FGD: Suck It

Justin Azevedo
November 16 2013 03:30PM

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Via halifaxdrunk

Originally, this was going to be a sob piece.

Man, was it ever going to be beautiful. Our cities' respective teams are both, in a word, repugnant. Flawed management persists, coaches play favourites, people still buy tickets and no one wins. There's so many reasons why fans of these two teams are alike.

But then I thought that wallowing in sadness wasn't really in the spirit of the Battle of Alberta.

So then I thought I would write about the juxtaposition of the Oilers (who have gone more than two decades without a cup, who have inept upper management leaders that refuse to abdicate their power to people who in no way could do a worse job running the team, who have endured a streak of more than half a decade without the playoffs and who have fans thinking there is no future) against the Flames, (who have gone more than two decades without a cup, who have inept upper management leaders that refuse to abdicate their power to people who in no way could do a worse job running the team than they have, who have endured a streak of more than half a decade without the playoffs and who have fans thinking there is no future) because the two teams are obviously so different. But that was a garbage idea too.

So, let's be honest here - in terms of the hockey game out there tonight, there's not really much to care about because both of these teams suck for so many reasons. Thus, that concludes your game preview.

 

Haha, man, you really did think that was the end, didn't you? Wouldn't be surprised. You are from Edmonton. Hell, I'm surprised you've even made it this far without slumping over and drooling on your keyboard.

 

I came to the conclusion that what I really should be writing about is how f***ing bad Edmonton is.

  • Every single one of your sports teams is garbage. They've all fallen, and they can't get up.
  • Seriously, what the f*ck is "#GOilers"? Goilers sounds like a mutated version of herpes.
  • H and E are really all that's left and E bleeds shot attempts. How awesome is that contract going to look in like, oh, 8 months ago?

Clean Hit

  • What in the blue f*ck is this stupid "squeeee" bullsh*t? "I'm going to make the most annoying noise possible when my favourite overrated player does anything remotely positive because LOL!" Good thing Eberle doesn't do much good often. 

GAZE UPON YOUR GOD, WHO HAS FORSAKEN YOU

  • God Edmonton media is just the worst, too. "Let's run every talented player who doesn't speak english out of town! GRIT! TOUGHNESS! GAZDICCCCCCCCCCCCCCC"

"Oh Yeah He Totally Won That One"

  • I had to drive through Edmonton on my way to Bonnyville this summer. Even passing through the city was terrible. The roads look like the pockmarked face of a 70 year old pack-a-day smoker. Even the "engineering wonder" that is the Anthony Henday is terrible in comparison to Calgary's ring road. Ours is going to be done when yours is even though it's longer (25 kms) and it started like a decade later.
  • I guess living within explosion distance of refineries makes up for the 2 cent difference in gas.
  • Does anyone really even give a sh*t about West Edmonton Mall anymore? All it is is monolithic, ugly and out-of-date.
  • Haha the downtown arena man that's a horrible idea huge waste of money
  • Oh that's still going forward okay then lol
  • Also looks like sperm

This was actually on the city's website. Seriously.

  • Can a city really be called a city of champions if no one ever wins anything?
  • Why are there hundreds of jacked up trucks that are always sparkling clean?
  • 2011's Homicide Capital of Canada!

Edmonton Sun, Jan. 1, 2012

  • Capital Ex (or Klondike days or whatever it's called) is basically the ginger who writes "butts" as an answer on his test compared to the A+ student that is the Calgary Stampede.
  • http://walkingdeadmonton.tumblr.com
  • We even hate Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal better than you do!

In summary,

Love, Justin

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Justin is a 23-year-old Flames fan who also happens to be pursuing a double major at the University of Calgary. He has played hockey at high levels, enjoys wearing shorts and tends to drink far too much Grasshopper. Please don't hate him.
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#251 JonnyT
November 16 2013, 10:50PM
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@Sammy

..Sammy. Be honest with yourself. You won 1 game. 1. Due two incredibly lucky goals. Calm down. The oilers are still a very very below average hockey club. We outshot and outchanced you guys. On top of that, we went to the dirty areas to score unlike you guys. We're also in year 1 of rebuilding. Unlike you guys. I'd say I like my team better and evidently our flamers and I will not "suck it".

