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Another full day into summer and the #Oilers are the same as they were the day before.

2019 NHL Draft - Round 2-7
“You gonna do anything Ken, orrrr” - The guy with white hair, probably.
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Good morning!

Short and sweet today. A light news day, as you might expect, given how light the transaction news has been coming out of Edmonton.

Come back around the noon hour for Preston’s latest, looking at the Oilers defense, and who might make the big club out of camp.

Til then? Let’s get after it.

The Oilers announced they’d be keeping Paul Messier and Chris Cichocki - their incumbent pro scouts - as if the they haven’t had the most outrageously, egregiously pathetic record in that regard in the league over the last decade or so. It’s absolutely crazy to me that those guys still have jobs. It’s yet another item to add to the ‘Maybe Ken Holland isn’t actually good at all anymore’ list that has been accumulating for me this summer. I don’t know about you, but it’s certainly longer than I’d hoped.

Anyway, it’s only July right?!

Before you know it, it’ll be ‘only’ year 5 of Connor McDavid’s extension when he’s asking for a trade away from this mess. But I digress.

From Us

Yesterday (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Yost on the Oilers’ outlook next season. (TSN)

Lowetide touches ‘em all. (Lowetide)

Gregor on the Scouting Staff (Oilersnation)

Brownlee, too. (Oilersnation)

The Oilers Rig wondering whether something’s in the works. (The Oilers Rig)

For Money

LT - a genuine content machine - on who’s left in Free Agency that could help the Oilers. (The Athletic)