AT RANDOM: WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR

Robin Brownlee
April 11 2011 06:02PM

For all the defeat and disappointment the Edmonton Oilers endured this season, the mood at Rexall Place today was markedly different than a year ago when the train wreck that was the Oilers had come completely off the rails on the way to 30th place.

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NECESSITY: THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

Robin Brownlee
April 10 2011 11:00AM

Edmonton Oilers president Patrick LaForge has provided fans some telling insight into the careful consideration, due diligence and deep-thinking that went into the Oilers decision to undertake the rebuild the team finds itself in now.

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DEVAN DUBNYK: READY FOR PRIMETIME?

Robin Brownlee
April 10 2011 12:10AM

There's not much question Devan Dubnyk took immense strides toward proving himself capable of being an NHL starter with the Edmonton Oilers this season. Is he all the way there yet? No. Does he warrant a longer look? Absolutely.

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RYAN JONES: FINDING THE SWEET SPOT

Robin Brownlee
April 08 2011 03:27PM

Agent Wade Arnott and the Edmonton Oilers continue to talk about a new contract for Ryan Jones. The bottom line, as always, will be, well, the bottom line -- how much and for how many years?

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HINDSIGHT: THE UNDONE COREY PERRY DEAL

Robin Brownlee
April 07 2011 10:05AM

Rising star Corey Perry is just now entering his prime years as an NHL player and he's already a legitimate Hart Trophy candidate as a member of the Anaheim Ducks. Perry could have been, and should have been, an Edmonton Oiler.

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