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#Oilers main camp begins. PLUS: Ken Holland, Duncan Keith, Josh Archibald, etc.

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Hey, folks.

Not much to say this morning. It’s still absolutely ridiculous that Duncan Keith’s missing the first week of camp. It still reflects poorly on his leadership. Josh Archibald is almost certainly the Oiler who isn’t vaccinated, and Mike Smith apparently had to be convinced. Don’t forget, news broke yesterday that Alex Stalock is likely done for the season due to a heart condition borne from his bout with COVID-19.

It is, truly, getting harder and harder to cheer for this team. There are so many people on it or involved with it that I simply have no rooting interest in. Others I viscerally dislike. To quote the luminary Jamie Tartt, I wouldn’t piss in Archibald’s ear if his brain was on fire.

It’s going to be a tricky season. Godspeed to all of us.

Oh, and to make matters worse? Ethan Bear’s starting ‘Canes camp beside Jaccob Slavin.


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