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Buyout season comes soon. What’s on tap?

Montreal Canadiens v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

It’s Thursday morning and that means...it’s time for hotlinks.

Comin’ at ya.

  • The preseason begins in just 96 days. Yesterday, the NHL released preseason schedules for the upcoming season. The Oilers have a preseason game in Cologne, Germany before hopping off to Sweden for their season opener against the Devils. (Copper and Blue)
  • Cam Lewis floats a Milan Lucic for Dion Phaneuf deal over at Oilers Nation.
  • Lowetide explores the possibility of moving Milan Lucic and what an acceptable return looks like.
  • Tyler Dellow takes a look at why Milan Lucic had abysmal scoring numbers in 2017-18. (The Athletic)
  • Finally, Alex Thomas suggests that the Oilers take a stab in the free agent market and pick up Brandon Pirri.

A big couple of days are coming up. Tomorrow is the beginning of buyout season, and the NHL draft is just eight days away from today. Free Agency is less than two weeks after that.