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Oil On Whyte's Weekend Link Extravaganza


Tuesday was the last day we saw the Oilers in action.

I know it’s felt like a thousand hours, but it’s only been somewhere around 80.

So, in preparation for tonight’s main course featuring the Oilers and the Avalanche, here are some fine digital appetizers to tide you over until tonight’s goal bonanza.

Edmonton Journal / Jonathan Willis : Ryan Smyth Still Has A Lot To Offer The Edmonton Oilers  - Smyth getting the scratch isn’t the end of the world.  He’s still got a lot left in the tank, and Jonathan Willis explains how.

Robin Brownlee / Oilers Nation : Lower Expectations?  Not Again – Brownlee is right on the money.  It’s time for higher expectations, not lower.  It’s not in this team’s best interest to advance the narrative that this team is still growing and that losing is still OK.  Ain’t nobody got time for that.  It’s time to win, and it’s time to win now.  Right now.

Rob Soria / Oil Drop : Oilers History – The Jason Smith Years - One Gator to rule them all.

Oil Acumen : Confidence Waining – Are the low shot totals something to be concerned about?  Just shoot more.  Right?

MC79 : Is there any thought about moving Ben Eager up to the top six? – “A hockey team is not a spaceship in a video game where you can damage the whole by inflicting minor damage on some part of it”.

EXTRA

And something to pass along – Dougie Hamilton of the Bruins had two points in a 4-2 loss in Buffalo last night.  I’m impressed with this goal on which Hamilton had an assist.  Hamilton shoots the puck wide off the glass and it bounces in front of the Sabres’ net, creating a great chance for Rich Peverley, and Peverley buries it home.

That’s pretty sharp for a guy with just twelve career games.

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