TOP 100 OILERS: JASON ARNOTT (42)

Robin Brownlee
November 22 2016 09:00AM

Jason Arnott was everything you could want in a hockey player. He was big, tough and talented. Arnott was certainly everything the Edmonton Oilers wanted when they happily snapped him up seventh overall from the Oshawa Generals in the 1993 Entry Draft and then watched him establish a franchise record for goals by a rookie with 33 during 1993-94 season.

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PLAY ON

Robin Brownlee
November 18 2016 02:00PM

It’s no surprise that Connor McDavid looked frustrated more than once against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center Thursday. A 4-2 loss to the Kings was the Oilers fifth straight defeat. McDavid, was held without a goal again, marking the 10 th consecutive game in which he’s failed to score.

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THE WHIPPING BOY

Robin Brownlee
November 15 2016 09:00AM


We in Oil Country seem to have a compelling need to single out a player and make him the whipping boy for the shortcomings of the Edmonton Oilers, to channel our frustrations over the failure of the team through them. Given the 10 years of ineptitude fans here have endured watching the Oilers miss the playoffs each and every year since 2006, that’s understandable -- even if it doesn’t make sense.

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AT RANDOM: ON SECOND THOUGHT . . .

Robin Brownlee
November 10 2016 11:37AM


In a year when the long-suffering Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, maybe anything is possible -- like the Edmonton Oilers making the playoffs after 10 years on the outside looking in.

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TOP 100 OILERS: TODD MARCHANT (43)

Robin Brownlee
November 10 2016 07:00AM


When it comes to the most memorable goals in the storied history of the Edmonton Oilers, Todd Marchant’s Game 7 overtime winner against the Dallas Stars at Reunion Arena in the 1997 playoffs ranks a lot higher than he does on this list of Top 100 Oilers. It was, is and will always be one of those moments frozen in time for Oiler fans.

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