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Hot Links: Wednesday, March 3

Gameday as the #Oilers try to salvage some points from their three-game set with Toronto. PLUS: Chiasson suspended, deadline targets, and MORE! Happy DRY (line) hump day!

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Morning, folks!

It’s GAMEDAY once again as our heroes try to get something from what has proven a challenging series against the best team in the Nova Cannabis North Division later this evening. Thank the deities it’s a 6PM local start for a change, these midnight run Monday night events are really a bridge too far. Nobody should have to stay up past 11 to watch the final 20 minutes of a shutout loss.

NHL DOPS threw the matchbook at Alex Chiasson yesterday for his extremely extracurricular excavation of Jimmy Vesey’s unexpected face at the final buzzer of Monday night’s loss. Chiasson will miss the next one (1) games for his actions. I’d have preferred at least 5, it was a garbage play through and through. It seems to get the people going, that kind of “emotion”. Better to have some “push back” and whatnot, you understand.

Not for me. That was a tantrum at the end of the game and if the Leafs weren’t laughing their asses off at the Oilers’ petulance, I’m not sure I know anything at all.

Tippett is SO CLOSE to just playing his best combination of defensemen in the order they should be played. Russell-Barrie is a nightmare and don’t trust anyone who tells you otherwise. If the orders of the above pairs were 1-4-2-3? Now we’re cooking.

There’s also this:

Alex Chiasson Suspended One Game (Copper and Blue)

The Smith, Leafs and the North 8 game review (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Tuesday, March 2 (Copper and Blue)

GAME RECAP: Leafs 3, Oilers 0. (Copper and Blue)

Oilers Change Up Lines At Practice (TOR)

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Oilers Get Another Crack At Maple Leafs In Last Of Three-Game Series (ES)

Maple Leafs’ Matthews Hopeful He Can Return From Wrist Injury Wednesday (SN)

31 Thoughts: Why NHL Is Exploring The NBA Top Shot Trend (SN)

At Long Last, Edmonton Oilers’ Dynamite Line Of RNH-Draisaitl-Yamamoto Set To Be Reunited (EJ)

How Mike Smith, Marc-Andre Fleury And Brian Elliott Are Chasing History (SN)

Jake DeBrusk Donates $25k To SportCentral (ON)

Oilers Fans Should Be Excited About Dylan Holloway (THW)

I Think It’s Going To Rain Today (LT)

Lowetide: Top Trade Targets For The Oilers At The 2021 Deadline (TA)

Oilers 2021 Trade Value Rankings: What Are Edmonton’s Most Coveted Assets? (TA)