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NHL: Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone, let’s prepare for the weekend.

The big news out of yesterday, the Oilers traded the St. Louis draft pick they have previously acquired in the Jakub Jerabek trade to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Chris Wideman. Short version, Jerabek for Wideman. And a special thanks to PuckPedia for telling me it was the St. Louis pick before any other outlet was reporting that. (Copper&Blue)

On the trade, Chris Wideman gives some hockey player quotes about how he’s looking forward to his new role playing under Ken Hitchcock. (

Sportsnet takes a stab at which other coaches might be on the hot seat. (Sportsnet)

And finally, here are some more draft rankings for this summer’s NHL Entry Draft. (HockeyProspects)

That’s all for the moment. We’ll try to have all the game coverage we can for today’s event taking place in the middle of the damn day. We’ll see how that goes. Enjoy your weekend.