GDB 71.0: BATTLE OF ALBERTA

Wanye
March 16 2012 12:20PM

Oh hey Calgary. How’s things? It’s just Wanye - your friendly neighbour to the North. Just thought we’d pop in with a few friends to talk about the ice hockey match this evening.

Things aren’t as dire up here in Edmonton as seasons of XXth, 30th, 30th and 29th would suggest. Yeah we know you are better than us on paper. You have an all world goalie capable of winning you any game he decides. We have a worn out old Russian and some 9 foot something or other backing him up.

Your Captain has X 30 goal seasons in a row, our Captain makes $30 million dollars a game.

PROOF MEET PUDDING

We know that you have been to the playoffs X times since 2006 and all we have been getting up here is our collective asses handed to us. We know we aren’t even close to you in the standings.

We know that the cumulative 5 year record of our respective teams is:

We know all sorts of facts.

Having said all of that:

WE WOULD RATHER BE US THAN YOU

That’s right. The Oilers are coming out of an extended dark age and yours are only beginning now. And you know it too – don’t even pretend you can’t see four or five years of basement dwelling on the horizon ahead of you. Look how old you are! And the no trade clauses! Tsk tsk tsk. It boggles the mind!

Had any UFA or RFA of note chosen the Edmonton Oilers in the past 10 years we might be in a similar pickle. But guess what. They didn’t. And the garbage that we were able to sign are almost all off the books. Then you know what happens? That’s when the winning starts.

Now sure that might be tomorrow and not today. We know that you are surging ETC ETC ETC and hope to put a playoff berth firmly in your sights tonight. And we know that this ain’t exactly the best Oilers squadron of the past 3

There are many areas the Oilers can whip the Calgary Flames at and this includes:

SEXIER BRASS

Sutter v Renney? Are we kidding here? Not to mention that the corpse of Tambellini could be left in the sun for a week and be more attractive in a bathing suit than Jay Feaster. No no, this isn't even a contest between the two franchises.

MORE RYANS

Compare the rosters

MORE SQUEEE

Something something

MORE NUGE

Something something

AND SO

In closing here are some more incendiary quotes from OilersNation via twitter:

@bcherri01 This one is for first dibs on tee times #battleofalberta

@JSBMrevolution Time to show the world who the REAL best cousin kissers are #Wait #battleofalberta

@MyqWilson “Who wins BOA? Jay Feaster asks for the question to be rephrased in the form of a cheeseburger*

You are the worst monsters in human history. We look forward to watching you miss the playoffs.

Signed,

A team out of the playoffs for XX consecutive months

PS Even at the end of the article we would STILL rather be us than you.

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#251 jonny94
March 16 2012, 04:44PM
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Mason Storm wrote:

It does ring a bell. Pretty sure it involved a Jamaican bobsled team and no golds for Canada. Thanks Calgary.

HAHAHA! Amazing response. Hats off to you sir. Thanks Calgary indeed! Maybe Flames fans should invest in a lucky egg for them to kiss cause it definitely won't be a stanley cup; atleast not for another 20 years when they go through their own rebuild!

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#252 Jason Gregor
March 16 2012, 04:46PM
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Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach wrote:

Gregor or someone who knows stuff

Can you explain how Sven is still up? This was an emergency call was it not? I'd think that they've had plenty of time to get someone from Abottsford by now.

He was the 4th emergency recall guy...The 3rd guy went back when first guy got hurt, so he can stay up until next guy is healthy. Likely tonight is his last game...

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#253 Dman09
March 16 2012, 04:46PM
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Scott wrote:

Still doesn't address the fact that your 20 year olds can't stay healthy, they will all be crippled and retired by 28 at this rate.

So that "great" foundation that your building looks great on the outside, except it was put together with Bondo and duct tape!

Nuge and Hall have only been hurt once each. Hall would have played after having he head stepped on by a skate but the team wouldn't allow it. So how do you explian two vet players missing 20 games a season for 5 straight seasons?

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#254 T&A4Flames
March 16 2012, 04:47PM
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Dman09 wrote:

Smyth has more points than 87% of your team and is playing on the third line so I would have to say he's doing pretty good.

My point, clown, is that your team brings back ex players as well.

