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The remaining NHL Awards (incl. Lindsay and Hart) to be announced tonight, on Sheahan and Ennis, keys to #Oilers success at the Draft, Last Week in Hockey, Lavoie cut from Rogle, Askarov, no definitive plans for 20/21, Mikko Koivu for 3C, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

The biggest story of my weekend was unquestionably just how bad I am at fantasy football. I’m so bad at it. Sure, of my 16 drafted players, 7 of them have had serious injuries through two weeks, but I’ve come to accept that that’s actually my fault. It was my fault for focusing on things like touches, and upside, and air yards, rather than hamstring and ACL durability. Lesson learned.

But enough about me and my eternal sadness. Let’s talk Oilers. Raise your hand if you saw this one come across your desk over the weekend:

Of course, inquiring minds wanted to know:

Courtesy Julie Robenhymer, once again:

So, ultimately, it sounds like there wasn’t a fit for Lavoie. Should there be some concern that perhaps the Oilers best F prospect (not named Jesse Puljujarvi) can’t make a middling SHL club as a teenager?

Honestly? I don’t know. I don’t know what to make of this. I also don’t know what Lavoie’s next step will be.

One rumor that has been connected to this story is that Rogle is actually trying to get F Cole Caufield to come over instead, and that perhaps Rogle covet Caufield more. All I know is this is almost certainly some degree of a setback for young Lavoie, and that it will be interesting to see where he lands in the coming weeks.

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