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 Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500427]
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OilFans  is currently offline OilFans
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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500431 is a reply to message #500427 ]
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dfavel99  is currently offline dfavel99
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Nobody seen that coming.. SERIOUSLY!.. 93% picked Oilers to win..

Rod Philips totally ripping into the refs the whole night. Was it really that bad?.. I mean Oilers didnt even get a PP...



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93% of us (myself included) are idiots! Isles win despite the Oil being Heavy faves in the score prediction contest.

Oilers might want to revisit this "pay per view" strategy. To get a customer to pay for something, you usually need to offer something of value in return...not this garbage (or at least I assume it was a steaming pile based on what I've read about tonight's piss-poor effort)

Screw the flu excuse...the Islanders are a $44million cap hit and we are $59million...and we let them outshoot us 2 to 1 (admittedly we are without Souray's big number right now...but they are without Dipietro's).

Good on Tambellini Jr...8 shots...wow...

Okposo, Bailey, Tavares...that is a good young crop of forwards they have on the Island. I was going to make a comment about the lack of crowd on the highlights but I hear there is a baseball game on tonight.



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 Re: Review: [message #500435 is a reply to message #500434 ]
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the flying stortini  is currently offline the flying stortini
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No Cups

Oh Roli, I do remember you loving those tennis swings to clear the zone. Congratulations Old Bugger.


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rukm01 wrote on Sun, 01 July 2012 21:54

Souray is a Duck is one letter away from being totally accurate.

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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500436 is a reply to message #500427 ]
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Shots on goal: 23-37, in favor of the Islanders
Face offs: Oilers 22-33 Islanders

Down by 2 in the 3rd and this team managed to take only 6 shots on goal.. Not playing like a desperate team at all...



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500437 is a reply to message #500436 ]
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huynh wrote on Mon, 02 November 2009 19:29

Shots on goal: 23-37, in favor of the Islanders
Face offs: Oilers 22-33 Islanders

Down by 2 in the 3rd and this team managed to take only 6 shots on goal.. Not playing like a desperate team at all...

What.

The ISLANDERS out-shot us by almost 2:1?

So how far do you think we'll make it in the AHL playoffs?



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500439 is a reply to message #500437 ]
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Hemsky is an expert at passing...in to the opposition's skates.


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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500440 is a reply to message #500437 ]
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the flying stortini  is currently offline the flying stortini
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I'm a die-hard fan.

Having said that, I am only giving the Oilers until this weekend to be over the flu.

A few more garbage games like this and it'll seem too much like the yearly battle for 8th, instead of being a team that stays in the top 8 for the season and gives the fans some excitement.



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rukm01 wrote on Sun, 01 July 2012 21:54

Souray is a Duck is one letter away from being totally accurate.

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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500441 is a reply to message #500427 ]
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I don't know where to begin, other than to say that the Islanders read the book on the Oilers' D. Apply pressure and you will get the puck.

Hemsky might have been the Oilers best player, didn't take much. I liked Jacques' game too.

Terrible officiating too, but not the story for the Oilers.

It's early in the year, not time to pull the chute cord.....but now 15 games into the season, I have to wonder if there isn't a concerted effort behind the scenes to address the glaring issues of personnel with this hockey team, injuries aside.

The team is supposedly long on "skill" but isn't getting skill from most of these little "skilled" players that don't ever win a battle. There is a tangible shortage of not only nastiness, but even competitiveness or battle. Couple this with maybe 2 guys on the D that are currently playing like NHLers and we have the 09-10 Edmonton Oilers.

Does it go up or down from here? I don't even want to consider the answer.




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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500442 is a reply to message #500441 ]
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Ofer  is currently offline Ofer
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Personnel issues is correct....soooo many passengers on this team.

At what point does Patrick O'Sullivan get called out for being absolutely awful?

Our fans are pretty hard on Grebs and Gilbert but look at some of the forwards. I will list those that have not done a damn thing all year and look to me like dead weight;

O'Sullivan, Horcoff, COGLIANO, Moreau, Jacques (let's be serious), Pisani (Hurt, I don't care).

And I would consider myself a huge Horcoff apologist. Enough is enough, this team can't score unless they're playing at Rexall and even then it only seems to come in bunches.

The first 6 or 7 games were a joy to watch, now it's 08-09 all over again.



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500443 is a reply to message #500427 ]
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If this team played a whole game, like they do in the last 2 minutes......they might actually win a game. No real drive at all tonight, for the first 58 minutes.


Shoot the puck!!

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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500444 is a reply to message #500441 ]
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K.McC#24 wrote on Mon, 02 November 2009 19:36

I don't know where to begin, other than to say that the Islanders read the book on the Oilers' D. Apply pressure and you will get the puck.