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#252 Jeff In Lethbridge
November 16 2013, 10:55PM
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Stack Pad Save wrote:

fLames suck and I hope they stock pile for this weak draft and end up in an eternal rebuild of hell ... oh wait dont worry Brian Burke and Feaster will trade their first overall draft pick for Joffrey Lupul at the deadline.

"Flames suck" dam that was a zinger... did you think that up all by yourself? hahahaha

you hope we have as much pain as you've had??? I wouldnt wish that on my worste enemy.

hehehehe

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#253 admiralmark
November 16 2013, 11:01PM
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Thanks to Oilersnation twitter tonight and the suggestion we should play Benny Hills theme music to watch the game to make it more enjoyable.

http://youtu.be/JcNhDstL4-k

4 unanswered goals was the result...

LOL

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#254 Darrell
November 17 2013, 06:29AM
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lionlager wrote:

Well, looks like you can't lose them all Oilers. The win feels weird I bet, but don't worry. You won't have to get used to it. Another season already written off. More top draft picks to collect and systematically break their spirits. Godspeed.

Beat your asses and played one period of hockey ! Thank God as that was speed :). As for the rest of you Flames fans - eat sh!t - sqeee-haw y'all ....

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#255 andy
November 17 2013, 08:33AM
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wooow a troll piece. real original

first daily dsf, and now this

im done with this site

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#256 Dangilitis
November 17 2013, 11:07AM
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travis wrote:

It's non-sense because you wrote a goddamn essay to try and overcompensate your personal insecurities. I'm an Oilers fan you retard. I'm just telling you to not get too proud because we've been worse longer than them, and I have 0 confidence it'll get better anytime soon. As an observant hockey fan, the flames management for many years were living in an illusion predicated on Darryl Sutter's terrible signings and philosophy. Feaster finally had some cap room and flexibility to put his own stamp on this team, and I'd say he's done a better job than our idiotic general managers. The moves Feaster made this offseason were actually pretty solid. He signed effective role players for cheap, retained useful veterans,has a plan of a team identity moving forward, and now has tons of cap space to work with. He also has us as an example of not to run a rebuild.

As mind boggling as they are at times (Jankowski??) I can guarantee you, when the time comes to draft a defenceman or a forward,they'll go for need and realize the importance of a strong blueline, and versatility/size down the middle. Our inept management clearly does not know how to build a team. Unfortunately, I am still an Oilers fan through and through, sigh. I'm hoping when our young guns reach their prime, we'll be a good team once again, but that will mainly be due their talent. Not a solid team game.

I also go to University of Toronto, which is better than the U of A and U of C combined. What is your point? What do universities have to do with anything?

Hey Travis if you are so damn clever how come you call yourself a proud edmontonian and then talk about the city being a dive. An oxymoron, kind of like Travis and clever being used in the same sentence. Wow talk about personal insecurity. What are you studying at u of t, douchebagggery? I brought up universities because young justin is studying at u of c. It's called a joke, kind of like his entire blog. If you can't understand the trash talk why don't you tuck that male organ back between your legs and get back to your studies at U of t (which for the record in my graduating year from the md program was outperformed by u of a, not even "u of a and u of c combined"). Get over yourself man. If you are a proud self loathing edmontonian then edmonton really is a laughing stock....

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#257 DW
November 16 2013, 06:49PM
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This is my first time commenting. I have never been motivated enough to do so. Even with my team as dismal as they are. This alleged human is a giant a__hole. What a DB any reason why you let him post this here?

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#258 Bean-counting cowboy
November 16 2013, 07:27PM
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@Hauk15

"Comments are moderated. Pretend your mom is reading over your shoulder". go post that vitriol somewhere else.

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#259 please cancel acct
November 16 2013, 07:30PM
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Hauk15 wrote:

What a $hitty article, douchebag troll

Is that you Wanye

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#260 The Last Big Bear
November 16 2013, 07:41PM
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Should have just left it at "Suck It".

That's a great start for a preview of a game against the Oilers.

