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Schiefele gets four games, Oilers fans deserve the Oilers, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

Apologies for the delay this morning, this whole ‘it’s light out ‘til 11PM’ thing is really throwing a spanner in the works, as my granddad would say.

Yesterday, Jeff took a look at the notion that some Eastern Conference team might want themselves a slightly used Zack Kassian. I’m still not 100% on what a Lucic moment is, but I am darned sure I’d like to see the Back of Kassian as soon as possible.

Wish him the best, of course. Just, somewhere else.

Mark Scheifele ended up receiving a four-game suspension for the attempted murder of Jake Evans, which is about four more games than anyone expected and, for me, about 26 games too little. Friedman wonders if Scheifele (and Nazem Kadri) are paying for Tom Wilson’s inexplicable lack of a suspension after his antics in New York, New York.

The Edmonton Sun ran a survey to take the temperature of the (responding) fans, and found Dave Tippett and Ken Holland both are sitting at ~88%+ approval rate among those that cared to answer. I want off this ride, immediately.

Have yourselves a good weekend, we’ll see you on the flippy flop.

Oh, one more thing, for a laugh: any idea who the top two picks are going to be this summer? Steve Yzerman isn’t so sure just yet:


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!

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