A prediction the Edmonton Oilers could be bound for greatness, and Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Cammalleri prepares for a youth hockey camp.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: David Staples reports USA Today hockey writer Kevin Allen predicts the Oilers, given their depth of promising young talent, could be “an elite Pittsburgh Penguins-style contender by 2013 or 2014″. Staples asked his readers to vote on the possibility of the Oilers as serious Cup contenders by 2014, but he also suggested things could be set off-kilter by an injury or two, plus noted the jury is still out on Sam Gagner, Magnus Paajarvi, Linus Omark, Anton Lander and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Staples offers up a sober assessment of the Oilers, for while noting they have a promising collection of youth, pointed out several factors, including current management’s sketchy trade and free agent history in recent years, which could potentially hamper their possible rise to Cup contention in a few years.
CANOE.CA: Benoit Rioux reports Montreal Canadiens winger Michael Cammalleri will be participating in Gary Roberts’ hockey camp from August 2 to 6th. Cammalleri admitted how inspired he was as a child when he met Wayne Gretzky, and wishes to give back to aspiring young players.