I'm glad to hear your 3rd liner is doing so well. Yet, you still languish in 29th place... huh, crazy.

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#255 druds
March 16 2012, 04:49PM
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Well this is one for the ages almost as good as an 80's line brawl....have not laughed so hard in years. Props to everyone

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#256 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
March 16 2012, 04:50PM
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T&A4Flames wrote:

My point, clown, is that your team brings back ex players as well.

I'm glad to hear your 3rd liner is doing so well. Yet, you still languish in 29th place... huh, crazy.

well, 29th is better than the back to back 30th place finishes we had! Progress is good!

***rips off clothes and falls down***

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#257 mayorpoop
March 16 2012, 04:51PM
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i do not understand how people are still trying to have rational, logical conversations on this GDB. i want none of that.

my player is better than your player type stuff. i will reserve my righteousness for next year.

#eatsh!tflames

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#258 T&A4Flames
March 16 2012, 04:52PM
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Dman09 wrote:

Nuge and Hall have only been hurt once each. Hall would have played after having he head stepped on by a skate but the team wouldn't allow it. So how do you explian two vet players missing 20 games a season for 5 straight seasons?

I think Hemsky knows the answer.

What 2 vets would you be referring to that have missed 20 games for 5 years?

And I think you're missing Hall being out for the end of the season last year after his... eh hem, fight... 20+ games I think.

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#259 Scott
March 16 2012, 04:52PM
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@Dman09

Haha, Talk to me when the "Nuge" plays five season, he's been injured 2 times this year btw.

And Hall has been injured 2 times in 2 years.

Hall missed 20+ games last year, in what , 2nd season?

And RNH missed 20 games this year.. Cammy has been 20+ games two years in a row, not five

and Tanguay missed 3 games last year and 2 games the year before..

Good try though.

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#260 Dman09
March 16 2012, 04:53PM
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T&A4Flames wrote:

My point, clown, is that your team brings back ex players as well.

I'm glad to hear your 3rd liner is doing so well. Yet, you still languish in 29th place... huh, crazy.

The only reason he was brought back was because he requested it and it didn't cost the team anything in the trade. Otherwise it never would have happened.

And what do you have, we have youth that has just started developing into great players and the only way to go is up. The Flames have old men, can't seem to make the playoffs, managment and ownership that want to go different ways which makes them just stand in place and all indications are pointing down in a hurry.

hmmmmmm let me think which side would I rather be on

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#261 T&A4Flames
March 16 2012, 04:58PM
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Dman09 wrote:

The only reason he was brought back was because he requested it and it didn't cost the team anything in the trade. Otherwise it never would have happened.

And what do you have, we have youth that has just started developing into great players and the only way to go is up. The Flames have old men, can't seem to make the playoffs, managment and ownership that want to go different ways which makes them just stand in place and all indications are pointing down in a hurry.

hmmmmmm let me think which side would I rather be on

Riiigghhhhttt. So by your logic, does that not mean these players came back to CGY because they wanted to?? Cammi has a no trade so he would have had to approve it.

You can save the "Oh, another no trade clause" comment.

No place to go but up... you could just stay right where you are and have been the last 3 years.. BOTTOM...DWELLING! See Islanders, New York

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#262 Mitch2
March 16 2012, 05:02PM
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Mason Storm wrote:

It won't matter to you in April either.

Well I suppose hockey hasn't mattered in Edmonton since 2006 actually.

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#263 Dman09
March 16 2012, 05:03PM
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@T&A4Flames

Well loved the battle of words back and forth but work done time to go home and watch the game. I wish there was this much passion more often.

To all Flamers, lets see how happy you are next season.

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#264 wawful
March 16 2012, 05:07PM
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@Dman09

Festivals: It used to be that Calgary had one big festival (The Stampede) while Edmonton had a lot of smaller ones. Now Calgary has a lot of smaller festivals plus the Stampede while Edmonton has... Klondike days and Accordion Extravaganza! (To be fair, fringe-fest is pretty nice too.)

Location: There are multiple world-famous ski-hills within two hours of Calgary, plus some of the most gorgeous mountain hikes in existence. Plus, it's not nearly so frigid here in the Winter despite our better access to winter sports.

