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McDavid’s incredible season, his Hart Trophy nomination, more on Shore, and... MORE!

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Maybe it’s just me, but it feels like European bottom sixers have been packing up and heading home with some regularity recently. Gaetan Haas going home marks the second this year after Joakim Nygard’s departure, and everybody remembers what happened after Jesse Puljujarvi’s first time through here. It feels like we’ve probably seen the last of Dominik Kahun, and who can forget how everything was Tobias Rieder’s fault?

I’m sure I’m forgetting some, too. And maybe I’m reading too far into it, but I find it notable. Maybe it’s just because it’s cast against the Oilers re-signing Devin Shore to a two-year extension earlier in the week. I can’t help but wonder how a guy like that gets so much rope — remember, this man played 21+ minutes in the Oilers’ do-or-die game four against the Winnipeg Jets — but a guy like Nygard can’t even get in the lineup.

Anyway, have a great weekend.

Also, if you’re in Alberta and are 28 days from your first Pfizer/(Moderna also?) dose, you can book your second by calling a pharmacy near you. Good luck out there.


It wasn’t the playoff run that Oilers fans expected but it’s the one they got.

Edmonton’s season came to an end last Monday after the Winnipeg Jets swept them 4-0 in their opening-round series. Corey and Preston analyze how this happened and ponder what the offseason could hold for Ken Holland.

It isn’t all bad, however, as the duo discusses a wonderful season by the AHL Pacific Division Champion Bakersfield Condors!

Gaëtan Haas Signs in Switzerland (Copper and Blue)

McDavid Named Hart Trophy Finalist (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Thursday, June 10 (Copper and Blue)

Time to fire Holland? (Copper and Blue)

Oilers Extend Devin Shore For Two Years (Copper and Blue)

19 (LT)

Fixing Holes: Third-Line Centres On The Free Agent Market (ON)

A Look At The Shore Signing (ON)

M&M’s: McDavid, Matthews, MacKinnon For MVP (ESPN)

What’s The Fuss About? (ON)

Oilers Star Connor McDavid Finalist For Hart Trophy (ES)

Lowetide: Oilers’ Reasonable Expectations Eat Dust During Connor McDavid’s Dream Season (TA)