Vic Michaels from Bradcast Sports and the Sports Cycle on Blogtakradio joined me as we chatted about the NHL, CFL expansion draft, the MLB and the NFL!
t took 2 days to record and on my ipod (not a long term solution!) but here’s my take on one of the all time great Toronto Blue Jays pitchers in Roy Halladay retiring this week.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5. A fifth win in a row for the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday has them one point back of the division lead in the WHL’s Central division (Eastern Conference).
The Oil Kings knocked off the Medicine Hat Tigers 2-1 in overtime on the strength of goals from Reid Petryk and Dyson Mayo.
Petryk, for the Oil Kings was the story of the game as he recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick on the night. (A goal, assist and a fight).
Tristan Jarry was solid in net for the Oil Kings making 38 saves for his 18th win of the season.
Jarry’s biggest save of the game came with less than 45 seconds in the game, robbing the Tigers’ Cole Sanford to preserve the Edmonton win.
Even with his club getting a fifth win in a row to get on top of the Central division, head coach Derek Laxdal was not entirely pleased with his club’s effort for most of the game.
“I thought that we played a great 10 minutes for the first period and from that point on Medicine Hat took the play to us for the whole game. I thought Tristan Jarry gave us a great chance to win tonight, but when we got that second goal I thought we stepped back a bit, and were back on our heels…at the end of the day there’s certain games you shouldn’t win but we got the win and I’ll leave it at that”
For Medicine Hat dropping two points to Edmonton was not easy with the Central division being so tight.
Tigers forward Miles Koules said that with the loss in Edmonton being huge their upcoming next two games with the Calgary Hitmen become very important.
“They are definitely important, we’ve had some good battles with Calgary already this year, we play them a lot, so it’s a familiar enemy in a way. Hopefully we can get the two wins against them and get back on track.”
Edmonton’s next two games are both on the road where they will take on the Saskatoon Blades and the Prince Albert Raiders.
Media scrum with Edmonton Oil Kings head coach after his team’s 2-1 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers last night.
The NBA mixtape footage from Kblaze is always solid. The Tim Hardaway mix is outstanding, what a point guard.
by Avry Lewis-McDougall
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, one of the more eccentric goalies in the NHL is now a member of the Edmonton Oilers.
That man is Ilya Bryzgalov.
I must admit that when I heard about the deal I was skeptical, I remembered his quote where he poked fun at Edmonton and his erratic play at times with the Flyers.
Watching him on HBO’s 24/7 though made me think, yeah he’s a tad bit different but he has some personality!
His thoughts on the universe and his fear of bears were different, they were not cliched quotes that you usually hear from some players.
Whenever he talks it’s always it makes people turn on Sportscentre, Sportsnet Connected or whatever highlight show, just to hear what he has to say.
His play with the Flyers at times was suspect but maybe he could prove to be better than Jason Labarbera was during his time as the #2 netminder.
Some days it appeared that he was being outright attacked by the Flyers media, looking at it from his perspective many could see why he was annoyed by certain questions.
His insights into how the universe works and being afraid of bears are better than hearing generic comments that come from many players on a day in and day out basis.
Bryzgalov is a dude who also loves the game and is glad to be back in the NHL.
He doesn’t put blame on anyone else but himself after a bad night, remember the wild 9-8 game vs the Winnipeg Jets where he let in 4 goals on 10 shots on the night? Bryzgalov said that he stunk and that he had to have played better. He put the blame for that game entirely on his shoulders, he believed that he let his teammates down that night.
So far Illya has stepped up, he only allowed one goal in relief of Dubnyk in the team’s 5-1 loss to the Blackhawks and got a 33 save shutout in his first start in Orange and Blue vs the Predators.
Bryz in net could be what this team needs to right the ship on a team that had 2013-14 get away from them in a hurry.
The role of starter and back up could soon change if Bryzgalov continues to play well and it could spell even more trouble for Devan Dubnyk.
Dubnyk’s start to the season quite frankly has not been great with a record of 6-11-1 and a GAA of 3.32 but it has not entirely been his fault as the defense in front of him at times has been questionable.
The humongous universe of Edmonton’s crease may soon belong to #80 full time.
Long time Avry’s Sports Show contributor Josh Bourhis met Fox Sports 1’s Jay Onrait in Edmonton a few days ago and his face looks like Jay told him a dirty joke before this picture was taken!
If I’m able to go to the NHL Awards in the summer of 2014 I’m going to try and wear this GSUS blazer and pants combo!
I recap the 101st Grey Cup and talk about stories for the 2014 CFL season with 55 Yard Line’s Andrew Bucholtz (Yahoo Canada) !