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Moronic Oilers columnist wishes a 4 game sweep for Canucks

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I know I am helping this idiot out by giving him attention but seriously this garbage column and its stupidity needs to be read. The guy basically says Nucks deserve to be swept because there fans like to riot and because they rest players

By Peter Adler

The Cult of Hockey

Here’s hoping the San Jose Sharks show the Vancouver Canucks the shortest way to exit in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Beating the Vancouverites in four straight games, preferably all shutouts, would be a good beginning.

And let’s hope the irate Vancouver fans, instead of torching their city once again, and turning it upside down, would drag head coach Alain Vigneault out of his office in the Rogers Arena and impose a bit of public flogging upon him. And if they find that his boss, general manager Mike Gillis, agreed with the coach’s most recent actions, put a cane to his backside once or twice, too.

Why? Because of the blatant show of lack of sportsmanship and disregard for the paying public, that’s why.

In their last regular game, the Canucks faced the Edmonton Oilers Saturday at Rexall Place. They didn’t dress some of their better players and then, to rub it in, they had Henrik Sedin appear on the ice ONCE, for all of 22 seconds. Once his first and only shift was over (no shots, no hits, no nothing), they sent Sedin to their dressing room.

The reason for the charade? So as not to break his team-leading ironman streak of 940 games played.

According to reports emanating from the Canucks’ dressing room, it wasn’t Henrik Sedin’s idea, either.

The Canucks can easily shrug off the spanking laid on them by the Oilers. Losing by a 7-2 score is nothing to write home about. Except, the Canucks can say, so what, we clinched the playoffs, we clinched the division, our Nr. 1 goalie (Cory Schneider) is at home, nursing an undescribed and thus mysterious injury, why should we risk anything in a game that means nothing?

Guess what: it DOES so mean something. Not only to the Oilers. It also means something to the fans, that is, to the people without whose money all those pampered gladiators would be either playing for free (and paying for the ice in their neighbourhood arenas) or engaging in work that is actually useful to society at large.

Disrespect to your opposition shows a glaring lack of sportsmanship.

But disrespect to your real employers, that is, the people who pay your wages, now, that is something the NHL should very seriously look into. League commissioner Gary Bettman only recently said the NHL had the best fans anyone could hope for. He said so in a speech in which he proclaimed the NHL can hardly be healthier so far as the economics go. Fans – those same fans who were threatening during the lockout they’d never come back – keep coming back in droves, television ratings have gone through the roof, life just can’t better.

Having a lockout shows considerable levels of disrespect towards the paying clientele by both sides of the argument, to begin with. But once it’s settled, the league should become stern with those who show additional lack of respect towards their customers. Yes, it sounds logical: these people must be masochists, to be coming back and all that, after we’ve shown them we can hardly care less about them, so why not continue abusing them? Except, you can only go so far with this kind of behaviour. It would be in the league’s best interest to severely punish those perpetrators, before the real boss – the paying customers – take over to inflict some pain on them by themselves.

Would-be experts might say, but that’s the reality, old boy, learn to live with it, they’ve got to husband their energy, their strength, their whatnot, the season’s long, you just can’t go and play at full tilt game in and game out. To that the answer is simple: if that is so, then, please stop cheating, announce in advance which games you’re going to skate around, making sure nothing bad (other than a loss) happens to you, and refund the multitudes, throwing in a keg (or two, or three, even) of beer on top of it, as a token of gratitude that they even bothered to show up. And make sure to add some bottles of lemonade for the minors.

Granted, this is a result-oriented business, and woe unto those who don’t deliver. Honest, intelligent, knowledgeable and capable people suffer (as of this writing: Steve Tambellini, Joe Nieuwendyk, Joe Sacco, and who knows who else comes up for the ruthless chop next).

A personal memory here: many decades ago, I got to spend a week in the company of Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest jazz musicians (if not THE greatest) of all time. He was performing in Prague, then-Czechoslovakia, and I was helping out with a documentary and interviewing him, too. He played several nights in a hall that had seen better times, the atmosphere was electric, but the air was much worse than in a badly constructed sauna, and Mr. Armstrong, an old man by then, would play his heart out every single night. I asked him about it, and his answer should be hanging in all of the professional sports teams’ dressing rooms: “Most of those people have never seen me before, it’s the first time they see me perform live. I’ve got to impress them, so they come back. Without them, I’m nothing.”

If there was anyone who had nothing to prove, it was Louis Armstrong.

That is why the Vancouver Canucks deserve nothing better than the ignominy of being dispatched mercilessly out of the playoffs and booed off the ice. And their coach – well, see above.

http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2013/04/30/heres-hoping-the-unsportsmanlike-vancouver-canucks-crash-out-of-the-playoffs-says-peter-adler/

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read all that thinking there was some kind of punch line. read better rants from people on cdc

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I think I lost a few IQ points reading that trash. Enjoy the course Edmonton

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If the roles were reversed, he wouldn't care. The Canucks need to be healthy for the playoffs and have had bad luck with injuries for years. Makes sense to any reasonable person.

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He didnt even get the ironman streak right, he said 9 hundred something, probably did a google search and wrote down the first number he saw

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OHYEAH ??? I hope the Oilers get swep....oh wait nvm poor team didn't make it.

He should be more pissed that the paying fans at Rexall have to pay to watch the oilers suck every year.

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Should be more worried about his teams' ability to attract/keep vet players of any worth without substantially overpaying them.

Whitney's parting comments indicate this problem is not being solved anytime soon.

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So I guess the Canucks are the only team that has rested players.

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Hehe. The Oilers 'rested' since the deadline where they did nothing.

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He has a right to his opinion. As a season ticket holder I don't disagree that we are paying to see our regular team. Still, he fails to recognize almost all teams do this. Perhaps he can't recall the last time his Oilers went into the playoffs a top their division.

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just butthurt his joke of a team has the longest playoff drought

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Not sure why he is so mad. The Oilers scored a lot of goals that game, didn't they?

Meanwhile,

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If anything, Oilers and Canucks fans should unite to burn down Calgary. lol

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This clown is just a bitter pissant.

Personally I wish the Oilers success in the future, the more Canadian teams that make the playoffs the better in my opinion.

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He didnt even get the ironman streak right, he said 9 hundred something, probably did a google search and wrote down the first number he saw

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And honestly, how about turning that roid rage towards his own team. I mean, I think as a paying customer that is to be answered to I would take a bit more exception as a fan of the Oilers who have taken multiple seasons off so they can draft 1st overall and build a winner because no one in their sound mind would sign on to live and play in Edmonton.

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were do you guys find this stuff? Edmonton hates us. I've been telling you guys this for years, but you guys still cheer for them. OIler fans hate the Canucks.

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I will never cheer for them or Calgary/Toronto.

Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg are fine in my books.

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