Showing posts with label all star game. Show all posts
Showing posts with label all star game. Show all posts

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Oilers Jambalaya #3 (Random Thoughts)

Hello everybody. The All Star weekend is in full swing and lame as usual. Well, ok... only parts of it was lame. I just have a hard time seeing this weekend as a "showcase" weekend for the NHL. This (skills competition and game) is not really what the NHL is about. I get confused when I watch this stuff. Like why would you tell the public that the goalie that you brought in for the Breakaway Challenge was told "not to try"? That's just weird. I did however enjoy the final elimination shootout. And who wins that? The guy I said shouldn't be there instead of Hemsky. But what do I know right? The Hardest Shot was a good one. It's to bad Souray didn't connect like he can. But there is always next year.

Andrew Cogliano was the NHL fastest skater. Since when did they let the YoungStars participate in the Skills? I don't remember that from last year but I may be wrong here. Too bad Erik Cole couldn't have participated. But good job Cogs. You fastest skater you!


CBC really blew it when they decided to not re new the HNIC song. Sure the guy that won the contest was from Edmonton but, the song sucks. The only "hook" of the song is the bag pipe intro. But it is soooo quiet you barely hear it. Why not Stompin' Tom? That really would have been better. And did you notice that the 5 finalists were songs that were keyboard type songs. Think of all the people that did all that hard work to write, record and release songs (Rap/Rock/Alternative/Electronica) that CBC new fully well that they were looking for a "copy" version of the old song. Thanks for wasting peoples time CBC. Why not just say that that is what you were looking for? Get a new song for next year please!


Why is there not a cut off date for free agent signings? I mean really... Forsberg again? Neidermayer last year. Kind of Sundin this year. I think the NHL needs to change something here. This is getting ridiculus.


All this complaining about fighting in the game is starting to bug me. This isn't the NBA. We don't hug our "Homeys" after a game. There is no "Keep it real yo!".

No, the NHL is not like other sports. We do not need to compare this great unique sport to a pile of oranges. We fight to protect ourselves. We fight to spark our team. We fight because sometimes that's out job. (well not Me.) The NHL is different and that is a good thing. I see more damage to guys on icings. That my friends is the real problem. Not fighting.


My final question today...

Why are the Oilers locker room stalls not old guy/young guy/old guy/young guy? That may have some chemistry building mojo going on? I don't know. Just wondering.


Next Oiler game - Jan 27/09. That's Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Beers and Jeers #16 (Jan 7/09 vs Vancouver Canucks)


What was that? The game was on the verge of becoming a classic but it never happened. This Oilers team is really starting to bug me. I compare them to crack. You know... you get a little taste of the good stuff. Oh man it feels great. It feels so good. You want more. OH MAN CAN LIFE BE SWEETER? (what feels like 30 seconds later...) Awww man. What's going on? Why does it hurt so much? Why can't I have more?

See what I mean? It sucks. The Oilers during the 1st period looked like a bunch of peewee hockey players. Falling down like their legs don't move. Pathetic. 3 PP's and 8 shots. Wow. Stellar.

The 2nd was almost boring to watch. Except for the Canucks kicking our ass. The 3rd at least was better. I am not sure why the Oilers insist on waiting for the 3rd before they start trying.
Top face off guy for the Oilers this game.... Sam Gagner. 5-3 (63%)
The worst face off guy... Andrew Cogliano. again. 3-5 (38%)
The most giveaways... Ethan Moreau a whopping 5 giveaways. Atta boy!
The most blocked shots... Staios and Visnovsky with 4 each.
The most hits... Erik Cole with 4 hits and multiple rub downs.
The most shots... Sheldon Souray with 5 shots and 3 attemps blocked. He out shot the forwards? Really?
on a side note: Congrats to Souray for making the all-star game. Nice to have someone represent. What does Hemsky have to do to make an all-star game? Play in Montreal? Or Pittsburgh? The guy is an all-star that doesn't get the nod to go to the game. Bogus NHL. Explain how Doan is more of an all-star then Hemmer. (other than points) Or Dustin Brown? I don't know... Maybe I am a nut bar.



