GDB 44.0: LOYALTY

Wanye
April 21 2013 04:12PM

There was a time this year when we thought our tickets to the games tonight and tomorrow were quite the saavy investment. "It will be right at the end of the year" we cackled to ourselves as we looked at the schedule "it's going to be a circus."

Of course the Circus left town a good two weeks ago now and in its place the Misery Carnival has set up shop as it seems to do each and every year around this time.

Even though the Oilers have checked out of this season and are now just collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars of Kay-Z's money every game to go through the motions, the fans are still selling out the building each and every night which is just mind blowing.

Respect.

We are Oilers fans. We will always watch. This game and the next game and every other game until the end of time. And we will run into other top tier Oilers fans tonight too. Fans like the Dakin brothers Travis and Cory who will be at the completely meaningless game having hauled ass hundreds of miles to be in the stands today.

They are shelling out meaningful money to see an Oilers team that has a 93% likelihood of mailing it in. For their sake and the sake of everyone who will still be watching tonight regardless of what logic would suggest - let's hope they don't.

LINEUP

We popped over to CoppernBlue to see what they were projecting the lines to be tonight and we found the hilarious lineup above. Everyone's nickname is pretty hilarious and the fact that Corey Potter doesn't get one is for some reason even more funny to me for some reason. Well done fellas.

The lineup using Government names can be seen below. None of these are official lines at this point as the Oilers have not seen it fit to announce their lines on twitter yet today keeping us all hanging. The Nuge is out with shoulder surgery so we have left his roster spot empty. Impact on the lines is unknown at this point.

F

Hall - Gagner - Yakupov

Pajaarvi - Empty - Eberle

Horcoff - Lander - Jones

Smyth - Smithson - Brown

D

Smid - Petry

Schultz - Schultz

Fistric - Potter

G

Dubynk

PREDICTIONS

GAME DAY PREDICTION: The Oilers and the Ducks will put on a decent display of the Ice Hockey tonight. The Ducks need a win having cooled off of late and the Oilers want to prove they are going to be better next year. Oilers will win 4-2

Coach Kruger stated that "The things we want to take out of this season and into next year should be visible in this week's games." We shall see Sir. We shall see.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Jordan Eberle is going to score and we will throw our favourite "I love beer" boxers onto the Ice and immediately regret it. Those are awesome boxers.

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: One of the Dakin Brothers in attendance will stand up midway through the period and try and take matters into his own hands, climbing up into the netting above the glass and refusing to come down until the Oilers promise they will make the playoffs next year. Arena security will side with the Dakins as will the Police in attendance, who wait until a 10 minute ovation has passed before luring him down with 2 1/2 free Rexall Beers valued at over $109,000.

NOTE TO THE NUGE

Heal up quick lil buddy. We all love you so much and need you back in tip top form next season.

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#1 Cory Dakin
April 21 2013, 04:22PM
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I didn't even think about climbing the netting until you said it. That was a terrible idea putting that in my head.

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#2 Alsker
April 21 2013, 06:20PM
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Alright fLames lead 3-1, considering no RNH we should be good for what maybe 2 more points this season...meaning maybe #4 pick

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#3 DSF
April 21 2013, 08:44PM
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NewAgeSys wrote:

This guy has a huge 5 hole, target him there.

Go for the deflections, have J Schultz fire wristers from the middle high and have a guy in the middle of the o-zone ready for a mid-range tip and also have a man at the net or backdoor looking for the secondary tipin. Lay down two layers of tippers,one mid-zone and one at the net, then wrist it in from the middle, looking for two opportunitys. Try to tip high on him s he has been conditioned to go down so far, he is cheating to the ice, so try the tip ins high on him.And remember it can go in off of a body high as well so when he goes down to cover the bottom and the post toss one up and into the men in front of the net because he is leaving the entire top of the net wide open, bank one in off someone up high so there is no kicking motion.

Phhhttttt.

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#4 Lowetide
April 21 2013, 05:37PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Wait... Is it Beer before liquor or liquor before beer?

I can't tell if Cory is getting me in trouble or not here.

It's beer a cold, liquor a fever. I'm sure that's it.

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#5 Newj
April 21 2013, 05:51PM
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Who's Empty? Did we trade for him or acquired thru the draft?

NSOGP - Empty gets a Gordie Howe hat trick in his first game as an Oiler!

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#6 OilersBrass
April 21 2013, 08:20PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Wait... Is it Beer before liquor or liquor before beer?

