The Real Deal celebrates a goal
So Training camp kicks off this Saturday, with an open practice at Rexall place at 8:15AM. I’m considering going to get a preview of these guys, live, although I’m having a tough time getting up early on a Saturday to go see a practice (especially when I’ve been going to bed too late on work nights as it is). I think really there probably isn’t too much excitement to see, until they start to scrimmage. So maybe I’ll just enjoy the beauty rest.
Anyways, it was announced yesterday that Tambellini has invited every Oiler from the Young Stars tournament to the main camp, so it sounds like they’re keeping all options open for positions on the big club. The Young Stars tournament was a big success with the Oilers rookies finishing with a 2-1 record.
The tournament left me with a few extra names to be excited about that I wasn’t necessarily normally expecting, including Tyler Pitlick. He seems to be one of those complete package players. I didn’t get to focus much on the defensive side of his game, but he should a great compete level and used his size a lot. I might be all caught up in “saw him good”, but last night in particular he had Continue reading 'From Rookie Camp to Training Camp'»
Philipe Cornet - 1 of 13 players cut from the Edmonton Oilers Roster today
The Edmonton Oilers reduced their roster to 48 bodies today.
As per the Oilers: Continue reading 'Edmonton Oilers Trim Roster Again'»
Time to try something new this year...
So as promised, here is the continuation of this morning’s Edmonton Oilers Training Camp – Day 3 post.
Rob Schremp Hockey, Part Deux
So I know many are sick of hearing it, but so far some good things are being said about Rob Schremp at the camp. Jason Gregor has raved about his plays a few times, and Dan Tencer also mentioned on his twitter: “nice performances from Schremp and Potulny to no surprise.” Gregor has commented on a few of Schremp’s slick passes the past couple of days, Continue reading 'Edmonton Oilers Training Camp – Day 3 (part 2)'»
Edmonton Oilers Training Camp - Smid, Cornet and Minard
Sorry, things are pretty hectic on my first day back to work from vacation. So I don’t have much time to really update right now.
For now, I’d suggest checking out the training camp live update on Oilers Nation, but I will do a write up tonight to summarize the day. You might notice that their title is “Day 2″, but I consider day 1 to be Saturday (which is medicals, etc.).
Anyways, here is the lineup for the first scrimmage: Continue reading 'Edmonton Oilers Training Camp – Day 3 (part 1)'»
Nikolai Khabibulin at 2009 Edmonton Oilers Training Camp
Today was day 2 of camp and there were some positives to take from it. Here is a summary of the days events. Also check here for todays training camp lines
Visnovsky’s shoulder is still an issue. He told Dan Tencer in an interview earlier that it isn’t 100% yet and he’s still having problems with the rotation. He is at least a week away from seeing any action, but he should be recovered in time for the start of the season. “The shoulder is good, it’s strong. The doctor said I need one more week for re-hab, maybe I’ll miss the first week of the exhibition games,” Visnovsky told reporters. Today was Visnovsky’s first practice since being injured last year in a game vs. Chicago on February 3rd, 2009. Continue reading 'Edmonton Oilers Training Camp – Day 2'»