GDB Wrap Up: Kings @ Oilers

baggedmilk
April 10 2014 10:07PM

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Could a night get any worse? Final Score: 3-0 Kings

Last time the Kings were in town the Oilers played miserably. The only logical conclusion we could come up with was that the boys from the Royal Half were in town and they brought some kind of Hollywood voodoo with them. Either that or the Oilers are terrible. It had to be the voodoo. At least that's what I thought until I watched tonight's train wreck. To make matters worse, Bob McKenzie had to go ahead and break the news that Ryan Smyth will be retiring! Ohhhh the sadness. 

Ryan Smyth is the personification of what it means to be an Oiler. The guy was knocked his entire career for being too slow and not nearly as skilled as his heart is big. For years Ryan Smyth was the heart and soul of the team. He was the face of the franchise with a heart of gold and work ethic to spare. Even though he's not the player he once was, I'm going to miss him. I'm going to miss his involvement in the community and passion for being an Edmonton Oiler. I only hope that his dedication to the franchise will rub off on some of the kids. I encourage you to put your favourite Smytty moment in the comments section.

We shall wrap...

The Bright Side

  • All the Ryan Smyth stories that came in were both amazing and heart breaking.
  • Smytty won't have to play for the last place Oilers anymore (2nd last, I know)

The Face Palmers

  • Bob McKenzie says that Smytty will be retiring after Saturday's game... I haz sad
  • Sam Gagner went out with an ankle injury. Dude is having a miserable year
  • Shutout for the 600th time at home
  • The suck knob was broken off, thrown out a window, and fell in the sewer
  • A fart I unleashed while walking up the stairs was the most entertaining part of that game

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#51 Draft Whiner
April 11 2014, 12:06AM
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Florida won! Yessssss

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#52 RexHolez
April 11 2014, 12:06AM
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Harry2 wrote:

You cant be serious. I absolutely love Smyth bu every players time comes. Hes done. And.Hemsky is a joke. What did that baby do the last 8 seasons but eat up cap space and under acheive. NEXT!!

Haha what did hemsky do??? How about he played and contributed to a team that wasn't the joke of the league! What have the kids done?

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#53 Harry2
April 11 2014, 12:08AM
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dougtheslug wrote:

Every time I think of Kevin Lowe trading Ryan Smyth for Ryan O'Mara (currently ripping it up for Val Pusteria HC in the Italian A liga), Robert Nilsson (out of the NHL for 5 years, but having a great year for Zurich in the Swiss league), and Alex Plante (struggling with Dornbirn EC in the Austrian League), in other words, for 3 non-NHL players, I think of the fact that Oiler fans missed out on seeing Smytty in Oiler silks for the duration of his career.

And Lowe still has a job.

Of course, Lowe was doing his usual at the time - showing everyone what a shrewd manager he was, chiseling a heart and soul guy like Smyth for nickels and dimes and ending up trading him for peanuts. Up there with his messing up trading Mike Comrie for Corry Perry, and getting Jeff Woywitka and Rob Schremp instead.

And Lowe still has a job.

Does Lowe even realize how painful it is for Oiler fans having to listen to Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro pitying the Oilers on national television ("...this used to be the center of the hockey universe, it's sad it's come to this", says Miller, to which Ferraro replies, " and it's going to get worse before it gets better..") ?

And Lowe still has a job

This a million times over

and ill add, YOU MUPPETS KEEP BUYING TICKETS!! Shame on you all who finacially support this sh''show

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#54 Dangilitis
April 11 2014, 12:09AM
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Too many stories to count, I'll limit to 5 each

The player: 1) 1st career hat trick in 96-97 season (I remember reading the journal the next day, and realizing he had already scored more goals that night than he had done in his entire rookie season...) 2) Vintage Smytty amongst the lunch pail crew taking out Dallas and Colorado. 3) Toothless Smytty doing his best Gretz impression in his office, setting up Horcs for triple OT winner against SJ (my favourite Oilers all-time game/favourite Oilers game I have attended). The whole 05-06 run, including watching Smytty score game winner live Game 3 SCF in classic style (banked off body), only to listen to post-game jokes about his slapper being weaker than most players' wrist shots 4) Oct 2006 - watching Smytty break Gretz' fastest hat trick record (as an aside, I went to the game with my sister-in-law's lame-ass Flames-loving boyfriend. After the 2nd period, with the Oilers down 3-1, I believe, I made him wear the Oilers hat to get the luck going in our favour, and naturally, let him throw the hat after the trick was completed) 5) 2007 - playing unheralded role setting up Hemsky for his infamous come-back goal against Dallas.

