Oilers/Stars Postgame: Unlikely Heroes

Jonathan Willis
February 15 2011 11:06PM

The setting for tonight’s contest between the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars was not particularly auspicious. The Stars, after enjoying a return to dominance in the West over the early part of the season, have seen their fortunes fall in February and now face the real possibility of losing their playoff spot. Meanwhile the Oilers, into their second season as the NHL’s worst team, were fresh off arguably their worst weekend of the year.

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Jason Gregor
February 15 2011 11:51AM

I wonder if the Big Guy was thinking about Oiler fans when he said this? The Oil might need some Divine Intervention if they hope to pick up their 8th home win of the season tonight. Yes, if you are season ticket holder, you have only left Rexall seven times with that winning feeling. If you aren't a regular and somehow managed to be at Rexall for a win, consider yourself lucky.

They've lost seven straight at home, and during that span they are 1-for-29 on the PP and have scored a grand total of ten goals. I understand the team isn't that talented or experienced at this point, but they need to start giving the home town crowd something to cheer about.

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February 15 2011 11:43AM

A few months ago we threw out a super strange video that seemed to show a cross dressing time traveller talking on a cell phone in the middle of a 1930’s street. That was debated amongst the Nation brain scientists and ultimately resulted in a hung jury as to the authenticity of the footage.

In 2011 we present you this.

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Robin Brownlee
February 14 2011 05:14PM

You were expecting a dozen long-stemmed roses and perfume or perhaps a candlelight dinner and a corny poem scrawled on a note tucked in with the dessert. Oh, the seduction.

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Petry Down, Chorney Up (Updated)

Jonathan Willis
February 14 2011 12:47PM

The Edmonton Oilers tweaked their defence earlier today, sending down rookie Jeff Petry and recalling Taylor Chorney.

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