GDB Wrap Up: Sabres @ Oilers

baggedmilk
March 20 2014 10:18PM

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Luckily no one gets relegated in the NHL. Final score: 3-1 Sabres

There is nothing that will fire up the Nation more than a 29th vs 30th place battle! Not so long ago (only 8 years *sigh*) I remember sitting at the bar with some buddies and trying to decide who I'd rather the Oilers play in the finals, Carolina or Buffalo. Fast forward to tonight and neither team have anything to play for except draft picks and spoiler statuses. A Sabres/Oilers game has all the allure of milking a tiger, and that is a sad state of affairs.

The Buffalo Sabres are a terrible hockey team. There were periods in this game where the Sabres looked like they would never win another hockey game - the suck knob has been broken clean off in Buffalo. With that being said, our suck knob has been broken for years. Even though there were stints (short ones) where the Oilers dominated the hockey game, they lost to the FUNKIN' SABRES!  Losing to the Sabres is 10 shades of awful, yet we managed to accomplish it with all the style of a jalapeno shart.

Let's wrap this thing up...

The Bright Side

  • Ben Scrivens will stop pucks and break faces if he needs to
  • Justin Schultz has apparently learned about slap shots
  • Lots of AHLers got NHL pay cheques
  • The Power Play actually looked like an actual Power Play

The Face Palmers

  • Losing to the Sabres should result in 50 lashes and not the sexy kind either
  • The safe word for Oilers name is the sound of weeping adults
  • The shorthanded 2 on 1s are almost comical at this point
  • Getting booed because you lost to the Sabres is bad news
  • Ales Hemsky may have scored the goal of the year *sigh*

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#1 BingBong
March 21 2014, 09:36AM
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Eric Staal might be availabe this summer per TSN. Yak, Gagner and our 1st for E. Staal? BOLD.

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#2 **
March 20 2014, 11:09PM
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In other news, Lander sucks.

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#3 LoweBlow
March 20 2014, 10:35PM
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Biggest face palm, those homely Oilers cheerleaders!!

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#4 LoweBlow
March 20 2014, 11:02PM
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If we want to be a true NHL team, we need some real talent on that cheerleading team. That looks like my junior high team. Who were the girls that were turned away?? Has Etown lost all of its talent? Anyway, why even talk about the Oil anymore?

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#6 geeker99
March 21 2014, 02:21AM
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@hagargt

if you read the last few threads its actually about not tanking for a draft pick. soccer other than in North america does not have a draft. stick to nascar bro.

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#7 Rick Stroppel
March 20 2014, 11:18PM
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LoweBlow wrote:

Biggest face palm, those homely Oilers cheerleaders!!

DO NOT PICK ON THE CHEERLEADERS!

They look like attractive young women to me and they try hard.

Speaking of "palm", Mr. Huge, you sound like the sort of fellow who is dating Mrs. Palm and the Finger Sisters.

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#8 LoweBlow
March 20 2014, 10:36PM
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Soccer Steve wrote:

Hemsky for goal of the year.

The only way he scores that is in silks of a team other than the Oilers.

I knew it was coming. He's going to be a superstar.

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#9 Oilcruzer
March 21 2014, 06:54AM
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Meh. Didn't think it was a bad game at all. Unlucky? For sure. Oil should have been 4 nothing after first. How many posts and fanned shots on weak side that were wide open?

Buffalo played as good as they can and RNG gave them a few extra breaks.

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#10 Soccer Steve
March 20 2014, 10:23PM
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Hemsky for goal of the year.

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#11 HardBoiledOil
March 21 2014, 07:48AM
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meh. so Hemsky scores a highlight reel goal, so what? Ottawa is still struggling to try to make the playoffs and whether or not some Oiler fans wanted him re-signed, he apparently wasn't going to re-sign here so we got picks for him. the 1/2 that still wanted him here need to move on now, the Oilers have.

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#12 TKB2677
March 21 2014, 09:37AM
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I have a question that I hope people will answer.

For all those people that bitch and moan every time Hemsky does something good or scores a point for the Senators. What would you rather?

