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SEASON OPENER! HOME OPENER! IT’S ALL HAPPENING!!!

NHL: Preseason-Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames
The Oilers need a lot more from Adam Larsson this season.
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Morning, everyone!

Well, it’s what we’ve all been waiting for. Connor McDavid and company make their regular season debut tonight at home against Elias Pettersson and the Vancouver Canucks.

Will this be the year? Have the Oilers found their latest - and greatest - answer?

Do they get off on the front foot? Does Mike Smith implode in game one or does he pitch a 44-save shutout? Lots and lots of threads heading into tonight’s game.

Without further ado, get yourselves read up and drop your score predictions for tonight’s game in the comments. Do tell if you, like me, have heard a few of these themes before.

Don’t forget to wheel it back around closer to puck drop for our GAME PREVIEW and GAME THREAD posts!

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From Us

The Bad, the Ugly and the ... Welcome Back! (Copper and Blue)

Edmonton Oilers 2019-2020 Season Preview Roundtable: Part I (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Tuesday, October 1 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Game Notes: Canucks @ Oilers (Oilersnation)

Oilers’ 2019-20 Season An Opportunity For New Culture To Take Hold (Sportsnet)

Edmonton Oilers Preview: Ken Holland Attempting To Clean Up Mess (Sun)

Edmonton Oilers Say They’re Ready To Change Their NHL Course For Good (Sun)

Have Off-Season Changes Hurt Or Helped Flames, Oilers, Jets And Canucks? (Sportsnet)

Oilers GM Ken Holland “Excited” To Start Season (Sun)

Game Face (Oilersnation)

Oilers Name Darnell Nurse, Leon Draisaitl Alternate Captains (Sportsnet)

On Eve Of Season, Oilers GM Ken Holland Says Goal Is To Make Playoffs (CBC)

For Money

Lowetide: Ken Holland has a plan for the Oilers’ top prospects (The Athletic)

At Home With Ken Holland: Packing Away The Championship Memories And Preparing For A New Challenge (The Athletic)