STOP REWARDING FAILURE

Robin Brownlee
January 30 2015 03:01PM

Failure

Why should the NHL continue to reward the Edmonton Oilers for on-ice failure and organizational ineptitude by giving them a better chance to select the cream of the crop at the Entry Draft while more successful teams line up behind and wait their turn? It shouldn’t.

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LONG WAY DOWN

Robin Brownlee
January 24 2015 11:21AM

Tank

It’s becoming obvious that if the Edmonton Oilers are going to hang with the awful Buffalo Sabres in the Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel sweepstakes, they are going to need some help from GM Craig MacTavish. So, what can he do to take a run at 30 th place?

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THE WAY I SEE IT

Robin Brownlee
January 19 2015 12:03PM

I don’t have much faith that even the most accomplished NHL coach – pick a name, like Mike Babcock, Ken Hitchcock or Darryl Sutter – could turn the Edmonton Oilers into winners the way the team is put together now, but I do like what I’ve seen from Todd Nelson.

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TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK

Robin Brownlee
January 14 2015 11:11AM


Having somebody stick a glove in the face of David Backes at the end of a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues Tuesday obviously wasn’t going to change the outcome for the Edmonton Oilers or address the laundry list of shortcomings we know all too well, but it needed to be done. Of course, it wasn’t.

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FAIL YAKUPOV

Robin Brownlee
January 09 2015 11:59AM

It’s about time the Edmonton Oilers took a serious look at how they draft and develop players even if it might be a case of better late than never when it comes to Nail Yakupov.

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