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    by  • August 4, 2011 • Post, Uncategorized • 10 Comments

    Of course this isn’t a post about the Oilers, who will sink their season by giving Nikolai Khabibulin at least twenty games so as to further the assessment of his NHL future (any day now, if someone would remind Steve Tambellini that delay is a decision, it’d be great). Rather, it’s about Blackpool FC....

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    Arena, Part II

    by  • July 27, 2011 • Post, Uncategorized • 36 Comments

    My old criminal law professor Barney Sneiderman took a great interest in the Robert Latimer case. One of his more memorable lectures in law school involved him telling a story about writing some justice of the Supreme Court of Canada after they upheld Latimer’s murder conviction. Barney had an interest in end-of-life issues and...

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    2717 votes

    by  • July 26, 2011 • Post, Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    By my math, Jack Layton was possibly just 2,717 votes short of becoming Prime Minister in our most recent election. That many votes, occurring in the right ridings, and the Tories would have been limited to 153 seats. Layton and the NDP were pretty clear that they’d be willing to govern as part of...

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    Arena, Part I

    by  • July 19, 2011 • Post, Uncategorized • 111 Comments

    I try not to write too much about the arena, mostly because it makes me feel like I should be working at an alternative newspaper and because it makes me depressed about the state of society, that people argue so vigorously to comfort the wealthy with hundreds of millions in tax dollars in return...

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    Cogliano to Anaheim

    by  • July 12, 2011 • Post, Uncategorized • 18 Comments

    I have been pretty much completely and utterly soured on Cogliano since this quote from September of last fall: We just found last year, with the amount of older guys and guys who have been here for a long time, it was tough for guys like me, even though three years is quite a...

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    It’s like waiting for your parents to get up on Christmas. If it was 1929 and your parents were heavily invested in equities.

    by  • July 1, 2011 • Post, Uncategorized • 19 Comments

    So the free agent class kind of sucks this year. All the more reason for some enterprising GM who has a bucket of cap space and desperately needs a star for his team to offer a one year $12MM contract to Drew Doughty, consisting of $6MM in salary and $6MM in signing bonus, plus...

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    Welcome home Smytty

    by  • June 29, 2011 • Post, Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    The Oilers official Twitter account just tweeted a link to this video, along with a request that you advise them of your favourite Ryan Smyth memory. I was moved to put together a snarky response about how this quote from Pat LaForge explaining how people were reacting to the Smyth trade was my favourite...

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    by  • June 26, 2011 • Post, Uncategorized • 60 Comments

    For everyone asking if I’m threatened by new flow or a LW coming in. No cause Smytty can give me flow advice and I played RW all last yrless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyRyan Jonesjonesry28 If it was up to me, the left side of the Oilers would include Taylor...

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