November 25 2010 12:01PM
Avalanche -verb: To overwhelm with an extremely large amount of anything.
An avalanche can be used in the form of a noun as well, but based on how the Oilers are playing right now, Avalanche might be more appropriate in the form of a verb tonight. The Oilers have been overwhelmed in multiple areas lately, so it is very possible the Avalanche could inundate the Oilers in a variety of ways this evening.
November 23 2010 11:47PM
Tom Renney has seen some horrendous performances this season, and he has remained rather calm throughout the first 19 games, but tonight's performance in Phoenix finally pushed him over the edge. I'm amazed his patience lasted this long.
November 23 2010 10:50AM
John Candy played Barf in the 1987 sci-fi parody, Spaceballs. It was a strange parody on Star Trek, Aliens and the Star Wars trilogy. It didn't do very well at the box office, but became somewhat of a cult classic afterwards. Barf and his captain Lone Starr ended up saving the day of course, but while this was a unique character for Candy it was the prelude to Candy's best characters: Del Griffith in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Chet Ripley in The Great Outdoors and Buck Russell in Uncle Buck. What does Barf have to do with the Oilers, you ask? Stick with me.
November 21 2010 04:58PM
Despite their best performance in a week, the Oilers couldn't hold on to a 3-0 lead and lost to Phoenix on Friday. Tonight they face a Ducks team that has lost four in a row, two in OT, so one losing streak will come to an end. The Ducks won all four meetings last season and outscored the Oilers 20-9.
November 19 2010 11:45AM
Tom Renney pulled a few interesting tricks out of his coaching trunk yesterday during practice at Millenium Place. He isn't desperate, yet, but clearly he was looking to find a way to stop the
bleeding, hemorrhaging. The Oilers have lost five straight and have been outscored 30-8 in that span. Yesterday Renney tried to instill some FUN back into his team.