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THIS AND THAT: 72 DOWN, 10 TO GO

With the air around Rexall Place so thick with failure, fear and loathing these days and the Edmonton Oilers playing out the string, it’s almost impossible to find a silver lining for fans to hang their hats on.

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Spring Arrives in the Hinterland

We’re at the point in the draft cycle where hockey men use hyperbole to describe the future. Ken Hitchcock has Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as a cross between a young Joe Sakic and a young Pavel Datsyk; Sean Couturier`s last name should be ‘Staal’ according to the comparables; and Adam Larsson is better than Lidstrom at this age….

GDB 72.0: A GAME THE OIL CAN WIN

Underdog was an animated TV series, with one of the best show intros ever, that Lowetide and Brownlee watched while eating cheerios in their pajamas in the late 60s and early 70s. There is no way they didn’t get jacked up watching Underdog, who always spoke in rhymes and one of his favourite saying was, "There’s no…

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The Graduates

Former US President George Bush put it so well many moons ago when he asked "is our children learning?" The answer appears to be a resounding "yes" based on this season’s OKC results. 

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Heart of the Order

This is Tim Raines. Powder blues, doubles to the gap, lightning on the base paths. First to third in a heartbeat, sb followed by runs scored all day long. Tim Raines was a glorious leadoff hitter, but the Expos placed him in the heart of the order. Didn’t matter. He killed that too.

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WTF III: COMPETE

One might think that with 93% of the Oilers currently languishing on the injured reserve list the platoon of AHL call ups might try making an impact on a shift or two against the Coyotes last night. We suppose they can’t all snipe a goal top cheddar or make a sick backhand saucer pass over…

Coyotes vs. Oilers Postgame: Boa Constrictor

Well, I’ll never get those two and a half hours of my life back. I’m partially kidding, but that was a fairly boring game. The Oilers, who despite their flaws have at least had some interesting players for most of the season, were almost entirely bereft of guys who are fun to watch all on…

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GDB 71.0: “OIL” BARONS V. THE JETS

This is the theme song for a 60’s TV show called The Baron starring someone or other called Steve Forrest. I thought it was relevant given that Oilers fans will be treated to a different Baron Show for the remainder of the season – the Oklahoma City Barons, dressed up in Oilers silks.

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DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE: EDITION XI

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," is actually a paraphrase of the following statement: "Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality),…

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PHOTOSHOP WINNER AND NFL TALK

Winner winner chicken dinner! After a heart pounding race to the finish line we have our inaugural Photoshop Contest Champion.

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The Nuge

This draft season has waited a long time for a leader to emerge. That moment is here. Finally. The "future" plays down the QE2.

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TAYLOR HALL: IT SUCKS

Taylor Hall was talking about the ankle injury that ended his rookie season, but he just as easily could have been talking about the sad-sack fortunes and the crap-for-luck injuries the already woefully undermanned Edmonton Oilers have endured during the 2010-11 campaign.