Long lay-off, good or bad.

No. Jones did a great job preparing his team, keeping them game ready and prepared in particular for how to play the Stamps and Calgary suffered from some injuries that didn't help their cause. However, I'll go with the team that played last week against the team hasn't played in 3 weeks every time when all else is equal.

Edmonton did their job and did it well, but that doesn't prove the extra week is a bonus. 1 week of is good, more than 1 is more often than not going to be bad.