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Hot Links: Friday, April 17

Compliance buyouts, memorable goals, best lines, Dave Tippett and the Oilers’ special teams, Esa Tikkanen’s heroics, more on Colby Cave, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

It’s Friday, which means we’re through yet another week of the pandemic. Hope everyone got through it safely, and you and yours are healthy.

Given the likelihood that HRR will dip significantly, it seems likely then that NHL teams will get compliance buyouts to help reduce their cap commitment. Who might the Oilers look at, if such mechanisms are re-introduced before the start of next season?

Looking at (Sportsnet’s) five most memorable goals in Oilers history.

Lowetide broke down the ten best trios in Oilers history, looking at the most potent lines the team has ever iced.

Just how did Dave Tippett’s charges become special teams killers this season?

The Boston BruinsBrad Marchand offered his take on what the league will look like, and which teams will be helped the most, by the NHL resuming its season.

On April 16, 1991, Esa Tikkanen scored a legendary playoff hat trick to help the Oilers complete a 0-3 comeback to put the Flames out in game 7 of the Smyth Division semi-finals.

Colby Cave’s family has responded to the nationwide outpouring of support, well wishes and respect for their late son/brother/friend.

Louie DeBrusk spoke about how Leon Draisaitl is his Hart Trophy winner this season.

Wayne Gretzky and Alexander Ovechkin are set to duke it out on NHL20 to benefit local food banks. I’ve never been more interested in watching a 59 year old play video games.

That’ll about do it for this morning, folks. Keep your distance, stay safe, wash your everything, and we’ll see you back here on Monday.

From Us

Hot Links: Thursday, April 16 (Copper and Blue)

Rest In Peace, Colby Cave (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

WWYDW(FE): Compliance Buyouts (Oilersnation)

The Five Most Memorable Goals In Edmonton Oilers History (Sportsnet)

How Did Edmonton Oilers Special Teams Become The Class Of The League Under Dave Tippett? (Journal)

Marchand Says First Few Games Upon Return Will Be ‘Really, Really Ugly’ (Sportsnet)

Throwback Thursday: On This Day In 1991, Edmonton Oilers Rally From 3-0 Deficit To Beat Calgary Flames In Last Playoffs BoA (Oilersnation)

Colby Cave’s Family Thanks Hockey Community For Its Support (Sportsnet)

DeBrusk On Why Leon Draisaitl Is His No-Brainer MVP In 2019-20 (Sportsnet)

Gretzky And Ovechkin To Play NHL 20 To Benefit Local Food Banks (Oilersnation)

For Money

Lowetide: The 10 Most Potent Lines In Oilers History (Athletic)

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