The Battle of Alberta, round 2, goes tonight in Edmonton.
Actually the Battle of Alberta, round 2, started this morning when I found six inches of snow on the ground. The 10 minute drive to work turned into 30 minutes of sliding on an ice cube. Welcome to Northern Alberta, where the men are men, and the Oilers are a bunch of Europeans.
That’s not exactly true. I was looking at the Oilers r... Read More »
Hi friends. I apologize for my brief blogging hiatus. I've been rather sick in recent days. Not sure if it is Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Ukraine Soup Flu...anyway, I've been out of action, and today is the first time I've been able to lift my head enough to see the keyboard on my computer.
So, I've been named the official Oilers Blogger on HockeyBuzz. The following is my acceptance speech: I'd like t... Read More »
After winning their final pre-season game of the year, the Edmonton Oilers made their "final cuts" before the season begins. Although, the cutting was made a little easier thanks to four injuries on the roster.
The Oilers ultimately decided now was not the time for Jordan Eberle, and they returned him to the Regina Pats of the WHL. Eberle, who looked great in Oilers pre-season action and in cam... Read More »
Here's a little light reading on this Friday, the last before the 2009/2010 NHL regular season begins.
1. Theo Fleury will end up playing for some NHL team by the end of the season. And, he’ll be good too. Calgary made a mistake not giving this guy a chance to prove he can still do it.
2. Rookie of the Year in the NHL will be Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning. John Tavares, everyone... Read More »
I know it's only pre-season and all, but after last night's game, I need to do some whining.
Denis Grebeshkov flat-out stunk last night. He wasn't physical, he didn't move the puck well, his defensive zone coverage was suspect, and he appears to be allergic to shooting. I also seem to remember him coughing it up a few times, leading to Lightning chances to score. He didn't play like a $3mil+ pl... Read More »