BIG SHOES TO FILL: MICHAELS STEPS IN

Robin Brownlee
August 24 2010 01:51PM

For the record, Jack Michaels has size 11 feet. That's a good thing because, as heir to the broadcast booth Rod Phillips occupied with the Edmonton Oilers for 37 seasons, Michaels has big shoes to fill.

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The Souray saw-off: poor, pitiful me

Robin Brownlee
August 23 2010 03:26PM

EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 3:  Sheldon Souray of the Edmonton Oilers walks to the ice before a game between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL game on October 3, 2009 at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Canada. The Calgary Flames defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3. (Photo by Jimmy Jeong/Getty Images)

So, the Edmonton Oilers still haven't done anything to smooth things over with defenceman Sheldon Souray. How much abuse and neglect can one man endure?

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DEEP THOUGHTS XIX UPDATED: PONDERING THE WIRELESS

Robin Brownlee
August 19 2010 01:43PM

Edmonton Oilers president Patrick LaForge and the people overseeing the hire of a replacement for Rod Phillips must have a helluva candidate in mind -- perhaps one I don't know about -- because they've let Dennis Beyak slip out of the mix of people looking to step into some big shoes.

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UPDATED II! RADIO GA-GA V: WHAT SHORTLIST?

Robin Brownlee
August 17 2010 08:45AM

Here and now, is Ryan Rishaug the best, the most experienced or most accomplished play-by-by man available to take over from Rod Phillips as radio voice of the Edmonton Oilers? Hell no, on all three counts.

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Dues paid: Corey Graham gets his gig

Robin Brownlee
August 13 2010 05:42AM

For old-schoolers like me, there's plenty to be said about the sometimes overlooked concept of working hard and paying your dues when it comes to landing that big job you really want. A dash of passion for your calling doesn't hurt, either.

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