Thanks for nothing

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It took us 76 games, a hundred odd posts and a hojillion comments defending this team but it has finally happened. We have officially had enough of this shitanusly mediocre 2008-2009 Edmonton Oilers hockey squadron. Don’t get us wrong. We sit firmly planted on the Oilers bandwagon. It’s just that none of the players seem interested in driving us anywhere.

When the fans are more jacked up for the game than the players are – something is wrong.

We for one pity the poor old OilersNation, sitting there in the stands at RX1 and at home wanting something – anything – to cheer for. At a time when lots of folks are worried about losing their job, making rent and generally just getting by RX1 continues to sell out night after night. Once upon a time, there are a good many folk who were ballin’ out of control with Oil comfortably over $100 per barrel. Now, not so much. Yet these same folk continue to shoulder the bulk of the ticket buying load, making a conscious decision to continue to spend hundreds of their hard earned dollars on “Oilers hockey” game after terrible game. There they were again last night, filling the arena to high in the rafters and even patiently standing on those little standing room only squares. Honest, hard working blue collar folk who continue to arrive in droves despite the absolute and total lack of commitment and desire to win on the ice that awaits them. And did they boo this awful bunch of cheque collecting, merlot drinking sissies? No. They sat glued to their seats hoping one of the players in Copper and Blue might find something resembling a beating heart late in the third period and step up to the plate.

In times like these it’s staggering to realize that most people inside Rexall probably worked harder to get into the game than the bulk of the Oilers did during the game.

When your 46 year old goalie is starting his 98th game in a row – something is wrong.

When we saw Roloson face the media, tired as all hell, older than all hell, sweaty as all hell and having done all he could and yet taking the blame for the loss something inside us snapped. Are you kidding us Oilers? How in the sweet holy fuck can any of you sit around in the dressing room and see the old man in the corner who is absolutely busting his nuts and not feel guilty about the level to which you mail it in night after night? We can’t help but feel terrible for Roloson at this stage of the game. So you let in a couple of floaters early on Roli. Who gives a shit? See the other guys sitting there on the bench wearing the same jersey as you? Those idiots are supposed to do more than come down and give you a supportive whack on the pads after they have collapsed yet again. They are supposed to go down into the opposition’s end and score a few of their own and bail you out.

Nothing here is your fault Sir. We salute your efforts. You are an absolute warrior and if we have ever chirped you on this site we humbly apologize. The rest of you Oilers? Whatever.

When you need a leader to step up and pop in a late goal and nothing arrives – something is wrong.

Where in the fuck was anything resembling a leader with the season hanging in the balance? Where was a single one of these overpriced boneheads when it counted? Nowhere, that’s where and it breaks our fucking heart to see this team mail it in night after night. What the hell is Kay-Z paying for here exactly? The cheques that you deposit with charming regularity are real gentlemen. The effort most of you are putting out on the other hand – is not.

Shame on the whole fucking team except Roli. Do any of you have any interest in stepping up and saving this season? Any of you at all? Hemsky – you seem to be a talent. Where are you with the game on the line last night? Horcoff? What about you? You have taken mad heat for signing a huge contract. Why not quiet your haters by popping in a goal here or there? We could go on down the list, but what is the use?

The I told you sos

Yeah Brownlee we get it. You predicted that the Oilers wouldn’t make the playoffs. This entire team is riddled with problems and you saw that and were able to inspire the legions of Oilers haters all year. You haters were all so wise and gave up on the team in the preseason whereas it took us till game 76 of a terrible season before we had our fill. Well you know what? We would rather have hope for 7 months of the year that things could turn out than write them off before the season rolls.

But that’s just how we roll.

And all the people that are going to come on here today and tell us how smart they were to know that the team sucked the entire year and this result was a foregone conclusion? Fuck you too. It’s hilarious that you would surface now to rub salt in the wounds of the thousands on here that have lived and died with this team the entire season. If we could meet some of you in person this morning we would sucker punch you directly in the face and then stand over you waiting to see if you have any interest in making other smart ass remarks. So shut it. Brownlee is a professional journalist who isn’t supposed to be a fan of the team. We understand why he makes predictions and then stands by them. The rest of you so called fans that come on here to hate – what possible motivation do you have to get up in the morning? To shit on everyone else’s parade?

The Oilers should never have traded Ryan Smyth. He would have scored last night with the season on the line.

There we said it.

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    AlBundy wrote:

    Speaking of Tencer, how come his show was over so early yesterday. I know sometimes they will go past 12:00pm. Do you think someone told them to get the h%ll off the air to stop the truth about the play of the team????????? Maybe same guy who orders all signs be checked when you enter RX.?
    You gotta feel for MacT after watching the clip on TSN. I suspect if they lose tomm he might throw the team under the bus before moving upstairs. Poor guy.@ Sandra:

    allan watt pulled the plug as negative comments were being presented – no control over the team – unless the dark knight can borrow some cash to purchase astral radio and convert it to rexall radio

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    @ Deep Oil

    I can't speak to Darryl's "failure" as a lawyer, but just about every reputable business publication in Canada (and I stress the word "reputable", unlike yourself) will vouch for his success as a businessman, not to mention his $30 million mansion at the end of Valleyview Drive. Obviously things didn't work out for you to the same degree. Sorry about that.

    But I can say that he's a decent guy who's done alot for this city, which I'm sure is more than anybody could say about the likes of you. But go ahead, keep on with the anonyMOUSE slamming of the guy on internet forums. I'm sure it makes you feel good.

