29 November 2006
A big thanks to reader Pauline for the photo.
28 November 2006
Well, partly. While booing might never be considered classy, there is a time and a place for it. It would be considered unclassy to boo someone else's national anthem. I think that we can all agree that that should never again happen in Edmonton. But booing a player who behaved like a petulant child and disrespected your city is not classless. It's harmless, and Pronger will be expecting it (the only thing better would be to not utter a sound. That would damage Pronger's ego much more than booing ever would. It's also impossible, for all 16 000+ fans will not agree). It's harmless as long as the line is drawn there. Throwing shit onto the ice (unless it's frozen beef prior to a playoff game) and having the booming Rexall voice remind you not to three times before resorting to threats makes Edmonton look like a city full of rednecks.
If you're at the game tomorrow, boo if you'd like but keep your hands to yourself. Then, as Alana said, we can get on with our lives.
27 November 2006
Much like Gordon Bombay, Chris Pronger hates hockey and doesn't like kids. Hopefully an Oil win tomorrow will wipe that perpetually smug look off of his face, and then we can all get on with our lives. GOILERS!
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Wednesday, November 22:
I don't normally follow blogs that treat athletes as sex objects (that's why we have supermodels), but hot-oil.blogspot.com gets my vote, only because it includes a YouTube video of Joan Jett's Do You Want to Touch Me. If they added April Wine's Rock Myself to Sleep, I'd be a happy man. Some days, I miss the '80s.
--Dan Brodribb, Ed Magazine, Edmonton Journal
26 November 2006
24 November 2006
You're cleary brilliant, and generally awesome.
No? Okay, okay...
If you dig Roli, then you obviously have an appreciation for quirkiness. This means you're probably a little weird yourself. While you don't go out of your way to be the center of attention, you don't mind it when you are. Outward appearances aren't as important to you as what's inside, so you're probably not much of a fashionista. However, you have an odd attraction to gold, which may manifest in a large jewelry collection.
Blindingly white teeth and a clean shave turn you on, so you're probably really into personal hygiene. You're not the most creative person, but you have an appreciation for conventially beautiful things. You probably have an unselfish, supportive personality, which makes you a good friend.
You're a masochist.
23 November 2006
19 November 2006
Thanks to good pal Leah for the photo!
(Watch out Rachel!)
16 November 2006
15 November 2006
13 November 2006
You've still got enough time to head over to the liquor store in order to participate in the Oilers Drinking Game!
Would you rather play in an arena named after a drug store or a soft drink?
12 November 2006
Admittedly, there are not a lot of rock anthems with female vocals. "Hit me with your Best Shot" should probably get more play than it does, but the rest of Benetar's catalogue is a little too emo for the rink. Lita Ford's "Kiss me Deadly" has potential, but isn't very well-known and often gets overlooked. In light of this dilemma, what can us ladies do to inject some much-needed estrogen into the Oilers' PA system? Maybe what we should really be asking is: What Would Joan Jett Do?
I think Joan Jett would bust out her gritty, sexy, and generally amazing cover of the notorious Gary Glitter's "Do you Wanna Touch Me." While Glitter's version is sleazy (go figure) and really quite fey, Jett transforms this silly song about clumsy seduction into a head-banging, fist-pumping, crowd-rallying rock and roll anthem that rivals the best that GnR, Van Halen, or any of those other old men have to offer. Just listening to this tune on my MP3 player makes me feel as if I've been transported to some epic sports event where the stadium is screaming "YEAH; OH YEAH; OH YEAH!" along with the chorus.
Considering that the Oilers are the sexiest team in the league, I think it would be appropriate for their celebratory theme song to be about that deadly combo: raging hormones and whiskey. How better to follow a climactic breakaway goal than with the orgasmic declaration, "Do you wanna touch me there (where?) there! YEAH!"?
I mean, really.
08 November 2006
Whenever I hear Detroit referred to as "Hockeytown" without a trace of irony, it's all I can do to keep my head from exploding. Hockeytown, my ass. In a true "Hockeytown," fans would stick around the arena until the final buzzer or, you know, actually sell out the games in the first place. In a true "Hockeytown," the cheers when Winchester was knocked flat on his back tonight would have been deafening. In reality, all the TSN microphones were able to pick up were a few halfhearted "whoo"s. Pathetic.
