September 19 2010 09:09AM
One of the things Oilers fans should look for this season are subtle wrinkles in playing style. Things like how the team forechecks, how they get out of their own zone under pressure, how they run their powerplay. History tells us "systems" can make a helluva difference. A lesser team can level the playing field with hard work and a game plan the other team is unprepared to deal with; 35 years ago, it stopped a dynasty in its tracks.
September 18 2010 03:07PM
The Oilers finally hit the ice for 2010 training camp, and while no one needed a puke bucket, some of them might have had a headache from all the chalkboard time. Tom Renney spent a lot of time teaching on the whiteboard this morning.
September 18 2010 07:37AM
This morning, Edmonton Oiler players and fans begin their annual journey through training camp and pre-season. It is a bonding ritual that dates back decades and includes some of the very best players in the history of the game. Today, eyes that have followed great players, also rans and never-were's will follow Taylor Hall, Magnus Pääjärvi, Jordan Eberle, Tyler Pitlick and others. This year is believed to be more important than recent seasons. Why?
September 17 2010 05:07PM
I was set to make my season predictions for the Edmonton Oilers today (not really), but in the spirit of not burying Pat Burns until he's stopped breathing, I'll hold off and ask a question: What's the hurry?
September 17 2010 03:34PM
As training camp draws closer and the excitement level starts to build in the City, we can't help but pity Tom Renney.