HEMSKY TAKES CONTACT? SAY WHAT

Jason Gregor
September 17 2011 11:12AM

After telling us he wouldn`t be involved in any contact drills for at least a week, maybe two, Hemsky was on the ice this morning as expected, but he didn`t sit out any of the one-on-one drills or brief scrimmage. I caught up with him for an explanation.

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DAY ONE OF CAMP

Jason Gregor
September 17 2011 10:44AM

The Oilers were on the ice bright and early this morning with Group A taking the first tour of Rexall at 8:15 a.m. There will be no scrimmages today based on the first session. (I will update every few minutes, so check back for updates.)

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Step Off, Summer!

Lowetide
September 17 2011 07:26AM

Unless you live in a pineapple under the sea, you know the Oilers are back in town and the turning of the leaves offers the promise of a brand new day.

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AIM HIGH: THE COMPANY LINE

Robin Brownlee
September 16 2011 06:04PM

 

After five years on the outside looking in, the Edmonton Oilers think they can make the playoffs. At least, they say they think they can. What else are they supposed to say?

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CAPTAIN SPEAKS

Jason Gregor
September 16 2011 12:50PM

A bead of sweat trickled down the side of Shawn Horcoff's face as he addressed the media for the first time in the 2011/2012 season. He had just wrapped up his medical, but I couldn't help but wonder if that bead of sweat also represented how he felt about his team.

Entering his second season as captain, Horcoff has to be feeling some pressure to ensure his team improves on their 30th place finish. He won't have to carry the leadership role alone this year with the addition of Ryan Smyth, Eric Belanger, Andy Sutton and Ben Eager, but as captain he is still the first guy to face the music and there will be more pressure and expectations this season.

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