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02-14-2010, 10:31 PM
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This is some *********. So essentially he could be making 10 million and you wouldn't be able to boo him because he's "putting in effort" and "working hard"? What a bunch of nonsense. The guy is a floating carcass out there, getting away with grand larceny.

One of the worst players on the worst team in the entire league. He deserves all the boos he gets. The man is full of himself and I'm sure is a pain to be around in the lockeroom.

The whole notion of "Edmonton is a hard working town, blue collar town and we respect players who put in the effort and the hard work all the same" is some played out ****. We get it, if you work really hard - results or no results - that's all we want to see and we can respect that.

No. This is a results based business, hard work can only get you so far. Horcoff has been an absolute disgrace this season and deserves every single boo he gets. Needs to pull that head out of his ass and get his game back in gear for next year, in a massive away.
So how come Cogs or O'Sully don't get booed?

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02-14-2010, 10:32 PM
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I think the Horcoff issue has gone beyond the contract now. How many Oiler fans would be cheering for him to stay if he was getting, say, 2M per? I know it is hypothetical, but he would be getting the same heat if he was being paid a pack of smarties to play here
If I were Horcoff, I'd privately ask for a trade.

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02-14-2010, 10:32 PM
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02-14-2010, 10:32 PM
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if this were 15 games into the season and horc was being boo'd i'd defend him, but he has been bad all year, and not just inconsistent, he's been bad...

when you sign a monster contract, you should expect this backlash if you play bad for this long, if anything this town has been easy on him thus far...
Amen, we have played what 62 games already and he's sucked in the vast majority of them. He's had more than enough time before they turned on him.

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02-14-2010, 10:33 PM
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If I were Horcoff, I'd privately ask for a trade.
And if I were the Oilers I'd laugh and say that it's not going to happen. Go count your money.

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02-14-2010, 10:33 PM
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Horcoff would be boo'd if he was paid leagu minimum.

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02-14-2010, 10:37 PM
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Horcoff would be boo'd if he was paid leagu minimum.
no. the reason people boo him is because hes making 5.5 million (7 mil this year) and is -20 something and pretty much sucks

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So how come Cogs or O'Sully don't get booed?
Well...because neither of them were lucky enough to have a dumb ass GM hand them a pen and a ridiculous contract.
If Penner made 2M he would have never been booed last season... unfortunately thats just how some Oiler fans roll.

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If I were Horcoff, I'd privately ask for a trade.
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Reads that again ...

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Tell you what Horcoff, we'll gladly void your contract by sending you down to the AHL, and then you can refuse, and you're out of the contract and can sign anywhere you want. He would never agree to this though.

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02-14-2010, 10:38 PM
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Horcoff would be boo'd if he was paid leagu minimum.
Why not when he's played like an ECHLer for much of the year?

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no. the reason people boo him is because hes making 5.5 million (7 mil this year) and is -20 something and pretty much sucks
No. People would be booing if he made league minimum. People hated Horcoff the day he made the Oilers and it hasn't changed.

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No. People would be booing if he made league minimum. People hated Horcoff the day he made the Oilers and it hasn't changed.
Wow, I feel bad for Horcoff then.

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No. People would be booing if he made league minimum. People hated Horcoff the day he made the Oilers and it hasn't changed.
I liked him a lot back then, now I can't stand him.

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Amen, we have played what 62 games already and he's sucked in the vast majority of them. He's had more than enough time before they turned on him.
Just curious...when did one season make a player?

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Well...because neither of them were lucky enough to have a dumb ass GM hand them a pen and a ridiculous contract.
If Penner made 2M he would have never been booed last season... unfortunately thats just how some Oiler fans roll.
Lowe and Horcoff are both idiots, Lowe for offering and Horc for pushing the issue that it was his intangibles and half of a good season which made him deserving of a 5.5 million dollar per season, 6 year extension.

They can both be booed out of town as far as I'm concerned.

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So how come Cogs or O'Sully don't get booed?
There is so much wrong with this. Don't even get me started.


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Just curious...when did one season make a player?
This is the second season in a row and really the 3rd season out of 4 years that he's under performed. Some how he suckered gullible Lowe into a massive pay raise off one stretch of 50 or so games (lol).

Whatever is stuck up his ass, he needs to figure out how to deal with it.

Boo his ass, boo him into the ground, I say. He'll start to play better, watch.

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Just curious...when did one season make a player?
Ovechkin, Crosby, and Malkin.

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Just curious...when did one season make a player?
Starting last season with Schremp and Petry. Besides if you're as horrible as Horcoff this year your name would have to be Gretzky or Lemieux and you'd have to be 40+ years old not to get crapped on making the kind of dough that Horc is making.

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This is the second season in a row and really the 3rd season out of 4 years that he's under performed. Some how he suckered gullible Lowe into a massive pay raise off one stretch of 50 or so games (lol).

Whatever is stuck up his ass, he needs to figure out how to deal with it.

Boo his ass, boo him into the ground, I say. He'll start to play better, watch.
His wallet. That or an angry Badger.

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No. People would be booing if he made league minimum. People hated Horcoff the day he made the Oilers and it hasn't changed.
No, he used to be one of my favorite Oilers and I know a lot of people that feel the same.

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This is the second season in a row and really the 3rd season out of 4 years that he's under performed.

Whatever is stuck up his ass, he needs to figure out how to deal with it.
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Besides if you're as horrible as Horcoff this year your name would have to be Gretzky or Lemieux and you'd have to be 40+ years old not to get crapped on making the kind of dough that Horc is making.
How do you define underperformed? He has been a consistent 50+ point player for 4 years previous to this season playing against the other teams top players. Why isn't that factored in when evaluating him as a player? What is so special about this season that it takes precedent over the last 4 seasons?

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His wallet. That or an angry Badger.
It is really (the wallet part) to be honest.

Booing this mother****er is the only way he's ever going to focus on just playing damn hockey again, because he is so mentally crippled by the expectations he's put on himself for a contract he can't live up to that he needs something else to refocus him.

Boo him and boo him often, watch, he'll start to play better because he won't be fixated soley on the fact that's he's ripping off the organization.

The silent/polite treatment is actually probably the worse thing for Horcoff, it's like walking into a room where you know everyone's been talking crap about you, but they shut up the moment you walk in. It's gotten inside his head.

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No, he used to be one of my favorite Oilers and I know a lot of people that feel the same.
Same here. He was my favorite Oiler at one point.

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How do you define underperformed? He has been a consistent 50+ point player for 4 years previous to this season playing against the other teams top players. Why isn't that factored in when evaluating him as a player? What is so special about this season that it takes precedent over the last 4 seasons?
Everyone and their grandma knows the only reason he hit 50 points the last couple of seasons aside from his one All-Star season was due to mooching points off Hemsky.

You see exactly what he can create now by himself. And the exact same thing happened in 06-07 when Hemsky played with Sykora and Horcoff was forced onto the second line. He cannot do anything himself, he cannot deal with the pressure or any kind of expectation either. Folds like a cheap tent.

That's why being booed is probably the best thing for him, it may put him back into the mindset that's the underdog and that might put his mind into a different state, but right now, he can't do it himself. Being polite to him is actually killing whatevers left of his game IMO. He is that much of a mental case that he probably needs to be booed because otherwise he's just going to continue gripping his stick so damn tight like a kid who chokes in his elementary school play once the spotlight is on them.

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