Unfortunately it was mostly downhill after that.

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#261 Hockey fan
November 16 2013, 07:47PM
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On actual hockey related material and not this waste of space blog, it's crazy the swagger and aggresive style of hockey the Buffalo Sabres have played since the change in coaching. Hmmmmmm!!!

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#262 ReJ
November 16 2013, 07:52PM
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I hate cowboys

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#263 Jeff In Lethbridge
November 16 2013, 08:10PM
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i heard heather luscano (singer) had an affair wih conroys wife and thats why Dion was traded... or something like that

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#264 RKD
November 16 2013, 08:42PM
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Jeff In Lethbridge wrote:

i heard heather luscano (singer) had an affair wih conroys wife and thats why Dion was traded... or something like that

No, I heard the rumour was Dion was sleeping with Reg's wife and that's why Sutter traded him. The same guy told me Dion was wearing a ton of makeup during the presser because Iggy came into the dressing room and gave Dion a black eye. Not sure I buy it.

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#265 beloch
November 16 2013, 09:03PM
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@DSF

He has it coming, but McG might need skin-grafts over his knuckles after that 12-rounder!

The Flames were clearly the better team in the 1st, but Dubnyk looked a lot more confident than Berra. The Flames are going to have to keep dominating or Dubnyk might steal this one.

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November 16 2013, 09:08PM
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Jeff In Lethbridge wrote:

Ferrence take exception to a clean hit and punches a guy shaken up after hitting the boards... very Oiler.

yeah. biatch move by Ferrence

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#267 outdoorzguy
November 16 2013, 09:13PM
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Take those microphones off the referees. They never work most of the time and we Canadians understand DO know what's happening. The NFL doesn't work in arenas!!

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#268 Arik
November 16 2013, 09:16PM
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Ryan Pike wrote:

Best first period the Flames could've hoped for. After the cluster that was the last few games, much more structured game in all three zones.

Cluster of what? Cluster of games because they were close together? Cluster of grapes because grapes are delicious?

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#269 YFC Prez
November 16 2013, 09:24PM
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Hey. A pp that's worse than the oils. Huh ... Who knew

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#270 Hauk15
November 16 2013, 09:52PM
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Drowning in Oil wrote:

I can't be the only one that cringes with the ice time Smyth gets. I realize he is an absolute penalty killing juggernaut but my god. Eakins has a chub for this guy!!

He gets the PP time that Perron should be playing, I hate Eakins why he still has a job is beyond me. 4-16-2 after tonight. Brutal.

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#271 outdoorzguy
November 16 2013, 09:54PM
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I'm really impressed tat my tax dollars are going to support the building of a new arena that will house this Junior B team. It wouldn't be so bad if there was some hope. But hope went out the window about 2 years ago. This team has been terrible for the last 14 years. We got a lucky run in 2006 (remember, we made the playoffs on the last night by 1 point). I have a hard time sending my tax dollars to millionaires who work for a billionaire who as group really have no work ethic or ambition to improve themselves in their chosen line of work. Sad.

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#272 Sizzler
November 16 2013, 09:56PM
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Note to the oilers management.....Drafting kids and adding AHL or KHL defensemen is not called REBUILD. Based on Mact's latest comments "toughest challenge is not to do anything extreme" I think they still have no idea of how to put together a team.

Klowe should be fired because he has been supervising this lack of rebuild.

Eakins recognized in the off season that " he thinks smyth has a few years left"....that tells me he doesnt know whats required to play in the big show.

Rookie GM + Rookie coach + Raw Player.....sounds like an AHL setting.

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#273 Serious Gord
November 16 2013, 09:59PM
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Khabibolin get injured playing for Chicago tonight.

Quelle surprise.

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#274 outdoorzguy
November 16 2013, 10:10PM
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RexHolez wrote:

Talk about raising the kids hopes, making him rush to make the game, fly all night and then, in great Oiler fashion shatter all hope with mismanagement

It's the Oiler way!!

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#275 vetinari
November 16 2013, 10:20PM
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The Barons.... er... Oilers have tied it...

