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BLOG: Gagner sets expectations high

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The 2013 Edmonton Oilers Training Camp kicks off today at Rexall Place with medical testing for the players on the roster.

Oilers veteran forward Sam Gagner addressed the media on various topics including the outlook for the upcoming season. When it comes to expectations, Gagner has set the bar high.

“It’s got to be playoffs for us,” said Gagner. “We’ve been through a lot of losing here and it helps you grow as a person but it’s never fun. I think our core is pretty much intact from the last few years and we have a lot to prove going forward. We’re excited about the challenge this year and looking forward to challenging for a playoff spot.”

The Oilers look to break a NHL high seven-season playoff drought when they take the ice for the 2013-14 campaign beginning October 1.

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