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Late Links: Friday, November 1

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Oilers back in action tomorrow morning as Sidney Crosby awaits. Talking Baksersfield, and is Leon Draisaitl the best player in the league so far this season? AND MORE!

Edmonton Oilers v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

Hi, everybody!

Slow news day with the Oilers out of action until tomorrow morning (11AM MST), so let’s hit the high notes and get you on your way on this post-candy-comatose Friday morning.

Lowetide ask what an ideal season for the Oilers AHL affiliates in Bakersfield would look like come April. He’s also a veteran of these parts, and has a handy guide for handling the roller coaster ride that is a season of Oilers hockey.

Tim and Sid wonder if the Oilers can continue to win by relying on Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and James Neal, while everyone else wonders if Leon Draisaitl is the best player in the league right now.

We’re one month into the NHL season and the Oilers are still tops in the Pacific Division.

A look back at the 2003/04 season.

With a date with Sidney Crosby on the horizon, the comparisons between he and Connor McDavid make their annual appearance, too.

An exploration of Jesse Puljujarvi’s potential trade return, now that Ken Holland has ventured overseas with a small team to scout a tournament he’s playing in.

Have a great Friday and we’ll see you bright and early for tomorrow’s matinee in Pittsburgh.

From Us

Hot Links: Thursday, October 31 (Copper and Blue)

Drai (Copper and Blue)

Oilers Break Skid With 4-1 Win In Columbus (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

It Don’t Come Easy (Lowetide)

Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl Looking Like An Early Candidate For NHL MVP Award (Sun)

Can Oilers Continue To Win Relying On McDavid, Draisaitl And Neal? (Sportsnet)

31 Takes For 31 Days (Oilersnation)

Oilers Already Facing Must-Win Games (THW)

Edmonton Oilers’ 2003-04 Season (THW)

Comparisons Between Crosby, McDavid Plenty As Rematch Looms (Sportsnet)

Leon: How Good? (Oilersnation)

What Is Jesse Puljujarvi’s Value If Oilers Decide To Trade Him? (Sportsnet)

Weekly Rumours – Is There A Forward For The Oilers To Acquire? (Oilersnation)

For Money

The 2019-20 Oilers Fan Guide To Emotions And Stressful Circumstances (The Athletic)

Willis: How Much Will The Oilers Have To Pay To Keep Pending Free Agent Zack Kassian? (The Athletic)