Monday, January 7, 2008

Torres out for the season

Previously, this post featured a (rather handsome) picture of Raffi Torres taken by local photographer Curtis Comeau. Unfortunately, no one here at Covered in Oil received Mr. Comeau's permission to use this picture, a careless oversight for which we wholeheartedly apologize. We also want to make clear to all of our readers that Mr. Comeau in no way endorses or is in any way affiliated with this post or any other content on Covered in Oil.

All of us here at Covered in Oil apologize for any confusion our inappropriate usage of Mr. Comeau's image may have caused, and extend Mr. Comeau our best wishes in all his future endeavours.


From the Associated Press:

Edmonton Oilers left-winger Raffi Torres will have surgery to repair a torn knee ligament and will miss the rest of the season.

The team said Monday that Torres will have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He hasn't played since hurting the knee in a game against Detroit on Dec. 13.

I think I speak for everyone when I say good riddance. After all, isn't it about time the Oilers' tried-and-true NHLers stopped hogging all the ice time and gave the club the rare opportunity to play some of its kids? I mean, hey, we all know that Torres is a wild-eyed wrecking ball who knows his own zone like the back of his favourite Matrix-style leather duster and all, but wouldn't you much rather be watching Liam Reddox learn the ropes while tossing up ES points against like so many fistfuls of fiery-red New Year's confetti? Yeah, me too.

Now if only Lowe would get on trading Horcoff, Stoll and Reasoner to make room for Schremp, Almtorp and a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos with skates taped to the bottom. That, my friends, would be a team worth watching.

Fucking SIGH.

20 comments:

Darien said...

K Lowe: Well, cool ranch IS my favourite flavour of doritos...

Doogie said...

a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos with skates taped to the bottom

We could put a #5 sweater on him and no one'd know the difference.

Chris! said...

"We could put a #5 sweater on him and no one'd know the difference."

I believe McKeen's said the same thing about the bag of Doritos in the prospects section of their pool guide this year.

If only MacT read McKeen's.

Black Dog said...

Did someone say Doritos?

mike w said...

Um gentlemen: OIILLERSSZZ

It's a scoring chance buffet.

nathan said...

This NYI games is the best I've seen the Oil this season. And Yikes: "Ty Conklin has posted a record of 7-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average, .939 save percentage and two shutouts in eight appearances for Pittsburgh this season."

nathan said...

Despite the score DiPietro has been making some sweet saves.

nathan said...

lol, and Mike Comrie still gets a hearty round of boos!

mike w said...

Then they played Hilary Duff when he was in the box. Damn insouciant, if you ask me!

Don't the Comries have season tickets?

Jen said...

Haha I was hoping someone would notice and appreciate the song they played for Comrie. I thought that was pure genius.

Eyeris said...

Regulation win! Oh god, how long do we have to wait till the next one rolls along?

Funniest was when Gene Principe tried to make some kind of Comrie-Duff-The Brick connection and it totally fell apart halfway through.

Chris O said...

Comrie snubbed all media after the game. Isn't that something you can get fined for?

mc79hockey said...

That's funny about Comrie snubbing the media, given the round of "I'm so mature...I don't understand these uncouth Edmontonians who can't operate any utensil more complicated than a spork" stories that appeared in the paper yesterday. I didn't know that that was Ms. Duff, but given that it didn't sound like hockey music, I figured as much.

To a certain extent, I'm actually not impressed. When the music guys decide to start fucking with Pronger, I'll be impressed. Comrie's like kicking a puppy. There's so much out there too. I thought for last year's return, they should have played Fuck Wit Dre Day. How could you go wrong with "Gap teeth in your mouth so my dicks gots to fit"?

Anonymous said...

You are kidding right, Horcoff comes to play every single night, if the rest of the older crowd had half his heart they might have a team. As far as the bag of Doritas I thought you liked the extra spicy kind and your brother the cool ranch!! Anyway, I still think they need change at the top McT has long outlived the Mr. Nice guy role and should be gone ASAP. Cheers

penaltyshots.ca said...

I for one would vote for cool ranch Doritos to be in the all-star game.

Lord Bob said...

Comrie snubbed all media after the game. Isn't that something you can get fined for?

Since it's like Communism here, presumably he will be sent to a re-education camp in a cold, deserted nowhereville where he will be exposed to nothing but the media constantly harping on about how great his employer is.

Of course, last time that happened, he was traded to Philadelphia.

Paul said...

Since Comrie's the topic, does anyone else really wish Lowe hadn't demanded the $3 million from him upon the trade to Anaheim? Corey Perry would look mighty nice right now.

Then again, perhaps the Pronger deal isn't done without Woywitka (I don't think the Oilers had a comparable defensive prospect at the time), which means the 2006 playoffs don't happen, but neither does the 2006 offseason.

Steve said...

You are kidding right, Horcoff comes to play every single night,

I'm pretty sure he was.

Pleasure Motors said...

You are kidding right, Horcoff comes to play every single night,

I'm pretty sure he was.


I'm pretty sure both of you are underestimating just what Cool Ranch Doritos brings to the table.

DP27 said...

Thats a great pic, they have it over at oilersnation too. Does anyone know where it's from?