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GAMEDAY as the Oilers look to wrap up their series with the Jets with another (blowout) victory tonight. PLUS: McDavid’s race to 100, Russell’s new role, 31 Thoughts, the new TV deal, AND MORE!

Edmonton Oilers v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

Morning, folks!

Big night tonight as, win or lose, the Edmonton Oilers will probably still be playing the Winnipeg Jets in the playoffs.

I kid.

Of course, it’s a huge night in the Connor McDavid race to 100 points in 56 games. Our heroes’ hero needs a measly 19 points in 10 GP to get the job done. As Jeff noted yesterday, that sounds like more than it is for a guy like McDavid. Sure, 19 points is a decent season for some guys, but it’s merely a typical 10 game stretch for the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

LFG.

Poor Evan.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Episode 8: The Fast Jedi

(I’m losing steam here.)

The Oilers split a playoff-like series against the Canadiens, Ryan McLeod’s set to make his NHL debut, Oscar Klefbom could be exempt in the expansion draft, and much, much more in this week’s episode of the CB Podcast!


Connor McDavid Is Going To Hit 100 Points This Year And It’s Going To Be Insane (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Tuesday, April 27 (Copper and Blue)

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 24 – Zach Laing, OilersNation (Copper and Blue)

GAME RECAP: Oilers 6, Jets 1. (Copper and Blue)


Game Notes Oilers @ Jets: Bury Them (ON)

Will Connor McDavid Hit 100 Points This Season? (SN)

Mike Smith Having Vezina-Type Season For Edmonton Oilers (ES)

Connor McDavid, Mike Smith And Ryan McLeod Steal Show In Oilers Win (TOR)

Chiasson’s Contribution On Power Play Not Always On Stat Sheet (ES)

15 Years Later: A Look Back At The 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs: April 27th, 2006 (TOR)

Connor McDavid Is Already Among The All-Time Greats (CBC)

Where Does ‘100 Points For McDavid’ Fit On Edmonton Oilers’ Priority List Over The Final 10 Games? (EJ)

31 Thoughts: What The Turner Sports TV Deal Means For The NHL (SN)

Latest Expansion Mock Draft Has Seattle Kraken Taking Tyler Benson Or Caleb Jones From Edmonton Oilers (ON)

Why Connor McDavid Is In A League Of His Own With A Career-Best Season (SN)

If I Had A Hammer (LT)


Lowetide: What’s Kris Russell’s Role On The Oilers Now? What He Does Well And How The Team Should Deploy Him (TA)