Young Oilers face early test on road trip
The Canadian Press
EDMONTON, Alberta -- After three seasons of futility, the Edmonton Oilers are no longer bringing a knife to a gunfight.
The Oilers open the abbreviated NHL season Sunday at Vancouver with high hopes centered around a core of young sharpshooters, including the latest No. 1 overall draft pick, Nail Yakupov.
Rookie head coach Ralph Krueger said a fast start is critical since a 17-day, nine-game road trip looms in late February.
"It's going to be a good ...
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