Hemsky stay for the month and a half that was left in the season at the deadline with the Oilers, finish the season. Then in the offseason just walk away and the Oilers get NOTHING for him or trade him at the deadline like they did and get a much as they could?

I'd really love to hear people's answers because lets be frank. He's playing to his capabilities with the Sens because he's excited to play hockey again and he's excited to play hockey for a team that is in the playoff hunt. If he had stayed with the Oilers, Hemsky would of played EXACTLY like he was this whole season. Brief flashes but overall sick of losing and playing relatively disinterested.

Hemsky wasn't resigning with the Oilers. He said he was heading to free agency. HE WAS NOT GOING TO RESIGN. So is it not better to get at least something for the asset rather than NOTHING?

I don't understand why people can't understand that.

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#13 Quicksilver ballet
March 20 2014, 11:27PM
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Muwahahahahahahahhahaaaa!

6-2 Flames on Saturday. Another blessing in disguise for you beginner hockey fans.

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#14 redhot1
March 21 2014, 06:51AM
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Quoting user Beloch on Flames Nation

The Oilers are a really interesting case... Arguably, they're built to tank.

First of all, some of their star rookies still have a lot of development left to do. Eberle and Gagner aren't really rookies but could still take a small step forward. Perron is probably peaking now. However, Hall is 22, the Nuge is 20, and Yakupov is also 20. Hall and Nuge in particular are going to be scary good in a few years. The only question is, scary good at what? Offense surely. They stink at possession and defensive play currently. Will that change? It's possible given the right guidance. There are no quality two-way veteran forwards providing that guidance and, even if Eakins were able to provide it himself, nobody is listening to him. If these guys never develop beyond being offense-only creampuffs the team is going to have a problem. MacTavish should be soiling his bed nightly over this.

There is simply no way Eberle, Hall, or the Nuge are worth $6M/year right now. They're rookies who can score if given shelter but get eaten alive by top competition. The Oilers blew a third of their payroll on three creampuffs! Those contracts might eventually become reasonable but they've really cut the balls off the team this year. There should be an entire solid veteran possession line providing shelter for the creampuffs that is completely absent at present. Also, the bottom six needs to be filled out with competent bums rather than possession holes who would have a hard time finding work on a decent AHL team.

The Oilers' blueline is, to be blunt, a disaster. It's holes from top to bottom, with the possible exception of Martin Marincin. He might become a useful defender but everyone else is horrible. Ference tops the payscale out at a whopping $3.25M with nobody else making over $2M. Worse yet, most of these guys aren't worth half of what they're paid!

To sum up, the Oilers have massively overpaid a bunch of creampuff rookies who currently have no business playing against top competition. There is a notable absence of veteran possession players that could give the creampuffs the shelter and mentoring they still desperately need. The bottom six lacks competency. The Oilers are paying far too little for their defencemen and getting far too little for what they're paying. This team is just plain built wrong.

The disturbing thing about the Oilers rebuild is that they still look to be at least 2-3 years from making the playoffs. They don't have scads of cap-space to address their needs via free agency. They have a high quality defensive prospect in Nurse, but he won't be ready for top minutes for 2-3 years at best and no prospect is 100% certain to succeed. Hall, Nuge, and Yak are unlikely to be able to face top competition for 2-3 years, if ever. They need to acquire a huge number of quality possession players at every position and role but lack the assets to trade for them. They might have some prospects in their system who will step up, but probably not in less than... 2-3 years.

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#15 Spydyr
March 21 2014, 03:11PM
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ColourMeImpressed wrote:

Regardless of the merit of cheerleaders in the first place, let's consider two things:

1. First of all, most of us would have one of those girls on our arms in our dreams. Yes, they're not Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, but neither are they women you feel compelled to look away from.

2. They're not the product on the ice, they're not earning millions of dollars, and they're not actually what we're angry with. If we have to heap scorn on someone, can we please do it on someone who has an effect on the game and can go home and wipe the tears away with hundred dollar bills?

http://imgur.com/RsI9t

I don't mean to white knight or whatever, but I just don't feel like picking on young girls earning pennies, for whom this will be the highlight of their lives is cool.