As a human being: 1) Watching him wear his heart on his sleeve time and time again - many stories, but watching him at the airport the day he was traded was bone-chilling 2) Pre-game ritual with the pucks 3) All the charity work he has done and continues to do around the city 4) Signing jersey for me with personalized message 5) Meeting him in the Phoenix airport after he was traded back, where he and his wife were nothing but humble and gracious individuals (also told me my 2 year old daughter was cutie!)

Despite what fools think, he is retiring at the right time, and was not past his best before date. His last few years here would have been much more productive if the team around him was better. Hemsky is living proof of that.

Will be sorely missed. Only regret is that he could not deliver on his promise at the airport to bring the cup back to where his heart has always been.

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#55 Bishai in the Benches
April 11 2014, 12:11AM
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I'm just tired of watching emotion free hockey. It's blatantly obvious that the oilers have been mailing it in for a while now. It isn't human nature to be so nonchalant about something you care passionately about, so the ultimate conclusion is that the oilers don't care.

Most of us play beer league hockey. We know FOR SURE that if we lost game after game, got absolutely dominated, and barely managed 20 shots on goal a night, we would all get frustrated, angry, and do something drastic.

I've been waiting for a huge dirty hit, a malicious play, an unexpected fight, an attempt to go coast to coast and bulldog to the net, a stupid play where you let your emotions get the best of you. I've been waiting for this not because I like violence, or want to see someone injured, or like dirty hockey. I've been waiting for this because I want to see oilers players actually care about the game they are paid millions to play.

Haven't seen it yet. Not even Hall has done something stupid like kneeing Clutterbuck or fighting Dorsett out of frustration. Perron looks totally different than he did 4 months ago. It's actually painful to watch.

Just please give a crap guys.

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#56 Harry2
April 11 2014, 12:18AM
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RexHolez wrote:

Haha what did hemsky do??? How about he played and contributed to a team that wasn't the joke of the league! What have the kids done?

Simply compare numbers. Hemskys first 4 seasons.compared to.Hall and Eberles. Not to mention the fact that that joke of a pmayer hemsky threw the entire.team under the bus when he left. Hes a spineless eurotrash wimp who will never wi. anything in this league except for praise by delusional Etown morons who pay to watch this garbage.

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#57 Chris
April 11 2014, 12:21AM
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zenoil wrote:

Can someone tell me how Nuge is considered a 1st line center. Every game I have watched this year he sucks. Such a pathetically soft player.

Leave the Nuge alone, he had a bad game, but he's one of our best defensive forwards. Just because he doesn't face wash people after whistles or fight doesn't mean he's soft.

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#58 hagargt
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Dangilitis wrote:

Too many stories to count, I'll limit to 5 each

The player: 1) 1st career hat trick in 96-97 season (I remember reading the journal the next day, and realizing he had already scored more goals that night than he had done in his entire rookie season...) 2) Vintage Smytty amongst the lunch pail crew taking out Dallas and Colorado. 3) Toothless Smytty doing his best Gretz impression in his office, setting up Horcs for triple OT winner against SJ (my favourite Oilers all-time game/favourite Oilers game I have attended). The whole 05-06 run, including watching Smytty score game winner live Game 3 SCF in classic style (banked off body), only to listen to post-game jokes about his slapper being weaker than most players' wrist shots 4) Oct 2006 - watching Smytty break Gretz' fastest hat trick record (as an aside, I went to the game with my sister-in-law's lame-ass Flames-loving boyfriend. After the 2nd period, with the Oilers down 3-1, I believe, I made him wear the Oilers hat to get the luck going in our favour, and naturally, let him throw the hat after the trick was completed) 5) 2007 - playing unheralded role setting up Hemsky for his infamous come-back goal against Dallas.

As a human being: 1) Watching him wear his heart on his sleeve time and time again - many stories, but watching him at the airport the day he was traded was bone-chilling 2) Pre-game ritual with the pucks 3) All the charity work he has done and continues to do around the city 4) Signing jersey for me with personalized message 5) Meeting him in the Phoenix airport after he was traded back, where he and his wife were nothing but humble and gracious individuals (also told me my 2 year old daughter was cutie!)

