Category Archives: Edmonton Oilers

Hockey, Diminished: Coughing up $100 for a Night of Referee Entertainment

NHL hockey diminishes itself with games like last night’s between the Caps and Oilers. What should have been a highly fast-paced, highly entertaining matchup between a contender today and one that fast appears to be being assembled for the near … Continue reading

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NHL to New Media: Go Fly a Kite

This news, delivered last night by AOL Fanhouse, incensed me. In the epitome of Neanderthal progressivism, the NHL, beginning this season, is going to implement a ban on access by bloggers to visiting locker rooms at all arenas. Because you … Continue reading

Posted in Edmonton Oilers, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington Post | 15 Comments

Guest Blogging for Storming the Crease: Why I Blog

Among many things I really like about our blogger colleague Rob Yunich’s site, Storming the Crease, is that Rob takes an active interest in engaging hockey’s local storytellers, finding out from them what animates their interest in hockey. This preseason … Continue reading

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Fastest to 50 Points in Team History: Caps 4 / Oilers 2

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Boudreau’s Reactions

Coach Bruce Boudreau took questions and reacted to the Capitals 5-2 loss to Edmonoton last night. Continue reading

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Model Faceoffs?

One of the advantages of having a birthday fairly close to Christmas is to pool gift money together to up the ante on your loot. In this case, the procured item was a new image capturing device. I’ve only begun to learn how to use this fancy piece of equipment and related software, but here are a few shots from a rookie photographer/image editor. Continue reading

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Washington / Edmonton Open Thread

In honour of the Washington Capitals’ salute to the Canadian Military, we’re posting a picture of the Canadian and American flags.
If you’re not at the game, stop by and comment away. Continue reading

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Hockey Sweater Obsessives, Your Ship Has Arrived

Paul Lukas of Uni Watch fame has published his NHL preview, chock full of hockey uniform photos from new sweaters, to memorial patches, to the sneaky “C” that Roberto Luongo added to his mask since by NHL rules no goaltender … Continue reading

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Great TV

As one who criticized the NHL Network for a meagerness of programming this summer, I need to be quick on the draw to commend the outlet for what it did for hockey fans last night. Wednesday night’s documentary on the … Continue reading

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Programming Fit For a King … and Blue, and Ranger, and Oiler

In commemoration of the 20 year anniversary of “The Trade“, the NHL Network has designated the remainder of this week as Gretzky Week.¬† While one might argue that it is not as terrifying as Shark Week, we would bet a … Continue reading

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