Looking For A New Team To Follow

Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by duul, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Dohilers

    Dohilers Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    BC
    Pro sports is just a distraction from everyday life, so don't take it so seriously or personally. You aren't an on-ice participant and have no control over the outcome. It's just a game other adults are playing. Relax.
     
  2. Jimmi McJenkins

    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Messages:
    53,400
    Likes Received:
    2,136
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Public Servant
    Location:
    Alberta
    Probably best to just get away from hockey and maybe take up wood working or blacksmithing.
     
  3. SK13

    SK13 T. Yoshi Muchakoopas

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    30,327
    Likes Received:
    1,545
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Location:
    Edmonton
    [​IMG]
     
    Oilhawks and EternalFrost like this.
  4. Wretched Oil

    Wretched Oil Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    945
    Likes Received:
    88
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Weak.

    Pain is part of life, you might as well enjoy it.
     
    Oilhawks likes this.
  5. Patch101

    Patch101 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    2,184
    Likes Received:
    213
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Plumber / Stay @ home Dad
    Location:
    Kamloops
  6. The Panther

    The Panther Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    10,066
    Likes Received:
    3,532
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    Gretzky was my hero when I was a little kid, and when I was 12 he was sold like a piece of meat to the highest bidder (L.A.). You could say that from that day forward I was embittered by pro-sports, and have never really recovered my wide-eyed wonder at the sport of hockey, or my complete enjoyment of it.

    Still, it's a damn fun game to watch. It's fast and exciting, and even though nobody gets completely killed anymore like they used to on a regular basis, still sometimes unexpected things happen. It doesn't move at the pace of paint drying, like baseball, and it isn't a bunch of ego-laden superstars trying to play with their buddies for fun, like NBA basketball. And it isn't an incredibly boring sport (five seconds of action every thirty minutes) like NFL/CFL football. Basically, pro-hockey is a fun sport.

    And yeah, it's just a sport. It's something we (usually men) watch as an emotional outlet for our pent-up hormonal Alpha-male desire for supremacy over others. That's really all it is.

    In short, keep cheering for Edmonton.
     
    Supermassive likes this.
  7. LucicDestroyedOurCap

    LucicDestroyedOurCap Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,619
    Likes Received:
    420
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Saskatoon
    Taking the cowards way out I see...
     
  8. I am the Liquor

    I am the Liquor All hat, no cattle

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    38,859
    Likes Received:
    2,142
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Occupation:
    Mushroom Picker
    Location:
    Chesterman beach
    Just take a break for awhile. Find other things to do. All the owner and players care about is money, so we shouldn’t care to the point where it upsets us. It is supposed to be entertainment. The Oilers Entertainment Group.

    They are having a hard time living up to their name.

    A bigger collection of incompetent boobs would be harder to find than a one eyed- three legged unicorn.
     
  9. Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams If you build it, Tavares will come

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,567
    Likes Received:
    732
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Port Credit
    There's a lot of us, but there's always room for more in leafs nation.
     
  10. KarmaPolice

    KarmaPolice Guided by Voices

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    15,793
    Likes Received:
    1,971
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Making money
    Location:
    In Limbo
    Maybe do what I did and have a 'team of the East'. You cheer for them to be the best team of the Eastern Conference, and beat any Western team except Edmonton, and in an ideal situation they both meet in the Cup finals with Oilers winning. In my case, it's Ottawa, though I was sort of a fan of theirs since their inception. I live in Ontario, and somewhat close in proximity to Ottawa so maybe that makes it a bit easier to cheer for them. Anyway, not like that has helped me in recent years with both teams sucking, so it's been hockey misery for me. But at least it gives you motivation to watch another team regularly and pin some of your hopes on.
     
  11. ClinicallyOilered

    ClinicallyOilered 5-14-6-1

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Messages:
    4,448
    Likes Received:
    1,543
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Oilers 4 Lyfe!!
     
  12. noice

    noice H8 people who don't spell players name correct :@

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    80
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bike Peddler
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB
    Home Page:
    Fantasy hockey for the win :thumbu:
     
  13. ohheyhemsky

    ohheyhemsky Regehr DooDoo

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Messages:
    22,034
    Likes Received:
    2,740
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Occupation:
    I attacc
    Location:
    DT Cowtown
    Hemsky rules.
     
