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Hot Links: Friday, April 24

2020 Draft, upgrades in free agency, comparing dynasties, Doug Weight’s trade revisited, Filip Berglund deal, and MORE!

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Berglund will still remain in Sweden to play for Linkoping next season.

Morning folks!

Another Friday morning means another week of COVID-19 living is in the books. We hope this week treated you and yours well and you’re all managing to stay safe and healthy.

A few donut holes to keep you sated over the weekend:

Lowetide tries to identify the most talented forward prospects eligible for the 2020 draft.

Looking at the upcoming free agent market for upgrades to the Oilers roster.

Which iteration of the 1980s Dynasty Oilers was best?

The Edmonton Oilers signed D Filip Berglund, according to Jim Matheson. No details have been made available just yet, but we do know the plan hasn’t changed, and that Berglund will remain in Sweden next season.

Oilers C Gaetan Haas is in Switzerland waiting out the pandemic.

Sportsnet spoke to genuine asshole Scott Stevens about how he might defend Connor McDavid in today’s game. Given his history, probably illegally. Stevens is the worst.

Just how different will the NHL be when this is all over?

The NHL has partnered with ESL Gaming to pit close to 50 NHL players against each other in NHL20 games over the next four weeks. I’m genuinely surprised it took this long.

From Us

Oilers Sign Filip Berglund To Entry Level Deal (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Thursday, April 23 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Teenage Wasteland (Lowetide)

Armchair GM 2020: Upgrades On The Free Agent Market (Oilersnation)

Oilers Greats Fuel Debate: Which Team From The ’80s Dynasty Was Best? (Sportsnet)

Oilers’ Doug Weight Trade Revisited (THW)

Throwback Thursday: On This Day In 1988, Mark Messier Leads Edmonton Oilers To Game Three Win Over Calgary Flames (Oilersnation)

Edmonton Oilers’ Gaetan Haas Waiting Out COVID-19 In Switzerland (Sun)

How Would Scott Stevens Defend Oilers’ McDavid In Today’s NHL? (Sportsnet)

The NHL Will Be Different When It Returns (Oilersnation)

NHLers To Go Head-To-Head In Series Of NHL20 Matchups (Sportsnet)

Armchair GM 2020: Buyouts And Clearing Salary Cap Room (Oilersnation)

For Money

One-on-one with Wayne Gretzky: On the time he visited Moscow during the Cold War (Athletic)