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Are Oilers ready for the next step? We'll have fun watching them try

Updated: October 17, 2008, 5:36 PM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

They may be young, but they're not naive.

"We know that we haven't proven anything yet," said 21-year-old Andrew Cogliano. "A big 20-game push late when we appeared to be dead and out of it doesn't automatically turn us into a Stanley Cup favorite.

"There's a huge difference in playing pressure-free, without much outside expectation, then one day waking up to find yourself involved in a playoff hunt and being in the mix every day, every game, with so much at stake every ...

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