Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What's wrong with this picture?








None of those will ever, ever, ever look right.
I'll be at the game tonight, cheering as loudly for number 94 as for any of the Oilers. I know we're supposed to cheer laundry and all, but, well...


...I don't care; it still hurts.

GSMYTTY.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

The worst part is that what this Oilers squad desperately needs is a top-6 forward with some leadership skills...

-LJ

Daniel said...

Anyone who has the temerity to boo this guy tonight is a mouth-breathing homer, and no true fan of the game. Thought he was asking for too much? Then sit your ass down and be quiet.

HBomb said...

Cheer Smyth.

Boo Lowe.

Anonymous said...

Most Overrated Oiler of ALL TIME. End of story. I along with many others didn't fall for this manufactured hometown superstar's crocodile tears.

LittleFury said...

HEART AN' SOUL!!
*SOB*

HBomb said...

Most Overrated Oiler of ALL TIME. End of story. I along with many others didn't fall for this manufactured hometown superstar's crocodile tears.

Terry Jones? Or is it Cal Nichols?

People like this disgust me. Some are incapable of the rational thought that maybe, just MAYBE, if Lowe had been more pro-active, that Smyth's departure could have been avoided AND they could have had him for 5 million a season.

Negotiate more seriously in summer 2006, and it's a very different story.

Oiler fans...oh so fickle and sheep-like....

rickibear said...

This is sport and it is business.

He won't be crying for us if he pots a goal.

He is now the enemy.

Though a pre game touch of class would be nice.

After that a well placed elbow would not bother me.

mike w said...

After that a well placed elbow would not bother me.

You are a dolt.

Anonymous said...

Terry Jones? LOL Yea if you divide his weight by 5 maybe...

Look, I'm not pro-EIG...I "dislike" KLo as much as the next guy for the dumb ass moves he has done and don't even get me started on MacBlender, but not signing $myth was the best move he did last season. Otherwise he would have handcuffed this team for the next 5-6 years.

He then quickly cancelled out that good decision with BONE HEADED moves like signing Souray and Penner for obscene amounts of money during the off season. :/

I don't drink the Oiler Koolaid OR the Smytty Kool Aid.

mike w said...

Not wanting to sign Smyth over five years is fine, but I'm just glad you mentioned Souray in the same breath, Anonymous. No Kool Aid for you.

But everything else about Smyth's "crocodile tears" (echoed by MacKinnon in the Journal), greediness and not being a team player is the spitballing of nutjob cranks who seem to hate players more than they love the game.

alex_ygd said...

HERE HERE!

rickibear said...

Mike: If you took that line seriously your foolishly taking it that way. It is meant to give the point that he has to be checked or dealt with like everyone else. "well placed elbow"; "old time Hockey"; "They may be big but they are fast too."

But the man love for this guy has to stop after tonights welcome back.

All I can think when I hear the we don't have Ryan Boo Hoo Hoo's is.

The Ryan Smyth love club are like obsessive high school boys who can't get over thier ex-girlfriend. She's gone. The new girl on the block "is" Dustin Penner and he is here for the next 5 years.

Insert your Ryan can do so much more bitch after this. We know he was a complete player and worth 6M. But he is not our Girl.

Scarlett said...
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Scarlett said...

Look, both sides cocked it up. I blame both. I will cheer during the pre-game stuff (they'd better be something) but he goes back to the enemy once the puck drops. He's not an Oiler anymore. He gave us some great memories but time to move on.

McLea said...

If you guys boo him, then Edmontonians are the sorriest sacks of shit in this country. So go ahead Oiler fan, show your true colours.



He better get a standing ovation.

rickibear said...

Mike: We come to these sites to get opinions other than corporate spin doctors.
Insulting peole who read you is your perogitive. Continue to be a Fan. I will continue to throw out trite comments when I read stuff that says "fanatic."

Scarlet: Way to say what needs to be said.

Mclea: I know he will.

mike w said...

