THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

Robin Brownlee
February 08 2016 02:35PM


Fans overreact to wins. They overreact to losses. That’s not a criticism as much as it is an observation. It’s what they do. The last four games for the Edmonton Oilers have provided a prime example of the kind of emotional roller-coaster ride I’m talking about.

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TOP 100 OILERS: MIKE YORK (80)

Robin Brownlee
February 05 2016 07:00AM

YorkHelmet

If you were to name the best Edmonton Oilers of all time who didn’t crack six feet on a tape measure, Mike York would more than likely find a spot in the top-10 of most fans. I can’t come up with a whole lot of little guys who were more effective than York was at getting things done as a member of the Oilers, despite being physically overmatched.

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THAT KICK IN THE ASS

Robin Brownlee
February 03 2016 10:27AM

McDavidWalk

Connor McDavid is all of 14 games into his NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers and I can’t think of another player wearing the silks of this franchise who has been this good this young and electrified an entire fan base the way McDavid already has since, well, you know . . . 

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1989-90 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
February 03 2016 07:00AM

MessCup

The Edmonton Oilers already had four Stanley Cups in the trophy case when this season began, and it’s fair to say they could have had another one or two had the cards fallen their way. That’s exactly what happened in 1989-90 as the Oilers claimed their fifth Cup, the unlikeliest of the bunch.

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TOP 100 OILERS: ANDREW COGLIANO (81)

Robin Brownlee
January 29 2016 09:00AM

Cogliano

You would need most of your fingers and toes to count the questionable and downright dim moves the management of the Edmonton Oilers has made during the last decade, and the way I see it (with the benefit of hindsight), the trading away of Andrew Cogliano counts as one of them.

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