Oilers at Coyotes, G56/08-09

This week, I’ve been quite surprised to see so much negative press about Wayne Gretzky’s salary.

A Globe and Mail article by Matthew Sekeres and David Shoalts tells us that the average salary for an NHL coach is just south of $1M and Gretzky is making between $7M and $8M.

A quote from an unnamed source in the article says “he doesn’t translate to one ticket sold. They pimped him so much, but he didn’t represent $1.”

I always find these articles (and fan reaction to them) to be both predictable and galling. NHL owners have over many decades financially sodomized workers and their families, so the idea of feeling sorry for them is outrageous. Wayne Gretzky is going to take some money from North America’s idle rich–honestly, I’ve never liked him more!

Steve Tambellini’s nickname should be Pat, as in stand Pat. Reading the local fishwrap this morning, it looks like they’ll try Theo Peckham, Taylor Chorney and Mathieu Roy (possibly in that order).

As a fan of prospects, it’s kind of exciting thinking about Taylor Chorney’s NHL debut and Theo Peckham’s first real audition. As a fan looking at the Oilers prospects of making the post-season, this news is depressing.

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  1. Coach pb9617 says:

    This is becoming a really top heavy squad here. Does Pisani coming back make this more than a one line team?

  2. Tyler says:

    The PP was coming for the ‘Yotes.

  3. Lord Bob says:

    Hey, look! Ethan Moreau took a stupid goddamned penalty!

  4. HBomb says:

    Moreau, you fucking idiot. Completely unnecessary.

    Everyone creams their pants over how much of a warrior this guy is. Few mention that he’s a complete moron.

  5. PDO says:

    Moreau just tried to skate through 5 guys at once, and then took a penalty.

    At least this time it was 190 instead of the usual 200 feet?

  6. Lowetide says:

    Ethan is more consistent than Greenwich mean time.

  7. Councilman Les Winan says:

    Seriously, Ethan?

    Sorry…Seriously, “The Captain”?

  8. gerald78 says:

    ethan you fucking idiot

  9. Showerhead says:

    What a weak call on Nilsson. Now a 5-on-3. Thanks stripes, thanks Ethan.

    PS – Peckham sure likes to chase the puck around. Game hasn’t slowed down for him yet, this much is true.

  10. Tyler says:

    Am I insane or does Ethan Moreau take the stupidest penalties in hockey?

  11. Bruce says:

    Cheap call on Nilsson, yet another rockhead penalty by the Captain.

  12. Showerhead says:

    LOVE that play from Horcoff. Way to man up.

  13. HBomb says:

    Yeah, that Nilsson penalty, on the replay, I could see it, but if you can just as easily justify a call on the other guy, you have to let it go.

  14. Councilman Les Winan says:

    Boy, Moreau takes a dumb penalty, and then Staios falls on the puck right near the crease.

    Anybody else feeling some deja vu?

  15. Lord Bob says:

    AAAAAAAA! AAAAAAAAA! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  16. Lord Bob says:

    MOREAU YOU STUPID FUCKING FUCK I HOPE CRAIG MACTAVISH DRINKS A BOTTLE OF BOURBON THEN DRIVES YOU HOME

  17. gerald78 says:

    allright, another penalty on the “captain”. in fairness he was pushed in

  18. HBomb says:

    Ok, the first one was a stupid penalty, but that’s a fucking bad call on Moreau right there. Yandle pushed him.

  19. Coach pb9617 says:

    Is anyone else having a problem with getting the posts? From time to time, I just get the header and all the elements on the right side but the body of posts is gone.

    Those are tempbans. Stop hating Smid and Penner and we’ll lift them.

    But he could be so much more if he just seemed to give a shit.

    Oh, neat, the “try” thing again.

    THE CAPTAIN Ethan Moreau. Good work.

  20. oilerdago says:

    Unreal penalty on Moreau. Just unreal.

  21. Lowetide says:

    Ethan: For FUCK SAKES!!

  22. PDO says:

    Thanks stripes.

  23. B.C.B. says:

    for number 18 I suggest Cap’t-Two-Minute-Minor

  24. gerald78 says:

    wow, what a player that mureau

  25. Bruce says:

    Make that 390 feet from our net for the two penalties. That’s a tough call though.

  26. HBomb says:

    Needless to say, shit penalty, shit powerplay goal.

