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The #Oilers’ shallow depth, McDavid’s transformation, playoff previews, Bakersfield clinch, that game they played on Saturday, and MORE!

Vancouver Canucks v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Morning, folks!

Weird weekend, no? There was an Oilers game on Saturday but you might not know it from our coverage which was about as lax as that airport in Los Angeles. In fairness to us, who expects and/or remembers a meaningless regular season hockey game ~15 months into a global pandemic that happens to go on the same day the actual NHL playoffs start?!

Forgive us.

In the meantime, catch up with Sunil’s latest, a portrait of Ken Holland’s depth work that illustrates just how little work he’s actually done to address the bottom six and their problems. Then follow through the rest of the links to get yourselves acquainted with the various narratives leading up to the Oilers’ first playoff game on Wednesday night.

Til then? Keep yourselves in good repair. It’s only two sleeps now. It’ll be here before you know it. Don’t get your hopes up too high, this is where the Connor McDavid Oilers belong. Let’s act like it.


LAST CHANCE!

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.


Shallow Depth (Copper and Blue)

GAME THREAD: Game 56/56 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Friday, May 14 (Copper and Blue)

Playoff Series Between Oilers And Jets Begins On Wednesday, May 19th (Copper and Blue)


Monday Mailbag – NHL Playoff Predictions (ON)

Experience On Jets’ Side Heading Into Stanley Cup Playoff Series (ES)

Slater Koekkoek Earned Trust Of Coaches In Return To Lineup (ES)

North Division Playoff Preview (TS)

Your Guide To Former Edmonton Oilers In The 2021 Playoffs (ON)

Oilers In Race To Get Fans Into Building For Stanley Cup Playoffs (ES)

Bakersfield Condors Clinch AHL Playoff Spot (ON)

Do You Want To Win Fabulous Prizes And Gain Immense Fame? Enter NationDrafts Playoff Edition Presented By Neo Financial (ON)

Oilers Put Season Finale Behind Them, Ready For Playoffs (TOR)

Women Of Oilersnation: Kady Hobbins (ON)

Satisfaction (LT)

Jets Need Dubois To Find His Form To Have Success Vs. Oilers (SN)

Oil Spills: Intel From The Other Side, Oilers-Jets Playoff Preview (ES)

Player Grades: Oilers Gradually Lose Interest In Regular Season Finale, Fall 4-1 To Canucks (EJ)


‘The Biggest Transformation I’ve Ever Seen In An Elite Player’: How Connor McDavid Took The Next Step (TA)

2021 NHL Playoffs Preview: Oilers Vs. Jets (TA)

Are The Oilers Botching Evan Bouchard’s Development? Team And League Views On The Defence Prospect’s Season (TA)