NHL Blog Beat – January 22, 2014.

Reaction to the Oilers’ owner’s open letter to the team’s fans, the “Jaromir Jagr What-if Machine”, analysis of the Canadiens and Leafs, and more.

An open letter to Oilers' fans from team owner Daryl Katz flew like a lead balloon with the Oilers faithful.

An open letter from team owner Daryl Katz flew like a lead balloon with the Oilers faithful.

PUCK DADDY/THE COPPER & GOLD: Harrison Mooney and Derek Zona pick apart the open letter from Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz to the team’s fans.

THE COPPER & GOLD: Alan Hull sums up Oilers management in one sentence, while “OilFanInYYC” believes the Oilers are suffering from The Peter Principle.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: The Oilers can’t catch a break, because they’re incompetent.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne examines how much hard work really matters in the NHL.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Michael Gwindala looks at how much higher Jaromir Jagr’s NHL stats could be if, among other things, he wasn’t traded to the Washington Capitals, and if he hadn’t spent several seasons in the KHL.

OFFSIDE: A SPORTS LAW BLOG: Eric Macramalla believes P.K. Subban’s cockiness, rather than his skin color, is behind the constant criticism aimed at the blueliner.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Andrew Berkshire compares the Canadiens after 48 games last season to the same point this season. The results aren’t pretty.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Chris Wassel explains the Maple Leafs top line is fueling their recent resurgence.

DIE BY THE BLADE: A look at the future for the Sabres “new faces” this season.

SMASHVILLE 24/7: Robbie Stanley looks at how Blake Geoffrion is moving on with his life following a career-ending head injury.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics.

1 Comment

  1. “The Oilers can’t catch a break, because they’re incompetent.” ding-ding-ding. we have a winner!

    that entire management system needs to be thrown out. and the worst part is the way the team and organization are being run have undoubtedly stunted the growth of a number of exceptional young players, some may never recover.