NO CIGAR

Robin Brownlee
April 09 2013 12:05AM

As quickly as the Edmonton Oilers playoff bandwagon gathered steam with five straight wins, it is today upside down and on fire in the ditch after three straight losses, the last coming 2-1 against the Anaheim Ducks Monday.

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ALL HAIL HALL

Robin Brownlee
April 04 2013 12:00AM

In a game the Edmonton Oilers absolutely, positively had to win to prolong their playoff push, Taylor Hall threw his teammates on his back and carried them to an 8-2 butt-kicking of the Calgary Flames with what might be the best performance of his NHL career.

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OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

Robin Brownlee
April 02 2013 12:27AM

When they add up the points in the standings at the end of the season to decide the playoff pecking order in the Western Conference, nobody who cheers for the Edmonton Oilers is going to ask how, just how many.

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LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES

Robin Brownlee
March 26 2013 09:49PM

I believe it was Momma Gump who said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." Forrest's mom must have had the Edmonton Oilers in mind when she coined that bit of wisdom.

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LADDY SMID: GET THE INK DONE

Robin Brownlee
March 22 2013 05:51PM

Anybody who has watched Ladislav Smid play for the Edmonton Oilers for more than five minutes or so knows exactly what he is: a physically robust stay-at-home defenseman who will block shots and take the body and won't contribute much in the way of offense.

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