GDB 42: The battle rages on

Wanye
January 13 2009 03:38PM

Look at this picture that we were sent by a reader of the Nation. It's so sweet that merely looking at it gave us a case of Type-II diabetes. Apparently it’s a baby yoga class chock-a-block with Oilers fans of the future just waiting to learn to read and write so they can come on here and yell at Robin Brownlee. But don’t let those babies fool you –- they will gouge out your eyes given half a chance.

There are things you know in life, Nation, and there are things that you don’t know. We all know where the Oil are in the standings right now, the 1,305,349 things that are wrong with the team and the 2,406,540 things that could be done to fix them. We'll spare you reading another paragraph about any of these matters going into the game tonight.

Instead we give you an option.

You can read about the Capitals here or you can read a list of 10 interesting facts that we guarantee you didn’t already know. You choose, Nation –- it’s your life.

10 important facts you didn’t already know

  1. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
  2. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  3. It is estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.
  4. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents every day somewhere in the world.
  5. John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.
  6. About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.
  7. The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  8. If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  9. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  10. Every year, four people in the UK die putting their trousers on.

You're welcome society.

The Oil will be joined by 150 Canadian Soldiers who are being honored at the Verizon Centre, along with Corporal Mark Fuchko, Master Corporal Colin A. Johnston and Corporal James Ryan Douglas who flew with the Oilers to Washington. That’s 15 kinds of classy Oil. Well done.

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#1 Ender the Dragon
January 13 2009, 03:49PM
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I think that 'drop of liquor' thing is what's happening to JS & BM, just on a slightly slower scale. :)

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#2 BUCK75
January 13 2009, 03:54PM
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The team continually does class acts off the ice, only a fool would argue that. Good Job (y)!!!

I would love to see the Winkler boys (Penner & Fehr) go toe to toe.

Caps are 7-3 in last 10 games. They are a talented & grinding team, doesn't look good on paper for us.

Prediction 5-2 Caps

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#3 BUCK75
January 13 2009, 03:58PM
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14 wins, 5 losses for Washington since the start of December not to rain on any parades.

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#4 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 04:26PM
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Jokes on you Gretz, I already knew number 9! EAT IT!

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#5 Jason Gregor
January 13 2009, 04:27PM
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Wanye,

You own a ferret...If it is a female, please tell me you have DIAL-A-FERRET on speed dial and don't take matters into your own hands.

Oilers are 1-10-1 in their last 12 visits to Washington. Horcoff will be game time decision, due to flu, so this could get ugly tonight.

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#6 King Mob
January 13 2009, 04:29PM
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heh. tittle.

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#7 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 04:55PM
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Ender the Dragon wrote:

I think that ‘drop of liquor’ thing is what’s happening to JS & BM, just on a slightly slower scale.

You're close, but when we get the blood angried up by the drink I want to kill jeanshorts and not myself.

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#8 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 04:58PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

You’re close, but when we get the blood angried up by the drink I want to kill jeanshorts and not myself.

I can't even count the number of shirtless knife fights that have broken out in the JSBM (friend place) . - WG

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#9 max fisher
January 13 2009, 04:59PM
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i just bought a $40 t-shirt off this site.......it better come with a coupon for an (nice hug - edited by Wanye) on 118 ave.

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#10 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 05:03PM
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@ max fisher:

Even better. It comes with a lock of Jonathan Willis hair. His hair has been known to cure colds if mixed into a hot drink.

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#11 Chris
January 13 2009, 05:09PM
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Cute picture. I just hope some of them live long enough to see the Stanley cup return to Edmonton.

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#12 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 05:11PM
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Good work boys. Let them skate circles around you until they tire themselves out. Then it's time to strike!

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#13 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 05:12PM
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Liam Reddox is an offensive juggernaut. 15 year deal!

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#14 Jason Gregor
January 13 2009, 05:16PM
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Does Gilbert realize that Washington is wearing Red tonight....Those were two of the worst giveaways I've seen in awhile...

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#15 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 05:16PM
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This team needs more Dave Manson.

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#16 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 05:16PM
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@ Jason Gregor:

Gregor, come on. Ovechkin already has about 4 shots tonight, that has to be part of the game plan right?

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#17 socaldave
January 13 2009, 05:17PM
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whoa, it's been a while since I've listened to CHED... GO BOBBY GO!

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#18 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 05:18PM
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Look at that shot count! Unreal. 7 players = Ovechkin's shot total.

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#19 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 05:19PM
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Sportsnet sucks. I like the crisp clear high def of TSN. oh well.

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#20 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 05:19PM
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I love Oilers something

*drool*

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#21 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 05:20PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

Buy me my Jason Bonsignore jersey already.

