The Guessing Game: TSN's Oilers Points Projections

Robin Brownlee
September 19 2010 10:48AM

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 22: NHL MVP candidate Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is interviewed by the media at the Palms Casino Resort on June 22, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Scott Cullen at has listed his projections for the top 250 points-getters for the 2010-11 NHL this season. He has 10 members of the Edmonton Oilers listed in that group.

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Tracers: Systems

September 19 2010 09:09AM


One of the things Oilers fans should look for this season are subtle wrinkles in playing style. Things like how the team forechecks, how they get out of their own zone under pressure, how they run their powerplay. History tells us "systems" can make a helluva difference. A lesser team can level the playing field with hard work and a game plan the other team is unprepared to deal with; 35 years ago, it stopped a dynasty in its tracks.

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Jason Gregor
September 18 2010 03:07PM

The Oilers finally hit the ice for 2010 training camp, and while no one needed a puke bucket, some of them might have had a headache from all the chalkboard time. Tom Renney spent a lot of time teaching on the whiteboard this morning.

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Take A Picture (It Lasts Longer)

September 18 2010 07:37AM

This morning, Edmonton Oiler players and fans begin their annual journey through training camp and pre-season. It is a bonding ritual that dates back decades and includes some of the very best players in the history of the game. Today, eyes that have followed great players, also rans and never-were's will follow Taylor Hall, Magnus Pääjärvi, Jordan Eberle, Tyler Pitlick and others. This year is believed to be more important than recent seasons. Why? 

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Robin Brownlee
September 17 2010 05:07PM

MONTREAL- NOVEMBER 22:   Former Canadiens head coach Pat Burns spekas during the Patrick Roy retirement ceremony before the game against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre on November 22, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Bruins defeated the Canadiens 3-2 in a shootout.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

I was set to make my season predictions for the Edmonton Oilers today (not really), but in the spirit of not burying Pat Burns until he's stopped breathing, I'll hold off and ask a question: What's the hurry?

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