Thursday, November 15, 2007

Oilers call up a nine-year old

I realize this photo was taken a while ago, but it looks like the Oilers have called up a child named Liam Reddox. Someone please contact the Ministry of Labour.

Actually, the kid has added about 15 pounds of what I hope is muscle, and has scored 10 points in 14 games with the Falcons this year. Plus, Kelly Buchberger loves him. I'm looking forward to what this much-improved winger can bring in the 4-5 shifts that Coach MacTavish will give to the him, if at all.

18 comments:

babycoolyourjetsisawhatisay said...

He's still 1.5 years older than Sid Crosby.

another mike w said...

I tried, in vain, to post from my BB in the luxury box in GM Place last night so forgive the off-topic and latest of this... first of all, they have a floating Orca that buzzes around. amusing for five minutes (if you are a wee child) then oddly disturbing. (why is there a flying whale here?? is it filled with hydrogen? where does it go after the intermission? WHERE THE FUCK DOES IT GO?!?)

They chant "Oilers suck" frequently, to which I amused my box-mates with a similar sounding '5 Stanley Cups' (thanks to a previous poster last month for that one, works great. how do fans supporting such a completely un-accomplished team respond to such wit?) I think with a bit of a jiggy dance, that could be a staple of travelling Oiler fans everywhere!

The box suites are v nice, the beer was tasty and free, but the food was ungood. I have to say, though, as a fan I prefer being in regular seats. The boxes seem partially sound-proofed somehow, even in the seating area, so you don't get the feel of the crowd, the sound of crunched bones, the splash of spilled blood... too corporate for me, I shan't go again (well, if invited again, I would go, but not willingly...)

They emitted 'loooo' for every Luongo save, no matter how routine. i emitted 'boooo' for every Luongo save, no matter how spectacular. while extremely juvenile, it was oddly pleasing. i hate that bobby loo, yes i do and u should too...

mike w said...

They chant "Oilers suck" frequently

And then their team loses. What does that say about their team?

Also the "Looo" chant is so stupid and fittingly Vancouverite in its lameness.

Nice report, Mike. You get a cyber beer on me.

Lord Bob said...

Yeah, that whole "Loooo!" thing is ridiculous. What happened to awesome crowd noise, like chanting a two-syllable goalie's name during the playoffs?

Anonymous said...

That environment is where I have to enjoy all my games lately. It's a lot easier to enjoy it when the oil win.

garnet said...

Looks bad for the Oil tonight but it's currently 6-0 San Jose over Phoenix. If it was boxing the ref would've stopped it.

anj said...

I can't wait until the preds make the playoffs in 3 years and fans chant "Dov Gromet-Morris!" from their seats.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about the floating orca... if you are sitting high enough that thing really gets in your way! Stupid thing!

Too bad the oil couldn't pull out a win... I hate the wild! I guess we only play them 4 more times. Oh Jesus, Buddha, Allah! Make the pain stop.

Yay Jerry for goals 2 and 3 of the season. Fuckin rights indeed...

Lady_Byng said...

Sheldon is out for another month, not back this week like the media wants you to believe. How do I know this? He told my friends and I and a few other people waiting for autographs after the game when we asked how his shoulder was. Damn injuries.
Oh, and Brodziak left with a bad limp.

LittleFury said...

Yeah, that whole "Loooo!" thing is ridiculous. What happened to awesome crowd noise, like chanting a two-syllable goalie's name during the playoffs?

On the lameness scale, "Looooo" is still a distant second to the all time great: "Let's go Flay-Aims."

Anonymous said...

Not post related, but since I dislike Brian Burke, and BB dislikes Lowe so much:

http://ducks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=343488

A short NHL.com news post on Bryzgalov being placed on waivers. Scrolling down you will see Burke complaining,and I quote:"I thought we had him traded at the draft. I really believed at the draft we had a deal done. The other general manager left the room and went back and talked to his guys and backed off. I really believed at that time we had him moved."

Wait a minute, Burkie, was that you, or KLowe?

LittleFury said...

Looks like Babyface Liam will draw in for the BoA according to the Oilers' official site. Brodziak is apparently injured, though they don't tell us anything beyond that: I assume, based on the Oil's luck in that department, that means Kyle was decapitated or hit by a semi or something.

Hopefully, Reddox celebrates his first turn in the NHL by breaking Regher's jaw

Anonymous said...

I guess it's something with his right knee. ugh! Seriously! Can we just get healthy and stay that way? Is that too much to ask?

Go Oil!

McLea said...

too corporate for me...

That's right, Joe Oiler fan just complained that the luxury boxes at GM Place are too corporate. Somebody shoot me in the face.

mike w said...

Hopefully, Reddox celebrates his first turn in the NHL by breaking Regher's jaw

I really hope Liam's all grown up now, because from the picture above he doesn't look like much of an "agitator."

Anonymous said...

Somebody shoot me in the face.

Somebody? Please?

-lf-

dubya said...

I really hope Liam's all grown up now, because from the picture above he doesn't look like much of an "agitator."

Sadly, he's not.

http://oilers.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=PlayerDetail&playerId=8471324

Although at least he looks like a teenager now. A wimpy teenager, but still. Teenagers can be pretty infuriating, maybe that's how he agitates? Old man Nolan's gonna try and ground him.

I guess the "They're all tough from where your standing" thing would probably apply here, but it's hard for me to wrap my head around the idea of that guy kicking my ass.

mike w said...

Teenagers can be pretty infuriating

Well then! I can't wait to see him skating up and down the ice, refusing to clean his room all game.