Despite what fools think, he is retiring at the right time, and was not past his best before date. His last few years here would have been much more productive if the team around him was better. Hemsky is living proof of that.

Will be sorely missed. Only regret is that he could not deliver on his promise at the airport to bring the cup back to where his heart has always been.

People can pick apart his soft spots, but we all have them... He knows he isn't a fighter, and why get face punched pretending he is? Its is this exact reason I feel pride (though I have no reason I can ever take pride because it's not me) that he is retiring. Everyone knows he is the best human in the room, and you need look no further than see him giving dying kids the thrill of their lives meeting him. He is plain and simple that kind of guy. These Internet hero's that choose to say he is a waste of space can have their hockey based points. I am happy to see him retire a proud man, but will fist a cuffs anyone that challenges his integrity. How many of you haters are old crotchety pricks that hate your lives? Probably 95 percent. His retirement deserves respect.

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#59 Al Low
April 11 2014, 12:27AM
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dougtheslug wrote:

Every time I think of Kevin Lowe trading Ryan Smyth for Ryan O'Mara (currently ripping it up for Val Pusteria HC in the Italian A liga), Robert Nilsson (out of the NHL for 5 years, but having a great year for Zurich in the Swiss league), and Alex Plante (struggling with Dornbirn EC in the Austrian League), in other words, for 3 non-NHL players, I think of the fact that Oiler fans missed out on seeing Smytty in Oiler silks for the duration of his career.

And Lowe still has a job.

Of course, Lowe was doing his usual at the time - showing everyone what a shrewd manager he was, chiseling a heart and soul guy like Smyth for nickels and dimes and ending up trading him for peanuts. Up there with his messing up trading Mike Comrie for Corry Perry, and getting Jeff Woywitka and Rob Schremp instead.

And Lowe still has a job.

Does Lowe even realize how painful it is for Oiler fans having to listen to Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro pitying the Oilers on national television ("...this used to be the center of the hockey universe, it's sad it's come to this", says Miller, to which Ferraro replies, " and it's going to get worse before it gets better..") ?

And Lowe still has a job

And, Lowe will continue to have a job for the rest of his life. I really doubt that made up story earlier in the year about him offering to take a sabbatical from the Oilers. Seems a bit far-fetched for that egomaniac. In his fantasy world, the Oilers eventually win the Stanley Cup and he's the architect behind the scorched earth rebuild in creating The Boys on the Bus, Part 2. How did a guy who played such hard nosed defense on those Gretzky and Messier led Stanley Cup teams end up thinking that the best way to build a team is by not even paying attention to the defense in building the current version of the team. I agree with Ferraro....it is going to get worse before it gets better. There's no real end in sight with this horrendous ownership-management-coaching combo.

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#60 Chris
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@Harry2

Xenophobia: intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

Congrats, you are xenophobic.

Also, hemsky did not throw throw the team under the bus, he admitted that there was a problem and said he hoped that it would be fixed...

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#61 hagargt
April 11 2014, 12:55AM
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Al Low wrote:

And, Lowe will continue to have a job for the rest of his life. I really doubt that made up story earlier in the year about him offering to take a sabbatical from the Oilers. Seems a bit far-fetched for that egomaniac. In his fantasy world, the Oilers eventually win the Stanley Cup and he's the architect behind the scorched earth rebuild in creating The Boys on the Bus, Part 2. How did a guy who played such hard nosed defense on those Gretzky and Messier led Stanley Cup teams end up thinking that the best way to build a team is by not even paying attention to the defense in building the current version of the team. I agree with Ferraro....it is going to get worse before it gets better. There's no real end in sight with this horrendous ownership-management-coaching combo.

Is there a point you will jump ship? This is something that many oilers fans including myself are struggling with. I personally have allowed myself to be the fool for years on end.. trash for oilers fans for life no matter how long kevin lowe is in power, and things get worse, or props for being completely done after another fail next year. I made both points extreme, so answer In the extreme with no hope of a 26th spot finish.

Open question.

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#62 LoweBlow
April 11 2014, 01:28AM
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Chris wrote:

Xenophobia: intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

Congrats, you are xenophobic.

Also, hemsky did not throw throw the team under the bus, he admitted that there was a problem and said he hoped that it would be fixed...

