Monday’s Edmonton Journal contains a feature in which David Staples inquires into why and how the Edmonton Oilers seem to have built up the NHL’s strongest group of fan weblogs. The strength of wit and analysis in the “Oilogosphere” continues to be a mystery: while there are a half-dozen or more pretty amusing sites dedicated to the Oilers, the equally large and demographically similar Calgary fanbase can’t seem to add to its grand total of 0.5. Is this some bizarre accident of history or geography? Can it have anything to do with the example set by the lone “hard-nosed” trailblazer who laid the Oilogosphere’s foundations? We may never know.