    KarmaPolice likes this.
  14. Aceboogie

    Aceboogie Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    30,821
    Likes Received:
    1,815
    Trophy Points:
    156
    This. Should be about watching entertaining hockey. Truth be told, the Flames have been playing entertaining hockey for years now. Even when they sucked, they were the cardiac kids who would atleast make an attempt at a comeback in 3rd periods, even if it fell short. Now the team has 4/5 really entertaining players and the whole team plays fast paced/ smart hockey

    The Oilers just play a boring game, with boring players (other than McDavid, sometimes Draisaitl/RNH). They rarely ever will come back after being down 2 goals.

    Never sure Ill get the fascination with people bragging about being a loyal fan because theyll waste hours of their life watching a garbage team

    For me, the funnest teams to follow right now are the Leafs, Tampa, Flames and Sharks. All play a really modern game and execute styles of hockey Id love to see more of
     
  15. Aceboogie

    Aceboogie Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    30,821
    Likes Received:
    1,815
    Trophy Points:
    156
    And sadly enough, the Canucks are another team with really good young players playing a fun style of hockey. Even in the years when the franchise is bad, they still have really good bright spots.
     
  16. KarmaPolice

    KarmaPolice Guided by Voices

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    15,793
    Likes Received:
    1,971
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Making money
    Location:
    In Limbo
    Hemsky was the man.
     
  17. BoldNewLettuce

    BoldNewLettuce Esquire

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    22,683
    Likes Received:
    1,960
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Canada
  18. Supermassive

    Supermassive HISS, HISS

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    14,192
    Likes Received:
    844
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Occupation:
    Government
    Location:
    Sherwood Park
    The Hall trade tore my heart out and the Eberle trade threw both halves in the garbage. And that's after the Coffey, Gretzky, Messier, Weight and Smyth trades.
    I follow Vegas, but overall my love of hockey is dead, save for Connor, Drai, Nuge and the Knights.
    You know you're halfway to the grave when (non-playoffs) sports don't raise your pulse anymore.
     
  19. jukon

    jukon NHL Point Leader

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    71
    I feel ya. I've been keeping my sanity by watching the Jets. There is only so much you can take before you gotta do something about it.
     
  20. Stoneman89

    Stoneman89 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    12,935
    Likes Received:
    1,681
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Good thing you're not a Cubs fan. Talk about a decade of darkness...pfffft! Try a century of blackout.
     
    oilers'72 likes this.
  21. Faelko

    Faelko Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2002
    Messages:
    8,834
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Location:
    Flames Country
    Home Page:
    The ridiculously bad officiating has stopped me from watching any hockey, I quit watching the Oilers 2 months ago when it was apparent they didn’t give a ****. If I wasn’t in a hockey draft I wouldn’t even follow the scores.
     
  22. TheRebuild

    TheRebuild Bold as Boognish

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Messages:
    2,007
    Likes Received:
    282
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Winter
    Oilers induced pain is just Oilers weakness leaving the body.
     
    Wretched Oil likes this.
  23. MikeGrier99

    MikeGrier99 Registered User

    Joined:
    May 20, 2017
    Messages:
    782
    Likes Received:
    726
    Trophy Points:
    74
    For sure, but being an Oiler fan has been nothing but a troll job for over a decade. Both the direction of the Oilers and the NHL in general are going downhill. I'm not going to say that I think the league is rigged, but I do think Bettman has his hands all over the game and artificially tries to introduce parity. He doesn't care one bit about keeping the hard core fans happy, he wants to sell out box seats in California. Certainly feels that way at least. Feels like most games are won because of a puck thrown over the glass, a call getting called for one team and not the other. The NHL just doesn't interest me nearly as much as it did from around 1997-2006. I think the league is becoming less talented (way less people are playing hockey these days), over coached, devoid of creativity, and even lacking passion and intensity. There's soon going to be 32 teams and it's way too watered down imo.

    Throw in the mockery the NHL made of the international game (one of my favourite aspects of hockey) and I am starting to become just a casual fan of hockey. Soccer and Rugby are my preferred sports to watch now. The professionalism, passion, and overall intensity of soccer is impressive. There's more money in soccer than the NHL, but there's also way more prestige. Winning matters to these clubs, the majority of football clubs aren't even in it to make money, as they poor insane amounts of money back into the team.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
  24. Aerrol

    Aerrol ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    6,100
    Likes Received:
    2,300
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Why are you posting here then? If you don't have any interest in emotional loyalty to a team you must be insane to keep following the Oilers.
     
    oilers'72 and Bring Back Bucky like this.
  25. SavesFromKosko

    SavesFromKosko Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2018
    Messages:
    3,855
    Likes Received:
    2,834
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    I disagree. That is like saying "Who cares if the Oilers win the cup, it is just adults playing a game and you didn't participate or win it".
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"