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PENTICTON, B.C. - Darnell Nurse and Mitchell Moroz want to give the Edmonton Oilers a headache — in a good way.The pair are thought to be on the outside looking in for spots on the clubs NHL roster heading into training camp, but that isnt stopping either from dreaming big.I just have to go out there every day and play hard. Thats all you can do, said Nurse, a slick defenceman with offensive flair. Ill get every opportunity that I deserve, so Ive just got to go out and earn it.The Oilers appear to have as many eight men pencilled in ahead of Nurse on the blue-line depth chart with camp set to open Thursday, while its also difficult to see where Moroz might fit on the wing.Still, the pair remain undeterred as they take part in a four-team rookie tournament hosted by the Vancouver Canucks that also includes prospects from the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets.Expectations might not be for me to make the squad, but if I can surprise some people and make it a hard choice, thats what I want to do, said Moroz, an Edmonton native. Just push. This is your dream to put on this jersey ... my childhood team. Its an honour to put that logo on every night.Todd Nelson coaches the Oklahoma City Barons, the Oilers AHL affiliate, and is in charge of Edmontons rookie team in Penticton. He said part of the rebuild process for an organization that hasnt made the NHL playoffs since 2006 is a push for jobs from its prospects.If those young guys can make (Oilers general manager) Craig MacTavish scratch his head about what he wants to do, then thats perfect, said Nelson. Thats what we want. We want competition. These young guys are knocking on the door. They just have to keep on going and put pressure on from below and hopefully those guys up top feel it and they excel at their game and they improve and get better.The Oilers have drafted a number of forwards with high picks in recent years, including Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and Leon Draisaitl, but Nurses skillset from the back end is something most successful NHL teams rely on to push the play.But his coach said that ability also hurts the seventh overall pick in 2013 at times.He always wants to go (on the offensive). You have to pull the reins on him a bit, said Nelson. Thats not a bad thing. Usually you have to give a guy a kick in the butt to get going. Thats something that hes going to have to manage as he matures, and he will.Hes still a young kid and he wants to make an impact. Through experience hes going to settle down and find his game where its more controlled.Nurse, who still needs to fill out some of his six-foot-four 205-pound frame, agreed that keeping things simple will help him in the long run.You have to consistently remind yourself youre here for a reason, said the 19-year-old Hamilton, Ont. native, who had 13 goals and 37 assists in 64 games for the OHLs Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 2013-14. It makes your life a lot easier when youre not trying to do everyone elses job.The six-foot-two 214-pound Moroz, meanwhile, is coming off a Memorial Cup-winning season with the WHLs Edmonton Oil Kings where he put up 35 goals and 28 assists in 63 games, mostly by going hard to the net and playing with an edge.You want to represent well, said the 20-year-old, who was the 32nd pick in 2012. Coming off the summer youve got to find that line and flirt with it a little and not cross it.Youve just got to get back to your game.While both Nurse and Moroz are hopeful of making the Oilers, it would appear the 18-year-old Draisaitl might have the best shot, based purely on need. Edmonton lacks depth at centre, and the third overall pick at Junes draft provides something club desperately needs down the middle — size.I know people are watching and theyre always looking at me (and) what Im doing, said the six-foot-one 210-pound native of Cologne, Germany. I think Im doing a pretty good job of blocking it out. I know what Im good at. I know what I have to work on. Thats what Im trying to do.Draisaitl had 38 goals and 67 assists in 64 games for the WHLs Prince Albert Raiders last season and, like Nurse, could remain with the Oilers for a nine-game audition at the start of his season before Edmonton would have to make a decision on whether to keep him or send him back to junior.While there has been lots of chatter about whether or not Draisaitl should break camp with the Oilers, like Nurse and Moroz, all hes focused on are the details that could help fulfil his dream as early as October.Its a different level. Thats why its the best league in the world, because every player is a really good hockey player, he said. I think once I get used to everything and I get back into game mode I have a pretty good chance. Jabrill Peppers Youth Jersey . Louis, MO (SportsNetwork. Jabrill Peppers Jersey . And thats good news for Canada. 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A third violation remains a lifetime ban.Chester, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - A pair of teams in desperate need of points will clash on Thursday as the Philadelphia Union welcome the Chicago Fire to PPL Park in a classic six-pointer. Philadelphia enters the match sitting in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 38 points, three behind New York for the fifth and final playoff berth. Last time out, the Union suffered a 1-0 defeat to East-leading D.C. United which put a significant dent in the Unions playoff hopes. The games lone goal came after 10 minutes. A deflected cross found its way to United fullback Chris Korb, who quickly whipped the ball in to the top of the six. Luis Silva was waiting and deftly headed the ball past Union goalkeeper Rais MBolhi and into the back of the net. The Union suffered their first loss since Aug. 15 -- when they lost 2-0 at the Houston Dynamo -- though the defeat at D.C. United followed a pair of draws. The goals have dried up. You know, were struggling. We are getting chances. Were creating chances, maybe a little more commitment to get in the box, said Union manager Jim Curtin. We are going to have to find a way to fight through it, and we need to now win three games in a row to give ourselves even a chance at the playoffs. The Union were also shut out at the attacking end for a second consecutive match, the first time since April 19-26 they were blanked in back-to-back games. Conor [Caseys] up there fighting with two center backs and thats not good enough, Curtin said. We have to have more commitment from Chhaco [Maidana], from Vincent [Nogueira], from Amobi [Okugo] to get in the box late.dddddddddddd You saw today there were probably ten crosses that get knocked down around the 8-to 12-yard-line and we dont have anyone there to get on the end of it. Thats a commitment to getting in the box. Chicago, meanwhile, is coming off a 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo which extended its winless run to five matches. The Fire fell behind just after the quarter-hour. From the left side of the field, midfielder Ricardo Clark got the best of Fire veteran Logan Pause before firing a cross toward the back post. Omar Cummings split a pair of defenders to come sliding in for a simple finish. Houston then added a second goal in the 67th minute. Defender Kofi Sarkodie hit a cross from the right side to midfielder Brad Davis, who headed the ball back to a wide-open Boniek Garcia at the penalty spot, and he thumped home a picture-perfect volley with his left foot. Its been tough all year, weve tied 16 out of 29 games and youve got to turn some of those ties into wins and we havent, Fire head coach Frank Yallop said. So were not good enough. I guess we have something to slightly build on that we dont lose a ton of games, but we lost which is obviously a very disappointing result at this time of the season. But weve got to pick ourselves up, weve got play on Thursday, so weve got to get ready for that one. 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