Massive changes with Edmonton Oilers going for speed over grit in Game 3 line-up

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There is massive changes in the Edmonton Oilers’ line-up, with coach Dave Tippett going for speed over grit in a must-win game.

Out are slower vets Alex Chiasson, Dominik Kahun and James Neal. In are speedy forwards Gaetan Haas, Tyler Ennis and Devin Shore.

Also of note is that Tyson Barrie, who has struggled immensely on defence, has been bumped down to the third pairing, while Ryan McLeod and Zack Kassian have been promoted to second line centre.

As Bob Stauffer of the Oilers reports:

Oilers morning skate:
from an “eye-in-the-sky”

Draisaitl-McDavid-Puljujarvi
RNH-McLeod-Kassian
Shore-Khaira-Archibald
Ennis-Haas-Yamamoto

Nurse-Bear
Kulikov-Larsson
Koekkoek-Barrie

Smith 

More to come

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