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A look at the bottom six battle, #Oilers main camp starts today, expect little to no Connor McDavid in pre-season, Ken Holland media availability and MORE!

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Leon Draisaitl needs to have another big year if the Oilers are to have any chance at a playoff spot. And even then.

Morning, folks.

The Edmonton Oilers open their main training camp today, with medicals and fitness testing on the docket. The camp invite list spans 6 goaltenders, 16 defenders and 32 forwards, for a grand total of 54 players.

The club open their preseason account on September 16 against the Winnipeg Jets.

If the verbiage from both the club and Connor McDavid himself is to be believed, don’t expect to see much of The Captain in September. In his absence, who would you like to see Leon Draisaitl play with?

From Us

The Great Bottom 6 Battle (Copper and Blue)

Yesterday (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Riesen To Believe, Vol. 2 (Lowetide)

Edmonton Oilers 2019/20 Season Betting Preview (Oilersnation)

Oilers Announce Training Camp Roster (The Oilers Rig)

Connor McDavid Unlikely To Play In Preseason (Oilersnation)

Connor McDavid Likely To Miss Entire Preseason For Edmonton Oilers (The Sun)

Holland To Wait On Situation With Jesse Puljujarvi (The Sun)

Oilers’ Holland Talks Puljujarvi, Player Roles On Eve Of Training Camp (Sportsnet)

Oilers’ Connor McDavid ‘Very Likely’ Won’t Play In Pre-Season (Sportsnet)

Holland: McDavid ‘Very Likely’ To Sit Out Every Preseason Game (The Score)

Report: Former Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli To Work As Consultant For Blues (Sportsnet)

One Night With Blue Note (Lowetide)

Free Agency Unlikely Shopping Spot For Ken Holland (Oilersnation)

Did the Oilers Improve Enough Up Front? (The Hockey Writers)

Oilers Training Camp Battles: Second Line Winger (The Oilers Rig)

For Money

Evan Bouchard And The Calder Trophy: The Oilers’ Pursuit Of The Elusive Rookie Award (The Athletic)

Alex Chiasson Prepares To Return To Scoring Form For Edmonton Oilers (The Athletic)

Kyle Brodziak Defied The Odds, And Then The Oilers, To Carve Out A Significant NHL Career (The Athletic)