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TOP 25 PROPER STARTS LATER TODAY! Also, all of the articles you might have missed from around the ‘Sphere this weekend!

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Leon Draisaitl in Cologne
“Did you know the Top 25 started today? For real?”
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Good morning!

Hope everybody had a good weekend.

Our Top 25 Under 25 for real for real starts this afternoon, with our profile of our 25th ranked player under the age of 25. Check back here just after 1pm to catch up on a player we all deemed just good enough to crack the list!


The Oilers did nothing. Nothing new to report. Whatsoever. It’s up to the people to generate the stories the Oilers aren’t right now (thank the Gords for Lowetide, seriously), so let’s see what we’ve got:

From Us

T25 U25 ‘Near Misses’ (Copper and Blue)

Friday. (Copper and Blue)

T25 U25 ‘Fan Vote’ Results (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

On a good plan coming together. (Lowetide)

On Jay Woodcroft and Bakersfield. (Lowetide)

On the draft and college. (Lowetide)

Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers. (The Hockey Writers)

The Oilers’ new third jersey may have leaked over the weekend. (Oilersnation)

The NHL Network profiled the Oilers as part of their 31 in 31 series. (via

For Money

Projecting the Oilers’ 2019 opening night lineup. (The Athletic)

Looking back at the 2016 draft. (The Athletic)