Good Morning. Sorry I stepped aside yesterday but I understand that Jeff didn’t leave anyone hungry. Lets get this going.
Jim Matheson doesn’t see Ryan Nugent-Hopkins playing on Connor McDavid’s wing this season. Personally I think he, Ryan Strome and Jesse Puljujarvi will be in a ton of different spots this year. Here is a breakdown. (Edmonton Journal)
The Oilers rookies played against the Nait/MacEwen all-stars last night and... Marc-Olivier Daigle was outstanding. The issue is that he plays for the post-secondary team and not the Oilers. He was unbeatable in net and despite there being 1:20 left in the game as I’m typing, I’m going to report that he pitched a shutout. Incredibly well played and he might have a future in hockey. (Copper&Blue)
Craig Button stars in a click-baity video on TSN reggarding McDavid improving upon last year. It doesn’t provide us with anything new but I enjoy watching McDavid highlights and having TSN graphics and hyperbolic commentators. (TSN)
The Athletic has an Oilers season preview. It’s done by a spreadsheet and has the Oilers a lot lower than where everyone else has them. Direct anger towards excel please. (The Athletic)
That’s it for today. Point out my typos below.