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Hot Links: Wednesday, May 12

#Oilers go this afternoon — I know — at 3PM against the #Canadiens in a game that truly means nothing now that the playoff seeds are set and Edmonton will play the #Jets in R1. PLUS: They should trade for Jack Eichel.

Edmonton Oilers v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Morning, folks!

Excuse my absence yesterday — big H/T to big JC for covering first base for me yesterday, BTW — but we’re back at and ready to rock this morning.

Our heroes remain in Montreal for their penultimate game of the season in the first of two games that truly mean nothing to close out their 20/21 schedule. Yesterday saw the Jets clinch third place in the North officially, so the Oilers have no need to influence a result in this afternoon’s — oh yeah, the game’s at 3PM MST today — contest against Montreal. The Habs’ fate is set, too, so this might just be an exercise in not getting hurt for three periods. It will be interesting to see how Dave Tippett deploys his charges this evening.

Might Evan Bouchard get a look? Now that everything’s made up and the points don’t matter?

Also:


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Episode 10 - “What’s the deal with airplanes as food?”

(Because the Oilers are going to feast on the Jets.)

A jam-packed show featuring some discussion on Connor McDavid’s 100 in 53 accomplishment and why he is an absolute lock for the Hart this year. The crew also reflects on the (500+ point) career of Leon Draisaitl and ponders the latest rumours regarding Adam Larsson’s next contract.

Stick around for the second half of the show as they discuss the absolute domination that the Edmonton Oil Kings accomplished in the WHL this season. Shona has her scouting reports on top prospects Sebastian Cossa and Dylan Guenther.


It’s Official: Oilers Will Face Jets In Round 1 (Copper and Blue)

Hotlinks - Tuesday May 11th 2021 (Copper and Blue)

GAME RECAP - Oilers 4, Canadiens 3 (OT) (Copper and Blue)

Weekly Odds Forecast May 10-16 (Copper and Blue)


Game Notes Oilers @ Canadiens: Complementary Scoring (ON)

How Much Momentum Can Jets Carryover Into Series Against Oilers? (SN)

North Playoff Matchups Set: Canadiens Clash With Leafs, Jets Take On Oilers (TS)

Oilers’ Mike Smith Not Taking Potential Last Shot At Glory For Granted (SN)

OILERS NOTES: Nugent-Hopkins Looking To Contribute More At Even Strength (ES)

Smith Almost As Important To Oilers’ Playoffs As McDavid And Draisaitl (ES)

I’ll never forgive you for that, Ken.

Guenther Turns Silver-Lining Season With Oil Kings Into Canada Gold (ES)


Lowetide: How The Oilers Can Improve Their Depth In A Trade With The Rangers (TA)