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Rookie Battle of Alberta, Main Camp starts soon, and MORE!

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Evan Bouchard scored the Oilers’ only goal in two rookie camp games.


Rookie camp ended with a whimper last night, as the Calgary Flames rookies won 3-1 to sweep the miniseries. Evan Bouchard, the Oilers’ best prospect outside the NHL as per our Top 25 Under 25 rankings, tallied the lone Oilers marker across the two games. Offensively, the team was uninspiring, including both Tyler Benson and Cooper Marody, who couldn’t break through.

Main Camp gets underway shortly as the boys are back in town and gearing up for physicals in a couple of days. I wonder whether rookie camp has helped or hurt either Benson or Marody’s chances to make the first team. We’ll find out soon enough.

From Us

GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers Rookies Vs. Calgary Flames Rookies (Copper and Blue)

Yesterday (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Lowetide - Autumn Leaves (Lowetide)

Three Biggest Questions Facing Flames Entering Training Camp (Sportsnet)

More Questions Than Answers As Edmonton Oilers Start Dave Tippett Era (The Sun)

Player Grades: Olivier Rodrigue Keeps Edmonton Oilers Rookies Close, But Offence Lacking Again (The Journal)

Goalie Steals Show For Goal-Starved Oilers Rookies (The Sun)

Oilers Training Camp Battles: Third Line Center (The Oilers Rig)

Easier Said Than Done (Oilersnation)

For Money

NHL Stars Re-Pick The Top Of The 2015 Draft: ‘This Draft Is Going To Be The Best Of All Time’ (The Athletic)