2019-20 Game 47: Oilers at Flames

I used to live in Red Deer, and some of that time featured the glory days of the Oilers-Flames rivalry. Rod on one radio channel, Peter Maher on the other….

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What The Hell I Got

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a huge goal last night in Montreal, No. 157 for his…

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2019-20 Game 46: Oilers at Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens appeared in Edmonton for the first time to face the Oilers…

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The 31 best players in the 2020 draft

The Oilers’ season has been successful and that meant most of my time…

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Connor McDavid’s Night to Remember

Even though I know he’s fast as lighting, even though I know he can do…

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2019-20 Game 45: Oilers at Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a little like the “Air Coryell” San Diego Chargers: High octane both ways. The Edmonton Oilers enter Don Mills…

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More Than a Feeling

There are sporting moments that rise above the normal and emerge, immediately, as something else again. Yesterday in Boston, the Oilers took advantage…

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2019-20 Game 44: Oilers at Bruins

The Oilers reach Tabernac Saturday (afternoon edition) in Boston today, and the script written involves a rocking good time for the home side. Edmonton…

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Too Many Clues in This Room

The Edmonton Oilers lost a winnable game on the road last night, I think it was a weak PS call but those are the breaks. Frustrating? Yes. Disaster? Hardly….

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Game 43 2019-20: Oilers at Sabres

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is starting to post crooked numbers in five on five scoring. Oilers badly need him to deliver at career average levels. Despite being…

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Standing on the Shoreline (First Day of 2020)

Each January 1 on this blog, I write a post with the same title. Often the verbal is decidedly downbeat. Here’s a passage from last year: “Peter…

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2019-20 Game 42: Rangers at Oilers

The first time Edmonton played the Rangers, the result was 10-2 New York live from Manhattan. John Davidson had an easy night in the Rangers net, stopping…

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Working on a Building

Bill James once wrote a wonderful piece on the Minnesota Twins during the early years of the WS team’s development. It was called “That was…

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