About Craig Douglas

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We promised Smytty we wouldn’t do this

This is the end, friends. The merciful end has come to the longest, most frustrating Oilers season since, well, the last most frustrating season. What could have been a slow dirge towards regular sea...

South by south wins

Hey, I heard you missed us, we’re back! I brought my pencil! Gimme something to write on, man! Your intrepid duo of Craig and Brent return from SXSW in Texas and do their best to pick up the pi...

King Drubby and the Mad Professor

Even when the local boys are winning, your favourite hockey columnists can’t find joy in beating the Sharks and Sabres this past week in Oil Country. Is there any hope for this team down the stretch ...

Faith in losing faith

What can we say, here we are again in the midst of a never-ending Oilers losing streak. Ben Scrivens is our starting goalie, we’re losing to the Winnipeg Jets, and our owner has taken to writing lett...

Can’t stop winning (and then losing)

Welcome back to In The Box, it’s just me (Craig) this week. That’s right, you’re stuck with the boring one for now. Look at it this way, at least there won’t be any weird wres...

The good, the bad and the goalie

Welcome back to In the Box, where Craig and Brent try to make rhyme and/or reason from this week with your Edmonton Oilers. Can we look beyond last night’s pathetic defensive effort against the Phoen...

You win some, you lose one

Welcome back to In the Box, your weekly heapings of praise and disdain for Edmonton’s hometown NHL squadron. Last we left our heroes, they were riding a couple straight wins including a pummell...

Shark Oilers flame star Jackets

Four games in six days mean we have lots to talk about this week. The Oilers crack bender saw us lose to the Stars and Sharks (man, this trip is a bummer) and beat the Flames and Jackets (I’m high as...