THE WAY I SEE IT: SPIN

Robin Brownlee
September 04 2013 08:23PM

What we heard today from Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish and Ales Hemsky was a combination of pure spin and putting the best foot forward for the sake of public consumption.

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HEMMER!

Lowetide
September 04 2013 06:14PM

Today's confirmation that Ales Hemsky is here for the forseeable future will be welcome news to some, a major disappointment to others. Hemksy's not a 'wide appeal' type, he's more jazz than top 40, more scotch than beer. That said, Hemsky's presence on the opening night roster will give the club more offense and a veteran to help against tough opposition.

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HEMSKY, MACT TALK AND ROOKIE CAMP OPENS

Jason Gregor
September 04 2013 11:22AM

Oilers training camp officially started today with rookie medicals, however, unlike previous years there isn't as much excitement surrounding the rookies. Oscar Klefbom is the only rookie with a shot at cracking the Oilers lineup, and while he is a first rounder, and could be a huge part of the Oilers future, there isn't the same excitement amongst Oilers fans compared to when Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz made their camp debuts.

Klefbom shouldn't take that as a knock on his ability, he's just experiencing what 3rd, 4th and 5th children in a family experience; your parents love you just as much, they just don't go crazy taking pictures of your every move and fawning all over you.

The excitement of another top-prospect still matters, of course, but the feeling in Oilersnation is much different this September than in previous years.

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FINGERS CROSSED: GOOD NEWS ON RNH

Robin Brownlee
September 03 2013 05:01PM

It goes without saying that fans of the Edmonton Oilers deserve a little bit of good news after seven seasons of mostly misery. They got some from centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins regarding his surgically repaired shoulder after he took a twirl on the ice today.

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Player X doesn't like Edmonton. So what?

Jonathan Willis
September 03 2013 10:15AM

It’s no secret that Edmonton has had its challenges attracting free agents and retaining top talent, and it’s also no secret that fans have at time struggled to cope with the results of those challenges.

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