January 26 2013 11:47AM
The Edmonton Oilers told the world that Devan Dubnyk was their #1 goalie the day they signed him to a big money contract. With that transaction completed, the club will look to solve the rest of the goaltending questions for the future. The question can be framed this way: will ANYONE currently in the organization be a long term solution?
January 26 2013 10:21AM
"You suck worse than we do!" That loser's rallying cry is what the Battle of Alberta has, essentially, degenerated to for fans of the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames for way too many seasons now.
January 25 2013 12:09PM
They say there is always a witness to history and last night there was 16,000 and change in attendance and billions more watching on TV that saw history go down. It was one of those times that sort of jump kicks you right in the face with its magnitude and it takes awhile for what you saw to sink in.
January 25 2013 10:16AM
It was a bizarre game last night, in a lot of ways. Both teams had power plays that were given a lot of rope by some extremely giving referees, and until Gagner scored on a 4-on-3 in overtime both teams were wildly ineffective on the man advantage. The goalies were superb. I really didn’t want to go back and review the refereeing again; seeing it once was enough (for me, and for both teams judging by their reactions).
Instead, I thought I’d highlight one of Mark Fistric’s big hits and how it impacted one shift.
January 25 2013 07:06AM
Dave Lumley was a hard working role player who brought grit, checking and some skill to the Oilers bottom 6 forwards during the club's first 8 seasons in the NHL. He was a throwback, what used to be called a "holler guy" and drove the opposition to distraction.