). "Let's f*ckin'see it, Bub," he yells, taking another step toward me as a couple of other rubs, one packing the remnants of a wooden cane, joined the first two . . .

F*ck, I hadn't picked 'em up and put 'em down like that since sports day in Grade 7. Did the four blocks back to the hotel in about 10.8.

you had to be smoking while doing all this too?

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#18 Ender
March 28 2010, 06:03PM
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Dubie's looking like a goalie. Who'da thunk?

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#19 Ender
March 28 2010, 06:05PM
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[sigh] Jinxed it.

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#20 Ender
March 28 2010, 06:05PM
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Why do the Oilers keep swapping out the Good Goalie with the Bad Goalie? And why are they both wearing the same jersey?

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#22 Ender
March 28 2010, 06:19PM
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lol. When he scores, POS looks like he doesn't believe it. Now when the goalie makes the save on him, he starts celebrating anyway.

[shakes head]

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#23 Ender
March 28 2010, 06:33PM
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Soooooooo . . . how 'bout those Eskimos?

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#24 Jodes
March 28 2010, 06:35PM
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Well Ender, until Danny M is gone from the Esks organization, be ready for more mediocrity on the field as well!

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#25 Crash
March 28 2010, 06:44PM
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Well that officially takes Carolina and Florida out of the mix...it's just the Leafs now with a big magic number of one point...either gained by the Leafs or lost by the Oil and we are guaranteed a top 2 pick :)

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#26 RossCreekNation
March 28 2010, 06:52PM
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@Wanye

If you think your so smart, why don't you tell us who you think the Oilers next Captain should be!

;-)

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#28 Archaeologuy
March 28 2010, 09:15PM
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Wanye wrote:

Oddly enough I am considering discussing this very matter. With little else to ponder it has dominated my mind of late.

I nominate our first round pick in 2014 as the new Captain of the Oilers for the 2010/2011 season. That Captain wont take penalties late in games, demand trades, or drive his Lamborghini through a Tim Horton's drive thru 70 miles an hour over the limit while under the influence. Leadership will improve ten fold next season.

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#29 Big Dave Semenko
March 29 2010, 03:04AM
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@RossCreekNation

Whitney. Identified that the team accepted losing, saying so showed he did not tolerate it, showed more balls in one quote than thecaptainethanmoreau has shown all year. No brainer.

By the way, one Oiler loss or one Leaf win guarantees Seguin or Hall will be an Oiler come June 24th. If the Oil run the table (yea, right) and the Leaf's drop all theirs (possible) the Oil will finish in 29th. One loss, they call Seguin's name.

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#30 madjam
March 29 2010, 09:50AM
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Who takes the fall this season ? Are the Oilers going to deal their first round pick ? The serial tradgedy lives on - get your seasons tickets for next season and watch this gripping tradgedy unfold . Hurry , only a limited number of season tickets are still available for next seasons version of "Boys Under the Bus ", first chapter "Frozen On/In Ice"! Horror flick producer extraordinare -S. Tams and K.Lowe .

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#31 Ender
March 29 2010, 10:00AM
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Big Dave Semenko wrote:

Whitney. Identified that the team accepted losing, saying so showed he did not tolerate it, showed more balls in one quote than thecaptainethanmoreau has shown all year. No brainer.

By the way, one Oiler loss or one Leaf win guarantees Seguin or Hall will be an Oiler come June 24th. If the Oil run the table (yea, right) and the Leaf's drop all theirs (possible) the Oil will finish in 29th. One loss, they call Seguin's name.

You're kidding, of course. I know we wouldn't really be advocating giving the C to someone who's been an Oiler for less than a month and never worn a letter in the NHL.

And while we are at this point pretty much assured of a top-2 pick (man, 14 points behind 29th spot; how's that for putting the exclamation point on suckage?), I won't rest easy until I actually hear the name come from the podium. I still have nightmares of Tambi stepping up and smiling big while he says:

"With the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers are proud to select, from the Edmonton Oil Kings, defenseman Mark Pysyk."

[stunned silence]

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#32 Big Dave Semenko
March 29 2010, 04:15PM
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@Ender

Not really kidding about Whitney. Who else would you give the C to? Moreau doesn't deserve it, Horcoff probably does but the media would tear him apart because of his recent play, Pisani will be gone, Souray has most likely increased his list of acceptable trade locations to 29 cities, who's left? Penner? Gagner? Stortini? At least Whitney has the nuggets to be the first Oiler this year to stand up and say what the problem with the team is. There are worse choices.

And given some of the previous first round selections, Pysyk wouldn't be too bad. Let's just hope it isn't Anatoli Smaksomnutzov, Ucrapistans answer to Toby Pederson.

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#33 Pajamah
March 29 2010, 09:08PM
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Big Dave Semenko wrote:

Not really kidding about Whitney. Who else would you give the C to? Moreau doesn't deserve it, Horcoff probably does but the media would tear him apart because of his recent play, Pisani will be gone, Souray has most likely increased his list of acceptable trade locations to 29 cities, who's left? Penner? Gagner? Stortini? At least Whitney has the nuggets to be the first Oiler this year to stand up and say what the problem with the team is. There are worse choices.

And given some of the previous first round selections, Pysyk wouldn't be too bad. Let's just hope it isn't Anatoli Smaksomnutzov, Ucrapistans answer to Toby Pederson.

Smaksumnotsov's defense is far too weak to be taken in the top 10

bet we may still get him at 31

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#34 Big Dave Semenko
March 29 2010, 11:57PM
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@Pajamah

At 5'6", 142 pounds, he might not be available at 31.

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#35 Wanyes bastard child
March 30 2010, 03:04AM
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Big Dave Semenko wrote:

At 5'6", 142 pounds, he might not be available at 31.

Im 5'6" 142 lbs, will the oilers draft me?

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