February 03 2011 07:45AM
I mentioned this awhile back and last night was an excellent example: as time rolls on, Taylor Hall is going to take care of Taylor Hall.
February 01 2011 06:11PM
I had a trade deadline post ready to go tonight, but Zack Stortini was part of it. Oh well. I'll include him in anyway, as there's a chance he'll be in the organization come the deadline. When it comes to this deadline, the Oilers are extremely likely to do the same thing they did a year ago: flush blue.
January 30 2011 08:03AM
I hate the All-Star break. It doesn't count in the standings, there's a long layoff between actual games and at my age any alteration in schedule makes me grumpy. Fortunately, there are some things to do, some of them involving good old hockey.
January 29 2011 08:32AM
I love old time photos. This one features the great Gordie Howe in the middle, a young Bryan "Bugsy" Watson (who would one day coach our beloved Oilers) on the right and young Ray Cullen on the left. This photo is from 1966-68. One of the best things about following a team is watching the young players develop; Cullen had the better pedigree and was a better offensive prospect but it was Watson who had the longer NHL career. On the current Oilers roster, who are the keepers? The throwaways? The career minor leaguers? It's always been tough to say.
January 26 2011 11:09AM
Happy 50th to the kid in this photo. And thanks. For everything. I wouldn't have believed it unless I was there to see it.