January 21 2012 07:17AM
The January story for the Edmonton Oilers is twofold: injuries have once again taken their toll, and the remaining veterans can't hold back the water.
January 21 2012 12:06AM
Pick that jaw up off the floor yet? Feel like you just popped a viagra and could "go for hours" after hearing that little gem? Now I don't know what kind of track record Marty McSorley has with this kind of thing, but you just HAVE to KNOW that he has some connections inside the Oilers management group...right? So then, it wouldn't be completely out of the question to assume that he may know that Lowe/Tambellini plan to push hard on a Ryan Suter deal...would it?
January 20 2012 12:08PM
Is there a problem with your NHL team? Are your players looking lackadaisical on the ice? Are you suffering through third period meltdowns, special teams inefficiencies, goaltending problems, a lack of toughness, a lack of discipline, or any other malady at all?
Some will tell you that these problems can only be solved by bringing in different players, or making carefully calculated choices that over time will improve your team. THESE PEOPLE ARE WRONG.
No, there’s a simple solution, guaranteed to cure any malady: Fire the coach!
January 20 2012 01:45AM
With nothing more than a quick two hour flight, we traded the 30 degree heat and insane scooter traffic of Ho Chi Minh City for the 6 degree heat and insane scooter traffic of Hanoi. The second leg of our trip had begun whether we were prepared for it or not.
January 19 2012 09:00PM
This is Miro Satan. Darcy Regier once said “with young players there’s a window of opportunity, especially ones with skill. You don’t know if you’ll be able to help them find the switch in time before the window closes. Some make it, some don’t … some just squeeze through and that’s the game we all play”. The Oilers grew impatient with him and sent him away, and Satan's window flew open in Buffalo and he laid waste to NHL goalies for a decade.