    Your mileage may vary on what TYPE of shit penalty it was, but damn….

  27. oilerdago says:

    Yes, thank you Ethan Moreau.

  28. HBomb says:

    Ok, Lowetide swore. The end is nigh.

  29. danny says:

    I thought aggressive penalties were easier to kill?

  30. Tyler says:

    I’m not going to bury Moreau for that last one but when you’re in the box for so many dumb ones, they will burn you eventually.

  31. Lord Bob says:

    In the dressing room, Craig MacTavish is berating the penalty kill for not sufficiently letting Air Moreau take gritty, scrappy penalties.

  32. PDO says:

    It’s reading week.

    Time for beer.

  33. Lowetide says:

    Here I am worrying about the third pairing when we should ALL spend our waking moments praying to any God who’ll listen about Ethan the menace.

    Good grief.

  34. Coach pb9617 says:

    MOREAU YOU STUPID FUCKING FUCK I HOPE CRAIG MACTAVISH DRINKS A BOTTLE OF BOURBON THEN DRIVES YOU HOME

    I’ve not belly-laughed in a long time.

    Thanks LB.

  35. PunjabiOil says:

    …but…that was an aggressive penalty. Why didn’t the Oilers kill it off?!?!

  36. PDO says:

    HBomb:

    Well.

    Hard to argue that.

  37. Coach pb9617 says:

    Here I am worrying about the third pairing when we should ALL spend our waking moments praying to any God who’ll listen about Ethan the menace.

    Good grief.

    Moreauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  38. Lowetide says:

    Okay, this is a huge game. I don’t have a good feeling about the third period. Should I:

    1. Turn off the game and visit my wife. We could talk about things we’re going to do around the house in spring.

    2. Do some paperwork and ready myself for the working week (anyone want to buy an ad?)

    3. Watch the Sting?

    4. Read a new book I bought on the WHL?

    5. Watch Big Love for ideas?

  39. bookie says:

    MOREAU YOU STUPID FUCKING FUCK I HOPE CRAIG MACTAVISH DRINKS A BOTTLE OF BOURBON THEN DRIVES YOU HOME

    Actually guys, that was one of the lowest class things I have read in a long time. Maybe some of you don’t know the history behind that statement. Not funny at all.

  40. Bruce says:

    Oilers score with 4 minutes left, then Mr. Dave Jackson — last seen committing high crimes in Los Angeles — calls three peanlties on Oilers collectively 600 feet from our net. Now you’ve got your tie score that you so desperately seem to want, shove that fucking whistle up your fucking ass, you fucking fuck.

  41. Icecastles says:

    Just got to in-laws place and they don’t want to watch the game… is there a stream online somewhere? My parents are at the game right above the penalty boxes and damnit I want to see them!

  42. Councilman Les Winan says:

    I know they all count the same on the scoreboard, but those goals in the last minute of a period are killers, aren’t they?

    I’d like to see a stat on how many teams lose games when they give one up in the last minute, particularly in the 2nd.

    A questionable call on “The Captain”(tm), but that goal really hurt.

  43. HBomb says:


    4. Read a new book I bought on the WHL?

    Whoa, whoa, WHOA. Title and author, NOW.

    And if anyone can tell me a better rum available in Canada than Havana Club, I’d like to hear of it. I doubt it exists.

    (Memo to anyone going to the Dominican: one word – BRUGAL).

  44. B.C.B. says:

    Danny: as the inventor of the stats category of aggressive penalties, I have never said it was easier to kill off. I have only said that they are a reflection of aggression and I rather see them then Lazy penalties.

  45. HBomb says:

    Bruce and Bookie: I think the funny part of that statement is the shock value. I don’t agree with it either, in principle, but I’m still laughing my ass off for some reason.

    And Bruce, is this the same uberdouchebag officiating crew that gifted a point to LA on Saturday?

  46. PDO says:

    HBomb:

    Spiced C’Mo’s gets the job done just fine ;).

    LT:

    6. Sit and suffer with the rest of us like we all know you will.

    …. and where’s a bit about cleaning the garage?

  47. Lowetide says:

    Ice Warriors: The Pacific Coast/Western Hockey League 1948-1974.

    Author: Jon C. Scott

    Heritage House Publishing

    I bought it at Audrey’s about two weeks ago.

