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Morning, everyone!

I don’t know about you but Fantasy Football was such an ordeal yesterday it took most of my wherewithal just to suffer it. At least, that’s how I’m explaining my building headache this morning.

Hate FF.

Where were we? The Oilers and Flames rookies duked it out in Red Deer with our future heroes losing 1-0 in an otherwise chippy affair. Reviews of various key players highlight the bulk of Oilers news over the weekend. Take some of them with whatever grains of whatever seasonings you prefer.

The two sides square off again tomorrow night in the Windy FluShot.

Connor McDavid skated over the weekend and he looked gosh darn good doing it, but he couldn’t commit to anything more than ‘working toward’ being ready for opening night. If it takes until next year, wait until next year. That’s what I say.

Otherwise, the big news has to be Bianca Andreescu winning the US Open, becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam in singles. Arguably one of the greatest moments in Canadian sports ever. An huge achievement, and hopefully you were able to watch it on Saturday!

I’ll let you get caught up. See you tomorrow!

From Us

YGBOA - Oilers Rookies vs Flames Rookies - Game Thread (Copper and Blue)

YGBOA - Game Preview (Copper and Blue)

Top 25 Under 25: #1 - Connor McDavid (Copper and Blue)

Friday’s Links. (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Cooper Marody kept off the ice for Sunday’s Oiler prospects skate (The Sun)

Evan Bouchard looked like seasoned pro in rookie game against Calgary (The Sun)

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 4 – Dennis King (The Superfan)

Ryan McLeod excels & other takeaways from seeing Edmonton Oilers rookies in live game action (The Journal)

McDavid ‘Felt Good’ During Skate, Status For Season Opener Still Uncertain (TheScore)

‘Elite’ Evan Bouchard Impressing Early (Oilersnation)

Notes On A Scandal (Lowetide)

Mike Smith: 2018-19 Season In Review (Oilersnation)

Oilers Rookies Fall 1-0 In Intense Battle With Flames (The Sun)

McDavid Says Knee Feels Great, Not Sure About Opening Night (The Sun)

Connor McDavid Took To The Ice At Today’s Informal Skate (Oilersnation)

Connor McDavid Skates With Oilers: ‘It Feels Like Nothing’s Changed’ (Sportsnet)

Daily Faceoff’s 2019-20 Oilers Preview (Oilersnation)

Tyler Benson Finding His Stride, Focusing On Oilers Roster Spot (The Sun)

For Money

Shutdown success by Darnell Nurse and Adam Larsson is a key for the Oilers in 2019-20 (The Athletic)

Even if he’s unsure about his return, Oilers’ Connor McDavid looks and sounds like his old self (The Athletic)