September 29 2015 10:00AM
Fifteen was the most difficult age for me. I still recall it being the least favourite time of my life. I chuckle about it now, but going through it was brutal. I didn’t like how I looked, which probably surprises my friends considering nowadays I never pass up an opportunity to check out my gorgeous self in a mirror.
I disliked my school picture so much I didn’t purchase my grade ten year book. The photo was awful. My hair was feathered in the front, touched my shoulders in the back, but it wasn’t curly, instead I had “wings” that flared out to the side. I was gangly and had a bit of acne on both sides of my face. I was the posterchild for awkward teenager.
Thankfully it was only a short phase in my life. As I sat down to write this annual letter my mind flooded with memories of life as a fifteen year old. It is eerie how the mind will connect events with numbers.
September 29 2015 08:00AM
Based on talent and physical tools, Mark Lamb had no business being in the NHL, let alone on this list, but he was a stubborn little player who refused to take “no” for an answer. Lamb parlayed those traits into a career in the NHL that spanned 403 games, including 176 games and a Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers in 1990.
September 28 2015 07:39PM
The Bakersfield Condors announced their TC roster today, lots of ECHL players and a few PTO's as things get rolling for AHL clubs. Looking back to last season, the Oilers had some success in the development department and a few men will break camp with the team this season. What can we say about this year's AHL team and their future?
September 28 2015 03:11PM
The Oilers have 32 players on the training camp roster, but Martin Gernat, Mitch Moroz, Iiro Pakarinen and Dillon Simpson are only here because they are injured. Once they are deemed healthy they will be sent to the AHL.
That leaves 28 players battling for 23 spots, but realistically I see nine players battling for the final five spots on the roster.
September 28 2015 11:52AM
The Bakersfield Condors open training camp today with all the faces who were expected to be here coming out of the Edmonton Oilers camp.