You summed that up perfectly.

@The artist formerly known as Harry needs to grow up. I'm embarrassed to call him a fellow Canadian, let alone a fellow Oiler fan.

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#63 RexHolez
April 11 2014, 02:01AM
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Harry2 wrote:

Simply compare numbers. Hemskys first 4 seasons.compared to.Hall and Eberles. Not to mention the fact that that joke of a pmayer hemsky threw the entire.team under the bus when he left. Hes a spineless eurotrash wimp who will never wi. anything in this league except for praise by delusional Etown morons who pay to watch this garbage.

Compare numbers all you want. He wasn't a first overall pick, and had nobody to play with. He was also one of the few first round draft picks of that era to ever turn out to be anything. And how did he throw anybody under the bus? He told the truth. But it's not worth arguing with you

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#64 tomger
April 11 2014, 02:36AM
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the first time my son was at rexal was the joey moss cup the year NUGE was drafted ryan was breaking down center ice with the puck looking at one oil defense man NUGE lifted his stick took the puck and was two lines away before ryan turned around with a huge grin on his face

he may be retiring but he is leaving the team in good hands hes leaving and taking my soul with him god bless the mullet and may the flow live on

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#65 Anton CP
April 11 2014, 03:29AM
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I think Don Cherry will likely spend lots of segments on Smytty, which he deserves. So,what's the chance for Smytty entering HOF?

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#66 Lofty
April 11 2014, 03:56AM
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So what's Smyths job title going to be next season?

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#67 Oilers
April 11 2014, 04:42AM
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Jeffff wrote:

What was wrong with tonight?

Oilers are a bad hockey team and they prove it most nights. Only delusional fans would be upset about tonight.

8 years and the worst record in the NHL. This must be a comedy because people can't be this stupid or can they.

Yes, they can be, by reading all the improbable trades and signings of high level NHL talent.

No one is coming to the Oilers to save this team.

Change in management must happen prior to that taking place.

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#68 Oilers
April 11 2014, 04:46AM
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baggedmilk wrote:

You poor poor man. What has this team done to you?

For me, taking a lot of my money because I was stupid enough to trust two (Lowe and Mac T) ex NHL hockey players to run a multi million dollar industry into the ground. Shame on me no more as I have given up my Tier 1 Gold tickets until Mr. Lowe et al. leave Edmonton.

I have a suspicious I just made a very good move toward my retirement.

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#69 Oilers
April 11 2014, 04:49AM
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dougtheslug wrote:

Every time I think of Kevin Lowe trading Ryan Smyth for Ryan O'Mara (currently ripping it up for Val Pusteria HC in the Italian A liga), Robert Nilsson (out of the NHL for 5 years, but having a great year for Zurich in the Swiss league), and Alex Plante (struggling with Dornbirn EC in the Austrian League), in other words, for 3 non-NHL players, I think of the fact that Oiler fans missed out on seeing Smytty in Oiler silks for the duration of his career.

And Lowe still has a job.

Of course, Lowe was doing his usual at the time - showing everyone what a shrewd manager he was, chiseling a heart and soul guy like Smyth for nickels and dimes and ending up trading him for peanuts. Up there with his messing up trading Mike Comrie for Corry Perry, and getting Jeff Woywitka and Rob Schremp instead.

And Lowe still has a job.

Does Lowe even realize how painful it is for Oiler fans having to listen to Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro pitying the Oilers on national television ("...this used to be the center of the hockey universe, it's sad it's come to this", says Miller, to which Ferraro replies, " and it's going to get worse before it gets better..") ?

And Lowe still has a job

The real sad thing is that there are fans out there that push the "Trash it" button when any criticism of K Lowe takes place.

Great post. Clearly those fans who like Kevin Lowe couldn't pass grade 12 math because they fail to see the 8 year losing record.

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#70 Oilers
April 11 2014, 04:51AM
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Rob F wrote:

Oilers.......awful

Eakins.....awful

Jack Michaels.....awful

Bob Staufer the apologist.....awful

the game tonight ....awful

Production and entertainment during the game....awful

assistant coaches...... awful

the season.....awful

Effort every night....awful

Rexall food.....awful

Rob Brown.....and ....ray ferraro.....always entertaining (watch I bet they get fired)

Remember, It's about leadership and all the awful should include K Lowe and Mac T, who have been joined at the hip except 3 years for this mess.

