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Morning folks!

We’re at the start of yet another week in this post-COVID-19 world we now find ourselves living in, so we’ve got an assortment of Oilers-related links to distract you for a few minutes from the slow crush of impending doom that will eventually take all of us. Good morning!

With the NHL season hanging by a follicle, what will happen to the salary cap? HRR is, of course, going to plummet with all 31 teams forced to shut up shop, but what will that mean for next year’s calculus?

On the latest 31 Thoughts podcast, Hal Gill joined to recount his career and time spent with both Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux.

A look at some of Ken Holland’s work from his first summer as GM.

Will the Oilers find free agents in Russia this summer? How is the prospect pool for this summer’s (if we’re lucky) NHL entry draft?

Sportsnet put together a collection of Connor McDavid’s best plays of the season so far, which is cute, because it implies the season might not be cancelled. But it will be.

Raphael Lavoie had an eventful draft + 1 season and looks to have a bit more time than expected to prepare for his first year as a professional.

Lowetide’s series at The Athletic continues with a look at the Oilers draft history in the WHL and whether the new regime will be any different.

Oilers 2019 first round pick D Philip Broberg will spend at least one more year in Sweden working on his craft before coming to North America.

Late last week, Connor McDavid, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Bo Horvat, and Mark Giordano sat down for a conference call. Kind of cool, TBH.

All that and more but there’s no rush to read it all. Seriously, you have time. Stay safe out there.

From Us

On This Date In Oilers History: March 29th, 2008 (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Friday, March 27 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Monday Mailbag – What Happens To The Salary Cap? (Oilersnation)

31 Thoughts Podcast: Hal Gill On His Career, Crosby And Lemieux (Sportsnet)

Five Key Decisions That Defined Ken Holland’s First Summer As Edmonton Oilers GM (Journal)

40 Moments: The Yakupov Slide (Oilersnation)

The 93 Best Players In The 2020 Draft (Lowetide)

Breaking Down The Best And Worst Oilers Drafts Of The Salary-Cap Era (Sportsnet)

The Revisiting Series: Remember When The Edmonton Oilers Traded For Dany Heatley? (Oilersnation)

Connor McDavid’s Top Plays Of 2019-20… So Far (Sportsnet)

Oilers Prospect Update: A Closer Look At Lavoie From Willy Palov (Oilersnation)

Oilers Prospect Philip Broberg Will Work On His Game In Sweden For Another Year (Sun)

Three Years Ago Today, Edmonton Oilers Clinch First Playoff Berth In 11 Years (Oilersnation)

Recapping The Conversation Between Pacific Division Captains (Oilersnation)


For Money

Lowetide: Will The Oilers Rocket To Russia During Free Agency This Summer? (Athletic)

Lowetide: Will Oilers Drafts Be Less Reliant On The WHL Under New Management? (Athletic)