October 24 2011 11:06PM
Whether you are for a new arena or opposed to it, tomorrow you will have your chance to voice your opinion. We are damn lucky we live in a country that allows us to speak our mind, so I suggest you make a trip to city hall or email Councillors@edmonton.ca and let them know where you stand.
October 22 2011 01:07PM
Sam Gagner will play the right wing with Eric Belanger and Magnus Paajarvi tonight. It will be Gagner's first game since March 9th, and while he did dress v. Calgary in the preseason, it has been over seven months since he felt the pace of regular season action.
Gagner is fired up to play and isn't concerned about playing the wing.
October 22 2011 09:18AM
Sam Gagner will play his first game of the year tonight, so Tom Renney has to sit someone down.
Who would you sit out and why?
October 20 2011 12:01PM
If you haven't seen the movie you probably assumed it was about the great chess player Bobby Fischer. It wasn't, it was based on the life of chess prodigy, Josh Waitzkins. Basically his teacher wanted him to be like Fischer. Waitzkins didn't have Fishcer's meanstreak and wins with more diplomacy. I had no clue there was sportsmanship in chess. I guess hitting the timer button to hard is unsportsmanlike.
At times hockey is like a chess match, especially when you are a playing defence. You try to read and anticipate what the offensive players will do, and this year the Oilers have been very good in their own zone, however, they've only scored once in three of their five games. Usually they are attacking like pawns, with limited moves, but they will need to start incorporating some strategy similar to a Bishop, Rook or Queen if they plan on scoring.
October 19 2011 07:49PM
The Oilers re-assigned Jeff Petry to OKC today, not because he was playing bad, but because it is better for his development. For those stating Theo Peckham has been worse, you're looking at a very small sample size. Last year Peckham was solid, while Petry struggled, and now you want to run Peckham out of town because of a bad start, lose him to waivers, to keep Petry?
If you are that guy, I'd love to be in a fantasy hockey league with you.