Robert Tychkowski, Edmonton Sun

Robert Tychkowski

Edmonton Sun

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Recent:
  • Edmonton Sun
  • SudburyStar
  • The Province
Past:
  • Edmonton Journal
  • Canoe
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • TheStarPhoenix.com
  • Toronto Sun
  • Winnipeg Sun
  • The Montreal Gazette
  • Calgary Sun

Recent articles by Robert:

Islanders and Lightning have the other guys right where they want 'em

The New York Islanders, having staved off elimination with a clutch 2-1 double overtime victory on Thursday for their second win in the last three games,… → Read More

Islanders and Lightning have the other guys right here they want 'em

The New York Islanders, having staved off elimination with a clutch 2-1 double overtime victory on Thursday for their second win in the last three games,… → Read More

Hub City Notes: Islanders and Lightning gear up for pivotal Game 4 battle

The Tampa Bay Lightning felt a little like a lion that was clamped down hard on a rival’s throat, waiting for the kicking to stop, only to let it break away… → Read More

Islanders make a stand to get back into conference final against Tampa Bay

Dealing with key injuries is one thing, staring death in the face is quite another. So maybe it came as no surprise the short-staffed Tampa Bay Lightning, who were looking to slam a coffin lid on the New York Islanders, ran into more than they could handle in the desperate underdogs Friday at Rogers Place. […] → Read More

HUB CITY NOTES: Finesse gives way to toughness deep in NHL playoffs

Go big or go home. → Read More

Golden Knights find scoring trigger to even series against Stars

It wasn’t necessarily Do or Die for the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday, more like Do or Be Handed A Death Sentence, which isn’t much of an alternative. Falling behind 2-0 wouldn’t have eliminated them from their Western Conference final series with Dallas, but it would have turned their demise into a virtual certainty. Teams that […] → Read More

Stars unleash 'secret Finnish weapon' to win Game 7 over Avalanche

With one swipe of a stick in sudden-death overtime Friday, a series is won and a legend is born. An unknown kid from Finland is now a folk hero in the National Hockey League after writing a script that was straight out of a Disney movie. Joel Kiviranta, who only drew in because Andrew Cogliano […] → Read More

Pendulum has swung back to the middle with Avs and Stars facing Game 7

Trailing 3-1 in the their series and down to a third-string goalie who hadn’t started since February, the Colorado Avalanche could have shown up for Game 5 and… → Read More

Stars keep penalty box full while Avalanche force Game 7

For most hockey people, “Game 7” are the two most exciting words in sports. Unless you’re the Dallas Stars. To them, Game 7 is the very last thing they wanedt to hear, the very last place they ever thought they’d be. They had the Colorado Avalanche down 3-1 in the series, down to their third-string […] → Read More

HUB CITY NOTES: Is there anything Milan Lucic can’t do?

Include Dallas Stars centre Tyler Seguin among the people who had no idea Calgary Flames winger Milan Lucic was that good in the face-off circle.But he knows now, after Lucic went 11-for-16 (69 per cent) in Calgary’s Game 1 victory. → Read More

TYCHKOWSKI: Playoffs reveal a team’s true identity, so Edmonton Oilers remain a mystery

Are they the 1994 Detroit Red Wings or the modern-day Toronto Maple Leafs?That’s what everyone is wondering about the Edmonton Oilers right now after a bewildering post-season defeat that people on both sides of the dressing room door are still struggling to comprehend. → Read More

The fun is over: Edmonton Oilers turn Hub City into Flub City

Seven days.That’s how long Edmonton’s Hub City excitement lasted.After the city, the province and the Oilers Entertainment Group put months of lobbying and preparation into turning Rogers Place into centre stage for their team, and fans spent weeks anticipating what they’d do with ... → Read More

It’s all over, Edmonton Oilers crash and burn and burst their own bubble

If a hockey team is going to lose a playoff series, the one thing it needs to know is that it played its best and lost to a better team.That’s the one thing that can help it get through the summer. → Read More

Bubble, Bubble, Edmonton Oilers in big trouble

With Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, two starting netminders and a team contending for first place in its division, nobody ever imagined the Edmonton Oilers would be facing elimination before the playoffs even started. → Read More

Blackhawks on brink of eliminating Oilers from qualifiers

The Chicago Blackhawks were always figured to be a tough out for the Edmonton Oilers, but now have a real opportunity to spoil the Hub City experience. → Read More

Oilers on brink of disaster after crushing Game 3 loss to Chicago

On one of the weirder nights of the NHL qualifying round — as if playing in an empty quarantine bubble wasn’t strange enough to begin with — the Edmonton Oilers proved that, yes, it is possible to deserve a better fate in a game you had no business winning. → Read More

All hockey, all the time for Edmonton Oiler bubble boys

It goes without saying that being locked in a quarantine bubble with 600 other guys is not the best way to spend a summer.For starters, you’re locked in a quarantine bubble with 600 other guys. That alone, no matter what the season, would challenge anyone’s sanity. → Read More

Oilers lose ‘home ice’ advantage, but feel like they’ve found their game

Normally, the Chicago Blackhawks would be in the driver’s seat right now.Having secured their split in Edmonton, they would be returning to the United Center after stealing home-ice advantage in what is now a best of three.Not anymore. → Read More

McDavid and Oilers respond with a vengeance in Game 2 victory

They say you can’t just flick a switch and turn it on in the playoffs. But that’s exactly what the Edmonton Oilers needed to do Monday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. After failing to show up for Game 1 of their qualifying series, an embarrassing 6-4 defeat in which they never got around to matching […] → Read More

McDavid and Oilers respond with a vengeance in Game 2 victory

They say you can’t just flick a switch and turn it on in the playoffs.But that’s exactly what the Edmonton Oilers needed to do Monday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. → Read More