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by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli sat down with Oilers TV's Tom Gazzola for a 1-on-1 chat. The GM touched on a number of topics, including the team's clinching of the playoffs Tuesday night.

"Our guys were fairly composed through this stretch, they knew what they had to do, they played some heavy, playoff-like games to clinch, including the one last night," said Chiarelli. "A good first step. I'm very happy, very happy last night and ready to turn the page today and start preparing."

For Chiarelli and the Oilers, the work does not slow down now that one box is checked off.

"There's a whole laundry list of playoff items that Todd (McLellan) and I are going to go over," said Chiarelli. "With his experience he's got a list. I've got a list from my experience, so we're going to go through that logistical stuff. There are some mental preparations and things we want to talk about, but obviously I'll leave the coaching to him."

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