February 27 2013 11:59AM
It seems clear that any player who makes it to the NHL is competitive. They had to beat out thousands of players just to get a shot in the league, but even in the NHL there are different types of competitors.
Your team will have a mixture of tough competitors and fragile competitors.
Do the Oilers have enough tough competitors?
February 26 2013 01:17PM
As you scramble to debate whether you should top up your RRSP contributions or buy new TV, (you might have taken your Oilers frustration out on your TV) we'll discuss all thing NHL and the Oilers.
February 25 2013 01:06PM
If you focus on statistical categories heading into tonight's tilt v. the red-hot Chicago Blackhawks it doesn't look good for the Oilers. The Hawks are 15-0-3, they have ice girls, a sold out building and right now they win for fun.
Can the Oilers pull off a major upset?
February 22 2013 08:33AM
Much of the talk after last night's 3-1 loss to Minnesota focused on Taylor Hall's kneeing major on Cal Clutterbuck. I suspect Hall will get a short suspension from the hit, but I don't think it was malicious. Hall never took any extra strides to hit him, and he did lean in and down to avoid head contact, however, the initial point of contact looked to be a combination of Hall's knee/thigh/hip on Clutterbuck's lower thigh and he likely gets a Shanaban.
But that play shouldn't overshadow the fact that the Oilers continue to struggle in many facets of their overall game.
February 21 2013 01:20PM
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." For years many attributed this quote to Albert Einstein, however, there is no proof he actually uttered those words.
"Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results," first appeared in the basic text of Narcotics Anonymous which was copyrighted in 1982. Brownlee can attest this is very true, having tried to kick the habit for years, and I wonder if Ralph Krueger is starting to wonder the same thing about his hockey team.