Morning, folks! Nothing good about it, even with the Oilers collecting two points and sliding back into second place in the Pacific Division. Even with Leon Draisaitl collecting three points and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins adding two more goals to his tally. Even with Connor McDavid extending his lead atop the NHL scoring race. Even with Mike Smith enjoying somewhat of a purple patch in terms of his form after winning his fourth straight and posting a 0.936% in that span.
The ambient temperature is a whisker away from -40°C (!!!). It feels like it’s about -50°C. It is not good here.
Also yesterday, Shona started a dialog (probably accidentally) about Zack Kassian’s post-game comments, and his use of a gendered insult therein. It would be nice if we could come to an agreement that in 2019, we can do better than using gendered insults. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I’m still disappointed in the response to it.
Kailer Yamamoto’s recent recall has seen him look like an NHL player from start to present. Might he be here for good?
Sunil took a look at potential reasons to explain the difference between the Oilers’ home and road success.
Other news and notes from around the league and surrounding the team in your daily links, so get read, get fed, and stay WARM. We’ll see you tomorrow.
Oilers Tame Predators In 4-2 Victory (Copper and Blue)
What’s In a Word (Copper and Blue)
Hot Links: Tuesday, January 14 (Copper and Blue)
Watch: Edmonton Oilers Battle Their Way To A 4-2 Win Over Nashville Predators (Sun)
Feels Like Home To Me (Lowetide)
Tkachuk Probably Owes Oilers A Fight, But Not Necessarily With Kassian (Sportsnet)
Deadline Targets: Finding Familiar Faces From The Red Wings (Oilersnation)
Filip Forsberg Scores Impressive Goal For Predators In Loss To Oilers (Sun)
Oilers Notes: Yamamoto Looking To Stay In Edmonton Permanently (Sun)
Looking Into The Potential Reasons Why The Oilers Are Better On The Road Than At Home (Super Fan)
A defiant Zack Kassian issues his latest salvo against Matthew Tkachuk: ‘He messed with the wrong guy’ (Athletic)