John Chambers

  • joined Apr 03, 2011
  • last login Jul 17, 2014
  • posts 12
  • comments 374

Chief Executive Officer of Cisco Systems. Diehard Edmonton Oilers fan.

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  • MLB Cleveland Indians
  • NBA Los Angeles Clippers
  • NFL Miami Dolphins
  • NHL Edmonton Oilers
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Congrats Wild fans ... you lucky bastards!

Dear Minnesota Hockey Fans, For a region that is probably the legitimate rightsholder to the moniker HockeyTown USA, sucess at the professional level has been in short supply. Sure there have been...


Karlsson's contract; and the trade-off between greed and mediocrity

Erik Karlsson gets eleventy billion dollars. What does that mean for Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle?


Risk Reward Radulov

Alexander Radulov is available this summer. Everyone should be interested.


Cody Hodgson, the game within the game, and inattention to detail

I don't like the Vancouver Canucks, but I admire Mike Gillis.


Top-pair defensemen: who are they, how can you get one, and why nobody agrees

The Oilers desperately need defensive help and need to start with the top pair


Fixing the Oilers blueline - welcome to Plan B

Brent Burns - off the list. Fedor Tyutin - off the list. Tim Gleason - off the list. Same now for Beauchemin, Chaz Michael Liles, and now even Johnny Boychuk. Last summer I wrote how 2012 was...


Building a Championship Blueline: An Oilers Management Imperative

For those of you who commonly believe that the Oilers' self-described re-build started in December, 2009 (when the team was on the outside of the playoffs and Hemsky and Khabibulin were deemed...


Dean Lombardi - Now THAT's how you build a winner

Does Dean Lombardi have a leg-up when it comes to constructing a roster?


When does a "re-build" start ... how long should she last?

This past season I remember hearing Kevin Lowe quoted as saying that in hindsight the "re-build" should've commenced after the '06 Stanley Cup Final when ProngerBot wanted outski. Had Oilers...


Doomed NHL Teams for 2011-2012 and Beyond

If you could bet on the fortune of an NHL team like you could a publicly traded stock, a discerning fan could make a few bucks calling out teams that appear to be at a low and are bound for...


The 2003 Entry Draft - A Tale of Fortune and Woe

In 2003 the Florida Panthers held the #1 pick in the draft. Already rich in goal with Bobby Lou, they got clever and made a complex trade with Pittsburgh that saw them flip the pick along with what...


Oil Late-Season Injuries - A Blessing in Disguise

Say what you want about stocking up on paper bags for a season of un-watchable hockey, a franchise wandering the desert without direction, an entire American Hockey League team playing out the...

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