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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WINNING TICKET: LOTTERY CONTENDERS AGAIN

Robin Brownlee
December 08 2010 12:44PM

With Shawn Horcoff out for at least two months with a sprained MCL in his right knee and Ales Hemsky gone for a month with the tender groin, the Edmonton Oilers are again NHL draft lottery contenders.

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TAYLOR HALL: RIGHT WHERE HE BELONGS

Robin Brownlee
December 05 2010 10:13AM

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 23: Taylor Hall  of the Edmonton Oilers awaits a face off during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on November 23, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Oilers 5-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

With what we've already seen from Taylor Hall just 26 games into his NHL career, can you imagine him not being a member of the Edmonton Oilers this season? Can you imagine him spending another season with the Windsor Spitfires? I can't. Neither can Ryan Whitney.

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AT RANDOM: OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

Robin Brownlee
December 02 2010 10:05AM

It would be a clumsy choice of words to say emphatically, "The Edmonton Oilers aren't going anywhere," but isn't that the obvious bottom line when it comes to the non-story hatched by QMI Agency Wednesday?

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JIM KELLEY: A MESSAGE FOR US

Robin Brownlee
December 01 2010 11:35AM

"I don't ask you to agree with what I write, but I would hope you read it with an open mind, think about what's being said and, hopefully, realize that there is always more than one way to see the game." -- JIM KELLEY.

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