Oilers news is slowing to a trickle as the NHL season gathers dust, but it hasn’t stopped just yet. Though it seems unlikely that the season will resume in any capacity at this point, especially so given the NBA’s recent decision to bin their season, the NHL has yet to officially do the same. And, until they do, we’ll hold onto hope that the Oilers will enjoy their second playoff appearance since 2005-06.
If the season does resume, the league’s two best players in the last decade or so, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, would be in favor of skipping the remainder of the regular season. With both of their teams currently occupying playoff spots, it makes sense.
But until the season does resume, it’s time to dig into the crates and look at Oilers past and present. Key points and key players dot today’s links, with a side of 2020 Free Agency and a hint of miscellaneous. We’ll keep it brief this morning. It is Friday after all.
Hot Links: Thursday, March 26 (Copper and Blue)
NHL To Postpone 2020 Scouting Combine, Draft (Copper and Blue)
She Never Spoke Spanish To Me (Lowetide)
The Trades That Shaped Us: How The Edmonton Oilers Traded Wayne Gretzky And Ended Up With Gilbert Brule (Oilersnation)
Massive Improvements On Both Special Teams Powered Edmonton Oilers’ Rise To Respectability (Journal)
Throwback Thursday: This Week In 1994, Edmonton Oilers Trade Craig MacTavish For Todd Marchant (Oilersnation)
Part Two: The 1997 Oilers/Stars Series With Ken Hitchcock (Oilersnation)
Oilers ABC: Picking The Best Players In Franchise History, From Anderson To Zuke (Athletic)
Lowetide: Dave Tippett Deploys Unproven Talent Expertly In First Oilers Season (Athletic)