GDB 21.0: A NON WILD AFFAIR

Wanye
March 03 2013 01:22PM

Rest assured a game against the Minnesota Wild will be anything but a wild affair. The team plays a defensive style so boring the Pentagon is looking to develop a way to weaponize it and bring it into battle. "Project: Lethal Boredom"  is expected to be a fully functional option in the aresenal of freedom within a decade.

Boring or not the Oil are going to have to figure something out and walk away with some points tonight as this lockout shortened season is already hanging in the balance. The Wild sit comfortably in 10th place in the Western Conference at 10-8-2 and our upstart Oilers are temporarily in 12th place at 8-8-4 and looking to rocket up the charts.

The Oil are going to have to find a way to win without the services of Taylor Hall, who is still feeling the effects from a sore hamstring injury suffered last game agsint the Blues. Says Coach Krueger, "Taylor is still feeling a strain that we want to err to the cautious side. This type of injury, we can give him four days of rest as opposed to forcing him in today. He's day-to-day but we expect him back very soon."

Which also means we can scratch "watch Hall hammer Clutterbuck to show he ain't afraid" off the OilersNation Game Bingo Cards for tonight.

LINEUP

According to Jason Gregor who texted me "here are the lines in advance so you don't screw it all up like you did last game" these are the non-screwed up lines for today.

F

91-89-14

64-93-83

94-20-28

55-54-37

D

5-2

15-19

6-24

Starting goalies have not yet been announced.

PREDICTIONS

GAME DAY PREDICTION: Despite the Wilds' ability to smother teams with a blanket of defence before sending them into a 90 minute coma we have a feeling the Oil will wiggle free and find a way to win 4-2. Two goals by the J Leslie Eberle collection (naturally) a J. Schultz special from the point and a Ryan Jones garbage goal will make up the offense for the good guys.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Cal Clutterbuck comes flying off the bench midway through the first period looking for revenge on Taylor Hall for giving him a charlie horse last time these two teams faced off.

"DERP WHERE TAYLOR HALL AT?" the cro magnonian man will scream whilst awkwardly lumbering around the ice. After being told Hall is already out with an injury Clutterbuck will confusedly cross check himself from behind into the boards. Minnesota fans will quietly applaud before rolling over and going back to sleep in the stands.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION:  Wild fans - who have inexplicably paid to watch Minnesota Wild hockey for years now - will see what exciting hockey looks like for a few brief flashes tonight. "What was that? An end to end rush?" they will whisper to each other in the seats. "Where is the dump and chase? Where is the neutral zone trap? This isn't hockey!"

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher will be forced to address the fans at the end of the first period on the scoreboard. "We realize that you have seen some tic-tac-toe passing and one time top cheddar goals from the Oilers tonight. As the General Manager of the Wild I can assure you that the Oilers will be gone shortly after the game and we are committed to returning to the 1-0 hockey Minnesota fans deserve."

09049f03ecb006ab29372206f2a88f75
Blog so hard motherf**ckers try and find me. Email me at wanyegretz@gmail.com or tweet me @wanyegretz provided it is about Jordan Eberle or babes.
Avatar
#1 DSF
March 03 2013, 09:29PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
BleedingOil wrote:

Hall or Seguin? RNH or Huberdeau?

Just before the Hopkins draft I happened to run into the former GM of the Kitchener Rangers who is now working for Hockey Canada in a bar in Osoyoos.

He told me that Huberdeau would be, by far, the best player in that draft although he thought it would take him a little longer to make an impact because he wasn't very mature.

At this point, it would appear that both Huberdeau and Landeskog (who I would have drafted) will be better players.

Avatar
#2 DSF
March 03 2013, 09:30PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
Walter Sobchak wrote:

This game is a direct indication of the Oilers organization.

The rebuild should have started with them.

Exactly.

Until Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest are punted, nothing much will change.