And that's all I have to say about that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otm4RusESNU

Relax have a drink or three.

1)Speak for yourself not most of us.

2)I have heaped scorn on the on ice product so many times it is old.

On your last point perhaps if they paid the young girls more then pennies the um talent might improve. Like everything "The Braintrust" touches it is done ineffectively.They are not a good judge of talent on or off the ice.

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#16 LoweBlow
March 21 2014, 08:55AM
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Rick Stroppel wrote:

DO NOT PICK ON THE CHEERLEADERS!

They look like attractive young women to me and they try hard.

Speaking of "palm", Mr. Huge, you sound like the sort of fellow who is dating Mrs. Palm and the Finger Sisters.

'They try hard'? Seriously? Are we talking about the entertainment industry or not? You must be satisfied with every Oilers group by that logic because they 'try hard'.

You're being far too kind. Take a looks at the Seattle Seahawks Seagals. That's an attractive group of girls.

Personal attacks merely display your own insecurity, champ.

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#17 Spydyr
March 21 2014, 09:52AM
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Mo Playoffs Mo Problems wrote:

I agree with what you're saying, but I think fans are upset with how Hemsky as an asset was managed.

Flipping a former first round pick/proven NHLer for magic beans is a bit disappointing, even if the other option was watching him walk away for nothing.

Blame KLowe/Tambo for not moving him earlier in the rebuild for better assets or for giving him his contract (also for not supporting him with skilled leadership earlier in his career), or blame MacT for tipping his hand to the press and saying he wanted to move him. Either way, it doesn't really look great on the organization to let a proven NHLer with skill leave without much to show for it.

"The Braintrust" can't even get the cheerleaders right.

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#18 ColourMeImpressed
March 20 2014, 11:23PM
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Eakins needs to go.

I'm sorry, but after like, 70 games... to lose to the Sabres on top of the entire season? GET FIRED, FVCKFACE.

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#19 RexHolez
March 21 2014, 08:08AM
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HardBoiledOil wrote:

meh. so Hemsky scores a highlight reel goal, so what? Ottawa is still struggling to try to make the playoffs and whether or not some Oiler fans wanted him re-signed, he apparently wasn't going to re-sign here so we got picks for him. the 1/2 that still wanted him here need to move on now, the Oilers have.

the oilers havnt moved on from anything. their still standing still at the bottom of the league. hemmer was our best player in the last decade and we gave him away for nothing. I thought it was bad when Calgary traded iginla for nothing, well leave it to the oilers to raise the pathetic bar to new heights

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#20 GriffCity
March 21 2014, 09:39AM
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I honestly dies laughing for a minute when i saw Connacher put on Scott's helmet. What a beauty move, who could help but to laugh. Then The little gy goes out and daggers the Oil right in the heart with 2 beans. Im happy for BUF, Oilers are such a bad hockey team, im embarrassed. The Vanekless, Moulsonless, Ottless, Millerless, Myersless Sabres just beat our mostly healthy Oilers on home ice. Nothing like helping a team snap a losing streak hey Oilers? Good job boys..Go kill yourselves

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#21 TKB2677
March 21 2014, 10:29AM
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@Dodd

Bang on buddy. I don't understand what the hell Oilers fan expect he was worth.

This season at the deadline 55GP, 9 goals, 26pts 2012-2013 38GP, 9 goals, 20pts 2011-2012 69GP, 10 goals, 36pts 2010-2011 47GP, 14 goals, 42pts 2009 2010 22GP, 7 goals, 22pts.

Plus the Oilers had to sign him to over 5 mill just to get him to stay his last contract.

Look at those numbers? Who the hell is going to say "please take my 1st rounder" for that guy based on the last 5 seasons of numbers. People need to stop thinking about Hemsky 6-7 years ago. The last decent season he had was 08-09 where he had 66 points. That's 6 seasons ago and several surgeries later.

Take your Oilers colored glasses off and use your heads, not your hearts people!!

