ROOKIE THOUGHTS AND GAME THREE PREVIEW

Jason Gregor
September 15 2010 01:08PM

Even in Penticton you could sense it was a Battle of Alberta last night, even though most of the players on the ice will likely never suit up in the NHL for the Flames or Oilers, the rookies for both clubs played like it mattered to them.

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The Summer Of Depth Players

Jonathan Willis
September 15 2010 12:56AM

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 21: Alexandre Giroux #33 of the Washington Capitals handles the puck against the Buffalo Sabres during an NHL preseason hockey game on September 21, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The Sabres won 2-1. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)

It was a summer that didn’t lack for storylines – between Sheldon Souray’s uncertain status, Nikolai Khabibulin’s court case, and of course the selection of Taylor Hall, there was a lot to talk about. One item noticeable by its absence was the Oilers’ annual star free agent chase, as Steve Tambellini instead focused on tweaking his bottom six. With training camp nigh, it felt like a good time to review what the Oilers G.M. did.

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TAMBELLINI DRAWS THE LINE: SOURAY SITS

Robin Brownlee
September 14 2010 02:56PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Edmonton Oilers' General Manager Steve Tambellini speaks during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sheldon Souray got what he deserved when Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini declared Monday the often-injured and perpetually unhappy defenceman wouldn't be welcome at training camp.

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ROOKIE BATTLE OF ALBERTA AND SO LONG SOURAY

Jason Gregor
September 14 2010 12:46PM

It is fitting that the morning of a rookie installment of the Battle of Alberta, Steve v. Sheldon rages to a new level.

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SOURAY NOT ALLOWED AT CAMP

Wanye
September 14 2010 11:37AM

After enduring the slings and arrows from many an NHL player, Steve Tambellini has struck back on behalf of the Oilers and delievered a slap to the face of malcontent Sheldon Souray. Big Sexy is an Oiler no more.

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