Desert no place for ice hockey

Robin Brownlee
March 26 2009 11:05AM

Wayne Gretzky looks into the desert and contemplates his existence in Phoenix

This just in from the Department Of The Obvious: residents of Phoenix (the people who haven't lost their houses to foreclosure and still live there) don't give two squirts about the Coyotes, let alone the Edmonton Oilers.

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True Confessions

Robin Brownlee
March 20 2009 09:52AM


Faster than oil companies have gouged us again with a four-cent increase at the gas pumps to mark the first day of spring, optimism over the Edmonton Oilers playoff chances has grown in leaps and bounds after Thursday's 8-1 laugher over the feeble Colorado Avalanche.

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Under pressure

Robin Brownlee
March 17 2009 03:10PM

Funny thing how expectations work. When there are none, you get rolls like the Edmonton Oilers fashioned in their final 20 games last season as they went 14-5-1 and looked like the 1957 Montreal Canadiens doing it.

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Deep Thoughts VIII: the great race

Robin Brownlee
March 11 2009 12:40PM


Not since Bob Stauffer and I attempted to propel our fat asses over 40 yards in a foot race without taking the twister at Edmonton Eskimos training camp a few years ago has there been a sight as sorry as the Western Conference playoff race the Edmonton Oilers are involved in.

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No Oil Country for Old Men

Robin Brownlee
March 10 2009 11:53AM


I love old guys because I am one. I appreciate old stuff because, well, there's something to be said for time-tested reliability and familiarity even when it's obvious there's newer, better junk around.

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