Kahun back with McDavid: When it comes to the forward line blender, Tippett slices and dices with the best of them

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This in from the Edmonton Oilers, new line combinations, with the DYNamite Line of Leon Draisaitl, Kailer Yamamoto and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins reunited, William Lagesson paired with Adam Larsson, and Domink Kahun on the same line as Connor McDavid and Jesse Puljujarvi.

This from Oilers play-by-play ace Jack Michaels:

Practice today (minus P. Russell & Kulikov)…

Kahun-McDavid-Puljujarvi

RNH-Draisaitl-Yamamoto

Ennis/Neal-McLeod-Chiasson

Shore-Khaira-Archibald

Nurse-Barrie

Lagesson-Larsson

Jones-Bear

Koekkoek-Bouchard

My take

1.  When it comes to blendering up the forward lines, Edmonton Oilers coach Dave Tippett is now slicing and dicing with the best of them. Of course, this is garbage time for the Oilers’ season where they’re unlikely to move up or down the line-up, where they’re playing out the string until the playoffs, striving to remain both healthy but also sharp and competitive at the same time. They’re playing what amounts to Exhibition Games-plus. It’s a good time to experiment with forward lines and Tippett is taking advantage of that fact, changing up the lines every few games.

More to come…