Hemsky might have been the Oilers best player, didn't take much. I liked Jacques' game too.

Terrible officiating too, but not the story for the Oilers.

It's early in the year, not time to pull the chute cord.....but now 15 games into the season, I have to wonder if there isn't a concerted effort behind the scenes to address the glaring issues of personnel with this hockey team, injuries aside.

The team is supposedly long on "skill" but isn't getting skill from most of these little "skilled" players that don't ever win a battle. There is a tangible shortage of not only nastiness, but even competitiveness or battle. Couple this with maybe 2 guys on the D that are currently playing like NHLers and we have the 09-10 Edmonton Oilers.

Does it go up or down from here? I don't even want to consider the answer.




We can't address the issues of this team, no one is going to trade for our underachievers that have big contracts. Some of these contracts are just killers. Our only really marketable guys on the back end that make big dollars are hurt. The Oilers are screwed for this year. We seem to be experts at giving the $ deals to guys who immediately play much worse than when they were signed.



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500445 is a reply to message #500444 ]
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No Cups

thank god we fired MacT because all of those problem we had last year are long gone lmao

I think we're seeing that the problems with this team is less about MacT and more about the bums lacing up the skates



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500446 is a reply to message #500443 ]
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They should just play with no goalie for a full 60, at least that way we'll see some urgency and try in them. They'll actually put the puck on net and play like their livelihood depends on it.


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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500447 is a reply to message #500445 ]
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E-townchamps wrote on Mon, 02 November 2009 19:47

thank god we fired MacT because all of those problem we had last year are long gone lmao

I think we're seeing that the problems with this team is less about MacT and more about the bums lacing up the skates


Yeah, that's why Penner is still a stiff. I say we give Quinn 50 or 60 games...or maybe 8 seasons.



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500448 is a reply to message #500447 ]
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Beerfish Revisited wrote on Mon, 02 November 2009 20:24

E-townchamps wrote on Mon, 02 November 2009 19:47

thank god we fired MacT because all of those problem we had last year are long gone lmao

I think we're seeing that the problems with this team is less about MacT and more about the bums lacing up the skates


Yeah, that's why Penner is still a stiff. I say we give Quinn 50 or 60 games...or maybe 8 seasons.

At least 8 seasons. Because you don't really know what you have with a coach until you miss the playoffs three times in a row with him.



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No Cups

Hey, hey! .500 hockey. That's my boys. GOILERS!


Burke > Tambellini

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 No... [message #500451 is a reply to message #500431 ]
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I mean it's pretty pecuilar when an NHL team can go sixty minutes w/o one infraction but somehow NYI did.

Things like this I don't worry about. Hockey-types know this sorta thing evens out in the end.



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 Funny, eh? [message #500452 is a reply to message #500436 ]
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AY  is currently offline AY
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Like we discussed the other night, the gameplan against the Oilers is pretty simple, straightforward. Until they can shake an agressive 2-1-2, look out.

The Oilers were piss poor in getting that outlet pass goin' in the neutral zone.

Really, gettin' back to NYI it's like THEY were the club hungry for the next goal.



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 Yeah... [message #500453 is a reply to message #500442 ]
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Quinn took a well aimed poke at #37 post-game but like I mentioned here earlier, those forwards hafta be more responsible too.




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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500454 is a reply to message #500446 ]
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Hit the net? LOL Oilers are lucky the Islanders put in that 1st goal....otherwise it would have been 4 out of 5 with zero goals for!!! doh


Shoot the puck!!

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 I don't feel it necessary for us MacT-guys... [message #500455 is a reply to message #500445 ]
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AY  is currently offline AY
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to start jumpin' up and down. Fussin' over split hairs, y'know?

But this is the same group who drove him nuts last year and before too... Quinn's getting a Grade AAA lesson on what it's like.



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Dear Edmonton Oilers,
Hi, this is SSR writing to you from Sherwood Park, AB. I just wanted you to know that I paid $15.00 of my hard earned money tonight to watch my favorite team play an NHL hockey game, but instead you showed a re-run of a game vs the Islanders from 2008.
If you could please refund my money it would be most appreciated as I am a valued customer and fan, and deserve to be treated with honesty and respect.

Thanks very much,
SSR

P.S. Horcoff is not a #1 center so if you could please make the necessary adjustments it would be great.

....... they say nothing gets done until you write a letter.



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Just my thoughts after watching the game

Seems to me every time we enter the zone, we take the puck down the wing and then get in line or just behind the net and throw it into the slot... I don't think I ever see anyone going to the net, and that turns into an offensive zone turnover.

