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.
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?
November 04 2011 10:26AM
Ignoring the old axiom about "not letting the highs get too high or the lows get too low" seems part of the very DNA that makes up fans of the Edmonton Oilers.
November 03 2011 11:01PM
Tonight, the Oilers and the Barons are playing on the left coast. The current swing for the Barons might be the closest many of the minor leaguers get to Edmonton this season. The problem doesn't appear to be prospect development--there are some impressive starts in OK City--but rather good to great performances and terrific health at the major league level. For some of the Oklahoma City Barons, the time is now. And it isn't coming.
November 03 2011 02:30PM
The Nashville Predators made waves on Thursday by signing Pekka Rinne to a seven year, $49-million contract. It is the largest contract in the history of one of the NHL’s smallest markets, and it instantly establishes Rinne as the cornerstone for the team for most of the next decade.