GDB 12.0: COYOTES

Wanye
October 26 2013 12:49PM

 

The poor and sickly Phoenix Coyotes (6-3-2) play the Mighty Edmonton Oilers (3-7-1) today at the gentlemanly hour of 1 PM. There are only so many ways you can write about a last place Oilers team needing to pick up the pace and climb back into the thick of things. 

Here goes attempt #405,606.

AN ETERNITY OF WAIT

Is this all there is to look forward to as an Oilers fan? Getting up at the crack of noon to cheer on a last place Western Conference team against the crappy Coyotes who are somehow or other 6th place in the West despite being 1000 fold crappier than the Oil on paper?

No. One has to keep the faith against all odds that there is more than this in store for us. One has to believe the Oilers won't always be playing sub .500 hockey losing games they should win and forcing the perpetual witch hunt among Oilers fans trying to figure out "WHOSE FAULT IS THIS?! I WANT HEADS ROLLING DOWN STREETS DAMMIT"

The Oilers are far better and still losing than other seasons when they were frankly just bad and losing. It's a far different matter to be cheering for the first pick overall in the 2012 entry draft to turn around a slow start than expect Ryan Potulny to forget he is Ryan Potulny and lead the team out of the darkness.

We will all watch every Oilers game for the next 50 years regardless of result and they know it. It will come around we just have to sit tight and wait. 

*taps foot expectantly*

LINEUPS - GOOD GUYS

According to our newest friends over at DailyFaceOff.com the Oilers lineup is as follows this afternoon:

And the defensive corps will breakdown like so:

And finally the Oilers have elected to start LaBarbera in between the pipes against his former club.

LINEUPS - BAD GUYS

Given their brutal skill, low compete level and poor odour the Coyotes don't even go to the trouble of announcing their lineup prior to puck drop at their website. Luckily we can go back to DailyFaceOff who somehow figures these things out with uncanny accuracy.

HAHA you call that a lineup? BizNasty is still in the league? Antoine Vermette? How old is he like 145? This is gonna be a beat down of epic proportions.

Who the hell are any of these people? If we passed David Schlemko in the street we wouldn't cast him so much as a sideways glance. No no, these poor examples of NHL players won't have a prayer against the Mighty Oil this afternoon nor will Mike Smith - tasked with the unenviable duty of keeping the biscuit out of the basket for Phoenix this afternoon.

Good luck with that buddy.

*spits on the ground*

LOOKING AHEAD...

GAME DAY PREDICTION: The Oilers win 6-2 with Jordan Eberle netting two wonderous goals.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: The Oilers not picking Shane Doan in the 1995 Entry Draft will not go unnoticed by the announcers who will point out the stellar career Doan has gone on to have in the desert for what must be the millionth time.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Steve Kelly, tired of the MSM calling him out year after year for not measuring up to the career of Shane Doan boycotts the NHL in its entirety for the next 30 years. No one notices.

So lets sit back and enjoy the match shall we? Win or lose lets all just sit back and take in the spectacle of it all. Hits, fights, cheers and the odd goal here and there if the Hockey Gods allow. Speaking of spectacles give the Ohio State marching band moonwalking across the field a quick look. It's pretty sick.

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#1 Beans
October 26 2013, 01:45PM
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Wanye wrote:

STOP SAYING THE COMPETITION IS GOOD THEY ARE ALL BRUTAL BEYOND WORDS

That's a pretty close minded statement from a hockey fan stand point. So when he Oil play Pitts...Crosby sucks and Malkin is horrible. Ovie was brutal the last 2 games they played us.

Dude it's great being an Oil fan...but if you're not a fan of the game and the talent we've grown to watch and appreciate, stop blogging. You are starting to sound like a Leafs fan.

Beans out.

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#2 EricOG
October 26 2013, 12:56PM
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Let's hope the coaching staff doesn't do something crazy.

Like, for instance putting a player who is low on confidence and with around 60 NHL games (#64) against the opposition's top line.

Wait, wasn't Yakupov up against Ovechkin last game???

Dumbass!!

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#3 Hall's Knee
October 26 2013, 03:51PM
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is Wanye ever right about the score? stick to selling oodle-Noodle Wanye!

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#4 DSF
October 26 2013, 02:03PM
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Alsker wrote:

For a sec there I thought i was in the Polllz section. Nice to see you, oh, we're winning so this will remain DSF free zone til the tide turns.

HI!