I can't tell if Cory is getting me in trouble or not here.

Beer before liquor makes you sicker.

Liquor before beer and you're in the clear.

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#7 Randaman
April 21 2013, 09:56PM
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@Yak Attack

Let's give some credit to Hall. At least he shows up with fire in his belly and gives it everything he has. Eberle could go into a corner with eggs in his pocket and not break any.

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#8 Sterling Archer
April 21 2013, 04:14PM
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Seriously Oilers call Kenny Loggins cause you're in the Danger Zone.

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#9 David S
April 21 2013, 04:46PM
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yegCopywriter wrote:

Here's what Jack Michaels/the Oilers tweeted for lines: Hall-Gagner-Eberle, Paajarvi-Lander-Yakupov, Jones-Horcoff-Hartikainen, Smyth-Smithson-Brown, Same D: 5-2, 15-19, 45-44

Hall/Gagner/Eberle could be money if they were given more than 30 minutes to work together. Then you could go with (New guy TBA)/RNH/Yak for your second line. (or really, 1A). PRV/Lander/Harti for your third is pretty damn solid, then dregs fill out the rest.

But then there's the D. That damn D. *SIIIIGH*

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#10 Klima's Mullet
April 21 2013, 04:53PM
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Wayne...the line-up graphic is one of the greatest things that's ever been posted on this website. http://shar.es/JisIa the picture at the end of this link needs to be made fun of.

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#11 Travis Dakin
April 21 2013, 05:19PM
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Wait... Is it Beer before liquor or liquor before beer?

I can't tell if Cory is getting me in trouble or not here.

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#12 Cory Dakin
April 21 2013, 05:23PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Wait... Is it Beer before liquor or liquor before beer?

I can't tell if Cory is getting me in trouble or not here.

Are you Dr. Seuss?

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#13 Eulers
April 21 2013, 05:46PM
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which one of the two babies in that photo is the Nuge??

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April 21 2013, 06:35PM
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Baby Nuge looks so cute in his onesie. 1.5 mL of infant Tylenol and he'll be right as rain

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#15 NewAgeSys
April 21 2013, 08:48PM
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Can we at least try to feed Yakupov and J Schultz, remember the Calder.

By the way that is the way to score goals in the NHL, Hallsy wasnt on the body or the stick on that one.

Come on fellas, lets help the Rookies out here, lets see an energy boost, show them they are worth it, Ralph get them out there, run them into the ice with opportunity.

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#16 Oiler Al
April 21 2013, 10:23PM
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Didn't know Nuge had a wife and kid!?Nice family portrait.

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#17 G Money
April 21 2013, 11:42PM
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Oiler Al wrote:

Didn't know Nuge had a wife and kid!?Nice family portrait.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that is Nuge's cousin holding Nuge's older brother.

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#18 dougtheslug
April 22 2013, 08:12AM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Think of it as bad medicine boys. One more lotto pick will very much help soften the blow of having to surrender one of these youngsters if the Oilers have to. No doubt this team isn't going anywhere without a top pairing blueliner. Nathan MacKinnon, Mark Streit and Shea Weber would be a good start.

Poile would have to give an Eberle,Gagner and the Oilers first in 2014, a long hard look. Heck, even throw in Smid or Nicky Schultz if you have to.

What is this love affair with Mark Streit? Over his last 127 NHL games he has 73 points (13goals), and is a breathtaking -42. And he is 5'11''. And he is 195 lbs. And he is 35 years old. And he costs 4.1 million.Don't the Oil have enough small, overpaid defensive liabilities as it is?

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#19 Sterling Archer
April 21 2013, 04:16PM
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Eberle for Ryan.

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April 21 2013, 04:28PM
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Here's what Jack Michaels/the Oilers tweeted for lines: Hall-Gagner-Eberle, Paajarvi-Lander-Yakupov, Jones-Horcoff-Hartikainen, Smyth-Smithson-Brown, Same D: 5-2, 15-19, 45-44

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#21 MICHAEL
April 21 2013, 04:48PM
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Oilers will come up big and win 3-2.What was Tambo thinking "not" getting RNH to the surgeon a month ago? A number 1 center with a bum shoulder was not going to carry them far. Can't believe the mistakes that the man continues to leave for MacT to clean up. Go Oilers and win or lose were always there.

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#22 Lowetide
April 21 2013, 04:54PM
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Meat Popsicle. That's hilarious!

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#23 Sailge
April 21 2013, 04:57PM
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Rough estimate of GDB's this season being predicted with an oilers win is about what, 38/44 so far?

