September 20 2010 02:26PM

It is one of our favourite days here at the OilersNation. The day where we all go out on a limb and declare our Star for the upcoming season.

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Jason Gregor
September 20 2010 01:26PM

Three straight days of just drills, neutral zone coverage, skating, shooting, skating, defensive zone coverage, three-on-twos, time at the whiteboard, two-on-ones, skating and more neutral zone coverage make it difficult to evaluate who has had a good camp. Hell it's day three and I had to talk about haircuts just to break up the monotony.

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September 19 2010 01:57PM

It seems there is finally a trade rumour about Sheldon Souray that wasn't written by a hopeful Oilers fan, desperate to conjure up a scenario to get Big Sexy on the first thing leaving the International Airport.

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the Blue Jackets may be interested in doing a deal.

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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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