Avatar
#3 DSF
March 03 2013, 09:44PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
Walter Sobchak wrote:

Who was better 2 months ago in the World JR?

I would say that Huberdeau wasnt even close!

RNH is banged up, how bad? We will know the extent shortly.

He was looking at the longer term.

He saw Huberdeau as a potential game changer while he thought Hopkins was too soft.

Don't shoot the messenger, especially when Huberdeau would be on pace for a 40 goal 82 game season.

Avatar
#4 DSF
March 03 2013, 09:46PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
Citizen David wrote:

You are saying that before they have even played a full two seasons (huberdeau hasn't even played half of one season) that's it's clear who will be better? Laughable. After a couple season's it looked like Ovechkin was better than Crosby and Malkin. Now? Not so much. Landeskog is awesome and Huberdeau will probably be really good. But Nuge will be somewhere in there too. Impossible to say now how it will play out.

I'm telling you what a guy who knows more about hockey that all of us put together thought.

Whether or not you believe it is irrelevant.

Avatar
#5 DSF
March 03 2013, 10:11PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
Sammy wrote:

I hear Brian Burke is available ;-)

That is actually a great idea...especially if he takes out Lowe in the barn fight.

Avatar
#6 DSF
March 03 2013, 10:12PM
Trash it!
1
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
Citizen David wrote:

I'm all good with that. You were the one who said at this point it looks like Landeskog and Huberdeau will be better than Nuge. Also Mike Milbury was a former NHL GM who "knows a lot about hockey". Also hockey Canada might be the only organization that is run worse than the Oilers, Blue Jackets, and Islanders and Flames. (although i believe in John Davidson)

Mike Milbury.

Seriously?

Is that all you've got?

Avatar
#8 Wax Man Riley
March 03 2013, 01:25PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers

THE WILD ARE THE BEST TEAM IN TEH LEAGUE AND ARE UNBEATABLE AND WIL HAVE 60 HOME PLAYOFF GAMES IN TEH NEXT 10 YEARS AND CHARLIE COYLE IS THE BEST CENTER EVER

Avatar
#9 Wax Man Riley
March 03 2013, 01:27PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

O YA AND ALSO NUTS!

Avatar
#10 Mikey
March 03 2013, 01:34PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

WAYNE YOUR WRITING SUCKS BECAUSE I HAVE ZERO SENSE OF HUMOUR!!!

Love Selma Heyak

Avatar
#11 geno
March 03 2013, 01:35PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

WHO"S 84 WANYE?!?!

Avatar
#12 Time Travelling Sean
March 03 2013, 01:35PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Your funny. Sad but true though, why pay to be unentertained? Isn't the NHL, at the end of the day, about entertainment?

Avatar
#13 geno
March 03 2013, 01:36PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

AND WHO'S 25?!?!?

Avatar
#14 Velo
March 03 2013, 01:37PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Who is 84?

Avatar
#15 Velo
March 03 2013, 01:38PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Guess we traded him for 89. We just got more skilled but smaller!

Avatar
#17 Wax Man Riley
March 03 2013, 01:40PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
geno wrote:

WHO"S 84 WANYE?!?!

#84 for the Edmonton Oilers?

No one. Ever.

Avatar
#19 Wax Man Riley
March 03 2013, 01:41PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers
geno wrote:

AND WHO'S 25?!?!?

Mike Grier?

Greg DeVries??

Did we get Joni Pitkanen back?

Avatar
#21 Hall for Captain
March 03 2013, 01:42PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers

Wanye.....I don't want to be THAT person always pointing out every teeny weeny mistake...but pretty sure Gagner (otherwise know as Gagne, Ganger etc....) is 89 not 84. Apologies for being THAT guy....

Avatar
#22 Coco
March 03 2013, 01:43PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

WHO IS NUMBER 84

Avatar
#23 Hall for Captain
March 03 2013, 01:44PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

I see there are more than one of us on this here blog site.

