WANYE ON THE ROAD: AJAX GAME

Wanye
April 02 2013 07:56AM

Shoutout to the Oil for winning again. Well played fellows.

One of the scheduled highlights of the 2013 backpacking tour was the tickets to an Ajax game in Amsterdam. This is one of the sights to see apparently as Ajax have qualified for the Champions League three years in a row by winning the Dutch league and are well on their way again holding down the top spot. 

On this chilly Sunday afternoon they were facing the 8th place NEC. And we were facing down their teeny tiny secondary ticket market, mega steep aisles, people smoking all willy nilly INSIDE the arena and their beers.

Their delicious, delicious beers.

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OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

Robin Brownlee
April 02 2013 12:27AM

When they add up the points in the standings at the end of the season to decide the playoff pecking order in the Western Conference, nobody who cheers for the Edmonton Oilers is going to ask how, just how many.

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TRADE ASSETS & THE MINOR LEAGUE SYSTEM

Lowetide
April 01 2013 10:35PM

At times like the trade deadline, it's interesting to look south--to the AHL team in Oklahoma City--in an effort to see how well the prospects are progressing. After an extremely slow start for most of the prospects in the system, several caught fire and are on track with NHL calibre progress.

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FGD: One Tin Soldier - The Legend of City Yak

Vintage Flame
April 01 2013 04:10PM

 

After Shelbyville showed us all that even a broken clock is right twice a day, the Battle of Alberta gamethread is back where it belongs. Oh and if you don’t get the reference in the title? Google is your friend.

Tonight, two teams on completely different roads will cross paths once again, where scoreboard watching will be put aside in favour of compulsory disdain and a sheer desire to lay the boots to one of your oldest rivals. Since 2009, it has been the Flames doing the majority of kicking, leading the head-to-head series 19-4.

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NO JOKE...IT IS APRIL AND OILERS ARE IN THE MIX

Jason Gregor
April 01 2013 11:02AM

One of the best April Fools Day jokes I remember was when the Edmonton Journal had a sidebar piece stating Bo Jackson was going to become a three-sport athlete and play hockey. I remember reading it and thinking, "If anyone can do it, Bo can." He was such a freakishly good athlete, but after my brother and I discussed it for about 20 minutes we realized there is no way he could be a good enough skater. Or could he?

Nowadays it is much more difficult to come up with a good prank, since numerous "fun sponges" on social media and blogs remind everyone to be aware.

The good news for Oilers fans is that you woke up today, looked at the NHL standings, and realized the Oilers are actually in the playoff hunt. No joke.

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