Chris the Intern
November 16 2016 01:27PM
What would be my perfect injury report? Well besides reporting on NO INJURIES, my perfect injury report would be making injury updates as informative as they can get. For example, Kris Russell's lower body injury is a strain in the hamstring area. Though pretty painful at first, Russell has come a long way. Today, however, his hamstring was a little more sore than usual, forcing him to only three hours of rehab instead of the usual five. The majority of this time was spent using relaxation techniques on the muscles, including massage and heat therapy.
Wouldn't this be neat? The world would be an amazing place if we got such detailed injury updates from the teams. It wouldn't leave us guessing and assuming. "He wasn't able to do resistant band knee crossovers comfortably? MUST BE ANOTHER SETBACK!" Compared to now, I think it could definitely give fans a better peace of mind. "Lower body injury? OH NO ANOTHER STAPH INFECTION OH MY GOD!"
November 16 2016 10:00AM
Last week, Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella sent hockey Twitter into another round of arguing about which statistics are and aren't meaningful when he denounced both corsi and fenwick.
Hearing an NHL coach say that shots and unblocked shots are not meaningful in measuring team performance is patently absurd, but Tortorella long ago passed into self-parody so any discussion on that topic is a waste of time for all involved.
November 16 2016 07:00AM
Cam Talbot started his 16th game of the season and fourth consecutive game against the Anaheim Ducks last night. With the exception of a single game in a back-to-back set and 10 minutes in October, he’s been the Edmonton Oilers goaltender for every minute of the 2016-17 season.
Unfortunately for the Oilers, his play has slipped as of late. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask if it’s time for Edmonton to give him a rest.
November 15 2016 11:02PM
At least LA should be an easy rebound! Oh wait. Final Score: 4-1 Ducks
November 15 2016 02:37PM
We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.
The new playoff format puts an emphasis on being competitive within your division. Peter Chiarelli had to construct a team he felt could compete against Los Angeles, San Jose and Anaheim. He will have to alter some pieces in the coming years as the division changes, but for now the Oilers had to get bigger, more experienced and more competitive.
Tonight marks the first test against one of the top dogs in the Pacific. Have the Oilers closed the gap?