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Oilers GMs, five on five with and without McDavid, Darnell Nurse checks in, April 6 in Oilers history, remembering the Humboldt Broncos, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

Lowetide takes a brief look at Oilers GMs through the ages, including Glen Sather, Kevin Lowe, Steve Tambellini, and Peter Chiarelli. The key word is brief.

The Oilers made progress this season in terms of closing the gap between their performances with and without Connor McDavid on the ice.

Darnell Nurse remembers the Oilers last game before the COVID stoppage, and the potential for an NHL tournament-style finish in North Dakota.

April 6th has been a busy day for the Oilers historically. Rookie head coach George Burnett was relieved of his duties in 1995, Jari Kurri scored his 300th NHL goal in 1986, and that same year Wayne Gretzky set the NHL record for most points in a season with his 215th (!!!). In 2016, the Oilers played their final game at Rexall Place.

The Hockey News did a redraft of first ten picks from the 2014 Entry Draft AKA Leon Draisaitl’s draft. In their redo, Draisaitl went first overall ahead of David Pastrnak, with actual first overall pick Aaron Ekblad sliding to fourth.

Connor McDavid and Gary Roberts released their first 15-minute workout yesterday.

April 6th will also forever live on in infamy in Canada, as yesterday marked two years since the horrific Humboldt Broncos tragedy. RIP to everyone who lost their lives, and condolences to everyone — family, friends, communities — affected.


From Us

Hot Links: Monday, April 6 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

He’s A Real Straight Shooter (Lowetide)

NHL History: Edmonton Oilers Fire Rookie Head Coach George Burnett Today In 1995 (Oilersnation)

Darnell Nurse Is Remembers Last Game Before COVID-19 Stopped NHL (Sun)

NHL History: Jari Kurri Scores His 300th Career Goal (Oilersnation)

Backdraft 2014: Redoing The Top 10 Picks From The ’14 NHL Draft (THN)

Oilers History: The Last Game At Rexall Place (Oilersnation)

NHL History: Wayne Gretzky Sets Single Season Points Record (Oilersnation)

Two Years (Oilersnation)

For Money

Lowetide: Oilers’ Five-On-Five With And Without Connor McDavid Is Improving (Athletic)