Edit: Now look what you did.

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#6 Beans
October 26 2013, 01:11PM
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Wanye wrote:

HE IS OLD AS SAND AND BADDER THAN BAD

Yes being better than .5 pts a game player in mostly shut down roles and PK is horrible. Throw in his durability...speed...man bad is bad is right! How is he still in the league?? Oh yah, he's a SOUND NHL'r.

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#7 MessyEH!
October 26 2013, 01:26PM
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Wanye, how will you handle Eberle being traded to T.O?

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#8 fig pucker
October 26 2013, 02:21PM
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holy s***, we need a goalie neither labarbra or duby should ever be allowed in net again, i wouldn't give you a stale bag of chips for either one of thrse monkeys!

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#9 Gttsloan@gmail.com
October 26 2013, 03:45PM
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This is total garbage. We play like total crap. The third Coyotes goal there were three oilers in front screaming Labarbra. It's no secret. Just throw the pick to the net against the oilers. If it can't make it into the net, don't worry thoilers will find a way to put in in them selves!

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#10 Dan 1919
October 26 2013, 04:01PM
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Greg wrote:

fire everyone, and start with Kevin Lowe

Not everyone! Remember MacT had a terrible hockey team competing for a playoff spot every year. Once he left as head coach they plummeted to dead last, then once they were there, all of a sudden it was a, "planned rebuild."

From there KLowe absolutely destroyed the team leaving only AHL players and had been NHLers with no compete or drive. Unfortunately the new young guns that came in only had these terrible, uncaring players to play and learn from. 4 or however many years later, here we are, it's time to actually play hockey but the team doesn't know how to compete or play every shift because KLowe absolutely hung the team out to dry in the rebuilding/developmental stages... And we have terrible goaltending, but this post was focussing on KLowe's incompetence.

As sad as it is, I think a real rebuild started this year when they brought in a GM that could do something, it will likely take 2 to 3 years with MacT making solid decisions before we finally see good hockey again.

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#11 Ratbastid
October 26 2013, 04:15PM
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Lowe's gotta go. Start there, go to McTavish next and give Eakins at least 20 games before you fire him too.

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#12 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
October 26 2013, 06:58PM
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The Oilers were awesome today. If it weren't for a hot goaltender in Smith, the Oilers would've mowed down the Yotes, or any other NHL team down today. Just need one more save per game to help keep us in it. Keep missing by a pubic hair, but Damn are we skilled.

Oh so close night after night it seems. We must lead this league in moral victories. Stay the course!

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#13 Batfink
October 26 2013, 12:58PM
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1000 times crappier except in one department. We don't have the boobs behind Tippet. I guess Tippet wouldn't be a bad upgrade either.

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#14 Greg
October 26 2013, 03:53PM
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Fire Kevin Lowe... i dont even want to comment on todays game right now... Just fire Kevin Lowe...

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#15 Greg
October 26 2013, 03:54PM
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Fresh Mess wrote:

So, what is it today true believers. Plan the parade or fire everyone?

fire everyone, and start with Kevin Lowe

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#17 Fresh Mess
October 26 2013, 03:40PM
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So, what is it today true believers. Plan the parade or fire everyone?

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#18 Alsker
October 26 2013, 03:45PM
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I am totally up in arms not 1, not 1 single player took a run at Hanzul in response to the hit on Petry. Dont care what the score is, the guy killed us today, and not even an attempted cheap shot or clean hit. Maybe Im, old school, whatever, you take a run at one of us we respond!!! If we had given up 2 goals in the third on a 5 min penalty for charging/spearing/fighting/decapitating on Hanzal Id have no problem with it. If we're not tough within the rules then we damn well better be tough outside of them!!!

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#19 Dan 1919
October 26 2013, 03:52PM
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Bucknuck wrote:

One reason the Oilers lost: Goaltending.

Otherwise I thought they played well. They might have done better with an empty net, though. The team cannot win when the Goalies can't stop a puck. It's ridiculous.

I'm sick of watching a good team effort spoiled by one crappy goaltending performance after another. Garbage.

I completely agree, Oilers' goaltending is RIDICULOUS. Labarbra lost the game. I still think Dubnyk on a good day is an average goalie, unfortunately he doesn't have many good days.

The worst part is Oiler fans have gotten so use to loosing that they see one of these subpar goalies have one good game, then they forget about everything else and are excited because the Oilers are, "back on track."

