Tuesday, May 06, 2008


San Pisani joins the Oilogosphere

"I went from lifting a lot of weights – bench-pressing 230 pounds – to just using the bar (45 pounds)."

I doubt this is a permanent gig (if so, call us, we have space!), but Pisani has an interesting post up on The Hockey News concerning his battle with ulcerative colitis. It's a bit odd to say Pisani deserves to win the Masterton Trophy this season--I'm sure he and many others nominees, like Jason Blake, would have preferred not going through the illness and/or adversity--but it really should go to him. To come back and score 13 goals four months after losing 40 pounds and being unable to walk up a flight a stairs is...well, it's damn impressive. And inspirational. In 2008, Fernando Pisani "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey." And for that he deserves to be recognized.


I think that Pisani's writing style might be a little dry to keep up Battle of Alberta's current hosts, but on the other hand he has a clear lead in "shining holy lights and songs of angels that ring through the air whenever one of his posts comes up". I call it a dead heat.

You beat me to sponsoring San Fernando on Hockey-reference.com

Masterton finalist. Niiiice!

At least he and Lowetide are still writing something Oilers related.

At least he and Lowetide are still writing something Oilers related.

Thanks. Appreciate it.

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