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#71 MMAX
April 11 2014, 06:03AM
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Oilers4ever wrote:

Can someone please tell me how Eakins keeps his job? How many shutouts at home? 8? Frigging ridiculous. Get the Barons coach up here. He knows how to coach kids. The coaching staff on this team ALL need to be fired. And Kevin Lowe. Frigging joke this team is. I dunmo how Katz can sit back while his team is the perennial door mats of the league for 8 straight seasons. Clearly he cares only about money. Maybe we need a new owner who gives a crap. The Red Wings owners I hear want a second farm team. Would be a start. We're no better than an AHL team anyways...

Katz was heard saying, "There was a game last night?"

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#72 Brad
April 11 2014, 06:21AM
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May 10, 2006 - Game 3 versus Sharks

Paid $200 for Standing Room.

Not only was it an epic 3OT game, not only did the Oilers win, but watching Smytty's heroic return after getting his mouth caved in and losing a bucket of teeth via puck in the face, only to return and set up the game winner like a beast, made me an Oil fan for life.

#ThankYouSmytty

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#73 Loweblows
April 11 2014, 06:40AM
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Faekins wrote:

Eakins is just as much a sissy as the rest of the team is. Sucks up to the other team every time in post-game interviews.

Rip on your own team to play better, don't put the other team on such a high horse.

It's called deflecting. It's a tactic that incompetent people use to shift focus.

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#75 Harry2
April 11 2014, 08:14AM
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Chris wrote:

Xenophobia: intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

Congrats, you are xenophobic.

Also, hemsky did not throw throw the team under the bus, he admitted that there was a problem and said he hoped that it would be fixed...

I wouldnt at all call my dislike for Hemsky irrational. Hes a hockey player and a public so "as a hockey player" yes I dislike him as is my right.

Now, tell me something else about myself I might not know

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#76 michael
April 11 2014, 08:15AM
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baggedmilk wrote:

Ballsy.

The average male lives to 73 in Canada. So if your retirement plans are at 65 I hope you enjoy your 8 years.

I for one am happy your flushing your season tickets. That brings me closer to season tickets. Waiting list is a bitch. But my bet is "fans" like you will be sobbing like babies when New Rexall opens and the Oilers are winning more consistently.

Thank you again for giving up your tickets

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#77 Harry2
April 11 2014, 08:16AM
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@Harry2

*public figure*

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#78 Spydyr
April 11 2014, 08:22AM
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Brad wrote:

May 10, 2006 - Game 3 versus Sharks

Paid $200 for Standing Room.

Not only was it an epic 3OT game, not only did the Oilers win, but watching Smytty's heroic return after getting his mouth caved in and losing a bucket of teeth via puck in the face, only to return and set up the game winner like a beast, made me an Oil fan for life.

#ThankYouSmytty

That too was my favourite 94 moment.You don't get tougher than that.

The team now has Gagner trying to throw two hits last night the first one he bounces of the guy and slides into the net.Second one he injuries himself.Both times the guy he tried to hit never even moved.

It was not that long ago some people thought he should be Captain.Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.

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#79 oilfanincalgary
April 11 2014, 08:27AM
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Re #61. I am getting to the point i cant watch this anymore. So sad what Lowe and the gang have done to this franchise.I will watch the last game Saturday for only 1 purpose. Somebody tune in Kassian ( not Smytty but it wouldn't surprise me) Sunday i would like to open the paper to hear about the outright dismissal of K Lowe, Scott Howson,Dallas Eakins, Steve Smith, Kelly Bucherger,both Actons, Frederic Chabot, Stu Mcgregor and his entire scouting staff.And if Coffey and Messier are still lurking in the bowels of Rexall they need to go as well. If not it is only 20 minutes to Okotoks to see the Okotoks Oilers. If i am going to support the oil drop it will be the Southern one. They have a lot more heart than the NHL version.

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#81 Bushed
April 11 2014, 09:00AM
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Too many Smytty memories to list them all.

I've liked him since the first game I saw him play. What first caught my attention was his board play--who was this new guy who seemed slippery as an eel behind the net? Two opposition players couldn't dig out the puck against him, and he seemed to move it at will against the frustrated opponents. Kept watching this gritty young guy and was a fan before the game ended.

