DEAR JOHN....

Jason Gregor
October 31 2013 09:47AM

Breaking up is hard to do. I remember the first time a girl broke up with me, and after the initial blow to my ego, I vividly remember that I felt relieved. There wasn't going to be any tears. I guess I wasn't that into her, but it is funny to recall the sense of relief of not having to be the breaker upper.

Tears are always the worst part when you are the one doing the breaking up. You tell them you aren't feeling it anymore, and suddenly the waterworks come, then the guilt overrides you and you find yourself staying in the relationship for a few more weeks.

We've all been there, well, at least most of guys have. I'm not sure if a guy crying convinces a girl to stick around. I'm certain Wanye could enlighten us on that scenario...but I digress.

The first 14 Oilers games have been very stressful for you the fans.

Anger, disappointment, confusion, heartache and tinges of depression have engulfed you for the past 30 days. You honestly believed this year would be better. The Oilers told you it would be different.

Craig MacTavish's passionate speech about Bold moves had your loins burning with excitement. You and the Oilers were finally on the same page. Your relationship was on the road to repair. You told the Oilers you needed them to change and they did.

You couldn't deal with their indecisiveness any longer, so they got rid of Steve Tambellini.

You asked for more commitment, and the Belanger Triangle was bought out.

The one part of them that you always blamed; Horcoff, was traded.

You didn't want to deal with their baggage anymore, so Pettrell, Whitney, Peckham, Smithson and Hordichuk were flushed from the roster.

You wanted them to be stronger so Paajarvi was traded for Perron. They got grittier, and added an accent. You were giddy.

From July to September you were satisfied and felt secure in your relationship. The Oilers had listened to your concerns and addressed them. What more could you ask for. They were impressing you.

The preseason came and the so did victories. You hadn't felt like this in months. You started watching games in sweatpants instead of jeans so your excitement was more comfortable.

You started trusting the Oilers again, and then, like a well-placed kick to the junk combined with a knife in the back, the regular season happened.

Suddenly, they reverted to their old habits and as the losses mounted so too did your heartbreak.

The last 30 days have been tough, but I never realized how tough they were for Oilersnation until I received the following "Dear Oilers" letter from Joshua. 

Dear Oilers, 

First of all, let me apologize for taking the cowardly way out and doing this via a letter., We’ve been together so long now that I knew if I did it to your face you'd look at me with those Oil Drop eyes, remind me of the way things used to be, and I'd lose my nerve.

My needs aren't being met in this relationship anymore.

The red light isn't going off for me.
There just isn't enough action in the crease.
It seems like we never go out on a decent power play together anymore.
I don't feel supported in our own zone, and you forgot to kill our last penalty together!

I've loved and supported you through thick and thin, for richer or poorer, and even though I can’t afford to take my kids to the game and share them with you, I always felt like we had a great connection.

But there has to be a limit.

I still care about you and wish only the best for you.
 

Make changes to be better, but do it for you, don't do it for me.  

Until then, I think we should see other teams. Maybe it will re-ignite the passion that's gone from our relationship.

Maybe one day we can both look back on this and laugh. I'll just sit in my corner and look longingly at the standings, thinking of how things were. 

I love you. 

Yours in despair and loneliness,

Joshua
 

That. Was. Deep. Powerful. Poignant. Touching.

I'm sure Josh isn't alone, but will he be able to stay away? Many have tried, most have failed, and that is what is so frustrating about sports.

We'd never let a woman/man treat us that way, yet we continually forgive our favourite team.

For years I've tried to breakup with the Miami Dolphins, but every August I find myself looking at their roster, then at their schedule and I get sucked back in.

Those Bastards.

Joshua, I wish you all the best, and hope that you can be stronger than the rest of us. We say we will leave, but we never do.

Be strong, be brave and become a catalyst for change.

Godspeed.

P.S... No one will judge you when you come back. We've all been there.

RECENTLY BY JASON GREGOR 

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One of Canada's most versatile sports personalities. Jason hosts The Jason Gregor Show, weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., on TSN 1260, and he writes a column every Monday in the Edmonton Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonGregor
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#51 DSF
October 31 2013, 11:02AM
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Ron Burgundy wrote:

"I think the most frustrating thing is there is really no quick fix to this mess. The other GM's know we are at a point of weakness and we aren't going to get a break in a trade."

