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NHL: MAR 11 Jets at Oilers
Caleb Jones (and Ethan Bear) will have massive roles to play this season. The team’s success depends on them playing them well.

Morning, folks.

As we await the fate of the ‘free world’, let’s dive right into some Oilers stuff:

Caleb Jones looks like he’ll have to play top four minutes this season, as the massive, Oscar Klefbom-sized hole in the left side of defense has yet to be properly addressed. Yes, they signed Tyson Barrie — right handed — in Free Agency. Yes, they extended Kris Russell — not at all good — in what appears to be a move with one eye toward expansion. But, so?

Their left side still looks like this:

Darnell Nurse

Caleb Jones

Kris Russell

William Lagesson

Jones is going to play — he’s going to play a lot — and he needs to find success for the Oilers to have any chance at competing for anything important.

Also, check out this amazing Joey Moss tribute, from local artist AJA Louden (@AJALouden):

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