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#22 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 05:20PM
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I want to order one of those shirts on Thrusday Wanye. Are there lots left?

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#23 Jack Bauer
January 13 2009, 05:20PM
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"The Oil will be joined by 150 Canadian Soldiers who are being honored at the Verizon Centre, along with Corporal Mark Fuchko, Master Corporal Colin A. Johnston and Corporal James Ryan Douglas who flew with the Oilers to Washington. That’s 15 kinds of classy Oil. Well done."

I wonder if Macrappish will bag skate them because he feels they arent battling hard enough, or entering the tough areas.

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#24 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 05:22PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Sportsnet sucks. I like the crisp clear high def of TSN. oh well.

Holy crap Count von Dakin - leave the castle much? I am watching the game through someone's front house windows whilst perched on the hood of the NationVan.

Are your diamond shoes too tight?

"I lik the crisp clear high def of TSN."

Indeed

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#25 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 05:23PM
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More giveaways!!! Whooo!!!!

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#26 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 05:24PM
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@ Travis Dakin:

There are some of each size left. We are going to bring the rest of the batch to the Nation party and try and sell the rest there. Then we can order some more.

So the answer I realize you are looking for is simply "Yes"

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#27 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 05:24PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

I want to be able to see that blood vesel pop on MacT's forehead clearly! Is that too much to ask?

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#28 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 05:26PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

@ Travis Dakin: There are some of each size left. We are going to bring the rest of the batch to the Nation party and try and sell the rest there. Then we can order some more. So the answer I realize you are looking for is simply “Yes”

I'm going to order a large REVOLUTION. Gotta wait till Thursday so save one for me. And seal that with a kiss!

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#29 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 05:26PM
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LOOK AT THAT PENALTY KILL!

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#30 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 05:27PM
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On the way home from NationHQ I was listening to CHED and they were talking about the military in attendance tonight. They then went on to talk about how the terms "war" and "battle" are all too often used to describe sporting events when it really has no element of battle at all. I felt bad for the soldiers then I remembered the title of my post.

Now I feel really bad for the soldiers. That's decent of the Oil to bring them in for the night. I'll always give the community involvement part of the franchise top marks.

Word up troops

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#31 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 05:29PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

I’m going to order a large REVOLUTION. Gotta wait till Thursday so save one for me. And seal that with a kiss!

Awesome dude! Thanks for supporting the cause.

I wrote our boy Max Fisher there a note and included it in his package. I'll include a small box of JSBM toenails. Try and guess which nails are baggedmilk's!

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#32 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 05:30PM
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There they be, thine mighty Canadian soldiers. Here here.

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#33 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 05:31PM
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Straight up broadcast team. Good on you troops.

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#34 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 05:31PM
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@ Travis Dakin:

I'll give you a hint... they're the ones that smell like bleriod pood.

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#35 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 05:32PM
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What an odd camera angle. Oh. There we go.

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#36 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 05:33PM
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baggedmilk wrote:

@ Travis Dakin: I’ll give you a hint… they’re the ones that smell like bleriod pood.

That passes the Wanye censor.

TRANSACTION APPROVED

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#37 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 05:33PM
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Strangely intruiging...

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#38 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 05:33PM
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Did MacIntyre just score? Hells ya!!!!!!

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#39 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 05:33PM
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YEAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SMAC!!!!!!! ATTA BOY!!!!! I'm CRYING SO HARD RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!

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#40 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 05:33PM
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OH SNAP PUFFY!

Atta boy SmacDaddy

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#41 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 05:34PM
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Put that man on the point on the powerplay!

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#42 Sing A Song For SingSing
January 13 2009, 05:34PM
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LOL.

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#43 Travis Dakin
January 13 2009, 05:34PM
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GET HIM THAT PUCK

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#44 Colin
January 13 2009, 05:34PM
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goal?? wtf, aren't we going to lose??

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#45 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 05:35PM
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*After recent offensive outbursts by Oiler forward Steve MacIntyre, Craig MacTavish has decided to use the big man as a power play quaterback.*

*Sheldon Souray could not be reached for comment after the recent demotion.*

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#46 baggedmilk
January 13 2009, 05:36PM
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WOOO ERIK COLE!

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#47 jeanshorts
January 13 2009, 05:36PM
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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it rumbling!

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#48 freeze
January 13 2009, 05:36PM
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can't say I expected Big Smack to score the opener!! Many good tidings to his family!

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#49 Colin
January 13 2009, 05:36PM
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Holy Expletive!

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#50 Wanye Gretz
January 13 2009, 05:36PM
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DEAR BABY JESUS!!!!!!!!!!

IT'S HAPPENING

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