I disagree with this notion. Buffalo sucks and is by your theory therefore dealing from weakness also, but were able to turn their overpaid, soft, skilled forward into a cheaper, pluckier version of the same guy and a first and second pick. The Oilers are also by your own assertion the same team they were in the summer, and they were able to turn MPS into Perron. You never know if you don't try.

On another note, before E-town turns into Jonestown after some mass suicide, lets look East. The New York Rangers were a playoff team last year, but this year sit 13th. Derek Stepan in particular was just under a point per game and was a plus 25 in 44 games. This year his point production is down and he's a minus 8 in 11 games. My point? New coach, new system - these things take time. If you want to get to the other side you don't change horses in midstream. Maybe I'm that classic domestic violence victim who always forgives and comes back, but I'm not Joshua - I'm not strong enough to leave this relationship, so all I've got is hope.

Now, if this team is still this mind-blowingly frustrating at the game 40 mark I'll buy the barrels and the kool-aid mix - might need some help on the cyanide...

Using the Rangers, who have made the playoffs 7 times in the last 10 years, as a comparable is interesting.

Bear in mind that the Rangers have played ONE home game after 10 straight on the road because of the renovations going on at MSG.

They also had most of their training camp in Banff so were away from NYC for a very long time.

With a ton of home games coming up, I expect they'll be back in the playoffs hunt very soon.

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#52 mlcsellil
October 31 2013, 11:17AM
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Money talks and bullshart walks. As long as we fill Rexall at home games, ownership will continue to rob us blind, and change won't come. It is infuriating for the fans to watch incomplete plays and heartless efforts. All we want to see is the Oil ice the best team they can, and if that means changes or trades in the line, then up so be it. The fan base has been patient far too long and the mgt should deliver on the hope the feed us. However, being the die-hard fans we are, the Rexall will be sold out every night and Katz will laugh all the way to the bank.

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#53 Jesse
October 31 2013, 11:18AM
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It's only October and we are looking at potential draft picks for 2014.

Scoreboard watching is only for what position Oilers will pick in the draft 2014.

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#54 Bucknuck
October 31 2013, 11:24AM
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loweblows wrote:

being an oiler fan is like bill murray in groundhog day except bill murray figured it out

Yeah but he had to drive off a cliff and have a bath with a toaster before he did. This start to the season feels a bit like that cliff drive with the groundhog driving.

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#55 Hemmercules
October 31 2013, 11:52AM
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This team and season are a steaming pile of crap right now , but I have to agree with Mact. Can't make a trade just for the sake of making one, if and improvement is there and the deal is good, go for it. But don't get fleeced your first season on the job 15 games in.

Start press boxing these guys when they think they can play soft and float around. Someone needs to give Yak another wake up call on how to play a hard shift every shift. I thought I saw on oil change that Eakins isn't even on the ice for practice half the time. Get out there and motivate/teach your system, obviously hanging around in the stands watching practice isn't working out too great.

Anyone who thought they would storm into the playoffs this year is delusional, but this is looking pretty bad. No quick fixes though so we wait.

I will still watch some games but like others here, I need to keep my distance a bit. So many hours watching so many loses takes its toll after a while. Thanks heavens I live far enough from Edmonton that I haven't spent too much on tickets these last few years.

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#56 ubermiguel
October 31 2013, 12:22PM
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Offline fans I know have started talking about seeing other teams. I might go back to my ex (the the team I cheered for before the Oilers were in the NHL), if they'll have me back.

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#57 NJ
October 31 2013, 12:25PM
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My wife summed it up perfectly when I asked if she wanted to buy Oilers jerseys this year. She simply said "No Thanks".

It was in that moment I realized something. It is easier to cheer for the leafs. The penguins. Colorado. But it takes a true fan to stick through the thick and thin... Til death. So Oilers... Despite the continued suckage, our live affair will continue because I'm just that guy. When even my closest friend refuses to cheer, I will cheer on. Through every missed one timer, through every lackluster effort, through everything, we are here.

That is the problem. Are we stupid? Probably. But that one atom of hope rings through that MacT isn't dumb and that his Bold Move finally happens. (Yakupov, Klefbom and 2nd rounder for Lucic please)

Fml.

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#58 Gaz
October 31 2013, 12:29PM
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@DSF

Their depth across the board, with limited exception, is poor.

You don't have to "win" every trade in the long-run. People might argue that the Avs will be worse off long-term because Downie is younger (I'd probably disagree anyway, but these arguments will surface), but they upgrade an area with the acquisition of Talbot.

