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Weekly rumors, being reasonable, expectations, the potential for more roster moves, and a deep playoff run?! And MORE!

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Morning, folks.

Let’s keep it light this morning. Remember Ales Hemsky, arguably the toughest Edmonton Oiler of all-time?!

Turns out he was quite the analytical darling, too:

Miss you forever, Ales. Sidebar: how much does it burn your ass to see his picture in a Dallas Stars sweater?! My goodness.

How about Lubomir Visnovsky? One of the best defenders to grace the Oilers jersey in the modern era, he also kicked analytical ass:

He was an 87th percentile WAR player at THIRTY-GODDAMN-EIGHT years old. Contrast that to our newest 38-year-old D:

Harumph.


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