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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#2 Say what again
April 10 2014, 10:21PM
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There was a game tonight?

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#3 backup bob
April 10 2014, 10:21PM
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If you want to play for the Oilers, you have to compete every game.

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#4 Baresnake
April 10 2014, 10:25PM
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Yay for Smytty! Boooo for Smytty retiring, and BOOOOOO JEANSHORTS!!!!!!!!

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#5 Jeffff
April 10 2014, 10:25PM
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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.

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#6 Oilers4ever
April 10 2014, 10:26PM
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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...

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#7 Alsker
April 10 2014, 10:26PM
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The best part of game night...Baggedmilk Wrap up....ALL HAIL BAGGEDMILK...and boo snowpants

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#9 Say what again
April 10 2014, 10:29PM
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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...

If Katz wants to pay 3 more years and millions in salary for a guy to sit at home or coach somewhere else, he can do it any time. Maybe if enough season ticket holders (Tier 1) refuse to buy in again, that's exactly what we'll see because the cost of losing them will exceed the cost of paying that salary.

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#11 Jeffff
April 10 2014, 10:32PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

I demand that whatever sedative you're taking be passed my way.

Did I expect them to win? No. Do I expect them to play like they're being paid millions of dollars? Absolutely.

They have not played like they are getting paid millions for 8 years. And tonight you want them to show up. Delusional

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#13 Steve
April 10 2014, 10:34PM
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Oilers are not good with contact hockey they would do much better at flag football.

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#14 drunken_Master
April 10 2014, 10:35PM
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there are s h i t t y hockey teams.. but none compare to the Oilers!

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#15 Jeffff
April 10 2014, 10:35PM
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You poor poor man. What has this team done to you?

Nothing, your selling hope and your a quack.

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#18 Sevenseven
April 10 2014, 10:37PM
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Say what you will about Smyth and Hemsky, our forward situation is not looking good for next season with them gone. Any free agents look good this year?

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#19 Dog Train
April 10 2014, 10:38PM
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backup bob wrote:

If you want to play for the Oilers, you have to compete every game.

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!

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#20 The Last Big Bear
April 10 2014, 10:39PM
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"...over the last 30 or 40 games, we’ve found a game that we like playing, a game we’re comfortable playing. Now, it’s all about upping that and bringing more of that next year to start the year off."

-Taylor Hall, apparently completely unaware that his team is still playing some of the worst hockey in the NHL.

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#21 Hallsy More Like Fallsy
April 10 2014, 10:42PM
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Please everyone boycott the game Saturday. PLEASE!

Such a disgrace

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#22 Dog Train
April 10 2014, 10:43PM
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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.

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#23 dougtheslug
April 10 2014, 10:44PM
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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

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#24 Bad Hockey
April 10 2014, 10:44PM
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It hurts so much seeing the Flames be competitive and beat a team like the Kings, then seeing them come in here on back to back nights and are laughing on the bench and just having their way with the oil.

Can't take it.

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#25 Disgraced
April 10 2014, 10:46PM
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I can't stand how much praise Eakins gives the other team after EVERY GAME! Shows his inexperience and fear every time.

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#26 slats
April 10 2014, 10:46PM
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The Last Big Bear wrote:

"...over the last 30 or 40 games, we’ve found a game that we like playing, a game we’re comfortable playing. Now, it’s all about upping that and bringing more of that next year to start the year off."

-Taylor Hall, apparently completely unaware that his team is still playing some of the worst hockey in the NHL.

Maybe someone should by these "poor kids" a PVR so they can watch them get shutout in 20% of the home games. . .. What a stupid delusional quote.

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#27 Faekins
April 10 2014, 10:50PM
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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.

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#28 risto siltanen's slapshot
April 10 2014, 10:51PM
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the problem is the millionaire's don't play like they earn it and the fringe players play like the "bargains" they are. jones,larson,smyth,etc... are not value they aren't nhl'ers. give me the no names off of other teams 3rd and 4th lines and our team will automatically improve. how can we be smug about who's good enough for the oil cuz real depth forwards are a better option than a 7th dman movin up.can't wait t'il chase,moroz,juhari?,and some free agents battle for positions and maybe even pitch in a goal or two. until then i'll lament the loss of horcoff's 15 goals/year.

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#29 Darn it!
April 10 2014, 10:51PM
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The biggest laugh this week is how everyone thinks that Hall Eberle and Hopkins are this great line. They played 4 good games in an 82 game schedule, actually, I stand corrected, Hall turned it up for a few games and those other 2 coat tail riders got credit. What a joke. Those 2 losers must of had bonus numbers to make so Hall helped them out. Makes me sick.

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#30 Bringbackslats
April 10 2014, 10:52PM
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Ok I'll refrain from going on a KLowe tyrade out of respect for the man with the golden mullet. True story: When Smyth was traded my grandma actually cried. Way to make my grandma cry Lowe you $&@$"! Jerk(Sorry...couldn't help myself)

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#31 Andy7190
April 10 2014, 10:52PM
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The Last Big Bear wrote:

"...over the last 30 or 40 games, we’ve found a game that we like playing, a game we’re comfortable playing. Now, it’s all about upping that and bringing more of that next year to start the year off."

