October 01 2011 03:42PM
Preseason victories don't mean much, but last night's victory over Minnesota had to be one of the most empty victories the organziation has ever had. Taylor Fedun's season is over, and his career possibly in jeapordy, after a horrific collision fractured his femur. It is hard to fathom why the NHL didn't institute hybrid icing this off-season, because Fedun's injury was the exact reason why many wanted the rule tweaked.
September 30 2011 10:55AM
Yesterday the Oilers sent Antti Tyrvainen, Yann Danis and Colten Teubert to OKC leaving the Oilers with 32 players in camp. With Ryan Whitney likely not ready for opening night, and Sam Gagner highly questionable, Tom Renney will probably only make four or five more cuts after the weekend.
The openings are more for the pressbox than on the ice, but tonight and tomorrow's games will impact those staying more in the pocket book than on the ice.
September 29 2011 11:08AM
Eleven has been my favourite number since I can remember. I had short affairs with some higher ups like 17, 19 and 23, but 11 has always been the number that made me feel the most confident. It is strange how a lucky number can impact our psyche or our minds, yet today on the 11th anniversary of my father’s passing I have an eerie mixture of confidence and yearning.
Eleven years ago today, my father, William Arthur Gregor, passed away at the young age of 56. Dad had a massive heart attack in his car at a red light in Sherwood Park. He had quit smoking a few years earlier, wasn’t a heavy drinker or overweight, but sadly it was his time.
September 28 2011 10:43AM
This is the original "Nuge", Ted Nugent. The Nuge was a fantastic guitar player, so good in fact, he has a Gibson model named after him. He has played over 6000 concerts, released 34 albums and sold over 30 million records. Cat Scratch Fever is my favourite Nuge song. The intro is epic. Nugent's fingers were silky smooth on the guitar, while the Oilers' "Nuge" has shown that his hands are pretty silky sick as well.
September 27 2011 01:55PM
Ales Hemsky will suit up for his first action of the preseason tonight, and yesterday he thought he might have to be the shooter on his line. Hemsky said he was going to skate with the Ryans, Smyth and Nugent-Hopkins and was prepared to add a new wrinkle to his game.
"I think i'm the shooter on the line right now. Smitty doesn't shoot too much (laughs) so we'll see tomorrow. I've got a new stick so I'm planning on firing more."