GDB 25.0: HAWKS

Wanye
March 10 2013 01:29PM

The Oilers losing 6-0 to Nashville on Friday night is not helping the powder keg of emotion that is the OilersNation right now. Twitter reads terribly with demands for everyone that collects a cheque from Kay-Z being immediately dismissed. The comments section here at the site stretches to infinity as people vent their rage and frustration with a team that looks to be writing off another year of NHL hockey.

Incredibly the only people not showing any rage or heart at this moment are the Oilers themselves - which has a lot to do with explaining why we are all in this mess in the first place.

MIKE BROWN SEEMS NICE

Lost in all of this losing has been the play of the newest Oiler Mike Brown. Now sure there are some gaps in his game - particularly at 5 on 5 - but it has also been refreshing to see someone in an Oilers jersey finishing checks (say what!?) standing up for his team mates (how is this possible) and getting the jackhammer going in spectacular fashion (oh baby.)

Assuming the Oilers ever figure out a way to win (they will) and start playing with some emotion (perish the thought) Mike Brown could well end up being a fan favourite in E-town among fans who are currently displaying roughly 150x the heart of many of their beloved Oilers.

Good on you Mike Brown. Beat someone else down if you can find the chance tonight and give us all a good cheer will you?

Thanks.

LINES

The Oilers are set to see the return of Horcoff, Hartikainen and Hemsky tonight. If the object of professional hockey was to dress the greatest number of players whose names begin with the letter H the Oilers would be heavy favourites to win tonight's match against the Hawks.

Sadly winning a hockey game has something to do with goal differentials at the end of 90 minutes of play or something. So the Oil will be forced to try and do that, instead of standing pat and letting the Hs speak for themselves. Chicago just ended an insane 24 game streak without a loss in regulation so you know they will be ready to play.

Per the Oilers twitter about 23 seconds before puck drop

PREDICTIONS

GAME DAY PREDICTION: The Oilers love to mess with our heads and just when you count them out they usually play out of their minds and draw us back in. Tonight will be one of those nights and they will win 4-3 forcing approximately 140,000 Oilers fans on twitter to reevaluate their entire line of thinking.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Mike Brown will fight someone and we will be happy, shadow boxing along the entire bout from the squalor of Wanye Manor.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION:  Minutes into the game GM Steve Tambellini will burst into the Oilers section of the press box. "I have finished my assessment of the team" he will breathlessly announce to all within earshot. "I can now conclude with great certainty the Oilers made a horrible mistake hiring me to be in charge."

He will receive a standing ovation from the entire world.

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#2 treblecharger
March 10 2013, 01:30PM
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Oil pride rises, let's have a win. "Things can only get better"- Howard Jones

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#3 Lowetide
March 10 2013, 01:38PM
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Love the lines. Hahaha. That was good, I scrolled down and saw that and got a solid laugh. Thanks for that!

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#4 Senhor
March 10 2013, 01:39PM
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4-3 Oil? Seriously? The Oil will get pumped (sorry) big time. And K-Tamb can't wake up long enough to fix the problems. And I thought Kreuger was some motivational genius. Does not appear so. Season death for Seth. Who will make the pick?

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#5 freeze
March 10 2013, 01:39PM
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BEST NSOGDP EVER!!

But I highly doubt Tambi can come to any conclusions.

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#6 David S
March 10 2013, 01:42PM
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What the heck? I just woke up and it's already 1:00??? What sort of demon wizardry is this?

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#7 Time Travelling Sean
March 10 2013, 01:42PM
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Chicago, resigned and disappointed come out strong, but thank God we get a few bounces and are up 3-0 by the first.

As we insipidly progress through the game, we wait for Chicago to pounce, as the Lion stares down the frozen lamb, but the lion never strikes and we win 3-0.

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#8 David S
March 10 2013, 01:45PM
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Oilers in a commanding loss 5-2 as the Hawks feel bad for them and let the gas off 10 minutes into the first period. Krueger looks over at the Hawks bench, simultaneously nods his head and rubs his nose in that secret way in grateful, relieved acknowledgement.

