RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1996-97 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
May 21 2016 08:50AM

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After four straight years out of the playoffs, the 1996-97 season not only marked a return to the post-season by the Edmonton Oilers, it provided fans moments that endure to this day. An impossible save by Curtis Joseph. Todd Marchant blazing around a stumbling Grant Ledyard. Oiler GM Glen Sather pumping his fist in the press box at Reunion Arena.

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TOP 100 OILERS: ROMAN HAMRLIK (66)

Robin Brownlee
May 18 2016 07:00AM

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When Phil Esposito and the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning stepped to the podium and made Czech defenceman Roman Hamrlik the first overall pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, they were looking for a cornerstone player they could build a franchise around. They were looking for greatness. What the Bolts got instead was very good.

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TODD MCLELLAN: ONE YEAR IN

Robin Brownlee
May 17 2016 12:23PM

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Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the hiring of Todd McLellan as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers last May 19. It was a day that sparked a lot of optimism in the wake of a coaching carousel that had included Pat Quinn, Tom Renney, Ralph Krueger, Dallas Eakins and Todd Nelson.

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WITH THE FOURTH PICK . . .

Robin Brownlee
May 13 2016 01:45PM

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With the Edmonton Oilers having dropped into the fourth slot at the NHL draft lottery, there’s been plenty of discussion about whether Oiler GM Peter Chiarelli will keep the pick, flip the pick and move down or trade the pick as part of a bigger package to acquire immediate help.

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TOP 100 OILERS: ZDENO CIGER (67)

Robin Brownlee
May 12 2016 09:14AM

Ciger

Zdeno Ciger is one of those players who always left me wanting more. In his case because I thought we were just starting to see the best of Ciger when he opted to call an end to his time with the awful Edmonton Oiler teams of the early 1990s and go home to Slovakia.

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