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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): Good streak/Bad streak, Nugent Hopkins’ injury, playoff hopes and the upcoming games
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CBC Edmonton News (TV): Good streak/Bad streak, Nugent Hopkins’ injury, playoff hopes and the upcoming games
Joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 17:00 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, January 18) Topics we covered: The wins against Arizona and Vegas. The Oilers record before and after the Christmas break. The press...
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Danger zone
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Danger zone
It’s been an absolute disaster of a season. Heading into Friday night’s game, The Edmonton Oilers sat third last in the western conference with 39 points in 44 games, only ahead of Vancouver and Arizona. They have a -24 goal differential (all game states), a 47.65% goal-share at even-...
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Discussing the current losing streak, Chiarelli’s bets, potential options and upcoming games on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
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Discussing the current losing streak, Chiarelli’s bets, potential options and upcoming games on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
Joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News for my weekly segment to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 15:50 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, January 11) Topics we covered: The current losing streak and what’s happened since the Christmas Break. The Oilers cumulative ...
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Missing the warning signs
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Missing the warning signs
It’s amazing how the Oilers penalty kill is likely going to be what sinks their 2017/18 season. While the club’s goal-share is a hair below 50% at even-strength, it’s the rate of goals allowed when shorthanded that has driven down their overall goal-share to 46%, 23rd in the league. Another way t...
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Discussing the win against Anaheim and the Oilers penalty kill on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
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Discussing the win against Anaheim and the Oilers penalty kill on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
I joined Adrienne Pan on the CBC Edmonton News this evening for my weekly segment on the Oilers. Clip is here and starts at the 17:25 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2018, January 5). Topics we covered: The shootout win against the Ducks, but really how little ground they’ve made in the standings....
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Trade discussions and what makes sense for the Oilers
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Trade discussions and what makes sense for the Oilers
With the Oilers sitting second last in the western conference, it’s safe to assume the team will be rumored to be in plenty of trade discussions. Expectations being what they were following a good playoff run in April, anything less than a playoff appearance this season will be considered a major...
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Discussing last night’s loss and the Oilers three scoring lines on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
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Discussing last night’s loss and the Oilers three scoring lines on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
I joined host Emily Fitzpatrick on the CBC Edmonton News on Thursday evening to talk Oilers and discuss the loss against the Winnipeg Jets. Clip is here and starts at the 13:45 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2017, December 28) Couple notes: We spent some time on the shot metrics from Thursday night, an...
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Couple thoughts on the Oilers’ recent success + TV spot (CBC)
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I joined host Min Dhariwal on the CBC Edmonton News this evening before the game against the Blues. We talked about the Oilers recent success, the return of Andrej Sekera to the line-up and what to expect over the next week. Clip is here and starts around the 16:00 minute mark: CBC Edmonton News ...
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Discussing online hockey fans and research from grad school at the McLuhan House
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Happy to announce that I’ll be speaking at Telly Talk, a New Media Seminar hosted by the Arts Habitat in Edmonton. Wednesday January 3rd, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM McLuhan House Centre for Arts and Ideas – 11342-64 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta Details of the event can be found at the Arts Hab...
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Discussing the recent road trip on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
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Discussing the recent road trip on the CBC Edmonton News (TV)
I joined Alicia Asquith on the CBC Edmonton News prior to the game against the Predators last night to discuss all things Oilers. Clip is here and starts around the 14:40 mark: CBC Edmonton News (2017, December 14). We talked about the recent road trip, the defence core and how things might look ...
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