Right On Time

November 06 2011 07:24AM

Young defensemen are such a pain in the ass until the light goes on. It's true. Turning the wrong way, falling down, forgetting the backdoor play, I've watched decades of young defensemen and with few exceptions it's an absolute nightmare. They screw up two-on-ones, block out the goalie, take penalties at the worst time for no good reason and turn the coaching staff grey. However. When they turn the corner, when the lightbulb over their head goes on, when they manage oppositions sorties with authority--well, that's a damn good day.

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November 05 2011 05:06PM

Holy crap. Are we seriously talking about a seven game win streak thirteen games into the season? How does this happen exactly? One day you are minding your own business trying to think up a clever name to replace Exciting Last Place Hockey and all of a sudden you are trying to find posters that would be appropriate for a seventh win in a row.

"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't slow down you could miss it" - Approximate quote from Ferris Bueller's Day off.

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November 05 2011 03:12PM

Holy smokes. Not only are the Oilers on absolute fire but so are the entrants in the fourth installment of the photoshop contest. At first we were only going to allow 10 finalists but 31 seperate people entered the thing!

Unbelievable - doesn't anyone work anymore?

Thankfully no.

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He'll be Fine

November 05 2011 09:29AM

A few years ago, one of my kids asked me a question that floored me and pointed out a truth about all of us--we worry too much about things we shouldn't worry about at all. The child--who will remain nameless to protect their identity and further embarrassment as I've told the story many times--said "Dad, everyone is getting married. Is there going to be anyone left for me?"

Well, yes. Don't worry.

I think it's pretty much the same thing worrying about Paajarvi's scoreless streak to start the season. History tells us that there will be someone for you when it's time, and that Magnum PS will see his numbers align with historical totals. Honest.

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Jason Gregor
November 04 2011 11:58AM

The advice in the proverb "Never look a gift horse in the mouth", is that when given a present, be grateful for your good fortune and don't look for more by examining it to assess its value.

Right now how many of you are wondering WTH is happening with your Oilers? A better question is how many of you aren't in total shock?

Answer: ZERO

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