Too often, I feel like the Oilers put a checkmark beside an area and then focus only on the biggest holes.

Good organizations are always open for all business. MacT had me optimistic with the Perron trade as an example of this, but its been silent since then and the team is floundering.

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#59 jake
October 31 2013, 01:51PM
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Um, how does this go again....it's not you, it's me

No, actually, it is you.

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#60 Zarny
October 31 2013, 03:07PM
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DSF wrote:

Max Talbot is a centre and Colorado now has 6 bonafide NHL centres.

I wonder if another shoe is about to drop there.

Max Talbot is a RW.

He's played on the wing in Phi and played on the wing in Pit.

Unlikely another shoe is about to drop. Talbot is experienced and has won a Cup. I think Col simply wanted to have an Andrew Ference type guy in their locker room to mentor the young kids.

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#61 Bonvie
October 31 2013, 05:08PM
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Is it two early for us Oiler fans to revert to our annual admission of missing the playoffs , and start figuring out who we will take for our lottery pick. All I can think of is how terrible Yakapov is and I have never seen a softer player defensively since watching this one player on my rec team. He plays much the same way floating outside the blue line hoping his team would turn the puck over and give it to him the best player on the ice if you judge best player by the biggest minus at the end of the game. All Yakapov is missing is a nice dark tinted visor, and he is a dead ringer for that Monday Night Hero.

Can't Yakapov play junior still. Please management return him to juniors, and maybe find a defenseman that is solid enough to cover for all of Justin Schultz's many defensive short comings. At least I still like Mr. Schultz for all the good things he can do, but he needs someone damn good defensively to play with.

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#62 Oiltimer
October 31 2013, 10:16AM
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MacT gets his coaching job back by Christmas?

Or

We should be glad we're not Cubbies Fans

Or

Too many if,s that have't worked out

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We should look up the word fan.

Or

I stopped buying seasons tickets because ...

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#63 D
October 31 2013, 10:37AM
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Not sure I would pay my annual NHL.com subscription fee if not for the Oilers. So I'll stick around. That being said, their futility has allowed me to cheer for the Kings (lived in LA for a while) and the Blackhawks. So @DSF, I am able to do what you suggested while still cheering for the Oilers.

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#64 OilCanFan
October 31 2013, 10:41AM
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ReJ wrote:

Way too much talk about how all our pretty little draft picks are untradeable, They have no fear now. They can play however they want, game in and game out and still have confidence their job will still be there in the morning.

Look at Taylor Hall for example. He has been trying to gain the zone 1v1, 1v2, 1v3 his entire career, and he still isn't getting the memo. I thought after Lindy benched him a few times in WC he would finally start understanding, but nope.

When all the kids hear in the media that half the team is on a no-trade list, It's very easy to not change a damn thing

I think that this team is getting pretty close to having no untouchables. I think the only 2 things that could POTENTIALLY remain for another year are MacTavish and Eakins, I'm not sure I see much in anything else.

Eakins simply because they have gone through a bunch of decent coaches with no change so I'd be hesitant to fire him right away. I do question a lot of his decisions such as revamping the previously successful PP/PK and trying to force players into a system rather than create a system around the small team - you have what you have.

MacTavish because I don't think he is able to make any bold trades because all the GMs know the Oilers are terrible and so would look to fleece him in trades and I think he is smart enough to not allow that, or at least I hope he is.

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#65 Lucas T
October 31 2013, 10:46AM
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>>>Craig MacTavish's passionate speech about Bold moves had your loins burning with excitement.

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#66 Souby
October 31 2013, 11:24AM
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DSF wrote:

The cavalry is NOT coming:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/edmonton-oilers/Edmonton+Oilers+Craig+MacTavish+Detroit/9104464/story.html

Thanks DSF. After reading Matty's article I think I need a drink!....It's Happy Hour somewhere right?

I understand not wanting to overpay in a trade but they need to do something sooner rather than later IMO. What's worse? Overpaying in a trade or continuing to ice players that know they are playing crappy hockey but aren't going to be traded because the GM fears he will overpay?

I think maybe it is time to send a message? Just a thought.

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#67 vetinari
October 31 2013, 12:45PM
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Harlie wrote:

Hi Oilers,

At this point and I just shake my head and laugh at your continued futility. Instead of dreaming about wins I now dream, about the draft.