  48. Councilman Les Winan says:

    You know, I enjoyed that feature on Horcoff, but wouldn’t “Two Minutes with Ethan Moreau” be more appropriate?

    They could do the interview in the penalty box…

  49. PunjabiOil says:

    Marty Reasoner has potted his 9th. Stoll his 14th on the PP.

    4-2 Atlanta over LA at the 1st intermission.

  50. PDO says:

    They could do the interview in the penalty box…

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  51. bookie says:

    Bruce and Bookie: I think the funny part of that statement is the shock value. I don’t agree with it either, in principle, but I’m still laughing my ass off for some reason.

    Probably doesn’t hit as close to home for you as it does for me. nuff said on that topic.

  52. Mrs Gertrude Inkpen says:

    Land Sakes!

    The end of that “middle frame” certainly leaves one feeling gruntled
    Doesn’t it.

    The second call on Captain Moreau was just
    ackamarackus!

  53. Dennis says:

    2nd period chances: 11-5; 7-3 EV; 4-2 ST.

    After 40 min: 21-13; 14-10 EV: 7-3 ST

    That was a rough period to finish tied because the Oil had a lot of chances in close and didn’t give up shagall and Roli’s gone two games without giving up a shitty goal but even though that was tipped, it looked like an easier chance than the ones 78 and 89 had on Telquvist that period.

    1st line are all 6/2 in terms of chances for/against so the odds say they’ll score an EV goal before the time expires.

    AND just how how many years does that braindead fuck Moreau have to play before he stops taking that penalty.

  54. HBomb says:

    PDO: Nothing wrong with “The Captain”, but I won’t bust that rum out tonight on principle.

    Guilty by association, or something like that.

    Come on guys, I want to blast some fuckin’ HALL AND OATES from my stereo in 45 minutes. Win this thing!

  55. Lowetide says:

    CNN used to have a parade of lovely women who would be on reading the news during these types of games, but now it’s Anderson Cooper. If I turn it onto CNN my wife comes down and pretends she’s interested in what I’m doing.

    She does the same damn thing Saturday nights when Kelly Hrudey is on HNIC.

  56. HBomb says:

    Probably doesn’t hit as close to home for you as it does for me. nuff said on that topic.

    Bookie: Fair enough. I know I get pretty torqued when someone tells a cancer joke, that’s for sure.

  57. Coach pb9617 says:

    2. Do some paperwork and ready myself for the working week (anyone want to buy an ad?)

    How’s the funnel looking?

  58. danny says:

    Yeah im thinking the DUI comment was pretty tasteless. Theres things you dont make fun of. A terrible mistake that killed a person, falls in that category.

  59. bookie says:

    Unless I miss something, this is a pretty important period for the Oilers season…

  60. Mrs Gertrude Inkpen says:

    I believe Anderson Cooper is a
    confirmed bachelor.

  61. Ribs says:

    Soooo… still no shoot out yet?

  62. Lowetide says:

    Coach: lol. I happen to have a funnel that could choke a horse this week. Just one of those things. :-)

  63. HBomb says:

    Klee on Pouliot: that’s not an interference call why exactly?

  64. bookie says:

    Anderson Cooper was once the Host of a show called The Mole.

  65. Quinn says:

    I loved the Mole. I was one day shocked to find out that host dude was doing the news

  66. Coach pb9617 says:

    And if anyone can tell me a better rum available in Canada than Havana Club, I’d like to hear of it. I doubt it exists.

    Is English Harbor available in Canada?

    You know, my ideal trade would involve both Moreau and Sugartits leaving for Wes Walz. Then I wouldn’t have to read about Sugartits in every Oiler blog and I wouldn’t have to hear “THE CAPTAIN ETHAN MOREAU” in my sleep.

  67. Showerhead says:

    I’ve missed a lot of games lately but it’s good to know Cole hasn’t lost that move. There’s just something so satisfying about every penalty he draws because you know it’s earned.

  68. Coach pb9617 says:

    Coach: lol. I happen to have a funnel that could choke a horse this week. Just one of those things. :-)

    And you just had Valentine’s day. Books are best read when the mind is quiet. I’m thinking you throw in that “Greatest Games in Expos History” DVD and grab a beer.

