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Hot Links: Tuesday, July 2

Oilers make splash in free agency; fans wonder how team can make a splash diving head first into pavement.

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Good morning! Happy belated questionable national holiday weekend! Also UFA Day. I won’t say happy - because, well, are you? - but free agency is in full swing and the Oilers made themselves a handful of moves on the NHL’s Dumbest Day. As such, yesterday’s news will feature heavily in today’s links.

Other than that? I’ve gotta get ready for work. See y’all tomorrow.

From Us

The opening act - the Oilers bough out Andrej Sekera on Sunday to set the table. (Copper and Blue)

The July 1 Open Thread - Reactions in real-time to the news as it broke. (Copper and Blue)

Mike Friggin’ Smith. (Copper and Blue)

Markus Granlund. (Copper and Blue)

Alex Chiasson’s back. For too much money. (Copper and Blue)

Jujhar Khaira’s back too. I like this deal more. I still don’t love it. (Copper and Blue)

Tomas Jurco. (Copper and Blue)

Gaetan Haas. (Copper and Blue)

The Overview - One Post to Rule Them All: Wrapping up the first day of NHL Free Agency. (Copper and Blue)

More From Us:

An anniversary of some importance to the franchise. (Copper and Blue)

A TODO leading up to the start of Free Agency. (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere:

Ken Holland’s presser. ( - Don’t actually click this one, just watch it here:

What’s next for the Oilers? (Oilersnation)

Lowetide’s musings on silly season. (Lowetide)

For Money

The Oilers will most likely need to address the the scoring winger(s) they need via trade. (The Athletic)