NOT ENOUGH

Robin Brownlee
February 27 2015 12:30PM

With time ticking down toward Monday’s NHL trade deadline, the guessing game continues as to who and what the Edmonton Oilers will receive in a trade for pending UFA defenseman Jeff Petry. Whatever the return, chances are it won’t be enough.

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AVOIDING THE DEATH SPIRAL

Robin Brownlee
February 22 2015 02:45PM

DeathMarch

A team as flawed as the Edmonton Oilers is going to have games in which they absolutely stink, as fans here have come to understand all too well in recent seasons. They’re the kind of putrid performances that have you booing the team off the ice at Rexall Place or shouting at your televisions.

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TAKES FROM THE CHEAP SEATS

Robin Brownlee
February 17 2015 12:45PM



I’m not sure when Kevin Quinn of Sportsnet decided he’d start calling Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers Nye-eeeel Yakupov when he scores a goal, but we heard him bellow it twice in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets Monday.

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THE SILVER LINING

Robin Brownlee
February 13 2015 03:30PM

SilverLining

Back in the 1999 or so when I was writing at the Edmonton Journal, Rob Tychkowski, the beat man over at the Edmonton Sun, and I managed to take a few minutes away from our hectic work schedules to go someplace other than Legend’s Corner or Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and do some shopping in Nashville.

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THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

Robin Brownlee
February 10 2015 07:58AM

The Edmonton Oilers would be foolish not to look at all available coaching candidates between now and next season, but if Todd Nelson can keep the team collecting points at the rate they have in his first 18 games solo behind the bench, he at least deserves to be in the conversation.

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