FU Oilers.

You suck!

Sincerely,

Harlie

I hear your pain, brother.

I let my Hockey News subscription go the year that we ended up drafting Yakupov and I just recently reactivated it when the preseason results seemed to show that maybe we were turning a corner. Now, I got my first issue and all I can think of is when do we get to the draft previews.

As an aside, in their top 30 goaltenders of the NHL for the 2013/14 season, neither Dubnyk or LaBarbera is listed and our best goaltending "prospect" is listed as Bachman. Ouch.

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#68 Jacques Strap
October 31 2013, 02:20PM
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The "Bold Moves" Action Plan:

1. Fire everybody.

2. Trade all players for better players.

3. Keep Joey. (He has 5 cups under his administration so I think he knows a little about winning).

4. Win Stanley Cup

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#69 shanetrain
October 31 2013, 10:02AM
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I feel Joshua's pain as do others I'm sure. Congrats to him - well done.

I also relate to your pain Jason with regards to the Dolphins. I want to watch tonight but I am becoming indifferent to that team as well.

Maybe handing out some candy and revelling in my kids excitement for tonight is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Alas, I am a glutton for punishment and will be catching whatever snippets of the game I can.

SIGH

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#70 oilerman53
October 31 2013, 10:23AM
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Every Oiler fan here has a small glimmer of hope that maybe it was just a bad month. Averaging upwards of 30+ shots on goal a night has to be tipping the averages in our favor right? There are too many holes in this theory, the system that Eakins employed has basically returned this team to crap. For the past couple years the progression has been showing up in small areas. PP and PK were a huge step forward for this team under Renney and Krueger and now its non-existant. For a team that boasts such as Ebs and Yak, the PP just plain stinks.

This system that theyre trying to adapt to has no real identity, every game theyre running around in the d zone chasing pucks. I somewhat agree matching power against power but why did we get Gordon in the first place? Horcoff might be blamed for a lot of things but he was asked to do one thing and most nights he did it well. He was always employed against the other teams top lines, from a standpoint maybe Eakins is inching towards that complete game from his top players. Like Scotty Bowman using his best players in every situation, from that standpoint things seem to make sense. But the fans patience is the last thing that should be tested right now especially after seven years of losing seasons.

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#71 Ron Burgundy
October 31 2013, 10:49AM
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@gooil

"I think the most frustrating thing is there is really no quick fix to this mess. The other GM's know we are at a point of weakness and we aren't going to get a break in a trade."

I disagree with this notion. Buffalo sucks and is by your theory therefore dealing from weakness also, but were able to turn their overpaid, soft, skilled forward into a cheaper, pluckier version of the same guy and a first and second pick. The Oilers are also by your own assertion the same team they were in the summer, and they were able to turn MPS into Perron. You never know if you don't try.

On another note, before E-town turns into Jonestown after some mass suicide, lets look East. The New York Rangers were a playoff team last year, but this year sit 13th. Derek Stepan in particular was just under a point per game and was a plus 25 in 44 games. This year his point production is down and he's a minus 8 in 11 games. My point? New coach, new system - these things take time. If you want to get to the other side you don't change horses in midstream. Maybe I'm that classic domestic violence victim who always forgives and comes back, but I'm not Joshua - I'm not strong enough to leave this relationship, so all I've got is hope.

Now, if this team is still this mind-blowingly frustrating at the game 40 mark I'll buy the barrels and the kool-aid mix - might need some help on the cyanide...

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#72 DSF
October 31 2013, 11:06AM
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@Souby

The cavalry is NOT coming:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/edmonton-oilers/Edmonton+Oilers+Craig+MacTavish+Detroit/9104464/story.html

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#73 Tom
October 31 2013, 11:22AM
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mlcsellil wrote:

Money talks and bullshart walks. As long as we fill Rexall at home games, ownership will continue to rob us blind, and change won't come. It is infuriating for the fans to watch incomplete plays and heartless efforts. All we want to see is the Oil ice the best team they can, and if that means changes or trades in the line, then up so be it. The fan base has been patient far too long and the mgt should deliver on the hope the feed us. However, being the die-hard fans we are, the Rexall will be sold out every night and Katz will laugh all the way to the bank.

I disagree, Katz will spend money on players he is not the problem.

Kevin Lowe's philosophy and definition of winning is wrong. Firing him won't help today but perhaps they find someone who knows what it takes to win.

