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One more rest day before the Bruins come to town tomorrow for another massive game.

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Morning, folks!

One more sleep before our heroes are back in action at home against the powerhouse Boston Bruins (37-11-12) tomorrow night.

Connor McDavid will miss out again through injury but the Oilers have gone 3-1-0 in his absence with Leon Draisaitl going absolutely bonkers to the tune of 3-7-10 in those games and earning the NHL’s First Star of the week for his efforts.

Yesterday marked the end of another segment, and therefore another segment review from Czechboy.

Lowetide took a look at the first two rounds (top 62 prospects) in the 2020 draft over at his own site, and dove into the differences between Jesse Puljujarvi’s road to the NHL against Leon Draisaitl and Kailer Yamamoto’s.

We’re less than a week from the trade deadline, so it’s time — well, long past time if you ask me — to figure out what the goddamn plan is to give this team a bit more in the name of a playoff run.

Ken Holland is reportedly coveting cost certainty at the deadline, which makes sense. One can’t help but remember that Jonathan Huberdeau made TSN’s trade bait board just last season. He’s under control for a few more years at LESS THAN $6MM per. If I’m Holland, that’s where I’m looking first, if control is the buzzword. Florida is hanging by a thread and they’re a year removed from putting Huberdeau in play, so why not kick a few Firestones?!

From Us

The Drai, Yam and Kassian 10 game review! (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Monday, February 17 (Copper and Blue)

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 13 – Thomas Drance (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

The 62 Best Players In The 2020 Draft (Lowetide)

Assessing The Oilers Six Days From The Deadline (Oilers Rig)

5 Teams That Need To Make A Move Before The Trade Deadline (Score)

How Wrestling Helped Kailer Yamamoto’s Breakthrough With Oilers (Sportsnet)

Edmonton Oilers Starting To Make Believers Of Skeptics (Sun)

Inside The Nation: Leon Draisaitl For Hart And The Trade Deadline (Oilersnation)

Leon Draisaitl Named First Star Of The Week (Oilersnation)

MVP (Oilersnation)

Ken Holland And Cost Certainty (Oilersnation)

JONES: Potential Trade-Deadline Addition An Exciting Prospect For Surging Oilers (Sun)

For Money

Lowetide: For Oilers’ Kailer Yamamoto And Leon Draisaitl, First Impressions Are Long Forgotten. Why Not For Jesse Puljujarvi? (Athletic)