- Re-live the Edmonton Oilers 2008-09 season (ON) Dwayne Roloson set a record as the oldest goalie to play 60-plus games, and Steve Tambellini was named general manager.
- On Corsi and individual scoring chances (EJ) Corsi obviously is a number impacted by a lot of outside factors. But then, so are individual scoring chances.
The internet has turned sports writing on its head in many ways, with one of the most obvious being that many of the key barriers to entry have been erased. Now anyone with an internet connection can write about a team or sport and hope to attract the kind of audience previously reserved for employees of major media outlets.
There have been a lot of benefits to come out of the new system, but this piece isn’t about those. It is about the increasing disconnect between many of those covering a team or sport and the actual participants being covered.
August 22-25 posts recap: Giordano, Chiarelli, Ehrhoff, Oesterle, 2007-08, Khaira, Oilers' PK, radio
I found this picture the other day from the summer of 1991 of three young forwards who were expected to develop into big pieces of the New York Rangers. Two of them actually developed splendidly, but all three were ultimately dealt within three seasons of arriving in the NHL.