OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

Robin Brownlee
August 25 2014 03:54PM

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No matter how you spin it, Sam Gagner had a putrid season with the Edmonton Oilers in 2013-14 with a career-low 37 points before being shown the door – to the delight of many – and ending up with the Arizona Coyotes via a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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1984 REVISITED: CELEBRATE

Robin Brownlee
August 19 2014 03:33PM

With all the disappointment the Edmonton Oilers and their fans have endured these last eight years since a Game 7 loss to Carolina in the 2006 Stanley Cup final, today’s news there’ll be a 30th reunion of the 1984 Cup champion Oilers Oct.10 is a welcome breath of fresh air.

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GETTING STARTED: A FIGHTING CHANCE

Robin Brownlee
August 18 2014 11:33AM

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By the time the end of November rolled around last season, the Edmonton Oilers had dashed any hopes fans had that they’d kinda-sorta contend for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Meaningful games in March and April? The Oilers were done by December.

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EAKINS: PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

Robin Brownlee
August 13 2014 08:00PM

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If nothing else, Dallas Eakins is giving critics who roasted him during his rookie season as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers pause for thought this summer with what looks to me like a very productive off-season.

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HIRING DELLOW: THE BOTTOM LINE

Robin Brownlee
August 05 2014 05:33PM

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The emergence and growth of analytics and advanced stats in the NHL has grabbed its share of headlines in recent months and that was the case again today with news the Edmonton Oilers had hired Toronto lawyer and avid fan Tyler Dellow to join their hockey ops department.

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