Avatar
#24 Time Travelling Sean
March 03 2013, 01:45PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

84 is Yak+20.

Avatar
#25 geno
March 03 2013, 01:47PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
Wanye wrote:

SHHH SHH DONT TELL GREGOR HE WILL KILL ME

*runs and hides*

OOOOH GREGOR THE SUPERIOR!!

*water glass rippling*

fee fi fo fum

*blood hurdling scream*

Avatar
#27 DSF
March 03 2013, 02:08PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Oh, and Clutterbuck won't be playing...still injured.

Avatar
#29 Time Travelling Sean
March 03 2013, 02:15PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

@DSF

Yea that bruised THIGH must really be hurting.

Avatar
#30 Taylor Gang
March 03 2013, 02:24PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

The Wild would be such babies if they cared that much about an injury as small as that

Avatar
#31 Sanaa Montana
March 03 2013, 02:47PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Yakupov-RNH-Hemsky, finally.!..

OILERS WIN 7-2. YAK GETS HIS 1st CAREER HAT TRICK.

Avatar
#32 106 and 106
March 03 2013, 02:52PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Dear Pentagon, Hurry Up. This team makes the NHL sleepy.

Avatar
#33 DigDeepNBleedBlue
March 03 2013, 02:59PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

If these are the lines it's gonna be interesting to see Gagner and Eberle together. They've shown some chemistry in the past. The two, IMO however, need some size to be effective even-strengthed. Paajarvi has the size and can bring some energy but he doesn't do it every shift nor every game. I'm thinking him and Eager should switch lines every now and then. Both have great speed, Paajarvi is more skilled and Eager is more of a SOB. That little trait could open up some ice. Besides, flippin' the script during the game can't hurt in possibly creating some difference/confusion and abrasiveness in their attack 5x5.

No, I don't think Eager should play there every game...

I'll be watching the RNH and Yak attack with great interest as well. I have been wanting to see these two and Hall together in a game for some time now. Yak is a rook, makes rook mistakes, but these three look to be made for each other... and not because they were all drafted number one... Skill sets: Passer, shooter and all round hockey player.

Avatar
#34 Oilers G- Nations Poet Laureate
March 03 2013, 03:05PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

GDP: 1. Oilers score in first 5 mins 2. I fall asleep by the 7 min mark. 3. I wake up as Minny scores with 5 min remaining in the 3rd. 4. Game goes into 5 mins of mind-numbing OT with the Oil winning 2-1 in the SO. 5. Immediately flip to the interwebs to look for the highlites I missed while napping only to find there were none.

OGDP:

I wont be the only one napping

NSOGDP:

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Avatar
#35 Quicksilver ballet
March 03 2013, 03:42PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
4
cheers

Speaking of napping...

What a night on Friday. Went out to The Pint with the girls and had one too many vodka breezers. So tired of passing out and waking up in someone elses home. I don't understand why it takes me 2 or 3 days to walk normal again either.

Darn vodka...any other women have this problem?

Avatar
#36 DSF
March 03 2013, 03:48PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
Time Travelling Sean wrote:

Yea that bruised THIGH must really be hurting.

And Hall's tweaked hamstring?

Avatar
#37 dawgtoy
March 03 2013, 03:51PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Thanks Wanye. Absolute classic!!! After reading the link below, this article has restored my faith in humanity.

http://www.hockeywilderness.com/2013/3/3/4059254/minnesota-wild-vs-edmonton-oilers-game-21

Avatar
#38 DSF
March 03 2013, 03:59PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Galchenyuk - 112

Yakupov - 328

http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/sortable/

Avatar
#39 DigDeepNBleedBlue
March 03 2013, 04:02PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Speaking of napping...

What a night on Friday. Went out to The Pint with the girls and had one too many vodka breezers. So tired of passing out and waking up in someone elses home. I don't understand why it takes me 2 or 3 days to walk normal again either.

