Of Beer and Bettman: A ‘Home’ for Hockey | By Antony Ta

My nostrils soak up all the fumes of pre-packaged Hawaiian personal-sized pizzas, baking in tiny ovens outfitted with personal-sized conveyor belts. It would be just a regular Wednesday, except it’s not. On this particular Wednesday, it is the last time I will be drenching my thirst with cold (read: lukewarm) and potent Rexall Beer, whose fungal reputation has certainly outgrown the galling purchase price. On … Continue reading Of Beer and Bettman: A ‘Home’ for Hockey | By Antony Ta

One Last Curtain Call | By Josh Connauton

April 6th, 2016 – the day the final home game for the Edmonton Oilers was played at Rexall Place; a day that should live in infamy, but few will remember. For the time being we do not know the fate of the place colloquially known as “Rexall,” whether it will stay standing or be demolished as most former sports arenas are. However, it still feels like a funeral … Continue reading One Last Curtain Call | By Josh Connauton

Pushing A President| by Elliot Rose

Push for Burundi is a distance longboarding campaign where three teenagers will use their legs and their boards to push the 2,182 km from Edmonton, AB to Portland, ORE. Their epic journey began four years ago when Caleb Sinn, PFB Co-Founder, traveled to Burundi, Africa for six months with Love Works. The group’s website is under construction but intentions are whole with their Facebook page … Continue reading Pushing A President| by Elliot Rose

Quidditch is not just for Wizards

On any Sunday afternoon, rain or shine, snowy or clear skies, you can find the Edmonton Aurors Quidditch club, practicing on the field turned pitch just in behind Queen Elizabeth outdoor pool. Most of you will recall the name “Quidditch “ from the Harry Potter series as the most popular sport in the wizard world. With clubs such as the Edmonton Aurors, this formerly fictional … Continue reading Quidditch is not just for Wizards

NHL Playoff Predictions: Round 1 | By Josh Connauton

Cue the Music: “It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeeaaaaaaar!” Beginning every April, students in University begin to actually study for their final exams and I, for the first time in five years, can finally enjoy NHL playoff hockey without the stress of cramming for exams. This NHL season has been filled with a lot of surprises: a record low for scoring, a dominating … Continue reading NHL Playoff Predictions: Round 1 | By Josh Connauton

Noah Hanifin Overshadowed As The Prospective No. 3 Pick

For many disgruntled fans of the Oilers and other teams who will likely finish at the bottom of the NHL basement, the only thing left to look forward to is the 2015 NHL entry draft next June. So far, the majority of  draft-oriented discussions have centred around Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, and which one will be the respective No. 1 and No. 2. Most … Continue reading Noah Hanifin Overshadowed As The Prospective No. 3 Pick

Stop Blaming The Coach | By Josh Connauton

Well….this feels familiar. On Monday, the Edmonton Oilers fired Head Coach Dallas Eakins, their fifth head coach since 2008. Déjà vu. The long awaited appointment of Oklahoma City Barons Head Coach Todd Nelson is finally in full swing with GM and former Head Coach Craig MacTavish helping to ease the transition behind the bench. This is so infuriating. I am in no way, shape, or form defending … Continue reading Stop Blaming The Coach | By Josh Connauton

The Rutherford Era Begins In Pittsburgh | By Trevor Mak

With the new NHL season underway, the Rutherford era has begun in Pittsburgh. During the off-season, after a disappointing finish in the Stanley Cup finals which saw the New York Rangers knockout the Penguins in a come-from-behind seven-game series, Penguins ownership decided it was time to shake up the management and head in a different direction. The team fired General Manager Ray Shero and a … Continue reading The Rutherford Era Begins In Pittsburgh | By Trevor Mak

Champions League Midway Review: Part One | By Stephen Schiavone

As of this week, we’re  halfway through the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. Some teams seem set to waltz through to the knockout stage, like ten time champions and current title holders Real Madrid. Other teams that may have been an obvious choice just a couple months ago seem to be floundering, while some minnows are making a legitimate claim to their spot in the … Continue reading Champions League Midway Review: Part One | By Stephen Schiavone

Oiler Fans Shouldn’t Be Giving Up Yet | Adam Woods

I couldn’t help but notice over the past few weeks Oilers fans already throwing in the towel and completely freaking out, which is not at all surprising considering the team’s 1-5 start to the season. Given that early signs point to a disappointing season ahead, its understandable that victory-deprived fans are getting fed up. I for one am not giving up faith just yet and … Continue reading Oiler Fans Shouldn’t Be Giving Up Yet | Adam Woods