6

Sneak peek…

Craig MacTavish has traditionally provided a sneak peek at his regular season line-up in the final game of pre-season

19

Nag, nag, nag

After suggesting Craig MacTavish had done a flip-flop on the value of employing an enforcer this week, I find myself doing likewise when it comes to how I think the 2008–09 season will unfold for the Oilers.

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