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#276 Johnnydapunk
November 16 2013, 10:25PM
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Is Berra Dubnyk in disguise??

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#277 Clyde
November 16 2013, 10:32PM
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Andy7190 wrote:

I'm not sure what Hartley sees in Berra. That's the same goal Joey Mac gave up and he ended up in the minors for it. Oilers have life.

We got this guy for Jbo who many are predicting makes the Olympic team. Hope poirier turns into something

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#278 Jeff In Lethbridge
November 16 2013, 10:48PM
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Stack Pad Save wrote:

looking forward to the next Flames vs Oilers OGD blog post

hahahaha wonder if it will have to be explained to five dozen half wits that dont get it... like tonigght... hahaba

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#279 Andy7190
November 16 2013, 10:49PM
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@Jeff In Lethbridge

Unless they find themselves still doing that 8 years later. Losing can be hard to stop, after it takes to long a hold. Just ask the Islanders or the Oilers.

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#280 Stack Pad Save
November 16 2013, 10:57PM
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@Jeff In Lethbridge

I don't really need a "zinger" to laugh over the internet like a girl (teehehhe), today I just get to point at the score board and smile.

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#281 ?
November 16 2013, 11:05PM
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Stack Pad Save wrote:

I don't really need a "zinger" to laugh over the internet like a girl (teehehhe), today I just get to point at the score board and smile.

And today Flames fans can still point to the standings and smile. Cheers

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#282 Jonny T
November 16 2013, 11:21PM
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@Gkpoil

Do you hear what you're saying man? What are you so proud of? You're talking about the Oilers!! You're an Oilers fan!!! Calm down. What have they done that justifies anything you're saying? Good god. Please, keep your pride to yourself until your team starts living up to their prophesized glory years and 6 more stanley cups.

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#283 oilslicks
November 17 2013, 12:02AM
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@Jonny T

The "cycle game" which, as you say, "increases your puck possession rate," is often how you generate "stupid goals." Last I checked, those count too - sure did tonight. "Plain and simple."

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#284 Jonny T
November 17 2013, 12:07AM
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@Todd

English Todd. English.

You're repeating yourself my man. I clearly said we will be collecting some elite talents in the future. Didn't say we had any now.

English Todd.

I said our prospects can contribute in different ways. I didn't say I'm hyping them up as "elite" hopefuls. Just that they have a better chance of augmenting our future elite players.

Johnny Hockey is a better player. Plain and simple. You know it, I know it. I honestly don't think he'll amount to be anything great, but I just have more hope because unlike you guys we'll build a "team".

You have failed in every department of hockey operations. To top it off....you're talking about edmonton. I don't have to say anything else. Just let your depression sink in.

Moral of the story...

English. Todd.

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#285 Jonny T
November 17 2013, 12:17AM
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Hauk15

Sigh.

You've finished deadlast or next to it 4 years in a row. You didn't develop these guys into incredible players on offence. They literally fell into your lap. That tends to happen when you've been a terrible team.

Please. You have nothing to proud about.

Of course our prospects don't compare right now. Could you please give us some time to finish last for a couple of years? Jeez.

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#286 oilerman53
November 17 2013, 05:44AM
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The Oilers put together a late game rally to actually win a game!!! Yeesh the Battle Of Alberta has started to smell something awful the past few years. Tonight I sleep better knowing we stuck it to Calgary amidst our general sh!ttiness. Hahahhahahha Suck It!

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#287 travis
November 17 2013, 09:12AM
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@Dangilitis

It's non-sense because you wrote a goddamn essay to try and overcompensate your personal insecurities. I'm an Oilers fan you retard. I'm just telling you to not get too proud because we've been worse longer than them, and I have 0 confidence it'll get better anytime soon. As an observant hockey fan, the flames management for many years were living in an illusion predicated on Darryl Sutter's terrible signings and philosophy. Feaster finally had some cap room and flexibility to put his own stamp on this team, and I'd say he's done a better job than our idiotic general managers. The moves Feaster made this offseason were actually pretty solid. He signed effective role players for cheap, retained useful veterans,has a plan of a team identity moving forward, and now has tons of cap space to work with. He also has us as an example of not to run a rebuild.