Everything else after that just kept adding to the heart-and-soul persona of the player for me. The Captain Canada title was well-deserved and well-earned.

But what I'll always admire about Smytty is his love for the team and its fans. The puck toss ritual shows his humanity and his soft spot for the kids.

The guy is character with a capital "C". No one bleeds Oiler blue more than Smytty.

I hope the organization recognizes him in some special way (if they can't bring themselves to retire the jersey).

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#82 vetinari
April 11 2014, 09:37AM
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Smyth, Captain Canada, Mr. Mullet... will definitely miss him.

I don't know if there is just one memory of him that I can isolate as being quintessentially Smythy but it was his tenacity to stand in front of opponent's nets, fighting defenceman, spitting out teeth and trying to deflect shots with that 2x4 he carried that stands out to me the most.

I just wish that he could have won a Cup, at least once, even if it was with another team, during his career. I would love to see the team do something to honour him beyond a "Ryan Smyth Night" next season....

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#83 RexHolez
April 11 2014, 10:01AM
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michael wrote:

The average male lives to 73 in Canada. So if your retirement plans are at 65 I hope you enjoy your 8 years.

I for one am happy your flushing your season tickets. That brings me closer to season tickets. Waiting list is a bitch. But my bet is "fans" like you will be sobbing like babies when New Rexall opens and the Oilers are winning more consistently.

Thank you again for giving up your tickets

I get the feeling you're gonna learn a long, slow, painful and expensive lesson

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#84 El Pindo
April 11 2014, 10:04AM
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@Oilers

I'm pretty sure that's just Lowe and Katz trolling on here

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#85 LoweBlow
April 11 2014, 10:25AM
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Harry2 wrote:

I wouldnt at all call my dislike for Hemsky irrational. Hes a hockey player and a public so "as a hockey player" yes I dislike him as is my right.

Now, tell me something else about myself I might not know

You can dislike Hemmer all you like. The issue is the vitriol you're spewing about him being European.

The Oilers have had plenty of North American players crash and burn in a way Hemsky never did. Sadly you chose the location of the place of his birth as a reason for it.

Don't backpedal now. Stand behind your words.

By the way, Hemsky looked pretty good in the 2006 playoffs. http://oilfans.com/stats.php?id=2005-06P Our beloved Smitty was actually slightly behind Hemmer's numbers in that playoff. Remember that. He had comparable opportunity to Smyth and performed admirably. The only knock on Hemsky is that his shoulders were made of glass.

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#86 2004Z06
April 11 2014, 11:11AM
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Dog Train wrote:

Apparently that's not in the job description.

I'll miss Smytty but I am glad that he is apparently announcing his retirement before the final game. At least we'll get a chance to say goodbye. Thanks for the memories Smytty!

Perhaps it is a marketing strategy to ensure the building is full again Saturday night.

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#87 2004Z06
April 11 2014, 11:15AM
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And what the hell is up with the top line apparently considering not going to the WHCs? Obviously you would rather play in the playoffs but unless they have an injury (which I would argue they shouldn't even be playing right now if they do) then they should go. You get better by playing. They will get better coaching there, play meaningful games and play against good competition. If they say no then perhaps we're in more trouble than we know. It makes me question the character of the players we're trusting this franchise with.

You are just questioning their character now? The last 4 years of failing to stand up for teamates, sulking, throwing tantrums, failing to back check or provide any level defensive support whatsoever, running 4 coaches out of town wasn't a good enough indicator?

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#88 BobbyCanuck
April 11 2014, 11:23AM
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I get the feeling you're gonna learn a long, slow, painful and expensive lesson

Michael, thanks for your comments, I was wondering what it would take for the owner to consider making radical changes to management/players.

You answered perfectly, to summarize:

Dear Mr. Katz, we will always sell out the building, season tickets will always have a waiting list. Your Tier 1 fans do not have any expectations of making the play-offs, or crawling out of the basement, ever! Keep up the good work, and I cannot wait until it my turn to spend my discretionary income in support of your endeavours.

You sir, are exactly why there will never be any impetuous from the owner to field a competitive team.

Next season my two favourite teams will be:

wherever Hemsky winds up, and wherever Hall winds up (well, I'll have to wait until he demands a trade)

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April 11 2014, 11:24AM
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The average male lives to 73 in Canada. So if your retirement plans are at 65 I hope you enjoy your 8 years.

