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07-26-2011, 08:22 PM
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Writer looking for column ideas!

Hey guys, my name is Salim Valji and I am a writer, I live in Edmonton and grew up an Oilers fan, I was looking for column ideas. They could be anything from intriguing storylines going into this season [Projecting Erc Belanger's impact on the team] to things like cap management and how to avoid a Chicago-like dismantling, to the 2012 NHL draft, or things about other teams as well, like whether or not Jordan Staal is playing to his full potential in Pittsburgh.

Any ideas help, thanks a lot guys and gals!

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I'd like to know more about scouting metrics. Amateur, Pro, and european.
Speed, bench press max weight/reps, sprint times, etc.

Possible interviews with 'random' jobs in the Oilers organization. (The web designer, Joey Moss, the trainers, jersey designers, toy makers etc.).


'Moneyball' breakdown of hockey games, 10 game segments, the season. By position, by zone, situations, based on goalie save %, shot block attempts etc.

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A correlation between foot size and PIM's.

Do players with big feet really spend more time in the box?

Break down that myth!

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A correlation between foot size and PIM's.

Do players with big feet really spend more time in the box?

Break down that myth!
You do know that subtlety coupled with irony is used in public mostly for your own amusement I hope.

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Change your name to Lisa or Stacy and post a profile pic of a bikini girl. Then post a rumour from your insider source, "Daffy", of a Hemsky and a 1st round pick for Shea Weber trade. You'll get tons of hits.

Seriously, I like Perfect_Drug's idea of interviewing support staff in the Oilers organization. Get the scoop on who will be the next anthem singer.

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You could write an article about HF Board Oil fans.....
There has to be enough in here to write an encyclopedia

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A correlation between foot size and PIM's.

Do players with big feet really spend more time in the box?

Break down that myth!
you know what they say about guys with big feet, dont you?


apparently they wear big shoes


as far as ideas, maybe try to find out if players perceptions of Edmonton are starting to change as far as whether or not players are willing to play here now that we have a good young core going forward, or if there are other reasons that players dont want to play here (i think we all know the standard reasons, but maybe there are some reasons that we dont know about).

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Do you think you can get interviews with any personnel? I might have some intriguing ideas if you can play the media card

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you know what they say about guys with big feet, dont you?


apparently they wear big shoes


as far as ideas, maybe try to find out if players perceptions of Edmonton are starting to change as far as whether or not players are willing to play here now that we have a good young core going forward, or if there are other reasons that players dont want to play here (i think we all know the standard reasons, but maybe there are some reasons that we dont know about).
Hi, this is 1937...can I get my joke back?

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I'd like to know more about the off season training programs for the young guys. Is everyone on their own to plan a program and hire their own trainers. How involved are the Oilers and how much guidance do they give these players in the summer training months.

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MacTavish's work and its influences on Oilers recent rosters and performances.

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I wonder what the correlation between stick length vs PIM's and time in the box is?

Do players with longer sticks spend more time steaming in the box?

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everyone always like to see predictions....both players and teams.

its nice to see #s to back up some perdictions.

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find out what there going to do with the grez statue when they move to the new rink

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