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Top 25 Under 25 continues this afternoon with #1, #Oilers sign Riley Sheahan, Rookie Camp testing and physicals done, and these rumors of dressing room discord surrounding Lucic and Puljujarvi just won’t die.

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Morning folks!

Let’s go over the high-level stuff and get you on your way. It is Friday, after all.

Oilersnation took a look at James Neal’s most disappointing professional season to date. Lowetide asks how the Oilers can close the chasm in goal differential. The major rags profiled some of the rookie camp attendees, Ken Holland signed C Riley Sheahan, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins spoke to the media yesterday.

Our Top 25 Under 25 continued with our resident doctor, with Leon Draisaitl taking the the second spot. I wonder who might be in front of last year’s 105 point, 50 goal scoring machine? Tune in this afternoon.

There have been some rumors swirling the last couple of days about Milan Lucic’s behavior and what it might have meant for Jesse Puljujarvi. Speculatory at the moment, but it really feels like there was some genuine dressing room discord last summer. Keep your eyes and ears open as it might be broken wide open here in the next couple of days.

Speaking of Puljujarvi, he scored a beauty yesterday for his second goal (and fourth point) in 3 games.

Rookie Camp continues over the weekend as the Oilers and Flames rookies are set to do battle tomorrow in Red Deer. HOCKEY!

Have a great weekend!

From Us

Problem Solving (Copper and Blue)

Top 25 Under 25: #2 - Leon Draisaitl (Copper and Blue)

Oilers sign C Riley Sheahan (Copper and Blue)

Yesterday (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

James Neal: 2018-19 Season In Review (Oilersnation)

Desharnais Has His Degree But He’s A Freshman Pro (The Sun - I KNOW)

Rookie Camp preview: Edmonton Oilers’ top prospects Bouchard, Benson lead streamlined group (The Journal - I KNOW)

No Rush On Yamamoto As He Tries Again To Stick With Oilers (The Sun)

Oilers Entering Season With Two Goalies At Opposite Ends Of Spectrum (Sportsnet)

Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Finding Balance, Comfort In Two-Way Game (Sportsnet)

Second Time Around (Oilersnation)

Flames’ Treliving Sees Controversy Over Lucic Comments As ‘Totally Ridiculous’ (Sportsnet)

Nugent-Hopkins On Puljujarvi: ‘It’s Too Bad To See It Going Down This Path’ (Sportsnet)

For Money

Lowetide: How Can The Oilers’ Bottom Six Close The Gap In Goal Differential? (The Athletic)

Riley Sheahan Is A Prudent Signing By The Oilers In More Ways Than One (The Athletic)

Did Milan Lucic Take A Shot At Connor McDavid’s Leadership? (The Athletic)