Big day for the blog with the first player in the Top 5 of our Top 25 Under 25 (say that three times fast) drops later this morning (or afternoon, depending on your zone of time), and I’ve gotta say folks — this group has a few players in it.
Real ones know the five names to come, of course, but there is still a debate over who should land where. Calls in the comments yesterday were heard, and I will put together a fan version of this exercise to run after we roll our list out, so stay tuned and make sure you get your rankings in if you’ve got the inclination. It will likely run for the bulk of next week. Something I personally will never do.
We did this last year pre-list, but we didn’t get a ton of responses — perhaps because, believe it or not, it’s not that easy to do even a fraction-assed job ranking guys you’ve seen maybe 20 shifts of in your entire life. Hopefully our list’s existence spurs a few more respondents this time round. After all, we’re at least nipple-deep into this pandemic now, what else are you gonna do?
Big news (I think?) from last night:
Both sides targeting Jan. 13 start to season in order to get 56-game sked but even with financials no longer an issue as @DarrenDreger first reported, still some work to be done on protocols, schedule, critical date, etc, plus subject to NHL BOG and NHLPA executive board approval https://t.co/ESSjY94Slt— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 8, 2020
So they’re not talking toonies anymore, but they are still talking turkey. Seems positive, no?
The Copper And Blue 2020 Top 25 Under 25: #6 Caleb Jones (Copper and Blue)
Hot Links: Monday, December 7 (Copper and Blue)
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)
I’ll See You On The Dark Side Of The Moon (Lowetide)
ON’s Top Prospects Countdown – No. 7: William Lagesson (Oilersnation)
OilersNation Top 25 Of 2020: #19 — A Deal With The Devil? (Oilersnation)
MacKinnon, Josi Early Favourites On NHL Awards Odds (Sportsnet)
Mint Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card May Fetch $1-Million Dollar Bid, Set Record (Oilersnation)
Monday Musings: Does Birth Month Impact NHL Potential? (Oilersnation)
Wayne Gretzky Signed, Game-Worn Rookie Jersey Sells For $478,800 At Auction (B/R)
Oilers Prospect Update: Carter Before The Horse (Oilersnation)
LeBrun: Financial hurdles cleared, NHL aims for January 13 start (Athletic)
Seattle Kraken Expansion Mock Draft 5.0: Who Could The Oilers Lose? (Athletic)