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Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts! PLUS: Have they fired Ken Holland yet?! AND: SERIOUSLY?! WHY NOT?!

NHL: APR 10 Oilers at Flames Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Morning, folks.

A bit behind it this morning as I started listening to some podcasts and, before you know it, it’s after 8:00. Minty.

Now that the deadline has come and gone and Ken Holland has basically conceded that neither he nor the team is good enough to win this year — and with the Oilers off for a couple days yet — we turn our attention toward the looming expansion draft, in which there is some discussion over the Oilers’ best path forward.

FWIW, I think both Alan and Darcy are right here. I think they should go 4-4-1, but that they will go 7-3-1. For a number of reasons, but primarily because Ken Holland might just be dumb as a post.

He needs to go. He really does. He CANNOT be in charge this summer. He’s going to ruin everything.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Copper and Blue Podcast: Trade Deadline Special

Join our hosts this week as they really earn the explicit tag breaking down Ken Holland’s pathetic trade deadline. They breakdown the fine-in-a-vacuum-but-we-don’t-live-in-a-vacuum Dmitry Kulikov deal, and speculate about the coming offseason.


The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 23 – Dennis King (Copper and Blue)

Copper & Blue Podcast: Trade Deadline Special (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Tuesday, April 13 (Copper and Blue)

Copper & Blue 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Live Thread (Copper and Blue)

Game Odds Forecast April 13-18 (Copper and Blue)


Going All-In (ON)

31 Thoughts: Why Taylor Hall May Be More Than A Rental For Bruins (SN)

Evan Bouchard Getting Farther Down Defence Depth Ladder (ES)

Far Different Trade Deadline Vibe For Edmonton Oilers This Year From 2020 (ES)

Dmitry Kulikov Adds Depth To Inexperienced Left Defense (TOR)

Depth Scoring Isn’t Issue In Edmonton (ON)

Don’t trust people who say this to you unironically.

Oilers’ Larsson Fully Supports McDavid’s Comments About NHL’s Poor Scheduling (SN)

Edmonton Oil Kings Missing Out On Another Potential Memorial Cup Run (ES)

Light A Candle, Say A Prayer (LT)


Lowetide: What are the Oilers’ ideal defensive pairings after picking up Dmitry Kulikov at the trade deadline? (TA)

‘I don’t know that you can be all-in every year’: Oilers keep focus on the future with a quiet trade deadline (TA)

Pathetic mindset from the organization.