November 27 2014 02:28PM
There is no question that things are horribly bad right now for the OilersNation. Some folks are even calling it the worst time in franchise history – which seems insane given that 1) The Gretzky Trade 2) SCF 2006 G7. But when you are going through a thing, having other people tell you that thing isn’t so bad doesn’t help. It makes the thing worse. We are the joke of the league and that makes every self respecting Oilers fan irate.
Before we delve into my little analysis of Oilers ownership and whether Daryl Katz is “Count Chocula evil”, give that video I posted at the top a quick gander if you need a little morale boost. It’s by this Icelandic band I got to watch a few weeks back called FM Belfast.
November 27 2014 09:53AM
Being selected 1st Overall in the NHL Entry Draft is a major accomplishment and an acknowledgement of the potential that those few who have been taken 1st have within them. It’s actually pretty rare that there isn’t consensus on who the 1st pick should be. These players dominated in their eligible years and have a combination of size, skill, and determination to become the best in their peer groups. This year there’s Connor McDavid. Before that it was Nate MacKinnon. The Oilers took 3 players 1st Overall in subsequent years and selected the favourite every single year.
November 26 2014 07:02PM
The Edmonton Oilers recalled Oscar Klefbom this afternoon, which could mean the ball is rolling. Or it could mean diddly. Such is the life of an Edmonton Oilers fan. Most NHL fans are anticipating their team's next game, hoping for a win and a pile of goals. In our town? F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5.
November 26 2014 04:14PM
So I am currently wrist deep in a new startup company and it is going to be offered in many languages and this requires me to be on the road all the time. It's like the least difficult job I have ever had. But though I'm gone, my heart is buried 12 feet under Jasper Ave and 109 street and I read all the articles, watch all the highlights and swear at my Oilers App on the regular. The Copper and Blue are and will be out of sight for the foreseeable future but they are not even close to be out of mind.
November 26 2014 01:48PM
Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt will have a hearing on Thursday to answer for a nasty knee-on-knee hit on Oilers' star Taylor Hall on Tuesday night.