DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE: EDITION XI

Jason Gregor
March 16 2011 05:01PM

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," is actually a paraphrase of the following statement:

"Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may."

Plato, the Greek philosopher and mathmatician, uttered the statement many years ago, and it is clear the paraphrased version holds true today; especially when it comes to hockey fans/media/people discussing the virtues of players.

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GDB 70.0: AFTERNOON DELIGHT

Jason Gregor
March 13 2011 10:48AM

Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
Gonna grab some afternoon delight.
My motto's always been; when it's right, it's right.
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.
When everything's a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

If Dustin Penner was still an Oiler this would be much more fitting, but after the overwhelmed Oilers put up a heroic effort in Detroit on Sunday, I wonder if this plucky bunch can muster up a similar effort this afternoon. I bet they will if this epic video was part of their late-morning team meeting.

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GDB 69.0: THE CURSE OF BERANEK

Jason Gregor
March 11 2011 01:29PM

The Oilers drafted Josef Beranek in the 4th round, 78th overall, in 1989. He made his debut in 1991 and after 84 games they traded him to Philly for Greg Hawgood. After the Flyers traded him to Vancouver, the Oilers re-acquired him in the summer of 1998 for Tony Hrkac and Bobby Dollas. He spent another year and half in Edmonton before the Oilers dealt him to Pittsburgh for German Titov. He played 513 NHL games, which is very good for a 4th round pick, but he seems to have jinked number 42.

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CRIMINAL?? I DON'T THINK SO

Jason Gregor
March 10 2011 11:31AM

The Zdeno Chara hit has sent the country, okay, mainly a few politicians, an airline, an entire province and now the Police, into a frenzy. It was seven years ago this past Tuesday that Todd Bertuzzi jumped Steve Moore and the reaction wasn't close to the emotional outcry that we are witnessing right now.

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GDB 68.0: NO BACKSTROM FOR FIRST TIME IN CAREER

Jason Gregor
March 09 2011 12:37PM

Nicklas Backstrom will sit out for the first time in his NHL career tonight, ending a streak of 313 consecutive games, because of a thumb injury, but the Caps don't expect him to be out long. This is a big break for the Oilers, who know what it feels like to lose an offensive star, but even without Backstrom the Capitals will be a formidable foe this evening.

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