TOM RENNEY: HE EXPECTS TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS

Robin Brownlee
December 18 2010 11:31AM

EDMONTON, CANADA - NOVEMBER 5: Tom Renney of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Detroit Red Wings on November 5, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Tom Renney has done a masterful job of saying and doing the right things as coach of the Edmonton Oilers, picking and choosing his words carefully in praising and criticizing his team this season.

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JUST ASKING: I DON'T HAVE THE ANSWERS

Robin Brownlee
December 15 2010 01:49PM

Having made a decent living for 28 years by asking questions, many of them less-than-brilliant, I've got a whole bunch of them rattling around my oversized cranium regarding the Edmonton Oilers in the wake of that hideous 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday.

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DEEP THOUGHTS XXII: LOSING SUCKS

Robin Brownlee
December 13 2010 04:16PM

There's been a lot of lively debate about the right way for the Edmonton Oilers to go about pulling off a proper rebuild, and the opinions are as diverse as the people you talk to -- except when it comes to the players.

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LINUS OMARK: THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT

Robin Brownlee
December 11 2010 10:45AM

You can be young and be an old fart. There were plenty of them in the Tampa Bay Lightning dressing room after Linus Omark made the transition from YouTube sensation to NHL sensation with his spectacular shootout goal to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win Friday.

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WILL A LEADER EMERGE?

Robin Brownlee
December 10 2010 12:37AM

"Adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it."

I don't know who to credit with that old saying, but I've always believed it to be true. I'm wondering, in that context, what will be revealed about the Edmonton Oilers in the next month, a stretch that will see them play nine or 10 games without injured Ales Hemsky and captain Shawn Horcoff.

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