You know what else is pathetic? The Oilers' zero shots on five powerplays. 16 shots total in the game. What in the hell is going on?
It seemed like the rookie line (Winchester, Petersen, and Thoresen) was getting a lot of icetime tonight -- I'm not sure if this was a good thing, especially when they were put out on the PP. Winchester in particular had a busy game -- Dude looks like a lady, but he was out-hustling almost everyone wearing white and punching everything in sight! Thoresen put in a pretty good game, too, with lots of sharp backchecking. These young guys should remind the veterans how to move their feet.
Aside from the rookies, my boyfriend Dwayne Roloson was the only Oiler who didn't seem to phone in tonight's performance. Stopping 42 of 45 shots, he finished the game with a .933 SV% and a second star. He's so cute.
Have you guys had any Oilers dreams?
While I can still remember this, I should share it.
So, I'm in class. It's a big lecture hall, reminiscent of my university days. But it's still supposed to be my BCIT journalism program. I know this because a few classmates are sitting around me. We're talking Oilers even - about new players that are looking good on the team. (I'm lucky to have a HUGE Oilers fan with me in my program, as well as a couple other Oil supporters)
One of the non-hockey following girls in class starts talking about the new cute guy in class. I can only see him from the back, as he sits in front of us. I say that long hair doesn't really do it for me. And she says, "fine, go back to your stupid Oilers conversation." I start saying how Patrick Thoresen has been such a surprise.
And then the new guy turns around and that's exactly who it is.
Unfortunately, that's all I remember.
05 November 2006
Take a drink when:
Oilers win a faceoff
An Oiler blocks a shot
Oilers get a 5 on 4 Power Play
Oilers goalie drinks from his water bottle
Roloson starts yapping at the refs
MacTavish is shown with his mouth wide open
Smytty is in the crease or screening the goalie
MAB makes a defensive error
Greene gets a penalty
One of the players makes you swoon (for any reason)
Girls in the stands wearing tight shirts are shown
An Oilers fan in an opposing arena is shown
A fan’s sign makes you laugh
An ex-Oiler gets booed at Rexall
Take two drinks when:
An Oiler blocks a shot with his face
Oilers kill a penalty
Oilers get a 5 on 3 Power Play
A goalie (either team) gets a penalty
Hemsky has a clear shot on net and chooses to pass instead
Roloson’s mask pops off
Roloson bats the puck down the ice like a baseball
MAB takes a shot and hits one of the Oilers
Raffi makes a big hit
There’s a fight
There have been 5 consecutive passes on the Power Play without a shot on net
You can see (or hear) one of the players say “fuck”
Your favourite Oiler gets interviewed at intermission
You learn nothing from the intermission player interview
The current Oilers get booed at Rexall
Any Guns n’ Roses song is played
Roloson gets in a fight (finish a second drink if it’s a goalie vs. goalie fight!)
MacTavish loses his mind on the refs
Oilers goalie gets an assist
Oilers get a shutout
Oilers finish a Power Play without a single shot on net
You actually miss Conklin
Chug until you pass out when:
McGeough is reffing the game. It’s better that you not watch.
04 November 2006
I can forgive MacT. I've used the same "R" word many a time.
"You don’t call retarded people retards. It’s bad taste. You call your friends retards – when they’re acting retarded."His attention to public commentary detail was lost in a moment of complete emotion.
I can't forgive Mick McGeough. He deserves to pay for his mistakes. And that's the inherent problem... it wasn't just one mistake, you fucking piece of shit.
03 November 2006
In other news, our Hot Champion 2006 had surgery yesterday and is in recovery. He may be back on the ice by February.
Get better, Ethan!
01 November 2006
The Predators are going down!
PS: Hot Oil is apparently the #1 Google search result for the phrase "glamorous emo hairstyle." If that's how you got here, I hope you found what you were looking for.