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Two Edmonton-based sportswriters in a cab heading to the morning skate prior to last night's...

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Two Edmonton-based sportswriters in a cab heading to the morning skate prior to last night's Stanley Cup playoff game here sent a text to MacTavish inquiring about the press conference the Oilers had called inquiring if he'd made his decision either way. "Yes," MacT responded. "I just signed a long-term deal. See U at the press conference." The guy kept his sense of humour to the very end.

Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun