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At Random: Trade Deadline

“Patty is not traded.” Edmonton Oilers’ coach Todd McLellan felt compelled this morning to clarify for the nosy and curious that winger Patrick Maroon had not been traded on the occasion of him sitting out for a second straight morning skate with an undisclosed injury. McLellan did not include the word “yet.”

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GDB 60.0: Final Goodbye? (7pm MST, SNW)

Mark Letestu and his wife Brett will be bringing their three children to tonight’s game. Their oldest is six, and usually they don’t come to weeknight home games, but tonight is different. It most likely will be Letestu’s last game in Edmonton as a member of the Oilers and his family wants to share that…

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Trade Deadline: The Rest

Patrick Maroon and Mark Letestu are Edmonton’s two big rentals. After that, there’s not a lot of talk around the rest. Michael Cammalleri, Yohann Auvitu, and Mark Fayne are all unrestricted free agents. Maybe there’s not much interest in those players, but Edmonton should explore moving them for any sort of pick or prospect.

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Taylor Hall is just going through the stages of a breakup

Every few months it feels like someone pokes the bear that known as Taylor Hall. They ask him something about his days in Edmonton and of course, he responds with a comment that lights up like a golf club held up in the sky during an electrical storm. I usually don’t pay much attention to it. Taylor…