Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Guess Who suck; the Jets were lousy anyway



How bad has the Oilers season been so far? Take a gander at this: I'm fairly certain the last time the Coyotes franchise was better than good ol' our town was the 1979 Avco Cup. The Jets are being lead by Shane Doan and Radim "The Dream" Vrbata, who has suddenly almost become a point-a-game player (and to think, last year he was a desperate, waiver-wire pick-up in the hockey bloggers pool). In goal, cast-away Ilya Bryzgalov's .925 save percentage is a solid 10 points better than the man he wasn't good enough to back up in Anaheim. Black is white, up is down, et cetera.

In happier news, though, Shawn Horcoff has officially made the Western Conference All-Star Team. Congratulations to Horcoff, but I can't help but think that's a suspect pick-up by the all-stars: what they really need is a legitimate first-line centre.

Anyway, I refuse to believe Phoenix is actually a good team, or in any case, better than us. In fact, I'm so confident, I'm going to call a regulation win, lead by 2 points from our resident All-Star. Goilers.

27 comments:

mike w said...

Man, I fucking LOATHE the Weakerthans.

Doogie said...

Speaking of 1979, we have all those "NHL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS" and "NHL STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS" banners, but the blue "WHA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1978-79" banner is conspicuously absent. Maybe an idea for the 30th anniversary? It'd have to be a low-key unveiling like the '06 banner, but it would be a nice nod to the team's heritage, since currently the only acknowledgment of its first seven years is Al Hamilton's #3 banner.

xatnys said...

Weakerthans suck so much ass.

Steve said...

Mike W and xatnys, you are both mistaken about the weakerthans who are, in turn, mistaken about the Guess Who.

In summary: Neil Young is good, and so is Winnipeg.

Craig said...

The Weakerthans: no suck
The Guess Who: suck
and the Jets WERE lousy anyways.

Simon said...

I really like the Weakerthans. And isn't that song an ironic imitation of people who bitch about Winnipeg? As if to say, the city is actually worth something and the Guess Who perhaps didn't suck?
Just a thought.

Steve said...

They don't have irony in Winnipeg.

Anonymous said...

I, too, loathe the Weakerthans.

- Anonymous

Larry_in_PHX said...

My prediction: Desert Dawgs 4 - Oil-leak 2

Pleasure Motors said...

Man, I fucking LOATHE the Weakerthans.

You need to let go of the hate in your heart, Mike.

And actually, I've never really heard much in the Weakerthans to love or hate, but I can get behind anyone sick of the hypocrisy of civic leaders.

Also, Larry, I believe the accepted name for trash-talking Edmonton is the COILERS.

Pleasure Motors said...

Know what I don't loathe? 2-0 before I even remember to turn the radio on. Suck it Bryzgalov!

T.C. Shaw said...

Brysgalov was beakin' off on The Score last night about why Pronger wanted out of Edmonton: the climate. Citing daytime temperatures bottoming out at -32 and 8-month-long, snow covered winters as two main offenders, "Bryzyzgalov" sounded incredulous that *anyone* would live there.
To me, a long winter, where skating outdoors--almost whenever you want to, practically anywhere--is one of the things that makes Edmonton the brilliant, world-class hockey city it is. Hockey is a winter sport, and living in Edmonton's cold climate creates a bond, of sorts, between the people who live there.
"Bryzyzgalovyzlov" sounds as if his mind is on nice warm beaches; sun, sand, surf. That's all good, but save it for the off-season.
As a hockey player, your mind shouldn't bother going there. You can go somewhere warm on your own time.
I hope you get your wish, "Bryzyzy"--early in April, to be exact.

d said...

Bryzyzgalovyzlov is a tool. So is Pronger, although I don't believe the climate was the reason...

Ha ha, Leaves.

Little Fury said...

That game sounded as awesome as people who don't like the Weakerthans aren't.

-Little "too sleepy to sign in after filling in his 8 letter verification code" Fury

mike w said...

Actually that Bryzgalov bit was funny and he was clearly joking around.

But eys: GODDAMN OILERS.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but that song kicks ass. IF you dont like that song then you dont know music.

Doug

mike w said...

OH I know music.

Witness:

Do DOo Do DOO Dod do do...

Pleasure Motors said...

I'd just like to point out that not only did the Oilers win in regulation, but Horcoff got two points.

Eyeris said...

I hope they don't use up all their regulation win quota this week. That would suck.

Anonymous said...

There is a shade of irony in the song I think, kind of like when I call them the Coilers.

Not being up on the alt rock can con music scene myself I won't comment on the Weakerthans opus, but it is catchy little tune. It's definitely better than all the songs that mention edmonton I can name. I think you also have to give props to a city that has given us some pretty good music ("These Eyes' anyone?) and has the ability to engender such feeling that it spawns such self referential music.

Oh yeah and we've won 2 games in a row in regulation time. Cue parade route planning,

Duke

PS - was that our own Oilogosphere Loxy quoted in today's G&M story on puckbunnies?

nathan said...

Watching the highlights tonight I saw one Mr. Ty Conklin make some amazing saves against Tampa. He's 9-0, 1.70 GAA and .945 SV. Despite helping to ruin the cup run I think I'm actually happy for him for bouncing back.

Kirk said...

I too find myself feeling good for Conks and will be outraged when he gets booted upon the return of Fleury.

- Kirk

P.S. Mike W - You absolutley know music - I love the Do DOo Do song!

mike from ottawa said...

I think all of Oiltopia knows that Pens fans are worshipping a false idol, and it will be their downfall.

Lord Bob said...

This is exactly what happened to us, guys. We were seduced by Conklin's excellent pre-lockout play, said "Conkkanen is going to kick ass!", were proven wrong, and lost the Stanley Cup as a result.

Watch for Conklin to be brilliant this year and spend his last game next year accidentally burying the blade of his stick in Crosby's neck while Shane Doan scores the game-winning goal in the first game of the Stanley Cup finals.

Art Vandelay said...

To me, a long winter, where skating outdoors--almost whenever you want to, practically anywhere--is one of the things that makes Edmonton the brilliant, world-class hockey city it is.
Now THAT is world-class satire, if nothing else.

MikeP said...

"but Horcoff got two points."

So did practically everybody else but Mathieu Garon and Joey Moss.

OilerFan said...

Ummm Doogie the Winnipeg Jets won the 1979 Avco Cup...The "WHA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1978-79" banner is "conspicuously absent" from the rafters of Rexal Place because it never happened. I think its hanging at the MTS Centre.

btw the Jets won three Avco Cups (1976, 1978, 1979) and Loserpeg still has possession of the trophy at the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avco_Cup

Just wanted to clear that up.:) GO OIL!