Home | The Team | Our Authors: Antony Ta (raventalon40) and Travis Yano (thickoil)

Antony Ta,Current Events,Edmonton,Edmonton Oilers,Hockey,NHL,Oilers,Sports

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]

The poll is temporarily down.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Address New Blog


New Address New Blog


New Address New Blog


New Address New Blog

Thursday, November 19, 2009

News on the New Oilers Arena

So the news is... there isn't much news.

But the potential for the project for revitalization of downtown is quite large. Can't say much right now but check back on the new blog @ An Oilers Refinery for details on when more info can be found at The Gateway. Working on an article and Patrick LaForge, Bryan Anderson, among others, talk about Katz's vision for a downtown arena, and all it entails for Edmontonians in the downtown area.

When I have more to say I will most likely post it up at Bleacher Report as well.

This likely the last post here, ever.

Farewell, Deadfellows readers!

~Antony Ta

Thursday, November 12, 2009

We've come a long way

I'm surprised sometimes that I still get visitors to this blog even though I shut it down a long time ago. Sometimes I go back on this blog and read some of my old work and I marvel at what a long way I've come in such a short time - and what a long way I still have to go.

This blog (and its successor An Oilers Refinery) has no major aspirations of doing what Jonathan Willis does or of becoming OilersNation v2.

When I look at how my blog started as a angry little blog post whining about the running of MSM and the "right to game-day-live-blog" (however misshapen that idea might have been) and look at the way I write now... I realize that blogging is more about writing to converse.

You can be speaking to the online community, or sometimes airing thoughts. You could be simply talking to yourself.

In any situation, it no longer matters so much as if people read my blog as opposed to who reads my blog. It's just a place for friends to gather.

And that's what it should be.

(P.S. Be sure to check out Oilers.nhl.com at least once a day. I think I go there at least 5 times a day hoping for something new to pop up... sometimes I'm disappointed but there's always the refresh button and 2 seconds of hope... :-D)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oilers Insider Hockey News and Rumors: “Star-chitecture:” Not as glittering as it seems? by: The Prof

Interesting perspective from Jim Parsson's of The Oilers Insider and my fellow Featured Columnist over at The Bleacher Report; he writes about the Katz arena initiative and the proposed downtown revitalization project:

Oilers Insider Hockey News and Rumors: “Star-chitecture:” Not as glittering as it seems? by: The Prof

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Sad Farewell

Saying bye to Strange Deadfellows Oilerblog is kind of like saying bye to this random but really cute husky cross that deep down inside you want to kidnap and bring home, but not really.

Did I say that out loud?

But in reality, saying bye to our Oilerblog is more like a hello than a goodbye? Well, for anyone familiar with the Transformers franchise, it's like a pretty normal looking car morphing into an ass-kicking robot from outer space, fighting good or manifesting evil in awesome fashion.

Either way, it's awesome.

So at long last, I want to introduce An Oilers Refinery, our new hockey and sports blog built on a WordPress (did I mention it's better than Blogger?) engine.

It's morphin' time!


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dictionary of Oilingo

My new blog, An Oilers Refinery, has a dictionary of Oilers-relevant terms, tentatively called Oilingo. I would appreciate if you would assist me in filling this dictionary.

Labels: ,

Friday, July 24, 2009

With the 8th overall pick, the Edmonton Oilers select...

#8 - Zach Parise to the Edmonton Oilers (selected by Antony Ta)

Let's just forget the Oilers ever traded that 17th overall pick.

Cap Hit: $3,125,000

Parise does it all: he scores goals, gives assists, finishes hits and plays with intensity.

The First 10 Picks:

1. Calgary, Ovechkin
2. Vancouver, Crosby
3. Tampa Bay, Lundqvist
4. Dallas, Malkin
5. Chicago, Toews
6. New York (Islanders), Lidstr
7. Philadelphia, Datsyuk
8. Edmonton, Parise

9. Nashville, T.B.A.
10. Atlanta, T.B.A.

More on this Fantasy Re-Draft:
Cycle like the Sedins: Re-drafting the League: Revealing picks 26-30!

Labels: , ,

Layout by Antony Ta
CSS document edited from its original version by Douglas Bowman
First version: Sunday, October 26, 2008