CLOSER BUT NO CIGAR

Robin Brownlee
November 17 2015 08:00AM

HorseShoe

The old saying is that close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, and maybe that’s why fans who believe the 2015-16 edition of the Edmonton Oilers is better than the team they watched a year ago get a headache when they look where the Oilers sit in NHL standings.

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WAITING ON CONNOR

Robin Brownlee
November 11 2015 10:05AM

Connor McDavid’s broken collarbone sucks on so many levels, not the least of which being he was a helluva lot of fun to watch and he was going to be a much-needed distraction for fans during yet another year out of the playoffs for the Edmonton Oilers.

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TOP 100 OILERS: DAVID PERRON (92)

Robin Brownlee
November 09 2015 01:58PM

Players with enough skill to play as a top-six forward on an NHL roster are a valuable commodity. Likewise, there is always a place on the coach’s line-up sheet for a player who finds a way to effectively agitate and generally make themselves a pain-in-the ass for opponents.

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1983-84 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
November 05 2015 04:58PM

1983

When the Hockey News did a series titled the Greatest Teams of All-Time, they listed the 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers among them. That’s tough to argue after Glen Sather and his band of 20-something superstars finally delivered on the promise they’d shown in their four previous NHL seasons by winning the 1984 Stanley Cup.

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SUNDAY SHAKEDOWN

Robin Brownlee
November 01 2015 01:38PM

BattleOfAlberta

The last time The Battle of Alberta had any real teeth to it, back in the 1980s when the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames were good teams that hated each other, there was no such thing as social media. No Twitter or Facebook. No fans talking trash at each other on hockey blogs and websites like this one.

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