Okay, so it’s almost hockey season again! You can almost smell the stench of hockey equipment bags it’s so close… The Edmonton Oilers training camp has started today…
Oilers open 2009 Training Camp today!
- The Oilers Training camp starts today which includes routine medical exams as well as fitness testing.
- Robert Nilsson’s apparently put on 15lbs over the summer–seriously, did he break into one of Daryl Katz’s pharmacies?
- Penner’s also rumored to at least look like he’s lost some weight over the summer and is apparently in good shape for camp. Yeah, we’ve heard this one before, so we’ll have to see.
- The first on-ice session will be open to the public tomorrow.
- Here’s a list of rookies invited to the camp:
- F Jamie Bates
- F Jordan Eberle
- F Phillipe Cornet
- F Milan Kytnar
- D Jordan Bendfeld
- D Alex Plante
- D Johan Motin
- D Dalton Prout
- D Jesse Dudas
- G Bryan Pitton
- G Andrew Perugini
- G Olivier Roy
- G Kurtis Mucha
The U of Eh Golden Bears defeat the Oilers rookies:
- Okay forgive me, I’m a U of Eh Alumni, so it’s the one game all year where I don’t actually cheer for the Oilers…
- Though the final score was 4-3, the Oilers rookies were seriously out shot by the bears–especially after the halfway mark of the game.
- The Golden Bears came from behind in the third period with a 2 goal deficit by capitalizing on a few powerplays.
- In all fairness, the Oilers rookies were short both Jordan Eberle and fellow first round draft pick, Alex Plante.
Puck Daddy’s Oilers season preview!
- Don’t miss this entertaining read about the Edmonton Oilers season preview by Greg Wyshynski.
- Here is just one of the comedic highlights:
It was a difficult season that cost Coach Craig MacTavish his job, but not before he bestowed upon us one of the greatest sports terms of all-time: The Vortex of Death. Otherwise known as when “you lose a game and you get so down and you come in the next day and it’s tough to get out of bed the next morning.”
Update: 630pm. Oilers training camp lines:
O’Sullivan- Horcoff -Hemsky
Reddox -Potulny -Fretter
Stone – Schremp – Linglet
Brennan – Comrie – Bates
Souray – Visnovsky
Aresene – Taylor
Wild – Bendfeld
Penner – Gagner – Eberle
Jacques – Pouliot – Stortini
Trukhno – O’Marra – McDonald
Emmerson – Lerg – MacMurchy
Grebeshkov – Gilbert
Chorney – Plante
Nickerson – Young
Moreau – Cogliano – Pisani
Nilsson – Brule – Minard
Cornet – Paukovich – MacIntyre
Czuy – Kytnar – Lazo
Smid – Staios
Motin – Strudwick
Prout – Dudas