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#9 Oilers Coffey
March 10 2013, 01:48PM
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Can we reboot this Oilers Nation? Positive energy, positive karma! Afterall we are most likely all older than the boys (kids) on the ice. I'd still rather be cheering for this group than the Yellow and Red puke down the road, or any other team! Lets GO OILERS !!¡!!!!!¡!!!!!¡

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#10 Bryan in SK
March 10 2013, 01:50PM
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Sure glad the lockout cured my desire for NHL hockey! (Self-talk is wonderful.)

As long as Brown hangs a lickin' on Carcillo, I'm happy. That'll make the score irrelevant and I'd even dare to wear my Oilers golf shirt to work tomorrow.

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#11 Puritania
March 10 2013, 01:51PM
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Best NSOGDP of all time!*

*Of all time!

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#12 EricOG
March 10 2013, 01:53PM
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Fire TamboLoweMcT LIKE RIGHT NOW!!!!

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#13 Jay
March 10 2013, 01:54PM
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I'm in a good mood today. Not gonna ruin that by watching this team flail around the ice

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#14 Dog Train
March 10 2013, 01:57PM
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Chicago just got pumped by the Avs so they will probably be out for blood. Nice to see us getting some new blood into the lineup. Hopefully we score a goal tonight.

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#15 Bryan in SK
March 10 2013, 02:01PM
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EricOG wrote:

Fire TamboLoweMcT LIKE RIGHT NOW!!!!

I'd add Olczyk to that list, too. I'd almost expect him to make an offer sheet to someone who has to clear waivers.

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#16 mr_nihilism
March 10 2013, 02:02PM
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I don't feel compelled to watch the game. On a much similar note, I didn't bother tuning in to the previous game either.

Maybe I'll record it just in case something magnificent happens, but otherwise meh.

After so many years of watching the Oil suck in glorious technicolor, I could use a break from the letdown and frustration.

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#17 OilClog
March 10 2013, 02:03PM
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I'm hoping Brown starts a all out bench war, been awhile since the NHL has had a couple goalies duking it out at center ice.. For Dubnyks sake I hope emery isn't playing.

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#18 Spydyr
March 10 2013, 02:04PM
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NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION:

Tambo runs into the coach's office shouting "Eureka, I finally figured out how the remote for the tv works.Changed the channel off of Holmes on homes.Turned to center ice.Man we suck.Let me call some other GM's and make some trades to help you out Ralph.As soon as I figure out how these new fangled cell phone things work"

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#19 rob
March 10 2013, 02:05PM
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horcoff gets hurt tripping over henskys laces in practice,hemsky gets hurt trying to help horcoff get up,lowe decides to dress and try to help this team,but he gets hurt when mike brown speedbags him for bringing him here!!!hall,ebs and rnh all laugh while searching porn on there phones inbetween shifts and yakapov spends the day trying to get a hawks jersey!!!! 8-2 hawks

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#20 Bryan in SK
March 10 2013, 02:05PM
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Believe it or not, my wife bought me a set of salt and pepper shakers with the Oilers logo on them. Our front step is icy, so she told me to take the salt shaker out and put some salt on the step. I told her that I don't think it will help... it's been years since anything wearing an Oilers logo has been effective on ice.

(True story... honest.)

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#21 rob
March 10 2013, 02:11PM
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Bryan in SK wrote:

Believe it or not, my wife bought me a set of salt and pepper shakers with the Oilers logo on them. Our front step is icy, so she told me to take the salt shaker out and put some salt on the step. I told her that I don't think it will help... it's been years since anything wearing an Oilers logo has been effective on ice.

(True story... honest.)

Awesome,made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#22 Spurzey
March 10 2013, 02:11PM
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Stumbellini needs to be fired before the 1st game back at the Rex so his replacement(MacT) can begin to plan for the trade deadline and draft day. If this doesn't happen the Rexall faithful need to demand it. I'll start the chant.....fire tam-bo...fire tam-bo...fire tam-bo...