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#22 beloch
March 20 2014, 10:30PM
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If the Oilers were an American club they'd make a movie out of this season. Bruce Willis (in a wig) would play Eakins and they'd can call it "Tank Hard".

P.S. Yes, I watched, and yes, I'm drunk. It would have been unpossible to watch this game sober.

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#23 Mo Playoffs Mo Problems
March 21 2014, 09:50AM
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TKB2677 wrote:

I have a question that I hope people will answer.

For all those people that bitch and moan every time Hemsky does something good or scores a point for the Senators. What would you rather?

Hemsky stay for the month and a half that was left in the season at the deadline with the Oilers, finish the season. Then in the offseason just walk away and the Oilers get NOTHING for him or trade him at the deadline like they did and get a much as they could?

I'd really love to hear people's answers because lets be frank. He's playing to his capabilities with the Sens because he's excited to play hockey again and he's excited to play hockey for a team that is in the playoff hunt. If he had stayed with the Oilers, Hemsky would of played EXACTLY like he was this whole season. Brief flashes but overall sick of losing and playing relatively disinterested.

Hemsky wasn't resigning with the Oilers. He said he was heading to free agency. HE WAS NOT GOING TO RESIGN. So is it not better to get at least something for the asset rather than NOTHING?

I don't understand why people can't understand that.

I agree with what you're saying, but I think fans are upset with how Hemsky as an asset was managed.

Flipping a former first round pick/proven NHLer for magic beans is a bit disappointing, even if the other option was watching him walk away for nothing.

Blame KLowe/Tambo for not moving him earlier in the rebuild for better assets or for giving him his contract (also for not supporting him with skilled leadership earlier in his career), or blame MacT for tipping his hand to the press and saying he wanted to move him. Either way, it doesn't really look great on the organization to let a proven NHLer with skill leave without much to show for it.

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#24 exsanguinator
March 21 2014, 10:06AM
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Jordan Nugent-Hallkins wrote:

After Nashville's comments about Dubnyk, I think one of the best things the Oilers could do is replacing the goalie coach. I don't want Chabot anywhere near Scrivens.

What did he have to say about Dubnyk?

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#25 TKB2677
March 21 2014, 10:19AM
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@Mo Playoffs Mo Problems

Name a UFA this offseason that got any team a ton in return?

Matt Moulson & Cody McCormick for Torrey Mitchell, 2nd 2014, 2nd 2016. So McCormick & Mitchell are both 3rd- 4th liners so they are a sway. So Moulson got 2nds. 1 is 2 years from now.

David Legwand for Patrick Eaves, prospect, 3rd 2014. So a 4th line player, a prospect and a 3rd.

Tuomo Ruutu for Andrei Loktinov and a conditional 2017 3rd. Loktinov looks to be a 3rd-4th that has a career high 8 goals.

Marcel Goc for 5th 2014 & 3rd 2015. Exactly the same as Hemsky and who's a very good 3rd line center/winger with some size.

Gaborik for Matt Frattin, 2nd in 2014 or 2015. Conditional 3rd 2014.

Lee Stempniak for 3rd 2014. Hemsky only has 1 goal and 4 points more.

Vanek & conditional 5th 2014 for some low end prospect and conditional 2nd 2014.

Other than Stempniak, I'd take any of those guys over Hemsky in a heart beat. The Vanek deal is a complete joke so I won't even count that as a comparible. Hemsky has more skill than Goc but Goc is bigger and can do more things that Hemsky. The rest are 30-40 goal scorers and a legit, very good second line center. They were traded for 3rd and 4th liners and low picks.

So how can you say the Oilers flipped a "former first round pick" from 13 yrs ago so who cares for "magic beans". That is what people were paying for players that were BETTER than Hemsky. When the Oilers finally traded him, he had 8 goals and 26 pts. On top of 3 or 4 years of being constantly injured and last season not being great. So seriously, take your Oilers glasses off and realize what he was worth. They tried trading him last year and they were offered even worse.

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#26 majin_oil
March 21 2014, 10:23AM
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BobbyCanuck wrote:

Really? Picking on our cheerleaders? Stay classy dude, NOT.

