THE ROUNDUP

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September 12 2014 08:05AM

Rookie camps, team previews, zone entries, hockey markets contributing to losses, and more in this week's Round Up

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Young Stars Tournament: Oilers Preview

Kevin McCartney
September 12 2014 07:00AM

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The Nations Network is sending this Jets blogger to the 2014 Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. I'll be judging your team and bringing you live scouting reports. Check out last year's wrap-up piece here.

The Young Stars Tournament is here again! I'll be there all weekend to scout, blog, and dry out my insides with Okanagan Events Centre popcorn. You can follow me on twitter (@kevinmccart) for live insights, or check out the Nations Network of blogs for game and player reviews. 

Inside we'll reflect a bit on last year's tournament and take a look at the Oilers' Young Stars roster. Have a player, story or system you're excited about? Let me know in the comments!

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CAMPING!

Lowetide
September 11 2014 11:49PM


The Edmonton Oilers are sending a much stronger group to the BC interior this year, and should get better results because of it. Keeping score in a rookie tournament has no value at all, but there are players in Penticton today who could make the NHL team this fall if things break right. Here's a look at Edmonton's marquee players and what they'll need to show this weekend and for the rest of September.

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3 Thoughts - Spin-o-ramas, Leon Draisaitl, and Martin Brodeur

baggedmilk
September 11 2014 02:49PM

Thoughts

With training camp fast approaching, the excitement is starting to flood through the Nation. The schedule is out, rosters are being debated, rookie camp is set to go, and there's finally news to talk about after a long summer drought. As such, all this NHL activity has got me to thinking. Today, I take a look at the new spin-o-rama ban, Leon Draisaitl, and Marty Brodeur. As always, your disagreements are encouraged. 

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West preview... What now Vancouver?

Jason Gregor
September 11 2014 09:54AM

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No team angers the majority of Oilersnation readers more than the Vancouver Canucks. How I wish the Oilers were actually competitive during the past eight seasons, because an Oilers/Canucks playoff series, or even meaningful games down the stretch, would have pushed the animosity to extraordinary levels.

Alas, it never occurred, and in fact the Oilers and Canucks have only been in the postseason together three times during the past 20 NHL seasons; 1992, 2001 and 2003. I'll be surprised if it happens this season, but is this the year the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks for the first time since 2006?

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