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GAMEDAY as the Oilers travel to New Jersey to take on Taylor Hall, P.K. Subban and the Devils, looking to extend their start to 4-0-0. Neal and Lucic can’t help but be compared, and is it too early to think about an 82-0-0 season?

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Morning, folks!

We’ve got a full slate of game day coverage for you so let’s hit the high notes and head out.

Connor McDavid’s off to his best start as an NHL player with three points in 8GP to tie for the league lead heading into last night’s action.

The Oilers are so far surviving without Adam Larsson, as everyone appears to be buying in to what Dave Tippett is preaching.

On James Neal and Milan Lucic’s respective starts.

It’s hard not to wonder whether this 3-0-0 start is real. But who cares, right?! I hope you brought your fuzzy green hats.

Might Tippett be playing Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl too much? Probably, but they’ve had an inconsistent start to the year with a few days between games, it will be important to watch moving forward as the schedule gets more condensed.

Riley Sheahan’s line might be the most competent bottom-half line the Oilers have had in some time.

So far James Neal, Zack Kassian and the rest of the wingers are doing all of the scoring. Not a bad problem to have for a team that came into the year with a dearth of talent on the flanks.

Get read up, and stay tuned, as we’ll have a more for tonight’s game as the day goes on.

From Us

Hot Links: Wednesday, October 9 (Copper and Blue)

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 6 – Reid Wilkins (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Oil Spills: Injury Forces Edmonton Oilers Blue-Line Adjustments (Sun)

Everyone Is Buying In (Oilersnation)

Neal And Lucic, Let The Oilers And Flames Comparisons Begin (Sun)

The Undefeated Edmonton Oilers: Is This For Real? (Sun)

Oilers’ Fast Start Begs The Question: Is This For Real? (Sportsnet)

Should The Oilers Be Worried About Burning Out McDavid And Draisaitl With Too Much Ice Time? (The Hockey News)

Oct. 9: James Neal Is The Real Deal (Sportsnet)

Celebrate (Oilersnation)

Early Worries Around The League And Oilers’ Bounce-Back Bet (Sportsnet)

Early Returns On Neal-Lucic Swap Exactly What Oilers, Flames Hoped (Sportsnet)

Sheahan Line Adds Depth The Oilers Craved (The Oilers Rig)

Wild Night (Lowetide)

For Money

‘He’s Addicted To Getting Better’: What The Oilers Are Saying About Connor McDavid’s Amazing Start (The Athletic)

Oilers Who Could Win (Or Lose) NHL Jobs Early In 2019-20 (The Athletic)