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Oilers & Talbot Need More From Each Other

With the focus on so many other aspects of the Edmonton Oilers’ roster this season, and with fans clamoring for a GM change after getting a coaching change, the impact of goaltending has been somewhat overlooked. Take the Oilers’ significant run of success, going 7-2-1 from when Ken Hitchcock took over as head coach on Nov. 20 until Oscar Klefbom’s last full game in the lineup on Dec. 9. During those 10 games, Oilers goaltenders posted seven quality starts, well above the league average this sea...
Tags: Sport, Gm, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Tyler Toffoli, Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot, Talbot, Ken Hitchcock, Koskinen, Oscar Klefbom


Promote Ken Hitchcock

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun, Hitch for GM*. With an asterisk. Consider that as a short-term solution to the Edmonton Oilers’ current situation, with a lame duck general manager who has lost the fan base and the media and, quite likely, lost the owner and CEO, who have a 10-day break ahead to consider firing Peter Chiarelli now instead of later. Think about it. Replace Chiarelli with assistant Keith Gretzky and give head coach Ken Hitchcock the call to make the mov...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Edmonton Oilers, Chiarelli, Ken Hitchcock, Terry Jones, Hitchcock, Peter Chiarelli, Louie DeBrusk, Scott Oake, Keith Gretzky, Edmonton Sun Hitch for GM


surveillance capitalism links

---David Bordwell revisits Hitchcock's Notorious---"The Best Video Essays of 2018" via BFI---6 Filmmaking Tips from Barry Jenkins---"The 50 Most Anticipated American Films of 2019" by Dan Schoenbrun---Kim Morgan discusses The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould---"Under the regime of surveillance capitalism, it is not enough simply to gather information about what people do. Eventually, you have to influence behavior, beyond the simple suasion practiced by targeted ads. It’s not about showing someon...
Tags: Movies, New York Times, BFI, Scott, Harold, Hitchcock, Elliot Gould, David Bordwell, Anne Helen Petersen, Melissa Anderson, Jacob Silverman, Barry Jenkins, The Film Doctor, Zuboff, Rob Harvilla, Dan Schoenbrun Kim Morgan


Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Episode 2 Recap

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Episode 2 Recap In the previous episode of NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jake, Amy, and Captain Holt came back to the whole precinct working on the same floor, thanks to Commissioner Kelly. In Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6 episode 2, the effects of everyone crammed together take their toll, and we catch a glimpse of Hitchcock and Scully in the 80s. What Happened? Back in 1986, Hitchcock and Scully were handsome heroes of the NYPD. While working in organized crime, the...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Marissa, Terry, Recap, TV Recap, Amy, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Rosa, Kelly, Jake, Internal Affairs, Scully, Boyle, Holt


Trump’s Border Wall Is a Political MacGuffin

The border wall is now a MacGuffin, and that’s the problem. In John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon, the Maltese Falcon is the MacGuffin. “The main thing I’ve learned over the years is that the MacGuffin is nothing,” Hitchcock explained in a 1962 interview with French director Francois Truffault.
Tags: News, Trump, John Huston, Hitchcock


Joining Edmonton Oilers a special opportunity for Saskatchewan's Colby Cave

VANCOUVER — Colby Cave grew up cheering for the Edmonton Oilers, watching them play on Saturday nights and plastering blue and orange pennants on his bedroom walls. Now, the 24-year-old native of Battleford, Sask., is playing for the club he's long idolized. Edmonton claimed Cave off waivers from the Boston Bruins earlier this week. "I grew up watching the Oilers, so it's special for me," the six-foot-one centre said on Wednesday, ahead of his first game with the team against the Vanco...
Tags: News, Boston, Vancouver, NHL, Montreal, Edmonton, New York Rangers, Saskatchewan, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks


PE-backed XLerate Group buys Morton Auto Auction

XLerate Group, which is backed by Huron Capital, has acquired Illinois-based Morton Auto Auction. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE DETROIT – January 14, 2019 – Leading lower-middle-market private equity firm Huron Capital announced today that its nationwide auction and remarketing facilitation platform, XLerate Group (“XLerate”), has acquired Morton Auto Auction (“MAA”). MAA has been owned and operated by the Krupa family since 2006 and is highly regarded by both dealers and flee...
Tags: Florida, Trends, Indiana, Indianapolis, M&a, Wisconsin, North America, Illinois, Detroit, Steve, Morton, Midwest, Chicago St Louis, Hitchcock, MAA, PE


Connor McDavid Leads The Edmonton Oilers Again

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, There are nights when you’re not clicking on all cylinders. Then, there are nights when the car’s up on blocks, the engine is taken apart and parts are strewn across the garage. When you’re having one of the latter nights, and then watch a puck rattle off both of your defencemen and into you net for the apparent game-winner, well, then you’ve got no chance, right? There’s absolutely no rescuing any point on one of those nights, correct? “We had ...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Edmonton Oilers, Connor McDavid, Ken Hitchcock, McDavid, Hitchcock, Mark Spector