  69. oilerdago says:

    SSSSooourrraaaay!!!!!

  70. Lord Bob says:

    Souray! That big waste of six million dollars has done it again!

  71. Lowetide says:

    Good thing I’m not reading that book.

  72. HBomb says:

    Souray, stop – HAMMER TIME.

    Can`t stop this, da na na na….

  73. PDO says:

    Studly Wonderbomb…?

    Damn.

  74. reijo29 says:

    HBomb – Two things on the rum.
    Have you ever tried Cruzan 12yr. It’s wonderful and not overly priced for a 12yr. Rum.

    Brugal will be available in Canada in April, I work for Jim Beam Global and one of our partners purchased Brugal last year and we have finally got everything ready so that we can start selling it in Canada.

    Nice goal. Can’t believe Gretz is letting Souray continuously tee it up like that.

  75. bookie says:

    wow, they are so worried about the cross ice path to 10, that they leave 44 open. I guess Hemmer has to live up to the G1′s praise.

  76. Lord Bob says:

    Tyson Nash (doing colour for Phoenix radio) just credit Souray with a Huge Goal!

  77. oilerdago says:

    If Penner isn’t so fat, the goalie can see that one too. So give the big man a little credit too.

  78. Icecastles says:

    You bastards announced the goal 20 seconds before fucking internet radio caught up.

    Goddamned inlaws and their goddamed romantic comedy movie wasting their big-ass TV while I sit in the basement unable to see my long-lost parents at the game.

  79. bookie says:

    Souray! That big waste of six million dollars has done it again!

    I totally slammed the Smyth idea earlier, but what would he look like in front of Souray?

  80. Coach pb9617 says:

    Anderson Cooper once hosted a junior high news show called Channel 1.

  81. HBomb says:

    reijo29: Brugal in Canada?

    You, good sir, just made my day. That’s absolutely fantastic news.

  82. Bruce says:

    Dave Jackson (#8) is the only official returning from Saturday. I still haven’t forgiven him for the goaltender interference penalty he called on Rem Murray against Ed Belfour in the playoffs round about 1999.

  83. HBomb says:

    And the only Cruzan I’ve tried is the Pineapple Flavored stuff (there’s a story involving a bottle of that, four Bubba kegs, and a bunch of pot from 2003 – that was one damn long bus ride downtown).

  84. Coach pb9617 says:

    Penner is worthless. So fat and fat. Bench him because the power play is better without him.

  85. Lord Bob says:

    The trick to making Penner screen the net is convincing him the other goalie’s pads are made of bacon.

  86. HBomb says:

    Bruce: That goalie interference penalty, was that in that shitty game three where the Oilers had like 3 goals disallowed and a 3rd period 2-0 lead turned into a 3-2 Stars win?

    Mike Keane can suck my left testicle.

  87. reijo29 says:

    Hbomb – I’ll let you know when exactly it will be released and where you can find it.
    I (with a couple buddies) drank a bottle of it on Friday and it reminded me of Punta Cana, except for the fact it was minus 25 and there were no topless european ladies walking around my living room.

  88. RiversQ says:

    Actually that particular PP goal probably had two screens. Looked like Penner blocked his view of Hemsky and the pass while dman took away the view of the shot.

  89. Lowetide says:

    IceCastles: Relatives are the worst. Invite them to your wedding for the presents but right after that begin drifting away.

  90. Icecastles says:

    Coach: you are the greatest!

  91. Councilman Les Winan says:

    Wow. Nice shift by Reddox there.

    Ah crap. Apparently I just agreed with Louie DeBrusk…

  92. Coach pb9617 says:

    I hear “played by Peckham”, think that I heard “played by Peca” and think that Tambellini has actually fixed the problems he created last summer.

    Then I’m snapped back to reality.

  93. Ian says:

    Invite them to your wedding for the presents but right after that begin drifting away.

    I read this as “put them on an ice floe and let them drift away”.

  94. gary b says:

    monster shift by the Red Ox

  95. oilerdago says:

    Reddox showed something going down to block that shot.

  96. Lowetide says:

    Ian: Much better plan. :-)

  97. Coach pb9617 says:

    Sweet Pete, Horcoff is so good in his own zone.

  98. Bruce says:

    Dave Jackson 10 feet away from Hemsky getting a stick in the mush. If Oil had been down a goal instead of up one, he might have called it.

