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Hot Links: Friday, April 10

Still holding out hope for Colby Cave’s recovery, Oilers history, projecting Edmonton’s optimal playoff lineup, COVID-19 support, Anton Slepyshev opts to stay in Russia, Connor McDavid updates, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

People connected to Colby Cave in both the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins organizations continue to hold out hope for his full recovery as he remains in a medically-induced coma today.

A look back at Wayne Gretzky’s signature slapshot over the shoulder of Flames goaltender Mike Vernon.

If the NHL season does somehow resume, what will the Oilers’ best playoff lineup look like? Who starts in net? Who watches from the press box? Who plays on McDavid’s wings?

Speaking of McDavid, the Oilers captain showed his face on social media again yesterday, asking fans to hold Colby Cave in their thoughts as he fights for his life.

It was on that same conference call that McDavid announced the Edmonton Oilers players would contribute $100,000 to the OEG to assist with COVID-19 support in the community.

McDavid touched on a number of topics on his availability, including which resolution he feels would be the most fair if the season resumed. He also spoke about the origins of his 15-minute social media workout plan.

The Anton Slepyshev saga has come to an end, with the former Oilers forward opting to re-sign in Russia and play in the KHL for the next two seasons.

How some NHL players have been coping without the ability to skate.

Well, folks, that’ll do it for this week. Another five weekdays in the books. Can you believe it? Stay safe and call your grandparents, we’ll see you Monday.

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From Elsewhere

McDavid, Bruins Send Well-Wishes To Oilers’ Cave (Score)

40 Moments: Wayne Gretzky’s Iconic Clapper Sinks The Flames In Battle Of Alberta Rematch (Oilersnation)

Oilers’ Connor McDavid Asks Fans To Keep Colby Cave ‘In Their Thoughts’ (Sportsnet)

JONES: Oilers Players Step Up With $100,000 COVID-19 Support (Sun)

Why Connor McDavid Thinks Full Season Is Still Fairest Solution (Sportsnet)

McDavid Explains The Origins Of His Social Media Workout Plan (Sportsnet)

Anton Slepyshev Decides To Stay In Russia Rather Than Return To Oilers (Sun)

Oilers’ Cave Remains In Medically Induced Coma (ESPN)

Cave Update (Bakersfield Condors)

No Ice, Big Problem: Nothing Mimics Skating For NHL Players (CBC)

For Money

What Does The Oilers Best Possible Playoff Lineup Look Like? (Athletic)

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