Monday, February 25, 2008

We play these guys three more times? Awesome.

Well, I was certainly mildly heartened my our comeback win over Colorado last night, even if it was, as most of our wins, due mostly to some stellar play by Garon: lead mostly by the kids, it showed we have some spark, and even if the playoffs are a distant dream, it's indicative that we perhaps have enough to avoid handing Anaheim a lottery pick.

Before we could really enjoy any of that, naturally, Ethan Moreau went down again, meaning we're basically losing Ales Hemsky away from being a surprisingly competitive AHL team. Then, to make matters even more awesome, the Avs went out and signed Peter Forsberg (glove tap to Mirtle for the link).

I know Foppa isn't what we used to be, but one assumes he wouldn't be coming back unless he thought he was at least somewhat game ready (and wasn't it our own Geoff Sanderson who called the guy an excessive perfectionist, one who wasn't willing to return unless he was 100%?) Even with a half-as-good-as-normal Forsberg leaves Colorado's current centre depth chart as burgeoning superstar Paul Stastny, possibly dinged Peter Forsberg, declining superstar Joe Sakic and inexplicable Oiler-killer Tyler Arnason. And we have three of 19 remaining games to play against them. Oh, and he might come back for them next season, too. Yee. Ha.

In other news, did anyone catch the Tournament of Hearts?



14 comments:

Lord Bob said...

There aren't even words to describe how worried I'm not about Peter Forsberg.

An oft-injured, rapidly aging porcelean doll who's devestatingly out of game shape and wasn't that good during those brief intervals late last year when he was healthy? I'd take Moreau over him any day in a fight at the hospital.

Scarlett said...

Yup, Forsberg isn't a game-breaker these days.

And rock on to Manitoba for winning the Scott!!!

sacamano said...

What the hell was Kleibrink doing trying to call line on her own shot. Brutal.

Andy Grabia said...

DMFB, eh?

Donald Dunlop said...

Where's the love for "some guy"? Come on ... Curtis has turned your 4th line into a line playing like their in the top six. Beat all the other Oiler bloggers to the punch with a nice profile or rah rah bit about him eh?

Go Curtis! Go Oil!

DMFB said...

DMFB, eh?

Oh, yeah. We started blogging over at work, and we wanted "accountability" or something, so I had to switch it up.

Speaking of which, you should all read this blog, or just check out the widget at Vue Weekly. SHILLING!!!

What the hell was Kleibrink doing trying to call line on her own shot. Brutal.

I know; if she let it go, they probably would have got the extra inch they needed to push that one out. Oh well, the Manitoba curlers are pretty cute, so I can't I'm sad that I'll probably get to see them in a few more nationally televised tournaments.

Lord Bob said...

Now, to start thinking of nasty phrases 'DMFB' might stand for and post them all over this 'respectable' work blog.

Chris! said...

"What the hell was Kleibrink doing trying to call line on her own shot. Brutal."

I'm sure that whatever the hell you're talking about is a total outrage.

Anonymous said...

You are an idiot, but your video is pretty sweet :) It made me forget my hate towards the Oil for a few moments... But now ITS BACK!!!!!

Kirk said...

It deeply saddens me that Matt Cooke will not have 6 to 8 games to try to end Hemsky's career next year.

That said, I still hate Vancouver.

Anonymous said...

I, for one, sure hate them a lot less now.

Anonymous said...

At least they didnt trade Schremp. I was preparing myself to boycott the Oilers until Lowe and MacTavish were both long gone, had that rumour gone down.

PS: And props to Chris. His cat really knows how to rock!

David S. said...

Yeah. Because he so completely kicked ass when he was up here.

Pisani! Man, that guy makes me a believer.

LittleFury said...

A Matt Cookeless Canucks are slightly harder to hate and a retro '94 Avs are dangerous. Both of these clubs can pass Calgary, so let's hope the miserable crap sack of a hockey club we call the Oilers can do both these teams a solid and lose all remaining games to put Calgary back into 8th or (dare we dream?) out of the playoffs entirely. Added bonus for helping the Oilers to last place in the conference, which might just be enough for a shakeup at the top.