PENTICTON 2014!!!

When I was a kid, we’d drive from Haney (we lived in Maple Ridge, up in Whonnock) to Penticton for summer holidays. It’s a long drive—5 hours—but…

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POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

The Edmonton Oilers welcomed 29 athletes to the 2014 training camp today, kicking…

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IN THE ETHER

The rookies head for Penticton later today after their physicals and counting…

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THE HARD CASE

I would have loved to play in the NHL, dreamed about it every night as a kid….

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AHEAD BY A CENTURY

As summer turns to Armageddon in the Canadian west, bits and pieces of Oilers…

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FLOWER POWER

Early word on Nail Yakupov is that he’s bigger, thicker and readier (hey, it fits) than ever, and this will be a big season for him. I’m not…

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THE KINK KONTROVERSY

The stories are finally rolling and the fans are beginning to piece together the good and bad arrows from the offseason. Some players worked out, others…

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AUTUMN ALMANAC

The Edmonton Oilers released their Young Stars roster this morning, it’s about what we thought it might be with a couple of tweaks. Things that make…

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50 WORDS FOR SNOW

I love Edmonton in the fall, the city is so beautiful. Turning leaves, autumn’s chill, long slow walks in the river valley. I love every fall, but…

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KRUSH 2.0?

He is NOT his father’s 6.02 (back when 6.02 was 6.02) but Alex Krushelnyski was part of Edmonton’s orientation camp roster this summer, and…

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I WISH TODAY COULD BE TOMORROW

Edmonton enjoyed a glorious summer day on Saturday, and for a few hours we cheered on the Eskimos (well for an hour or so, anyway) and put away thoughts…

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WE SAIL THE OCEAN BLUE

It’s easy to forget the struggles facing Edmonton a year ago, and fascinating to look at the challenges ahead for the coming version of the Oilers….

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IN THE CITY THERE’S A THOUSAND FACES ALL SHINING BRIGHT

Craig MacTavish added some sixes and sevens and nines to the blue line (and Mark Fayne may be a face card) over the summer, and the developing kids may…

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