Wanye, what do you think of all this Oil vs blogs stuff?

Uh, who cares? Does that qualify as an opinion?

Here I will sum it up for those of you who aren’t sick to death of all this nonsense and didn’t read Brownlee’s take on things:

Dumb: The guy who quit blogging

Getting your wrist slapped by some PR guy working for the Oilers should be a hilarious badge of honour for an Oilers blogger. Having a ten-alarm hissy fit and announcing to the world that you are “quitting forever” in a dramatic scene worthy of an Oscar nomination is lame. I don’t know this dude from a hole in the ground but his writing was great and I will be sad to see him go.

Why quit doing something you enjoy doing?

I don’t get it.

Why disappoint your readers?

Doesn’t make sense.

Don’t worry, Nation. Your ol’ pal Wanye won’t quit. Not if the entire Oilers front office showed up at OilersNation HQ and had MacIntyre try and take a swing at us. We would counter with the stun gun we have on us at all times and give everyone within 100 feet the tasering of their lives.

See, there’s a difference between people who pretend not to care what people think and people who actually don’t care what people think. We enjoy writing on here because it’s fun. We like it when people chime in with their opinions. We like watching hockey and talking about it. That’s pretty much it. We couldn’t care less if some people don’t like us. The only person we want to like us is everyone’s hot sister and/or hot cousin. And they like us, they really do.

Dumber: The Oilers vs The Internet

Trying to hold back internet coverage of your team is a hilariously futile battle and you have to admire the nerve of the Oilers for even trying. If that is what they are trying to do by telling this blogging dude to stop. And it remains to be seen if there is some big “conspiracy theory” behind all of this.

Someone in the hurricane of all this activity told us “lots of your sites are going to get shut down.” You can’t “shut down a site.” It doesn’t work like that. There are no Offices of The Internet Ltd you can visit and register a complaint. You can’t make an application to shutdown@internet.com to have a site closed. If this were possible don’t you think all the Jihadist news agency websites or child pornography sites would have ceased operation by now? If they can’t do anything about sites causing actual harm to society, how on Earth—and who on Earth for that matter—is going to do something about Oilers bloggers?

It seems short-sighted to me to ignite a firestorm amongst the Oilers fans that dutifully log their opinions on their blogs each and every day. ‘Cause if they decide to get really upset about something they can carry that torch for ever. But fortunately everyone is too busy arguing with each other to be able to mount some sort of comeback strike.

Dumbest: The Prima Donna attitudes of all involved

Holy cow, reading all the comments from the party people, the writers of all the blogs, Brownlee and Gregor you have to think JJ whatever-his-name-is has to be smiling from his Oilers Office deep deep below the surface of the Earth.

Ever hear of divide and conquer? Remind me not to commit a crime with any writer in the blogosphere or the MSM. Everyone is turning on each other faster than you can say “Who cares about any of this anyway?”

We get it. Everyone who has ever hit a single key on a keyboard in the name of the Edmonton Oilers hates each other. All you need to do, it seems, to drive a wedge into the ‘sphere is single one person out. The resulting storm will divide everyone and eliminate any chance for taking cohesive action against the real enemy:

The Edmonton Oilers (?)

That can’t be right. The Oilers put the “Oilers” in OilersNation. They can’t be the enemy. Can they? Uh… *head explodes*

What the hell. Smarten up everyone.

Oh in case anyone cares about hockey anymore

The Oilers are 4–0. Remember them?

  • Sheldon Souray also didn't play on Saturday and wasn't abl;e to skate Monday morning. Souray suffered a muscle bruise on Friday night after getting tangled up with Todd Bertuzzi.

    "We decided to give Sheldon the day off and we'll see how he feels tomorrow." Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "The one thing we're not going to do is push people to play if they're not ready. We've had enough injury issues the past couple of years that we want to make sure guys are healthy"

    …nevermind.

  • But let’s be clear: there is no finger pointing, no divide-and-conquer from David in his post. It’s easy to confuse the responses with the original post, but let’s keep them straight.

    It's a good point. A very good point, actually.

  • He did nearly get escorted out for liveblogging (just like MacKinnon did last April)

    Um, whoops. I mistyped that sentence. Obviously MacKinnon was never escorted out of anywhere. Sorry, dudes.

    Moving right along! How about that Jani Rita?

    😀

  • What is hillarious is Allen Watt's take on it yesterday on Gregor's show…in my own words: "with content, you get a following. when peoplestart looking for content, then you can start charging $ for content"

    So when do we have to start subscribing to this…obviously he is talking about something like hockeybuzz with the anonymous hockey blogger

    I fully endorse Mr. Berry's decision to quit…like Jim Rome says "when life gives you lemons – QUIT!"

  • OKAY I know you're all wondering what ol' fiveandagame has to say about this whole thing. SO here you go.

    What the hell is the internet?!!! IS there an easier way to do this then sending my carrier pigeons to Wayne's house? Is this bloog thing some type of new improved pigeon?

  • If the oil could fire NATION …. they would – they are losing money with the
    content and traffic NATION generates without their control – they want you to go to edmontonoilers.com (OOOPS – sorry that has been changed to OILERS.NHL (sorry BETTMAN) and read the RHETORIC and compliant opinion that everything is perfect in HEARTLAND – if things are so perfect why would bloggers
    and fans need an opinion – just pay us NOW because we dont really need YOUR money with 1800 souls lining up for your seats – it seems that most people that work for the OIL – get fed up and quite or fired – just ask John Yeoman, Matt Cummins, Eric Upton (pushed) or their former webmaster (Schwabe) working in the land of the FREE at Concordia College – past history shows if you are not on upper management's pretty boy list as a drone employee – you are in the doghouse and your life is a living hell. Supreme Ruler.