HALL AT CENTRE: WHY NOT TAKE A LONG LOOK?

Robin Brownlee
September 15 2010 10:58PM

If the Edmonton Oilers are thinking of taking a look at Taylor Hall as a centre, and my take is they absolutely should, there's no harm in having him see a stretch at pivot as soon as possible. 

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TAMBELLINI DRAWS THE LINE: SOURAY SITS

Robin Brownlee
September 14 2010 02:56PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Edmonton Oilers' General Manager Steve Tambellini speaks during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sheldon Souray got what he deserved when Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini declared Monday the often-injured and perpetually unhappy defenceman wouldn't be welcome at training camp.

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A LITTLE BIT OF ANDY?: I'LL TAKE THAT

Robin Brownlee
September 13 2010 05:33PM

Magnus Paajarvi is the talk of the town after scoring two goals in a 4-1 walk over a bunch of suspects who are unlikely ever to wear the uniform of the Vancouver Canucks Sunday, but that's not why I'm thinking about the big Swede today.

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HOPE AND OPTIMISM: IT'S ABOUT TIME

Robin Brownlee
September 10 2010 02:20PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Taylor Hall, drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

"Whatever goes down must come up, so I think there's a lot of excitement in this city. There's a lot of excitement in this dressing room."

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WHAT'S MY LINE?

Robin Brownlee
September 07 2010 06:08PM

During his transition from the coaching ranks to that of senior advisor, Pat Quinn saw fit to make Sam Gagner his fourth-line centre to start the 2009-10 season. I, and a lot of people, are guessing successor Tom Renney sees Gagner as his first-line centre when the 2010-11 season begins.

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