OILERS NOTES: Koskinen for Korpisalo is just shuffling deck chairs

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If Koskinen, back in Finland, is a social media habitué, he probably knows where he stands with the fan base here. They would rather have anybody than the just turned 33-year-old, who has one year left on his contract

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Jim Matheson  •  Edmonton Journal

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Jul 31, 2021  •  26 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  Join the conversation

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) stops a shot from the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome on Feb. 6, 2021. Photo by Candice Ward /USA TODAY Sports Article content

Mikko Koskinen is a nice human being and an average NHL goalie who woke up one day to find out Peter Chiarelli wanted to bequeath $4.5 million a year to him to stop pucks, feeling Koskinen had starter potential and was better than Cam Talbot.

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We know how that’s worked out.

If Koskinen, back in Finland, is a social media habitué, he probably knows where he stands with the fan base here. They would rather have anybody than the just turned 33-year-old, who has one year left on his contract.

His penchant for giving up early goals in games and being shaky after that for several minutes rather than shaking it off like Mike Smith is a concern. He also…

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