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Hot Links: Wednesday, March 17

Happy Green Beer/BoA Day! PLUS: Are the Edmonton Oilers seriously considering signing Tyson Barrie to an extension worth $5MM+ annually?! AND: I HOPE NOT!!!

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Morning, folks. The Oilers play Calgary tonight. LFG.

But check this, from yesterday:

I spend very little time listening to Oilers Now, but when the tidbits cross my consciousness I can’t help but pay attention, and usually can’t help but have a minor cardiac episode.

Could you imagine?!

Meanwhile, everyone and their stupid mother seems to be convinced by the Tyson Barrie experience. Only in Edmonton would so many people be so fooled by something so obvious.

The problem is, it appears the Oilers are included in that group of people. As it has been now for most of my adult life.

They’re gonna sign Barrie and let one or both of Ethan Bear or Caleb Jones just leave. Watch.


Yesterday marked the release of the second episode of our brand new podcast! Shona and Corey once again joined Preston to talk the week that was, Ethan Bear, Tyson Barrie, and the rest of the trade rumors surrounding the club. Take a listen if you haven’t yet!

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