Arena: You can mock the Saddledome all you want, it's still newer and nicer than Rexall, although I suppose that isn't saying much. At least it was a creative design. It's still the longest spanning hyperbolic paraboloid concrete shell in the world. Here's to hoping the new arenas for both teams wind up being awesome!

Mayor: Calgary has a vibrant, young mayor who won on a big idea based campaign. Edmonton has a typical stuffy old geezer for a mayor.

Athletics: Calgary has hosted the Olympics and lot of athletes still train here thanks to the facilities, which are also open to the public. Want to skate on "the fastest ice in the world" in the Olympic oval? No problem! Spruce Meadows also hosts some of the worlds most famous equestrian competitions. Yes, Calgary has more horse-centric stuff, but that's because we can afford horses.

Victory Celebrations: When Edmonton made it to the finals, the city did it's best impression of Vancouver or Montreal. e.g. Burning cars on Whyte avenue. When Calgary made it to the finals, chicks started taking their tops off. I know where I'd rather be!

The Prime Minister: Does he have a house in Edmonton? Hmm...

Airport: Going somewhere? Not from Edmonton's airport, unless your masochistic.

Growth: (both of population and economy): Calgary. It wasn't that long ago that Edmonton was the larger city. What happened?

Murder Rate: Ahem... Okay, I'll stop talking now Edmontonians. Please don't kill me. Nice Edmontonians. Really, I love you guys. Please don't hurt me.

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#265 Mitch2
March 16 2012, 05:08PM
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Fun Facts:

Matt Stajan last 5 GP - 3G 3A - 6 pts

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Jordan Eberle last 5GP - 1G 3A - 4pts

Taylor Hall last 5GP - 4G 0A - 4pts

RNH last 5 GP - 1G 3A - 4 pts

Sam Gagner last 5GP - 0G 1A - 1pt

Shawn Horcoff last 5GP - 1G 1A - 2pts

Ales Hemsky last 5GP - 0G 0A - 0 pts

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#266 Mitch2
March 16 2012, 05:10PM
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Dman09 wrote:

Well loved the battle of words back and forth but work done time to go home and watch the game. I wish there was this much passion more often.

To all Flamers, lets see how happy you are next season.

A lot happier then you will be when Hall, RNH and Eberle refuse to resign in Edmonton at the end of their RFA contracts...

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#267 Mason Storm
March 16 2012, 05:13PM
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Mitch2 wrote:

Well I suppose hockey hasn't mattered in Edmonton since 2006 actually.

I wasn't talking about the past few years. I'm just saying, come opening night of the playoffs, Calgary fans will have as much to cheer for as Edmonton fans. The only exception being, Calgary fans will have much less to look forward too.

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#268 Calgaryhonkeys
March 16 2012, 05:19PM
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@Mitch2

Yeah ok Mitch, good one. Thats all you can rely on isnt it? Too bad your team will miss the playoffs again, continue to be 9th to 11th overall for the next 5 years cause your GM doesnt have a brain.

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#269 Mitch2
March 16 2012, 05:29PM
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Mason Storm wrote:

I wasn't talking about the past few years. I'm just saying, come opening night of the playoffs, Calgary fans will have as much to cheer for as Edmonton fans. The only exception being, Calgary fans will have much less to look forward too.

You have really forgotten how hard it is to make the playoffs, you'll see. The Oilers are not one player from making the playoffs, they are several.

Listen to your inner rational voice, you know this to be true. In 2004 after missing the playoffs for 7 straight years I was thrilled to make it. What happened after blew my mind.

The Flames have a lot of dials they can turn in coming years, to say they are headed off a cliff is the same type of narrow analysis that had people auto checking the Capitals to win the East and Blue Jackets to be in the playoff race.

You simply do not know the future for the Flames or Oilers. Meanwhile in reality the Flames are competing for the playoffs, get back to me when your team is in the same spot in late March...

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#270 SmellOfVictory
March 16 2012, 05:31PM
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Haha beautiful article, Wayne. I always enjoy it when you grace us with your prose.

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#271 schevvy
March 16 2012, 05:32PM
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GAME DAY PREDICTION: Flames get two goals each from Iggy and Sven and win 4-2.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Us Flames fans will go into a state of depression because this is Sven's last game.

