Jordan Eberle: bullet dodged?

Robin Brownlee
January 03 2011 05:14PM

At the risk of being accused of practising medicine without a licence, it looks to me like the Edmonton Oilers might have dodged a kill-shot to the head when it comes to Jordan Eberle's left ankle.

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WTF?: THE CURIOUS CASE OF JFJ

Robin Brownlee
January 01 2011 04:07PM

There's got to be a good reason J.F. Jacques is still taking up space on the Edmonton Oilers roster and will be in the line-up against the Calgary Flames at Rexall Place tonight. Must be.

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A NEW YEAR: BETTER DAYS AHEAD

Robin Brownlee
December 31 2010 03:53PM

One more year almost gone. Another to come. With 2011 on the way, I can't remember being this optimistic, be it about the Edmonton Oilers or life in general.

That's not my nature, as many readers here can attest, but as I slip into my 50-something years more gracefully than I thought myself capable, I can't help but look ahead feeling the best is yet to come -- even if there's not as much time left as I'd like.

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AT RANDOM: WHAT ABOUT ANDREW?

Robin Brownlee
December 28 2010 04:10PM

OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 29: Andrew Cogliano  of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates his game winning goal against the Ottawa Senators in a game at Scotiabank Place on November 29, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

I don't know if Andrew Cogliano is ever going to play his way back into the long-term plans of the Edmonton Oilers, but I can't help but think his best chance to do it will come in the next month.

That window of opportunity swings open tonight against the Buffalo Sabres, when he'll line up between Dustin Penner and Ales Hemsky on coach Tom Renney's second line. It'll stay open as long as Renney leaves him there, or until Shawn Horcoff returns from the sprained knee that has him on the shelf.

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THE BIG PICTURE: OILERS NEED MORE DUBNYK

Robin Brownlee
December 20 2010 05:15PM

Given their track record of developing goaltenders, I'm wondering if the Edmonton Oilers are going to finally get it right for the rest of this season where it regards handling Devan Dubnyk. I'm not hopeful.

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