EARLY RETURNS

Robin Brownlee
September 27 2016 12:00PM

Hard-luck forward Tyler Pitlick made the most of an unexpected appearance and looked like a keeper instead of a long shot. At the same time, heralded blue-chip rookie Jesse Puljujarvi, deemed by many to be a sure thing to crack the Edmonton Oilers’ line-up out of training camp, looked anything but.

Yet another reminder that it’s early, very early, in the pre-season -- split squad games against the Calgary Flames produced a 4-2 win at Rogers Place and a 2-1 decision down the road in Cowtown Monday – and that it’s a fool’s game to read too much into any single season performance, that small sample size thing, in terms of the bigger picture.

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Edmonton Oilers make their first seven cuts of training camp

Jonathan Willis
September 27 2016 10:44AM

Jones, Caleb

Todd McLellan wasted no time in shrinking the Edmonton Oilers' training camp roster Tuesday. The morning after the club's first significant pre-season contests, the Oilers announced seven cuts, reducing the cap roster down to 51 names.

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Who is going to play up the middle?

Zach Laing
September 27 2016 07:00AM

Yesterday, Oilers play-by-play voice Jack Michaels put out an interesting thought looking at the Oilers roster makeup. Does it make sense?

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GDB -08 and -07: Alberta Double Dip

Jason Gregor
September 26 2016 01:05PM

NursePunch

The Oilers and Flames will do preseason battle in Calgary and Edmonton tonight. Fans in Edmonton will get to experience the NHL hockey in the new rink for the first time, while Flames fans are anxiously waiting for GM Brad Treliving to announce he's signed Johnny Gaudreau to a lengthy contract extension.

Usually, in the first home preseason games, the home team dresses many of their best players to reward the fans, but that won't be the case tonight in either city for different reasons.

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Let's Talk About the Mascot

baggedmilk
September 26 2016 11:50AM

So a new mascot reveal happened today, and the reaction has been... well... split? Fortunately, I'm not afraid to tackle the hard-hitting news items like the unveiling of a new trigger mascot. 

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