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It’s finally GAMEDAY, as the OIlers stop in Denver on their way home for a date with the Avalanche tonight.

Colorado Avalanche v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Morning, folks!

Finally, hey? It feels like an eternity since the Oilers last played, but that feels somewhat typical after having two games in two nights on the road as they did. Puck drop a shade after 8:00PM MST. Check back later for our typical gameday coverage!

A few news items from the past 24, but likely none bigger than the developing story out of Calgary. Credit to Akim Aliu for telling his story, and to his former teammates for supporting him.

https://www.tsn.ca/akim-aliu-speaks-publicly-on-allegations-against-calgary-flames-head-coach-bill-peters-1.1403974

The Oilers, surprisingly, are tops in the West and it’s almost December. Usually the Oilers are already working on their draft lists by this time.

As we approach the end of the decade, The Athletic took a look at the past (almost) 10 years of the Edmonton Oilers: players and coaches.

Oiler GM Ken Holland joined Oilers Now yesterday to give his thoughts on the team and how he sees the next few months.

Ethan Bear might not beat out Cale Makar for the Calder this season (or whoever else it may be), but he is an excellent player and people are starting to notice.

Mikko Koskinen — much to most everyone’s surprise — has been excellent this season. He’s clearly the Oilers number one right now.

Jesse Puljujarvi has avoided the links for about a calendar week which means it’s once again time to check in with him and look at his options as the December 1 signing deadline looms.

From Us

BOSS KOSS: Mikko Koskinen Is Edmonton’s Number One Goaltender Right Now (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Tuesday, November 26 (Copper and Blue)

Power up (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Aliu speaks publicly on allegations against Peters (TSN)

Surprise Surprise (Oilersnation)

Edmonton Oilers Calling On Super Sub Sam Gagner Again (Sun)

Holland Shares Thoughts On Oilers Potential Trades (The Hockey Writers)

Coaches On Alert (Oilersnation)

Ethan Bear Isn’t Going To Win The Calder Trophy, But The Oilers Have A Star In The Making (THN)

Words As Weapons (Oilersnation)

Assessing Jesse Puljujarvi’s Options, Risks Ahead Of RFA Deadline (Sportsnet)

Oilers’ Ken Holland Not Ready To Make Trades (The Oilers Rig)

For Money

The 2010s: Unveiling The Oilers All-Decade Team (The Athletic)

The 2010s: Ranking A Decade’s Worth Of Oilers Coaches (The Athletic)