TOP 100 OILERS: MARTY MCSORLEY (34)

Robin Brownlee
January 24 2017 07:00AM

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Marty McSorley never, ever needed Glen Sather or anybody else to draw him a picture about what his job description with the Edmonton Oilers was and he damn sure didn’t need a written invitation from opposing players to carry it out. McSorley’s job was to ride shotgun for Wayne Gretzky and the rest of a star-studded Oiler line-up and he did it with both barrels.

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THE BATTLE TURNS

Robin Brownlee
January 22 2017 12:30PM

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After a decade of being the second-best team in the Battle of Alberta, the Edmonton Oilers have, at long last, not only pulled eyeball-to-eyeball with the Calgary Flames, they have clearly surpassed their NHL cousins from down the QEII during the course of this season.

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EVERYBODY’S GAME

Robin Brownlee
January 19 2017 12:00PM

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Heaven knows, the odds of making it to the NHL are long enough without adding ignorance and racism to the pile of obstacles. Your country of origin, the colour of your skin or your ethnicity shouldn’t be factors in pursuing and maybe even realizing that dream -- any dream for that matter.

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TOP 100 OILERS: JORDAN EBERLE (35)

Robin Brownlee
January 19 2017 07:00AM

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I’ve already dropped Jordan Eberle several spots on this Top 100 list based on what he’s done, or hasn’t done, since the start of this season. As of this writing (Jan. 4) Eberle is a moving target who is trending down. By the end of the season, he could be even lower in the eyes of many fans or he could end up right back where I had him. I expect the latter.

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THE WONDER YEARS

Robin Brownlee
January 13 2017 03:01PM

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It’s not really any kind of stretch to argue that Edmonton Oilers’ centre Connor McDavid, who celebrated his 20th  birthday today, is one of the best two or three forwards in the NHL right now, just one day removed from his teenaged years.

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