My goodness. ~We should be battling Chicago for the presidents trophy with that amount of wins~

With 89 and "empty" centering our top 6 tonight, we are toast. I hope for a win however, the "lets keep losing for a better draft pick" mentality has gone on too long and needs to stop.

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#24 Rama Lama
April 21 2013, 05:06PM
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Love that kid RNH............all class all the time. He is probably the only guy besides Hall that a coach never has to motivate......pure gold!

I hope he gains 20 lbs and becomes the best centre in Oilers modern history, excluding the great one of course.

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#25 Travis Dakin
April 21 2013, 05:28PM
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Cory Dakin wrote:

Are you Dr. Seuss?

No... They call me Dr. Unk.

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#26 TayLordBalls
April 21 2013, 06:00PM
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it's almost a crime that the Oilers insist in sending out 180lb players against 240 lb'ers.

I said it before and now it has come true - a second shoulder surgery on a 1st round pick.

At best, Nuge should have only been sent out as a 2nd line center, until he gained weight.

Idiots!

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#27 Alsker
April 21 2013, 06:10PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Wait... Is it Beer before liquor or liquor before beer?

I can't tell if Cory is getting me in trouble or not here.

lol..i was having the same problem bout an hour ago...does it go shooter,beer,rum or rum,beer,shooter or .... what were we talking about...

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#28 Rocket
April 21 2013, 06:42PM
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Nice one Hall. Way to be.

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#29 Dave Lumley
April 21 2013, 06:44PM
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MICHAEL wrote:

Oilers will come up big and win 3-2.What was Tambo thinking "not" getting RNH to the surgeon a month ago? A number 1 center with a bum shoulder was not going to carry them far. Can't believe the mistakes that the man continues to leave for MacT to clean up. Go Oilers and win or lose were always there.

You are dreaming if V.P. MacT did not know about the RNH injury. And if he really didn't he should have been fired for having his head up his backside.

This is belongs to all the lunkheads in head ofice.

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#30 OilHub
April 21 2013, 06:59PM
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Anyone have a link for the game.

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#31 michael
April 21 2013, 07:09PM
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Dave Lumley wrote:

You are dreaming if V.P. MacT did not know about the RNH injury. And if he really didn't he should have been fired for having his head up his backside.

This is belongs to all the lunkheads in head ofice.

A good reply. Who ultimately has the responsibility to make the call on this kind of thing? Tambo? MacT? or Klowe? My thought Lumley is that the decisions that were made at the trade deadline included the knowledge that RNH needed shoulder surgery. Your number 1 center has a bum shoulder and you think that you have a shot at making the playoffs? So they keep Whitney, Hemsky, Jones and whoever knowing this? It appears that the process of evaluating the teams ability to compete was/is broken. Without knowing who had the final decision it makes it hard to say who is responsible. In short Where does the buck stop?

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#32 michael
April 21 2013, 07:17PM
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1.1 seconds left in the period. 1-1.Not a minute left in the period I look at my wife and say to her that the Oilers need to be careful and get out of this period 1-0. Nope that would be to easy. Faceoff loss leads to Cam Fowler johnny on the spot. Our season in a nutshell.

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#33 Alsker
April 21 2013, 07:33PM
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michael wrote:

A good reply. Who ultimately has the responsibility to make the call on this kind of thing? Tambo? MacT? or Klowe? My thought Lumley is that the decisions that were made at the trade deadline included the knowledge that RNH needed shoulder surgery. Your number 1 center has a bum shoulder and you think that you have a shot at making the playoffs? So they keep Whitney, Hemsky, Jones and whoever knowing this? It appears that the process of evaluating the teams ability to compete was/is broken. Without knowing who had the final decision it makes it hard to say who is responsible. In short Where does the buck stop?

That depends,if you're praising the orgamization them look to has the most rings in any organization(as we were told) now if you're talking blame well lets see, Klowe has 6 rings MacT 4 and Howson 0, ok its all Howsons fault. I knew there was a true reason for his rehiring.

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#34 David S
April 21 2013, 07:41PM
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OilHub wrote:

Anyone have a link for the game.

http://atdee.net/62352/watch-anaheim-ducks-vs-edmonton-oilers

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#35 Quicksilver ballet
April 21 2013, 08:25PM
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Good night for the Oil if the Ducks can hang on here. Calgary passes the Oilers and Carolina,Colorado both with wins, narrowing the gap. It's good Krueger is keeping Yakupov on the bench for the most part, he's a game changer.