  99. Lowetide says:

    I’m a big fan of his future, and Theo’s had a nice game compared to the past two but can’t we all agree that a nice, calm veteran back there is a better plan?

  100. Councilman Les Winan says:

    I totally slammed the Smyth idea earlier, but what would he look like in front of Souray?

    Bruised, probably missing a couple more teeth…

  101. HBomb says:

    Penner will get ripped for a lazy penalty by someone there, but no one will say anything about Moreau’s stupid penalty.

    And I seem to remember fan-board people ranting about how Jokinen would be this huge upgrade at 1C over Horcoff. Based on tonight, I’m not seeing it. Stats-line suggests 36 points (matching Horcoff’s line) and a -4.

    Hello, effect of no longer playing in the south-east division….

  102. RiversQ says:

    Nice penalty fatty.

    It’s still weird to me that Penner seemingly can only play in one of three zones. He seems reasonably sharp so it must be physical.

  103. Lord Bob says:

    Big penalty kill right here. Huge penalty kill right here!

  104. Schitzo says:

    And if anyone can tell me a better rum available in Canada than Havana Club, I’d like to hear of it. I doubt it exists.

    http://www.flordecana.com/

  105. oilerdago says:

    The last thing Souray needs to do is take a penalty right now.

  106. Icecastles says:

    Lowetide: My father in law is a kickass downhill skier and is the only guy who is willing to climb things like Edith Cavell and Roche Miette with me, so I stay nice to him.

    The weird thing is that he loves playing hockey, hates watching it. Apparently he’s still bitter about the Gretzky trade… Talk about a warning to never ever give him any reason whatsoever so hold a grudge. Apparently he can hold on to one for a while.

  107. Lowetide says:

    I hate Jovanoski. Always have.

  108. bookie says:

    Ah crap, Souray’s got to take that guy 2-2, lets hope for overtime.

    Just messing with those of you watching on delay! No goal at the time of this posting, still 2-1.

  109. Jonathan Willis says:

    LT: My dad’s a big-time Canucks fan. I swear, his favorite Jovanovski moment was one game after he took a stupid penatly, one of the announcers said that they called him “Special” Ed in Florida because he just didn’t get it.

    He laughed and laughed.

  110. Coach pb9617 says:

    I totally slammed the Smyth idea earlier, but what would he look like in front of Souray?

    Ever see Deliverance? Oh, you mean on the ice.

    I’m a big fan of his future, and Theo’s had a nice game compared to the past two but can’t we all agree that a nice, calm veteran back there is a better plan?

    He’s no Alex Henry, that’s something.

  111. Lowetide says:

    IceCastles: Your father in law is right to be bitter about the Gretzky trade. Sounds like a good one.

    By the by, my father in law is also a terrific fellow. Believe me, it’s a blessing.

  112. PDO says:

    The H2H matchup should make it painfully obvious why Horcoff is a better hockey player than Olli Jokinen.

  113. Jonathan Willis says:

    Of course my favorite Jovanovski moment was game 7 against Calgary in the first round of 2003-04. Anyone else remember that?

  114. Icecastles says:

    Jokinen should stop buying Jared Stoll’s old sticks.

  115. RiversQ says:

    Ditto. I have no idea why Tom Benjamin likes the guy. Jovo is mediocre.

  116. Schitzo says:

    Just messing with those of you watching on delay! No goal at the time of this posting, still 2-1.

    Fucker

  117. HBomb says:

    Lowetide: I hate him too. He’s got the scarlet Canuck logo tattooed on him for all eternity.

  118. bookie says:

    Ok, whoever wrote the beer commercial needs to speak to someone who understands thermodynamics.

  119. Lowetide says:

    Jonathan: Was that the one where he took a penalty right when they tied it (or shortly thereafter)? I seem to recall a fuzzbrain penalty.

  120. Jonathan Willis says:

    Incidentally, my favourite description of Jovanovski came in McKeens this past fall: “Forever a flawed gem.”

  121. Lord Bob says:

    Return of AAAAAAAA! AAAAAAAAAAAAAA! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  122. Jonathan Willis says:

    LT: Before they tied it up. He had a Flames forward in front of him, and with the ref watching he gave him one… two… three crosschecks to the back of the head. The third time, the ref called it.

