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What We Learned: They're gonna put up with this much longer

Just in case you weren't 100000000000 percent convinced of this, let yesterday's big coaching change confirm your suspicions: The Edmonton Oilers will only ever win or lose because of Connor McDavid.

At least, that's the perception.

The guy running the team? He was McDavid's agent until a few months ago. The guy the Oilers just hired to be the coach after Jay Woodcroft got the boot? He was McDavid's coach in the OHL. The guy who's going to cost the Oilers almost $4 million in cap overages next season if he plays another second of NHL hockey this season, who by the way has zero goals, zero assists, and has been outscored 7-0 when he's on the ice? He was McDavid's OHL linemate.

It's not hard to see what's happening here. The Oilers organization is rightly terrified that McDavid will, when his c

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