COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN?

Robin Brownlee
March 13 2012 11:47PM

Verbal sparring on the bench? Squabbling among teammates? You'd have to be a fly on the wall in the Edmonton Oilers dressing room to get the full context of the "fighting and bickering" captain Shawn Horcoff referred to today in the wake of Tom Renney's post-game blast Monday, but the few tidbits that have been uttered tweak the curiosity.

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GUTS AND MONEY

Robin Brownlee
March 13 2012 05:21PM

I understand the sentiment that prompted Tom Renney to step away from his role as the designated piñata for a sizeable segment of frustrated Edmonton Oilers fans and direct some criticism toward his players after Monday's 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

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THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM

Jason Gregor
March 13 2012 03:16PM

There is no joy in Oilerville right now. The Oilers are playing out the string for the 4th straight year, they are 2-7 with a healthy lineup and it is so bad right now that even the patient Tom Renney vented his frustration last night.

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Steve Tambellini, The Devil You Know

Jonathan Willis
March 13 2012 12:02PM

It was suggested to me today – as it has been, off and on, for some time now – that the Oilers would be making a terrible mistake if they failed to renew Steve Tambellini. Tambellini launched this rebuild, the logic goes, and has taken a number of positive steps, and to throw him under the bus and bring in somebody new would jeopardize those accomplishments.

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EL KABONG

Lowetide
March 13 2012 07:38AM

There's little doubt the Edmonton Oilers are going to be looking for blueline help this summer. The club has enough assets--young NHLers, prospects and draft picks--to overpay for a legit impact defender. Is the shopping list a long one? Will any of these player types be available?

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