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Hot Links: Wednesday, January 8

Another off day for the Oilers before a big matchup in Montreal on Thursday.

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Hey, folks!

Another off-day for the Oilers before they’re in Montreal to battle the Habs tomorrow night. They’ll be looking to keep it going after points in three straight games, including two wins in a row for the first time in over a month.

Otherwise, a slower news day as the world collectively tried to catch its breath yesterday after witnessing the dismembering of Morgan Reilly on national TV. That was an NBC broadcast, too, so even American families saw it. Poor Morgan.

Our very own Shona, in concert with the U of A Pandas, published part one of her Pandas Profiles yesterday.

The Oilers bottom-half is finally starting to contribute, somewhat surprisingly led by Alex Chiasson’s 4-5-9 in his last 18GP.

If Leon Draisaitl’s game recovers, splitting up the Oilers’ two best players might work this time.

Kailer Yamamoto’s been up for four games now. The Oilers are 3-0-1 in those four games, and the young man’s been good for 2-1-3 in those four games.

Connor McDavid’s four point night means he’s still on track to shatter his previous career highs this year.

From Us

Pandas Profiles Part 1 (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Tuesday, January 7 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Oilers Bottom-Six Finding Their Way (Oilersnation)

Oilers Splitting McDavid And Draisaitl Might Actually Work This Time (Sun)

At Random: Yamo-Time (Oilersnation)

McDavid Set To Shatter Career Best (Oilersnation)

Breaking Down Connor McDavid’s Spectacular Goal (CBC)

Connor McDavid’s Filthy Goal Still Has People Talking (Oilersnation)

Separating McDavid, Draisaitl Necessary For Oilers’ Long-Term Success (Sportsnet)

For Money

NHL Trade Big Board: 27 players who could move before the deadline (Athletic)

Down Goes Brown: The eight types of midseason turnarounds (and which one your team might pull off) (Athletic)