Monday, March 24, 2008

The Great 2008 Dinktease: Logic dictates...

OKAY...

So the Oilers have only won six of their last 23 games against the Minnesota Wild, and just two of six games this year.

GRANTED...

Dwayne Roloson has kind of sucked against his former team, going 4-9-2 with an .895 save percentage since coming to the Oilers.

YES...

At the other end of the rink, Nicklas Backstrom has walled up the net Cask of Amontillado-style, posting a perfect 8-0 with three shutouts vs. Edmonton.

INDEED...

Holding out hope that the Oil could somehow make the playoffs is folly of the most misguided, soul-crushing variety.

BUT...

The Oilers have scored 16 (!) goals in their last three games and won 11 of the past 14.

AND...

Minnesota sucks.

THEREFORE...

Oilers win. (And, hopefully, so does Calgary.)

51 comments:

David S said...

HOWEVER...

I'd feel alot better with Garon in net tonight.

Chris! said...

Hey, we all want Garon.

But if it's any consolation, Roloson was in net for four of those six victories against the Wild...

David S said...

As far as Garon and logic goes,

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one."

d said...

Let's go Oilers!
Clap clap clap-clap-clap.

Err, I'm scared.

David S said...

So it's Roloson.

Your logic better be irrefutable Chris.

...God I love our fourth line!

Chris! said...

GLENNNNNNNNNCROOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

Can you believe we got this guy for a defenceman we weren't even playing?

Didn't see the goal, as I'm stuck watching Yahoo updates at work, but I'm sure it was AWEING.

MetroGnome said...

*ahem*...

Go...Oilers...go

*off to take a shower*

DMFB said...

Cogs + Penner = 3-0.

Now the question is, do the Wild come back in the second period or the third?

garnet said...

Cogliano! Come now, where are the real Minnesota Wild? This prank has gone far enough.

garnet said...

Well, you know what this means: we're going to overtime.

Chris! said...

uhhhh...

So THAT's what an orgasm feels like!

d said...

Well, crap.

Chris! said...

Oop. 3-1. The comeback begins.

Four goals in the first six minutes. Zany.

gary b said...

i seem to be able to watch the game online here:


http://bitcast-d.bitgravity.com/justintv/static/widgets/jtv_live.r6134.swf?channel=rags2riches

DMFB said...

Rod Phillips is not going to survive this game.

Chris! said...

Hey Gary, thanks for the link! Working pretty well for me.

Is this a reliable source for streamed games, or just a one-time thing?

gary b said...

i think it's a one-time thing. i found the link on here:

http://www.myp2p.eu/NHL.htm

(suddenly not working, but it usually does).
usually they just have those 'sopcast' links, but every once in a while there's an option for us Mac kids.

gary b said...

lose the last part of the link:

http://www.myp2p.eu/

DMFB said...

Is "Hitting MS Hard" really an appropriate metaphor?

Chris! said...

We all want to run multiple sclerosis into the boards from behind and give it a season-ending concussion, but we can't do it without your help, Edmonton!

HJ said...

Here's the source site:

http://www.justin.tv/rags2riches


He's putting games on regularly. I was able to watch Saturday's game in his archives. On a Mac no less. Sopcast be damned.

gary b said...

thank you Justin's TV.

and he keeps it on hockey between periods, too. good work.

DMFB said...

Ray Ferraro with the line of the night: "It's the black thing."

I love that man.

Chris! said...

Brodziak with his 14th. What the hell is going on?

garnet said...

Uh, Roli's not going to blow this for us, is he?

DMFB said...

And the pendulum swings. It's a good thing we're inexplicably capable of scoring eight goals a game.

David S said...

One of you guys have a dog the Oilers can borrow to put in net instead of Roli? Fuuuuuck!

DMFB said...

I hate you Gene Principe.

Chris! said...

Alright, I've got a 45-minute commute to do. The Oilers better still be fucking winning by the time I get home.

DMFB said...

I think they broke the goal horn.

MetroGnome said...

I know Im not supposed to say this, but...

The Oilers look great tonight.

Ugh. Feel so dirty.

gary b said...

mmmmmm... "soft dish"...

Chris! said...

AGAIN with the Cogliano.

Meanwhile, Leopold scores on the PP off a feed from Forsberg to put the Avs up 1-0 on the Falmes.

Come on, Calgary, do your part!

MetroGnome said...

Apparently, the refs are calling every nudge on the Dives tonight.

gary b said...

holy crap, Cogs has 18 GOALS!?!?!?!?

Chris! said...

So what are the odds of every one of The Kids succumbing to the sophomore slump next season. Because if they don't...

uuhhhh

gary b said...

am i the only one who thinks that at least one of Phaneuf's parents was a muppet?

he look like Bert when he gets all scowly.

uni said...

No you're not, but the bloody puke sure can play.

And WTF Calgary, can't buy 2 goals against the Avalanche? I mean the freaking Oilers sans Horcoff still pumped 7 past them...come on now!

Chris! said...

NO kidding. Where's that Jarmoe guy I keep hearing about.

Score some fucking goals, you punks!

DMFB said...

Fuck, every Minnesota goal has come off a shot from the point.

Anyway, how long before Cogs finishes his hat trick? 12 seconds?

DMFB said...

That one was for MS, Gaborik!

garnet said...

2-0 for the Avs. Criminy.

d said...

Thanks for coming out tonight, Calgary.

These last 8 minutes - argh. Need another goal!

uni said...

Christ, Jarome, Huselius, Langkow, Lombardi, Phaneuf, Nolan, and Conroy are just waiting for the last 2 minutes to pump 3 goals in to make it dramatic right?

Anonymous said...

I suppose it wont make your night any more pleasant. But, as a Vancouver fan. Tonight couldnt have went any better.
So thanks :)

Kirsten said...

Congrats boys. I'm not looking forward to seeing the Oilers in person. I can't believe I have already paid good money for tickets.

twain said...

What makes it more pleasant is seeing that Vancouver is still on the radar to drop out of the playoffs, thanks to the Oil win tonight.

So blow me, anonymouse.

Oilmaniac said...

"I suppose it wont make your night any more pleasant. But, as a Vancouver fan. Tonight couldnt have went any better.
So thanks :)"

Come back in a week and a half bitch, and we'll see how you're feeling.

mike w said...

Seriously, do Canucks fans actually spend time on Canucks blogs anymore?

And in other news, gOILErrzzzzzz.

garnet said...

Oilers have now won more than half of their games played, which is the grownups' standard for being above .500 (disregarding OT-loss points). When was the last time we occupied this heady altitude, you ask? After game 3 of the season.

Eyeris said...

I'm beginning to think the Flames did that to piss us off. Thanks, jerks.