Edmonton Oilers Upcoming Training Camp: Limited Open Spots on Roster May Lead to Uneventful Pre-Season

Oct 20, 2022; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) celebrates after scoring during the third period goal against Carolina Hurricanes the at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 20, 2022; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) celebrates after scoring during the third period goal against Carolina Hurricanes the at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports /
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As the Edmonton Oilers gear up for their upcoming training camp, many fans are wondering what to expect from the team this season. However, it seems that this year’s training camp may be a bit uneventful, as there are only one or two open spots on the opening night roster.

With such a limited number of spots up for grabs, there’s unlikely to be any major surprises during the training camp. The Edmonton Oilers already have a strong core of players, and many of their players have already secured their spots on the team.

Of course, a few players will always be fighting for their spot on the roster. But even with a few open spots, it’s unlikely that any major changes will occur. The team has a clear vision for the upcoming season, and they will likely stick to their plan.

That said, there are a few players who could potentially make a splash during the training camp. For example, some of the younger players may be able to prove themselves and earn a spot on the team. Raphael Lavoie is one of these players. Additionally, some of the players may be looking to bounce back from a disappointing season and show that they still have what it takes to compete at a high level. Jack Campbell is the most notable in this grouping.

The only real opening in my opinion is the fourth-line center. This is really a battle between Lane Pederson, Sam Gagner and Brandon Sutter. The leading candidate is Lane Pederson, strictly cause he is already under contract.

Overall, though, it seems that this year’s training camp will be relatively uneventful. With only a few open spots on the roster, there simply isn’t as much room for surprises or major changes. That said, it will still be an exciting time for fans as they get a first look at the team and start to get a sense of what to expect from them this season.