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A season of change

by Meg Tilley / Edmonton Oilers

It's been a busy summer for the Oilers as they prepare to enter a new season, establishing their roots in the new Rogers Place barn.

On top of their new digs the team will also be welcoming a few new teammates, Milan Lucic and Adam Larsson , into the locker room.

"I'm excited for those guys to get into town, meet 'em, maybe help them settle in, show them around - probably as excited for them to come as they are to come here," said Oilers forward Mark Letestu while taking a break from his on-ice sessions at the Oilers Hockey School in St. Albert.

Lucic, former Los Angeles Kings forward, was signed with the organization as a free agent on July 1 while Larsson, former New Jersey Devils defenceman, was acquired in a trade for former Oilers forward Taylor Hall.

"The changes [management] made - we're trying to get better," said Letestu. "We didn't play well enough last year and when you don't play well, changes are expected to be made. We lost a real good player in Taylor, a good locker room guy, a friend, it's always tough to see people go but we want to win hockey games and we've made changes in order to do that more often."

The anticipation of a new season is right around the corner as the Oilers prepare to welcome their new teammates and Letestu feels the addition of new teammates is just the beginning.

"I'm sure that they'll help us, and hopefully we'll get off on the right foot this year."

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