Posts tagged: Fighting

Monday Morning Standings

By , December 6, 2011 6:18 pm

Oilers news:

The team in general was terrible against Calgary, specifically the power play. Much was made of this online, but specifically how Renney had the 4th line out against Iginla right after an Oilers goal (not a great use of home ice advantage) and how Belanger is manning the point on the power play. Renney addressed the Belanger question today in one of the local rags, saying that they need the left hand shot out there and how Belanger has a bomb. Personally, I’m not going to get too worked up how the team played in just the one game, but if it starts to become a recurring thing we might have a problem; O’Marra got called up and sent back in the past week; Apparently Lowe and Burke were going to fight in a barn…couldn’t make this shit up.

League news:

A great story in the NY Times regarding Boogaard here, found the first 2 really good, 3rd one was well done but got a little preachy for my tastes; Re-alignment was the big deal yesterday and today, see our post on that here, or yahoo’s link with a handy pic of the new conferences, and also see the nhl link about how the standings would have worked out last year (including highlighting the depressing number of points the Oilers got last year) and what it looks like this year if the playoffs were to start today; Tootoo suspended 2 games for running Miller; The internet traded Iginla, Luongo and Ryan; Dec 14th people…set your PVR’s people, HBO’s 24/7 is coming!; Was Carlyle fired last MMS? Well, he is now; And Perron returned after his year long fight with concussion symptoms.

Question of the week:

Do you think the Shanaban’s are preventing injuries, cleaning up the league or making the league suitable for a bunch of pussies?
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Some Love for the Guy Oft Accused of Hugging Too Much

By , August 22, 2009 10:22 pm
"Nobody... call's.. me... HUGGY!"

"Nobody... call's.. me... HUGGY!"

As mentioned in the latest Updates from the Hockey World post, I mentioned that Georges Laraque spent some time with Zack Stortini and Steve MacIntyre. The official Oilers site has an interview up with Laraque in which he talks about the importance of those two guys on the Oilers and goes in depth to defend Stortini from some of the big critics.
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It Was Written In Blood

By , August 7, 2009 9:21 am
I'm not even sure how this is possible

I'm not even sure how this is possible

UPDATE: (Racki’s comments have been added below in italics)

I love watching hockey fights. I do. And I can pretty much guarantee that a whole lotta other people enjoy them too based on what I see at the Oilers games.

Hell, even in my own short lived hockey career I enjoyed the ol’ donnybrook every now and then.

That said (and I really like MacIntyre), I am not a big fan of the heavyweight. I’ll cheer when they do scrap, but it doesn’t seem as intense as when the fight occurs out of the heat of the moment, or when one of the little firecrackers that can score a little decide to chuck the knuckles.
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