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#23 Spydyr
March 10 2013, 02:16PM
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Spurzey wrote:

Stumbellini needs to be fired before the 1st game back at the Rex so his replacement(MacT) can begin to plan for the trade deadline and draft day. If this doesn't happen the Rexall faithful need to demand it. I'll start the chant.....fire tam-bo...fire tam-bo...fire tam-bo...

Tambo and Lowe gotta go.

Repeat as necessary.

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#24 Spurzey
March 10 2013, 02:22PM
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Spydyr wrote:

Tambo and Lowe gotta go.

Repeat as necessary.

Agreed. New chant...fire tam-blow...fire tam-blow...fire tam-blow...

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#25 A-Mc
March 10 2013, 02:23PM
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Horc is back. Harti is back. Hemsky is back!

Oil lose 4-0

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#26 Jay
March 10 2013, 02:31PM
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Lame comment - WG

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#27 106 and 106
March 10 2013, 02:46PM
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BOO-WAH - BLAH - Nice call, Wayne. The NSOGDP was comic genius, good to see your keeping the faith.

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#28 DigDeepNBleedBlue
March 10 2013, 02:47PM
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Things needed for tonight: 12 pack of inspiration, two books: Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' and 'My Feet Arn't Ugly: A Girl's Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out' by Debra Beck, Snacks!, pen and pad of paper to draw during intermissions, and, of course, my lucky shirt.

Game Day Prediction: I'm freaking annihilated (please don't drink and write) by the end of the second.

Lets go Blue!

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#29 Dave "Killer" Carlson
March 10 2013, 02:53PM
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@Wanye

"Sadly winning a hockey game has something to do with goal differentials at the end of 90 minutes of play or something."

So that's why the Oilers keep losing! They're being deprived of the final 30 minutes of play every night! Given their improbable record when trailing heading into the final 20 minutes of the game this year (I think it's above .500), there would be a lot more W's in the column if minutes 71-90 were actually played!

Or maybe just a lot more GA's and we should be thanking the powers that be...

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#30 He Who Knows
March 10 2013, 02:53PM
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Hey Tambi, K-Lowe and the rest of you incompetent executives in the Oilers organization please do us all a favor and resign!!! I know K-Lowe you are not in this business to win popularity contests and your in it to win Stanley Cups lol but you suck the hind banana. You guys should go on Dragon's Den and see how they rip your business plan into pieces! Kevin Lowe should have been fired years ago and well Tambi should have never been hired years ago. I wonder what Tambi was doing all those years in Vancouver...oh wait he was also sucking the hind banana.

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#31 Todd
March 10 2013, 03:17PM
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Spurzey wrote:

Agreed. New chant...fire tam-blow...fire tam-blow...fire tam-blow...

I think if you want results you need to call out higher than Tambo. Chanting for Tambo's head is too predictable and expected. Ruff got fired in Buffalo because media started to question the owner personally. Owners don't like that. It trickled down and bam, Ruff was out.

So we need to start a Katz Sucks chant.

Or at a minimum target KLowe. "Lowe MUST go" is catchy. It would be great if KLowe was replaced, since new blood would certainly clean house and get rid of Tambo as well (2 for 1!!). But at least if we get a fire Lowe chant going it'll hit home and cause KLowe to get off his a## and do something. Best case scenario Katz hears about it and realizes its time to purge the entire mgmt staff.

#LoweMUSTgo

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#32 vetinari
March 10 2013, 03:24PM
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The Hawks could ice their AHL affiliate tonight and likely still own the Oilers... however, I will be brave and predict that our scoring drought ends tonight... Hawks 5 Oilers 2...

