A little less late today as we’re finally approaching the end of this cold snap. Look, I know it’s not Yakutsk, but it’s cold. Unseasonably. It was single digits the week before and it’ll be single digits the week after. Even though we set a record for the most consecutive cold days last February, you can’t prepare for this. You can’t get used to this. It’s the worst. But it’s almost over.
And so too is the Oilers’ hiatus, as our heroes return to action tomorrow night when Taylor Hall brings his new team with him for a matinee matchup at 1PM.
We’re 13 games away from the February 24th Trade Deadline, so what should the Oilers do? They’re currently occupying the second wild card position (1 point in 1 more GP than Winnipeg) after last night’s action saw them slip to fifth in the division. They have games in hand over three of the four teams in front of them, and only trail Calgary by two points. It’s complicated. It’s muddy. It’s up in the air. The next 13 games will dictate the best course of action for Holland and company.
With the close proximity to deadline day, the Oilers are popping up in trade rumors, having apparently shown interest in Toronto’s Kasperi Kapanen, Alexander Kerfoot, and Andreas Johnsson.
With Caleb Jones signing a two-year extension, might Kris Russell be as vulnerable to trade as he’s ever been here?
Extreme Cold Links: Thursday, January 16 (Copper and Blue)
Looking into the potential reasons why the Oilers are better on the road than at home (Copper and Blue)
Oilers Ink Caleb Jones To Two-Year Extension (Copper and Blue)
Sail On, Sailor (Lowetide)
Top Six Wish List (Oilersnation)
Deadline Targets: Oilers Apparently Have Shown Interest In Leafs’ Kapanen, Johnsson, And Kerfoot (Oilersnation)
LAING: Kris Russell Evermore Expendable After Caleb Jones Signing (Oilersnation)
JONES: At Trade Deadline, If Oilers Are In The Playoff Race, Holland Will Look To Add (Sun)
Caleb Jones Excited To Know Edmonton Oilers Believe In Him (Sun)
The Way I See It (Oilersnation)
DGB Grab Bag: Brad Marchand excuses, my terrible predictions and old school Battle of Alberta (Athletic)