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#74 Brad
October 31 2013, 11:29AM
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@Souby

The organization is playing prevent defense. Everyone is too scared to make a mistake right now. They think they are protecting their job.

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#75 madjam
October 31 2013, 11:31AM
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The secret of advertising and sales is selling an image . At least we have some great high pressure salesmen running this club . How many have bought the image and not the product they thought it was ?

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#76 Souby
October 31 2013, 11:32AM
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Brad wrote:

The organization is playing prevent defense. Everyone is too scared to make a mistake right now. They think they are protecting their job.

Sad but true.

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#77 DSF
October 31 2013, 12:06PM
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bwar wrote:

wow just wow.

Max Talbot is a centre and Colorado now has 6 bonafide NHL centres.

I wonder if another shoe is about to drop there.

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#78 madjam
October 31 2013, 12:49PM
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What can we surmise why J.Schultz not on the ice for practice today , and believe it or not , Smyth playing defence at practice.

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#79 Serious Gord
October 31 2013, 12:51PM
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reaperfunkss (2nd tier fan) wrote:

Just some general comments cause this sucks to always be talking about a losing team

When Mact was hired at the press cinference he said he was and impatient man and things were going to change quickly, now he says that patience is required. Lie here somewhere? And wasn't Tambo fired for being to patient?

When eakins was hired one of the pluses about him was that he could develop the young guys. Sportsnet and some media were quoting regularly the last few weeks on how Eakins said that they are not here to develop but win instead. Lie here somewhere?

About Tambo I don't understand how he was at fault since everything he did was run through Lowe.

Seem Kevin Lowe subscribes to the Fox News theory of "Stick to our narrative no matter what the facts say"

Sorry longer rant than I had planned. I am a longtime sufferer of crap teams I have been a Raiders fan since 81 Been a long time since I have been able to cheer for a quality team. Oh yeah i am also an eskie fan.

Gratuitous jab at Fox News just proves you have never watched Fox News.

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#80 NJ
October 31 2013, 01:56PM
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Anyone who trashes a mention of Steve Ott needs to have their head examined.

6'0", 190lbs. Not big. But he plays big. Hits a ton and agitates like crazy.

This is a guy who learned 3 foreign languages so he could agitate other players in their own language. He leaves it all out there. Despite the fact he comes from Buffalo, he is good in the circle, and can play the wing. Slot him in 3rd/4th line centre... even played top 6 in Dallas though some would say he was over his head there. Anyone who things that we couldn't use some of that on THIS team is nuts.

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#81 Green and Old
October 31 2013, 02:57PM
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Jay wrote:

Has there been a worst franchise in professional sports over the last 8 years? Pretty pathetic stuff here

The 1967 - 2012 Leafs. But it is an unfair comparison as the Leafs ownership took suckitude to a level that cannot be truly comprehended by mere mortals. Although I'm a hurting Oiler fan today I can hold my head up high and proudly proclaim "I've never been a Leafs Fan....eva"

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#82 Stephen Sheps
October 31 2013, 10:47AM
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Jason,

I too am a long suffering Dolphins fan not to mention bleeding Oiler blue since what feels like the dawn of time. When does it end? Imagine being a fan of both of these teams?!

I've reached a new sort of middle ground, fantasy football and hockey. I refuse to draft with my heart. My teams contain neither Dolphins nor Oilers so that I can occasionally cheer for winning teams without feeling like a traitor to my real life sports loves. It's not ideal, but it's the best I can do under the circumstances. And while fantasy championships aren't as meaningful as a stanley or a superbowl, it sure beats the emotional roller-coaster both the Dolphins and Oilers put me on every fall.

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#83 Souby
October 31 2013, 11:02AM
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Joshua, you put into words what a lot of us were thinking, so thanks for that. It was a great read and hilarious....and a bit sad because your comments are true.

I guess the only way the Oil can go from here is up.....right? On that note, has anyone heard any rumblings/rumours out there for any potential deals that can help this team now? Have any of the insiders like Mackenzie, Dregor, Friedman, Matheson etc. mentioned anything lately on the trade front for the Oil? If I have some potential trades to think about it might distract me from where the Oil are in the standings.

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#84 madjam
October 31 2013, 11:10AM
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I've been lied to , cheated on , and treated like dirt . Oh , I was born an Oiler fan , and I was born to be hurt .