We need some players who are willing to pay the price and go to the front of the net, and if no one is willing to do that, maybe they should stop throwing it to the front and praying someone is there

In our end, its atrocious, Ive watched other teams, and the Oilers make it look so difficult to clear the zone, there is no organized breakout if the D have any pressure put on them, its almost like there is no back up plan.

GET PHYSICAL... what happened? I don't care if they're considered a small skilled forward or not, if they're on this team, and if they want to play in the NHL, they need to learn to finish a check. It is constant where a player is a step away and he just peels off instead of letting the player atleast know he was there. Im not a very big guy, but I know it doesnt hurt that much giving a check as it does to receive one.

This team wont be generating much offense if they dont figure out how to breakout from their own end, aren't willing to pay a price in front of the opposing teams net and if they think 22, 67 and 46 are going to be the only players using their body.

I personally am hoping this team is so sick right now, that they're not willing to pay the price physically, because if not, we're in for a long season. There is no reason NYI should be outshooting us 2:1. Powerplays aside, if you dont end up on the powerplay you're simply not forcing the other team to take a penalty against you.



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Ethan Moreau is a special talent. Only he can play some of the worst hockey in the league and still manage to get on the scoresheet.

Please trade him. Please?



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Horcoff has to be legendarily awful to get off that line, I guess. Particularly or notably awful aren't enough justification it seems.


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 I hear ya, brother... [message #500463 is a reply to message #500459 ]
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too many times tonight passed up opportunitites to paste Islanders.

Can be a useful tool to draw penalties, y'know?



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 Re: Review: Edmonton @ Islanders (Game #15) [message #500465 is a reply to message #500461 ]
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nickxero wrote on Tue, 03 November 2009 00:00

Horcoff has to be legendarily awful to get off that line, I guess. Particularly or notably awful aren't enough justification it seems.


Seriously. I was trying to be objective watching him out there, but he really is abysmal offensively. Nilsson, Gagner, Cogliano, O'Sullivan, Brule....all guys that have more offensive awareness and skill than our #1C. Not saying any of those guys is #1C material, but Horcoff looks absolutely brutal in the offensive zone. Doesn't seem to have a clue.



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 Re: I hear ya, brother... [message #500467 is a reply to message #500463 ]
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AY wrote on Tue, 03 November 2009 00:02

too many times tonight passed up opportunitites to paste Islanders.

Can be a useful tool to draw penalties, y'know?


But this team has been doing that for a couple of years now. The last time I remember this team being a beach to play against was the 2006 playoff run. Going into the SCF the question was whether the Canes would be able to survive the physical barrage from the Oilers...

Fast forward a couple of years - WTF HAPPENED?



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 There was no Mr. Magoo'n it... [message #500468 is a reply to message #500465 ]
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tonight, that's fo' sure Mikey.

I'd give Brule a shot with The Penner and the enigmatic Hemsky.

Seriously.



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 Re: There was no Mr. Magoo'n it... [message #500470 is a reply to message #500468 ]
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AY wrote on Tue, 03 November 2009 00:24

tonight, that's fo' sure Mikey.

I'd give Brule a shot with The Penner and the enigmatic Hemsky.

Seriously.



I think you're the 1st person to suggest that, and honestly, I would LOVE to see that. The potential is there and you can see the skill at times...and he's not afraid to paste someone into the boards.



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 Yeah, I am actually... [message #500471 is a reply to message #500470 ]
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but whatever.

They are arguments, some good some bad, in Gagner/core member Horcoff havein' exclusive rights to the number one centre responsibility but what does Quinn have to lose at this point?

To paraphrase Stauffer and the long, but not forgotten, Bomb?

Give 'im a ten minute stint! ; )



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 Re: I hear ya, brother... [message #500480 is a reply to message #500467 ]
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Agreed, when did we turn into the Nancyest team in the league?
I like the team we started out with this year, but now that half of our grit is gone all of our team seems to be gone as well.

I quite frankly am not sure I can watch Dancing with the Stars with Ales Hemsky ever again.
This was a sad sack of a game, thank goodnes, I went to a friends to see the pay-per view.

If Hemmer is our team's identity, then I know exactly why we are in the position we are in. Now more than ever, I wish Horcoff would take the reins, and do something with them. Damn it Horcoff, earn at least half of your pay check!

[Updated on: Mon, 02 November 2009 22:40]


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2018/2019 - Another round of Drain-O, good sir!

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 Quincy He Wasn't.... [message #500481 is a reply to message #500468 ]
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...and yes, I officially endorse the Mr. Magoo reference. I was expecting a PM asking permission, but I'll settle for well-placed usage.

Really, this club is going nowhere with 10 as the highest paid forward on the club. It really is that simple. Square peg, round hole.

