THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

Robin Brownlee
March 12 2012 12:09PM

Wouldn't it be great for fans if the rebuild the Edmonton Oilers are undertaking now resulted in five straight 100-point seasons, a President's Trophy and consistent finishes in the top-six NHL-wide? Of course it would. That, of course, guarantees nothing in terms of Stanley Cup success, as the San Jose Sharks will attest.

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Ticker Time...

Jason Strudwick
March 11 2012 03:05PM

On Friday morning as I was watching CNN a line came across on the ticker that caught my attention. It read "putting red line back won't make NHL safe". It has bothered me since I read it.

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UPON FURTHER REVIEW

Robin Brownlee
March 11 2012 11:51AM

While bad calls like the one referee Paul Devorski made in the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche Saturday provide easy material for one-liners on Twitter, there's no reason why mistakes like the one he made should stand uncontested.

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DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT

Lowetide
March 11 2012 10:29AM

Linus Omark is back in the NHL and trying to establish himself as a player. Linus has some nice things but will have to overcome shortcomings (play away from the puck) and bias (Omark's size--especially on a smaller team--is a negative for many). What is Omark good at? What does he have to recommend him?

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Trouble for Hockey Night in Canada?

Jonathan Willis
March 11 2012 09:26AM

An interesting article appeared in the Globe and Mail yesterday, an article that suggested Hockey Night in Canada’s problems with the NHL go well beyond the Don Cherry/Brian Burke feud.

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