Go Ducks!

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#36 Shane
April 21 2013, 08:39PM
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@Quicksilver ballet

I like your new name.

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#37 NewAgeSys
April 21 2013, 08:39PM
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This guy has a huge 5 hole, target him there.

Go for the deflections, have J Schultz fire wristers from the middle high and have a guy in the middle of the o-zone ready for a mid-range tip and also have a man at the net or backdoor looking for the secondary tipin. Lay down two layers of tippers,one mid-zone and one at the net, then wrist it in from the middle, looking for two opportunitys. Try to tip high on him s he has been conditioned to go down so far, he is cheating to the ice, so try the tip ins high on him.And remember it can go in off of a body high as well so when he goes down to cover the bottom and the post toss one up and into the men in front of the net because he is leaving the entire top of the net wide open, bank one in off someone up high so there is no kicking motion.

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#38 NewAgeSys
April 21 2013, 08:57PM
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Just for the hell of it why dont we throw the Flying-V at them?

We cant be taking this so seriously, lets get the Rookies out there and sit the top guys like hall and Ebbs and put the 4th liners out there.

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#39 Eddie Shore
April 21 2013, 08:58PM
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Looking forward to Game of Thrones tonight. That show is the exact opposite of the Oilers, it never disappoints. I cant wait until there is a time again, when I look forward to the Oiler games.

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#40 NewAgeSys
April 21 2013, 09:01PM
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Ha ha ha ha ha, what do we need Dubby for for christs sakes,ha ha ha ha. Ralph might be on to something here pulling his goalie so early,ha ha hah a. We need to do this in the 1st period,hahaha.

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#41 rubbertrout
April 21 2013, 09:11PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Wait... Is it Beer before liquor or liquor before beer?

I can't tell if Cory is getting me in trouble or not here.

It really doesn't matter if there are copious amounts of both.

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#42 6 ring circus
April 21 2013, 09:13PM
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Why do I have a feeling we are going to be a lottery team again!!! The Oiler's are so poorly run that Calgary is ahead of us now. K Lowe will regret his stupid comments from last week about the fans and how many cups he won. If Katz had any b*lls he would of cleaned house.

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#43 Alsker
April 21 2013, 09:14PM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Good night for the Oil if the Ducks can hang on here. Calgary passes the Oilers and Carolina,Colorado both with wins, narrowing the gap. It's good Krueger is keeping Yakupov on the bench for the most part, he's a game changer.

Go Ducks!

Unreal, 3 points from picking 3rd(worst 4th)though I'm so sick of looking forward to draft but take what you can get i guess. On a side note, you used to seem so much more positive as QuickSilver Ballet..wait a minute, actually you're just being more realistic these days...aaah the kool-aid jug is empty, I blame HorKloTambMac

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#44 Yak Attack
April 21 2013, 09:41PM
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Another disapointing game. I was hoping to see some fire and pride. So many giveaways and players trying to do it themselves all the time. I am a huge Hall fan but you can't try to skate through the oposition every time you touch the puck, you have to trust your teamates and try to play as a team.

Question , Who on the curtrent roster is elligible to go down to OKC ? Might do a world of good to play in a winning situation or at least where the game means something

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#45 Cheap Shot Charlie
April 21 2013, 09:45PM
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DSF wrote:

Phhhttttt.

Hilarious! DSF that was classic! The best! How do you come up with material like that!!! *HUG*. I Love you, man!

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#46 Randaman
April 21 2013, 09:54PM
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@Quicksilver ballet

My thoughts exactly. Pretty sad! As for the article title, Loyal to what? LOSING!!

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#47 oilerjet
April 21 2013, 10:03PM
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Well, they're not bad enough to get Jones this year, but at least Barkov/Nichushkin is within reach. The only thing to look forward to is the draft lottery, same as every year.

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#48 Wax Man Riley
April 21 2013, 10:27PM
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Lowetide wrote:

It's beer a cold, liquor a fever. I'm sure that's it.

Liquor?

You liquor, you brought 'er.

(...lol, sorry)

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#49 @Oilanderp
April 21 2013, 10:32PM
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That draft lottery won't know what hit it!

P.S. God damn that is some baaaaaad "music" in that article clip. Shameful.

To each his own I guess.

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#50 Slats
April 21 2013, 10:54PM
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We are officially Islanders-West now so there is hope as they look like they are in this year.*

Get well Nuge.

*looks over at bourbon bottle and puts work # close to the phone

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