-Taylor Hall, apparently completely unaware that his team is still playing some of the worst hockey in the NHL.

Oh dear. This is gonna be a hard ship to turn around...

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#32 Andy7190
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Bad Hockey wrote:

It hurts so much seeing the Flames be competitive and beat a team like the Kings, then seeing them come in here on back to back nights and are laughing on the bench and just having their way with the oil.

Can't take it.

Well, that just isn't fair, the Flames have a Hockey coach.

The Oilers have a fashion coach who doesn't like to get wet.

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#33 Rob F
April 10 2014, 10:56PM
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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)

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#34 kale
April 10 2014, 10:58PM
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Andy7190 wrote:

Oh dear. This is gonna be a hard ship to turn around...

especially when its sunk to the bottom of the ocean

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#35 zenoil
April 10 2014, 10:59PM
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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.

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#36 Oiler Al
April 10 2014, 11:01PM
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Hey Bangedmilk, you delted my comments because they were anti Oilers or was it because I said the Team sheet their pants.?

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#37 Andy7190
April 10 2014, 11:01PM
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kale wrote:

especially when its sunk to the bottom of the ocean

OK, so, it is more of a salvage operation then.

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#38 Mason Storm
April 10 2014, 11:04PM
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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.

Because Gagner is the next best option. That's how

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#39 Time Travelling Sean
April 10 2014, 11:05PM
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Q: What does an Edmonton Oilers fan do when his team has won the Stanley Cup?

A: He turns off the PlayStation 3.

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#40 Oiler63
April 10 2014, 11:08PM
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I hope his announcement can light a fire under all other guys' ass and they go out and beat the crap out of the Canucks. He deserves to leave the game as a winner. That's the only thing guys on the team can do for him. Hopefully they can do that.

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#41 kale
April 10 2014, 11:12PM
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I hope his announcement can light a fire under all other guys' ass and they go out and beat the crap out of the Canucks. He deserves to leave the game as a winner. That's the only thing guys on the team can do for him. Hopefully they can do that.

You do know they are playing on Hockey Night in Canada right?

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#42 hagargt
April 10 2014, 11:12PM
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I put my beloved oldest dog down on tuesday.. Some people questioned if I was doing it too soon, and others agreed with the choice.. the one constant was that EVERYONE loved him, and didn't want to see his life stretched past his comfort zone. I doubt even the biggest opponents of Smyth retiring would want to see him play another year, then make it half way through, and be fired as an old dog. I applaud him stepping down with some dignity.

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#43 SmythforMayor
April 10 2014, 11:14PM
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Hallsy More Like Fallsy wrote:

Please everyone boycott the game Saturday. PLEASE!

Such a disgrace

How. Could you boycott Smytty?

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#44 Wonger
April 10 2014, 11:24PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

I'LL MISS YOU SMYTTY! YOUR FLOWING MULLET AND PEWPEW CLAPPER WILL LIVE ON FOREVER!

CAPS LOCK - I'M IMPRESSED!!! Every Oil fan wishes you the best SMITTY!!! Thank you for a million great memories!!! Best of luck and health to you and your family! Hope the Oiler organization has a great job for you when you are ready- you need to be an Oiler forever!!!

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#45 The Rock
April 10 2014, 11:27PM
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OOOOOH! Or Badminton!

How about midget wrestling?

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#46 RexHolez
April 10 2014, 11:30PM
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Jeffff wrote:

Nothing, your selling hope and your a quack.

Welcome to oil country Jeffff! Everyone here thinks this is the way to win a cup. Just read the comments. They got oiler fans actually hoping to loose so they can pick a few spots higher in the draft. I'm not sure what the thinking is... Maybe they want every position played by a lottery picked player. But where I come from, we do t teach winning by loosing. Once a loser always a loser. Fire Lowe and we can start getting serious again

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#47 Oilcruzer
April 10 2014, 11:36PM
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Hallsy More Like Fallsy wrote:

Please everyone boycott the game Saturday. PLEASE!

Such a disgrace

Sorry. Boycotted this one. Was predictable.

And sorry, I didn't offer to give them away. Thought I might get three to five for cruel and unusual punishment.

Did anyone seriously expect any different?

#94 deserves a C for the last game and a solid effort from his line mates.

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#48 hagargt
April 10 2014, 11:49PM
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Sorry. Boycotted this one. Was predictable.

And sorry, I didn't offer to give them away. Thought I might get three to five for cruel and unusual punishment.

Did anyone seriously expect any different?

#94 deserves a C for the last game and a solid effort from his line mates.

The sad thing is that they probably WILL play a good game based off emotion.. this team plays based on how they feel that day.. I am still struggling to figure out the solution. You would think that a motivational issue could use a Vince Lombardi style coach that demands the best from their players on EVERY day.. Then again, I recently got punched in the nuts by a friends kid because he thought it was funny... maybe punks that don't fear punishment, don't have any motivation beyond day to day emotion?

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#49 Harry2
April 11 2014, 12:02AM
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Sevenseven wrote:

Say what you will about Smyth and Hemsky, our forward situation is not looking good for next season with them gone. Any free agents look good this year?

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!!

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#50 Harry2
April 11 2014, 12:03AM
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Gotta love that pic in the best of the best twitter feed. Absolutely ZERO flex on the old sherwood

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