Sunday, October 19, 2008

Covered in Controversy

by Anne

I was all set to write about the ridiculous happenings over at Covered in Oil, but Puck Daddy has done a thorough recap of the situation.

Basically, Dave Berry, a writer for Covered in Oil, an Edmonton Oilers blog, was given a press pass to collect quotes post game and sit in the press box during a recent Oilers game, not for Covered in Oil, for another news outlet. To stave off boredom during an Oilers/Avalanche game, Dave began a live blog, only to be shut down before the third period by the team's PR brass for abusing his press pass. It sounds like a hot mess that the Oilers REALLY screwed up.

I'm not a big follower of the Oilers blogging, obviously, but after only sampling taste of what its like to have someone write to you pissed off, I can't imagine how angry and frustrated Dave and the rest of the Oilers blogosphere must be over this horribly mishandled situation. He's since stopped writing for the blog, not because he was told to, but because he's become, understandably, disenchanted with the whole thing.

Even from this North East Division couch, I wanted to throw my support behind Dave because we bloggers no matter how big (Covered in Oil) or small (Sabretooth's House) need to stick together.


  1. I know. That was a completely shady on their behalf.

  2. I agree, this whole thing definitely sounds shady...Especially from the Oilers behalf.

  3. I don't get why they wanted him to leave in the first place...


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  • "Ryan Miller" Shutout - A 58 minute multi-goal shutout lead that is blown by Miller allowing one meaningless goal
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  • Butter Snaps - Carolina Hurricanes
  • Craigory - Craig Rivet
  • Full Monty - Steve Montador
  • Greener - MATT Greene (LAK)
  • JBG - Jolly Blonde Giant - Tyler Myers
  • Little Foot - Drew Stafford
  • MK - Anne's sister; often leaves nonsensical comments under her Twitter name Mmmkizzle
  • Noodles - Derek Whitmore
  • Oscar - Anne's cat and STH's unofficial mascot
  • Parsley - Jimmy Bonneau
  • Sir Christopher - Chris Butler
  • Sissy - Jaroslav Spacek
  • Telly Monster - Mikael Tellqvist

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