They are the wholesome girls next door. Very analogous to our team, cause our team is predominantly made up of boys.

For example, Tandra (remember her from a few days ago? For some reason she has actually been seared into my long term memory) is 100% WOMAN, cheering for a team made up of men

Your comment doesn't even make freaken sense!!

First of all, Nashville is a younger team than Edmonton, secondly the Octane are awful on ALL levels.

Of course "Tandra" is seared into your memory! Want to know why... cause she's hot!!! (and probably cause you spent some after hours on google with her based on your comment).

Name me 1 octane girl off the top of your head... exactly

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#27 Clyde Frog
March 21 2014, 11:19AM
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Two things...

1. Complaining about Hemsky's possible return 2 years ago is misleading because the team was focused on becoming a winner. The fact that they failed doesn't change that Hemsky being re-signable at the time changed the complexion of any deal, especially when even back then you are trading him for a chance at help in 2-3 years.

2. Hemsky seems to be getting off easy, sure the early season bomb was mostly goal tending, but he has been pretty uninspired since signing his deal. I am more upset that he couldn't be bothered to try harder and contribute positively for us....

Hemsky going away and doing well speaks volumes against his commitment to the Oilers and the serious issues with team culture/management that made him feel so disconnected.

Now I fear if the culture issues persist, how that impacts Yakupov who seems to be showing all the sames signs of having the talent but not wanting to bring it for some reason...

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#28 TKB2677
March 21 2014, 11:34AM
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@Mo Playoffs Mo Problems

Penner was traded at the deadline in 2011. At the time Penner was traded he had 21 goals and 39pts. Hemsky, who by the way was still playing on his previous contract in 2011 that paid him 4.5mill, played a grand total of 47 games. He had 14 goals and 42 pts. That season he missed 3 games with a leg, 10 games with a groin, 4 games with a concussion, then missed another 18 games with another shoulder surgery. This after coming off the previous season where he played a grand total of 22 games then going down with a shoulder injury. Penner was traded at the deadline in 2011 on Feb 28th. Hemsky went on the IR, 3 days later, March 3 to be exact with a season ending second shoulder injury. HMMM, I wonder if GM's who are paid to be in the know about the happenings all over the league had a sneaking suspicion that Hemsky was hurt and trading for him would be stupid. DING DING DING!! Then you pile on top of that the previous, he only played 22 games, then you pile on top of that, that before he went down with a second shoulder injury, he missed another 17 with various things. So as a GM, would you really be dying to give up a 1st for Hemsky?

At the deadline in 2012, the Oilers tried too trade a UFA Hemsky and found he was worth squat given his previous 2 seasons of being hurt and his 2011-2012 of 69GP and 36 pts. So they signed in to the current deal for 2 seasons in the spring of 2012.

So Oiler fans can blame past and present management all they want, but like I said. If you take off the Oilers colored glasses for a few minutes and have a look at Hemsky's points, goals and games played really don't make him worth a whole lot.

I'm in no way trying to stick up for Tambo because he was an idiot but when it comes to Hemsky, he had nothing to work with. At the time he had a fragile, vastly under performing, relatively expensive winger. Hemsky had 2.5 seasons of barely playing and when he did actually play a reasonable season 2011-2012 of 69 games, Hemsky who is strictly an offensive guy had 36 freaking points for the whole year.

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#29 Mo Playoffs Mo Problems
March 21 2014, 11:36AM
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@Clyde Frog

Valid points.

I don't really love Hemsky the player and his lack of leadership and work ethic won't really be missed. If he was an integral part of the culture of the room for the past few years, then it could be argued that moving him for anything is an "addition by subtraction" move.

Any trade contains risk and any trade needs to present value for both sides. It's just kind of a shame that the organization couldn't do a better job of deciding which assets they knew wouldn't be part of the long term future and selling them at peak value to address areas of weakness elsewhere in the team.

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#30 BobbyCanuck
March 21 2014, 12:09PM
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majin_oil wrote:

Your comment doesn't even make freaken sense!!

