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Moments they’ll never forget: Journal hockey writers recount top 15 Rexall Place memories

Journal hockey writers Joanne Ireland, Jim Matheson and John MacKinnon have been at Rexall Place — formerly Northlands Colesium and Skyreach Centre — for probably more hockey games and practices than anyone can imagine. 1,461 more words

Edmonton Oilers

Hickey on Hockey: Goons may be gone, but thuggery still exists

An editorial in The Globe and Mail this week proclaimed “The era of the goon is over. Good.”

It pointed out that most National Hockey League teams have eliminated the roster spot once reserved for a player whose main talent was his ability to drop the gloves and fight. 654 more words


John MacKinnon: Something special in the offing as Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid era begins

Sidney Crosby was a 102-point rookie the last time the Oilers qualified for the Stanley Cup tournament, back there in the bittersweet spring of 2005-06, 10 seasons and several messy roster renovations ago. 837 more words

Edmonton Oilers

Cult of Hockey: Where does Andrew Ference rank on the all-time list of Oilers captains?

The Edmonton Oilers have decided against naming any one captain for now, but will go with Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Andrew Ference as alternates. 698 more words

Cult Of Hockey

Blue Rodeo announce two January shows in Edmonton

While it seems at times Blue Rodeo is never not here, the 31-year-old Toronto country-rock band has announced two Edmonton dates in the new year. 155 more words


Nearing the end.......

Just a reminder as to why I’m doing this series of blogs…….

I haven’t watched a National Hockey League game since before the 2012/2013 “season”. I haven’t watched more than maybe, 20 minutes total (including SportsCentre highlights) since then. 1,288 more words