Big names in Oilers lineup tonight

Published September 24, 2023 at 1:54 PM

The Edmonton Oilers begin their preseason schedule tonight as they take on the Winnipeg Jets in their first preseason game.

It will be held at Rogers Place as the team will compete in a home-and-away series against the Winnipeg Jets on the ice of Rogers Place.

"We're looking to approach this pre-season seriously."

Coach Woodcroft looks ahead to exhibition action after skate at #Oilers Training Camp.

The Oilers are starting tonight with some big names in the lineup:

According to Jay Woodcroft, the team will be taking the pre-season seriously as they are looking to win a cup during the upcoming season.

There is no doubt that Woodcroft wants his team to have a balanced mix of veterans, prospects, and rookies on the ice that meets the NHL's regulations, but is also fine-tuned enough to be ready for the upcoming 82-season cup run that will serve as the team's next chance at success.

«It's an opportunity for players to work on their individual game,» Head Coach Jay Woodcroft said. «I think that's important, especially for the people that are in bubble battles or battles for ice time.»

«Then, the other thing it serves is an opportunity for the team to work on the team game; the collective. We saw some good things in a scrimmage today, but I'm excited to see them put into practice tomorrow against the Winnipeg Jets.»

A 52-23-5 record in 82 games during the regular season made the team one of the best in the NHL during the 2022-2023 season.

As a team that has a balanced mix of veterans, prospects, and rookies, the team is hopeful for success in the future and has a solid foundation for success.

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Big names in Oilers lineup tonight

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