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Oilers begin three game road trip — and first of two in two nights — tonight in #Detroit. Evan Bouchard and Philip Broberg updates, more on Ethan Bear, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl need help, and MORE!

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Hi, everybody!

The Oilers hit the road for a three-game trip starting tonight in Detroit to take on the Red Wings before a quick turnaround into tomorrow’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The back to back games is apparently why Tippett modified his goaltender rotation, so it will be interesting to see who gets the nod tonight now that both goalies saw action on Sunday. I haven’t heard any updates about whether Mike Smith is good to go, but I haven’t heard anything suggesting he isn’t, either, so we’ll see what happens at the morning skate.

Our first Fan Pulse article went live last night, be sure to check it out and see what Oilers fans are thinking about the team at the moment.

We’ve got updates on prospects like Evan Bouchard and Philip Broberg for you, and a closer look at Ethan Bear’s excellent start to the season.

RNH has started slowly this season. While his line has been posting good results (via 5v5 rates at least), it is imperative that he discovers his scoring touch soon.

Jonathan Willis of The Athletic asks whether the Oilers should trade for a veteran defenseman.

It is a game day after all, so wheel back around for our typical game day coverage with our preview dropping this morning, five questions (maybe) this afternoon, and of course our game thread about an hour before puck drop. See you then!

From Us

SB Nation FanPulse Voters Think The Oilers Are A Good Bet To Make The Playoffs In 2019-20 (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Monday, October 28 (Copper and Blue)

Can you play Connor McDavid too much? (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Oilers Gameday: @ Red Wings (The Oilers Rig)

Oilers Prospect Report: Blue-Line Future Bright With Bouchard, Broberg (Sportsnet)

TAKE 3: Connor And Leon Can’t Do It Alone, And Beer Is Too Expensive (Sun)

JONES: Oilers Believe Time Is Right To Bring Heritage Classic Back To Edmonton Birthplace (Sun)

Ethan Bear Is Playing Like A Top-Four Defenceman (Oilersnation)

Nugent-Hopkins Needs To Get Going At 5×5 (Oilersnation)

Lack Of Scoring Depth Has Oilers Playing With Fire Despite Hot Start (CBC)

At Random: Comfort Zone (Oilersnation)

Catch The Blue Train (Lowetide)

For Money

Willis: Should The Oilers Trade For A Veteran NHL Defenceman? (The Athletic)