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GDB -6: GAGNER’S NEW STRIDE & A CHANCE FOR DUBNYK

Tom Renney is dressing a veteran-laden lineup tonight, and possibly giving Oiler fans a glimpse of what his opening night roster will look like. Too bad the Canucks are dressing a motley crew of players who are either here on PTOs, are draft-busts or guys destined for the AHL.

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OKC: The Outer Marker

Any fool watching these whiz kids who will soon be headed for Oklahoma City can see good things ahead for the farm in 11-12. A good crop one year ago (Omark, Petry) may give way to a watershed (Lander, Hartikainen, Hamilton, Pitlick, Teubert) some day soon. Could this be the Oilers all time best farm…

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HOLEY KHABBY!!!

The fans at Rexall might have set a preseason record for the earliest BOOOOOOO of the season, when they voiced their displeasure after Nikolai Khabibulin allowed a 3rd goal only 18:35 into the first period. Khabibulin allowed three goals on seven shots, and while you can’t blame him on the first one, we’ve seen this horror…

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GDB -8 and -7: SPLIT SQUADS

For most of us anything related to the term "splits" means painful or impossible, or in the case of the above photo, freakish. However, tonight the Oilers will ice two split squads, one at home v. the Minnesota Wild and another in Saskatoon to face the Chicago Blackhawks, and Oiler fans couldn’t be happier. It’s…

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Oilers Top 10 Calder Candidates 11-12

A year ago, the Edmonton Oilers had a trio of strong Calder candidates to start the season. In the end, none of them won the Calder trophy despite delivering solid debut seasons. This year, the Oilers don’t have any strong candidates for the trophy. Or do they? 

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DAY THREE OF CAMP…

The two Ryans, Smyth and Nugent-Hopkins, have generated the most buzz through three days of training camp, but for different reasons. Fans love that the "Mullet" is back and they know what to expect from #94, but they are curious to see how the younger Ryan will fare against NHL players. You will find out…

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Joey Moss Cup

  The Joey Moss is an annual rite of fall, a chance to watch the town team as a family and honor the organization’s finest: Joey Moss.

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DAY ONE OF CAMP

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!

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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CAPTAIN SPEAKS

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…

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Anticipation

It’s easy to describe the leaves in autumn and it’s oh so easy in the spring But down through January and February is a very different thing -Van Morrison

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TRAINING CAMP THOUGHTS

This is the type of promotional video the Oilers should have. That is former NHLer Pasi Nurminen, who once fought Ty Conklin, driving the Zamponi.  I love that they call it a Zamponi.  My Finnish buddy and NHL correspondent for Helsingin Sanomat, Jouni Niemimen, translated what Pasi was yelling. "THAT (The Zamboni) BARELY MOVED! DO I HAVE TO DO THIS MYSELF TOO?!"  Gold, Jerry,…