I hope you’re enjoying this road trip so far.
The Weekend Link Extravaganza was absent last weekend, so please enjoy the return of some of this week’s highlights.
The 22nd installment of the Weekend Link Extravaganza looks like this…
Cult of Hockey (Jonathan Willis) – Edmonton Oilers fall to last place in Western Conference - “Only a heroic – and unlikely – late-season surge can prevent them from finishing outside the post-season for a seventh consecutive year.”
Copper and Blue (Alan Hull) – Do You Hear the People Sing, Singing A Song Of Angry Men? – Turns out I’m not the only one who flipped the switch this weekend. We’ve hit the point of no return. It’s time for the GM to pick up his evaluating chalk and beat it.
Boys On The Bus – Season Player-with-Player Matrix – Who plays well with who? What are some combinations this team should avoid? Who’s causing a tire fire in their own end? Michael Parkatti’s chart makes it easy. I like easy.
Lowetide – Reasonable Doubt – “ The first half is done, and the beatings will continue until the lottery show.”
Black Dog Pat – They, Well I, Called Him Lightning Boy – “A part of me thought I could rebuild him and I pictured myself retrieving his broken body, wrapping it gently and then, a twelve pack of beer and pack of Camels at the ready, the montage scene, She’s A Beauty by The Tubes providing the soundtrack as I, with blowtorch and hammer and tape and all of the technology available to man, brought Lightning Boy back to life, to score again, hopefully in the final, to bring glory to Capsule.”
THE OILERS are playing the Blackhawks in Chicago today. We’re going to have fun there.