I for one am happy your flushing your season tickets. That brings me closer to season tickets. Waiting list is a bitch. But my bet is "fans" like you will be sobbing like babies when New Rexall opens and the Oilers are winning more consistently.

Thank you again for giving up your tickets

You sir are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

It is real "fans" that are willing to sacrifice to send the message that change is required.

Feel free to get in line with the rest of the sheep!

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April 11 2014, 11:55AM
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Well that was a productive morning... Watching all the Smytty highlights makes me miss the playoffs that much more.

Smytty you are a gentleman and a scholar. You will be missed. My favourite Oiler by a wide margin. I have so many memories it is hard to choose one, but taking Prongers puck to the face and coming back minutes later was unreal.

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#91 BIGDAWG
April 11 2014, 12:01PM
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Jeffff wrote:

What was wrong with tonight?

Oilers are a bad hockey team and they prove it most nights. Only delusional fans would be upset about tonight.

8 years and the worst record in the NHL. This must be a comedy because people can't be this stupid or can they.

Stupid?? I think its fair to ask for the team to put forth some effort instead of mailing it in.. Last i checked there were still fans in the seats... you sign a contact... id expect full effort! That seems to be this teams M.O Its brutal.. Embarrassing really.. I cringed when on TSN they said.. Its to bad this organization has fallen this far, and it could get worse before it gets better.... thats just effin great!! hope this team/organization realizes that we are the joke of the NHL...

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April 11 2014, 12:45PM
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The average male lives to 73 in Canada. So if your retirement plans are at 65 I hope you enjoy your 8 years.

I for one am happy your flushing your season tickets. That brings me closer to season tickets. Waiting list is a bitch. But my bet is "fans" like you will be sobbing like babies when New Rexall opens and the Oilers are winning more consistently.

Thank you again for giving up your tickets

Average male lifespan in Canada is 79.4 years of age. When you factor in deaths below the age of 40 it balloons to 81.6 years of age. But hey, why let facts get in the way of your posts?

The only way fans get a say is if they stop buying tickets. The Canuck "fans" stopped buying tickets and were given a new GM. Katz loves hanging out with his boys, if you want them gone, hit him in the pocketbook. The owner of this franchise is a bigger joke than the clowns he has running it.

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April 11 2014, 01:20PM
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Stupid?? I think its fair to ask for the team to put forth some effort instead of mailing it in.. Last i checked there were still fans in the seats... you sign a contact... id expect full effort! That seems to be this teams M.O Its brutal.. Embarrassing really.. I cringed when on TSN they said.. Its to bad this organization has fallen this far, and it could get worse before it gets better.... thats just effin great!! hope this team/organization realizes that we are the joke of the NHL...

TSN has the balls to say the hard true facts the local media does not say out of fear of retribution..Katz and Lowe rule with an iron hand.Do not step out of line or "no donuts for you!"

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April 11 2014, 01:43PM
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Chris wrote:

Leave the Nuge alone, he had a bad game, but he's one of our best defensive forwards. Just because he doesn't face wash people after whistles or fight doesn't mean he's soft.

He's soft.... But - maybe he will eventually grow out of it.

Has a ways to go on the defensive front as well.

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#95 oilers
April 11 2014, 05:52PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

I'm on the waiting list too! Maybe we can be pen pals for the next few years until we get in!

I will bet you season tickets that as long as lowe in charge tge oilers dont make it past 1st round.

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Beers and wings on me anytime you feel like beers and wings Bagged. It's a pretty moot offer with one game left.. Lmfao!! But I can get you best seats in the house if you ever want a depressed funny sad friend to watched a game. I would LOVE to have some input on your f'ing awesome blogs..

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#97 hagargt
April 12 2014, 01:01AM
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oilers wrote:

I will bet you season tickets that as long as lowe in charge tge oilers dont make it past 1st round.

That is like betting someone the world isn't flat.. you will always find complete idiots that disagree.. Everyone knows stupid people!! If you DONT know stupid people, you ARE the stupid people.

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#98 hagargt
April 12 2014, 01:01AM
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oilers wrote:

I will bet you season tickets that as long as lowe in charge tge oilers dont make it past 1st round.

That is like betting someone the world isn't flat.. you will always find complete idiots that disagree.. Everyone knows stupid people!! If you DONT know stupid people, you ARE the stupid people.

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