April 05 2011 12:23PM
After going 26 games without a goal, Linus Omark has scored in two straight games and in a 4-1 victory over the first place Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, Omark was at his electrifying best. When he is on his game the fourth round pick in 2007 is highly creative, tenacious and dogged on the puck, surprisingly hard to knock off his skates and a risk taker. If Omark plays tonight like he did on Saturday, win or lose, Oiler fans will leave Rexall Place entertained.
March 31 2011 12:45PM
Old School is one of the greatest cult films ever made. It is a classic, and everytime I see it on TV I watch it. There are so many great scenes it is impossible to say which one is my favourite, but when Frank the Tank decides to "Do just one" at the frat party it starts a hilarious sequence that ends with Frank streaking down the street only to have his wife and her friends pull up beside him. Frank went to the party with the best of intentions: to stay sober.
"Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time," said Frank when questioned why he wasn't drinking. I guarantee many of you guys found yourselves at Bed, Bath & Beyond after this movie, because when your wife or girlfriend asked you to go with her, you instantly thought of Frank, started laughing, and decided you needed to check the place out.
You knew deep down it wouldn't be that great of a place, but you needed to see for yourself, and tonight you will do the exact same thing. You know the Oiler/Wild game probably won't be great, but you won't be able to stop yourself from watching it to see if the Oilers will extend their STREAK to 16 consecutive losses in Minnesota.
March 29 2011 04:26PM
While Dustin Penner makes his return to Rexall Place tonight, the legendary Rod Phillips will say goodnight one final time and hopefully it won't be another painful game for Oiler fans to watch.The Hall of Fame voice of the Oilers will call his 3,542nd game tonight, and while the return of Penner doesn't match the emotion of a Gretzky, Messier, Coffey, Kurri, Fuhr, Anderson, Weight, Smyth, Pronger or even Comrie return it still has an interesting story line.
March 26 2011 03:53PM
Tonight is like a playoff game for Oiler fans. Win and the Oilers can unofficially,
scratch that, OFFICIALLY, eliminate the Calgary Flames from playoff contention. The past two seasons have been excruciatingly tough to stomach, yet Rexall Place has been sold out every night. I know the Oilers are understaffed and are playing with three 3rd lines and a 4th line tonight, but the players must recognize what a win would mean to the fans.
A true Oiler fan despises the Flames.
You loathe them.
They disgust you.
Adhor sits at the edge of your tongue when you see a Flames jersey, and for the love of hockey the Oilers better SHOW UP tonight.
March 24 2011 01:57PM
The Oilers and the Blues will miss the playoffs for the 5th time in the last six years, and both squads are filled with young players that management feels can lead them to the playoffs in the near future. Since the lockout the Blues have finished 30th, 22nd, 27th, 15th, 15th (missed playoffs, but had more points than MONT and PHI who ended up in east final) and are currently 23rd, while the Oilers have finished 14th, 25th, 19th, 21st, 30th and are a lock to finish 30th again. Each team had three first-round picks in 2007, and both of them are hoping that eventually their "rebuilds" will turn into consistent playoff apperarances.