Edmonton Oilers Go Camping with New Coach, New System

Posted: 14th September 2009 by Jonathan Williams in NHL
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Warm summer weather in Edmonton is one to enjoy outdoors, especially with the deep winter not that far away. Yet in a city where hockey is king, about a few hundred diehards showed up Monday to watch the Oilers open practice. The third day of Oilers training camp saw the team playing their first real scrimmage. After a summer of a lot of nothing going on, fans were happy to see them on the ice instead of in the media. The team itself appeared to be coming to grips with a new coach and a new system. Watching the practice, what was immediately apparent is that the Oilers bubble boys are the ones doing most of the hitting.  With the younger guys throwing out the hits, the veterans, meanwhile, were bringing their speed to work.  During the a team scrimmage, the Shawn Horcof ...

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