Oilers Forwards & Drawing Penalties

Jonathan Willis
August 03 2010 07:20AM

EDMONTON, CANADA - MARCH 5: Martin Havlat #14 of the Minnesota Wild follows the puck against Ryan Jones #28 of the Edmonton Oilers on March 5, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

In the comments section to my Zack Stortini article yesterday, reader Jake suggested that Stortini might be a better fit as an agitator than as a fighter. It’s a thought I liked, and one that I’ve had before. Just to see how well Stortini was doing in that department, I decided to look at penalties taken vs. penalties drawn for the forwards the Oilers will be employing next season.

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Hell's Gate, Fraser Canyon

August 03 2010 07:19AM

This is Hell's Gate, in the Fraser Canyon of British Columbia. The Canyon walls rise far above the River in this area, and it is one of the most interesting and beautiful areas of western Canada. It is usually a surprise for tourists when they view the physical beauty of the river and mountains, and then find out about the large toll the area has taken on locals dating back one century. Some say there are ghosts and "mysterious voices" in the area. In this way, its history of danger and slow progress mirror the Edmonton Oilers at center ice, 2006 summer through today. 

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Robin Brownlee
August 02 2010 06:28PM

I've long suspected Georges Laraque was too decent a person for his true calling in life to be a hockey tough guy, and with the news that he's been named deputy leader of the Green Party, apparently I had good reason to feel that way all these years.

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Jason Gregor
August 02 2010 06:02PM


On Friday the Oilers finalized their coaching staff with a name few expected or had even heard of; Ralph Krueger. I was perplexed and had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Renney and find out why Krueger? We also got to chatting about Gilbert Brule, Andrew Cogliano and other things.

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WOW: Holiday Monday Edition

August 02 2010 10:17AM

This ain't no way to start a holiday Monday.

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