RAW DEAL

Robin Brownlee
November 20 2014 11:24AM

Value

David Chilton, he of Wealthy Barber and Dragon’s Den fame, knows a bad deal when he sees one. Buying tickets to watch the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place, where Daryl Katz’s team has won just 60 of 157 games since the start of the 2010-11 season, unquestionably qualifies as that.

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ABOUT FREDDIE AND THE STOPPERS . . .

Robin Brownlee
November 17 2014 12:51PM

After a season that saw him almost fall right off the hockey map, former Edmonton Oiler Devan Dubnyk made his return to Rexall Place on Sunday by backstopping the Arizona Coyotes to a 2-1 win over his old team with a 33-save performance.

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LIAR, LIAR. PANTS ON FIRE

Robin Brownlee
November 14 2014 11:23AM

Liar

“Honey, do these jeans make me look fat?” Any married man who’s been lobbed that grenade by his better half understands there are times when honesty takes a backseat to diplomacy -- otherwise known as the white lie, the fib – lest one risk frostbite between the marital sheets for weeks on end.

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OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD: GOOD NEWS?

Robin Brownlee
November 10 2014 02:39PM

The good news is the Edmonton Oilers have done reasonably well without Taylor Hall on their road trip, winning two of the four games they’ve played heading into Nashville on Tuesday. The better news is they might not have to get along without their dynamic left winger much longer.

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SLOW TRAIN TO NOWHERE

Robin Brownlee
November 05 2014 02:35PM

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Sure, the Edmonton Oilers appear poised to come off the rails for a ninth straight season, but at times like this it might be helpful to lean on the words of owner Daryl Katz in his open letter to fans last January 20th and understand that his team is at least on the right track. Or not.

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