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#Oilers happenings, and not happenings for your hump day.

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Did Chicago think they were trading for William?
Photo by Sara Schmidle/NHLI via Getty Images

Good morning!

Well, well well. Another day, another deal another team made for another player worth trading for. Another day passed with Ken Holland failing to address any of the actual issues plaguing the team.

Say what you will about Henri Jokiharju but he was an NHL regular at 20 last season and Alex Nylander has been scruffing around in the AHL for a few seasons now. I don’t think it’s quite as lopsided as some, but I’m finding it tough to justify Chicago’s thinking on this one. Buffalo has had a relatively nice summer if you ignore that Brinks Truck they parked outside of Jeff Skinner’s house.

What else is new? Well, Ken Holland isn’t much of a do-er lately, so the same stories plague our heroes. Will McDavid be the same come September? Will the Oilers trade RNH for Ristolainen? Jim Matheson couldn’t help but note the glut of D in BUF’s stable now, and he’s been pushing for a Ristolainen add for years now. Stauffer was up to his old tricks, too, suggesting that a Jesse Puljujarvi trade for absolutely nothing might actually be palatable for the Oilers. Eventually he will come all the way down to cash considerations and Jesse will be out the door for a Subway Club card. They don’t even accept those anymore, but I digress. I wouldn’t get my hopes up that the Puljujarvi return is even acceptable.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday, the sun is out, the birds are alive and pooping, and cosmic ballet goes on. Til next time.

From Us

Free Agency 2019 - The Bin of Bargains (Copper and Blue)

Slow your roll, Benson-wise. (Copper and Blue)

UFA Day Megathread. (Copper and Blue)

Yesterday. (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Lowetide is big on Caleb Jones. (Lowetide)

Lowetide with a recap of the 50 49-man list. (Lowetide)

More on Tyler Benson. (The Oilers Rig)

Even more on Tyler Benson. (Oilersnation)

The Oilers have to stop giving back what Connor McDavid gets them. (Oilersnation)

Alex Chiasson looking to repeat last season. (Oilersnation)

For Money

Lowetide looks at Nurse’s career and tries to project his next contract. (The Athletic)

That’s it, that’s all! As usual, if you have a site that we don’t often link but think we should, feel free to suggest it in the comments!