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Hot Links: Wednesday, November 17

Oilers lay an egg in the ‘Peg; drop to 11-4-0. PLUS: PODCAST SZN with Preston, Shona, and Corey. AND: Leon Draisaitl, auditioning Oilers, and Kevin and Ken’s trip to the HHOF.

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Edmonton Oilers v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images

Morning, folks!

The big story from Edmonton last night was the Canadian Men’s National (Soccer) Team grinding out a 2-1 decision at Stadium Iceteca (I will never call it Commonwealth again). The absolutely massive result puts Canada at the top of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group with six matches left. Exciting!

In lesser news, the Oilers stunk it up in Winnipeg on their way back home. Mikko Koskinen let a soft one in early and that was that. Edmonton was down 4-0 in the second period before clawing back a couple of goals to make it somewhat interesting down the stretch, but the result was never in doubt. Their record is still quite strong, but games like these against teams like Winnipeg lay bare some of the flaws people like me pointed out way back in the summer. This team is still buoyed by its two superstars and still gives almost everything they create right back when they’re off the ice.

Apropos of nothing, Ethan Bear is on track for 29 points without playing any PP time. What are the odds he outscores Warren Foegele and Duncan Keith combined?


The Edmonton Oilers showed their first signs of weakness losing to both the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres last week. Yet, they came away with victories over the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues as well.

Preston, Shona, and Corey recap why the team came away with an odd record over the past week and ponder if there could be internal solutions to some of their problems. They also participate in an interesting thought experiment to see if the Oilers could finally land a consistent third-line centerman.

Jets Dazzle Oilers in 5-2 Loss (Copper and Blue)

GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets (Copper and Blue)

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Yamamoto’s Late Tally Pushes Oilers Over Blues 5-4 (Copper and Blue)

Final: Edmonton 5, Boston 3 (Copper and Blue)

Chia vs Holland (Copper and Blue)

Goal goals (Copper and Blue)

SIGNED: Oilers Sign Matvey Petrov To Entry Level Deal (Copper and Blue)

Dubois Relishes McDavid Challenge, Leads Jets Past Oilers (SN)

The Day After: Too Little Too Late, Oilers End Road Trip With Loss After Spotting Jets A Four-Goal Lead (ON)

How Dubois Was Able To Dominate On Both Ends Of The Ice Vs. Oilers (SN)

Why The IIHF Is Hopeful To Introduce 3-On-3 Olympic Hockey (SN)

Edmonton Oilers’ Penalty Killing Continues To Crush It Despite Major Personnel Changes (EJ)

Draisaitl Is The Second Best Player In The NHL (ON)

Kevin Lowe And Ken Holland Proud To Be In Hockey Hall Of Fame (ES)

Lowetide: Three Auditioning Oilers Who Are Finding Their Groove And Hope To Find Their Place (TA)

Oilers Have 5 Areas To Improve After Subpar 5-Game Trip: ‘We Have A Few Things To Figure Out’ (TA)