RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1979-80 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
September 03 2015 08:00AM

Oilers

After seven seasons of acrimony, lawsuits and inflationary player raiding by the upstart World Hockey Association (1972-79), the NHL grew from 17 to 21 teams when it reluctantly opened its doors to the Edmonton Oilers, Quebec Nordiques, Hartford Whalers and Winnipeg Jets by way of a merger.

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AT RANDOM

Robin Brownlee
August 28 2015 12:00PM

Random

Fans and media types alike love making predictions. If we’re right, whether we’ve made your bold pick after running spreadsheets or reading tea leaves, the inclination is to crow, “I called it.” If we’re wrong, as we most often are, well, crickets and on to the next one.

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FINALLY, PATIENCE MAKES SENSE

Robin Brownlee
August 23 2015 12:00PM

patience

The Edmonton Oilers have been making promises and preaching patience for so long, eye-rolling revulsion at the cheque-is-in-the-mail pitch coming out of hockey operations has almost become a gag reflex with fans. With good reason.

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ANTICIPATION

Robin Brownlee
August 18 2015 02:00PM

HallMcDavid

It’s not surprising that during the slowest part of the NHL off-season a couple of speed demons hogged the headlines Monday as Connor McDavid and Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers took a twirl together at the BioSteel Pro Hockey Camp in Toronto.

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PICKING THE TOP 100 OILERS

Robin Brownlee
August 12 2015 08:00AM

Best

Back on Aug. 5 we had the writers at Oilersnation put their heads together, come up with half-a-brain and compile what we considered the best 23-man roster of players who’d ever suited up for the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL.

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