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#85 Six Rings
October 31 2013, 01:33PM
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A nice little article for anyone who hasn't read it yet...

http://theoilersrig.com/?p=2063

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#86 Harlie
October 31 2013, 02:56PM
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@vetinari

I wish I only spent money on the Hockey News. I've got autographed game used rookie stuff for each of Hall, Eberle, Yakupov, Nugent-Hopkins. I'm starting to feel like a chump for buying that stuff!

1st world problems I know, but still.

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#87 EricOG
October 31 2013, 11:00AM
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Larry wrote:

I completely agree. I've been watching Canada's 8th team (Pittsburgh) a lot lately because I have a bunch of them in my hockey pool. Its fun watching a good team that actually moves the puck up the ice and doesn't turn it over 80% of the time (just a guess, thats what it feels like watching the Oil). Its like getting out of a bad relationship and taking home random girls from the bar again. Ive been a fan since 85' but today I am a hockey fan.

Somebody please forward this post right to the batcave ASAP!

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#88 tileguy
October 31 2013, 11:05AM
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I'm sure Josh isn't alone, but will he be able to stay away? Many have tried, most have failed, and that is what is so frustrating about sports.

What else are we going to do in the winter Jason, go to THE MALL?

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#89 tileguy
October 31 2013, 11:08AM
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YFC Prez wrote:

I still love the expos and they haven't existed since I was a young teenager. What chance do I have of letting go of the oilers. NONE.

You would have to bring up old wounds. Jean van de Velde, I love you.

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#90 mr common sense
October 31 2013, 11:38AM
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Moving Forward wrote:

Lets move forward people-lets pay a little more and aquire Tootoo and Engelland and see how these two little tweaks add a whole bunch of life, spark and confidence to our soft,soft,small, highly skilled but very,very soft lineup.

P.S. Gazdic and MacIntyre are not soft but we need more Kaboom in our lineup...among other things...hey...its a start...how can things get any worse?

C'mon Mac T get on it!

PPS It's OK to trade Klefbom Mac T - he is very soft!!! ...hint...hint!!!

Steve Ott

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#91 RexLibris
October 31 2013, 11:39AM
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So, basically something along these lines...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dca_pS9bQE0

I can't find it now, but there was a similar "its not you, its me" breakup video done by a Leafs fan a few years ago. Great stuff.

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#92 DSF
October 31 2013, 11:53AM
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Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun

As @adater first reported, can confirm Max Talbot traded for Steve Downie

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#93 bwar
October 31 2013, 11:56AM
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DSF wrote:

Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun

As @adater first reported, can confirm Max Talbot traded for Steve Downie

wow just wow.

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#94 DSF
October 31 2013, 12:09PM
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John Shannon ‏@JSportsnet

Hurricanes announce Manny Malhotra has signed a 1 year/two way deal.

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#95 MF
October 31 2013, 01:32PM
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mr common sense wrote:

Steve Ott

I agree 100%. Definitely would be a great addition!

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#96 Fresh Mess
October 31 2013, 02:20PM
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Gregor, when do we find out if Potter and freakinGrebeshkov cleared?

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#97 vetinari
October 31 2013, 02:30PM
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Fresh Mess wrote:

Gregor, when do we find out if Potter and freakinGrebeshkov cleared?

They both cleared and are with the Barons.

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#98 Rod from Viking
October 31 2013, 08:48PM
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Lochenzo wrote:

You think being a Fish fan is tough? I'm a Bills fan. Now there is depravity!! The only thing interesting to happen to the Bills franchise over the past 20 years was Flutie Flakes.

Before that O.J. Simpson

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#99 D'oh-ilers
October 31 2013, 09:14PM
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Jay wrote:

Has there been a worst franchise in professional sports over the last 8 years? Pretty pathetic stuff here

It could be worse.

Minnesota Timberwolves have missed the playoffs the past 9 seasons.

Buffalo Bills haven't been to the post season in 13 years.

The Kansas City Royals are the worst of the bunch. They haven't played a playoff game in 28 years.

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#100 K_Mart
October 31 2013, 10:05PM
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Great letter. Change is promised over and over, but the bad habits just never seem to go away.

The letter really says it all for me.

-Want to leave, but have grown so attached to this relationship that I'm afraid of what life without the team would be like. Even if this life brings nothing but heartbreak year after year.

"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do things right ALL THE TIME. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." - Vince Lombardi

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