Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm staying until someone drags me out!

Huh? What? Isn't this blog dead or something? Who knows what the future holds! For now, let's just revel in the Oilers' acquisition of Jesse Boulerice, the latest AHL thug to be claimed by the Oilers this season.

With The Safe Word now on IR, Boulerice will be called upon to assume face-smashing duties until a suitable replacement can be found. He looks up to the challenge.

In the meantime, please enjoy this video of Boulerice making Ryan Kesler get sad and fall down.



Black Dog said...

Wow this guy is a huge thug.


Good to see you carrying on, Chris! Except now I have to change my RIP CinO post I'm working on.


Chris! said...

Well, still not sure what's happening on here, so feel free to declare it dead. it certainly is a little more lonely in here now, at least. I'm like a blog widower.

Earl Sleek said...

I am Covered in Impressed.

Never surrender!

jdrevenge said...

On the flipside..... lol

Here's Boulerice getting one punched by none other than aaron downey...


Slipper said...

You're here, there's nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Black Dog said...

If I declare you dead and you rise that will make you like Jesus.

Blogging Jesus.

Vic Ferrari said...

Although I can't imagine why you would give a toss about my opinion, I feel compelled to offer it.

You're cool as Christ. I hope you keep talking at us for a long while.

Also, I think that everyone responding here in the future should be thoughtful in how they arrange their words. Because
"Chris!, good post."
doesn't have half the emotional charge of
"Good post, Chris!"

Chris! said...

Pat, Vic et al., thanks for the kind words and Celine Dion lyrics!

Vic Ferrari said...

You should think about having a running PhotoShop contest to decide who gets to be your 'Covered In Oil' intern for three month stints.

Lord Bob said...

The good news is that Covered in Chris! has a much better ring to it than, say, Covered in Pleasure Motors!

Lowetide said...

Chris!, good post!

Vic Ferrari said...

Back to point, who in the Oilers organization has fallen in love with the idea of a pure goon?

It seems just different from MacTavish's usual style. And Boulerice tries to murder a Canuck under Tambellini's watch (see video clip above), and now he acquires said goon as his second official acquisition? (First being MacIntyre I think, no?)

I guess the good news for Pouliot, Brodziak, and which ever kid had the worst game recently ... their roster spots are safe. They should buy tickets for friends and relatives without worry, because one of the extra roster spots is being taken by a goon who can't play, another is being taken by a #3 goalie, and there are one or two defencemen walking around with black spots on their brains right now.

Slipper said...

That clearly isn't an acceptable hockey play with the score being 7-2.

That's the issue, right?

Garnet said...

Ugh, the Flyers broadcast team ... "he got him pretty good."

Black Dog said...

The only thing I can think of other then a seachange (?) Lowe and MacT based on the injuries over the past two years is that Tambellini came over and said - 'hey guys, know what? we (the Canucks) set our gameplan up to run you guys out of the rink because we had no fear of retribution and we're not the only ones - so we're going to fix that right now'

otherwise I don't see it - its weird

Chris! said...

This is definitely a new strategy that is accustomed to employing thugs and hard-checkers who can also play hockey (Big Georges, The Safe Word, even Raffi Torres and Jason Smith). But these are also not the type of player who tends to get sent through waivers very often, so I figure that Tambellini has seen a hole in the roster and has found a way to plug is cheaply and effectively.

Dudes like MacIntyre and Boulerice are pure rentals destined to return to the wire unless they give the Oilers a reason to keep them around.

Doogie2K said...

My problem is, how is this a hole? What need does Boulerice realistically fill? "Dude who sits on the end of the bench for 57 minutes, and likely won't see anything good happen for the three minutes he's out there, but may occasionally fight some other worthless thug?"

Maybe I'm softening, but I'd rather have a real hockey player in the lineup, thanks.

Nathan Fairbairn said...

When the Oil lost Gorgeous, they decided to do without the dedicated tough guy and adopt a "team toughness" mentality, which might have been a good idea if, y'know, they were a tough team. They obviously weren't, and what followed was two seasons of me shouting at the TV as the Oil were repeatedly pushed down and felt up by every other team in the league. Since Laraque left, they've posted back-to-back club records for man-games lost to injury. Hence the acquisition of Macintyre, who got his orbital socket smashed in that fight with Godard. This Boulerice dude looks like a poor replacement for Macintyre, but at least he's gotta be tougher than Stortini, right?

Nathan Fairbairn said...

Here's a good article on why they picked up Macintyre in the first place:


loudog said...

Good on you Chris! for continuing, in true Oiler fan fashon - when things get tough you hang in there. This is one very happy blog reader.

Here's hoping CinO continues with its smart tongue in-cheek style and overall funny shit.

Keep it up and rock on brother!

Chris! said...

I really enjoy being told to rock on. Thanks loudog!

Nathan Fairbairn said...

Just came across this fight clip in which Boulerice gets his ass handed to him. Very funny. Get better soon Macintyre!