Young defencemen presented fresh opportunities with Oilers

Sportsnet

What does Caleb Jones expect to come out of Edmonton Oilers training camp in September?

“I’ll be expecting to make the team,” said Seth’s little brother.

Meanwhile, Ethan Bear, the right shot defenceman with the offensive instincts that the Edmonton Oilers have been missing for most of a decade, has spent the season looking in the mirror.

“I had my fun last summer, and the summers before. It’s time to grow,” Bear said. “To realize how much hard work it takes to make it in the NHL.”

This is the funnel-down effect, when an organization gets turned on its head like the Oilers have these last few months. Every guy down here in the American Hockey League knows: There’s a new boss in town, and he’s got some issues they can help him with.

#hockey, #professional

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