Monday Morning Standings – Stanley Cup Finals

By , May 31, 2011 4:29 pm

I watched a bunch of tennis on the weekend...you have no idea how difficult it was to find a pic where they didn't have a stupid look on their face.

Well, the third round is done and the Canucks are still in this…which sucks for me. That organization just makes me upset, with their fans being douches (granted, not all of them but it’s been noticed that most other teams fans cheer “Lets go home team” and they cheer “Visiting team sucks”), their management are a bunch of whiny bitches and Kesler keeps diving.

Anyway, its going to be Vancouver vs. Boston and I hope the Bruins lay a pounding on them. I’m calling Bruins in 6 (please please please).

Oilers signed Jones. Much rejoicing was had by the fans. Although his above average shooting percentage worries me, I’m pretty happy with the deal.

Winnipeg now has a NHL team again. Edmonton no longer is the shittiest city to live in.

St. John Sea Dogs won the memorial cup, with Huberdeau winning the tourney MVP. Congrats to them.

AHL Calder cup is still underway, with the Houston Areos and the Binghamton Senators tied 1 – 1.

As for the pools, I’d place the results in here but work has deemed all fantasy sports to be gambling and therefore off limits. So either someone can post the results in the comments, or I’ll try to do it later tonight.

Ryan Jones re-signed to 2-year deal with the Oilers

By , May 29, 2011 3:01 pm

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Ryan Jones on a two-year contract.

Jones, 26, played in 81 games last year collecting 25 points (18G, 7A) and 34 penalty minutes. His 18 goals had him tied for second with Jordan Eberle on the team’s goal scoring list, four behind Taylor Hall’s team leading 22.

The 6’1″, 205-pound Chatham, Ontario native was claimed on waivers by Edmonton on March 3, 2010 and has appeared in 176 NHL games scoring 33 goals and adding 21 assists for 54 points with the Oilers and Nashville Predators.

Jones played four seasons with the Miami-University Redhawks of the CCHA where he had 147 points (90G, 57A) in 161 games before being drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 4th round, 111th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft..

No word on salary yet though.. stay tuned.

Update at 11:15PM: Bob McKenzie states that it is in fact $1.5M per season for 2 years.

If you build it, cups will come….

By , May 19, 2011 9:24 am
Let's break some ground!!!

Let's break some ground!!!

Thought I’d peruse the internets and condense what’s beeing said regarding the arena vote that passed last night.  Read on for the details.

An 8-5 council vote passed last night based on a 17 part motion passed in April by the city regarding it’s desires for the project.

  • Maximum construction cost: $450 million
  • $100 million – Daryl Katz
  • $125 million – ticket fee
  • $125 million – taxes/city funds
  • $100 million – provincial/federal funding (not established)

The two sides will jointly work on a design. Not sure if one has absolute power or if an agreement must be made.

The city will own the 18,500-seat building

Katz will operate it, receiving all the revenues and covering all the costs.

Any cash made from naming rights go to Katz.

35 year agreement.

2011 – Keep / Drop / Demote

By , May 18, 2011 10:12 am
Taking out the trash...

Taking out the trash...

Steve-O and I have gone through all the players on this team, including guys who had a short stint with the NHL club this year, such as Teemu Hartikainen. We did a write up on the players we felt we should keep, those that should be demoted for the farm club (for at least some “seasoning”), and those that we felt should be turfed altogether. We encourage any of you to do the same in the comments… here is what we came up with: Continue reading '2011 – Keep / Drop / Demote'»

R.I.P. – Derek Boogaard

By , May 13, 2011 11:33 pm
Derek Boogaard - June 23, 1982 – May 13, 2011

Derek Boogaard - June 23, 1982 – May 13, 2011

A little behind on this, but I felt it necessary to make a post in respect of Derek Boogaard.

Let’s be honest. As Oilers fans… most of us hated this guy. I see it in your comments already.. “I hated him… but…” As for me, well, I’ll echo those sentiments. I hated him… but, I hated him because he did his job exactly how it was supposed to be played, when he was with Minnesota (I didn’t follow his career in New York, so I’m not sure how well he fared there). He wasn’t a skilled hockey player, by any sense… he knew his role though, and his type was a dying breed. Who could forget the number of times he steam-rolled one of our stars, and through them off their game… directing the attention to him, rather than goal scoring? It happened more times than I’d like to admit to. He was a damn good fighter too… huge… intimidating… and that’s how I’ll remember the Boogeyman. It’s always a tragedy to see someone pass at such an early age, whether you dislike them or not. And well, even though I “hated” Boogaard, there was always a respect there for what he does.

Now.. age 28. That will raise some questions. Out of respect, I won’t make any speculation, but there is an autopsy to be performed soon. I am interested in what the results of this are.

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