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#T25U25 continues with #Oilers 2020 Draft Pick Dylan Holloway at 9. PLUS: Challenging times for Bettman, a possible 56-game schedule, Carter Savoie’s first NCAA goal, the Canadian Division, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

It’s Friday, so you know what that means: time for me to move aside and let you talk amongst yourselves.

Maybe the first truly controversial entry into the Top 25 dropped yesterday, with many surprised over how low a guy like Dylan Holloway ended up. That he seems likely to end up behind Raphael Lavoie was a surprise to some, too.

Remember, most of us formed our opinions of these players (for good or bad) before Holloway’s season kicked off and we really got an opportunity to view him. You can talk all you want about work ethic and build or whatever, but there’s a case to be made that Lavoie has done more than Holloway to date, and that his potential ceiling is about as high — even if it is perhaps more of a boom/bust situation.

Oh, and there’s also this:

Exciting? Perhaps. But then there was this:

To quote the great Happy Gilmore: Green Jacket, Gold Jacket, who gives a shit?!

Anyway, have a great weekend, folks. Stay safe.


The Copper and Blue Top 25 Under 25: #9 Dylan Holloway (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Thursday, December 3 (Copper and Blue)

The Copper And Blue 2020 Top 25 Under 25: #10 Dmitri Samorukov (Copper and Blue)


How Tough Can It Be? (Lowetide)

ON’s Top Prospects Countdown – No. 9: Ryan McLeod (Oilersnation)

Friedman: This Has Been The Most Challenging Time Of Bettman’s Career (Sportsnet)

Who Says Edmonton Oilers Can’t Finish First In The Canadian Division? (Besides All Those Pesky Experts, That Is) (Journal)

Edmonton Oilers Prospect Carter Savoie Scores First NCAA Goal (Oilersnation)

On Second Thought (Oilersnation)

Will Draisaitl Avoid The Hart Trophy Set Back? (Oilersnation)


Hockey Canada faces uncertainty as registration numbers plummet (Athletic)