LEIDER GEIL

Wanye
March 21 2012 12:40PM

We missed the Oilers game last night. Not because we had some pressing prior engagement or something more important to do but because something else best described as "moderately fun" came up and we picked that over watching a meaningless game at the end of the season against a superior opponent who never loses at home.

At times like these we can turn only to German Techno for guidance.

OILERS REMAINING GAMES

If the Oilers could maybe just let everyone know if they plan on showing up on a given night for the remainder of the season that would be fantastic. Because we love nothing more than a good Edmonton Oilers ice hockey match where they are trying hard, whirling around in tightly laced skates and gripping their sticks equally tightly as they body check the opponents.

What we cannot STAND - and what we have seen all too often in the annual "the season hasn't mattered in months let us play out the string and collect millions in the process" is mailing it in. When the Oil mail it in we wish we were doing anything BUT watching an Oilers game.

LEIDER GEIL

This hot jam Leider Geil by Deichkind was listed for 4 weeks in both the Austria Singles Top 75 and in the Germany Singles Top 100 in 2011.  Literally translated to mean "unfortunately cool" it shows all of the funny crap we entertain ourselves with to pass the time before that Mayan meteor smushes us all. And though completely meaningless we find it awesome.

Remind you of anything? Leider Geil speaks to us as an Oilers fan. When the Oil kick the hell out of the Preds on the road, Dubnyk makes 41 saves and Hemsky gets a hat trick "unfortunately cool" is pretty much the best description we can think of.

On the one hand it is great. Hey a win right? Hemsky gets a hat trick? That's great news. It should play well into next season if he can finish strong down the stretch. That big bastard in the net kicked out a boatload of shots and looked solid in the process? Outstanding. Goaltending is going to be one of the largest holes needing dithering fixing this summer. 

Yep, looking at this game through the rose coloured glasses that were forcibly glued to our head in the summer of 2006 by the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club this is a good win.

EXCEPT IT ISN'T

  

What is that like the 7th or 8th hatty that Hemsky has had in his career? Oh wait - it's his first? Didn't the Nuge do it 3 games into his career? Right. But we must get some solace from the fact that Dubnyk is turning into the goalie we desperately need him to be in the coming years from this. We don't? He still looks shakier than Lindsay Lohan on a Sunday morning on all too many nights?

Well then at least beating a team that has been on FIRE at home of late must move the Oilers up the standings. Oh wait, winning every remaining game and convincing the NHL to award the team 3 points per win couldn't even make a dent in the 30 or so teams above the Oilers in the league.

Great.

So this win means absolutely nothing then. So it's just basically a bunch of elements of the Oilers magically combining for one night only to recede to the darkest shadows in Rexall Place. How unfortunate. 

In less than a month we would give anything to watch the Oilers play anyone regardless of the outcome. But that is the tragedy of these last years when you really look at it. We want games like last night stacked up to the sky. When the Oilers upset a red hot team at home with an unlikely win on the road it needs to mean something.

Otherwise it is just a bunch of meaningless, mindless entertainment. And that isn't going to stand next year.

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#51 David S
March 21 2012, 06:58PM
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It's a god damn nerd-a-palooza in here tonight!!!

*Wipes brow. Turns back to MW3 marathon. Cracks a Red Bull and slams a bag of Doritos for supper.*

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#52 Colin
March 21 2012, 08:12PM
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David S wrote:

It's a god damn nerd-a-palooza in here tonight!!!

*Wipes brow. Turns back to MW3 marathon. Cracks a Red Bull and slams a bag of Doritos for supper.*

I know, I think I'm going to go play some mass effect 3 instead.

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#53 Wax Man Riley
March 22 2012, 12:21AM
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@PinePointLink

Robin Brownlee wrote:

LEIDER GEIL? WTF? Who made up these words? What language is this? FFS, Wanye, stop trying to sound smart and speak friggin' English or shut it. What's next, Latin? Ooooh Carpe Diem. Watch me prance at the front of the Easter parade with my smarty pants on. Nerd.

Sloppy Joe wrote:

Didn't you have an article not too long ago about schadendreude? BTW - My favourite thing about schadenfreude (and about Germans) is that Germans actually came up with a specific word to capture the idea. Also BTW - you gave an English definition of the term in your previous article. My translation of the term into English is the Simpsons character, Nelson, doing his high-pitched heh-heh laugh.

Robin Brownlee wrote:

No. No, I didn't. That was, er, Gregor.

Hahaaa....PinePointLink, are you getting this? Hahahahaaaa .... comedy genius here! Is this thing on? ... Is this thing on?

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#54 Tayranchula
March 22 2012, 01:56AM
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This is off topic but did the Oilers honestly dock pay from Eager for breaking a camera in the box in Vancouver? Now the NHLPA is filing a greveince with the Oilers for it. Wow!! no wonder players like Souray and others have wanted out of the city. Oil cant spare money for a broken camera let alone let Eager and the league etc. know about docking him pay. I dont care what anyone says but Eager will be a big part to this team. In my opinion he is one of the most effective 4th liners when he is on his game. I wouldnt be surprised if he gets traded and it comes out that he requested it cause the Oil cant seem to figure out how to treat players.

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#55 Romulus' Apotheosis
March 22 2012, 08:10AM
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Tayranchula wrote:

This is off topic but did the Oilers honestly dock pay from Eager for breaking a camera in the box in Vancouver? Now the NHLPA is filing a greveince with the Oilers for it. Wow!! no wonder players like Souray and others have wanted out of the city. Oil cant spare money for a broken camera let alone let Eager and the league etc. know about docking him pay. I dont care what anyone says but Eager will be a big part to this team. In my opinion he is one of the most effective 4th liners when he is on his game. I wouldnt be surprised if he gets traded and it comes out that he requested it cause the Oil cant seem to figure out how to treat players.

I didn't even know this happened. Is there video? I'd like to watch the camera's final seconds. that would be leider geil!

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#56 Sloppy Joe
March 22 2012, 08:47AM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

No. No, I didn't. That was, er, Gregor.

My bad.

(hangs head in shame)

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#58 thebiggestmanintheworld
March 22 2012, 11:43AM
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woozle wuzzle

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#59 druds
March 22 2012, 01:01PM
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Leider Geil....says it all oh lord of Hockey blogs

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