Upon further review…

Did I fall down the stairs and hit my head or has Edmonton Oilers coach Craig MacTavish done a philosophical flip-flop when it comes to the value of employing an enforcer?

9

Spector (again)

I’ve long admired Mark Spector’s work as a sportswriter and a columnist, but we’ve never enjoyed the best of timing, him and I—at least from my point of view.

15

By the numbers

The ongoing debate between advocates of advanced stats in analyzing player performance and “traditionalists,” those who primarily base their opinions on what they see and more simplified numbers, is one I’ve never had any real interest in entering.

24

Laddy, is that you?

The smile looked familiar, but I had to do a double-take in the dressing room the other day when Ladislav Smid walked in with his equipment bag slung over his shoulder.

20

Tough guy wanted: apply within

Whatcha gonna do about it? While that’s a standard bully-boy schoolyard taunt—I know because I handed over my share of lunch money near the monkey bars before a growth spurt kicked in

18

Primetime for Gregor

TEAM 1260 hasn’t wasted time deciding who’ll take over the coveted 3pm to 6 pm slot that went up for grabs when Bob Stauffer turned in his critics card to take a job with the Edmonton Oilers August 15th.

24

Hot Rod and Bombastic Bob

Rod Phillips told me a long time ago that he’ll keep doing what he does as The Voice of the Edmonton Oilers on 630 CHED radio for as long as he’s having fun.

17

Il voce nuevo

There’s going to be a new voice in the radio booth for the Edmonton Oilers on 630 CHED this season

17

The Skipper sails on

When he decides it’s time to go, the man known around the NHL as The Voice of the Edmonton Oilers won’t telegraph his farewell, prompting all manner of fussing, tributes and retrospectives by admiring peers.