It began with hand bells

Q: What is the worst Oilers game you have ever seen live?

A: December 16, 2008 — 9-2 vs the Hawks. And this is amazing remembering we had season tickets with Grandma Gretz during the dark years. The really truly dark years circa 1992-1998. In those days the Oil would get blown out most nights. But to be fair they sucked.

These Oilers? We don’t even know what they are anymore. We even felt for MacT after the game. There isn’t a bag skate hard enough to fix this squad. If you’re him and you’ve walked around the dressing room screaming and yelling, you have punched every Oiler directly in the face (Garon twice) then what? It doesn’t really matter how the Oil bounce back tonight against the Canucks. The Oil need a heart transplant, mass firings, mass hirings, every single player mentally reprogrammed, a new arena, a new coach, a new GM, new training staff and a mascot.

You know what we love?

Being point night for the friggin’ Chicago Blackhawks. Not the Red Wings. The Blackhawks. Not a team like San Jose filled with wily veterans and big ol’ goons. The Blackhawks — a fellow squad also filled with punk assed 19-to-21 year olds. Thing is, the punks in Hawks jerseys were laughing and celebrating after every goal like it was a WHL intrasquad scrimmage, while our little friends in Copper and Blue were thinking only of getting in to Diesel Ultra Lounge later in the night. 

Well done Oilers you have truly embarrassed yourselves. And on Handbell Anthem Night to boot.

To be fair

To be fair the first seven goals were suspect. Really they could have gone either way. Right.

To be fair most fans really aren’t that upset this morning. See everyone had cleared the hell out of Dodge as soon as the 50-50 was announced. Like seriously everyone. And the millions watching at home were probably long gone by the time the score was in the books too. Only the JL kept ‘er goin all night long. Bless their hearts.

To be fair Liam Reddox had an assist. You’ll forgive us if we wouldn’t give two shits if Liam Reddox woke up this morning and decided to never play another game of hockey ever again. There is nothing more heart breaking than listening to the remaining 45 per cent of the RX1 crowd cheering their hearts out for the 9-2 goal.

Only bright spots

The pictures from the game last night are pouring in from Citizens of the Nation. Apparently there were some folks that managed to keep their eyes open and dinners in their stomachs long enough to send their ol’ pal Wanye some great snaps. Keep them comin’ to oilersnation@gmail.com. We will have some up later in the day.

The most interesting thing on the whole night was finding out a friend of our co-worker once hooked up with 50 Cent.  Something about living in Washington and something something 50 Cent met her and bingo bango. Normally we would lead with news of this magnitude but today, well we just don’t have it in us.

There. You finally broke us Oilers. Thanks.

Game tonight.

woo

  • Retro-Third Jersey Record 08/09

    DATE OPPONENT NOTE
    Sunday, October 12 Colorado Avalanche Season Opener – Win
    Monday, October 27 Boston Bruins Original Six team – Loss
    Thursday, November 13 Toronto Maple Leafs Original Six team – Loss
    Thursday, November 20 Detroit Red Wings Original Six team – Loss
    Tuesday, December 16 Chicago Blackhawks Original Six team – Embarassing Loss

    Friday, December 19 Anaheim Ducks Shirts Off Our Backs Night
    Saturday, January 3 Dallas Stars CBC HNIC game
    Sunday, January 18 Phoenix Coyotes Glenn Anderson Jersey Retirement
    Tuesday, February 3 Chicago Blackhawks Original Six team
    Wednesdsay, February 11 Montreal Canadiens Original Six team
    Saturday, February 21 Calgary Flames Hockey Day In Canada
    Saturday, March 14 Colorado Avalanche CBC HNIC game
    Sunday, March 24 Detroit Red Wings Original Six team
    Saturday, April 4 Vancouver Canucks CBC HNIC game

  • Lubo71

    Milli wrote:

    @ Lubo71:
    Are you serious?

    Dead serious. Perhaps we should look to the new GM who has yet to do anything since being hired. Lowe is becoming an ambassador for the team more than anything and I think he is fantastic in that capacity.

    The problem is on the ice.

  • The curse of the retro-third jersey continues. Thank god they will be wearing them again on FRIDAY!!!

    The new Oilers 3rd will be worn 14 times including the Home Opener against Colorado on October 12, against all of the original six team when they visit Rexall Place , the Glenn Anderson celebration on January 18th and for the Oilers annual ‘Shirts Off Our Backs” charity game December 19th.

    What a gawd-awful game to attend, if it wasn't for the $50 of 50/50 tickets I would have been out of there early.

  • Milli

    I don't even know who this friggin team is anymore…We got no sandpaper, none, zero, ziltch. We've got one guy who can score, one. Ya, occasionally someone else gets in on the act, but realy, we are a one pony show. (I ain't a schremp lover) but, he got sent down, probaly watched the next one coast around all night??? Why, dear god, why is Ganger still logging any minutes??? People want to crap all over Poo, well folks….Nuff said. I lost more money last night, got big money already on the game tonight, I'm gonna have to become a 3 dollar whore soon to pay my gambling debts. Fire MacT"? no, fire Klo, then MacT….

  • OvenChicken8

    Big Deal wrote:

    , it was not the young players that looked the worst. Souray, Moreau, Horcoff, Hemsky,Cole, Staios (dear god) were terrible. Souray did a great screen on Garon on the first goal and Moreau did his best to out do Souray on the second. How about blocking shots or get out of the way? That PP is terrible and not just last night, the whole bloody season. MacT, time to make some changes because lord knows you are not going anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!

    You have to love how Stortini, Pouliot and Reddox were a +1. + friggen 1!

  • OvenChicken8

    For a brief second last night I cheered. It was for the Oilers second goal of the night, and I have never heard 1000 fans scream so loud! Then as quick as the goal was scored the cheering ended when we all looked up to the all mighty scoreboard and saw that it wasn't a 2-2 game, it was a 9-2 game. The last time I was this depressed over an Oilers game, Erik Cole had just won a Cup.

    *sigh*

  • Red Tide

    I think I need to find better things to do with my time then follow this team. This is hopeless. Things is, it seems as though no matter how bad it gets the Oil brass wont make changes.

    Why do we even care anymore? They dont seem to…

  • Big Deal

    Wow, amazingly awful. Oddly, it was not the young players that looked the worst. Souray, Moreau, Horcoff, Hemsky,Cole, Staios (dear god) were terrible. Souray did a great screen on Garon on the first goal and Moreau did his best to out do Souray on the second. How about blocking shots or get out of the way? That PP is terrible and not just last night, the whole bloody season. MacT, time to make some changes because lord knows you are not going anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hoodlum

    I hope this will spark a fued between Vancouver and Chicago. I want to hear Quennville make a comment about Vancouver now having a turn at Chicago's "sloppy seconds" and hilarity will ensue, because we all need something to laugh at on this sombre morning. On the flipside, the Oilers should play a decent game tonight seeing as they haven't played since Saturday