MONDAY MUSINGS: TALE OF TWO SAMS

Robin Brownlee
June 02 2014 02:00PM

So, Sam Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs didn’t manage to do a single pull-up at the 2014 NHL combine in Toronto. Not even one.

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DEREK LAXDAL: PROMOTION DUE

Robin Brownlee
May 26 2014 09:11PM

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Derek Laxdal has earned a promotion. Here's hoping he doesn't have to leave Edmonton to get it.

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2007 ENTRY DRAFT: THE BIG MISS

Robin Brownlee
May 24 2014 08:29PM

MissingTheTarget

Hindsight is a wonderful luxury. You're never wrong. You avoid boneheaded decisions that bring nothing but regret. You look and sound really smart. It's always been a handy tool for hockey fans and sportswriters alike.

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ABOUT THE COACHING STAFF . . .

Robin Brownlee
May 21 2014 11:06AM

Dallas Eakins 11

Not long after the Edmonton Oilers closed out an eighth straight season out of the playoffs, GM Craig MacTavish told us head coach Dallas Eakins has hiring and firing say regarding his assistant and associate coaches.

Seeing MacTavish and Eakins sitting together watching the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Memorial Cup in London Tuesday, I couldn't help but wonder if MacT and his rookie bench boss had broached the subject of the coaching staff as it pertains to the future, or lack of same, of associate Keith Acton and assistants Steve Smith and Kelly Buchberger. Who should stay? Who should go? Who should be brought in?

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JORDAN EBERLE: 14 AT 24

Robin Brownlee
May 15 2014 12:31PM

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I'll leave the squealing and tossing of panties to Wanye, but on the occasion of Jordan Eberle's 24 birthday today, it's worth noting what a terrific hockey player he's been for the Edmonton Oilers during four mostly miserable seasons with this floundering franchise.

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