Hope everyone had a good weekend.
First thing’s first: my apologies to anyone who had a bit of concern about our wellbeing when our Top 25 Under 25 series went dark on Saturday. You can fully blame that on yours truly, who hasn’t known, with any certainty, what day it actually is for going on 9 months now.
Luckily, another brutal Fantasy Football Sunday brought me back to reality some, and I was able to get off the mat and cobble something together about our favorite Finn not named Jari Kurri (OK, your mileage may vary on that). Business should resume as normal today with our next Top 25 profile dropping this morning.
In other news, we’ve got a lot of links this morning so I’ll let those drive the discussion for the most part, but here’s the latest from Pierre LeBrun about the NHL and its PA’s ongoing discussions:
NHL/NHLPA spoke both Saturday/Sunday. Still lots to do and a lot of moving pieces, sources say. Once both sides come together on a package for this season, the NHL has to bring it to the BOG for consideration and the NHLPA to its Executive Board. So, some ground to cover still.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 7, 2020
Wake me up when
September October November December ends.
It’s Been A Very Good Few Days For Oilers’ 2020 Draft Pick Carter Savoie (Copper and Blue)
The 2020 Copper And Blue Top 25 Under 25: #7 Jesse Puljujarvi (Copper and Blue)
2020 Copper & Blue Top 25 Under 25: #8 Raphael Lavoie (Copper and Blue)
Canadian Railroad Trilogy (Lowetide)
Monday Mailbag – Who Steps Up On The Oilers’ Penalty Kill? (Oilersnation)
NHL Trade Tree: Why Oilers Trading Jeff Petry To Canadiens Wasn’t That Bad (Sportsnet)
Counterpoint: It was.
OilersNation Top 25 Of 2020: #20 — One Deal The Edmonton Oilers Could Make By The Deadline (Oilersnation)
Making It Work (Lowetide)
Who Could Take A Step Forward? (Oilersnation)
OilersNation Top 25 Of 2020: #21 — Edmonton Oilers Trade Bait (Oilersnation)
LEFT-WING CLOCK (Lowetide)
ON’s Top Prospects Countdown – No. 8: Tyler Benson (Oilersnation)
Is Goalie Tandem Of Koskinen & Smith Enough For Oilers In 2021? (Sportsnet)
NHL And NHLPA Need A Dose Of Reality (Oilersnation)
Lowetide: Oilers Prospects Off To Impressive Starts Worldwide (Athletic)
Lowetide: Which Late-Value Or Tryout Players Should The Oilers Invite To Camp? (Athletic)