THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
September 19 2014 05:30AM

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Training camps open, Taylor Hall just getting started, David Clarkson and his contract, TJ Brodie with a Norris in his future, Markus Naslund to the hall of fame and more in this week's Roundup.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITES AT PIVOT

Lowetide
September 18 2014 07:15PM


We're off and running with Oilers news out of training camp, and coach Dallas Eakins had some home truths for the microphones today. Issue one: "We have two NHL centermen!" Ahem. What does that mean? Opportunity!

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SKIP AHEAD: THE 2014-15 OILERS

Robin Brownlee
September 18 2014 02:40PM

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The first puck hasn’t yet dropped for the on-ice portion of 2014 training camp for the Edmonton Oilers, but I don’t see a lot of questions regarding what the team’s opening night roster will look like.

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Day One: Hall,Nugent-Hopkins-Eberle will play together

Jason Gregor
September 18 2014 11:43AM

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Training camp officially began today. The players went through a wide range of medical testing to gauge their endurance, strength, mobility, agility, eyes, teeth and overall health. They will be on the ice tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., the practices are open to the public, and they have been divided into three teams: Team Gretzky, Team Messier and Team Kurri.

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The Leap of Faith: Ryan Johansen & Jordan Eberle

Jonathan Willis
September 18 2014 10:07AM

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Negotiations between Columbus and star centre Ryan Johansen seem to have imploded rather badly. Blue Jackets’ management is publicly very frustrated, and on Wednesday went so far as to release publicly the three offers they had made to the RFA centre.

It’s an interesting negotiation to watch from an Oilers perspective, because Edmonton has gone a different direction with its young players – and has to make decisions on others in the future.

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