September 23 2014 05:05PM

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Yesterday we collectively looked into the abyss and decided who our Goats were going to be for the 2014-15 season. It's a grim experience deciding who is going to be the fall guy for the inevitable woes in the season ahead. Should you make a mistake and name someone who has a good season your Goat? Yikes.

Fortunately today we get to pick our Star. Rarely do you make any mistakes involving Stars - excluding this unfortunate gal of course.

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Edmonton Oilers cut virtually an entire team’s worth of players

Jonathan Willis
September 23 2014 02:47PM

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The Oilers made their first significant set of training camp cuts on Tuesday, and the coaching staff didn’t hold back, axing most of the team’s youngest prospects and dumping a whole pile of lower-level professionals down to Oklahoma City.

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Dark horse defenceman Brad Hunt is a man to watch in camp

Jonathan Willis
September 23 2014 08:00AM

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Brad Hunt has flown under the radar as a candidate for the Edmonton Oilers’ blue line. To a degree, that makes sense: there are a bunch of high draft picks and guys with one-way contracts in the running to make the team, and the guy who stands 5’9” and never even got drafted doesn’t stand out against that group.

But it would be a mistake to forget about him entirely, because there’s a reasonable scenario that sees him make the team.

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September 22 2014 05:30PM

If everything breaks right the Edmonton Oilers will sign Vladimir Tkachev to a contract later this week. I believe it's a quality move, a real innovation—no matter the outcome of the player's career. Why? NHL teams only have so many ways to procure useful talent, and badly need to exercise all of them. Oilers history has many players acquired in unusual ways.

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September 22 2014 03:30PM

With every single second the 2014-15 NHL season draws closer. For NHL players this means coming to camp in shape, ready for another season of heart pounding exercise. For fans of NHL teams this means coming to camp in no shape whatsoever ready for another season of heart damaging couch potatoing.

It also means it's time to pick our Goats and Stars for the year.

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