G46 2016-17: COYOTES AT OILERS

”I’ve made deals where I know the other team is getting the better player, but I knew what we needed. Sometimes you’ve got to trade a…

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TUMBLING DICE

I thought today might be a good time to revisit the 2017 NHL entry draft. As…

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STEP BY STEP

We survived Tabernac Saturday, and it pleased the lord. Cam Talbot is a key…

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G45 2016-17: FLAMES AT OILERS

Make no mistake, tonight’s game is going to be epic: HNIC, Saturday, national…

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THE VALUE OF A FINN IN BAKERSFIELD

The Bakersfield Condors play host to the Stockton Heat tonight, it is a home…

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GIMME THREE STEPS

The Edmonton Oilers followed their New Jersey script again last night—dominate the possession numbers, play a physical game, get lots of chances but…

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G44 2016-17: DEVILS AT OILERS

My Dad was a pumper for Husky, and he had a big route. He drove a 1965 GMC three-quarter ton, had chains, shovels, oil spilled everywhere, work clothes…

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CALLED TO THE SHOW

The Edmonton Oilers called up Jujhar Khaira and Laurent Brossoit from Bakersfield today, with Anton Lander plus Jonas Gustavsson going the other way. One…

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ONE MORE MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB

I always pick favorites, and that is the truth. When the late 1960s Leafs started bringing in young defensemen by the dozen, I chose Jim Dorey as my favorite….

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G43 2016-17: SHARKS AT OILERS

The San Jose Sharks are one of my favorite teams, and a club the Oilers will have to catch and pass eventually—but not this season. If there is a team…

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PLANES ARE GOING UP, PLANES ARE COMING DOWN

The problem is that we don’t have all of the information about Jesse Puljujarvi, and that leads to reactions based on what we do know. On the face…

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THE WEIGHT

The job of goaltender is wildly unfair. In my town, the kid who played goalie was both loved and maligned, loved because when he stopped pucks the town…

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G42 2016-17: OILERS AT SENATORS

The Edmonton Oilers ran up against a hot goalie last night, and it took a long time to solve him and win the day. As has been the case for much of this…

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