Oilers forced to move practice due to Snoop Dog concert at Rodgers Place

Graham Montgomery
June 21, 2024  (0:45)

Famous rapper Snoop Dog wearing an Oilers jersey
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The Edmonton Oilers were forced to move their practice this morning due to Rodgers Place being set up for a Snoop Dog concert tonight.

The team is preparing for game six of the Stanley Cup finals after they beat the Panthers in Florida during game four. They have already had a historic series after going down 3-0, becoming just one of a couple of teams to even force a game six. Should they force a game seven, they could find themselves lifting the Stanley Cup in the most unlikely way possible. However, their routine was thrown off a bit this morning as they could not skate on the regular ice at Rodgers Place die to Snoop Dog's concert.
Oilers on the ice in their practice rink inside Rogers Place because the arena is hosting a Snoop Dogg concert tonight.

One potential piece to the Oilers success in this series is Evander Kane. The 32-year-old last played in game two of the finals where he left early with an injury. So far he is a -4 and has 0 shots on goal in the series. However, the Oilers as a whole were routed in the first two games of the series, so that is not entirely unsurprising. He did return to practice this morning, but was skating with the healthy extras, so it is not clear if he is good to go for game six.
Evander Kane is on the ice but skating on a fifth line with Sam Gagner and Sam Carrick. Does not look like he's playing in Game 6 but who knows

Head coach Kris Knoblauch was understandably careful about what he said about Kane after practice. He clearly does not want to tip his hand to Paul Maurice and the Florida Panthers, which is standard procedure for NHL coaches. He would not confirm Kane's status ahead of the game.
knoblauch on evander kane status ahead of game six: «we've got some things to think about. i still haven't seen td to follow up on how good he feels. we have possibilities.»

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night as we could potentially witness a historic game between the Panthers and Oilers.
Source: Markerzone
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