WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE THE HORSES

I’m asked from time to time how much of this blog’s tone and views are mine and how much is framing the issue to fit the daily mood. I can’t…

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Game 49 2018-19: Hurricanes at Oilers

I’ve mentioned this before but a team can get a lot from a losing season….

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Game 48 2018-19: Flames at Oilers

In my many years of being a fan and observer, no rivalry for which I held a…

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AHL Game 37 2018-19: Heat at Condors

The 18-15-3 Bakersfield Condors will host Calgary’s farm club (Stockton:…

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Running Up That Hill

The Edmonton Oilers best players were their best players, they received secondary…

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Game 47 2018-19: Oilers at Canucks

There are four forwards who are over 1.50 points-per-60 at 5-on-5 since Ken Hitchcock arrived in Edmonton. One of them is Jujhar Khaira. The addition of…

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Moonlight Drive

Buffalo scored first, that often means a long night of poor behaviour by adults in my house, possibly yours too. Zack Kassian had a major impact on the…

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Game 46 2018-19: Sabres at Oilers

This is Ty Rattie sending an area pass that will eventually end up in the back of the Coyotes’ net. It’s a skill play, but doesn’t have…

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Copperhead Road

You can’t make one thin dime defending Peter Chiarelli in this town, but I’ll say this: If there was a trade out there for a scoring forward,…

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Game 45 2018-19: Coyotes at Oilers

Saturdays in winter. We had to milk and feed the goats, and we had to make sure there was enough coal (we had a giant bin that needed to be full) for the…

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Crossfire Hurricane

Ken Hitchcock’s post-game avail last night was golden. He said “we were exhausted. This is the worst-case scenario. Four-game road trip, travel…

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Game 44 2018-19: Panthers at Oilers

We’ve reached the point in the season where the blog will go “split screen” in coverage. It coincides with my work at The Athletic (my…

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It Makes No Difference

Lots of post-game chatter suggesting the Oilers rode lack of attention to detail and bad luck to a 7-2 loss in northern California last night. I think…

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