Live blog – Oilers at Missouri

Hey gang, I’m in the press box here in Independence and I’ll keep you posted on the action tonight as it happens! Keep refreshing for updates!   That didn’t take long… 3:56 1st – Todd Robinson scores on the backhand, Tulsa leads 1-0. Bochek and Bobo with the assists. 19:59 1st – Oilers put a nice rush together at the end, but none go in. END 1st – Oilers 1, Mavericks 0. Second period underway… 1:56 2nd – Mavs penalty, Odegaard for interference. Oilers on Continue reading →

Well, that was ugly

Damn. Hopefully this is one the boys get over quickly.  Not a good sign when both of your goaltenders collectively have a save percentage of  .800.  We allowed far too many shots on goal (45).  That looks like the OLD Oilers.

Road trip stories

I’ve been a fan of the Oilers since about 1996.  That same year, my cousin and I went to a Wednesday night game at the Myriad in Oklahoma City.  We sat WAY up in the 400 section with our jerseys.  Back then, wearing the opposing team jersey in OKC — especially if you were an Oiler fan — was risky. Since that time, I’ve taken more than my fair share of roadies..I’ve been to: OKC, multiple times Wichita, multiple times Topeka, multiple times Ft. Worth, Continue reading →

A different team now

I usually tell my friends that watch the Oiler hockey games with me that I tend to wait for about 10 games before I make my initial assessment of the team. If you would have asked me about this time last month what I thought of the team, it might have sounded like this: BoBo (Michel Beausoleil) is too old and has lost a step Our team toughness is next to nothing. Our goaltending is suspect. Where the hell has Todd Robinson gone? The Oilers Continue reading →

First weekend complete

So, where do I start? This team obviously needs to work on special teams.  Two shorthanded goals against sofar this season?  Penalty kill at 78.9%?  There is definitely room for improvement there. I know, Allen is the returning championship team.  But to watch this team give up a 2-0 lead TWICE  in TWO NIGHTS on HOME ICE is not acceptable. Coach Ramsay’s response after last nights game to the Tulsa World The last three games have been so close it could have gone either way. Continue reading →

Opening night impressions

Ugh. Let a 2-0 lead get away.  Never good. Granted, all of those goals were on the power play.  That tells me two things. This team needs to play more disciplined They need to learn to kill penalties if they can’t do number one. Now that the purse strings for the team are more wide open, money is no longer an excuse.  I’m not placing blame this early simply because of that — it’s early.  Hearing people at the game last night immediately start blaming Continue reading →

Fan superstitions

Most die-hard hockey fans know that hockey players have superstitions.  Hell, for that matter, all sports have players with superstitions.  Some are pretty noticeable and easy to distinguish, like the playoff beard.  Others not quite so noticeable, like teams leaving the locker rooms in a certain order..sometimes goalie first, sometimes the captain enters the ice first.  Patrick Roy used to converse with his goal posts.  Not touching the Conference Champion Trophy. However, many fans of hockey have their own superstitions, especially when at the games Continue reading →

Glad to be back!

I had a keyboard in front of me and I’m bored, so I figured I might as well add some content. I know many won’t see this post for a while still, but I am glad to have TOF up and running again! Thanks to Mark for dusting things off and giving us a place to talk Tulsa Oilers hockey. I lurk on the CHL Forums, but find myself rarely posting anymore – Hopefully this site can build a nice following of fans from Tulsa. Continue reading →

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