Thursday, November 8, 2007

Can't touch a doorknob when it's RED HOT!


It's official — well, as official as an HF thread with no linkout to a news story can make something, anyhow — the Hot Doorknob is in.

Though admittedly, the fact that Rourke was probably a better option than Bryan Young all along deflates my earlier spazzery on the subject to some degree. At this point I'm just thrilled to add a defenceman who's actually played NHL minutes.

Welcome to Edmonton, Allan! You're pretty much ready to step right in as our new Jason Smith, right?

Thanks to commenter "She" for the link.

18 comments:

James Mirtle said...

Oilers sent out the release on this a few minutes ago ... and I chuckled.

Jonathan said...

The official Oilers link: [http://oilers.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=342695]
Incidentally, I can't help but notice that he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs while Jason Smith played for them . (Draw your own conclusions, denizens of the blogosphere!)

On a different note, it makes me sad that the recall of a journeyman AHL defender improves the odds of my chosen team winning.

allan said...

Dang. I was hoping that the line about Jason Smith was actually in the press release.

Scarlett said...

The minute I saw the press release, I thought of your comment. It's funny but also horribly gut-wrenching!

Chris! said...

"It's funny but also horribly gut-wrenching!"

Oilers PR people, meet your new ad campaign.

Lord Bob said...

Sure to win the Calder Trophy for ROURKE OF THE YEAR!

The best defenseman in the National Hockey League? I think so! Allan Rourke, saviour of the universe!

mike w said...

I'm sensing bitterness here.

Anonymous said...

He will fat right in with Dustin Penner. Oops, I meant fit.... No I didn't.

Julian said...

You know, given our defense when they're healthy, and how little margin of error there is (as we're currently seeing), I don't know that Rourke's presense is a symbol of danger; he should probably be called "holy fuck the carpet's on fire, and this house is made of balsawood". His presence isn't an indication of danger, it's an indication we're fucked.

Pleasure Motors said...

"holy fuck the carpet's on fire, and this house is made of balsawood".

That just doesn't have the ring of "Hot Doorknob."

Anonymous said...

hunter1909 - The MacTavish Oilers death march resumes Saturday.

Patrick "It's the fans fault we're in 30th place" Laforge.

Sorry, I just felt like writing that.

Steve said...

So in our seventeenth game of the season, Rourke will be the eleventh defeseman to see action, right? Souray, Pitkanen, Staios, Tarnstrom, Greene, Gilbert, Grebeshkov, Smid, Roy, Young, Rourke. Am I missing anyone?

I'm just glad this miserable luck is hitting us in a year when we wouldn't make the playoffs even with good luck. Hopefully come the 2009-2010 season that I'm such a big fan of, we'll have used up our injury quota for the decade.

Rock Deputy said...

I think those 20 year old Stanley cup rings must hold magical powers, like Hercules' ring. Only instead of giving Lowe and MacT super strength, it make them un-fireable.

David S said...

Or in Lowe's case, super stupidity.

James Mirtle said...

Vote for Rourke-y.

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Bill said...

What did Tarnstrom have up his butt last night? He was playing great in the third. And Garon? He looked like a giant Gumby keeping the door shut (mostly). Were the Oil that good last night, or the Flames just so bad. I dunno. But it was nice to see. (Tarnstrom should have been one of the stars.)

Anonymous said...

Can Gumby please be Garon's nickname? Has he been named yet?

Duke