It's clear. He's not apt to play in that position. He has one position of which he would seem to be fairly capable (and really, it's far from a lock) - 3C with Pisani and Moreau.

Penner Gagner Hemsky
Moreau Horcoff Pisani (yes, I write this knowing Moreau is a 4th liner at best, but 10 hasn't been much better, while Pisani is a band-aid).

The Kid Line is a comprehensive failure at the NHL level. Pat Quinn - please abandon it.

Horcoff
Moreau
Nilsson
Staios

...12 million in wasted, unused scratch. Think 12 million bucks could improve this hockey club? I sure do. Thanks KLowe.

Don't let Horcoff's three blind mice against the Wings fool you.

The symptoms remain the same. Unfortunately for all, the club has yet to identify the disease. I think it's fairly obvious, don't you?

[Updated on: Mon, 02 November 2009 22:52]


"The Oilers are playing like they'd rather die than lose."

Mike Emerick, on-air, after the Game 3 win over Anaheim in the 2006 Western Conference Final.

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 Yeah core member/esteemed team captain Moreau [message #500482 is a reply to message #500480 ]
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mentioned this post-game too.

Look at the highlights of alotta games this season. They're not the result of one or two extra passes to look good. Nitty gritty goals. That's where it's at.

I'm sure the Oilers will get back to that soon enough.



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 You're Asking Horcoff... [message #500484 is a reply to message #500480 ]
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BTR17  is currently offline BTR17
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...to be a leader, here? Shawn Horcoff won't be grabbing anyone by the scruff - he's not Mark Messier for gawd sakes.

Really?

That, while simultaneously dumping on Ales Hemsky, the best Oiler on the ice on this eve (and often the only source of legitimate offence on the club) only to annoint Horcoff saviour?

Wow.

You and I aren't watching the same games, Robin Masters.

Then again, this club and its fans have had a real predilection for plumbers over talent for some time now...

[Updated on: Mon, 02 November 2009 22:49]


"The Oilers are playing like they'd rather die than lose."

Mike Emerick, on-air, after the Game 3 win over Anaheim in the 2006 Western Conference Final.

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 Look... [message #500487 is a reply to message #500481 ]
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AY  is currently offline AY
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just be happy I'm usin' it! That should be enough.

An' I introduced the square peg, round hole theory to the Zeitgeist too, so don't get carried away here BTR. ; )

Seriously, the disease? This malaise which generates loses, to on-paper inferior opponents? I'd say it's execution. Smidly had a whale of a game. The Oilers just get a lil' tighter and all will be well. Five man units... working in unison.



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 No, No... [message #500489 is a reply to message #500487 ]
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...you're just new to this 'Horcoff isn't a 1C' thing. You spent years trying to tell Oilfans that the 'heartland of hockey icon' Shawn Horcoff was the guy. I'll give you 'Heartland of Hockey Icon' - that's definitely an Andy original.

It's execution only if you think the roster is adequate/above average.

'Execution' is best saved for winning hockey teams who undergo inexplicable slumps, not for rosters best described as high on potential, and low on cap space and performing veterans.



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Mike Emerick, on-air, after the Game 3 win over Anaheim in the 2006 Western Conference Final.

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 Re: Yeah core member/esteemed team captain Moreau [message #500490 is a reply to message #500482 ]
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DELETE PLEASE.

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2015/2016 - This Kool-Aid tastes like McDavid flavoured Drain-O.
2016/2017 - This Kool-Aid is starting to taste like juice.
2017/2018 - I'm drinking this Kool-Aid, in hopes that it's Drain-O.
2018/2019 - Another round of Drain-O, good sir!

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 Re: You're Asking Horcoff... [message #500493 is a reply to message #500484 ]
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BTR17 wrote on Mon, 02 November 2009 22:47

...to be a leader, here? Shawn Horcoff won't be grabbing anyone by the scruff - he's not Mark Messier for gawd sakes.

Really?

That, while simultaneously dumping on Ales Hemsky, the best Oiler on the ice on this eve (and often the only source of legitimate offence on the club) only to annoint Horcoff saviour?

Wow.

You and I aren't watching the same games, Robin Masters.

Then again, this club and its fans have had a real predilection for plumbers over talent for some time now...


Either you can't read, or you're an idiot, but maybe for you it's both.

Sorry, post crap game stress.

EDIT: I think you mis-read what I wrote.

[Updated on: Mon, 02 November 2009 23:09]


2015/2016 - This Kool-Aid tastes like McDavid flavoured Drain-O.
2016/2017 - This Kool-Aid is starting to taste like juice.
2017/2018 - I'm drinking this Kool-Aid, in hopes that it's Drain-O.
2018/2019 - Another round of Drain-O, good sir!

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