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Damn, Daniel! The Oilers are back at it again with shite Vans as they play their first of two in two nights against the Canucks for the second time this week. PLUS: GET VACCINATED, NERDS. I AM.

Edmonton Oilers v Vancouver Canucks Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

Morning, folks!

Big day for us Albertans over 30 with no underlying health conditions as we can officially book, and get, our COVID-19 vaccinations as of this morning.

I don’t know about you, but there’s a real sense of relief knowing that I’ll be one shot deep and a few months from being fully vaccinated and, hopefully, a few months from being able to go grab a burger from a public place and maybe actually stay at it and patronize it for an hour or so and give them money for beers and other drinks and maybe even an appetizer or dessert.

LFG.

In other news, the Edmonton Oilers are back home tonight to kick off another two-in-two series with the hapless, hopeless, Vancouver Canucks, who are at this point down about 15 runs in the fourth inning and are desperate for someone to invoke a mercy rule of some kind.

Excuse me this morning, this vax news as me jacked right up.

Wheel it back around for our typical GAMEDAY circus and we’ll see y’all in the game thread. Only a couple more after this one.

LFG.

Oh, and listen to the podcast, too. And maybe check out Sunil on the radio.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Episode 9 - “There’s Something About Connor McDavid”

(Hey, you try doing something with The Rise of Skywalker.)

Shona and Preston recap the week that was, and ponder what the signing of Ilya Konovalov might mean for the Oilers. They dive deep into Philip Broberg’s assignment to the taxi squad and how it could affect the roster ahead of the playoffs.


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Because it stands a real good chance of being their next bad one. Obviously, this shit is so obvious.

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