Friday, March 17, 2006

Mixed Feelings

Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck. I come home drunk, with a bag of pretzels and a 7-11 coffee, ready to settle into a Battle of Alberta tilt only to be foiled by a faulty VCR that conked out after 5 minutes of recording.

The "fuck" part is missing a scumptious OT winner designed by "Slick Whale Turd" Samsonov over the 2.01 goals-a-game Flamers. The win vaults us to a cozy 6th place, and better yet, puts some distance from our recent losing streak.

I'm thinking the trades simply created a muddle in our lineup: Spacek has displaced Bergeron, who hasn't played as well as he could; and the Samsonov trade is a bit of a shakeup as to who actually deserves to be on the second line(or more accurately, how he can fit on the first). From what I saw D-vo is trying to prove he belongs which makes me love him in a non-sexual mancrush kind of way. Nice to see us outshoot the Flames, although by no accounts did we outplay the bastards. Oilers aside, let me say this: the Calgary team is overrated. How many players are left from 2004 anyway, enough to stop citing their Stanley Cup run? Who did Sutter trade for, where are they? The Free Agent signings? Total ass. Where would he be without the players the Flames came with when Sutter took over? Are GM/coaches even possible anymore? So many questions to answer, especially to a team one Iginla/Kipprusoff(possibly Phaneuf) injury away from irrelevance. A first round exit is in order.

10 comments:

mike w said...

Also: I must add that there have been requests for some sort of erotic hockey slash fic contest/literary showcase. The only rule would be fic of Oilers rivals, especially Calgary Flames? Any thoughts? The trick is to use vulgarity less as empty provocation so much as in a literary sense. A sex scene torn from Updike or DH Lawrence is the idea.

Garnet said...

This comment will seem odd to the uninformed, but Mike, what happenned to your "female lost to porn"?

Colby Cosh said...

The Samsonov waltz is an instant classic, but I have to admit I played Stoll's game-tying whirligig goal a few extra times. Not only is it almost equally pretty, but it features Kiprusoff getting his Finnish ass faked right into the cheap seats. Money cannot buy such pleasures.

Anonymous said...

"finnish ass"? was that necessary? why are we so liberal about racism in hockey?

Colby Cosh said...

No value-judgment concerning the ass in question was offered.

mike w said...

>This comment will seem odd to the uninformed, but Mike, what happenned to your "female lost to porn"?

Blogger strikes again! My anagram of the Maple Leafs (sic) was deleted when I tried to delete a repeating post. For the record, Mr. Cosh won the all time hockey anagram crown with "PLAN FOR TEAM TO LOSE"

bigleaguer said...

Two things: Spacek is a large upgrade over Bergeron on the top-4 D. Cutting Bergeron's minutes a tad will only cut down the number of chances his mistakes or bad penalties will cost the Oilers games. And Spacek's one-timer goal on the tidy Hemsky PP feed shows he belongs on the power play.
Second thing: You're right, the Flames are overrated. They don't have a first-line centre, which means Iginla's offensive potential isn't fully realized. The rest off the forwards aren't that memorable. The D is weakening as the season wears on. Phaneuf's really good, but the Flames count on him too much — he's still a rookie who can and does make rookie mistakes. Hammer got old in a hurry. Regehr showed in the Olys that he's only OK. Ference takes too many penalties.
That leaves Kiprusoff, who's first-rate, but when you can only score 2 goals on the Oilers, you're can't expect to win many games. I'd rather face Calgary in the first round instead of the unmentionable usual opponents.

Colby Cosh said...

Did you dudes see the crap that's going down in Pittsburgh? Jani Rita is playing on the right side with Crosby! He has three points in three games, which is the best proof yet of Crosby's greatness.

case. said...

i'd rather not play against kiprusoff. he's the kleinsdale horse of goalies(that's a centaur goalie with ralph's swagger for backroom deals). however, that's 2 bottles of sangre de toro talking.

Chris said...

Something about Yani Rita playing on the first line and being productive makes me want to giggle. On the other hand, poor Crosby both he and Ovenchin are basically playing with AHL player around them as the support staff.