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2020 SBN Mock Draft, prospect profiles, Oilers have options at 14OV, re-signing Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, comparing Edmonton with the league’s best teams, more UFA targets, Broberg, Wright, Ken Holland speaks, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

It’ll a super busy morning for you fine readers in terms of just how much volume you’ll need to wade through to get yourselves caught up.

It wasn’t like anything notable happened — yet — but we’re a couple sleeps out from the 2020 NHL Draft and something notable just might here in the next little while:

Well, hello there!

Obviously the Oilers would be foolish to be out on Taylor Hall, but should they spring for the exclusive negotiation window?

Probably not, right? If they know he’s going to sign on Day 1 anyway, there’s no sense in paying for the opportunity to sign him on Day -1.

Though, there probably are deals that I could get on board with:

Or perhaps Edmonton could interest you in one James Neal, whose goal scoring (and absolutely nothing else at this stage of their careers) is comparable to Hall’s over the last two years? Or the aforementioned Russell, whose contract might actually be attractive to a team like ARI this off-season?

NHL Mock Draft 2020: Edmonton Oilers Select Jake Sanderson With 14th Pick (Copper and Blue)

2020 Draft Preview: Kaiden Guhle (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Friday, October 2 (Copper and Blue)

Draft Post No. 10: Moonlight Mile (Lowetide)

Oilers Have Options With The 14th Overall Pick (THW)

Monday Mailbag – What To Expect At The NHL Draft (Oilersnation)

Edmonton Oilers To Weigh Multiple Options In First Round Of NHL Entry Draft (Sun)

The Case For Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — Reliability, Versatility, Continuity (Journal)

Measuring Up (Super Fan)

2020 NHL UFA Top 30: Anton Khudobin And Tyler Toffoli (Oilersnation)

2020 NHL UFA Top 30: Erik Haula And Evgenii Dadonov (Oilersnation)

Holland Talks NHL Draft And Free Agency (Oilersnation)

Oilers May Need Help On Defence Depending On Klefbom’s Situation (Sportsnet)

Draft Post No. 9: Chasing Shadows, Moonlight Mystery (Lowetide)

Off-Season Roundtable (Super Fan)

OILERS NOTEBOOK: Joakim Nygard Has Surgery On His Hand In Sweden (Sun)

Edmonton Oilers Pending UFA Tyler Ennis Gets Green Light To Start Skating (Oilersnation)

2020 NHL UFA Top 30: Kevin Shattenkirk And Tyson Barrie (Oilersnation)

Weekly Rumours 2.0: Trade Winds Are Blowing (Oilersnation)

Draft Week Post No. 8: Tumbling Dice (Lowetide)

2020 NHL UFA Top 30: Mikael Granlund And Braden Holtby (Oilersnation)

Better For Oilers To Go Free-Agent Route And Try To Get Markstrom Or Holtby (Sun)

With Window Of McDavid And Draisaitl, Drafting NHL Ready Players In Back Of Mind (Sportsnet)

With The No. 14 Pick, The Oilers Select… Dylan Holloway? (Oilersnation)

The Oilers Should Try To Pry Mikhail Sergachev Out Of Tampa Bay (Oilersnation)

Edmonton Oilers Loan Adam Cracknell To Denmark’s Metal Ligaen (Oilersnation)

The Money… (Oilersnation)

Flat Cap Will Impact Salaries… Possibly For Four Years (Oilersnation)

Down Goes Brown: Remembering five of history’s weirdest draft classes (Athletic)

Lowetide: The Philip Broberg Spike And Oilers’ First Draft Under Tyler Wright (Athletic)

Lowetide: As Oilers Exit The System, The Situation Is Fluid (Athletic)