Game 19 2018-19: Oilers at Flames

Yesterday the Oilers traded for Ryan Spooner. He’s a skilled complementary forward who has played center at times during his career, but is more…

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Smoke When I Drink

I like using comparables when talking about prospects, it gives me a possible…

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Procurement Is No Ordinary Word

Since arriving as general manager, Peter Chiarelli has drafted 27 players, 12…

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The McDavid-Draisaitl Speedway

I knew we were in for something special Tuesday night when, earlier in the day,…

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Game 18 2018-19: Canadiens at Oilers

The Montreal Canadiens, for most English Canadians in my youth, were the enemy….

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A Worried Mind

One thing’s for sure: This isn’t Jesse Puljujarvi’s fault. The Edmonton Oilers were beyond bad on home ice last night, in a game they…

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Game 17 2018-19: Avalanche at Oilers

This morning, the Edmonton Oilers are in a playoff position, No. 8 in the Western Conference. By the end of tonight’s games, the team could be anywhere…

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Who Will Take My Dreams Away

My Dad was an older man when he started working for places like Husky and CN in Maidstone, and the crews he joined in those jobs were populated by men…

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Hold Back The Water

I think this is an exercise in futility, but also feel a need to write it down. The Edmonton Oilers didn’t play well last night, and they didn’t…

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Game 16 2018-19: Oilers at Panthers

The Edmonton Oilers finish up a four-game road trip tonight in Sunrise, Florida. After winning against Detroit, losses to the Capitals and Lightning have…

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Peace Frog

Last night in Tampa Bay, the Edmonton Oilers played one of those games smart people call a schedule loss. Two games against top flight teams in two nights…

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Fountain Tire Fan Bods a nod to the city that made business success a reality

Not long ago, I noticed an interesting tweet about the Edmonton Oilers. It involved characters wearing blue body paint and spelling out “he shoots,…

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Game 15 2018-19: Oilers at Lightning

Sometimes I wake up and everything is dull. Turn the light on and it seems to burn dim, or maybe it’s me. We all want to look sharp in our jobs,…

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