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Tom Renney, Todd McLellan and Stability

It was a good day when the Edmonton Oilers hired Todd McLellan to be the team’s head coach. It isn’t just that McLellan is a good head coach, though he is. It’s also because he’s an established coach. Unlike most of his predecessors, he’s not likely to be fired if the team strings two bad seasons together. He…

SEARCHING FOR THE HEART OF SATURDAY NIGHT

I love Saturdays. When I was a kid, my Dad worked early morning until noon Saturday (men worked six days a week in the 1960s) and Saturday afternoon and evening we had him to ourselves. That meant fun stuff in the afternoon, and Saturday nights at Grandpa and Grandma’s, with cards, beer, smoke and Hockey…

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Lauri Lately

Embed from Getty Images Korpikoski, So hot right now. Professional sport has always been a “what have you done for me lately?” type of environment. Stop being effective and it’s game over. Conversely, when you start doing something well you’re the toast of the town. However, your status as hero can change to goat and then back again…