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Oil Spills - Friday Links - Game 7, Sabres Hire Bylsma, and McDavid Compares Himself to Who?

Friday morning links to all the Oilers and NHL news you can handle. There will be a Game 7 tonight, the Sabres finally find their new coach, and McDavid compares himself to who?

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About the Draft and Potential Future Oilers

Combine List Important Tell - Lowetide - OilersNation
The Edmonton Oilers had an unusual draft in 2014, but things should be back to normal this coming season. The club chose four or more players who attended the NHL combine from 2010 through 2013, but only one in 2014. With so many picks this season, Oilers fans would do well to scan the names of this year's combine invite list.

The 2015-16 roster for the Edmonton Oilers’ AHL affiliate is coming together - Jonathan Willis - Cult of Hockey
The Oilers still have several decisions to make on players who might potentially find their way to Bakersfield next fall, but we’re at the point where we have a decent grasp of the shape of the team’s roster.

Connor McDavid compares himself to Claude Giroux -- not Sidney Crosby - Broad Street Hockey
I think he's dreamy either way.

Final WHL Rankings - 2015 NHL Draft - Dub From Above
If you're looking for detailed player evaluations heading into the draft, this is a great place to start.

Around the NHL

2015 NHL Playoffs: There's nothing before it or after, there's only Game 7 - Raw Charge
Don't put things under the microscope, the only thing that's left - for the moment - is the next game. It's also the only thing relevant in the narratives thrown out there leading in to the game.

Rangers vs Lightning: One Game Series - Blueshirt Banter
The chance to compete in a best of seven series for the Stanley Cup is just one victory away for the Rangers. Let's hope they play this game the way we all know they can play it.

Sabres hire Dan Bylsma as their next head coach - Die By The Blade
The Sabres coaching search has come to an end, as former Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was announced as the team's new bench boss.

Penguins GM Rutherford 'wouldn't make' Despres trade today - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
From the no kidding file: "If I had a chance to make that trade today, as we speak, I wouldn't make it."

NHL announces 2015 Stanley Cup Final schedule - Second City Hockey
Dates and starting times for the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, which begins Wednesday, June 3. Plan accordingly.