Thursday, January 14, 2010

Not all doom and gloom

When you cheer for the Oilers, its hard to remember that there's some good in this world. Here's a lovely story from out of Philadelphia about ex-Oiler property Danny Syveret.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Halfway Home

“Skins” is a fantastic show and TV on the Radio is a helluva band, so the combination here is a big winner for me.

You know who’s not a big winner? The Oilers. Halfway through the season and things are even worse than anyone could have imagined before the start of the year. Many of us expected suck, but I don’t know how many people could have predicted that we’d be staring at a possible 15th place finish in the West. There’s been injuries of course (notably to Ales Hemsky and perennially injured and extremely expensive free agent signing Nikolai Khabibulin), and some terrible performances (thanks, Horcoff) but for the most part the problem is the same as it always was: not enough good hockey players.

Of course, the shitshow that has been the 09-10 Oilers season has a potential silver lining in a top pick in next year’s draft. Of course its our luck that the best chance ever for the Oilers to bring a superstar in through the draft comes in a year where the top prospects are good (but not great) and the rest of the field is kinda whatever. And of course the Oilers have another 44 games in which to fuck that up as well. Let’s hope they do at least one thing right this year and that’s keep on doing what they do best: lose.

The second half starts tonight against the Music City Pussycats. Don't bother watching.