YAKUPOV: SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM

Robin Brownlee
October 24 2014 01:35PM

Currency

The saying goes that a coach’s only currency with his players is ice time. I believe that to be true. I’m also of the mind how that currency is handed out by the guy in control of the money bag should reasonably reflect how any given player is performing.

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AT RANDOM: DRUDGERY TAKES A DAY OFF

Robin Brownlee
October 21 2014 11:17AM

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“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”

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A SHORT, STIFF SHOT OF WTF? JUICE

Robin Brownlee
October 15 2014 10:35AM

Dumpster-Fire-1

On many levels, preaching patience and telling people to step away from the ledge in the first days of the NHL season until they have the benefit of a longer look makes all the sense in the world. That’s exactly what Jonathan Willis wrote in his A Big Tall Glass of Calmdown Juice piece yesterday.

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NO CIGAR: THE DIRTY DOZEN

Robin Brownlee
October 07 2014 08:19PM

GoodNews

If most of the cards fall their way, I won’t be shocked if the Edmonton Oilers improve by 20 points this season. I will be surprised, however, if they end an eight-year playoff drought and make it to the post-season in the Western Conference for the first time since reaching the Stanley Cup final in 2006.

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MEN IN THE MIDDLE

Robin Brownlee
October 05 2014 05:55PM

Dallas Eakins 2

A cynic might suggest that Edmonton Oilers’ coach Dallas Eakins had the names of the centres he intended to keep on his 23-man roster written in ink before training camp started, despite what he said today.

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