NOT SO OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Jay Feaster in his post-game celebration accidentally trips Lee Stempniak and elbows Lance Bouma's shoulder in order to allow Sven to stay up with the club. When Stempniak is on the ground injured Hemsky walks by and trips over him, causing him to miss the rest of the season.

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#272 Mitch2
March 16 2012, 05:33PM
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Calgaryhonkeys wrote:

Yeah ok Mitch, good one. Thats all you can rely on isnt it? Too bad your team will miss the playoffs again, continue to be 9th to 11th overall for the next 5 years cause your GM doesnt have a brain.

I personally like quite a few of his moves myself.

http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120315/mtl_habs_120315/20120315/?hub=MontrealSports

Jones was a solid pick up. So was Smith for a bottom pairing D man that cost nothing. Comeau off of waivers for nothing. Good later first round pick on Sven. GlenX contract is the steal of the NHL. Hannan @ a million is a bargain and I bet the Oilers would love to have a legitimate top 4 D man at that price.

I could go on but I won't bother.

Calgary may be going through the bargain bin in search of players but they are having decent success.

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#273 Jeff Lebowski
March 16 2012, 05:34PM
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The Soup Fascist wrote:

Well I have basicaly ignored my job this afternoon (*gives Flames loafers a chance to check the definition of the word "job") today and have had fun . . . mostly at the expense of the Flame Phlegm. It has been an interesting, but sadly one sided dialogue. And I must be off to supper and the Big Game!

The Flame supporters on this site remind me of the Black Knight in the Monty Python sketch. While being inflicted by mortal wound after mortal wound they gleeful continue bleating, believing all is well.

There goes Vintage Flame's arms. "Tis but a scratch"

There goes Lebowski's legs. "It's just a flesh wound!"

T&A4Flames' with all four limbs removed remains hopeful. "Running away, you cowards! I will bite your legs off"

We'll call it a draw, then? Sure fellows, why not?

One could bring up how your mayor wants you to kick the Calgary habit. You know with the airport? Calgary is the hub, businesses know it, so do your own citizens.

Your downtown airport. It retarded the growth of your city. Look in your downtown, there are no new skyscrapers, no new development.

All the power has been transferred to Calgary. Why? We have all the money. We're growing while you're shrinking. You see, people, especially young people, are leaving Edmonton in droves. A lot are coming to Calgary. Why? It's better here, in every way.

Edmonton's getting older, no one is moving there. Soon your tax revenue will shrink so much that the governments funds that make up all your new developments will dry up. It won't be justified to spend tax dollars there. We have money here. The development gap is obvious. Look out the window.

Speaking of tax dollars, your new rink is raping your city up the a$$ (but you guys love it up the a$$). Katz is just preying on your existential fear of losing the Oilers. He puts some up front cash up but threatens your city council. They bend over for him and he sucks all the money in this whole deal. It all goes to Rexall's benefit. Sure some bars will make money but the real cash leaves town just like him. This is the only investment in Edmonton worth anything and he's gonna take all the cash and ship it out to Palm Springs or someplace else with a future. You're all just letting it happen because there's no one else.

You can come down to Calgary. You're all more than welcome. We got lots of people moving here and they can cheer for whoever they want. The educated are coming here, settling here, investing here. We are exponentially growing the gap past you. In many ways you don't matter. You're irrelevant. We don't care if you come here, we're too busy living great lives. We don't hate like you do. We're not envious like you are. We'd love to share the good times here with you. Think of all the people you know who've already made the move. They ain't looking back.

Edmonton has just declined past the point of return. You're climbing up a mountain of sand, you wave your arms but you're just sinking further back.

You know, teams win and lose. No big deal. We just got so much more to look forward to here. Our lives are fuller, richer. Highway 2 North is the road to nowhere.

All I'm doing is pointing at the writing on the wall. Do whatever you want with it. I could care less.