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#33 Todd
March 10 2013, 03:30PM
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It was articles like this that started a media storm that led to something changing in Buffalo. Darcy R. is probably next on the block... But the speculation is that Pegulia didn't like being called out and put Regheir on notice, who did wall he really can do as a dead man walking and fired his coach.

http://blogs.buffalonews.com/sabres/2013/02/its-time-for-terry-to-talk-today.html?ref=brp

** We need our media to start calling out Katz & KLowe. None of the media in this town have any balls (at least not any main stream media types), or they are shills paid by the team (Tencer and Propoganda Minister Stauffer)

What about Terry Jones and Jim Matheson. Old school guys with clout. I assume they don't want to get permanently shut out by the Oilers organization. But I'd like to see an Edmonton Journal front page article calling out Katz for this perpetually suckery coupled with insanely high ticket prices and kazillion dolloar tax payer funded rinks.

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#34 oliveoilers
March 10 2013, 03:36PM
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vetinari wrote:

The Hawks could ice their AHL affiliate tonight and likely still own the Oilers... however, I will be brave and predict that our scoring drought ends tonight... Hawks 5 Oilers 2...

Very unlikely, as the oilers are the best AHL team out there.

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#35 Spydyr
March 10 2013, 04:30PM
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oliveoilers wrote:

Very unlikely, as the oilers are the best AHL team out there.

And have been for four years now.

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#36 tom.MTL
March 10 2013, 04:35PM
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WHAT DO WE WANT? "PINK SLIPS"!! WHEN DO WE WANT THEM? "NOW"!! WHAT DO WE WANT? "PINK SLIPS"!! WHEN DO WE WANT THEM? "NOW"!!

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#37 Rama Lama
March 10 2013, 04:45PM
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Spurzey wrote:

Stumbellini needs to be fired before the 1st game back at the Rex so his replacement(MacT) can begin to plan for the trade deadline and draft day. If this doesn't happen the Rexall faithful need to demand it. I'll start the chant.....fire tam-bo...fire tam-bo...fire tam-bo...

Stumbellini...........that's funny! Says it all. Love your idea of fire-tambo..........if you could add the real culprit Lowe on the next chant, that would be appreciated.

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#38 Alexander
March 10 2013, 04:47PM
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Winning Teams are built by LEADERS, not by employees who "work" for the paycheck! It may be quite repetitive but it is one more voice of someone with a very long involvement with the Oilers organization. This is not an attack on anyone, this is the common sense of any Canadian who ever laced a pair of skates on: Mr.Tambellini is not a leader! He simply does not posses the qualities necessary to assert and manage. If he did have them, no matter what the above him had to say, he would assert himself. He never did. He seems to simply have the job to always "explain" something and "plan" fruitless moves... If he ever makes a move he actually initiated! Period. Mr. Lowe, respected and appreciated as a player, simply is not executive material. He never was, he never will be. He was just a player with heart! He ruined his good image with the fans when he hung on to a job for the paycheck he does not earn - he collects it as a pension for "past services" As for Mr. Krueger, he tries to teach defense to his offensive players... Instead of letting them go out there and score goals whatever way they can and build a defense with defenders... He is not going to take this team anywhere with the constant shuffling and re-shuffling... Decide on lines! Let them play together! Let them LOSE together or win together.... Let them learn to be UNITS! They will LEARN together or they will "die" together! Sather built a TEAM not just because of the talents those boys possessed but because he let them jell between them and become the guys who truly played for each-other! Mr. Katz, PLEASE, do us a favor at last (frankly you will be serving your own best interest too): Fire your current executives, make Mr. Kruger the defense coach, bring a LEADER as a head coach and let the boys play to their strengths! Us, long-suffering fans, will support that type of effort! A bit of the "same-old" has people following the Oilers for the last 35 years actually turning the TV off or walking away half way from the Arena. Loose the losers you pay... So we all can hope to win some respect back!

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#39 Walter Sobchak
March 10 2013, 05:02PM
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OGDP - 6-1 Hawks

The Oilers get blown out; Dubnyk lets another butter soft goal in.

Gagner and Hemsky turn the puck over at least 15 times at the Black Hawks blue line.

Whitney gets caught out of position only a half dozen times.

Paajarvi keeps shooting from the perimeter then follows up to the net making it look like he goes to the net.

Hartikinen puts his head down and never looks up again for the rest of the shift.

Schultz Sr is on for another 3 goals

Petry refuses to move the puck quick enough then get stapled to the boards causing another turnover.

