September 09 2013 10:46AM
The Edmonton Oilers main camp opens Wednesday with medicals, and their first on-ice sessions will be Thursday and Friday at Millenium Place in Sherwood Park. Both days will be open to the public and Thursday's session starts at 8:45 a.m.
Tomorrow the Oiler rookies take on the U of A Golden Bears at Clare Drake at 7 p.m, and if this past weekend was any indication the rookies will be in tough to keep it close. The rookies were outscored 17-6 in three games, which means little in the long term growth of the organization, but the rookies will need to be much better to avoid getting embarrassed by the Golden Bears.
As the Oilers enter their 34th season, there are plenty of questions that need to be answered.
September 09 2013 09:01AM
There was a lot more bad than good for the Oilers at this year’s Penticton Young Stars tournament, particularly for the highly-touted defensive group. Still, it wasn’t all bad, and Brandon Davidson found a way to distinguish himself.
September 08 2013 02:14PM
The Nations Network sent some Jets Nation writers to the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. They're judging your team and bringing you the view from the Press Box.
I'm back with more Oilers Young Stars updates from last night's 7-2 loss to the Jets prospects. As a Jets blogger, I could really see my bias in this game. I often wrote notes that were ‘Jets player did x well’ rather than ‘Oilers player misread x.’ I suspect I missed some important details of the game from an Oiler fan perspective in that regard. Still, I hope what I saw spurs a conversation, and as always, I’m very interested to hear what you see on the stream that might have looked different. As before, systems followed by player reviews.
September 08 2013 08:48AM
When the Edmonton Oilers selected Greg Chase late in the 2013 entry draft, observers agreed that it was a great selection for that point in the draft, a hidden gem near the end. However, that and $1.50 will get you a cup of coffee these days--the proof is on the ice and in every shift. We're so early it's barely sunrise, but there's an interesting story emerging and the arrows are heading in a nice direction.
September 07 2013 10:49AM
As we ready ourselves for training camp 2013, it seems to me there a more jobs in play at this year's training camp. Craig MacTavish added so many defensemen this summer there's a major question about the 6-7-8 slots, and there are a lot of wingers hanging around, too. Add those things to the major need (center) and we're probably looking at a more fluid TC than we've seen in recent seasons. There's competition this year!