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Postcards from Siberia

Posted 11:35 PM ET | Comments 18
Hello all...DJOilman here, reporting to you from the Capital of Alberta...Siberia... er...Edmonton. Of course, this weather makes it feel like Siberia.....what's it been, 32 degrees for about a month now. For those writers South of the border, that's 32 Celsius.....I'm sure many of you watch the weather channel and see the North American map showing Detroit at 90 degrees and Windsor at 33 and think...damn, that must be how they chose where to put the border! It would make sense considering the rest of the crap flowing from that direction lately....the smell tonight is emanating from St. Louis, in the general area of Andy Stricklands mouth.

It's been the "en vogue" thing to do this year - trash Edmonton with uninformed, poorly written articles that make the vast unwashed think that this City is a moonscape dotted with trailers, igloos, and life sucking zombies in Oilers jerseys. If it's on the net it must be true right?

Had Andy just cut and pasted a few paragraphs from Stan Fischler and Eric Francis, his "facts" could be excused as the ramblings of a senile old fart and a Flames fan with a large hate on....but it comes off as if he actually believes what he's typing....that Ryan Smyth, one of the most beloved Oilers of all time, was run out of town.....that Chris Pronger was somehow mistreated by management, and that the rumors of his infidelity were somehow started by the Oilers.....That in Nylanders case, $22million - $19.5million = $12 million. That Souray's next best offer to that of the Oilers was for 3 fewer years?

Seriously, where does Hockeybuzz, or ESPN radio for that matter, find these clowns? Is it too much to ask for a "professional reporter", to do some research, and maybe invest in a calculator for all the number crunching?....

As a rumor site, this place is a lot of fun.....as a blog site, it's become a "don't hate on Nashville, hate on Edmonton" piece of garbage. Eklund should have a more strict screening process...so should ESPN....oh right....I forgot, ESPN doesn't consider hockey a sport. If Eklund has any kind of class, he should apologize for this clown, and make him post a retraction as well. Unless this is just a stupid attempt at angering one of the larger groups of fans that frequent this site...and if that's the case, we'll never see an apology.

It's just about time to tune out Hockeybuzz for good.


Filed Under:   Strickland   Moron   unbelieveable   Oilers  
July 31, 2007 11:54 PM ET | Delete
Nice! It made the front page...my ban must only appy to the "bigtime" bloggers like Strickland. Three days! I regret nothing.
July 31, 2007 11:56 PM ET | Delete
Great blog DJ!!! Edmonton doesn't deserve the rap it's getting from the press and it's yahoo's like Strickland that blindly throw more hate on the fire. Ek has been quite respectful of the debacle that's been unfolding here and KLowe efforts of building a winning team. He really should address this Moron.
August 1, 2007 12:05 AM ET | Delete
yeah...I can't post on his anymore either...guess I didn't play nice enough
August 1, 2007 12:22 AM ET | Delete
Why waste your time and try and come up with an original thought when you can just submit things that have been put out there many times before and fulfill your weekly blog quota?Strickland's an idiot, I would think Ek would not want to enrage one of the biggest fan bases on the site. As we all know the number of rumors relating to a team is directly proportional to the number of fans that visit the site.Ever wonder why Clb or Min aren't mentioned in many rumors, while Edm and Buf are constantly mentioned.Also, I would love to see the Ducks match the Penner offer just to watch all the Ducks fans who have been trashing him this last week turn. If the Ducks match and he gets off to a slow start, look out!
August 1, 2007 12:29 AM ET | Delete
All I did was read Strickland's garbage and I can't post...Guilty for being an Oiler Fan, I guess...
August 1, 2007 1:04 AM ET | Delete
I believe the thread was shut down as it went from one person insulting Edmonton to a few insulting St. Louis......apparently that is considered crossing the line
August 1, 2007 1:28 AM ET | Delete
DJ dude, I can apperciate your love for your Team and your City, and you want to defend them till the end, but honestly dont take some of the comments on here to heart. Yes I sometime slame the Oilers and the city, but thats only because you cheer for Edmonton and I for Calgary. It is in our blood to take the 'pish' out of each other. (plus I had to sit back and watch your team win 5 stanley cups!!) Dont take what others say about Edmonton and Canada for that matter to seriously because for the majority of them are un educated and no nothing outside of what happens in there own country. Not all of them of course, but the majority. Dude dont leave Hockeybuzz because of them, the season is only 9 weeks away! Cant wait to go at each other again once we start playing for real!! Cheers. FLAMES89
August 1, 2007 1:29 AM ET | Delete
Apparently I also received a ban... Kinda makes me wish I told Strickland EXACTLY what I think about him and then get banned for actually DOING something.... Ah well.
August 1, 2007 1:39 AM ET | Delete
I tried to post on Stricklands comments and it would not let me either. Maybe he made such a stink that they just stoped allowing any posts.
August 1, 2007 3:29 AM ET | Delete
Someone mentioned this site 'jumping the shark' sooner or later. I totally agree. Reign it in Eklund...its getting rough around the edges and your name is suffering. DJOilman, well written and echoed all of my thoughts. Nice bit.
August 1, 2007 9:18 AM ET | Delete
bang on as always DJ. i'm done with this site, andy can't even come and back up his blog. he just sends in his bud to ban everyone. this site is a joke. the blogers use to be worth it but i think i'll just go elsewhere. its not like eklund ever gives anything with substance either.
August 1, 2007 9:30 AM ET | Delete
did i seriously get banned for calling a poster an "idiot" how F'in weak is that.
August 1, 2007 9:34 AM ET | Delete
Great blog dude. Great blog.
August 1, 2007 9:51 AM ET | Delete
I guess I would appreciate some semblance of professionalism on this site. I love Garth's blogs but is writing is terrible. Some bloggers take unnecessary shots at other fan bases. This should be a hockey DISCUSSION blog not an excuse to slam people. I really believe the future of hockey rests in HDTV and the internet. The internet really needs to step it up and provide a quality consistent product in order to take hockey to the next level. Just my two cents.
August 1, 2007 11:16 AM ET | Delete
Very well said, and as for your last sentence, I'm pretty much already there.
August 1, 2007 11:28 AM ET | Delete
Well Put
August 1, 2007 7:32 PM ET | Delete
check out peklunds website if you havn;t already.
August 1, 2007 11:54 PM ET | Delete
http://www.ebenezersentertainment.com/MovieMedia.htmlMud, et al, check out the video of grey eye glances on this site, and compare the voice to Eklunds podcasts....and the face to those pics on peklunds site....Pretty profound proof that Ek is a keyboardist in a not so great band....no wonder blogger standards are low...they're writing on a phony's site
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