G A M E D A Y
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 7, 2021
Maybe it’s because everything was so haphazard (but ultimately well executed) over the last couple of years, and it seemed like we were moving on a break-neck speed towards some sort of precipice at all times, but this mostly normal preseason seems interminable. We haven’t had real hockey in October in two years, and I think I’m just eager to get back to normal, as we all probably are. The Oiler’s qualifier-laden countdown to what will surely be another disappointing season captures the mood well. We all just want the season to be here, but getting there is arduous.