Steve MacIntyre – Still Relevant?

Jonathan Willis
December 31 2010 05:58PM

Steve MacIntyre had a pretty good start to 2010-11. He played a little over five minutes in the season opener against Calgary, demolished Raitis Ivanans in a heavyweight battle, and with Tom Renney in charge behind the bench the promise of more minutes awaited.

Things haven’t really worked out all that well since.

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The Lottery!

Jonathan Willis
December 29 2010 06:45PM

With Ryan Whitney out of the picture for two months, the Edmonton Oilers’ already strong chance at a lottery finish just got a little stronger. The reality is that this team has had a stranglehold on a lottery position since the get-go, and this is just a little extra insurance to get them over the line.

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Steve Tambellini & The Quest For Grit

Jonathan Willis
December 24 2010 03:47PM

One of the over-arching themes of Steve Tambellini’s time as General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers has been the ongoing quest to make the team stronger, grittier, and more emotional. Few skillsets have been targeted with the same zeal and commitment with which the Tambellini Oilers have pursued players who fit those descriptors.

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Size Has No Impact On Faceoff Percentage: 2009-10 Data

Jonathan Willis
December 24 2010 10:36AM

 

A question that has come up a few times is whether big players tend to have an advantage when taking faceoffs. There is a certain logic to the idea that they do: after all, bigger, stronger players should be able to outmuscle their smaller counterparts in the faceoff circle.

The data, however, suggests something else entirely: that there is no advantage to being big when it comes to taking face-offs.

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Postgame: Kings 3, Oilers 2 (Shootout)

Jonathan Willis
December 23 2010 11:51PM

Some quick post-game thoughts on tonight’s tilt between the Oilers and Kings.

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