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Oilers hit the road for their first game in Seattle tonight. PLUS: Tracking the Pacific Division, Cody Ceci’s importance, is Edmonton even good, WJHC, and MORE!

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Seattle Kraken v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Morning, folks!

Well 3/5 days isn’t too bad. It’s better than 2/5, anyway. Unless, of course, you’re tired of my bloviating anyway, in which case my 3/5 week is certainly a drag for you.

Edmonton’s on the road again, this time in Seattle for a quick one-gamer before they head back home for a lengthy homestand that will see them welcome two of the league’s best teams in Toronto and Carolina. Dates with Minnesota, Boston, Columbus, and the somewhat surprisingly competent LA Kings loom, too. All that is to say, they kind of need this one tonight. That homestand is full of decent-to-great teams that will punish them for being outshot 3:1 though two periods in ways the Pittsburgh Penguins couldn’t the other night.

I hope Ethan Bear gets a welcome back video. He deserves one.

Tracking the Pacific division – As of November 30, 2021 (Copper and Blue)

FINAL: Edmonton 5, Pittsburgh 2 (Copper and Blue)

Late Links: Tuesday, November 30 (Copper and Blue)

Oilers Recall Markus Niemeläinen (Copper and Blue)

Would you like to dance? (Copper and Blue)

2021-22 Edmonton Oilers In Seven Part Three: Are The Oilers Good? (ON)

Hart Trophy Power Rankings: McDavid Reigns Despite Draisaitl’s Surge (TS)

NHL Awards Watch: Draisaitl Over McDavid, Plus A Historic Leader For Norris (ESPN)

GAME NIGHT: Oilers Can’t Sleep On Giant-Killing Kraken (ES)

The Oilers Prospect Report: Let’s Talk World Juniors (ON)

Edmonton Oilers Will To Win Impressing Head Coach Tippett (ES)

Trade Targets, DeBrusk, And The Habs Next GM (ON)

No Pain, No Gain, Says Edmonton Oilers General Manager (ES)

Oilers Injury Updates And Random Thoughts (ON)

Play La Bamba (ON)

Players Of Interest From Frank Seravalli’s Trade Targets List (ON)

Lost Together (LT)

Lowetide: Analyzing Cody Ceci’s Importance To The Edmonton Oilers And Future Deployment (TA)

Lowetide: The Oilers’ top 20 prospects, winter 2021: With Evan Bouchard graduating, who’s the new No. 1? (TA)

Which Oilers are on track to make their countries’ 2022 Olympic hockey teams? (TA)