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11/17/09 Does a close loss hurt as much as a blowout loss?

View Poll Results: Does a close loss hurt as much as a blowout loss?
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11-17-2009, 09:15 AM
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11/17/09 Does a close loss hurt as much as a blowout loss?

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Eberle
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A Treatise on Shooting
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11-17-2009, 09:29 AM
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Gretzky doc reveals details of trade that changed hockey forever
http://www.canada.com/entertainment/...729/story.html

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11-17-2009, 09:52 AM
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its the loses were the team looks like they don't give a crap that hurt me. If they play hard and lose a close game or get blown out it does't bother me to much. Its the loses were the team plays like a bunch of pansies and look like they don't give a damn that bother me.

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I voted no, I've always found close losses a lot harder to take than blow-outs. What hurts the most is being so close.

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its the loses were the team looks like they don't give a crap that hurt me. If they play hard and lose a close game or get blown out it does't bother me to much. Its the loses were the team plays like a bunch of pansies and look like they don't give a damn that bother me.
Agree 100%.

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So there you have it folks. Oiler fans have now sunk to the low that only Leaf fans have been accustomed to all these years. Discussing the merits of different ways to lose. We're getting close to the bottom of the barrel. Nice.

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So there you have it folks. Oiler fans have now sunk to the low that only Leaf fans have been accustomed to all these years. Discussing the merits of different ways to lose. We're getting close to the bottom of the barrel. Nice.
sorry, my mood was sorta low when I got in this morning. Any happy topic ideas for tomorrow? I can always ask what everyone's favourite flavour of cake or icecream is?

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sorry, my mood was sorta low when I got in this morning. Any happy topic ideas for tomorrow? I can always ask what everyone's favourite flavour of cake or icecream is?

Mocha, if you must know.

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Mocha, if you must know.
Well its a good thing I asked thn, I wouldn't have thought to add that one

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GO CRAIG! lol
well in this case - Congrats Craig!
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Gretzky doc reveals details of trade that changed hockey forever
http://www.canada.com/entertainment/...729/story.html
I'll have my PVR set to record... I have a feeling this film is going to break my heart...

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Gretzky doc reveals details of trade that changed hockey forever
http://www.canada.com/entertainment/...729/story.html
Permit me a rant for a moment ...

I do not understand this kind of thing at all. Laugh if you must, but that trade ranks right up there with Black Friday in the category of "things that completely rocked my six-year-old world". I don't want to relive it. I don't want to know the reasons. What POSSIBLE reason could anyone give that would make me feel even a tiny bit better about that? I don't want to watch TV programs or read books or newspaper articles about it, NOTHING. Would I watch a TV show about my childhood cat getting run over by a car right in front of my eyes? NO. (That didn't happen, btw, but I doubt it could have broken my heart any more than that trade did.) I don't want to relive it, LEAVE ME ALONE.

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I'll have my PVR set to record... I have a feeling this film is going to break my heart...
I honestly couldn't even get through the whole article here in the office, I don't want to cry at work. That kind of thing will haunt you!
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Permit me a rant for a moment ...

I do not understand this kind of thing at all. Laugh if you must, but that trade ranks right up there with Black Friday in the category of "things that completely rocked my six-year-old world". I don't want to relive it. I don't want to know the reasons. What POSSIBLE reason could anyone give that would make me feel even a tiny bit better about that? I don't want to watch TV programs or read books or newspaper articles about it, NOTHING. Would I watch a TV show about my childhood cat getting run over by a car right in front of my eyes? NO. (That didn't happen, btw, but I doubt it could have broken my heart any more than that trade did.) I don't want to relive it, LEAVE ME ALONE.

Thank you.
I share your sentiments. I certainly didn't even come close to understanding when it happened and I remember crying my eyes out... I think that I will try to watch it. I mean we lived through the nineties and even now... I made it through the Smytty debachery and Prongergate. I'll record it and watch it in pieces, or maybe I can get through it once and only need one box of kleenex. OLM, you and I have to be stonger now than we were then. Think of it like the pain of finding out about Santa. It might be for our own good to know.

