AT RANDOM: THE WAY I SEE IT (UPDATED)

Robin Brownlee
August 02 2010 06:28PM

I've long suspected Georges Laraque was too decent a person for his true calling in life to be a hockey tough guy, and with the news that he's been named deputy leader of the Green Party, apparently I had good reason to feel that way all these years.

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RALPH KRUEGER: NIGHTMARE ON 118TH AVENUE?

Robin Brownlee
July 30 2010 05:45PM

When the Edmonton Oilers announced this morning they'd hired Freddy Krueger as an associate coach, my first reaction -- aside from passing Cornflakes through my nostrils -- was "DubyaTeeEff?"

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Off the top of my head: what did I miss?

Robin Brownlee
July 26 2010 03:11PM

I got into the habit during my days covering the Edmonton Oilers beat of taking the middle of July off because it seemed nothing notable ever happened then. The draft is done. The top free agents are picked over. It is, essentially, the NHL's dog days.

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(Updated) Coaching carousel: Bucky stays, Nelson buys the farm and Smith comes back ...

Robin Brownlee
July 15 2010 09:24AM

EDMONTON, CANADA - MARCH 5: Assistant coach Kelly Buchberger, Shawn Horcoff #10, Robert Nilsson #12 and Andrew Cogliano #12 of the Edmonton Oilers rest on the bench against the Minnesota Wild on March 5, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Starting today with the announcement Todd Nelson will be named coach of the Oklahoma City Barons, we're likely to know who fits where behind the bench with the Edmonton Oilers in the next 24 hours.

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MR. DITHERS RETURNS: WHAT ABOUT MIKE?

Robin Brownlee
July 10 2010 12:49AM

"What's happening with Mike Comrie?" A fan asked me that Friday as the Edmonton Oilers were winding down their development camp at Clareview Arena. I didn't have an answer.

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