WEALTH BADLY SPENT

Robin Brownlee
April 18 2015 02:01PM

Craig MacTavish17

Winning the lottery is one thing. Hanging onto that wealth, spending it wisely and building on it, be it the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft or millions of dollars by way of a lucky ticket, is quite another.

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FERNANDO PISANI: WHEN IT MATTERS

Robin Brownlee
April 16 2015 11:20AM


As fans of the Edmonton Oilers are well aware, it’s been just a week short of nine years since their team began an unexpected and mesmerizing march to the 2006 Stanley Cup final, starting with an unlikely upset of the Detroit Red Wings to open the first round of the playoffs.

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PATIENCE, MY ASS . . .

Robin Brownlee
April 12 2015 01:00PM

PatienceMyAss

Every time Edmonton Oilers’ GM Craig MacTavish opens his mouth to preach patience to a fan base that’s already been squeezed of every drop it has to give, I think of the “Patience, my ass, I’m gonna kill something” T-shirt I had as a teenager.

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DISTRACTIONS

Robin Brownlee
April 10 2015 12:47PM

BrightSide

When a team has been as inept as the Edmonton Oilers have these past nine seasons, it’s human nature to try to look past the misery occasionally, to seek a distraction from the drudgery whether you’re witnessing the carnage from the press box or paying good money to see it from the seats at Rexall Place.

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WHAT KIND OF TEAM?

Robin Brownlee
April 06 2015 06:17PM


What kind of team are the Edmonton Oilers? Before you come up with the obvious one-word punchlines, I’m serious. Is there anything, aside from being perennial losers these past nine seasons, one trait, one aspect that defines the way the Oilers play? Anything they can hang their hats on? 

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