An Animated History of Cats: How Over 10,000 Years the Cat Went from Wild Predator to Sofa Sidekick

Dogs sees us as their masters while cats sees us as their slaves. - Anonymous The next time your friend’s pet cat sinks its fangs into your wrist, bear in mind that the beast is probably still laboring under the impression that it’s guarding the granaries. Anthropologist Eva-Maria Geigl’s animated Ted-Ed Lesson, The History of the World According to Cats, above, awards special recognition to Unsinkable Sam, a black-and-white ship’s cat who survived three WWII shipwrecks (on both Axis and...
Tags: Health, Google, Instagram, College, New York City, History, Animation, Edward Gorey, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Hitchcock, Freya, Ayun Halliday, Eva Maria Geigl, Unsinkable Sam


Is It True? Has Milan Lucic “Checked Out” in Edmonton?

Anyone who has watched Milan Lucic play for the Edmonton Oilers this and last season has watched a player who seems disinterested, ineffective and snake-bitten. It’s a situation that has to be frustrating for the player, the organization and definitely the fans who know the team has committed millions of dollars to an asset who was brought in to help the franchise become a year-after-year contender in the playoffs. After Saturday’s loss to the Los Angeles Kings, it seems apparent, Lucic is anyth...
Tags: Sport, Gm, Kings, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Brian Burke, Oilers, Anaheim, Milan Lucic, Connor McDavid, Ken Hitchcock, McDavid


Oilers Forwards Have New Marching Orders

The Edmonton Oilers recent six-game losing streak was mired by an inability to defend, as the team allowed a galling 29 goals during that stretch. However, as the streak was peaking, the team dumped Drake Caggiula to acquire Brandon Manning on the same day they traded for Alexander Petrovic, two defensive minded defensemen. Staying away from commentary on the quality of the acquisitions, which is available nearly everywhere (including here at The Hockey Writers and over at The Hockey News)...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Sharks, Edmonton, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Coyotes, Arizona Coyotes, Connor McDavid, Zack Kassian, Mclellan, Rogers Place


The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Making a Successful Sequel More Than a Decade Later

There are hundreds if not thousands of sequels out there in the ether, and while they’re not inherently good or bad their existence typically makes sense. A movie is popular, and within a couple years it gets a sequel. It’s basic Hollywood math as studios and filmmakers understandably want to strike while they still have the public’s attention. Sometimes, though, for all manner of reasons, the wait for a sequel is far, far longer. Mary Poppins Returns hit theaters a whopping 54 years after the ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mexico, Disney, US, Features, Green, Sequels, Pixar, Tom Cruise, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Spielberg, Samuel L Jackson, Steven Spielberg


Oilers Trade Caggiula and Garrison to Chicago For Manning and Norell

Earlier on Sunday, the Edmonton Oilers traded Chris Wideman and a conditional third-round draft pick to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Alex Petrovic. Most of the fanbase in Edmonton seemed content with the move, despite knowing it wasn’t a trade likely to move the needle much in Edmonton. The second trade the Oilers made on Sunday didn’t have quite the same favorable response. The Edmonton Oilers traded Drake Caggiula and Jason Garrison to the Chicago Blackhawks for Brandon Manning and Swe...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Blackhawks, Manning, Connor McDavid, Garrison, Jason Garrison, Chiarelli


The Birds!

I was out doing a little yard work yesterday when I heard what sounded like the old Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds". I looked up and saw the biggest swarm of birds go by my house that I have ever seen. Had to be a million birds. I've seen massive swarms before. they were nothing compared to this. At least 200 yards wide, seemingly wingtip to wingtip and stacked deep upwards as well. Screaming along at top bird speed, 40-60 mph maybe? On and on it went for about 5 minutes. Now I understand...
Tags: Weapon, Alfred Hitchcock, General Discussion, Hitchcock


Sharks Bite Oilers – Karlsson Tallies 4 Points

EDMONTON — Erik Karlsson had a goal and three assists and Logan Couture and Melker Karlsson each scored twice as the San Jose Sharks beat the slumping Edmonton Oilers 7-4 on Saturday. Joonas Donskoi and Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks (21-12-7), who have won two in a row. Connor McDavid had a pair of goals and Caleb Jones and Leon Draisaitl also responded for the Oilers (18-17-3), who have lost a season-high five straight. Edmonton started the scoring six-and-a-half minutes into the first...
Tags: Sport, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Calgary, Edmonton, Jones, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Brent Burns, Tomas Hertl, Connor McDavid, Talbot, Martin Jones


