THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

Robin Brownlee
February 10 2015 07:58AM

The Edmonton Oilers would be foolish not to look at all available coaching candidates between now and next season, but if Todd Nelson can keep the team collecting points at the rate they have in his first 18 games solo behind the bench, he at least deserves to be in the conversation.

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STILL THE GREATEST GAME OF ALL

Robin Brownlee
February 05 2015 09:05AM


After 30 years of slacking as a sports writer, I’ve lost track of how many hockey games I’ve watched in my life but I can count on one hand exactly how many times I’ve been awestruck by what I’ve witnessed unfold out on a sheet of ice – four.

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FAILURE WITH A CAPITAL F

Robin Brownlee
February 03 2015 02:40PM

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Dallas Eakins was head coach of the Edmonton Oilers for 113 games. In parts of two seasons, the Oilers won 36 of those games as Eakins compiled a record of 36-63-14 for a point percentage of .380 before he was fired.

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STOP REWARDING FAILURE

Robin Brownlee
January 30 2015 03:01PM

Failure

Why should the NHL continue to reward the Edmonton Oilers for on-ice failure and organizational ineptitude by giving them a better chance to select the cream of the crop at the Entry Draft while more successful teams line up behind and wait their turn? It shouldn’t.

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LONG WAY DOWN

Robin Brownlee
January 24 2015 11:21AM

Tank

It’s becoming obvious that if the Edmonton Oilers are going to hang with the awful Buffalo Sabres in the Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel sweepstakes, they are going to need some help from GM Craig MacTavish. So, what can he do to take a run at 30 th place?

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