Tom Gilbert, Buttery Soft

Jonathan Willis
March 12 2011 11:45AM

I have to admit that I get my nose a little bit out of joint when people start talking about how ‘soft’ Tom Gilbert is. I realize that he’s a 6’4” finesse defenceman who writes funny things in his blog over at the Oilers’ official site, but I think there is at least one item that should throw the ‘soft’ description out the window.

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What a 6-pak!

March 12 2011 07:30AM

I met Wanda when she was employed behind the counter at route 60 Bob's Big Boy, Fried Chicken on the front seat, she's sittin' in my lap We're wipin' our fingers on a Texaco roadmap. I remember Wanda up on scrap metal hill with them big brown eyes that make your heart stand still
-Bruce Springsteen

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Oilers/Red Wings Postgame: All Hail Devan Dubnyk

Jonathan Willis
March 11 2011 09:49PM

The game may not have been as one-sided as a superficial glance at the shot totals made it look, but there’s no doubt that without a heroic effort from Devan Dubnyk, things would have ended much sooner than they did.

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Robin Brownlee
March 11 2011 03:36PM

Andrew Cogliano and Tom Gilbert take a lot of slag from critics at this site and from fans for real and perceived shortcomings as players, but there is no getting around how reliable and durable they are.

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Jason Gregor
March 11 2011 01:29PM

The Oilers drafted Josef Beranek in the 4th round, 78th overall, in 1989. He made his debut in 1991 and after 84 games they traded him to Philly for Greg Hawgood. After the Flyers traded him to Vancouver, the Oilers re-acquired him in the summer of 1998 for Tony Hrkac and Bobby Dollas. He spent another year and half in Edmonton before the Oilers dealt him to Pittsburgh for German Titov. He played 513 NHL games, which is very good for a 4th round pick, but he seems to have jinked number 42.

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