GDB 44: Party Time

Oh we hate Fridays.The misery that comes as you count down your final eight hours of the work week. The terrible knowledge that the weekend is upon us and that there will be two whole days of not having to work before the joy of Monday returns. Someone may try and sell you beer in the next 48 hours for heavens sakes. We must have the strength to say, “No thanks friend. I don’t need beer to enjoy yourself.”

*pregnant pause*

If you are watching the game tonight do your ol’ pal Wanye a favour. If you are near Edmonton — come to Hudsons on Bourbon Street. Click on the Game Day Party ad on the main page and print off the evite too. We were originally going to use the money to support the rebel troops closing in on the Capital City and General Montoya. His bloody regime must be brought to an end by any means necessary.

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Then it was helpfully pointed out to us that we don’t actually know any rebel troops and that General Montoya is simply someone we made up in our head. Apparently imaginary political causes can’t accept real money as donations. Instead it was politely pointed out  that the Nation is currently supporting Kids with Cancer and that for every evite returned the people at Hudsons will donate $2. Decent.

For those of you who won’t be in attendance…

We will pour a little on the ground for the homies that can’t be with us. Top of the list: Willis. If he lived in Edmonton — or Alberta for that matter — we would load up the Nation Van with duct tape, a black hood and some Twizzlers, in case we got hungry on the way. Then we would cruise over Chez Willis, kindly negotiate with Mrs. Willis, then strong-arm Jonathan out of the house and roughly load him into the van. Then we would go to the party.

Those of you who won’t be in attendance — our hearts and thoughts are with you. We generally get a little emotional watching Ryan Smyth playing for any team that doesn’t rhyme with Snoilers. We may get a little extra emotional after a few beers tonight, especially if Smyth scores. We will need emotional support to get us through the evening and we appreciate all the help we can get. We will also be selling off the tickets to the Oilers rematch against the Wild on Jan 30. These tickets were donated by Buck75 to the cause. Personally we wouldn’t part with Oilers tickets if someone had our entire family hostage.

But we don’t negotiate with terrorists.

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That’s our policy.

Thoughts of last night

When Sheldon Souray positively ended the life of Weller we can’t help but think fondly of all the Souray haters that didn’t give the guy a moment’s peace on the airwaves and on the Nation in the off-season. Still think that he was a bad signing? Other than the odd giveaway here and there he has basically been everything that the Oil wanted when they brought him in. Plus he is a rockstar that make the ladies go “OOOOOOOWHEEEEE!”

And when is the last time Liam Reddox did that? Huh? Never.

That’s when.


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    @ Dropping Deuces:

    I would agree – 2 on 1's that turn into break-aways when we are on the powerplay that are save are pretty monsterous. Sloppy play in the 2nd from the boys in white.

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    This is TB doin' a quick in and out (That's what she said!).

    I've only seen a bit of the game so far from my bar stool. No I'm off to go play drunken hockey (it's an ancient style from the mountains of northern Canada)

    So far we looked good in the 1st and on our heels in the 2nd…sound right?

    And I just heard Ferraro say Garon was Smyth's ex team mate…

    *crunches numbers…does math*

    How?

    GOILERS!

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    deep oil wrote:

    sorry guys i will not be at hudsons – had to go to the dominican for two weeks – villa has has speed so i can watch the game on the nhl network and listen to stauffer explain why the oilers lost tonight – deep oil has sunscreen and all you can drink crown royal

    *lightbulb goes on over head*

    hmmm – talking in 3rd person. Another person named Howard Kinsel aka The Warrior did the same thing. He also had a man crush on Stauffer & thought he knew everything about everything…

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    BUCK75 wrote:

    *lightbulb goes on over head*
    hmmm – talking in 3rd person. Another person named Howard Kinsel aka The Warrior did the same thing. He also had a man crush on Stauffer & thought he knew everything about everything…

    And according to his website Howard is on Vaction in Edmonton right now until Feb 18th. River Cree is pretty close to Stony Plain…come on man I know it's you. Nobody from Canada brags about drinking Crown Royal.

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    Could you imagine if KLowe was sucked into signing "shaggy" Tjarnquist" a couple of years ago after he scored all those goals. Disaster nearly adverted.

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    BUCK75 wrote:

    BUCK75 wrote:
    *lightbulb goes on over head*
    hmmm – talking in 3rd person. Another person named Howard Kinsel aka The Warrior did the same thing. He also had a man crush on Stauffer & thought he knew everything about everything…
    And according to his website Howard is on Vaction in Edmonton right now until Feb 18th. River Cree is pretty close to Stony Plain…come on man I know it’s you. Nobody from Canada brags about drinking Crown Royal.

    You do when you buy it duty free and take it on vacation to the DR where it does not exist – but then buck you drink Canadian MIST aarrrrgh puke – went to the Pakace Casino on Monday and lost $400 trying to work the numbers on blackjack again

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    BUCK75 wrote:

    *turns out lights, closes & locks door*
    Shoulda gone to Hudson’s – 8 comments awaiting moderation…

    what causes moderation = potty mouth or giving our Pat Laforges cell number….. really

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    @ deep oil:

    I am more a grey goose guy or Captain + Coke if I get tired of Kokanee. Whiskey turns me into a bad creature.

    You got dedication man – posting on here from the dominican republic. But then again who am I to tell you what to do on your vacation.

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    @ deep oil:

    Including "http" in links, saying sh!t w/o the punctuation – if I was as informed as you I would probably not try to give out phone numbers of people. Stuff like that ends up in a courthouse.

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    @ Dropping Deuces:

    If changing the wallpaper on your computer counts as a vactaion I guess I would be somewhere new everyday.

    Fortunate win – brother

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    Deep Oil notes that oil management is ticked off with #9 that he is lending his name to River Cree and diverting the focus of the event – is glenn wanting to take over at Poker Stars where Mats left off ??? Oilers do not have full control of his off ice activities – just like the old days……

    Note – the new club is the old club with a new name and they cleaned the gunshot residue off the walls

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    @ Dropping Deuces:

    Brule was playing 4th line – they hardly played. Reddox didn't play much either though, or if he did he did a good job of doing nothing.

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    Dropping Deuces wrote:

    Its tough to get a read of who is playing with who on the radio. Who starts in goal vs Phoenix? I’d like to see Garon.

    Yes the Old Billy Ranford

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    Dominican Republic?

    Riiiiight.

    It's fairly unlikely a guy who writes like a retired bus driver was ever on the Oil payroll, let alone has any credible "inside" info. Here's a news flash – alot of us over the age of forty could tell enough Oiler "Grinder" stories to sound legit.

    If you want to make yourself sound important by spewing Oiler "inside news" crap in an authoritative tone, that's your sad reality. But how about leaving Glenn out of it huh? Any idiot knows his only affiliation with the team these days consists of friendships he gained over the years. Not to mention that nobody ever told him what to do anyways.

    Seriously man. One of the greatest Oilers of all time is having his jersey retired on Sunday. I'm sorry you never really had anything to do with the team or those guys, but have a little respect huh?