Smid try’s in vain to block the shot but Dubnyk lets it in anyways then raises his arms like he was screened.

Yakupov stays right beside the point man because he’s too afraid to move in his own zone.

Thats about as obvious as I got.

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#40 Mac962
March 10 2013, 05:05PM
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Alexander wrote:

Winning Teams are built by LEADERS, not by employees who "work" for the paycheck! It may be quite repetitive but it is one more voice of someone with a very long involvement with the Oilers organization. This is not an attack on anyone, this is the common sense of any Canadian who ever laced a pair of skates on: Mr.Tambellini is not a leader! He simply does not posses the qualities necessary to assert and manage. If he did have them, no matter what the above him had to say, he would assert himself. He never did. He seems to simply have the job to always "explain" something and "plan" fruitless moves... If he ever makes a move he actually initiated! Period. Mr. Lowe, respected and appreciated as a player, simply is not executive material. He never was, he never will be. He was just a player with heart! He ruined his good image with the fans when he hung on to a job for the paycheck he does not earn - he collects it as a pension for "past services" As for Mr. Krueger, he tries to teach defense to his offensive players... Instead of letting them go out there and score goals whatever way they can and build a defense with defenders... He is not going to take this team anywhere with the constant shuffling and re-shuffling... Decide on lines! Let them play together! Let them LOSE together or win together.... Let them learn to be UNITS! They will LEARN together or they will "die" together! Sather built a TEAM not just because of the talents those boys possessed but because he let them jell between them and become the guys who truly played for each-other! Mr. Katz, PLEASE, do us a favor at last (frankly you will be serving your own best interest too): Fire your current executives, make Mr. Kruger the defense coach, bring a LEADER as a head coach and let the boys play to their strengths! Us, long-suffering fans, will support that type of effort! A bit of the "same-old" has people following the Oilers for the last 35 years actually turning the TV off or walking away half way from the Arena. Loose the losers you pay... So we all can hope to win some respect back!

Lindy Ruff. Nuff said. Made the Sabres tough to play with limited talent and always got the best out of them no matter what they brought to the table. Excel at what you do best.

RK- Defence for sure - Steve Smith See ya, and Take Bucky with you.

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#41 Alexander
March 10 2013, 05:09PM
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Having urged on my previous post the "dismantling" part of my suggestions, I would be amiss not to post the "next step", that being:

Mr. Katz, do NOT bring in any more "yes" men! Bring MEN who SHALL make and stand by their OWN decisions. BE their own men!

Mr. Katz, I knew you when you were not a billionaire - just when you were practicing law, and I know that you DO know all this since those days! I wonder if the billions have changed your excellent thinking of those days as an Oiler fan... Obviously us who stayed behind on the cash deposits department do not know something you do.... But we know good hockey and honest efforts when we see them...

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#42 keepingitreal
March 10 2013, 05:27PM
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Positive emotion people. Oil are going to turn this around. look forward to a hard fought win tonight. Lets go Oilers!!!!

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#43 Pharmboy
March 10 2013, 05:27PM
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NSOGDP: Oilers win 7-1 and in the post game news conference Quinville yells, "We've been Smurfed!"

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#44 Ari Gold
March 10 2013, 05:34PM
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I want them to be chanting Let's Go Esk-imos! at the next home game!

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#45 Time Travelling Sean
March 10 2013, 05:38PM
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Wewt

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#46 Alsker
March 10 2013, 05:43PM
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Am I dreaming or is the rum doing its job, a decent start now keep it up

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#47 Poolanov
March 10 2013, 05:48PM
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Lose the "quotation marks"

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#48 TonyT
March 10 2013, 05:48PM
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Pucks deep and put on net, don't tease my Oilers I can't take it anymore...

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#49 SirWickedAwesome
March 10 2013, 05:57PM
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Nice!! great predictions.. you guys are so smrt!! 3 goals in 6 mins 56 seco.. nice

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#50 Mikey
March 10 2013, 05:58PM
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See Horcoff is important to this team.

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