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Hot Links: Wednesday, January 5

The Oilers head to the Big Smoke without their best player for what, hopefully, will be Bob Nicholson, Ken Holland, and Dave Tippett’s last game with the organization. (It won’t be).

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Morning, folks!

Well, it’s GAMEDAY, but before you get too excited:

Connor McDavid’s likely missing out tonight. That doesn’t bode well for “our heroes”.

Mikko Koskinen had this to say in response to Dave Tippett’s absolute cowardice at the post-game press conference:

Yeah. Things are bad in Edmonton. The Oilers have a long, long break coming up after this one so expect the team to be dissected and re-dissected over and over by a bunch of different sources — and a bunch of different conclusions as to what’s going on and what needs to happen. But the bottom line is this:

Fire everyone from Bob Nicholson down.

Keep yourselves tuned in for our GAMEDAY coverage throughout the day. It’ll be the last one for a little bit, so you’d better get your fix while you can.

(Oh, and by the way — Mikko Koskinen has been fine this season, saving two less goals than he was expected to. Not great, certainly not the problem. Be skeptical of every article you read — and you will read them — that lays this at his feet. Cowards, everywhere.)

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