MARINCIN: SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND

Robin Brownlee
February 11 2014 10:01AM

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Brief as it has been, Slovak Martin Marincin has impressed just about everybody in his first look-see with the Edmonton Oilers. Now, the pencil-thin defenseman gets to spend a couple weeks up close and personal with boyhood idol Zdeno Chara. Think that might help him learn the ropes?

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THE PITCH: TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Robin Brownlee
February 06 2014 11:28PM

Whether you go by gut-feeling or spreadsheet, there's no way of knowing for sure if Ben Scrivens is the real deal the Edmonton Oilers have been waiting for in the goal crease, but there's no question he's making a compelling and timely case that he is.

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BRYZGALOV AND SCRIVENS: TANDEM?

Robin Brownlee
February 04 2014 06:18PM

The Edmonton Oilers could start next season with Ben Scrivens and Ilya Bryzgalov as their goaltenders. They could wind up with neither of them. Split it down the middle, and they'll end up with one or the other.

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THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING . . .

Robin Brownlee
February 02 2014 02:27PM

So, Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins has already warned against taking the Buffalo Sabres lightly when the teams meet Monday. If that's not a "no-shit, Sherlock" moment, I don't know what is.

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THE WAY I SEE IT: SUCCESS, PLEASE

Robin Brownlee
January 28 2014 06:03PM

The way I see it, the Edmonton Oilers will be far better served in the long run by having as much success as possible in their final 27 games of the season than they will by sucking so badly they get another crack at a first overall pick.

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