As mind boggling as they are at times (Jankowski??) I can guarantee you, when the time comes to draft a defenceman or a forward,they'll go for need and realize the importance of a strong blueline, and versatility/size down the middle. Our inept management clearly does not know how to build a team. Unfortunately, I am still an Oilers fan through and through, sigh. I'm hoping when our young guns reach their prime, we'll be a good team once again, but that will mainly be due their talent. Not a solid team game.

I also go to University of Toronto, which is better than the U of A and U of C combined. What is your point? What do universities have to do with anything?

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#288 please cancel acct
November 17 2013, 09:17AM
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Thinker wrote:

Wayne where are you? I think a lifetime ban is in order.

Wanye loves this crap.

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#289 Derzie
November 17 2013, 09:52AM
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The Coilers are by far and away the worst managed team in the NHL. Last night we lost to those lowly beasts. Call this our rock bottom rebuild moment. Nowhere to go but up now.

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#290 Todd
November 17 2013, 11:37AM
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SmellOfVictory wrote:

There's a difference between "good enough to play in the NHL at 19" and "rushed into the NHL because management is stupid." Cogliano is the only one of those three that's a legitimate NHLer, or ever was.

Additionally, while way too many Flames fans hang their hat on Gaudreau, as size does still present a potential barrier to success, JG has far outperformed Gerbe at the same age. Or any recent small forward prospect in the NCAA.

Points/Game: 18 y/o season: Gerbe: 0.46 Gaudreau: 1.00

19 y/o season: Gerbe: 1.15 Gaudreau: 1.46

20 y/o season: Gerbe: 1.58 Gaudreau (so far): 1.82

You will note that there is a large gap in production between the two at every single step in their NCAA careers for their age. They're not comparable outside of size. Their playstyles are completely different and Gaudreau is substantially more productive. It's like comparing Hal Gill and Zdeno Chara as players just because they're both really tall defencemen.

Sorry... Extreme small size IS a factor that you cannot wish away. Until Gaudreau produces at the NHL level there is not a single scout in the universe that would call him a sure thing. Lots of deficiencies you can hope improve (foot speed etc). But size is obviously no changing. There is no stat, video, photo or award you could show me that would make me believe Gaudreau's game will translate to the NHL except him doing it. I'm not saying he can't. But with a pint sized skill player they are guilty until proven otherwise. I challenge you to find one scouting report in the planet that doesn't start or end with "but nobody can be sure his game will translate to the professional level". Not even NHL level, any professional level....

I don't say any of this to disparage you or Johnny G. I think he may be a star one day. But even including him on a list of top prospects is a stretch IMO until he proves he can do it against Chara & Hall Gill.

Its hilarious you call Pajarvi, Nilson not legitimate NHLers. I actually agree. They aren't. But my point was Oiler fans thought they were, and talked them up before they proved ANYTHING. But in the same breath Flames fans talk about all their sure fire awesome prospects who actually don't even have near the pedigree all of our flops did. Maybe some of your late 1st rounders will overachieve... But more than likely they won't. And in a few years you'll realize that all the guys you are pinning the future on are just 2nd tier average prospects who might, if they are lucky have an NHL career.

You should listen to us. We know what its like to have unrealistic expectations of guys like Nilson/Pajarvi (AKA all of you prospects outside Monahan).

I know you guys all hang your hat on the fact that Feaster will do it better. You will develop better. You will find hidden gems in the late 1st round picks. OK. Good luck with that.

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#291 Zamboni Driver
November 16 2013, 04:14PM
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@Oilcruzer

Okay I'm an Oilers fan too.

But if you are suggesting that the 'braintrust' (used loosely) is CHOOSING NOT TO DO ANYTHING about the mess they've created.

As in....they're doing this on purpose??!!

Well if that's so, it's a helluva worse than any of us ever imagined.

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#292 **
November 16 2013, 04:18PM
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Zamboni Driver wrote:

Okay I'm an Oilers fan too.

But if you are suggesting that the 'braintrust' (used loosely) is CHOOSING NOT TO DO ANYTHING about the mess they've created.