Some of the Most Excellent Movie Posters for You to Marvel on

There have not been any movies that come out without an accompanying set of poster to promote them. A movie benefits greatly from a series of posters that helps with the marketing of that movie as a product to sell. However, despite the major part it plays, a movie poster is not always effective in doing its job. Some posters are a hit; others do not fare very well in this regard. This time around, here is served a look at some of the biggest movies’ posters ever come out. For the sake of simpli...
Tags: Movies, Clint Eastwood, Stanley Kubrick, Ryan Reynolds, Whitney Houston, Samuel L Jackson, Kevin Costner, Hitchcock, Sophia Coppola, Florida Project, Night Shyamalan


Hitchcock Sends Warning Shot at Oilers Veterans

If the message to the Edmonton Oilers veterans wasn’t loud and clear already, it is now. After Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, Ken Hitchcock had this to say in his post-game media avail, Some of the guys that have been around a while have a terrific opportunity and they outta take advantage because there’s going to be other younger guys that’ll take their spot. I believe this was a direct shot at the players in the bottom six who are struggling massively to score a goal. Name...
Tags: Texas, Sport, San Jose, AHL, Hockey, Edmonton, Jones, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Milan Lucic, Zack Kassian, Ken Hitchcock, Jujhar Khaira, McDavid


NHL Rumors: Quick, Marner, Oilers, Devils, More

In today’s NHL rumors (the Christmas Eve Edition), there are updates on the Flyers search for a goaltender, which apparently includes Jonathan Quick. Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs are chatting with Mitch Marner’s agent and the Oilers realize they have depth issues that might be addressing. Will Ray Shero deviate from his plan to help the New Jersey Devils? The Flyers in on Jonathan Quick? Nick Kypreos said on Saturday Headlines the Philadelphia Flyers have spoken with the Los Angeles Kings about ...
Tags: Sport, New Jersey, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay, Hart, Devils, Sergei Bobrovsky


Oilers Power Play Misses Oscar Klefbom

After running as one of the hottest teams in the league for 13 games, the Edmonton Oilers have dropped their last two, with special teams playing a major role in both losses. Against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, the Oilers allowed the Canucks to score three power play goals on five chances while squandering their only chance on the man advantage. Two nights later, against the St. Louis Blues, the Oilers had five power plays but generated only three shots and didn’t score. Since Oscar Klefbom...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Jones, Pp, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Perry Nelson, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Connor McDavid, Jason Garrison


Former Ref Suggests McDavid Needs to “Chat” With NHL Officials

As part of Episode 3 of The Hockey Writers Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with former NHL official Kerry Fraser. Among the topics that came up in that exclusive one-on-one interview — which included inconsistency with the play-calling, the inexperience of NHL officials these days and a couple great stories from Fraser’s time as an NHL ref — one of the more interesting discussions was how superstar players like Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers should be dealing with NHL officials an...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Connor McDavid, Rogers Place, Fraser, Mario Lemieux, McDavid, Hitchcock, Alex Chiasson, Edmonton Alberta Canada


3 Ways to Fix the Oilers Power Play

In the month of December, the Edmonton Oilers have only scored three power play goals on 33 attempts: two times versus the Colorado Avalanche and once against the mighty Winnipeg Jets. As it stands, their power play percentage stands at a woeful 9.1% and if it continues to plod away like this, the Oilers will drop out of the playoff race. We lost the game in the second period, we didn’t lose it in the third period and we lost it on special teams on the power play. – Head coach Ken Hitchcoc...
Tags: Sport, Penguins, Hockey, Edmonton, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Patrik Laine, Colorado Avalanche, Nugent Hopkins, Connor McDavid, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets, Ty Rattie, Ken Hitchcock, McDavid


Guillermo del Toro Producing Terrified Remake for Fox Searchlight

Guillermo del Toro producing Terrified remake for Fox Searchlight Oscar and Golden Globe winner Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) will be producing Fox Searchlight’s horror movie Terrified, Deadline has confirmed. The movie is a remake of the 2017 Argentinian film Aterrados. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function(...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Guillermo Del Toro, Fox Searchlight, Golden Globe, Toro, Guillermo, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Hitchcock, Bueno Aires, Movie News, Sacha Gervasi, Demián Rugna, Terrified, Fox Searchlight Oscar


THW Podcast – Ep. 3: Lightning, Penguins, and NHL Officiating with Kerry Fraser One-on-One

