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T25 U25 from the weekend, another episode of @sunilagni’s podcast feat. our editor, @NewWaveOil, Puljujarvi sets a deadline, and MORE! Happy Monday.

Dallas Stars v Edmonton Oilers

Good morning, folks!

The biggest news I stumbled across over the weekend — apart from Andrew Luck’s ‘shock’ retirement — was that Connor McDavid has apparently been skating for a few weeks; that he’s on schedule to return ‘on-time’, and that he’s about to attend the BioSteel camp this week.

That’s all exciting news, but here’s hoping there’s some video of him looking his usually speedy self to back that up soon.

The T25 U25 continued over the weekend with #14 Ryan McLeod on Friday, #13 Cooper Marody on Saturday, and #12 Ethan Bear releasing yesterday. Circle back if you haven’t had a chance to check those out!

Training camp is really starting to creep up on us, so it would make sense to start talking possible PTO options in the lead up to it.

Sunil welcomed our very own Jeff to be the second guest on his brand-new podcast!

Let’s leave it there for now, it’s Monday, after all.

From Us

T25 U25: #12 - Ethan Bear (Copper and Blue)

Sunil’s podcast! (Copper and Blue via TheSuperFan)

T25 U25: #13 - Cooper Marody (Copper and Blue)

T25 U25: #14 - Ryan McLeod (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Shine: How many prospects graduate year over year? (Lowetide)

The Chain: Looking in-depth at Bakersfield’s roster. (Lowetide)

The Season to Come: Projecting games played for the Oilers. (Lowetide)

Colby Cave underrated?! (Oilersnation)

Can Patrick Marleau help the Oilers? (Oilersnation)

Irreconcilable differences: Brownlee talks Puljujarvi. (Oilersnation)

A realist’s guide to the Oilers’ F depth. (Edmonton Journal)

For Money

Jay Woodcroft joins Claude Julien and Todd Nelson as key coaches in Oilers prospect development. (The Athletic)

Is Riley Sheahan an ideal fit for the Oilers at 3C? (The Athletic)

The Oilers have AT LEAST a top-9 farm system, according to Corey Pronman. (The Athletic)