GDB 56: Broken vs broken

broken

Assuming the Coyotes don’t file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the next few hours, the Oilers will face Phoenix tonight in Glendale, Arizona. A team that is broken against a team that is just plain broke. On a Monday too. Squee (?)!

At the risk of jinxing a three-game winning streak, this match should be one where the Oil eek out a win. At the risk of jinxing the starting goalie, one would have to assume that JDD will play that role and that ol’ man Roloson would get the start tomorrow against the Juggernaut that is Shark.

But in this crazy MacT-coached world anything is possible now, isn’t it? Perhaps MacT will dip into his bag of tricks and start Strudwick in net, citing his versatility and work ethic as principle reasons for getting the start. Perhaps the Oil will forgo a tender altogether, favoring a six-man attack for a full three periods. We had a coach in Pee Wee that once pulled the goalie for the entire third period because of our lack of defensive play. THAT team had some heart, we can tell you that.

Whatever happens tonight this is another one of those games that won’t earn the Oil critical acclaim if they win, but one where all kinds of holy hell will break loose if they lose. Kind of like last year when we fought that eight-year-old at the Waterpark. No one was cheering when we were raining thunderous kicks and punches upon our opponent early on, but we sure heard about it when we eventually lost.

That chick had crazy fighting skills though. Whatever.

FMNF

Oilers 4, Coyotes 2.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Yakman wrote:

    This is going to seem like it came out of no where but as someone who often reads the comments but rarely says anything I have the following question… what’s with the lame revisionist history that MacTavish didn’t do a good job coaching the cup run? That run is the reason why he is respected by a lot of people around the league… I’m not saying he hasn’t made mistakes this year but why try to rewrite history?

    If I remember correctly, the thing that MacT did right was he picked his lines and stuck with them. He did ok in that run but he was not the reason the Oilers went to the finals. The reason we got there, and it hurts so much to admit this, was Chris Pronger.

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    Is Silken Laumann the rare exception of a Special Olympian who dominated at the real Olympics? That horsefaced broad sure could row a boat…

    5-2 Oil! Fatty with a pair!

  • I'm a Scientist!

    This is going to seem like it came out of no where but as someone who often reads the comments but rarely says anything I have the following question… what's with the lame revisionist history that MacTavish didn't do a good job coaching the cup run? That run is the reason why he is respected by a lot of people around the league… I'm not saying he hasn't made mistakes this year but why try to rewrite history?

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    this is the game you play Roli, I play JDD against the sharks reason this is a game we must win the shark game even with Roli we are lucky to win. Play Roli tonight and play JDD against the Sharks, and then come back with Roli in Dallas, as we can win that one to.

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    jeanshorts wrote:

    The same kind of chance a Special Olympian would have if they competed in the actual Olympics, but a chance none the less!

    Damn man, this is the reason I keep coming back!!!! Or, like south park where cartman pretends to be "Special" so that he can win the Specail olympics….and he loses!!! haha, gold, pure gold!!!

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    So they will move then… Vegas ? Maybe not( SEE XFL )

    So will they JET back to Winnipeg, after closing the doors?…..Mmmm Now that is a interesting Idea ….

    Funny enough, I just saw "Semi-pro" Go Tropics !
    and of course Paul Newman in "Slapshot"

    Maybe Wayne could jump on the ice, as a player coach…

    Now I would pay five bucks to see that !

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    Quain wrote:

    No reason for Roloson to start tomorrow. Might as well take a shot at the win tonight with Roloson and feed whatever is left to San Jose tomorrow.

    Agreed. Now is the time of year you have to play the percentages. Besides, maybe the Sharks not having alot of intel on JDD might be an advantage. Whateva. Sharks game is a throwaway just like playing Detroit. But that means you gotta win tonight. We come away with 3 of 4 on this trip and that FMNF line might have to be retired.

    Oilers 5-3

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Quain wrote:

    No reason for Roloson to start tomorrow. Might as well take a shot at the win tonight with Roloson and feed whatever is left to San Jose tomorrow.

    I don't know, didn't Rolli stop something like 287 shots that one time we barely beat San Jose? We've got a fighting chance! The same kind of chance a Special Olympian would have if they competed in the actual Olympics, but a chance none the less!