Monday, October 27, 2008

Oilers v. Bruins - 1 Samuel 17:8-11, 33-37

Chara stood in the opposing bench and taunted the Oilers. “I am the Bruin champion, but you are only the midgets of MacT. Choose one man to come down here and fight me! If he defeats me, then we will be disheartened and lose the game, but if I defeat him, the momentum will be on our side, and you will be embarassed in your own rink! I laugh in the face of MacT's midgets! Send me a man who will fight me!” When MacT and the Oilers heard this, they were terrified.

"Don't worry about this Bruin" said the Huggy One to MacT. "I'll go fight him."

MacT answered the Huggy One, "You can't go and fight this Bruin. You're too young and inexperienced—and he's been in the fighting business since before you were born."

The Huggy One said, "I've been in the OHL and watched over the boys. Whenever an Ice Dog or Colt came and took a rookie from our midst, I'd go after him, knock him down, and rescue the lamb. If my adversary turned on me, I'd grab him by the throat, wring his neck, and kill him. Ice Dog or Colt, it made no difference—I killed him. And I'll do the same to this Bruin pig who is taunting the Oiler bench. Yahweh, who delivered me from the teeth of the Ice Dog and the limbs of the Colt, will deliver me from this Bruin."

MacT said, "Go. And God help you!"

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oilers v. Canucks - Ezekiel 14:13-14

Son of the Oildrop, if Vancourver turns against me and I stretch out my hand against it to cut off its offense and send shutouts upon it and demoralize its men and their fans, even if these three men - Roberto, Daniel and Henrik - are there, they could save only themselves with their piss-cutting play, declares Yahweh, our Sovereign God.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Smid's Contract

There is one question I have never been able to find an answer for and I was reminded of it when I was looking at Ladislav Smid's waiver eligibility: How is Smid still on his entry-level contract? He played the 2005-06 season for Anaheim's AHL affiliate and then 06-07 and 07-08 with the Oilers. The Ducks announced that he was signed to a three-year entry-level contract in August of 2005. So how is he still under contract in 2008-09?

A New Veteran D Now

There have been some around the Oilogosphere that have called the Oilers on the need for another veteran defenceman that can handle difficult minutes. The need, in my opinion, is real. Some have compared the situation to that of 2006 when the Oilers picked up both Jaroslav Spacek and Dick Tarnstrom later in the year. I think the situation this year, if the Oilers are to maximize their defensive depth, is a little bit more urgent. In problematizing this situation I am making the following assumptions:

1. The Oilers really could use another veteran defenceman that can play difficult minutes.
2. The Oilers do not want to give up on any of the NHL level depth they currently have to cover for periods of inury.
3. Ladislav Smid only has fifteen games left of waiver eligibility.
4. If Smid were placed on waivers he would certainly be claimed.

If the Oilers remain healthy on the blueline this year, any acquisition that the Oilers make on defence will necessitate one of the current defencemen being lost. As such, it would probably best serve the Oilers interests to get a trade for a defenceman finished before Smid plays in another fifteen games so that they would at least have the option of sending him down and not losing anyone to waivers (the only other Oilers that do not need to pass through waivers are Gagner and Cogliano, and they aren't getting sent out).

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Oilers v. Avalanche - Psalm 107:28-29

Then the Oilers cried out to Yahweh after their loss;
he brought them out of their distress.
He reduced the Avalanche to a whisper;

their waves of worthy forwards were hushed.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oilers v. Blackhawks - Genesis 4:3-5

In the course of time Kane brought to Yahweh his best deke as an offering and Gagner also brought his best pass, and Yahweh smiled upon Gagner and his pass offering, but for Kane and his deke offering Yahweh had no regard. So Kane was very distraught and his face fell in defeat.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Oilers v. Flames - Isaiah 43:1-3

But now, this is what Yahweh says,
He who created you, O Oilers
He who formed you, O Oilogosphere:

Fear not, for I have redeemed you,
I have called you by name and you are mine.
When you pass through an Avalanche, I will be with you
And when you pass through a Hurricane, it will not sweep you away
When you walk through Flames, you will not be burned:
The Flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am Yahweh, your God,
The Holy One of Edmonton, your Saviour.
I gave Hartford for your ransom,
Winnipeg and Quebec City in your stead.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oilers v. Ducks - Genesis 1:26-27

Then God said, "Let us make the Oilers in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the Sharks of the sea and the Ducks of the air, over the Coyotes, over all the Pacific Division, and over all of the other teams that move along the ice."

So God created Oilerkind in his own image, in the image of God he created it; Oilers and Oilogosphere he created them.