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The downside of hope

The Oilers start off this week in Oil Country with a solid win against the Mighty Blackhawks, further fueling the In the Box columnists’ optimism towards a season turn around. Yet, like that ex...
// Curtis Hauser

In Todd we trust

Another week in Oil country sees the Oilers come out with only one win and two losses. What an embarrassment, as usual. But wait! Your intrepid columnists actually are feeling something other than pu...
// Curtis Hauser

Oil lang syne

Happy New Year! Cue the champagne! The noise makers! The confetti! Weeeeeeeeeeee! Back in Oil Country, we’ve been off the last two weeks trying to pay attention to this team with the booty of gifts, ...
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Cold-blooded Oil times

Nothing much to report this week in Oil Country. Nope … just a regular week of a once-storied franchise further spiralling into the toilet bowl at the bottom standings of the National Hockey Le...
// Curtis Hauser

California dreaming

We did it! We finally won a game! Craig and Brent were too busy to write a column this week as they we’re planning the parade down Jasper Avenue as the Oilers’ woes have finally reversed. Yup, ...
// Curtis Hauser

Eleventh hour

Eleven losses in a row. ELEVEN. Lord, help the boys from In The Box (and pinch hitter K-Balls), as they try and find a silver lining into what can possibly the most depressing Oilers season of all ti...
// Curtis Hauser

Finding new lows

Welcome to another week of In The Box. This column started many years ago about the Edmonton Oilers competing in the National Hockey League. That was then and this is now. Your beleaguered duo of Cra...
// Curtis Hauser

When will the West be won?

Another week in Oilers country and another three losses. Will Craig and Brent be satisfied with the repeated comebacks against opponents or will they swear incessantly at three, one-goal losses in a ...
// Curtis Hauser

We’ll always have New York

First off, how about that snazzy new illustration huh? Your columnists Craig and Brent are over the moon to be depicted as beer-drinking Oilers fans, wearing tattered jerseys and scars representing a...
// Curtis Hauser

Hello NHL, goodbye Hemsky

We’re back! It’s been a solid month since Craig and Brent mused about your Edmonton Oilers. Let’s see … what has happened. Everyone got up really early, watched a boring Olympic game and drank ...