// Curtis Hauser

A Break in the Road

Break time for the NHL as teams, and the Oilers get a week off from the slow trudge towards the end of this abysmal season. But wait a tick – they won? Two in a row, and on the road! AND FROM BEHIND?...
// Curtis Hauser

Return of the winning dead

Just as we predicted, this team didn’t win a single game this wee… wait, what? We beat Tampa Bay, AND Washington? Well slap my cheek and call me Rosie—that’s insane! Does that mean we’re comple...
// Curtis Hauser

This is why we can’t have nice things

The Oilers return home this week riding high on a two game, meaningless, road-winning streak. Could they pull together a string of wins before this season comes to an end on Saturday? As per usual, t...
// Curtis Hauser

Counting down the days

We’re almost done here, people! Only six games left in the Oilers season after this flurry of four at home and on the road. Your intrepid columnists are feeling too intrepid. Can they survive the ups...
// Curtis Hauser

Being bad

No Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. We can’t have nice things. Let’s all get through this together. Whichever way you slice it, the Oilers play bad— nay, terrible—this week in Oil Country. They los...
// Curtis Hauser

Happy blue year

Happy New Year folks! Here at In The Box, we wish you great tidings for 2014 and hope for a 14th place finish for your Edmonton Oilers. But here’s the real question: do Craig and Brent have any new y...

A glass of Christmas spear

Merry Christmas from your pals at In The Box. We got you just what you wanted for Christmas—a single, solitary Oilers win before the break, making fandom seem a bit less bleak going into the new year...