Most of the free agency heavy lifting is now behind us, and that means this week’s episode of Better Lait Than Never is all about what the Oilers need to get done before the season starts and a whole lot of nonsense.
To kick off this week’s podcast, I jumped in with a confession about poor adulting on my part, and specifically how I’m still so bad at doing many common household chores despite pushing 40 years old. Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, I’m not so sure that I’m bad at some of these things so much as I just hate doing them, which means I probably put in less effort than I should. Thankfully, a lot of you fine folks seem to be in the same situation as I got flooded with responses when I asked about everyone’s most hated chores. Getting to the Oilers, I looked at the Jesse Puljujarvi extension that saw him re-sign with the team on a one-year, $3 million contract. As much as it was exciting for me to see Jesse’s name on a new deal, the question I have now is whether or not he’ll actually be here when the season rolls around. Dare to dream? From there, I spent even more time harping on the Oilers’ defensive situation as I still don’t think this group will be good enough to truly be considered a Stanley Cup contender. But can this problem be fixed ahead of the season? That’s the big question. Lastly, I wrapped up the episode with another round of voicemails to get your take on what’s been going on over the last few days in your life.
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