Oilers Orientation Camp Quote Round-Up

Dallas Eakins

On who makes the cut, even the new players – “In the end, all this is settled in training camp.”

On Darnell Nurse – “I remember sending him back last season. He was really upset.”

On who stands out – “Forwards don’t stick out quite as much…you gotta be careful. I have high expectations for our high picks. I have no expectation of when that will be.”

On off-season moves – “MacT has been busy. He’s extremely passionate about getting us better.”

On development camp in general – “These development camps are tough. I think it’s unfair to judge them on the ice right now. Not all of these guys will make the NHL, but many of them will. Hopefully these are very fruitful relationships down the road.”

Greg Chase

On Jasper – “This is one of the nicest places in Alberta!”

Describing his year – “The team kept in touch with me all season. That gave me a lot of confidence.”

On what he is working on – “I had to change a few things in my game. I had to become more sound defensively. I have to round it out to help with offensive production too.”

On the outdoors – “Being from the city…I don’t come out here much”

Laurent Brossoit

On his first Oilers rookie dev camp – “I was with the Flames organization long enough to feel comfortable. I come to this organization and it feels like the same thing. The Oil Kings are a bi-product of the Oilers, and I’ve always felt like I was a part of the Oilers organization.”

On his first full year as pro – “It was a perfect year – not from a numbers stand point or winning a championship – from a development stand point. I learned so much this year playing on five different teams, two different organizations, three different leagues.”

On next season – “For me, I understand it will most likely be me and Bachman fighting for ice time. I want to at least win 50% of the starts.”

Jujhar Khaira

On growth – “I feel like I’ve changed a lot. I feel like my two-way game has gotten better. When I went to the “Dub” I got used to the NHL schedule, and the NHL style of play.”

On Rocky Thompson / Todd Nelson – “It’s awesome having those guys around. I spent a lot of time with them in Oklahoma. Those guys are awesome. They gave me a lot of opportunity.”

On his golf game – “I said ‘NO’ to the golf. I’m luck if I get the ball off the ground.”

Mitch Moroz

On starting the pro career – “I want to make them have a hard decision. Everyone expects to go down to Oklahoma in their first year. I wanna force their hand.”

On physical prep – “I’ve been working on my quickness, getting a little leaner.”

The organization – “The spot for a big power forward is there. I don’t want to let that slip away. I wanna play that role.”

On health – “I’m pretty beat up through playoffs. I’d do it all over again. Now it’s time to get healthy. Time to get ready for next year.”

On ending season in juniors vs. AHL – “I think being a part of a championship team is important. I know others enjoyed going to Oklahoma City. In a way you wish you could have done it, but I’d never give the season we had up. I’m luck with how it turned out for myself.”

2 comments on “Oilers Orientation Camp Quote Round-Up”

  1. Have fun watching Jujhar Khaira next season–his body and his game are constantly growing.

    1. We so enjoyed him at the end of last season and into the playoffs. So much potential. Anxious to see how quickly it is fully realized. Fingers crossed that it’s soon.

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