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Edmonton back in action on the West Coast tonight as they look to further separate from the lowly Canucks. PLUS: checking predictions, injury updates, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

This beautiful quote, found in Tych’s article about Nurse and Barrie (and linked below), drives me just absolutely bonkers:

Maybe it’s a coincidence that the Edmonton Oilers are 8-2 since Darnell Nurse and Tyson Barrie joined forces on the blue line.

Then again, maybe it’s not.

The exact correlation between Edmonton’s new top pairing and the Oilers being the hottest team in the NHL right now can be haggled — there are other key elements at play — but their chemistry and impact is an open and shut case.

They’re killing it.

I mean COME. ON.


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The Oilers Depth Forwards Are Showing Signs Of Life (TSF)

Monday Musings: North Division Scores More Because It Has More Skill (ON)

Dave Tippett Updates Status Of Injured Oilers (TOR)

Connor McDavid Named Second Star Of The Week (ON)

Breaking Down What’s Going Right For Oilers Amid Dominant February (SN)

Nurse-Barrie Combo A Key Ingredient In Edmonton Oilers’ Surge (ES)

Edmonton Oilers: An Emergency Trade To Consider Just In Case (OOW)

Goals Of The Week: Connor McDavid Fakes Out The Flames (SN)

NHL Weekend Takeaways: 38-Year-Old Smith Giving Oilers Everything He’s Got (SN)

JONES: Ken Holland Relieved As Edmonton Oilers Survive Slow Start In North Division (ES)


Lowetide: Revisiting Our Preseason Predictions For The Oilers After 20 Games (TA)