Welcome, citizens, to yet another Thursday edition of Inside the Nation, our very own internet show where Dustin Nielson talks you through all things Edmonton Oilers. On today’s episode, Dusty looks at Mikko Koskinen getting his second start of the season, Caggiula’s promotion to the first line, and, of course, Jesse Puljujarvi being re-inserted into the lineup after spending the last four games in the press box.
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And finally, Nielson previews tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks, including what to expect from Mikko Koskinen and the revamped line combinations? Did McLellan make the right call by playing Koskinen for the second time in three games rather than going back to Cam Talbot? Will the special teams bounce back after a disappointing night against the Wild? Are the Oilers doing the right thing with the way they develop their players?
Check out today’s episode below:
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- Jesse Puljujarvi, hard love, and the Washington Capitals
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- Line Combinations, Bruins preview, and the Walterdale Bridge
- Mikko Koskinen, Winnipeg’s airport, and powerplay lines