THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

Robin Brownlee
May 22 2015 01:03PM

Todd McLellan

The Edmonton Oilers have been guilty far too often of signing the wrong people for the wrong money in recent years, so it’s a welcome departure from the same old, same old to see them continue what’s been a ridiculous off-season roll by getting it right with coach Todd McLellan.

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WHAT WILL MCLELLAN’S STAFF LOOK LIKE?

Robin Brownlee
May 18 2015 08:55PM

Unless everybody has it absolutely wrong, Todd McLellan will be (or already is) the next coach of the Edmonton Oilers and his hiring could be made official as early as Tuesday. What I’m wondering is what his coaching staff will look like.

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AT RANDOM: ABOUT LEON

Robin Brownlee
May 12 2015 11:30AM

Under normal circumstances, Leon Draisaitl would still be considered the shiny, new thing with the Edmonton Oilers after being drafted third overall last summer as the big, talented centre the team has long coveted.

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THE TWO TODDS

Robin Brownlee
May 07 2015 02:39PM

Joint

As tempting as it might be for the Edmonton Oilers to wait on Mike Babcock and throw the bank at him if he becomes available, if I’m Peter Chiarelli, I’m doing everything in my power to persuade Todd McLellan and Todd Nelson to be my coaching tandem next season.

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BRING BACK THE BATTLE

Robin Brownlee
May 05 2015 11:30AM


Trademark or not, the provincial rivalry known as the Battle of Alberta between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames has been reduced to a We Suck Less Than You Do skirmish of weaklings and have-nots for too long. Might that change next season? I think it will.

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