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Realistic solutions, T25 U25 Fan Vote, McDavid, Puljujarvi, Bounce-Back Candidates for 2019-20, and MORE! Happy (Civic) Holiday!

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Good morning!

It’s a Civic Holiday in Alberta so these will be both brief, and a few minutes late, as yours truly is basically allergic to alarms on Holidays.

Not much to report over the weekend other than another curious quote from the Jesse Puljujarvi camp that threatens to turn even his most ardent supporters into curious observers. More on that later. But not much more. Because of the promised brevity.

The fan vote for our Top 25 Under 25 is still available, but will be shutting down later this week as we prepare to release our Honorable Mentions (30-25). Get your ranks in. Also, because of the freeness of the survey software, it’s not mobile-friendly (I know, in 2019). Apologies and thanks for your dedication in spite of such arduous circumstances.

Happy Holiday!

From Us

Realistic solutions. An internal look for The Answer. (Copper and Blue)

Friday. (Copper and Blue)

Interested in ordering children from 1-25?! GO SUBMIT YOUR VOTE (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Lowetide comparing rookie forward deployment between Craig MacTavish and Dave Tippett. With a bit of Jesse Puljujarvi as a garnish. (Lowetide)

Lowetide talking Farm, and how teams need meaningful players to ingress from below often to be successful. (Lowetide)

Lowetide’s Friday offering, talking Connor McDavid and more. (Lowetide)

Puljujarvi doubles down. (Oilersnation)

Puljujarvi says he’ll wait a in Finland for a fresh start. (Oilersnation)

More on Puljujarvi. (The Oilers Rig)

For Money

Bounce-back candidates for the 2019-20 season. James Neal makes an appearance at #4. (The Athletic)

Ken Holland’s options over the next few months. (The Athletic)