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#274 Wanyes bastard child
March 16 2012, 05:36PM
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Mitch2 wrote:

Fun Facts:

Matt Stajan last 5 GP - 3G 3A - 6 pts

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Jordan Eberle last 5GP - 1G 3A - 4pts

Taylor Hall last 5GP - 4G 0A - 4pts

RNH last 5 GP - 1G 3A - 4 pts

Sam Gagner last 5GP - 0G 1A - 1pt

Shawn Horcoff last 5GP - 1G 1A - 2pts

Ales Hemsky last 5GP - 0G 0A - 0 pts

Fun facts:

Matt Stajan 15 points for the season

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Jordan Eberle 66 points (in 66 games)

Taylor Hall 53 points (in 60 games)

RNH 44 points (in 50 games, strong Calder candidate)

Sam Gagner 42 points (had an 8 point game, who was the last player to do that?)

Shawn Horcoff 34 points (less of a boat anchor than Stajan)

Ales Hemsky 29 points

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Subjective stats analysis is fun :)

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#275 Mitch2
March 16 2012, 05:37PM
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cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan wrote:

this game is fun.

Fun fact: # of stanley cup final appearances since the current CBA was put into place:

Oilers---- 1

Flames---- 0

Gretzky was overrated and would not have put up even half his numbers if he hadn't played with Kurri and the rest of that team.

The Oilers simply lucked out with deep draft gold. You should have a statue of Barry Fraser in front of Rexall which you all bow to on the way in. No Fraser and you would have been the Jets 2.0.

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#276 Wanyes bastard child
March 16 2012, 05:38PM
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And poppa, you make me so proud :)

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#277 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
March 16 2012, 05:38PM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

One could bring up how your mayor wants you to kick the Calgary habit. You know with the airport? Calgary is the hub, businesses know it, so do your own citizens.

Your downtown airport. It retarded the growth of your city. Look in your downtown, there are no new skyscrapers, no new development.

All the power has been transferred to Calgary. Why? We have all the money. We're growing while you're shrinking. You see, people, especially young people, are leaving Edmonton in droves. A lot are coming to Calgary. Why? It's better here, in every way.

Edmonton's getting older, no one is moving there. Soon your tax revenue will shrink so much that the governments funds that make up all your new developments will dry up. It won't be justified to spend tax dollars there. We have money here. The development gap is obvious. Look out the window.

Speaking of tax dollars, your new rink is raping your city up the a$$ (but you guys love it up the a$$). Katz is just preying on your existential fear of losing the Oilers. He puts some up front cash up but threatens your city council. They bend over for him and he sucks all the money in this whole deal. It all goes to Rexall's benefit. Sure some bars will make money but the real cash leaves town just like him. This is the only investment in Edmonton worth anything and he's gonna take all the cash and ship it out to Palm Springs or someplace else with a future. You're all just letting it happen because there's no one else.

You can come down to Calgary. You're all more than welcome. We got lots of people moving here and they can cheer for whoever they want. The educated are coming here, settling here, investing here. We are exponentially growing the gap past you. In many ways you don't matter. You're irrelevant. We don't care if you come here, we're too busy living great lives. We don't hate like you do. We're not envious like you are. We'd love to share the good times here with you. Think of all the people you know who've already made the move. They ain't looking back.

Edmonton has just declined past the point of return. You're climbing up a mountain of sand, you wave your arms but you're just sinking further back.

You know, teams win and lose. No big deal. We just got so much more to look forward to here. Our lives are fuller, richer. Highway 2 North is the road to nowhere.

All I'm doing is pointing at the writing on the wall. Do whatever you want with it. I could care less.

for as dickish as your post kind of is, it is hard to argue with most of it.

stupid calgary.. bunch of stupid stupid heads

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#278 Mitch2
March 16 2012, 05:40PM
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Wanyes bastard child wrote:

Fun facts:

Matt Stajan 15 points for the season

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Jordan Eberle 66 points (in 66 games)

Taylor Hall 53 points (in 60 games)

RNH 44 points (in 50 games, strong Calder candidate)

Sam Gagner 42 points (had an 8 point game, who was the last player to do that?)

Shawn Horcoff 34 points (less of a boat anchor than Stajan)

Ales Hemsky 29 points

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Subjective stats analysis is fun :)

And when does the point streak really matter most? All spread out nice and even for a nice analysis or compressed late in the season when it matters for making the playoffs… : )

P.S. I don't do Stats, I actually enjoy it most when the exceptions happen not when the predictions work out.

