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Oilers Training Camp Starts And I’ve Got Paajarvi Fever

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Can you believe that training camp is finally upon us? The Oilers last laced up the skates more than five months ago when they wrapped up their season on April 11 with their 47th loss, a 7-2 beating at the hands of the Ducks. Considering that the 2009/10 Oilers finished 33 points out of the playoffs and 17 points behind the second worst team in the western Conference I can’t even remember the last time they played a game that actually matter for anything. I assume it was sometime in January.

But last season is in the past and I for one am ready for a new one to start. I certainly don’t expect the Oilers to make the playoffs this season but I’m excited for the new season all the same. Barring another 500 man games lost to injury I don’t think that this years incarnation of the Oilers will be as bad as last years club and that alone should be reason for excitement. That the Oilers have multiple young potential stars in camp this year only helps to make fans like myself even more excited.

If I was to guess I’d say that Hall is the guy most fans want to get a look at, but not me. Of course I’m interested to see Hall. He was of course the first overall selection in last years draft so what hockey fan wouldn’t be interested to see him play? Maybe I’m suffering from Taylor Hall overload after listening and reading about the kid for four solid months leading up to the draft, but whatever the reason he’s just not the guy I’m going to watch. For my money Paajarvi is the guy to see. Read more…

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