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Lost Links: Friday, March 13

With the NHL season on hiatus for the foreseeable future, let’s talk about what we should talk about to fill the air and maintain a sense of community during this different — and difficult — time.

Edmonton Oilers v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Hey folks. Happy late morning.

I was gonna take the morning off because, well, the links will be dominated by COVID-19 news and I’m sure if you’re even a little bit online, you’re already inundated with that kind of content. Especially so if you happen to be tuning into the news on TV, too.

But, we’ve got a community here and feel it’s important to maintain some semblance of that right now, especially given the prognosis for most of us will be to stay at home as much as possible for the next few weeks.

So we’ve got some air to fill, and some time to kill. What would you like to discuss over the coming weeks? The NHL season as we know it is postponed — and, if I’m being honest, I think it will be fully canceled before it resumes in any capacity — but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things worth talking about pertaining to the Edmonton Oilers.

Some ideas off the top of my head include: what to do with Andreas Athanasiou next season? What might his next contract look like? Can we project what the Oilers protected list will look like for the coming expansion draft? Are the Edmonton Oilers going to pay their affected staff? If the NHL season does resume this year, might the regular season end as it is, with teams finishing where they are despite differences in games played? Or might teams be ordered in terms of points percentage to determine the ‘best’ 8 teams in either conference? How would a modified playoffs look? What to do about goaltending moving forward?

That’s just me. An idiot. One idiot’s ideas, and it’s a full paragraph’s worth that could balloon out into a few articles at least. So now it’s your turn. What else should we make time and space for on this website as we all log in every morning to check it and maintain even a semblance of normalcy in our about-to-be abnormal lives? Let us know in the comments.

Otherwise? Stay safe out there. Take this seriously. Wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and call your loved ones and make sure they do the same. We have a duty to be mindful so that those who are at risk are taken care of. To protect our healthcare systems. To protect each other. Til next time.