BACK AT IT: TRULY FEEBLE

Robin Brownlee
February 28 2014 12:07AM

Team-5

As much of a dumpster fire as this season has been for the Edmonton Oilers, there was at least a hint of anticipation as fans dutifully filed into Rexall Place to begin the stretch drive against the Minnesota Wild after three weeks off for the Olympic break. Should have known better.

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THE SPECULATION GAME

Robin Brownlee
February 24 2014 04:41PM

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I doubt Nashville GM David Poile has taken leave of his financial senses to a point where he'll put Shea Weber on the trade block now, but if he did, should Edmonton GM Craig MacTavish offer a package of players including Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Taylor Hall to get in on the action?

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OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD . . .

Robin Brownlee
February 13 2014 09:58PM

Oilers fans

I'm completely on board with the necessary checks and balances that come with a project like Rogers Place, but after rattling around the old barn since 1989, I was happy to give cynicism a rest this week when it was announced the $480-million guaranteed maximum price had been met and that shovels will go in the ground in March.

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MARINCIN: SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND

Robin Brownlee
February 11 2014 10:01AM

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Brief as it has been, Slovak Martin Marincin has impressed just about everybody in his first look-see with the Edmonton Oilers. Now, the pencil-thin defenseman gets to spend a couple weeks up close and personal with boyhood idol Zdeno Chara. Think that might help him learn the ropes?

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THE PITCH: TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Robin Brownlee
February 06 2014 11:28PM

Whether you go by gut-feeling or spreadsheet, there's no way of knowing for sure if Ben Scrivens is the real deal the Edmonton Oilers have been waiting for in the goal crease, but there's no question he's making a compelling and timely case that he is.

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