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Hot Links: Thursday, October 29

Looking at #Oilers rookie scoring over the years, a Jay Woodcroft deep dive, projecting Edmonton’s lines next season, more Joey Moss stories, AHL and OHL get start dates, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

The two stories that caught my eye yesterday involved both the AHL and OHL:

Encouraging. Sure, there is — as the AHL communications folks allude to — a lot of T’s to dot and I’s to cross before they can even make that start date happen, but that they’re eyeing a target date is encouraging. It also means that the overseas Oilers prospects will still have a few more months to bed in before they’re required to come back.

It’s also just generally good news that they can have more control over the usage and development of some of these guys.

Then, in Canadian major-junior news:

Interesting. Again, this is good news generally for the spot, especially for those young men who had an eye toward being drafted next season.

As a reminder, the NHL hasn’t announced anything formal yet RE: start date either:

So, we wait.

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