First of all, Nashville is a younger team than Edmonton, secondly the Octane are awful on ALL levels.

Of course "Tandra" is seared into your memory! Want to know why... cause she's hot!!! (and probably cause you spent some after hours on google with her based on your comment).

Name me 1 octane girl off the top of your head... exactly

OK, I see how you are confused, let me try to clear.

1) I remember Tandra's name because ON put her name next to her picture

2) I am saying that the Oilers are boys not men we have girl cheerleaders, Nashville has women cheerleaders

That is all, nothing more, nothing less. No reason to get in a snit about

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#31 Baresnake
March 20 2014, 10:27PM
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I can't wait for next year!!!

BOOOOO JEANSHORTS!!!!

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#33 **
March 20 2014, 11:08PM
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This is what happens when you call up Big Mac and leave him out of the game.

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#34 BobbyCanuck
March 21 2014, 09:03AM
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Rick Stroppel wrote:

DO NOT PICK ON THE CHEERLEADERS!

They look like attractive young women to me and they try hard.

Speaking of "palm", Mr. Huge, you sound like the sort of fellow who is dating Mrs. Palm and the Finger Sisters.

Really? Picking on our cheerleaders? Stay classy dude, NOT.

They are the wholesome girls next door. Very analogous to our team, cause our team is predominantly made up of boys.

For example, Tandra (remember her from a few days ago? For some reason she has actually been seared into my long term memory) is 100% WOMAN, cheering for a team made up of men

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#35 Spydyr
March 21 2014, 09:49AM
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Jordan Nugent-Hallkins wrote:

Gazdic sure can throw the mitts though, his fights are high energy and he's always looking to land the big hook.

Can we get him in a barn with Lowe?

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#36 BingBong
March 21 2014, 09:57AM
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Shifty203 wrote:

Eric Staal might be availabe this summer per TSN. Yak, Gagner and our 1st for E. Staal? PIPEDREAM

*Fixed that for you*

Ha, thanks. What do ya think it would take to get him?

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#37 Mo Playoffs Mo Problems
March 21 2014, 10:03AM
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@Spydyr

I could just imagine KLowe's response to a question about the Octane in a press conference:

"I think it's pretty safe to say that half the teams in the league would trade our cheerleaders for theirs. There’s one other guy I believe in hockey today, that is still working in the game, that has won more Stanley Cups than me, so I think I know a little bit about sexy outfits. If that’s ever a concern..."

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#38 Spydyr
March 21 2014, 10:09AM
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Mo Playoffs Mo Problems wrote:

I could just imagine KLowe's response to a question about the Octane in a press conference:

"I think it's pretty safe to say that half the teams in the league would trade our cheerleaders for theirs. There’s one other guy I believe in hockey today, that is still working in the game, that has won more Stanley Cups than me, so I think I know a little bit about sexy outfits. If that’s ever a concern..."

Where have we heard that before?

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#39 russ99
March 21 2014, 10:09AM
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@redhot1

"There should be an entire solid veteran possession line providing shelter for the creampuffs that is completely absent at present. Also, the bottom six needs to be filled out with competent bums rather than possession holes who would have a hard time finding work on a decent AHL team."

I've been saying that for years. Maybe this summer we actually get that...

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#40 **
March 21 2014, 11:48AM
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To everyone bashing the cheerleaders, yes, they might not be Dallas cowboys cheerleaders, but come on people!, what's next? bashing on the snow shovelers for not skating hard enough?

I know we're all frustrated, but this is getting ridiculous.

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#41 Still Hoping
March 21 2014, 07:23PM
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I really, really, want the Oilers to be a hockey team again.

However, there are some facts we need to realize and not hold onto old hopes and glories.

The facts are:

1) The worst team in the NHL over the past 14 years, coinciding with Kevin Lowe's arrival on the scene.

2) The majority of what Lowe has done includes Mac T. They are joined at the Hip. They are a team.

3) As was quoted from a friend of mine who works in the NHL, will not give any more information. "The Oilers are a recycle plant for all the NHL garbage. This is well known in the NHL and there is no respect for the management of that team."