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#279 Mark-LW
March 16 2012, 05:41PM
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Mitch2 wrote:

Gretzky was overrated and would not have put up even half his numbers if he hadn't played with Kurri and the rest of that team.

The Oilers simply lucked out with deep draft gold. You should have a statue of Barry Fraser in front of Rexall which you all bow to on the way in. No Fraser and you would have been the Jets 2.0.

You mean he scored 2pts per game in the first three seasons in LA.

Try again.

#eatsh!t

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#280 Quicksilver ballet
March 16 2012, 05:42PM
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So, the Flames using Barfy tonight essentially means they're circumventing the salary cap. The Flames are purposely holding healthy players out of the lineup so Barfy can play this evening.

Bring your regulars up as well as the players you shouldn't be using Lames nation. You'll all be coming home cheat'in losers this evening anyways.

Wanye will never have to buy a drink or a meal in this town again...

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#281 ChinookArch
March 16 2012, 05:42PM
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In writing this post the count is 248 posts. Hate is the only real thing that lasts. Enjoy losing another game to the city you hate the most C'Oiler fans.

Kudos VF, you have clearly become public enemy #1 on ON. BY my count it's VF 4 - Edmonton 0.

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#282 jumanji93
March 16 2012, 05:42PM
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Mitch2 wrote:

I personally like quite a few of his moves myself.

http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120315/mtl_habs_120315/20120315/?hub=MontrealSports

Jones was a solid pick up. So was Smith for a bottom pairing D man that cost nothing. Comeau off of waivers for nothing. Good later first round pick on Sven. GlenX contract is the steal of the NHL. Hannan @ a million is a bargain and I bet the Oilers would love to have a legitimate top 4 D man at that price.

I could go on but I won't bother.

Calgary may be going through the bargain bin in search of players but they are having decent success.

Scott Hannan a Top 4 Dman, you must be joking... Sven is definitely looking like he has the potential to be a good player, but after him the prospect pool looks pretty thin (see Hockey's Future)... I would think most managers would agree that no matter what team you are, spare parts can only take you so far..

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#283 NLR
March 16 2012, 05:43PM
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The only things that Edmonton has going for it is easy access to underage Asian prostitutes, cheap crystal meth and cheap modular housing. I don't really see these points of civic pride to be very enticing to Hall, Everle and Hopkins. You have wasted there ELC years on unmmmmm boring last place hockey. That's rad. No free agent will sign in Edmonton because they don't want there family to be murdered. Oh wait you go Cam Barker.... Slow clap. The only good thing to happen to Edmonton ever was a tornado which meant that 27 people got to leave Edmonton for free!!! Have fun not assembling a winning team by the time your three young guys leave! And they will leave, as would most of you if you could afford gas.... Or a car.

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#284 Wanyes bastard child
March 16 2012, 05:45PM
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Whats an Everle?

Also, I hate you VF, and welcome to a page 6 FN.

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#285 Mitch2
March 16 2012, 05:45PM
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Mark-LW wrote:

You mean he scored 2pts per game in the first three seasons in LA.

Try again.

#eatsh!t

Ok, I'll try again

#watchsh!tforyears

Does that work for you up in Edmonton?

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#286 Mark-LW
March 16 2012, 05:46PM
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NLR wrote:

The only things that Edmonton has going for it is easy access to underage Asian prostitutes, cheap crystal meth and cheap modular housing. I don't really see these points of civic pride to be very enticing to Hall, Everle and Hopkins. You have wasted there ELC years on unmmmmm boring last place hockey. That's rad. No free agent will sign in Edmonton because they don't want there family to be murdered. Oh wait you go Cam Barker.... Slow clap. The only good thing to happen to Edmonton ever was a tornado which meant that 27 people got to leave Edmonton for free!!! Have fun not assembling a winning team by the time your three young guys leave! And they will leave, as would most of you if you could afford gas.... Or a car.

you mean 'their' not 'there'

lay off our meth

#eatsh!t

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#287 Mitch2
March 16 2012, 05:47PM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

So, the Flames using Barfy tonight essentially means they're circumventing the salary cap. The Flames are purposely holding healthy players out of the lineup so Barfy can play this evening.

Bring your regulars up as well as the players you shouldn't be using Lames nation. You'll all be coming home cheat'in losers this evening anyways.

