Pisani was penciled in to be a 10th round pick in the pool draft with his 28 points last season, but now will have his spot taken by some other young pup who is healthy going into camp. A big disappointment for a guy who was going into his second camp of a 4-year deal that he signed last summer.
|Dustin Penner||Shawn Horcoff||Ales Hemsky|
|Raffi Torres||Jarret Stoll||Marc Pouliot|
|Geoff Sanderson||Marty Reasoner||Robert Nilsson|
|Patrick Thoreson||Rob Schremp||Ethan Moreau|
|Sheldon Souray||Joni Pitkanen|
|Steve Staios||Ladislav Smid|
|Matt Greene||Dick Tarnstrom|
The Oiler line-up continues to look very young with some splashes of veteran leadership, so it should be very interesting how they fare in the very difficult Northwest Division. The loss of Pisani really opened the door for a guy like Ethan Moreau, although he probably had a spot reserved with MacTavish anyways. The spots that really opened up were for Schremp, Thoreson and Nilsson. Those three could be the weighing point for the Oilers season. They will need to really step up to ensure some success with secondary scoring.
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