ROOKIE WRAP AND NO REFS???

Jason Gregor
September 16 2010 02:04PM

 

The Oilers wrapped up their rookie tournament with a 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks, and now we will turn our focus to main camp and see if any of the rookies can make an impact.

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HALL AT CENTRE: WHY NOT TAKE A LONG LOOK?

Robin Brownlee
September 15 2010 10:58PM

If the Edmonton Oilers are thinking of taking a look at Taylor Hall as a centre, and my take is they absolutely should, there's no harm in having him see a stretch at pivot as soon as possible. 

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Healthy Plante Important

Lowetide
September 15 2010 09:28PM

In the first period of tonight's Young Stars game against San Jose's rookies, Alex Plante fell at the end of a fight and hit the back of his head. It is exactly the kind of thing the Oilers (and Plante) badly needed to avoid.

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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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