As in....they're doing this on purpose??!!

Well if that's so, it's a helluva worse than any of us ever imagined.

Doing this on purpose would signal traces of intelligent life at the Oilers office down at kingsway. Latest readings suggest it's a radioactive site populated by leeches whose resistance to any amount of common sense has made it impossible so far for anyone to remove them.

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#293 SLURVE
November 16 2013, 06:58PM
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Why is Cowtown always signing our sloppy seconds? Glenx, Staios, and now Smid...and why Smid in his prime of his career?. I hate the Calgary Flames with a passion and always loved Smid's hard-nose play and shot blocking ability. Was MacT in a hurry to catch the next bus home from KGM or something and the best he could do to make a trade was trade Smid to our arch rival, Lex Luther, 300 KM south on the QE2? One bold move after another...

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#294 Hauk15
November 16 2013, 07:33PM
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Bean-counting cowboy wrote:

"Comments are moderated. Pretend your mom is reading over your shoulder". go post that vitriol somewhere else.

take it back to calgary bud, why are there so many flames fans on this site? you tools got nothing better to do than troll an oilers site?

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#295 Walter Sobchak
November 16 2013, 08:09PM
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dougtheslug wrote:

Here's what's really tragic.

This province is the hockey capital of the world. We produce hockey players like Vancouver produces street arsonists and Toronto produces ludicrous mayors. Do you realize that there are more than twice as many Alberta born players in the NHL than there are Russian born players? And Russia has 100 times the population, and twice as much snow.

Alberta has produced Hart, Norris, and Vezina trophy winners. Alberta born players captain three NHL teams. The next big thing in hockey, 15 year old Tyler Benson, is from Alberta. He shattered the Alberta Bantam scoring record last year. The record he broke belonged to Joffrey Lupul. And whose record did Lupul break? Jerome Inginla's. This province breeds excellence in hockey.

In the 1980's our professional teams reflected that. For eight (that is EIGHT!) straight years an Alberta team was in the Stanley Cup final, winning 6 times. Alberta owned the NHL in the 1980's. Alberta was called Death Valley for eastern teams making their swing through here.

We have the most loyal, rabid, knowledgable hockey fans in the NHL. And that is because most of us have played the game, coached our kids, got up at 5:30 to clear the outdoor rinks or to drive to 6 a.m. practices. We live, breathe and die for the game.

The Battle of Alberta used to mean something. It used to mean the battle for supremacy of the NHL. Which used to mean, when Edmonton played Calgary back in the 1980's, it was to determine who was the best Hockey Club in the world. Yes. The World.

So now, as we prepare for tonight's tilt, between two bottom feeders with nothing at stake but the title of least worst "professional"team in the NHL, it makes me mad and sad. Ignorance, arrogance, cronyism, breathtaking stupidity, yeah they're all to blame for our plight. We've been over it all so many times I can't bear to rehash the reasons for this disgrace.

I just think it didn't have to be this way. It shouldn't be like this. None of us, North and South, Flame or Oiler, deserve this.

Well said Doug.

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#296 Ryan Pike
November 16 2013, 08:51PM
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Best first period the Flames could've hoped for. After the cluster that was the last few games, much more structured game in all three zones.

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#297 Clyde
November 16 2013, 08:59PM
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Gillies with a shutout today. I think he was the guy Feaster meant was the best guy taken in the 2012 draft. It just sounded like he said jankowski

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#298 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
November 16 2013, 09:07PM
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beloch wrote:

He has it coming, but McG might need skin-grafts over his knuckles after that 12-rounder!

The Flames were clearly the better team in the 1st, but Dubnyk looked a lot more confident than Berra. The Flames are going to have to keep dominating or Dubnyk might steal this one.

You're kidding right?!

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#299 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
November 16 2013, 09:09PM
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Jeff In Lethbridge wrote:

Ferrence take exception to a clean hit and punches a guy shaken up after hitting the boards... very Oiler.

Let's hope so!

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#300 Parallex
November 16 2013, 09:30PM
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YFC Prez wrote:

Hey. A pp that's worse than the oils. Huh ... Who knew

Everyone in Calgary.

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