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The Edmonton Oilers Looking Good In Early Preseason Games

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

It’s taken forever for Edmonton Oilers expectations to begin to rise again following the large letdown from the big buildup the year before. But it seems to finally be happening now.

While the degree of difficulty has been minimal in their first three pre-season games, they’ve all been wins and the players the organization and the fan base have been looking to impress have done so.

It’s the seeing that’s the believing and some fans are beginning to think they’re seeing why GM Peter Chiarelli decided to bet on bounce back seasons and go with the developing young players.

The cry all off-season was to find a right-winger.

Thursday Ty Rattie scored two goal and three assists and now has four goals and three assists in two pre-season games. He’s definitely going to open the season with Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in Sweden.

Meanwhile, Jesse Puljujarvi, who scored the Oilers’ first goal last night, his second of the pre-season, looks like he’s matured by a bunch.

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TreKronor's avatar

Whoa there Edmonton fans.  A little early to be optimistic.

The Oilers are no stranger to winning in preseason.  Things apparently get much tougher in the regular season though.

2015/2016: 6-2 in preseason, finished 29th.

2014/2015: 4-4 in preseason, finished 29th

2013/2014: 5-3 in preseason, finished 28th

2012/2013: Lockout, no preseason games.  They still sucked. 

2011/2012: 5-3 in preseason, finished 29th

2010/2011: 4-2 in preseason, finished 30th

Posted by TreKronor on 09/21/18 at 10:16 AM ET

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