Erik Cole

- This guy is everything that I would want in a player. He never seems to give up. Seems like he is willing to try anything. And he can score the odd goal. He played a real good game tonight. Need I say more? Have a Beer Erik. Cheers!

Sheldon Souray

- The big boom was pretty good tonight. A couple of bad giveaway plays but more than makes up for it. His fight was nice. Seems like the Oilers are a bunch of one punchers. Your probably getting sick of beer by now? Ahhhh balderdash. Cheers!



The Entire Team

- Wow you guys sucked tonight. With all the trade talk, I wonder if this was the last time that we see Horcoff in an Oiler jersey? Something has got to give and I fully expect someone gone by Thursday morning. Just a bad game tonight. I am not sure the coaching staff understood you Tambo. Better say it to them one more time and a little sloooowwweeerrr. Boooooooooooooooo!

Dwayne Roloson

- Terrible game Roli. You usually play good when your mad. But not tonight. That wasn't the Roli from last game. That was the stinker Roli from last year. Sorry man but you deserve this. Boooooooooooo!


Next up. San Jose Sharks. Hope we have the other team this time.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Oiler's Jambalaya #2 (Random Thoughts)

Hello once again...

I have a few things on the brain and was wondering what you guys thought.
Why do fans complain about everything? Fire MacT. Trade Souray. Trade Lubo. The sky is falling. Trade everyone. What? Are you serious?
I mean really... we do have it pretty good. There just seems to be no patience anymore. When did everyone get uptight about things? We didn't really start out all that well in the '06 cup run either. The same people wanted Peca to sit out or be traded. Right? Now wasn't he one of our best players during the playoffs that year? I am going to have to go out on a limb here... but I think Cole will be our Peca this year. I just think that things may turn around for the team (and Cole) in the new year. To the point that we look similar to the team in the '06 run. We have all the right pieces. We just need to figure it all out again. Hopefully this time half the team doesn't leave after the year is done.
If our (Oiler) colours are blue and copper. Why is red shown on everything. Take a look a jersey. One little red pin stripe and all of the sudden our colours are red and blue. Why? No really... Why?

I bought a lawn chair. Blue and Red. T shirts... blue and red. I have three toques. They are all blue, white and red. The oil drop is copper. Nothing else though. Underwear... blue and red. My winter gloves... blue and red. Knick knacks... blue and red.

This could be more puzzling than the leaning tower of Pisa. It's whacked. Yet nothing we can do about it. But yet it drives me mad. Hmmm....


Does anyone else think that we need a new format for the all star game? I do.

I really believe that every team needs to have at least one representative at the game. (there was a few years when the Oilers had no one go.) I think that the fans should only vote on their own team. Say the Oil fans vote for Souray. Then he is the rep for the Oilers. After all that, then the league can decide the rest. ***For the record.. it should be a crime if you are in the top 20 in points in the league and you don't make it. (it's happened before)

Hold on... I know this is a crappy set up but it is a start. I want your opinions on this. What would you do?


I have heard about people wanting to do a lottery for the draft picks to prevent people from tanking the season. I like it. Here's my theory.

I would host the lotto draft the same weekend as the all star break. I would put one ball for each team in a pit and one by one pull a name. Starting with the 1st pick overall, and ending with #30.

Now the team that was luck and was given the #1 pick will not qualify for the #1 pick again for 10 years. That way nine other teams can have a chance at getting the #1 pick. If say, next year the team that was 1st last year was picked again, they move to #2. Then the #2 pick will receive the #1 pick. Then it goes back to #3, 4, 5 etc...

The reason that I say to do the draft at the all star break is so that teams can trade for the high picks and know what they are getting. I believe the trade deadline could be that more exciting. And maybe stop the giving up of teams near the end of the season.


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