TOP 100 OILERS: BERNIE NICHOLLS (65)

Robin Brownlee
May 26 2016 07:00AM

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Time healing old wounds as it tends to, it was nice to see Bernie Nicholls working the room and shaking hands with other former members of the Edmonton Oilers at celebrations leading up to the team’s final game at Rexall Place in April. So, too, the polite applause Nicholls received from a capacity crowd when he was introduced with the other old Oilers.

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CAM TALBOT: THE MIND GAME

Robin Brownlee
May 24 2016 11:44AM

For me, the quality that separates real-deal winners from phonies and front-runners is resilience. Having the wherewithal, call it mental toughness if you like, to bounce back when things go sideways, when confidence wanes and performance dips.

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1996-97 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
May 21 2016 08:50AM

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After four straight years out of the playoffs, the 1996-97 season not only marked a return to the post-season by the Edmonton Oilers, it provided fans moments that endure to this day. An impossible save by Curtis Joseph. Todd Marchant blazing around a stumbling Grant Ledyard. Oiler GM Glen Sather pumping his fist in the press box at Reunion Arena.

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TOP 100 OILERS: ROMAN HAMRLIK (66)

Robin Brownlee
May 18 2016 07:00AM

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When Phil Esposito and the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning stepped to the podium and made Czech defenceman Roman Hamrlik the first overall pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, they were looking for a cornerstone player they could build a franchise around. They were looking for greatness. What the Bolts got instead was very good.

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TODD MCLELLAN: ONE YEAR IN

Robin Brownlee
May 17 2016 12:23PM

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Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the hiring of Todd McLellan as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers last May 19. It was a day that sparked a lot of optimism in the wake of a coaching carousel that had included Pat Quinn, Tom Renney, Ralph Krueger, Dallas Eakins and Todd Nelson.

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