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I share your sentiments. I certainly didn't even come close to understanding when it happened and I remember crying my eyes out... I think that I will try to watch it. I mean we lived through the nineties and even now... I made it through the Smytty debachery and Prongergate. I'll record it and watch it in pieces, or maybe I can get through it once and only need one box of kleenex. OLM, you and I have to be stonger now than we were then. Think of it like the pain of finding out about Santa. It might be for our own good to know.
Nope. I still haven't watched anything about the final on that commemorative DVD the Oilers sent out and I'm not watching this. Part of the reason it affected me so much is because when you're six years old you believe in right and wrong, and you think that if something's wrong someone will come along and fix it. Everyone in the world knew Gretzky being traded was WRONG in the strongest sense of the world, but no one can change it and certainly no one can fix it. Yes, now I know it's a business and plenty of other much more unfair things than a hockey player being traded happen in this world, but the point is until that day it wasn't "just a business." It's done, nothing can change it, I don't care what the reasons were, you won't convince me that it wasn't wrong, so just leave me alone with my overdramatic childhood trauma, world.

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[QUOTE=BlueBelle;22167090]Gretzky doc reveals details of trade that changed hockey forever
http://www.canada.com/entertainment/...729/story.html

I watched this one on the Kings site. It's an eye-opener. Wayne played a much bigger part in the trade decision than the average fan realizes.

At one point the director, Berg, asks Wayne: "So, you (your decision not to sign an extenstion) put the Oilers in a box?"

Wayne: "Yes."


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Permit me a rant for a moment ...

I do not understand this kind of thing at all. Laugh if you must, but that trade ranks right up there with Black Friday in the category of "things that completely rocked my six-year-old world". I don't want to relive it. I don't want to know the reasons. What POSSIBLE reason could anyone give that would make me feel even a tiny bit better about that? I don't want to watch TV programs or read books or newspaper articles about it, NOTHING. Would I watch a TV show about my childhood cat getting run over by a car right in front of my eyes? NO. (That didn't happen, btw, but I doubt it could have broken my heart any more than that trade did.) I don't want to relive it, LEAVE ME ALONE.

Thank you.
I feel the same way. I actually know about the behind the scenes trade happenings. The fact that Pocklingon and Gretzky ripped up the personal services contract and the fact that Gretzky wouldn't sign an extension.

I really don't need to relive it again.

It was bad enough the first time and I was a few years older than 6.

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Yeah... I have a feeling I'm going to walk away after the film thinking, damn it Pocklington, I understand why... and with a real sadness knowing both sides made mistakes. Tomorrow I will probably come out with a thought of, Gretzky defying his own statement. "The game is bigger than one person"

and I'll probably relate it to #94 and think... what could have been.

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Yeah... I have a feeling I'm going to walk away after the film thinking, damn it Pocklington, I understand why... and with a real sadness knowing both sides made mistakes. Tomorrow I will probably come out with a thought of, Gretzky defying his own statement. "The game is bigger than one person"

and I'll probably relate it to #94 and think... what could have been.
Basically it came down to Gretzky getting mad at how Pocklington handled everything.

He decided he didn't want to play for him anymore. Did he make mistakes? Sure, he is human. Does he have regrets? I am sure he does. He never did win a Stanley Cup after leaving Edmonton.

Gretzky wasn't innocent in all of it as you will find when you watch the documentary and there was certainly some ego involved.

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You guys are dreaming if you think blaming Wayne is going to make me feel better about this.

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BB Don't watch this
I'm devastated right now....





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You guys are dreaming if you think blaming Wayne is going to make me feel better about this.
I don't think you are going to feel any better about it. In fact, I think it will make you feel worse!

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Francis shows his love for E-town
http://www.calgarysun.com/sports/col...72001-sun.html

We all know the stats. Nice of Francis to remind us. Wonder what his column will be like on Monday after the Riders beat the Stamps? Or after the Flames choke in the 1st round again this year?

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I'm devastated right now....



Oh geeze, glad you warned me. I'll watch those at home with my blankie

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Francis shows his love for E-town
http://www.calgarysun.com/sports/col...72001-sun.html

We all know the stats. Nice of Francis to remind us. Wonder what his column will be like on Monday after the Riders beat the Stamps? Or after the Flames choke in the 1st round again this year?
What a ****face.

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