December 04 2011 11:48AM
Lots of anger on the internet today over last night's loss to Calgary. I would like to offer a somewhat opposing view to what has been written so far.
December 03 2011 04:19PM
Last night Ryan Jones became the 50th player in Oiler history to score a hat trick. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was the 49th earlier this year, while Taylor Hall was the 48th last season. Hall tallied his 2nd three-goal game of his career earlier this year and now he is one of only 16 players to have multiple hatties in Oilers' history.
Something tells me you haven't seen the last hat trick from an Oiler this season.
December 03 2011 04:17PM
(Wanye has instituted a new rule when it comes to BoA's: winner of the last game gets to write the losers game day post. Naturally I readily agreed because it benefited my side of the conflict. So for those Oilers faithful wondering why a scummy Flames fan is penning your GDB, kindly refer all complaints to Mr. Wanye Gretz III esquire)
It's probably not a surprise to most Edmonton fans that none of us down south have taken your club too seriously recently. And by recently, I of course mean for the better part of a decade. Darryl Sutter has become a figure of parody in Calgary since his descent into utter madness and subsequent firing, but his era as Flames coach/GM did feature at least one consistently positive aspect: beating up on the Oil.
December 03 2011 09:21AM
It's no secret that the Edmonton Oilers badly need the stability, calm feet and leadership provided by Ryan Whitney. No one should expect the all world half season provided by the big man a year ago, but solid defensive play married to PP expertise.
December 03 2011 12:11AM
For a guy who many predicted would have trouble even hitting double-digits for an encore to the career-high 18 goals he scored for the Edmonton Oilers last season, ham-and-egger Ryan Jones is doing an awfully good job of showing up his critics.