Darn vodka...any other women have this problem?

Bahahaha! I spit my beer out when I read this.

Talk about dumpin' it in deep and going hard on the forecheck. lol Mint!

Avatar
#40 dawgtoy
March 03 2013, 04:09PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

@DSF

Dubnyk - 38 Gagner - 62 Khabibukin - 67

Parise - 72 Backlund - 84 Suter - 119

Avatar
#41 DSF
March 03 2013, 04:21PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

@dawgtoy

Kadri - 17

Scrivens - 35

Franson - 54

Cogliano (52) ranked higher than any Oiler forward.

Avatar
#42 Time Travelling Sean
March 03 2013, 04:38PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

@DSF

Yeah, the Leafs are doing great. Where were you before the beginning of the season?

Edit: Re the new found Leafs praise, I didn't see you praise Kadri or Franson or Scrivens prior to the season, nor make any bold predictions as to playoff aspirations.

Granlund, as a 21 year old rookie, isn't doing that well though, for all the world class PPG skill he possess.

Avatar
#43 DSF
March 03 2013, 04:41PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
Time Travelling Sean wrote:

Yeah, the Leafs are doing great. Where were you before the beginning of the season?

Edit: Re the new found Leafs praise, I didn't see you praise Kadri or Franson or Scrivens prior to the season, nor make any bold predictions as to playoff aspirations.

Granlund, as a 21 year old rookie, isn't doing that well though, for all the world class PPG skill he possess.

Tofino.

Avatar
#44 Dog Train
March 03 2013, 04:49PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

I really like the lines put together for this one. Our two best passers playing with our best one-time shooter. I feel like the Nuge and Eberle should be on separate lines. Our third line should take care of their own end and that fourth line just needs to crash and bang.

It might be a good thing that Hall sits this one out. This soon after he destroyed Clutterbuck, there might have been some liberties taken with him. If he is already feeling a little stiff, then it's better to rest him.

We've lost way too many games in this barn. Let's make up for it starting tonight. Oilers win 3-1. Goals by Yakupov, Eberle and Smyth.

Avatar
#45 James
March 03 2013, 04:54PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

I have no idea why people even bother with DSF. Why anyone continues to feed into his obvious troll BS is beyond me. There isn't any point to most of the posts other than to rile people up, which obviously works. Move on folks, let him find another crowd to dangle his used up carrot in front of.

Avatar
#46 The Beaker
March 03 2013, 04:55PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
3
cheers

Sutter (2004) Suter (76) Gilbert Godfried (1) Me (6.2) Lebron James (98) Feaster (Pizza 73)

....

Did I do it right?*

*Thats what she said.

Avatar
#47 Hayek
March 03 2013, 05:04PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Should be a tough game today, especially with our best player out.

Surprising how much the Wild have improved this year. After 20 games shots for are 27.1/game, shots against are 27.6/game. Oilers have shots for 28.8/game, and shots against of 33.3/game.

Just shows how the Oilers still have a bunch of growing to do as a team. While improving, the team isn't just quite there yet.

Hopefully the GM tries to acquire more players that can outshoot the opponent, and less coke machines.

Avatar
#48 dawgtoy
March 03 2013, 05:13PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

@DSF

Garrison 211, Luongo 217, Schneider 301. Or I could just point out Wellwood at 688.

Avatar
#49 clyde
March 03 2013, 05:13PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Hall gets "injured" right before the Wild game. He will have to dress against them sooner or later.

Avatar
#50 Wax Man Riley
March 03 2013, 05:14PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers
DSF wrote:

Galchenyuk - 112

Yakupov - 328

http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/sortable/

Ya well Craig Anderson is #1. Way better than any other player.

What are you doing?

What is the point of comparing players from every team in the league to The Oilers. Name a player, and I will name a better player on another team, an tell you why the player you name is horrible.

For real though. Your schtick is getting old.

Comments are closed for this article.