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Hot Links: Tuesday, February 2

It’s #GAMEDAY as the #Oilers welcome the #Senators to Rogers Place tonight. PLUS: Bouchard time? AND: Early negatives, the PP, McDavid and Draisaitl’s torrid pace, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

It’s GAMEDAY, and you know what that means: come back around for our GAME PREVIEW, chat shit in our GAME THREAD, then stay up to the wee hours to digest the GAME RECAP like an aperitif before bed. Here’s to the Oilers scoring 8 more, but hopefully tonight they do it on the back of kicking Ottawa’s whole ass.

Dave Tippett intimated that Evan Bouchard should be seeing some game action soon, and it’s about goddamn time.

The Oilers waived Alex Chiasson yesterday to place him on the taxi squad. While there is a non-zero chance he’ll be picked up — it’s close to zero, mind — this will afford the Oilers some more cap flexibility moving forward either way. Chiasson’s had quite a ride this season. From the press box to the best power play on Earth to the taxi squad in the span of like 36 hours. Pretty wild ride for Chiasson this year.

Even the greatest scorer in the history of the league is impressed with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl’s starts to the year. Both players are on pace to eclipse the 100-point mark in this abbreviated, 56-game season. Both players combined have more points than the entire Anaheim Ducks. Quack quack quack quack, Mr. Ducksworth.

Dylan Holloway is going absolutely nuts in NCAA Div I right now, continuing his ridiculous pace since returning from the World Juniors. The sophomore is sporting 5-11-16 in 10 GP which is going some way to proving me way wrong in his D+1 season. You love to see it.

Here’s a sample of his recent excellence:


Talking Senators with Nate from Silver Seven Sens (Copper and Blue)

OK, Let’s See Evan Bouchard Already (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Monday, February 1 (Copper and Blue)


Six Negatives From The Oilers’ 5-6 Start (ON)

Evan Bouchard Could Join Oilers Lineup “Pretty Soon” (TOR)

Oil Spills: That Empty (Arena) Feeling (ES)

Oilers Power Play Rounding Into Form With Tyson Barrie On The Point (ES)

McDavid And Draisaitl On Pace To Hit Century Mark With Edmonton Oilers (ES)

Edmonton Oilers: Leon Draisaitl Has Only Just Begun (OOW)

Gretzky: McDavid And Draisaitl’s Scoring Pace Is ‘Pretty Remarkable’ (SN)

Oilers Prospect Update: Show Us The Holloway (ON)

Oilers Weekly: Newcomers Improving While McDavid And Draisaitl Dominate (THW)

Tracking The North Division – As Of February 1, 2021 (TSF)

Oilers Place Alex Chiasson On Waivers (TOR)

Monday Musings… Offence And Expectations (ON)

Leon Draisaitl Just Broke A 25 Year Old Scoring Record (ON)

Two Points (ON)


LeBrun: On the pressure and pain of picking a Canadian Olympic hockey team (TA)