Good morning everyone, I hope you’re ready for the weekend.
First off, Scott Howson gives an interview about players and what the plan is. I like a lot of what he says here, particularly about keeping players if they’re ready because the league is trending that way. Fear of rushing needs to die.
#Oilers VP of Player Development Scott Howson offers some prospect injury updates, thoughts of certain players on the cusp of the @NHL & more as Rookie Camp kicks off. pic.twitter.com/tJtm64ECzs— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 6, 2018
Former Oiler Ben Scrivens has been named Team Manager for the University of Denver Pioneers. Looks like he’s given up the professional hockey career. (Denver Pioneers)
The NHL is not going to change its drug rules when Dope becomes legal in Canada. For the record, if you have a job that requires testing, don’t expect that to change either. (CBC)
Kailer Yamamoto and Ethan Bear are now the veteran players at the Oilers Rookie camp. (Edmonton Journal)
Finally, Milan Lucic talks to Mark Spector about what to expect, how he’s going into the season and trying to get back to what he was. Also, he clarified that he’s about as skinny as he can get. (Sportsnet)
That’s all for now, see you all on Monday.