Very Frustrated

Ken Hitchcock ripped his team in the most direct, least subtle post-game presser I’ve seen in my 600-plus game career covering the NHL after the Oilers lost 4-0 in LA on Saturday. In short, he began by saying t...

One Showed Up

Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who noticed how poorly the Edmonton Oilers played in LA Saturday night on the way to a 4-0 loss. When their coach, Ken Hitchcock, was asked about his team after the game, he sa...

Tell Your Teammates

You want to make the playoffs, right, Anaheim Ducks? I mean really, really wanna with all your heart? Well you don’t let a weaker team come into our building and score with thirteen seconds gone in the first...

Ducks Slow Down McDavid

The Ducks beat the Oilers in Anaheim on Friday night, and all anyone could do after the game was talk about Connor McDavid. Could this be because on the first series of plays in the game he grabbed a puck an...

Oilers Inconsistent–Again

It looked to be a boring game with few shots and an easy win for the home team in Los Angeles Wednesday night. The Kings opened a lead with just over a minute gone. Here’s the situation: right off a faceoff, th...

Window Wedged Open

In the end, it wasn’t a bitterly disappointed Edmonton team that spoke to the media after their game seven loss on Wednesday night in Anaheim. It was a group that said the things they might have been expected t...

We Have Adversity Now

Could Edmonton’s supporting cast come up as big as they had in game one of the series with Anaheim? This was one question that needed answering on Friday night. No. But they wouldn’t need to, because as Todd...

Rivalries Aside

“Kesler’s in the house.” Booooo! That was the reaction of the crowd at Staples Center on Saturday afternoon, understandably many of whom were Kings partisans. But when Kesler went in on Carey Price, deked an...

What’s a WonderCon?

WonderCon. It’s like ComicCon, but not held in San Diego. If that makes sense to you, you probably have a Wonder Woman or Batman costume in your closet. Leave it there. This is about hockey. So why mention i...