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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Robin Brownlee
August 09 2010 09:29PM

Maybe some fans don't think it's all that important who the Edmonton Oilers name to replace Hall-of-Famer Rod Phillips as the radio voice of the team, but I beg to differ.

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Renney: will he let the horses run?

Robin Brownlee
August 09 2010 04:11PM

BERNE, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 29:  Rangers head coach Tom Renney attends the press conference after the New York Rangers training session at the PostFinance Arena on September 29, 2008 in Berne, Switzerland.  (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)

About the only thing worse for fans than cheering for a losing hockey team is cheering for a losing hockey team that induces coma in the paying public by playing boring hockey.

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Sticks, stones and due process: Bowers and Khabibulin

Robin Brownlee
August 08 2010 08:03PM

DENVER - NOVEMBER 08:  Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin #35 of the Edmonton Oilers looks on during a break in the action against the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on November 8, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Oilers defeated the Avalanche 5-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

If actions speak louder than words, how come Brent Bowers is out of a job as manager of the Edmonton Capitals and, as of today, Nikolai Khabibulin, who faces a charge of extreme DUI, is a member in good standing with the Edmonton Oilers?

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Souray: a marriage of convenience?

Robin Brownlee
August 05 2010 02:51PM

CALGARY, AB, CANADA - AUGUST 4: Steve Staios of the Calgary Flames puts on his jersey at the NHL Heritage Classic Press Conference at McMahon Stadium on August 4, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dylan Lynch/Getty Images)

My wife told me she plans to get a clown to show up at my son Sam's 4th birthday party next weekend and I immediately envisioned a player from the Calgary Flames showing up at my house in that hideous throwback jersey they just unveiled for the Heritage Classic.

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