Author Archives: Jeff

No Pane, No Gain

Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tamebllini was the victim of an assault by a pane of arena glass while observing Monday’s team practice at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia. Tambellini, watching his team practice from the bench area prior … Continue reading

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Dead Deadline Day has Media Wishing for Death

Today was the NHL trade deadline, typically a furious day of wheeling and dealing as general managers try to find the pieces they need to push contenders over the top or dump contracts and stockpile draft picks and prospects. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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The All-Star Fantasy Draft: It Sure Was a Thing That Happened

Tonight’s first-ever NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft was designed to spice up a meaningless game with a stale format. Did it work? Eh… not really, but let’s take an in-depth look at the proceedings anyway. The format is pretty simple, … Continue reading

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All-Star Musings

The 2011 NHL All-Star game festivities will be taking place next weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, and somehow the Oilers have managed to bribe somebody to allow them to send players to the least-purposeful game of the year. Ales Hemsky … Continue reading

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World Junior Hockey Championship: The Drinking Game

The Holiday season is in full swing, and that can mean only one thing: the World Junior Hockey Championship is right around the corner. The tournament, featuring the best players in the world under 20 years old, begins on Boxing … Continue reading

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Omark “Classless” Says Embarassed Goaltender

In the December 10th shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers forward Linus Omark became the subject of controversy after Tampa goaltender Dan Ellis referred to his shootout spin move as “classless.” When asked for further comment, Ellis … Continue reading

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NHL Teams Give Thanks

In honour of American Thanksgiving (and Canadian Thanksgiving, which happened last month before I started this blog), Fuhr and Loathing has found something for each NHL team to be thankful for. Anaheim Ducks – Mandatory helmets mean that nobody has … Continue reading

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Martin Gerber’s Guide to the Edmonton Oilers

Goaltender Martin Gerber was recalled from the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons to fill in while Nikolai Khabibulin is out with a groin injury, and tonight is his first night on the job. And by job I mean sitting … Continue reading

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Gregory Campbell: In Demand

In the aftermath of the recent leaked Colin Campbell emails many members of the hockey community are wondering how they will effect the career of Mr. Campbell and the hierarchy of the National Hockey League. A less-asked question that Fuhr … Continue reading

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Why the Oilers can’t Kill Penalties

The 2010-11 Edmonton Oilers are dead last in the league on the penalty kill. That’s been a pretty common story since the 2006 playoffs, but why did they get so bad short-handed? Fuhr and Loathing’s web of operatives inside the … Continue reading

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