MEN IN THE MIDDLE

Robin Brownlee
October 05 2014 05:55PM

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A cynic might suggest that Edmonton Oilers’ coach Dallas Eakins had the names of the centres he intended to keep on his 23-man roster written in ink before training camp started, despite what he said today.

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Edmonton Oilers make their final cuts of training camp

Jonathan Willis
October 05 2014 11:45AM

Team-5

The Edmonton Oilers played their last preseason game on Saturday night, and on Sunday morning the axe fell. The team announced that they had waived a number of players, demoted some others and by the end of it all a pretty clear picture of the final roster had emerged. 

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DARNELL NURSE

Lowetide
October 05 2014 10:08AM

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In the spring, Darnell Nurse played some AHL games for the Oklahoma City Barons. Most observers felt he was unready for that level and certainly miles from being NHL ready. Just a few months later, Nurse is very close to making the Edmonton Oilers. What gives?

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FINAL PRE-SEASON GAME THOUGHTS

Jason Strudwick
October 05 2014 01:44AM

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The Oilers iced a thin lineup in Vancouver. Many of their top players were not playing. Hall, Nuge, Pouliot, Fayne, Perron sat out. Although we knew this was coming from Eakins comments Thursday post game, I was still surprised and left scratching my head at the decision.

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GDB -1.0: You have failed me for the last time/don’t fail me again

Jonathan Willis
October 04 2014 07:34PM

Ozzel Piett

This is it. The final game of the preseason goes tonight, and with it comes the final opportunity for players to make an impact on the coaches before the start of the year. Given the sheer volume of camp battles the Oilers have still going on, it should be fascinating.

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