MY TWO CENTS ON HALL AND PAAJARVI: A CONTRACT YEAR BURNED?

Robin Brownlee
September 28 2010 04:46PM

It's been suggested by some people the Edmonton Oilers rebuilding plans would be best served by returning Taylor Hall to Windsor and Magnus Paajarvi to Sweden regardless of whether they earn a roster spot outright based on their play during pre-season.

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GETTING TO CRUNCH TIME

Jason Gregor
September 28 2010 02:35PM

WIth only three preseason games left, the bubble boys have precious time to try and convince Tom Renney to keep them here or receive, what is most likely a one-way ticket to the OKC. Depending on injuries, most of the remaining cuts won't see the light of Rexall Place again this season, so they need to be at their best Wednesday and Friday.

The reality is that even their best won't be good enough.

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Oilers Send Out Six; Battles Remain

Jonathan Willis
September 27 2010 04:57PM

VANCOUVER, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 19: Johan Motin #29 of the Edmonton Oilers looks on during a stoppage in play in a preseason game against the Vancouver Canucks on September 19, 2009 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

We had been told to expect cuts today, and the Oilers didn’t disappoint, releasing one player and ticketing five others for Oklahoma City.

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Actual NHL Players

Lowetide
September 27 2010 07:31AM

This is Bob Nystrom. A strong, violent winger in the Western League, he didn't have NHL speed but the Islanders took him anyway. After a cup of coffee at the end of his rookie pro season, Nystrom found himself taking an unusual step on his journey to the National Hockey League.

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LINE COMBOS AND POST GAME WRAP

Jason Gregor
September 26 2010 11:25PM

At this pace it's going to be difficult for fans not to raise their expectations once the real season starts. The Oilers improved to 3-0 in the preseason with a  win over the Canucks, and for the second straight game one of the young guns led the way.

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