• Good Morning Nation.

    I got a new Dive For Five, this one with a little optimism.

    There is no reason to give up hope and sh!t on everything Oilers.

    There is hope, and here is proof.

    1.) Hall or Seguin ?

    2.) Eberle

    3.) MPS

    4.) Gagner

    5.) Hemsky

    I gots to get back to work, I will add more optimism as the day goes on.

  • Lets all give a round of applause for Norway, the Retarded twisted sister of Sweden…. Thank ya, Thank ya Very Much!!

    GO CANADA…. and to Iginla, a little message even though you are originally from the Edmonton-St. Albert Area you play for my hated team the Calgary Flames….THIS MEANS WAR!!!

    • Ender

      Confirmed:

      hxxp://www.edmontonjournal.com/Oilers+Khabibulin+charged+with+Arizona/2577046/story.html

      Way to represent, West Edmonton Wall! Nicely done!

      Dumbass.

        • OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F

          Hopefully the team can find a way to file a complaint with the nhlpa and get out of his contract for irresponsible behaviour or something like that.

          • Heavyd

            Ya. Cause I think a couple years ago, some player had it in his contract that he couldn't play Basketball in the offseason, and he played and broke his ankle or something and I think the team voided out the contract.

            Anyone remember this?

          • Most professional athletes have clauses that prohibit them from doing activities which might increase the risk of injury (skiing, waterskiing, motorcycling etc.) unless they specifically contract an exception. Most contracts also have a morals clause that allows the owner to pull the plug in scenarios where someone is going to get jail time or something along those lines but it usually only has limited application.

            For example I haven't heard what the Wizards are doing with Gilbert Arenas' issues yet. I know he has a huge contract for way too much money and they'd like to get around it if possible. If slam dunk weapons charges don't get you out of the contract then a DUI probably won't unless you run over and kill someone.

            It's actually pretty sad how common place DUIs have become. If it was in AZ as reported maybe Khabby will have to do time in "tent city".

            Of course I have no idea what the specific wording of Khabby's contract says. We can dare to dream though.

          • Ender

            I hadn't thought of that, but that would be sweet. Ditch his remaining three years because of breach of contract. . . tarnishing the professional reputation of the Oilers organization, yada yada yada, you're hereby permanently suspended, have a nice life, Tambi breathes a huge sigh of relief that something finally went right.

            IF . . .

            such a clause exists in the contract. Otherwise, we just get to drill some more holes in his skates next season and pray that his back heals up faster than his reputation.

  • Ender

    2 years ago, Ryan O'Byrne and Tom Kostopoulos from the Canadiens were arrested in Florida. It was reported at the time that "the consequences could have serious implications for both players. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services could ban both players from entering the U.S. if they end up with criminal records."

    So even if we ended up keeping him, the maximum he might be eligible to play could be the 42 home games and 9 Canadian road games. Assuming 1) the USA actually imposed such a ban, and 2) his contract survived such an imposition to the Club.

    The thing that saved Kostopoulos and O'Byrne was that the State of Florida eventually dropped the charges against both players. I can't say for sure, but I have a hard time believing that the State of Arizona would drop DUI charges.

  • OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F

    I'm glad you caught that part about MY MAN Deslauriers. Apparently, H and Smidsky are slow on the uptake. Probably MY FAULT for not using stupid smiley symbols (like you did).