    He was in the box when the Canucks tied it up to force OT, and still in the box when Gelinas ended the series.

  123. Bruce says:

    Smid gets steamrolled once a game. usually in the process of making the play, but still. He’s got to start feeding the lumber to these guys on occasion.

  124. Lowetide says:

    sweet Jesus what a save!

  125. reijo29 says:

    Wow. Rollie. Wow.

  126. Jonathan Willis says:

    Whoever pointed out that Smid gets banged around more than any other Oiler – it was a good point.

    And Roli’s earned his money this season.

  127. oilerdago says:

    Roli is in the zone.

  128. Icecastles says:

    that one will be on NHL saves of the week…

  129. Coach pb9617 says:

    Cole and Gagner just ate Jovanovski’s lunch.

  130. Lord Bob says:

    Roli’s batting the puck. Put this one in the book, boys.

  131. HBomb says:

    Christ linesmen, let Souray and Jovo go. Seeing him get clubbed into a coma with that wristguard would make my night.

  132. Coach pb9617 says:

    Noooooooooooooooo Souray. Let Penner beat that punk’s ass. He’d one punch that mary.

  133. Schitzo says:

    Jovo realizes what he’s gotten himself into; bails out

  134. bookie says:

    Roli is done as an NHL starter

    That was a quote from me early in the season. Note- I was pretty wrong there.

  135. Jonathan Willis says:

    Hemsky sure looked like he was enjoying that little bit of smack talk with Lindstrom.

  136. Schitzo says:

    So, JDD against San Jose, or play Roli until he dies?

  137. Coach pb9617 says:

    Whoever pointed out that Smid gets banged around more than any other Oiler – it was a good point.

    The hazards of living on a line with Steve Staios. It’s like being Spinal Tap’s drummer.

  138. bookie says:

    Gretzky looks like he is in a lot of pain.

  139. PDO says:

    Ugh.. Gilby.

  140. HBomb says:

    Erik Cole is having quite the game tonight, despite not having a point.

    The chemistry he’s showing with Gagner is something else.

    Delay of game penalty on Gilbert. Shit.

  141. Lord Bob says:

    And Tom Gilbert wears the dunce cap!

    It’s okay, it’s only a critical late-season game on the road with a one-goal lead against a team we’re fighting for a playoff spot, Brad! No sweat!

  142. gerald78 says:

    just like last game

  143. Jonathan Willis says:

    Lord Bob: Please don’t imply that the game is over. The Hockey Gods don’t like it.

  144. Councilman Les Winan says:

    That’s a good read, JW.

    How come nobody seems to see that Phaneuf is the same kind of player?

  145. bookie says:

    Roli thought about it. If it were a two goal game he would have tried.

  146. gerald78 says:

    not sure what the yotes were thinking about there not going into the zone and pressuring

  147. Icecastles says:

    Come on Souray, bury that thing!

    Schitzo: I think they should call the San Jose game a lost cause and put in JDD. In fact, can they ice the Falcons for that game and rest the whole team?

  148. Schitzo says:

    How come nobody seems to see that Phaneuf is the same kind of player?

    It’s hard to see around Pierre McGuire down on his knees?

  149. HBomb says:


    How come nobody seems to see that Phaneuf is the same kind of player?

    Haven’t you heard? Phaneuf’s a monster.

    If you want to see what the media thinks Dion Phaneuf is, watch a Nashville Predators game and pay attention to one Shea Weber.

  150. Lowetide says:

    No one says nothing like Louie DeBrusk.

  151. Coach pb9617 says:

    Yandle is a stupid name.

    Sheldon, take something off of it. John Smoltz learned that and look how that worked for him.

  152. Icecastles says:

    SCORECOFF!

  153. Lowetide says:

    Horcoff! Remember the time he didn’t do that? LOL!

  154. gerald78 says:

    really didn’t think horc was going to put that one in but he surprised me. great win!

  155. PDO says:

    Winan:

    New around here, or have you lurked?

    I’d compare Phaneuf to a more mobile, more stupid, Souray…

  156. oilerdago says:

    Yesssss!

  157. bookie says:

    yay

  158. HBomb says:

    Horcoff and die, Coyotes!

    Multi-point nights for Hemsky, Horcoff and Gilbert. Nice.

