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Only 69 more days until the season opener

Edmonton Oilers v Ottawa Senators Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images

Good morning, I hope you are well.

It’s Thursday, and there are 69 more days until the first regular season game.

Let’s get at it.

C&B

Forecasting Connor McDavid’s 2021-22: After a once-in-a-lifetime season last year where he put up 105 points in 56 games, how many points will McDavid score in 2021-22? He’s going to score a lot of points. How many points? Quite a few. More.

ELSEWHERE

Houses In Motion (Lowetide) - The minor league club needs to help provide for the Oilers in 2021 and beyond. The Oilers needs to let that happen.

NHL Offseason By The Numbers: Which teams have improved the most and the least? (Dom Luszczszyn / The Athletic) - Oiler fans have good reason to be excited about the moves among the forwards.

Bargain Bin Shopping (Oilers Nation / Cam Lewis) - Bring me an inexpensive difference maker on this club’s blueline. One who sings!

Darnell Nurse is UFA at the end of the 2021-22 NHL season. He’s about to get paid. An eight year deal would take him to the end of the 2029-30 season. Buckle in.