ONE BY ONE . . .

Robin Brownlee
November 07 2016 09:00AM


The last decade has produced so much defeat and disappointment for the Edmonton Oilers, it’s going to be impossible for them to put all of it in the rear-view mirror at once. What the Oilers can do is leave it behind step-by-step, bad memory by bad memory.

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Robin Brownlee
November 04 2016 01:38PM

Don Jackson

There’s not a lot of room left on the marquee when you’ve got stars named Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson and Paul Coffey hogging the spotlight the way they did with the Edmonton Oilers in the early 1980s on the way to Hockey Hall of Fame careers. Don Jackson was always fine with that. Singers sing, dancers dance. Everybody has a job to do.

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Robin Brownlee
October 29 2016 07:00AM

Simply put, Dwayne Roloson is on this list because of the part he played in the stunning and unexpected roller-coaster ride the Edmonton Oilers took their fans on during the 2006 playoffs. When the underdog Oilers needed him most, starting in the opening round of the post-season against the Detroit Red Wings, Roloson was the best he’s ever been until the thrill ride ended when his right knee buckled in the goal crease.

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Robin Brownlee
October 27 2016 07:00AM


As prone as many people around here are to rushing to judgment, and we are, it figures that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would respond to some nagging angst about his play with easily his best game of this young season in the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals at Rogers Place Wednesday.

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Robin Brownlee
October 25 2016 07:38AM

No, the Edmonton Oilers aren’t going to win five out of every six games they play the rest of this season and finish with something in the neighborhood of 130 points despite getting off to their best start through a half-dozen games since 1985-86.

The pace the Oilers are on after collaring the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 outdoors Sunday isn’t sustainable, to use a popular buzz-phrase of the times. Not by this team. Not by any team, with the exception of the Montreal Canadiens, who set the NHL standard with 132 points in 1976-77, and the Detroit Red Wings, who had 131 in 1995-96. These Oilers are not them. You know that. I know that.

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