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Hot Links: Monday, September 23

#Oilers take a trip to BC for a few practices before resuming their preseason schedule tomorrow. Plus, a full weekend’s worth news and notes to catch up on!

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NHL: SEP 17 Preseason - Oilers at Canucks
Tomas Jurco has impressed so far in camp.
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Morning, folks!

A bit behind the pace this morning but, Mondays, am I right?

The Oilers beat the snot out of the Flames on Friday night, which, even for preseason, was nice. Leon Draisaitl was making his preseason debut and looked up to speed already, showing his quality on a number of occasions and factoring into the final score.

Ethan Bear has survived camp longer than some of his peers who some may have had closer to being NHL ready coming into camp.

Mike Smith and Kris Russell join the group after being sick and having a concussion, respectively.

Sunil’s published another episode of his Super Fan podcast, with episode 5 dropping over the weekend.

Might Matt Benning be a trade chip for Ken Holland?

All that and more to catch up on! So get to reading and we’ll see you tomorrow.

From Us

Edmonton Oilers Training Camp: Halfway Home (Copper and Blue)

The SuperFan Podcast – Episode 5 – WheatNOil (Copper and Blue)

Here We Go Again - Edmonton Oil Kings Preview (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Riesen To Believe Vol. 3 (Lowetide)

Mike Smith Moves From Sick Bay To Edmonton Oilers Crease (Sun)

Kris Russell Cleared To Take Part In Edmonton Oilers Training Camp (Sun)

Refocused Bear Challenging For Spot On Edmonton Oilers Blue Line (Sun)

How Much Stock Should We Put Into The Preseason? (Oilersnation)

With Newfound Focus, Ethan Bear’s Hunting For Spot On Oilers Blue Line (Sportsnet)

About Mike Smith (Oilersnation)

The Roster, Patience, And What Lies Ahead (Oilersnation)

30 For 23 (Lowetide)

The Cutting Room Floor (Oilersnation)

Anton Burdasov Caught Eye Of Dave Tippett In First NHL Game (Sun)

Ball Of Confusion (Lowetide)

Nugent-Hopkins Propels Oilers Past Flames In Pre-Season (Sportsnet)

For Money

Matt Benning May Be Vulnerable To A Trade As Ken Holland Works To Tweak Oilers Roster (The Athletic)

Three Players Who Helped Their Oilers Hopes And Three Who Didn’t Do Enough In Edmonton’s Fourth Preseason Game (The Athletic)