December 11 2013 12:18PM
"Not all wins are pretty." That phrase is getting used quite a bit today.
Things were looking great when the Oil jumped out to 4-1 lead versus the Carolina Hurricanes. They were in the driver’s seat but eventually allowed the Canes back in the game, before pulling it out in overtime.
The Oilers have won 7 of their last 11 games and are far from being a legitimate contender, but at least they are getting some positive results. It was not the second half of the game you want to see but they still won the game.
December 02 2013 01:13PM
In this week’s mailbag were still talking concussions and player safety in hockey.
November 28 2013 09:42AM
On Monday ten former NHL players filed a class action lawsuit against the NHL for concussions they suffered while playing hockey. One more player has since joined. If you haven’t seen it in its entirety, you can check it out here.
I have no idea what the gentleman that played the game in the decades before me went through. I don't know what the medical protocols were for guys concussed or how medically informed they were, way back when.
I don’t even know if the NHL knew. That’s the biggest question in all of this.
November 17 2013 08:33AM
It's only one win, against a team that isn't very good but it was nice to see some fire and the Oilers offense come to life in the third period. This team needs any positive energy they can get these days and who better to start with than the Flames?
November 14 2013 05:27PM
With each passing day, frustrated fans continue to find new or old reasons as to why this team is where it is. Everyone is searching for answers, with many targeting the “old boys club” that has become the Edmonton Oilers. I don’t know if this is new but many want to focus on the assistant coaches today and blame them for this team’s demise.