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Oilers Rookie Camp begins, the T25U25 continues, Colton Sceviour signs PTO, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

The big news yesterday, apart from Rookie Camp starting, was the Edmonton Oilers bringing in veteran depth RW Colton Sceviour on a PTO.

For reference:

Apologies to Devin Shore, I suppose, but I reference him here for a couple of reasons:

First, it seems like Sceviour is a more impactful player today. He’s nearing the end of his NHL-viable years so we’ll see if that holds true, but coming into this season you’d consider Sceviour a safer bet.

Second, to illustrate how easy it is to pick up guys as good as — or better — than Devin Shore for literally nothing in September and that it never, ever, ever makes sense to sign guys like him at the beginning of Free Agency. Especially for anything above and beyond league minimum and one year. That signing doesn’t get enough negative press for what it says about how Ken Holland thinks.

Or, frankly, that he thinks at all.


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