The SuperFan

The SuperFan is a collection of my work that explores the relationship between hockey fans, information and communication technology (ICTs) and new media.

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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Off-ice decisions, goaltending and playoff match-ups
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I joined Min Dhariwal on the CBC Edmonton News today to talk all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 22:30 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, April 12th) Topics we covered: Peter Chiarelli’s press conference and his comment on the forwards being adequate. Potential coaching changes, a...
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Squad goals
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Squad goals
After such a dreadful season there’ll be plenty to dissect, with the end goal being to determine what happened and what the potential course of action should be this offseason. The most important thing to do is look at the goals for and against, the end results, and how the team did in diff...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Factors behind the current slide, importance of a healthy Sekera, off-season moves and preview of final two games
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Factors behind the current slide, importance of a healthy Sekera, off-season moves and preview of final two games
I joined Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News today to talk all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 17:20 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, April 5) Topics we covered: The Oilers current slide and the factors behind it. Had a hunch the little run they had earlier in March was unsustaina...
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Thoughts on the Oilers, their research methods and approaching the off-season
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Thoughts on the Oilers, their research methods and approaching the off-season
Getting closer to the end of the season and it’s becoming painfully obvious to observers (who may not have been paying attention the whole time) that a big reason why the team is where they are is because of the actions of Peter Chiarelli. A lot of the moves the general manager made or was …...
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The Oilers’ penalty kill was finally addressed
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The Oilers’ penalty kill was finally addressed
If there’s one thing that will stand out from this season for me, it will be the Edmonton Oiler’s inability to prevent goals against when shorthanded. Including how long it took to finally address it. It’s been well documented how poor the penalty kill has been this season, ranking as one of the ...
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Strome at Center
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Strome at Center
The Oilers have an interesting player in the fold with Ryan Strome. The 24 year old forward is having a decent season, scoring 13 goals and 33 points in his first year in Edmonton, and will be a restricted free agent this summer. At even-strength, his production of 1.49 points per hour (8 goals, ...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Loss to the Blue Jackets, struggling powerplay, McDavid’s MVP season, Khaira’s performance and upcoming games
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Loss to the Blue Jackets, struggling powerplay, McDavid’s MVP season, Khaira’s performance and upcoming games
I joined Kim Trynacity on the CBC Edmonton News to talk all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 13:20 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, March 29) Topics we covered: That loss against Columbus at home, and why it was bound to happen. Connor McDavid’s recent play and why he should be i...
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Addressing the Oilers Powerplay
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Addressing the Oilers Powerplay
The Oilers powerplay is going to get a lot of attention this coming off-season. The club currently sits dead last in the NHL, scoring only 29 goals converting on 14.8% of their opportunities. And more accurately, they’ve generated only 5.2 goals per hour at 5v4, which takes into account the...
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Recent success, shot-share numbers and players worth tracking
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Recent success, shot-share numbers and players worth tracking
The Oilers have gone on a nice run as of late, going  6-2-2 in their last 10 games. They have outscored opponents 33-24 in all situations, “improving” to a -22 overall goal differential (they were -35 not too long ago). However while the results have been positive, there are some unde...
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Win against Carolina, ice time among forwards and Lucic’s production
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I joined Min Dhariwal on the CBC Edmonton News to talk all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 15:50 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, March 21) Topics we covered: Fun win against Carolina and the contributions from the depth players. Importance of Cam Talbot bouncing back, and the improve...
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