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Hot Links: Thursday, March 4

Tough series with the Leafs sees Edmonton score 1 goal in 9 periods against 13 conceded. Ouch. PLUS: A testy interview, Chiasson’s suspension, and MORE!

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Edmonton Oilers
Who’s a good boy?!
Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Morning, folks!

Well, the worst is behind us (hopefully) and clearer skies are ahead (hopefully) as the Oilers schedule features a healthy dose of get right in the coming week. Edmonton will have an opportunity to dress and disinfect their substantial wounds before an HNIC BOA on Saturday and a three game set with Ottawa next. Here’s hoping they can claw some results from those games.

Curious? Me too. So I tracked it down. It’s the first sequence in the clip below:

The Great Doctor did not care too much for that at all. Pretty funny the only time the MSM here can even kind of ask a difficult question is when they can’t help themselves from shitting on the reigning MVP. Amazing stuff.

Meanwhile Dave Tippett’s been having what appears to be some kind of a slow motion stroke these past three games with his lineup and in-game decisions and there’s been nary a peep from the area scribes.

I’ll say this: if nothing else, it seems quite clear that the Oilers don’t yet have enough to compete with the best teams in the league, of which I’d consider Toronto part of that group. There’s probably a handful of teams that good and then there’s the rest, and this series has cemented Edmonton’s place among the latter.

Ken Holland needs to get off his ass and make this team better — OR, he needs to be OK with being mediocre, and part out guys like Tyson Barrie so that he can the team prepared for an actual run next season.

Game Recap: Toronto 6, Edmonton 1 (Copper and Blue)

GAME THREAD: Game 25/56 Edmonton Oilers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Wednesday, March 3 (Copper and Blue)

Alex Chiasson Suspended One Game (Copper and Blue)

The Day After: 404 Error Oilers Not Found (ON)

JONES: Oilers Dominated By Maple Leafs In Three-Game Series (ES)

Maple Leafs Raise The Standard With Defensive Dismantling Of Oilers (SN)

Draisaitl Sarcastically Says Top Players Love Going Pointless For Three Games (SN)

Look at this framing, lol. Why not: “Local Writer Pisses Pants When Answer Is Short”?

Maple Leafs Complete Sweep Of Oilers With 3rd Straight Dominant Victory (CBC)

OILERS SNAPSHOTS: Chiasson Pays Price, Neal Fighting Back From COVID-19 (ES)

How The Maple Leafs Have Been Able To Slow McDavid In Past Two Games (SN)

Connor McDavid Discusses Tough First Two Games Vs. Toronto (TOR)

Oilers Can’t Beat The Leafs Now But Can They Improve Enough To Do It In May? (TA)