Scapegoats

Jonathan Willis
November 16 2009 11:34AM

At 8-10-2, the Oilers through 20 games are just slightly behind last year’s pace (9-9-2). Last year, the majority of people following this team seemed to blame coaching, claiming that Craig MacTavish had lost the room and demanding he be fired; their wish came only at the end of the season.

Still, Oilers’ GM Steve Tambellini apparently believed coaching was the issue, as he opted to start the season with a nearly identical roster and with an all-star group of coaches. The reputation of the coaching staff combined with the less-than-middling results so far have some searching for a new scapegoat.

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Oilers vs. Thrashers Post-Game: If Hockey's Played In Atlanta, Does Anybody Care?

Jonathan Willis
November 15 2009 06:32PM

Atlanta Thrashers: 3

Edmonton Oilers: 2

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GDB XX: Lunch time on the road

bingofuel
November 15 2009 10:03AM

I don't know about you guys, but these Sunday afternoon PPV games don't provide a very good incentive for me to get out of bed. That's why I'm writing this in my full-body jammies with sewn-on feet from my bedroom. I'm also eating an entire ham in bed, but that's a typical Sunday morning tradtion that really has nothing to do with hockey or PPV games.

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Fernando Pisani: Karma my ass

Robin Brownlee
November 14 2009 03:23PM

I've never put much faith in the concept of karma, and I'm thinking it's even more of a load when I look at the health issues that have plagued Fernando Pisani of the Edmonton Oilers.

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Winning games... step by step

Jason Gregor
November 13 2009 01:39PM

One of Wanye’s favourite songs growing up was Step By Step by New Kids on the Block back in the '80s and early '90s. He especially loved the opening motorcycle scene, because the NKOTB thought it made them somehow look tougher.

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