AT RANDOM: THE NATION INVADES MINNY

Robin Brownlee
June 22 2011 12:22PM

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- I don't imagine Steve Tambellini's flight had been on the tarmac for very long when his phone started ringing. I don't expect it'll stop until he selects Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the first pick of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft Friday.

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REINSTATING SHELDON SOURAY

Robin Brownlee
June 20 2011 05:34PM

Steve Tambellini stood his ground with Sheldon Souray. He made his point. Now, before the Edmonton Oilers GM buys out Souray, he should put a call into him. If Tambellini hears the right things from Souray in that conversation, he should consider inviting him to training camp.

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DEBATE AND BLURRING THE LINES

Robin Brownlee
June 19 2011 07:45PM

Lively debate is the lifeblood of websites like this one, so it's a good thing that, as the time-tested and clearly crude saying goes, "Opinions are like *ssholes. Everybody has one."

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TAMBELLINI CALLING: LET'S MAKE A DEAL

Robin Brownlee
June 17 2011 06:05AM

Jim Matheson at The Journal is hearing much the same things I am about Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini angling for a second top pick in the first round at the NHL Entry Draft in Minnesota next Friday.

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BIGGEST LOSERS: RIOTERS AREN'T FANS

Robin Brownlee
June 16 2011 08:06AM

The biggest story out of Vancouver Wednesday night should have been the 4-0 waxing the Canucks took from the Boston Bruins in the seventh game of the 2011 Stanley Cup final. Predictably, it wasn't.

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