4) The major sports industry magazine in North America voted the Oilers the worst managed team of all major professional sports teams (NHL, NBA, NFL, Soccer, Baseball).

So, here are the facts. There are two things to consider getting free agents to Edmonton. The most obvious, the players. Second, their agents, which are equally important because they want to protect their financial assets.

The agents, who make their lifelong paycheck from advising and negotiating for players that play an average of 3 to 5 years in the league are well seasoned in the "business".

So, If the agents look at the Oilers. They want to maximize the economics of the player, but also the future value of their asset. This includes development, and the "winning" factor which will affect future negotiations.

Because of the Oilers recent 14 year record. The agents look at the Oilers as the "team of last resort" in their recommendations to their players. If two teams are bidding for a player with equal money. Do you go to a winning team or the Oilers if you are an agent? That is easy.

The only way to correct the problem is a culture and leadership change within the Oilers organization so a "fresh slate" can be developed with the players and agents.

This will not be accomplished with Lowe, Mac T, Smith, Buchburger et al.

We need a complete change, otherwise the NHL recycle team for NHL garbage will continue to be very good at what it has been for 14 years. Losing.

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#42 LoweBlow
March 21 2014, 09:39PM
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** wrote:

To everyone bashing the cheerleaders, yes, they might not be Dallas cowboys cheerleaders, but come on people!, what's next? bashing on the snow shovelers for not skating hard enough?

I know we're all frustrated, but this is getting ridiculous.

Goodness the lack of pride of this fan base. I'm embarrassed.

Those cheerleaders are not even in the same universe as the caliber of a professional sports team.

Comparing them to the Cowboys cheerleaders is valid. The same goes for any other professional sports team. The fact that they've taken some attractiveness affirmative action plan to the team screams bush-league. It's pathetic.

Stop defending what shouldn't be defended. This entire organization has no integrity. Ownership all the way down to the cheer team.

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#43 hagargt
March 21 2014, 11:44PM
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Grow some balls and quit being a bunch of Internet babies. I gave up my golds two years ago.. sucks I might miss out on the 2023 re-build, but oh well.

This entire site is full of people that thrive on in-action.

And yes... I am a little insulated nobody wants to join my bbq. ahahhhaha. Fk it anways.

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#44 hallsyoilerforever5
March 20 2014, 10:25PM
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Hope the ones that want the oilers to desperately lose and tank for Ekblad are satisfied. Losing at home, especially to the last place sabres who were on a losing streak is just disgraceful.

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#45 BobbyO
March 20 2014, 11:10PM
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Losers!

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#46 RexHolez
March 20 2014, 11:37PM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Muwahahahahahahahhahaaaa!

6-2 Flames on Saturday. Another blessing in disguise for you beginner hockey fans.

umm, ok! the flames who just started to rebuild is winning and competing while the oilers 8 years later are still the pathetic joke in pro sports! lucky us!!

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#47 Quicksilver ballet
March 20 2014, 11:38PM
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Witnessed these two Oiler athletic supporters in a luxury suite at Rectal place this evening.

http://youtu.be/NpYEJx7PkWE

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#48 RexHolez
March 21 2014, 12:06AM
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bazmagoo wrote:

When we miss the playoffs next season due to a slow start before Eakins gets fired we will be one of 4 NHL franchises that has missed the post season 9 years in a row, throughout the leagues history. Only the Florida Panthers from 1999/2000 to 2011/2012 will have been worse, at ten seasons.

This is what the Oilers have been reduced to. Pathetic.

out of those 4 pathetic franchises how many kept the same brain trust in charge?

this isn't just a bad team going through a rough patch, this is historically one of the worst ran franchises in history. And it's all topped off with the same guys in charge... just to make sure future generations don't run out of jokes

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#49 Loweblows
March 21 2014, 08:24AM
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Fire Eakins....ad infinitum!

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#50 Jamesrob56
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This was an important game to tank on... 4 points at stake in the race to the bottom, and with a large spread to overcome.

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