TAYLOR HALL: AS ADVERTISED

Robin Brownlee
March 04 2011 09:08AM

His left ankle is encased in a walking cast and it will likely cost Taylor Hall a chance at the Calder Trophy, but for me, Hall's fight with Derek Dorsett Thursday makes the name that ends up engraved on the trophy for the NHL's top rookie in 2011 a moot point.

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OMARK: KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS

Robin Brownlee
March 02 2011 09:55PM

At this point in his NHL career, Linus Omark might want to consider leaving the pissing and moaning to opposing teams and goaltenders frustrated by his ridiculous displays of skill in shootouts.

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ALES HEMSKY: FACE OF THE FRANCHISE

Robin Brownlee
March 01 2011 03:43PM

When Ales Hemsky looks around the dressing room these days he sees a lot of potential and, I'm guessing, many long nights until it actually turns into anything resembling success that he can hang his hat on.

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DEADLINE DAY: PAGING STEVE TAMBELLINI

Robin Brownlee
February 28 2011 09:11AM

There's no shortage of general managers looking to pick the bones of a bottom-feeder like the Edmonton Oilers clean, so Steve Tambellini can count on his phone ringing almost non-stop between now and the 1 p.m. NHL trade deadline.

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DEEP THOUGHTS XXV: LIPSTICK ON A PIG

Robin Brownlee
February 26 2011 10:12AM

I'm not sure if it's blind loyalty, stupidity or simply a lack of options, but fans of the Edmonton Oilers obviously aren't easily discouraged as they continue to buy the failure their hockey team is selling them.

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