  159. Tyler says:

    @Willis: Did you actually write those comments or are they copied from old CNN/SI articles?

  160. bookie says:

    that was a strange celebration – are the Oilers a bunch of confirmed bachelors…the music and now the dance?

  161. Lord Bob says:

    I just released a breath I didn’t even realise I was holding.

  162. gary b says:

    nice win. nice game by Souray, Roli, Smid, 2nd line, too. maybe Cole has re-awoken?

    everyone was scrappy tonight. good to see.

  163. gerald78 says:

    seeing a good bit of camraderie from this team. did anybody else see that after the game? that bodes well for the stretch run i think. if we had our full complement of dmen i’d be feeling much better, but this team has looked more solid lately.

  164. HBomb says:

    Three game winning streak. This calls for a post-game rum.

  165. Icecastles says:

    Phoenixpeg Coyotejets announcers just described the Oilers as “doing something called the jumping up and down hugging each other dance”.

    Everyone knows its called the “Let’s crank Hall and Oates Dance”

  166. PDO says:

    I just want to point out that:

    A) SJS has been on the East Coast for what.. 10 days?

    B) They just got back.

    C) They got shit kicked out there.

    D) The game is at 1030 EST tomorrow.

    SJS might look damn sluggish tomorrow night.

  167. Schitzo says:

    Three game winning streak. This calls for a post-game rum.

    Check out my suggestion, biatch

  168. oilerdago says:

    clap clap

  169. Lowetide says:

    Plus Martine is on Sportsnet!! Without the hooker makeup!!!

    It’s a grand evening.

  170. Jonathan Willis says:

    We’ve all complained about the problems with this team, but it’s probably worth noting that the Ducks have played more games than anyone else in the Western Conference, but as of tonight are outside the playoffs.

    Columbus, Edmonton and Vancouver are all tied for 6th. I like it.

  171. reijo29 says:

    I got to say that when we signed Souray I don’t think I could’ve asked for anything more then what he gives this team. Beats me how he was -27 in MTL.
    He was an absolute beast on that last PK, played the whole thing I believe.
    Hope we can get him the C next year I think he deserves it and would wear it well.
    He even makes Staios look good.

    Good win boys, bad game to watch.
    Good luck tomorrow JDD (just a guess).

  172. bookie says:

    I say play JDD and win

  173. HBomb says:

    BDHS called the five game stretch starting with the Montreal game the defining stretch of the season.

    Well, so far, 3-0, only one loser point given away.

    Even an OT loss in the next two, and they’ve exceeded expectations.

  174. Icecastles says:

    Goddamnit HBomb, I thought 630 Ched was playing Private Eyes behind the broadcast. Then I remembered I had your youtube link open in another tab. :)

  175. Black Gold says:

    Being a beast on the PK doesnt help ur +/-

  176. Jonathan Willis says:

    Tyler: No copy/pasting there. I’m not sure if I should be flattered or embarrassed though ;)

  177. bookie says:

    Goddamnit HBomb, I thought 630 Ched was playing Private Eyes behind the broadcast. Then I remembered I had your youtube link open in another tab. :)

    That is awesome!

  178. Lord Bob says:

    If there isn’t an Oilers highlight clip on Youtube set to “Private Eyes” after game 82 this year, I am going to lose all faith in the Internet.

  179. oilerdago says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing JDD tomorrow either. Roli’s earned a nite off and a chance to be fresh for Dallas Thursday.

  180. PunjabiOil says:

    FIRE GRETZKY!!

  181. PunjabiOil says:

    Lowetide said…

    Horcoff! Remember the time he didn’t do that? LOL!

    “People seem to be getting dumber and dumber. I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The Internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it´s really given us is Howard Dean´s aborted candidacy and 24-hour a day access to kiddie porn, you know. And people don´t write anymore, they blog; instead of talking, they text; no punctuation, no grammar. LOL this and LMFAO that. You know it just seems to me that it´s just a bunch of stupid people psuedo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people in a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the king´s English.”

    ;)

  182. HBomb says:

    If there isn’t an Oilers highlight clip on Youtube set to “Private Eyes” after game 82 this year, I am going to lose all faith in the Internet.

    I think we need to petition the guys who do the game day stuff at Rexall to make that track the Oilers equivalent of “Dirty Water” by the Standells is to the Boston Red Sox.

