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Oilers vs. Ducks

February 10, 2010

Drink it in Chopper, cuz that's probably the last for a good long while. And by good long while I mean good long EVER IN LIFE.

What a great game! It was like a switch went on and the Oilers, realizing the season is totally lost, and in fact couldn’t be more lost if they were that dog and cat trio from the movie ‘Homeward Bound’, decided to take risks and just go out and play hockey. One time a coach repeatedly told our team to just go out and play hockey (he had dipped into the sparkling grapefruit juice), and dammit if it didn’t work. Whatever that means.

Ethan Moreau scored, and Ryan Potulny ripped a rocket lazer beam into the top shelf to open the scoring for the Oilers and more importantly to get me some points in my family who-scores-first pool. I picked Moreau to score first against Phoenix the other night, so I’m pretty sure I should get some partial credit, because he literally might never score again in his NHL career. And by NHL career I mean life. Did everyone see the smile on Moreau’s face as he skated to the bench? He didn’t know what to do with himself. Solid feeling for a guy that feels the pain moreso than probably anyone in the Oilers dressing room. 

JF Jaques also got into a solid tilt with resident heavyweight and director of the movie “My Big Fat Greek Moustache Wedding” George Parros. Jeff Drouin Deslayspotatochips seemed to make some massive stops as well, and just because they were necessary because he was intensely out of position makes no difference to this hombre. I’m looking for entertainment, and if the Oilers deliver because they don’t know how to play hockey, well we can’t be choosy these days, now can we?

Odd man rushes, short-handed goals, more odd man rushes, and an exuberant broadcasting team. Ray Ferraro tells it like it is, I love how he can rip a guy one shift and then completely go the other way when the player finds a way to redeem himself. Seriously, too many colour commentators will stick with game-long grudges because they want to sound like they told the future. “Ryan Potulny fanned on a pass in the warm-up, he’s going to have a bad game.” Late in the 3rd: “Pisani scored that goal top shelf over Hiller’s left shoulder, he’s having a terrible game just like I said. He should’ve scored over Hiller’s left shoulder. I’m so smart. Kabongo!”

Anyway, I’m pumped. Good for you Oilers! You lost a game and it wasn’t terribly mind-numbing to experience! Only 327 more games to go!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenn permalink
    February 11, 2010 1:11 pm

    Moreau might score again..when he’s playing on a line with Getzlaf in Anaheim.

  2. February 11, 2010 2:14 pm

    Oh Snap! It was pretty interesting that he had the game of his life!

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