The Oilers need a good Defencemen, and a good Goalie to get on track at all.

The NYR couldn't build a good team by getting a bunch of veteran skilled guys in their prime together, why does everyone think the Oilers are going to be good with a bunch of skilled guys under 23 years old? It's time they build a hockey team.

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#20 Time Travelling Sean
October 26 2013, 04:16PM
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I don't like this bitter taste in my mouth.

Dubnyk probably got us 1 win, but both these goalies have cost us 4 games. 4 GAMES. 8 points.

3-8-1 or 8-3-1.

Also the refs were jerks in the 3rd. 2 of those didn't seem like penalties and cost us 1 goal and 4 minutes.

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#21 Mac962
October 26 2013, 04:52PM
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Poor D - below average goaltending [ cannot make the big save] and

the Crap Refs and poor calls cost us.

This season is done before Halloween never mind Xmas.

What a debacle this is year after tear after year, Screw the give the young

guys theory. There are 4-5 players on this team i keep, One is Injured

One is his roommate , one we hose St Louis on, One is a named RNH.

The other is a D man, not a captain and still has big potential.

The rest - done. And our russian hot shot - sorry all you I love Yak

folks- He will never ever be what you and i hoped. Move him now.

Time for basketball, once again.

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#23 David S
October 26 2013, 01:23PM
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The Coyotes are a bunch of dirty rotten filthy cheaters. EVERYONE KNOWS THIS!

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#24 Alsker
October 26 2013, 01:27PM
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Congrats to Pitlick!!!! If that had been against Dubby we'd have 4 articles bout finding a new goalie, rofl.

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#25 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
October 26 2013, 01:47PM
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Beans wrote:

That's a pretty close minded statement from a hockey fan stand point. So when he Oil play Pitts...Crosby sucks and Malkin is horrible. Ovie was brutal the last 2 games they played us.

Dude it's great being an Oil fan...but if you're not a fan of the game and the talent we've grown to watch and appreciate, stop blogging. You are starting to sound like a Leafs fan.

Beans out.

it's ok everybody, you can call off the missing persons report for mr.serious. we found him, right here at the 'nation this whole time.

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#26 David S
October 26 2013, 01:54PM
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@Beans

So when he Oil play Pitts...Crosby sucks and Malkin is horrible. Ovie was brutal the last 2 games they played us.

NOW you're getting into the swing of things. They're all MASSIVE cheaters!

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#27 Alsker
October 26 2013, 02:29PM
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Come on Eakins, under 4 min for Gadzic...really, not sure how we are to play tougher/more physical if our physical guys never see the ice. If Sammy(#27) could play with Gretz+Kurri Im sure the odd shift of Gazdic+Nuge+Eberle wouldnt be that bad.

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#28 Newj
October 26 2013, 03:44PM
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Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Oilers are supposedly one of the best teams in shots blocked? I seldom see our forwards get out to the points to get in the shooting lane.

Disappointing.

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#29 Robin Brownlee
October 26 2013, 03:56PM
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@Wanye

I'm guessing you had your "Beans out" when you wrote this response. Am I right?

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#30 Spydyr
October 26 2013, 04:23PM
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Alsker wrote:

We have enough guys who dont play in our end of the ice we dont need another!!!

So your logic is we have enough guys the suck defensively.The leading goal scorer on the Oilers has 4 goals all year .They same amount Omark had his last game.I'm sure he could suck as bad defensively as say Yak who has no goals all year.

Bring him up.What do you have to lose, maybe the PP gets going.

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#31 Alsker
October 26 2013, 04:31PM
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Spydyr wrote:

So your logic is we have enough guys the suck defensively.The leading goal scorer on the Oilers has 4 goals all year .They same amount Omark had his last game.I'm sure he could suck as bad defensively as say Yak who has no goals all year.

Bring him up.What do you have to lose, maybe the PP gets going.

Fine, no problem, if O'mark comes up than maybe Yawnapov can go down and prove he's got the Midas touch as well. If it helps us win im all for it, though I'm quite sure it will take a hit or two and Sir Omark will disappear into the shadows just like the Yak.

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#32 Beans
October 26 2013, 01:01PM
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Vermette is 31...just saying Wayne. He has had a decent career so far too.

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#33 Alsker
October 26 2013, 01:24PM
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Love these early/matinee games..no better excuse to open the beer fridge than Oil on the tube...wooohooo..what the coyotes??damn, main reason to add an extra 15 pack to the fridge...2-1 Oil in a "THRILLING" Tippet style game.

