TOP 100 OILERS: BRETT CALLIGHEN (77)

Robin Brownlee
February 28 2016 07:00AM

BRETT CALLIGHEN

Whether you started watching the Edmonton Oilers during their WHA days or when they entered the NHL in 1979-80, if you saw Brett Callighen play, you’ll remember him as the speedy and rambunctious left winger who went from being an undrafted college player to riding shotgun for a teenager named Wayne Gretzky.

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TOP 100 OILERS: JIMMY CARSON (78)

Robin Brownlee
February 24 2016 07:00AM

JimmyCarson

Jimmy Carson’s biggest shortcoming during his brief time with the Edmonton Oilers wasn’t that he didn’t produce. He did, amassing 50 goals and 103 points in just 84 games. Carson’s failing was that he wasn’t Wayne Gretzky and, really, what was he supposed to do about that?

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PETE CHIARELLI: CALLING THE SHOTS

Robin Brownlee
February 23 2016 02:30PM

Chiarelli

The Edmonton Oilers haven’t been good enough this season and there will be changes. That isn’t Captain Obvious or Joe Fan speaking, that was Oiler GM Peter Chiarelli this morning at Rexall Place.

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YAK CITY: TURN OUT THE LIGHTS

Robin Brownlee
February 17 2016 01:00PM

YakChips

Nail Yakupov fans got what they’d been calling for when coach Todd McLellan finally gave their man his chance to line-up alongside Connor McDavid again in the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at Rexall Place Tuesday. To understate, Yakupov blew it.

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TOP 100 OILERS: RAFFI TORRES (79)

Robin Brownlee
February 15 2016 09:43AM

I met Raffi Torres for the first time at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft in Calgary. Like many of the young men who filed into the room to meet reporters that day, the likes of Rick DiPietro, Dany Heatley and Scott Hartnell, Torres was nervous, dutifully answering the same old questions as best he could.

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