Wanye will never have to buy a drink or a meal in this town again...

Circumventing the cap?

Tinfoil hats at the ready - head over to department of homeland hockey security and report those nasty Flames.

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#288 Mark-LW
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Number of playoff rounds won by Calgary since lockout: 0

slow clap

#eatsh!t

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#289 Mitch2
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The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33 wrote:

Did someone say Gretzky was overrated????

I guess if you're ignorant yet arrogant, you might be a Flames fan.

Go crunch the numbers on Gretzky on the Oilers vs the rest of his career.

Get back to me later, I've already done it.

Mario > Wayne

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#290 Mitch2
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Mark-LW wrote:

Number of playoff rounds won by Calgary since lockout: 0

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Calgary has won more playoff rounds than the Capitals since 1998?

What is your point? Want to go through the whole NHL and see where they rank?

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#291 NLR
March 16 2012, 05:50PM
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@Mark-LW

Haha sorry. I phone typing. #firstworldproblems

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#292 NLR
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Haha that last post was not me. Haha. That makes no sense.

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#293 Mitch2
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Mason Storm wrote:

My rational voice tells me the Oilers will improve in the next few years, while the Flames will decline. The Oilers best players are under 25. Calgarys best players are over 35. If the Flames don't make the playoffs this year, there are no signs pointing to an improved Iginla and Kiprusoff next year. Hall, Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins are expected to be better next season. It's also a lot easier to improve team defense then team offense. So all signs point to a better Oilers team and a worse Flames team. I don't want to cheer for a team that competes for a playoff SPOT. I want to cheer for a team that competes for a STANLEY CUP.

You are so far from the Stanley Cup that you may as well get the Hubble telescope set up before you even start thinking about it.

Iggy and Kipper can be traded, you don't know the return, you have no idea what will happen, neither do I. Oiler fans have been on the crack pipe of hope and illusion for so long that they live in an imaginary land.

Talking about the Cup when you are the 2nd worst team in the NHL is really interesting. Your three big superstars played this season you know. Didn't see much progress.

There are a lot of pitfalls ahead and one of the biggest ones is the clock ticking on those players. You better pray they want to resign because they very well may walk like Kovie and Jbo did and then you got nothing but a disappearing smoke ring left, not a Cup ring.

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NLR wrote:

Haha that last post was not me. Haha. That makes no sense.

I thought that was a strange post. Funny regardless.

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#295 Mitch2
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cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan wrote:

yep, the plug only put up 1290pts in 871 games post oilers

Mario - 915 GP - 1,723 pts.

Are we still talking about this or is it over yet?

P.S. Gretzky wanted to leave Edmonton, he requested the trade, it was all a big act with fake tears. Pocklington had to take the fall for it.

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#296 Mitch2
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cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan wrote:

talking about what? you said gretzky post oilers and then you compare it to lemieux's career numbers?

so, if i follow, gretzky playing for the oilers doesnt count because the team was so good. we have to look at gretzky post oilers to accurately compare. lemieux playing with multiple HHOFers stands because it wasnt with the oilers.

about right?

Are you saying the Penguins team that Mario played on, player by player was as good as the Oiler team Gretzky played on? Player by player?

By the way I am not saying Gretzky was a bad player just not as good as Mario.

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#297 NLR
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@The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33

Gretzky wins cause his daughter is smoking hot. Thank god that his time in Edmonton didn't warp his ability to reproduce.

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#298 Mitch2
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The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33 wrote:

I don't need to plug any numbers anywhere. The record books says Gretzky is the greatest player of all time but you seem to think he's overrated.

Jebus man, at least bring a knife to this gunfight. Shooting elastics will be no match for my SMith and Wesson.

Team game and let me put it this way. The Oilers won their 5th Cup without the Gretz, he never won another Cup for the rest of his career.

All players on that team benefited from each other, Mess, Coffey, Kurri etc. Don't get that and you probably didn't watch them play.

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#299 Mitch2
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NLR wrote:

Gretzky wins cause his daughter is smoking hot. Thank god that his time in Edmonton didn't warp his ability to reproduce.

His wife cheated on him with a real man. You think that girl is truly Gretzky DNA.

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#300 Mitch2
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The game needs to hurry up and start...

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