GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Robin Brownlee
July 28 2015 08:00AM

It’s an understatement to say Connor McDavid is generating the kind of expectations and anticipation we haven’t experienced since Sidney Crosby entered the NHL in 2005, and that hullabaloo isn’t limited to fans of the Edmonton Oilers.

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SLATS

Robin Brownlee
July 20 2015 02:14PM

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I’ll let others debate exactly where Glen Sather belongs in the NHL’s history books. What I know is Sather damn sure belongs up in the rafters at Rexall Place, and that’s exactly where he’ll finally be when the Oilers honor their former coach, president and GM with a banner raising Dec. 11.

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

Robin Brownlee
July 14 2015 11:38AM


If you’re like me, you were probably skeptical Bob Nicholson would have the ability and the mandate from owner Daryl Katz to clean up the mess the Edmonton Oilers have been for years on end when he was unveiled as the team’s Big Boss in April.

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AT RANDOM

Robin Brownlee
July 11 2015 12:00PM

The Players’ Tribune is fast becoming one of the must-read sites for hockey fans. The latest article of interest, particularly to followers of the Edmonton Oilers, is Sheldon Souray’s The Wannabe.

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GIVE IT TO THE KID

Robin Brownlee
July 07 2015 02:55PM

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When the hype machine is revved up to redline as it has been for Connor McDavid, it’s not very often a player, even one as obviously special and gifted as him, can live up to it.

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