    Clap clap.

  183. Tyler says:

    Well, JW, to paraphrase Herb Powell, old internet articles are an inexpensive source of content for articles that you’re writing. Remember that as you continue to ascend.

  184. Icecastles says:

    PunjabiOil said… “People seem to be getting dumber and dumber. I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The Internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it´s really given us is Howard Dean´s aborted candidacy and 24-hour a day access to kiddie porn, you know. And people don´t write anymore, they blog; instead of talking, they text; no punctuation, no grammar. LOL this and LMFAO that. You know it just seems to me that it´s just a bunch of stupid people psuedo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people in a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the king´s English.”

    LOL!

  185. pboy says:

    CNN used to have a parade of lovely women who would be on reading the news during these types of games, but now it’s Anderson Cooper. If I turn it onto CNN my wife comes down and pretends she’s interested in what I’m doing.

    She does the same damn thing Saturday nights when Kelly Hrudey is on HNIC.

    Anderson Cooper is kinda guy who will take your wife shoe shopping and out for lunch and you don’t need to be worried about them being late coming home, if you know what I mean…

    I love that Souray told Jovo to go and get his shine box twice and “Special Ed” wanted absolutely nothing to do with him.

  186. Lord Bob says:

    Out-of-town scoreboard: Atlanta leads Los Angeles 5-3 heading into the second intermission.

    Also, apparently Johan Hedberg is still in the NHL! How do you like that?

  187. bookie says:

    I can just imagine the whole of Rexall Clap Clapping after every win!

  188. PunjabiOil says:

    I can just imagine the whole of Rexall Clap Clapping after every win!

    That’d be something. 17,000 patrons in LITERALLY. CRUSH. clapping in unison.

  189. gary b says:

    did anyone else notice ‘Private Eyes’ being played in the arena, first period when the Oilers took their first penalty (FSN ARizona broadcast)?

    an omen, i tell you.

  190. HBomb says:

    Definition of the good life: I am currently sitting in my boxer shorts, drinking rum and coke, listening to Hall and Oates.

  191. PunjabiOil says:

    On another note, looked like a home game for the Oilers. Tons of Oiler fans leaping from their chairs after the Oilers goals.

    And WTF kind of celebration after the win was that? Huddle and jump?

  192. HBomb says:

    Judging by the reaction after the third Oiler goal, there were more Oiler fans than Coyote fans in the building tonight.

  193. Dennis says:

    http://www.mc79hockey.com/?p=3068

    That’s the way I saw it.

  194. PDO says:

    My Cousin brought a “I drove 2,700 KM to watch the Studly Wonderbomb” and didn’t get on TV.

    Damn.

  195. Councilman Les Winan says:

    PDO

    I’ve lurked for a LOOOONG time. Learned a fair bit doing it, too.

    Phaneuf has been a sore spot for me for a long time, although as an Oiler fan, it’s easy to hate him.

    He’s the perfect Youtube era defenceman; he’s going to show up with all sorts of big hits, and some goals, too. If you look carefully, though, he shows up in a lot of the other team’s highlights, too. He gets way more hype than he deserves, and I wonder if it hasn’t affected the way that he plays.

    Hbomb, kind of ironic that they played on the same world junior team, but Weber didn’t get nearly as much attention…

  196. gary b says:

    AND Phaneuf looks like he was sired by a Muppet.

  197. HBomb says:

    Councilman: You know what the really sick part about that World Junior team in 2005 was?

    Mike Green didn’t even make the final roster.

    Next Olympics, I’m seeing Green plus at least five members of that 2005 squad on the Canadian final 23 (Crosby, Richards, Carter, Getzlaf, and Weber). Even though his play probably doesn’t justify it, Phaneuf likely makes it six. Brent Burns has a decent shot at perhaps sneaking onto the team too, given his ability to play F and D.

    Perry and Seabrook are longshots, but you never know what might happen in the next 12 months.

    Best WJC squad ever? Hell yes.

  198. Icecastles says:

    CLW: Agreed. He strikes me as an incredibly selfish player… amazed how often I see him trying to take the puck all the way to the net completely alone when a timely pass would have resulted in a shot on goal when it instead becomes a turnover.

    And his “death stare” is just plain retarded. He reminds me of Bubbles without his glasses.

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