August 05 2011 05:31PM
It's been said that some leaders are born with the traits that make them what they are, while others develop them as they go. It doesn't really matter how somebody assumes the kind of role most of us only aspire to, only that they do. I'm convinced Taylor Hall is on his way.
August 05 2011 03:06PM
Two weeks ago, I copped to being an obstinate fossil, to struggling with change. So, I take a week off away from the laptop for a trip to Kelowna and what happens? Change aplenty, with much of striking very close to home. It's so unsettling.
August 05 2011 08:01AM
Steve Tambellini did an excellent job on July 1st going up and down the aisles and crossing items off his shopping list. There are still a couple of items remaining: a legit top 4 defender (may not be coming) and a goaltender who can provide competition at the top end and insurance at the bottom end. The names are running out.
August 04 2011 09:20PM
A principle problem of mainstream hockey talk revolves around finding the right value for a defensive player. Evaluating a player's defensive attributes, unfortunately, falls into some pitfalls on the surface. It is absolutely impossible to watch every game and judge each player well defensively, which causes some problems when it comes to handing out individual awards at the end of the season.
August 04 2011 04:51PM
On this sunny day, we aren't going to write an article about ice hockey. Instead we are going to talk a bit about one of our city's founders and his legacy which is in imminent danger. File this under the “Edmonton” part of “Edmonton Oilers Hockey Blog” if you will.