On the third episode of the Hockey Writers Podcast, my made quick stops in Pittsburgh to chat with Shane Darrow and Tampa Bay to talk with Eugene Helfrick but the bulk of our show this week was on the topic of NHL officiating. A hot-button topic recently, just this past week there were countless instances where calls weren’t being made, where stars were getting frustrated with the inconsistency in the games and one coach addressed the state of the NHL towards star players as troubling. It made s...
Tags: Podcasts, Sport, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Kerry, Jim Parsons, Edmonton, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Eugene, Connor McDavid, Pittsburgh Penguins, Phil Kessel, Sidney Crosby


Hitchcock Has the Oilers Grinding

Ken Hitchcock has been the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers for nearly one month and the team is winning regularly. He also has fans wrapped around his finger with his mesmerizing pre- and post-game press conferences. Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen celebrates with left wing Drake Caggiula and center Cooper Marody in front of head coach Ken Hitchcock. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jeff Chiu) Hitchcock has been a perfect match for the Edmonton Oilers and their fans, who have always favoure...
Tags: Sport, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Milan Lucic, Winnipeg Jets, Mclellan, Ken Hitchcock, Jujhar Khaira, Lucic, Leon Draisaitl, Hitchcock


‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season 6 Sneak Peek Catches Up New Viewers for the Move to NBC

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is coming to NBC in January for a sixth season after being canceled by FOX last year. That means there are a bunch of new viewers who might be tuning in to check out the comedy series focusing on the antics of the 99th precinct in Brooklyn, New York. So NBC has put together a Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6 sneak peek video with a tease of what’s to come in the new episodes. But it also catches up viewers who might be too lazy to watch all five of the previous seasons. Check out ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Office, Fox, Chelsea Peretti, Hulu, Terry Crews, Terry, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Rosa, Jim, Brooklyn New York, Scully, Boyle


Short Stories: The 12 Best Collections of 2018

None This year, 2018, has been among the best in recent times for short story collections, especially by women writers and writers of color (for example: these five 2018 debut collections from Short Stories: American writers of South Asian origin.) Subjective and incomplete as lists like this one may be, they do show that there's a widely growing range of short story types and genres being published and that collections are getting a lot more respect and attention than ever before. Long may th...
Tags: Feature, Music, Florida, Mexico, America, Williams, Short Stories, Jamaica, Haruki Murakami, Kafka, New Yorker, Janelle Monae, Joyce Carol Oates, Gabriel García Márquez, Marlon James, Helen


Chiarelli’s Opportunity is Before the Roster Freeze

The NHL trade freeze kicks in on December 19, 2018. While the Edmonton Oilers are rolling under new head coach Ken Hitchcock — 9-3-2 after the loss to Vancouver on Sunday — and the feeling around the team is not one that requires immediate change, there is a mild and underlying sense of urgency. Sunday’s loss is not to suggest Edmonton may all of a sudden hit the skids and go on a losing streak, but there are still questions at forward when it comes to the team’s depth in that area and the blue ...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Gm, Vancouver, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Edmonton, Los Angeles Kings, United Center, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent Hopkins


Ken Hitchcock Not Happy With The Refs After A 4-2 Loss To The Vancouver Canucks

from David Staples of the Edmonton Journal, This in from Edmonton Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock, his brilliant rip on the referees after Edmonton’s 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks that saw the Canucks get five power plays, the Oilers just one, and Connor McDavid no end of hooks, holds and slashes. In the media scrum, Postmedia’s Rob Tychkowski asked Hitchcock what the coach thought of the penalty calls: “I’m not going to comment on the penalties,” Hitchcock said, “but the stuff that re...
Tags: Sport, Connor, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Connor McDavid, Ken Hitchcock, McDavid, Edmonton Journal, Hitchcock, David Staples, Rob Tychkowski


Oilers Koskinen Excelling in NHL After Time in Europe

VANCOUVER — Mikko Koskinen always knew he’d return to the NHL. The six-foot-seven Finnish goalie was taken 31st overall by the New York Islanders in the 2009 draft but logged just four games with the franchise before returning to Europe in 2011. Koskinen thought he’d be back in North America the following season but instead landed with the SKA St. Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League. “I felt that I could get better there every year so it was the perfect set up for me,” he said. “I really...
Tags: Europe, US, Sport, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, North America, Calgary, Edmonton, New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Matthew Tkachuk, Canucks, Cam Talbot, Talbot


50 Under 50 - Part VI: Success!

I started my resolution to watch 50 movies made before 1950 in 2018 in March. While I'd already watched a couple of qualifying movies, I was still several movies behind for a good portion of the year. For progress so far: [Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V] After a strong showing during the Six Weeks of Halloween horror movie marathon, I had made up that shortfall and then some. This past week, I officially hit 50 films made before 1950. I will definitely see a few more before year'...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cary Grant, Wings, Roger Ebert, New Mexico, Grant, Rian Johnson, Lake, Veronica Lake, Sullivan, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Hitchcock, Femme Fatale, Ernst Lubitsch