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Hot Links: Thursday, April 16

Draft prospects, talking COVID-19 financial impacts to HRR and the salary cap, a Jan Mysak profile, one more Colby Cave tribute, remote draft prep, the DeBrusks talk to Ron MacLean, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

Lowetide asks: what if Tyler Benson and Cooper Marody can’t catch (and supplant) Joakim Nygard?

With the NHL having missed over a month’s worth of Hockey Related Revenue — and with next year’s start date still somewhat tentative at this point — what will happen to the salary cap? To player contracts? To ticket prices?

Cam Tait profiled Colby Cave, as the hockey world — and the Oilers family — continues to mourn his tragic passing.

In Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts he touches on how teams are preparing for the draft in these unprecedented times.

Ron MacLean’s got a new show, In Conversation, and he sat down with Louie and Jake DeBrusk to talk about a myriad of things, including Colby Cave.

Former Oilers draft pick Tyler Wright set to lead his first draft as Oilers Director of Amateur Scouting.

Jonathan Willis remembered the Oilers’ contentious introduction to the NHL, and how the incumbent Canadian teams — Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver — wanted to keep them out.

The USA’s highest-profile epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, suggested that summer leagues could return if they took significant steps to mitigate COVID-19 transmission.

We know it’s a weird time. We’re pulling for you. Stay home, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the other side.

From Us

Hot Links: Wednesday, April 15 (Copper and Blue)

Rest In Peace, Colby Cave (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Call Me Lightning (Lowetide)

Lost Revenue, Uncertainty, And The Salary Cap (Oilersnation)

TAIT: Colby Cave’s Memorable Black Cowboy Hat (Sun)

31 Thoughts: How NHL Teams Are Handling Draft Prep From A Distance (Sportsnet)

In Conversation: Louie And Jake DeBrusk Pay Tribute To Colby Cave (Sportsnet)

From Draftee To Drafter, Oilers Head Of Scouting Tyler Wright Now Calls The Shots (Sun)

Dr. Anthony Fauci On The Return Of Sports: “There’s A Way Of Doing That” (Oilersnation)

For Money

Lowetide: Why Jan Mysak Could Be A Value Pick For The Oilers At The 2020 Draft (Athletic)

The Oilers Overcame Malice In Toronto, Montreal And Vancouver To Join The NHL (Athletic)