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Hot Links: Tuesday, August 20

Our T25 U25 continued yesterday with ol’ Billy Lagesson at #18. #17 releases later this afternoon PLUS everything else #Oilers that might be of interest. And a good Tuesday to you.

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William Lagesson fell one spot to #18 in this year’s T25 U25.
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Good morning!

We’re into the August 20’s now folks, September is less than a Fortnite tournament away and the renewed sense of optimism we’re all accustomed to losing by mid-November is almost upon us.

Yesterday, we checked in on William Lagesson, our #18 ranked player in this year’s Top 25 Under 25. Come back around this afternoon to see who took his spot and bumped him down one this year!

The Oilers made a minor move yesterday, signing G Shane Starrett’s brother Beau — somehow, a third-round pick a few years back despite a dearth of offense at the lower levels — to an AHL contract.

The official team website checked in with Tyler Benson as part of their Roster Reboot series, which might be worth taking a peek at given the context heading into camp.

Gregor sat down with James Neal about the upcoming season.

The Hockey News’ People of Power and Influence series continued with #4 - Connor McDavid.

...and while looking for the equivalent article about Leon Draisaitl, I stumbled across a piece in their expansion series that might be worth looking at.

From Us

T25 U25: #18 - William Lagesson (Copper and Blue)

Yesterday. (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Lowetide talks Bakersfield. (Lowetide)

Condors sign Beau Starrett to AHL contract. (

ROSTER REBOOT: Tyler Benson (

Gregor interview with James Neal. (Oilersnation)

THN PoPaI: #4 - Connor McDavid (The Hockey News)

THN EP: Projecting the Edmonton Oilers’ protection list for the 2021 expansion draft. (The Hockey News)

For Money

Ask Isaac: When fandom meets morality, and sports loyalty as a child (The Athletic)

DGB: Why the ten worst teams (according to the numbers) may actually be good. (The Athletic)