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#34 vetinari
October 26 2013, 01:31PM
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Wanye wrote:

Because you did something bad as a child cursing us all. Question is: WHAT DID YOU DO

*hangs head in shame

I thought reanimating zombies and putting them in Oiler uniforms would work...

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#35 Alsker
October 26 2013, 01:36PM
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Hanzal left his feet, targetted the head, why the f^&k is he still in the game? Gazdic please introduce yourself to Mr.Hanzal!!!

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#37 baggedmilk
October 26 2013, 02:38PM
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@Wanye

HEY CHUMP! YOU GONNA STOP BLOGGING OR WHAT?!

BLOO BLOO *drools*

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#38 Spydyr
October 26 2013, 03:18PM
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Wax Man Riley wrote:

Maybe. I thought it looked like he was grabbing his knee as he skated off.

Either way, I'm sure someone will say we need more toughness, and that is why injuries keep happening.

So if he is out does Omark get the call up or do they try to replace Pitlick's skill set?

I would get Omark up just don't let him read any Thornton quotes .We don't need any locker room distractions.

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#39 Naky
October 26 2013, 03:29PM
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Eakins should have stuck with his instinct to pull a goaltender fighting the puck and not let him convince him out of it. Lesson learned for a rookie coach, I hope. That being said, the Oilers gotta stay out of the box especially with a PK as bad as theirs. Still, I feel like this was a game Dubnyk could have had in the bag.

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#40 fig pucker
October 26 2013, 03:58PM
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think about it, with your offence scoring 4 goals a game (my estimate) with which other goal tending duo would we be 3-8-1? we haven't had a great game out of either one. they haven't won any games because of them. we need some one who can steal a game or two for us. some one who has a bad night when he let's in three goals. bring in anyone, what's going to happen? they'll let in 5 goals a game? it really can't get any worse!

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#41 Alsker
October 26 2013, 04:14PM
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Im confused. And it's definitely not the amount of beer/rum which I was once again forced to consume due to another Oiler performance. When Gadzic arrived, he was like a pitbull trained to fight, attack anything that got in his way, now he seems like like a puppydog going thru potty training. Im not picking on him, but every tough, hardnosed, in your face kind of guy we've seen in the last 7 years has been trained(broken) of what got them their jobs in the first place. Eager, Hordichuck, Bigmac, changed and watched their careers end(basically), those who resisted were moved:Torres,Chimera,Brodziak. Maybe kLowe should go back and watch videos of McSorley,MacClellan,Semenko,Hunter,Jackson,etc. to remind him of WHO really were the reasons behind why 99,17,9,77 were able to do what they did. It certainly wasn't because of #4 hooking,holding, interfering 'cause he was caught flat footed constantly that gave them the space on the ice or gave fear to the opposing forwards in front of our net.

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#42 Rama Lama
October 26 2013, 04:19PM
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I think that I finally figured out what's ailing our PP..........it seems that we have forced all the PP players to sign a no shoot clause.

Just how many time do we have see the puck being toured around the perimeter before someone finally gets a shot off?

It's good to see that DE system working so effectively on the PP, PK, and five on five. I think we will be fine in about 20 to 30 games by that time everyone should have figured out his system.

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#43 Harry
October 26 2013, 06:27PM
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The management/ownership team will take notice once the rink stops selling out every game. And if the fans that do show up take a page out of the leafs book and wear paper bags over their heads.

To the fans who live in EDM. Stop going to the games and the right people will start to notice.

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#45 MessyEH!
October 26 2013, 01:28PM
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Did you just bitch slap me, through my phone?

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#46 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
October 26 2013, 01:46PM
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Pitlick - love the player, hate the last name

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#47 Mac962
October 26 2013, 01:51PM
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Good road period. Just dont get lulled to sleep by the Dave Tippet Yotes...

Come on Boys

Congrats Pit-licker ! Boxlick would have been much for suitable.

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#48 Alsker
October 26 2013, 02:24PM
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DSF wrote:

HI!

Edit: Now look what you did.

Restocked the fridge and come back to see we're losing and WTF, right on time, look who joins us!! Why is Hanzal still in this game/breathing?

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#49 Wax Man Riley
October 26 2013, 02:45PM
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Pitlick's knee??

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS!

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#50 Poolanov
October 26 2013, 03:26PM
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Time to waive bye bye to laBanana

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