EAKINS PAYS THE PRICE

Robin Brownlee
December 15 2014 11:08AM

Dallas Eakins was set up to fail as coach of the Edmonton Oilers and he most certainly did, prompting the Oilers to fire the second-year bench boss 113 games into his tenure with the team this morning.

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VISUALLY BETTER

Robin Brownlee
December 10 2014 02:01PM

MoralVictories

Here in Oil Country, where looking for a silver lining has resulted in untold cases of eye strain and grasping at straws has worn fingers raw from Hinton to Lloydminster, Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish managed to set the bar even lower during his media availability last week.

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JULTZ

Robin Brownlee
December 08 2014 04:00PM

Justin Schultz is only 24 years old and has just 148 games on his NHL resume, so it can be argued by those leaning heavily on hope and faith, like, say, Edmonton Oilers’ GM Craig MacTavish, it’s a little bit early to state with absolute certainty Schultz will never develop into an elite defenseman.

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THE VILLAINS

Robin Brownlee
December 04 2014 11:30AM


There’s been lots of ranting and raving, justifiably so, about the state of the Edmonton Oilers. Trade the players. Fire the coach. Fire everybody. A losing streak that reached 11 games (0-7-4) in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday will do that to fans. I get it.

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TALK IS CHEAP

Robin Brownlee
December 01 2014 12:08PM

Edmonton Oilers’ coach Dallas Eakins got a vote of confidence, and then some, from his best player Friday in St. Louis during an interview Taylor Hall did with Ryan Rishaug of TSN.

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