The Ryan Smyth love club are like obsessive high school boys who can't get over thier ex-girlfriend. She's gone. The new girl on the block "is" Dustin Penner and he is here for the next 5 years.

I want to get this paragraph bronzed and put it on my mantle.

Slipper said...

Mmmmm. Ryan Smyth Kool-Aid.

I bet it tastes like blood, sweat and tears.

LittleFury said...

The Ryan Smyth love club are like obsessive high school boys who can't get over thier ex-girlfriend. She's gone. The new girl on the block "is" Dustin Penner and he is here for the next 5 years.

To carry that analogy forward, we dumped the old girlfriend (who, let's face it, wasn't any great shakes in the looks department but was funny as fuck, smart and to top it off a real goer in the old fart sack) because wethought we could do better with a Russian mail order bride whose website photo looked suspiciously like Maria Sharapova but once she stepped off the plane at YEG you see she's pushing 50 with a hairy mole and one leg about five inches shorter than the other and a voice like a kitten in a wheat thresher, plus she's brought her two kids, four cousins and her "Uncle Ivan" a long to keep you both company. So now you're stuck watching the old girlfriend make beautiful music with her new beau Joe while some frigid dwarf from the former Soviet Union and her mutant family sfills your basement with the smell of borscht, a maxed out Visa card and a raging case of blue balls, a reputation around town as a total fucking idiot who wouldn't know a good thing if it ran him over and people wonder why you can't get over it.

rickibear said...

Littlefury: Lifes about learning. You forgot to add all the other gm's are the friends who told you you made a mistake. They realize they had better all ask there girlfriends to mary them or they will end up like there poor friend. Problem is sometimes marriage makes it worse.

As annonymous put it.
I don't think of Penner as a Russian mail order bride. I think of him as the long term rebound relationship. In a couple of years you will know wether that is good or bad.

We all know what Souray is.

And the story ends.

d said...

I am hoping for cheering and a standing O tonight. I couldn't boo him.

He is going to be in Roli's face all night.

LittleFury said...

I don't think of Penner as a Russian mail order bride. I think of him as the long term rebound relationship. In a couple of years you will know wether that is good or bad.

Who’s this Penner person, anyway? Does he play for the Oilers? I’ve heard a lot about him, but haven’t seen him. When does he arrive?

Anonymous said...

Plej: enjoy the game.
Mclea: Suck it.

Slipper said...

My hippie girlfriend can't stop reminding me of the synchronicity between the number 27 and the date 02/27/2007. To which I told her to "go smoke some pot you stupid hippie" and smacked her in the mouth, knocking out some teeth. To which she responded by holding one of her chiclets up by the root and said "see what I mean", and then she called the police. So I guess I'm going back to Remand, which is weird because that's where I was this summer when I heard Ryan Smyth signed in Colorado and that the Oilers "stole" Penner away from the Ducks for a paltry 22 million dollars and three draft picks. Can this get any weirder!?!?

Deep down, tonight I'm hoping for some Macchiavellian drama to unfold, where with two minutes left Smyth pots the winner into his own net, and then Terry Crisp's Sakic over the head with his uncurved lumber before ripping off the Avs jersey to show the stunned Rexall crowd the Edmonton oil drop.

The scene will end with Smyth winking and pointing up at the pressbox to a beamishly grinning Kevin Lowe while the 17000+ at Rexall chant "4 More Years! FOUR MORE YEARS!!!!"

Chris! said...

I think Slipper's been reading my dream diary.

Jesus that's funny stuff.

mc79hockey said...

Who’s this Penner person, anyway? Does he play for the Oilers? I’ve heard a lot about him, but haven’t seen him. When does he arrive?

He fills a Tony Gwynn like percentage of the screen when he's on the ice, so I'm amazed that you've missed him.

grease trap said...

Oh, I thought that was just a sack of deep fried potatoes...

Julian said...

The Sharks jerseys are also what's wrong with that picture.