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    when was the last time this owner publicly supported this team this year – answer that…… zippo – appears to be a mute

    what good is a home, when you have to have security people (fluker) inside the home tell guests that this area is restricted, more like a jail than a home – very tense….. who owns the home, is there a mortgage, what did the neighbors receive in compensation for having pcl in front of their home with 40 workers on site for 2 years

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    deepoil wrote:

    when was the last time this owner publicly supported this team this year – answer that…… zippo – appears to be a mute
    what good is a home, when you have to have security people (fluker) inside the home tell guests that this area is restricted, more like a jail than a home – very tense….. who owns the home, is there a mortgage, what did the neighbors receive in compensation for having pcl in front of their home with 40 workers on site for 2 years

    Uhhh… who cares?

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    deepoil wrote:

    who owns the home, is there a mortgage

    paid for my house in cash, no mortgage. I was all like, gimme that house, and the realtor said, uh no dude. Then I said, but Ive got 350 grand in Australian nickels and belly lint. So she said, deal. Then I rolled my 80 foot tall piggy bank and paid for my house with cash, like normal people.

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    I swear to God, I'm one step away from building a massive Greasemonkey script that will automatically hide a comment block here that contains the word "deepoil" or "WT" in it.

    Hell, I might go so far as to include anything with the word "Narnia" in it over at HFboards.

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    On CHED last night they were playing Oiler interviews of the guys saying how much they would appreciate the fans to really cheer for the team in the next five games. It means so much to them.

    How about maybe we cheer? Maybe we don't? Or maybe we only cheer in the middle period and then sit on our hands?

    WTF! Why these lazy asses think they deserve to get their giant inflated egos to finish this season is typical of the entitlement they think they have.

    How about for the next five games we let them know what we think of their dedication to the game?

    Pay it back.

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    I'm going to the game Thursday, and to the last home game of the season. I'd love to cheer, as long as they do something that would warrant it.

    I remember at the beginning of the year, I think it was Moreau who said they weren't going to be a hitting team this year, which made me wonder why the f not? The players want the fans to cheer? How about laying a big hit in the corner instead of skating away, or a huge shot block on the PK might do it as well.

    They had better come out flying tonight.

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    r59 wrote:

    @ deepoil:
    Why do you come on here all the time deepoil if you hate the team so much? Why not just go do something else altogether and ignore them. You brag about how rich you are, why not just follow the Coyotes if it’s so great down there.

    Actually, I stated that I took my season ticket money (two golds – over $12K) and used it for holidays with my family of 4….. better value only risk is it might rain – not in Scottsdale and only in July in Nuevo….

    But it appears that there are at least 1307 suckers waiting in line to give away their money….. sheep, sheep sheep….

    Now this morning on the team….. 5 players gave interviews and asked the fans to be louder and cheer harder…. what a bunch of crap….

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    Abdullah the Butcher wrote:

    On CHED last night they were playing Oiler interviews of the guys saying how much they would appreciate the fans to really cheer for the team in the next five games. It means so much to them.
    How about maybe we cheer? Maybe we don’t? Or maybe we only cheer in the middle period and then sit on our hands?
    WTF! Why these lazy asses think they deserve to get their giant inflated egos to finish this season is typical of the entitlement they think they have.
    How about for the next five games we let them know what we think of their dedication to the game?
    Pay it back.

    abdulah – you already paid once for your tickets
    Pay it back seems like an exercise in self mutilation..
    maybe cheering for the ducks would send a better message

    I am not sure if you are allowed to cheer for the opposition in the arena (note avoidance to corporate name of pharmaceutical sponsorship) – eviction is possible…..

    Note to all pregnant women attending the game tonight wearing an oiler or ducks jersey with 44 on the back is prohibited – exposing your bellies is also forbidden…
    that is a 6 month ban, based on the lady exposing her breasts this pre season……

    Instead of Monkeys, why don't the oilers give out free smirnoff at the door (similar to the Glendale Coyotes)
    that would liven up the arena otherwise known as RX1

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    Who are the players that are asking the fans to cheer harder? What a load of excrement. I'd like to ask them when have they ever thrown a big hit, blocked a shot, got a good odd-man chance and not had the crowd go nuts in response? The crowd is silent because there aren't enough $8 beers in the world to make getting badly outshot and physically dominated by Phoenix exciting.

    If the team played the game with half of the balls it took to call out the fans they'd be comfortably in the playoffs right now.

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    And so the apocolypse of another crappy season by the Oilers is ready to go soundly into the night with the sounds of multiple toilets flushing. This team has no direction and every night starts the game out by seeing who could be the biggest wussy out on the ice. If you watch any other teams that flat out want it you see the differences. Why can't the Oilers get the puck shoot it on net and drive one home?

    I forgot theres way too much skill on this team and they want to score the most prettiest goals this side of Detroit. You know I love this team, I love the fans and this year more then any I've been going f'in nuts watching them get slaughtered, out hit, outshot and out balls'd every other game. They talk about the leadership by the guys here. What leadership? Most times these guys look like grabassing pantywaists who decide that passing to the guy with the sharpest angle shot will get it done or wait for Hemsky to skate the puck around the net and pass it to the other team. Zero effort with no game plan and this is what to fuckin expect from this team with this stupid so called system.

    I don't know what needs to happen but as much as I say I'm pissed off I know I'll still love this team at the end of the day. I've said it a million times over…. FN' OILERS!!!!

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    dw wrote:

    @ deepoil:
    Just a quick question: why would it matter if Katz owns Rexall and Rexall owns the Oil. Perhaps it makes more sense from a tax perspective for Rexall Sports to be owned by the corporation and not Katz personally. Basically it is all semantics.
    BTW, Katz is the OWNER, not the spokesperson. He doesn’t need to be nor should he be on TSN every night spouting his “vision”.

    not every night – but twice a year would be a 100% increase in presence – this team is just a line item filed under advertising and promotion for mckesson