Who are you, River City?

I was chatting with my favourite eldest son, the Boy Without a Truck, the other day about River City sports teams. How our keynote pro teams had monikers linked to the city’s heritage and its relationship to black gold. We cited the usual: Edmonton Oilers, the original Edmonton Oil Kings and – let’s do it... Continue Reading →

Seen it comin’ from a mile away

Recent developments in and around River City that haven’t surprised anyone: Liberal Leader, Raj Sherman has yet to show any evidence of Tory weapons of mass intimidation in the health care sector. Lows next week will drop to -25 overnights and Edmontonians have been waiting months for this snowshoe to drop. On a completely unrelated... Continue Reading →

Sutton suspended again

As the calendar flipped from October to November a short while ago, the NHL suspended Oiler defenseman Andy Sutton five games for a dirty head shot on Gabriel Landeskog. RiverCityAlberta quoted Sutton when he responded to the suspension: “For 14 years, I’ve always played the game with respect and integrity and I will continue to... Continue Reading →

Something’s in the air

I think something’s in the air. Something’s stirring the pot here in River City. Consider the Oilers. They lead their division and are tied with Chicago for the conference lead. They haven’t been tied for first beyond Game 1 since 44 Chicken was on the way. And the last time they won six consecutive games... Continue Reading →

Timely Oiler weapon

There's something odd going on in Oiler camp. Maybe you've noticed. No? Well...psssst, here's a little theory: Oilers' brass have a hot little weapon they think is going to lead them back to Stanley's promised land. It's not Taylor Hall or that fresh-faced little hot-shot, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. And certainly not goalie Nikolai Freeman Khabibulin.   River... Continue Reading →

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