HOLEY KHABBY!!!

Jason Gregor
September 21 2011 12:57AM

The fans at Rexall might have set a preseason record for the earliest BOOOOOOO of the season, when they voiced their displeasure after Nikolai Khabibulin allowed a 3rd goal only 18:35 into the first period. Khabibulin allowed three goals on seven shots, and while you can't blame him on the first one, we've seen this horror movie before.

He needs to stop the puck.

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GDB -8 and -7: SPLIT SQUADS

Jason Gregor
September 20 2011 12:25PM

For most of us anything related to the term "splits" means painful or impossible, or in the case of the above photo, freakish. However, tonight the Oilers will ice two split squads, one at home v. the Minnesota Wild and another in Saskatoon to face the Chicago Blackhawks, and Oiler fans couldn't be happier. It's been 163 days since the Oilers last played a hockey game, and tonight you get your first chance to see if a long-season has helped them improve.

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DAY THREE OF CAMP...

Jason Gregor
September 19 2011 11:55AM

The two Ryans, Smyth and Nugent-Hopkins, have generated the most buzz through three days of training camp, but for different reasons. Fans love that the "Mullet" is back and they know what to expect from #94, but they are curious to see how the younger Ryan will fare against NHL players.

You will find out tomorrow, either in Saskatoon or Edmonton.

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RYAN WHITNEY NOT READY FOR GAMES

Jason Gregor
September 17 2011 01:09PM

Ryan Whitney skated for 40 minutes this morning, but he didn't return for the 2nd session with group A. Whitney gave us an update on how he felt, and when Oiler fans can expect to see him play.

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HEMSKY TAKES CONTACT? SAY WHAT

Jason Gregor
September 17 2011 11:12AM

After telling us he wouldn`t be involved in any contact drills for at least a week, maybe two, Hemsky was on the ice this morning as expected, but he didn`t sit out any of the one-on-one drills or brief scrimmage. I caught up with him for an explanation.

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