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Oilers get Kings tonight with an eye toward redemption after laying an egg against Ottawa midweek, fans peg McDavid as early HART favorite, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

It’s GAMEDAY once again. The Oilers get a shot a redeeming themselves after pooping in their own Cooperalls on Wednesday night with Todd McLellan and the L.A. Kings in town. Last time these two teams met in Edmonton they combined for 11 goals, with the Oilers winding up on top of a 6-5 affair.

Another SBN FanPulse released last night, with fans tipping Connor McDavid as the early Hart favorite. And, can you blame them? Leon Draisaitl is doing his best McDavid impression this season but there is still a degree or two between the league’s two top scorers for me.

Further, if the league had any interest in rewarding, rather than punishing, McDavid for his otherworldly talents, the gap would be even wider. Dude should be drawing 3 penalties a game. It’s an absurd league but we watch it anyway.

Lowetide takes a look at the Oilers’ value contracts and whether there are any more on the way.

The Oilers were still being outshot earlier in the year, but were doing well to limit quality against. That seems to have stopped. Now they’re getting outshot, and failing to limit quality against. Helps to explain why you’re starting to see both goaltenders struggling a bit more of late.

Get read up and get back here for our GAMEDAY coverage and we’ll see you this evening for tonight’s big matchup. Til then.

From Us

SB Nation Fan Pulse: Connor McDavid Early Favourite To Win Hart Trophy (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Thursday, December 5 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

2019-20 Game 31: Kings At Oilers (Lowetide)

Oil Spills: Edmonton Oilers avoid losing skids (Journal)

Disturbing Trend For Oilers: Too Many Goals Allowed Last 10 Games (Sun)

Which Oilers Team Will Show Up Against The Kings? (Sun)

Ebb And Flow (Oilersnation)

Oilers Unwilling To Meet Asking Price For Hall (THW)

For Money

Lowetide: How Many Value Contracts Do The Oilers Have And Are Any More On The Way? (Athletic)