“If you’re going to enter a Volkswagen in the Indianapolis 500, you better know a helluva shortcut.” I’m dating myself, but back in 1975 before club fighter Chuck Wepner — he’s the palooka Sylvester Stallone loosely based his Rocky franchise on — stepped into the ring to face Muhammad Ali in a throwaway title bout…
With the Oilers season swirling the bowl and into the sewers below, there are a lot of problems that need solutions and, thankfully, Dusty Nielson is here to help.
The Ken Hitchcock era in Edmonton has been a strange one. The Oilers brought in the future Hall of Fame coach in November after Todd McLellan got fired to inject some new life in the blood of an underachieving club.
The Oilers put up a fair effort against the Penguins last night, but the team’s lack of offensive firepower really showed. Edmonton grabbed an early 1-0 lead and couldn’t rally back after Pittsburgh scored two goals of their own in the second.
According to Jason Gregor, Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera will be spending another couple of games in Bakersfield to continue his conditioning stint with the Condors as he continues to rehab from a torn Achilles suffered during his offseason training.