GDB MINUS 1: Emotional faceoffs

September 27 2009 05:17PM


And so the preseason that saw the return of Mike Comrie, the continued fall of Rob Schremp and the dehydration of Nikolai Khabibulin draws to a close with tonight’s tilt against the Canucks. And about time if you ask us – although an uninspired preseason could lead to a brick of a start to the regular season too.

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Deep thoughts XIII: Brass tacks

Robin Brownlee
September 26 2009 03:14PM


Don't expect a sneak peek at Pat Quinn's season-opening roster when the Edmonton Oilers wrap up the pre-season against the Vancouver Canucks Sunday because he made it clear today that's not what we’re going to get.

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Salary cap: how it may affect the final cut

Jason Gregor
September 26 2009 02:45PM


How much impact will the salary cap have on the final cuts for the Oilers? The Oilers have some financial restraints that could ultimately impact the final decisions. Let’s break down how much salary the Oilers have invested right now using each player’s cap hit from the numbers I received from the NHLPA.

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The Nineteen

Jonathan Willis
September 26 2009 01:41PM


Interesting quote from Pat Quinn in his post-practice press conference today. Fielding a question about whether Fernando Pisani would be able to play on Sunday, he answered:

“I don’t know. [Pisani] ended up feeling good enough to practice, but we’re still cautious with him. Injuries at camp always make the process harder, because you know that he plays here. As far as the 19 that was articulated at the start by our management that could play on this team, he’s in that 19. We know he’s played here with great success, certainly three years ago great success.”

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Meanwhile, in practice-land

Jason Gregor
September 25 2009 04:22PM


I spent a bit of time at the Oilers' skate session today. Ethan Moreau didn’t skate; he pulled something late in the game last night and will be evaluated this afternoon.

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