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Um, there’s not much to say…

February 1, 2010

Hey, do you know who any of these guys are?

…which is the point of having a blog I suppose; you get to spout off your nonsensical ramblings regardless of the fact that it’s all been stated already and you’re adding nothing new to the conversation. Wait, that’s the point of print journalists and news editors in this city as well, nay, this entire Hockey Life in Canada nation. So I won’t apologize for being the millionth customer served by the endless helping of garbage sandwich (a la Homer Simpson) served up by the phenomenon know as the Edmonton Oilers. That’s what they are, by the way: a phenomenon. A total freak of nature accident that is fed by the hope and souls of newborn panda bears until the entity is a bottomless pit where anything bad that can possibly happen does, and there’s no way out except to accept the flow of the dirty river until you reach the doorstep of Hades himself, begging for release from the anguish and torment created fromyour fandom and dedication to the floor mopping-demon that is the Edmonton Oilers. Eat your heart out Tambellini, your efforts to duplicate the past ineptitude of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks has succeeded in the fact that the Oilers are as bad as they’ve ever been and frustrated bloggers are writing the longest run-on sentences of their careers. Run-on sentences that don’t even make sense, much like your approach to managing professional hockey franchises.
Guess where I’m going this week for a conference?! Toronto! Yay! The land where optimism and truculence and other made up words run rampant in the streets frolicking with bounding pink snow-bunnies throwing chocolate and treats at young mademoiselles protecting their flowery boustieres with parasols made of stanley cup-coloured silver. Is any of that spelled properly? I don’t know, and I don’t give a eff. I used to think Kevin Lowe was cool, man, but Brian Burke looks smarter and smarter by the day. The Leafs were awful, now they’re less awful, and it’s because they have a GM willing to pull some strings. I have no doubt that Lowe and co. have all the necessary internal requirements to win, such as heart and intestinal fortitude, but the fact of the matter is that Burke seems to have some sort of plan, and the Sutter brothers are still doing Alberta proud.

Hopefully I can find time to sneak away from hockey meetings to watch the Oilers play Philadelphia, but being in Toronto, I can honestly say I’m looking forward to witnessing Maple leaf fan’s reactions towards Burke’s wheelin’ and dealin’. I’m not talking about jumping ship, I’ll continue my head-first spiral into Lucifer’s abyss, don’t get me wrong, but it’s going to be intersting to take stock of the re-builds of three teams over the next few years: The Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Carolina Hurricanes. Let’s see which heads breach the surface first. I’ve know who I’m picking.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenn permalink
    February 5, 2010 11:02 am

    It is amazing how many things can go wrong for one team in one season…imagine how sweet it’s gonna feel when they climb their way out of this one (but that is the question: with the management they have, is it possible? do those guys know what they’re doing?)

  2. Jenn permalink
    February 8, 2010 10:13 am

    Who are those guys in the picture anyways? subs they got from a Tier 2 team?

  3. February 8, 2010 12:20 pm

    I actually know that the guy on the right is JF Jaques, and I think the guy in the middle is Colin McDonald. So, you’re right, guys that should be in the AHL.

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