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Edmonton Oilers season preview

Updated: October 3, 2005, 12:12 PM ET
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THE BOTTOM LINE

By Jim Kelley, Special to ESPN.com

The Oilers made a big splash in the offseason, but was it enough?

Offense: Edmonton is still challenged up front. The O picked up Michael Peca, a checking center from Long Island via Buffalo, but he now projects as their No. 1 playmaker, and that's asking too much. There is no sniper on either wing, and the rest of the offense isn't overly large, overly fast or overly experienced.

Defense: Certainly better with the addition of ...

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