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Hot Links: Tuesday, October 6

Connor McDavid news, the 2020 NHL Draft, Draisaitl’s ambition, notes from Ken Holland’s media avail, Oscar Klefbom update, more 3C candidates, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

Obviously, the big news from last night around these parts involves Oilers captain Connor McDavid:

Not much else to say about it other than I hope he gets better ASAP, and that he’s not one of the people who develop any sort of long-term consequences from COVID-19 infection.

Otherwise, it’s Draft Day! The NHL’s 2020 Entry Draft begins this evening, with the first few minutes of bloviating (before the New York Rangers take Alexis Lafreniere at 1) set to begin at 5PM MST.

Ken Holland sat down with the media yesterday to talk all things all things, and suggested that, while there are a few scenarios they’re preparing for, he expects Edmonton to pick — probably a forward — at 14. Stay tuned.

Oilers Reveal Connor McDavid Has Covid-19 (Copper and Blue)

Last Week in Hockey: October 5 (Copper and Blue)

Notes On Ken Holland’s Media Availability (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Monday, October 5 (Copper and Blue)

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Start Time, TV Schedule, Draft Order, And How To Watch (Oilersnation)

Here Comes The Sun 2020 (Draft Edition) (Lowetide)

Fourteenth Overall Picks From The Past Five NHL Drafts (Oilersnation)

Player’s Own Voice Podcast: Leon Draisaitl Would Trade MVP For Stanley Cup (CBC)

Oilers Star McDavid Tests Positive For COVID-19 (ESPN)

Oscar Klefbom Dealing With Arthritis (Oilersnation)

Oilers Diving Into Free Agency To Fill Klefbom Hole (Sun)

Holland Confident He Can Make The Money Work For Oilers (Sun)

Oilers’ Holland Discusses Trade Market, Draft, Puljujarvi’s Future (Sportsnet)

Has NHL Drafting Improved? (Oilersnation)

Ken Holland Breaks Down The Week Ahead For The Edmonton Oilers (Oilersnation)

Edmonton Oilers 3rd Line Center Search #10 Cody Eakin (Because Oilers)

2020 NHL DRAFT RANKINGS (Blue Bullet Report)

2020 NHL UFA Top 30: Mike Hoffman And Jacob Markstrom (Oilersnation)

Oscar Klefbom Receiving Treatment, Surgery Seems “Likely” (Oilers Rig)

Lowetide: Oilers Draft Preview — What To Expect From Round 1 (Athletic)

Oilers Could Benefit Both Now And In The Future By Adding A Right-Shot Defender (Athletic)