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And so begins the long, winding path toward doing it all again.

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Morning, folks.

The searing disappointment from two nights ago still looms, but the decade-plus of disappointment with no real, tangible sign that it’s changing helps take the edge off a bit.

For me, at least. Not caring helps. Hard to care when you know who the decisions are in the hands of, IMO.

First and foremost, from former Oiler Andrew Ference (I know, barely):

That was in response to Ethan Bear’s girlfriend’s post about her boyfriend being verbally harassed with racist comments. In case there is any crossover between people who did that to Bear and people who happen upon these links this morning — go fuck yourself, forever. I hope you have a lonely life and nobody cares about you. I’m quite sure that’s already the case, because you wouldn’t be behaving that way if you weren’t lonely and you were cared for, but just so you’re aware: you aren’t welcome here and you need to walk into traffic.

Yesterday, the Oilers addressed the media before breaking for the summer:

That’s comforting.

Keep Nuge forever.

I’m fine to keep Larsson, too, but they for sure should be waiting until after expansion. They have to know that’s Holland’s best chance to make the team better. If they really love being Oilers, they need to understand.

This seems like it’s over, which, it needs to be. Let’s hope I’ve got the right read on that, and that Bear’s rough G4 doesn’t change where he fits into this club moving forward.

But, then you see this crap:

WTF?

More changes coming to OEG?


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

The Copper and Blue Podcast: Episode 11 — “Cool, you’re Jets.”

It’s playoff time baby!

Preston, Shona, and Corey break down what to expect from the Oilers in their first round series against the Winnipeg Jets. We go line-by-line and pairing-by-pairing as we give our thoughts on Edmonton’s roster and how it stacks up against Winnipeg’s.

Stick around for the second half of the episode as the crew looks at the other playoff matchups, complete with predictions and all!


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The UGLY (Copper and Blue)

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I Bet You’ll Go All In Next Time (Copper and Blue)

GAME 4 RECAP: Winnipeg 4, Edmonton 3 (3OT) (Copper and Blue)

2021 NORTH DIVISION PLAYOFF GAME THREAD: Game 4 Edmonton Oilers @ Winnipeg Jets (Copper and Blue)

Joakim Nygård Returning to Sweden for 2021/22 Season (Copper and Blue)


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Changes Coming To Oilers Entertainment Group? (TOR)

Nugent-Hopkins Set To Become Free Agent After Decade With Edmonton Oilers (ES)

McDavid Not Ready To Quit On Oilers Despite Another Early Playoff Exit (SN)

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McDavid Wants Out? No Chance. Edmonton Oilers Core Intends To See This Through (ES)

Wayne Gretzky Resigns As Edmonton Oilers Vice Chairman (ON)

Where Do The Oilers Go From Here? (SN)

Edmonton Oilers Finish Season With $328k In Cap Overages (ON)

Smith Sees Lots Of Potential For Oilers To Grow After Facing Adversity (SN)

Epics Highs And Crushing Lows: Edmonton Oilers 2020-21 Rollercoaster Ends (TOR)

Draisaitl & Oilers ‘Just Getting Started’ And Excited For Future (SN)

State Of The Nation — So, The Oilers Got Swept… (ON)

Let The Speculation Begin (LT)


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