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    Talking Go Oilers Go!!!!!

    I think we need a new headline for our hockey news as neither the Flames or the Red Wings are left.

    If anyone hasn't watch the games in Edmonton, tune in. The decibel level in Rexall Place has been measured at 106 which is approximately the noise emitted from a jet engine. The National Anthems alone are worth watching, last game the anthem singer was drowned out by the crowd so he simply stopped and let them sing. For my American friends, the Us Anthem gets a long loud standing ovation as well (Alberta is Canada's hotbed of pro-American sentiments)

    It's going to be loud, it's going to be fun.

    GO OILERS GO!!!!!

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    Its only marginally hockey related, and I suspect as old as Dirt..... anyhow:

    Official Canadian Temperature

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    50 Fahrenheit (10 C)
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    Canadians plant gardens.

    35 Fahrenheit (1.6 C)
    Italian Cars won't start
    Canadians drive with the windows down

    32 Fahrenheit (0 C)
    American water freezes
    Canadian water gets thicker.

    0 Fahrenheit (-17.9 C)
    New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
    Canadians have the last cookout of the season.

    -60 Fahrenheit (-51 C)
    Mt.St. Helens freezes.
    Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

    -100 Fahrenheit (-73 C)
    Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
    Canadians pull down their ear flaps.

    -173 Fahrenheit (-114 C)
    Ethyl alcohol Freezes.
    Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg

    -460 Fahrenheit (-273 C)
    Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
    Canadians start saying "cold, eh?"

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    The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7
    Its only marginally hockey related, and I suspect as old as Dirt..... anyhow:

    Official Canadian Temperature

    Conversion Chart


    50 Fahrenheit (10 C)
    Californians shiver uncontrollably.
    Canadians plant gardens.

    35 Fahrenheit (1.6 C)
    Italian Cars won't start
    Canadians drive with the windows down

    32 Fahrenheit (0 C)
    American water freezes
    Canadian water gets thicker.

    0 Fahrenheit (-17.9 C)
    New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
    Canadians have the last cookout of the season.

    -60 Fahrenheit (-51 C)
    Mt.St. Helens freezes.
    Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

    -100 Fahrenheit (-73 C)
    Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
    Canadians pull down their ear flaps.

    -173 Fahrenheit (-114 C)
    Ethyl alcohol Freezes.
    Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg

    -460 Fahrenheit (-273 C)
    Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
    Canadians start saying "cold, eh?"

    -500 Fahrenheit (-295 C)
    Hell freezes over.
    The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup
    ROFL..Thats gold...I guess hell will never freeze over then..
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manofire2
    I think we need a new headline for our hockey news as neither the Flames or the Red Wings are left.

    If anyone hasn't watch the games in Edmonton, tune in. The decibel level in Rexall Place has been measured at 106 which is approximately the noise emitted from a jet engine. The National Anthems alone are worth watching, last game the anthem singer was drowned out by the crowd so he simply stopped and let them sing. For my American friends, the Us Anthem gets a long loud standing ovation as well (Alberta is Canada's hotbed of pro-American sentiments)

    It's going to be loud, it's going to be fun.

    GO OILERS GO!!!!!
    See for yourself

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meLpuF9UMvk

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    What, you don't like MY hockey thread hmmmmmppfffffffff fine

    Think of all the past conversations leading to this point ... poof ... gone like a puff of smoke!

    I'll remember that when you buy me a beer next time I'm in Calgary!


    You just wanted to see the Oilers name in lights

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    I really didn't mind the reference to the Flames but couldn't bear any reference to "Golftown" USA any longer. If the Windsor Red Wings were still playing, then maybe we have a reason to leave the thread the way it was.

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    God that video from Rexall place during O'Canada gave me shivers...I LOVE IT
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33
    God that video from Rexall place during O'Canada gave me shivers...I LOVE IT
    The best part is when they pan onto the Oiler bench and focus on Joey Moss the Oilers Dressing room attendant singing at the top of his lungs. For those who don't know Joey is the longest serving member of the Oilers. He has Downs syndrome and has worked for the Oilers for 18 years. Joey was recently honoured by the NHL for his service.

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    They did it!

    GO OILERS GO!!!




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    Go Oilers...
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...hub=TopStories

    From the above article:

    Party turns bad

    While the vast majority of partiers out on Whyte Avenue -- Edmonton's main hockey party strip, also known as the Blue Mile -- were well-behaved, there were some incidents of vandalism reported as the night dragged on. Then, things started deteriorating quickly, CTV's Erin Isfeld Isfeld said early Sunday.

    "We're definitely on the verge of a riot right now," she said at one point. "For the last three hours, we've had fires being set in the middle of Whyte Avenue ... anything and everything that will burn. They're throwing their clothes on them."

    Firefighters doused the fires -- and the crowds -- from rooftops. Eventually, police in riot control gear escorted them to put out some of the small fires, she said.

    Around 3:30 a.m. local time, Edmonton police -- buttressed by reinforcements from the city of Camrose and RCMP from around the province -- pushed the crowd off Whyte Avenue, Isfeld said. "They essentially forced them to go home."

    A few diehards who didn't want to go were arrested, Isfeld said, adding she didn't have precise statistics on how many were picked up

    Edmonton's Emergency Response Services said they haven't had to transport anyone from Whyte Avenue to hospital, but did report treating minor injuries, she said.

    "One of the RCMP officers here said to me he worked the Red Mile in Calgary and said he's never seen anything like this, that Calgary never got to anything like this at all."

    Another Edmonton police official said the behaviour of the bad elements in the crowd was getting close to the Canada Day riot of 2001 on the avenue, Isfeld said.

    Some people in the area were disgusted by the behaviour, she said. "They feel very embarrassed for this city. They are worried about the black eye that this is going to cause for the city."

    Police say they will be reviewing staffing levels because they can foresee things getting worse if the Oilers actually win the Stanley Cup, she said.

    Hockey night in Kandahar

    Canada House at the Kandahar Airfield was the place to watch the game, which began at 5:30 a.m. local time.

    About 40 soldiers and civilian personnel gathered to watch.

    Master Cpl. Troy Weiss didn't even really go to bed before he showed up to watch.

    "That was a great game," he told The Canadian Press, his assault rifle near by. "Finally they clinched it and it's great to have a Canadian team in the final."

    Jonthia Goode, a civilian employee, showed up more than 90 minutes early to secure a seat.

    And what is she looking forward to? "I'm going to be home from the playoffs!"

    With a report from CTV Edmonton's Erin Isfeld and files from The Canadian Press

    September 11th - Never Forget

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