AT RANDOM: DRUDGERY TAKES A DAY OFF

Robin Brownlee
October 21 2014 11:17AM

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“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”

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A SHORT, STIFF SHOT OF WTF? JUICE

Robin Brownlee
October 15 2014 10:35AM

Dumpster-Fire-1

On many levels, preaching patience and telling people to step away from the ledge in the first days of the NHL season until they have the benefit of a longer look makes all the sense in the world. That’s exactly what Jonathan Willis wrote in his A Big Tall Glass of Calmdown Juice piece yesterday.

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NO CIGAR: THE DIRTY DOZEN

Robin Brownlee
October 07 2014 08:19PM

GoodNews

If most of the cards fall their way, I won’t be shocked if the Edmonton Oilers improve by 20 points this season. I will be surprised, however, if they end an eight-year playoff drought and make it to the post-season in the Western Conference for the first time since reaching the Stanley Cup final in 2006.

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MEN IN THE MIDDLE

Robin Brownlee
October 05 2014 05:55PM

Dallas Eakins 2

A cynic might suggest that Edmonton Oilers’ coach Dallas Eakins had the names of the centres he intended to keep on his 23-man roster written in ink before training camp started, despite what he said today.

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WHAT ABOUT NAIL? (IV)

Robin Brownlee
October 03 2014 10:43AM

WhatsThePlan

When a team uses the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft to take a player, it goes without saying that it’s in the best interests of that team to do everything reasonably possible to ensure the player develops, succeeds and thrives.

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