SAIL ON, TRAIL SMOKE EATER

He arrived fall 2000, first time I noticed him Shawn Horcoff gained position on his mark just past the blueline and rode him through the slot as a pass sailed through the offensive kill zone. Horcoff had the edge in position, the winger’s stick tied up and skated him into the corner in a dance we’ve seen for one hundred years. Hockey. Played well it is majestic. Shawn Horcoff spent his Oiler career doing all kinds of things just like that, and I thank him for the joy he brought to Oilers fans like me. We couldn’t drown out the booing, but we tried and that’s for sure. Sail on, Shawn Horcoff. You are a man.

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  1. Captain Happy says:

    prairieschooner:
    Cut and paste job courtesy of Striatic

    “In March, 2008, after being a healthy scratch for a game against the Phoenix Coyotes, Grabovski left the Montreal Canadiens and flew to Los Angeles to consult with his agent. The incident prompted his trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs that summer.[7]

    In January 2009, Grabovski was involved a scuffle with fellow Belarusian Sergei Kostitsyn during a game between the Maple Leafs and Canadiens. The two had been in a feud since Grabovski’s days with the Canadiens. Prior to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, the head of the Belarusian national hockey program had to intervene in order for the two players to be able to coexist on the same team.[7]

    On February 19, 2010, Grabovski was arrested in Vancouver after getting involved in a street scuffle. He was out of the Maple Leafs lineup with a broken wrist at the time of the arrest and was in Vancouver attending the 2010 Winter Olympics. Court documents alleged that Dylan Richardson was punched in the face and knocked unconscious by Grabovski, who then assaulted Richardson’s wife by also punching her in the face.[8]

    On February 9, 2013, Grabovski was accused of biting Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens during a scrum along the boards. The NHL conducted a telephone hearing with the players involved, but couldn’t determine conclusively if Grabovski had bitten Pacioretty.[9] However, on May 20, 2013, more than three months later, Grabovski admitted that he did in fact bite Pacioretty, stating in an interview “He was choking me and I bit him. Don’t stick your hands where you shouldn’t.”[10]”

    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Grabovski

    he’s quite the character guy : ]

    Crust, jam and compete level :)

    Or, juvenile delinquency.

  2. Fatboy80 says:

    Is Grabovski “the meat”, in which MacT is reffering to?
    It would be a massive failure to have 3 centers under 6′

  3. "Steve Smith" says:

    Lowetide,

    And you drop the announcement in the last post of the first page of comments, where nobody will see it.

  4. bookje says:

    Jon K,

    They still have 2 compliance byouts – they used a regular buyout for Belanger

  5. bookje says:

    “Steve Smith”:
    Lowetide,

    And you drop the announcement in the last post of the first page of comments, where nobody will see it.

    And you fail to inform people what it said.

    New post everyone!!!

  6. "Steve Smith" says:

    bookje: And you fail to inform people what it said.

    I had initially clicked “quote”, but decided it was more fun this way.

  7. Lowetide says:

    I wish they’d done more than just Horc and Belanger today, we could have called it Machete Thursday.

  8. oilabroad says:

    I have a lot of time for guys who bleed blue as long as this guy…. I hope we all remember him more for 2006, than 2013.

    Now god speed Mact, use that money wisely and get Clarkson signed on the dotted line!!

  9. 719 says:

    Horcoff: Replaced by better younger player, fans turn on him despite still being a good player, is on a bad contract, is told he will be traded, sells home, awaits news of trade, is traded!

    Luongo: Same scenario, younger asset is traded instead.

    I am glad MacT made the move and didn’t dilly daddle like Vancouver’s GM. Seems like he is on the right track.

  10. Gerta Rauss says:

    Sail on Captain Horcov.

    Ton of respect for the guy-I wish him well in Dallas, but not when they are playing the Oilers.

  11. FastOil says:

    An historic Oiler. Classy, uncomplaining, did the dirty work that few saw and he didn’t ask for recognition. Carried many players to being useful at his own expense and dicks at the arena booed him. Keeping the best centres on the other team away from the net is how you win. Apparently Nil knows that, let’s hope MacT has someone in the pipe?

  12. FastOil says:

    Gerta Rauss:
    Sail on Captain Horcov.

    Ton of respect for the guy-I wish him well in Dallas, but not when they are playing the Oilers.

    I predict 50% of his offense comes against the Oilers, of course.

  13. marty62 says:

    Lowetide

    Always liked your stuff, but I don’t know why you have always defended Horcoff. Since he got that contract he has been a negative influence on the team indifferent about losses and way below average effort in every game in the last 7 years. we are fortunate to ditch him without having to buy him out or eat salary. Dallas was retarded in my opinion to pick him up at his current salary.

  14. stevezie says:

    marty62:
    Dallas was retarded in my opinion to pick him up at his current salary.

    Keep in mind his current salary is much lower than his current caphit. Dallas is not a cap team and has no reason to care what his cap hit is.

    Also keep in mind GMs are not paid to put together financially efficient teams, they are paid to put together winning ones. It doesn’t matter if Horc (or anyone) is overpaid, the question is does he make the team better?

    I’m not sure if you were being serious about the heart of your message.

  15. Ribs says:

    так долго, капитан Horcov. Может ваших путешествий будут процветающими.

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