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First Impressions: Good and Bad

Research has shown that people form conclusions — which rarely change — the moment they see or hear another person for the first time. It is an interesting phenomenon, and one that definitely exists in sports. However, I do believe some people will change their original opinions on players, but often it takes a long…

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Oilers Prospect Report: Bourgault starts season hot

The Edmonton Oilers opened up their 2021-22 campaign with a win last night but in typical Oilers fashion. Hold a comfortable lead for most of the game, giving everyone hope, and then blow it late in the third. Thankfully, Mike Smith made some big stops, and Kyle Turris buried his shootout goal to give them…

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Welcome Back

Hockey isn’t meant to be played in empty buildings with tarped sections of seats and piped in crowd noise. It’s meant to be played as it was last night, with a revved-up Mike Smith pumping his arm to celebrate a 3-2 shootout victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Place with, as a bonus, La…