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Oilers struggle with consistency, the #NationVacation, and more silly szn rumours

Ep. 354

It's Friday afternoon, and that means we've got a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio all set, edited, and ready to take you into the weekend. This week, we spoke about the Oilers' up-and-down run since the all-star break, previewed tomorrow's game against the Stars, and dove into more silly szn rumours that are circling our favourite hockey team.

Kicking off the podcast, we got started with a debate about the Oilers' bottom six and, specifically, whether any of those players should be replaced by a forward from the Bakersfield Condors. Given the fact that there are so many players not scoring right now, it's fair to wonder whether these most recent changes are going to give the team their best chance to win or not.

We then looked at last night's 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues and how that game was one of the worst this team has played since October. From their parade to the penalty box to their inability to limit mistakes, the Oilers struggled with the basics of their game, and the result was a total disaster. For a team that's supposed to be a Stanley Cup contender, games like last night's simply cannot happen.

Lastly, we wrapped up the Friday episode of ONR with another round of Kennedy's Quote Game before wrapping up the week with some best and worsts from the past seven days with another round of Hot and Cold Performers. 

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    58:08
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    58:02
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