Around The Blogosphere: Quinquatria

Jonathan Willis
March 19 2009 01:39PM

The Minerva Temple in Rome. Apparently, this has something to do with Oilers hockey.

Today being the 19th of March, no doubt everyone’s been busy celebrating their favorite ancient Roman holiday! This one day festival was dedicated to Minerva, who was busy even by mythological standards: she served as the virgin goddess of warriors, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, and crafts. She also invented music; without her help, Hall & Oates would never have come up with the epic sound of Private Eyes (clap clap). In any case, if you can distract yourself from observing the holiday, here’s what’s happening around the blogosphere:

  • The Oilers rank 8th in the West in terms of winning percentage since the All-Star break, and that’s probably connected somehow to their current position in the conference – 8th. Don’t ask David Staples what it means for the rest of the stretch drive and the playoffs, though.
  • From that same Staples post, he suggests O’Horcivansky as a name for the Oilers current top line. It’s a little long for me – maybe something shorter, like O’Shorsky?
  • Is Ethan Moreau the worst forward on any playoff team? I think not, but he’s closer to the bottom than the top.
  • Scott does that thing he does: offers a rhyming psalm hoping for the Oilers to win tonight against Colorado.
  • Speaking of the game tonight, the odds coming out of Vegas aren’t encouraging.
  • Is Riley Nash the best prospect in the Oilers’ system? Lowetide offers a look at his last two seasons.
  • Are you still on the Rob Schremp bandwagon? You aren’t alone.
  • And to conclude, a brief look at the Oilers Corsi rankings over the last ten games.
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Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
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#51 kingsblade
March 20 2009, 02:57AM
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Greg MC wrote:

Someone states their opinion. Then someone else disses it in an angry tone. Question: Who is responsible for the angry response. Answer: The angry person. Freedom of speech, just be careful where you use it.

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#52 treblecharger
March 20 2009, 09:26AM
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I like H2O. Except isn't that what Hall & Oates called the album after "Private Eyes"?

#13: "It is obvious that the gods abandoned us long ago, so dont be skimping on your goats either. You have no idea how angry Jupiter gets when you keep the good goat for yourself."

Note to self: do NOT sip coffee then read Nation posts in morning before completely swallowing coffee.

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#53 SquidRx
March 20 2009, 01:47PM
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I am partial to O'Shemcoff.

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