RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1980-81 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
September 14 2015 11:12AM

OilersVintage

The cliché, “it’s not how you start but how you finish,” certainly applies to Edmonton’s second NHL season. The Oilers not only made the playoffs for the second straight year despite another poor start, they grabbed the attention of the old guard by sweeping the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the post-season on the way to a second-round meeting with the New York Islanders.

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QUICK TAKES

Robin Brownlee
September 13 2015 11:30AM

McDavidPresser

I expected Edmonton Oilers’ GM Pete Chiarelli to intentionally set the bar low for Connor McDavid’s rookie season when he sat down with TSN’s Bob McKenzie in Penticton Saturday because, really, that’s the smart thing for him to do. He most certainly obliged.

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TOP 100 OILERS: MARC-ANDRE BERGERON (100)

Robin Brownlee
September 08 2015 08:01AM

Yes, Marc-Andre Bergeron. While most fans of the Edmonton Oilers would just as soon forget Bergeron ever donned team silks at all, he gets the first spot in our list of the Top 100 Oilers of 1979-80 to 2014-15 in a series we’ll be running over the next 24 months or so. What, you wanted Bob Beers?

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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1979-80 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
September 03 2015 08:00AM

Oilers

After seven seasons of acrimony, lawsuits and inflationary player raiding by the upstart World Hockey Association (1972-79), the NHL grew from 17 to 21 teams when it reluctantly opened its doors to the Edmonton Oilers, Quebec Nordiques, Hartford Whalers and Winnipeg Jets by way of a merger.

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AT RANDOM

Robin Brownlee
August 28 2015 12:00PM

Random

Fans and media types alike love making predictions. If we’re right, whether we’ve made your bold pick after running spreadsheets or reading tea leaves, the inclination is to crow, “I called it.” If we’re wrong, as we most often are, well, crickets and on to the next one.

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