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An update from Colby Cave’s family, a look at why Jack Quinn is a great fit for Edmonton, the NHL’s final Draft Rankings for 2020, remembering the 1997 upset of the Dallas Stars, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

We’ll keep it brief today. First thing’s first, the latest on Colby Cave:

Lowetide dove into 2020 Draft Prospect Jack Quinn, who looks to be a great fit for the Edmonton Oilers this summer.

Oilers legend Wayne Gretzky sat down with The Athletic to talk COVID-19, his illustrious career, his family, and the Oilers’ current crop of stars.

Paul Coffey spoke to Jim Matheson about Evan Bouchard’s game.

Colby Cave’s former teammates and coaches in the Bruins organization speak to Cave’s excellence as a human man while he’s in the fight of his life after suffering a brain bleed earlier this week.

More NHL players checked in to talk about the postponed season and these unprecedented times we find ourselves in the midst of.

The Edmonton Oilers of 1985 were voted the NHL’s best ever team by Yahoo Sports.

The NHL’s central scouting service released their final rankings for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Alex Lafreniere continues to pace the North American skaters, with Tim Stuetzle atop the International list.

The Oilers upset of the powerhouse Dallas Stars in 1997 (you know, that Todd Marchant goal) was among the best memories Oilers fans of a certain age can remember. Oilersnation sat down with former Star (and local boy) Richard Matvichuk to talk about it.

From Us

Hot Links: Wednesday, April 8 (Copper and Blue)

Prayers For Colby Cave (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Oilers’ Cave Remains In Medically Induced Coma After Emergency Surgery (Sportsnet)

I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock N Roll) (Lowetide)

Holland On Flames 3rd Round Pick: “He Had To Score 21 Goals… There Is Nothing In About Pro-Rating” (Oilersnation)

Our Tentative 2019-20 NHL Awards Ballot (Oilersnation)

Paul Coffey Loves Evan Bouchard’s Offensive Ability But Still Needs Work On Overall Game (Sun)

31 Thoughts Podcast: How The Red Wings Almost Had Fedorov And Bure (Sportsnet)

NHLers Reflect On ‘Sudden And Abrupt’ Pause To Season (Sportsnet)

Why the powerhouse ‘85 Oilers were named as our best NHL team ever (Yahoo)

NHL Releases Final Rankings For 2020 NHL Draft (Oilersnation)

Part Four: 1997 Oilers/Stars Series With Richard Matvichuk (Oilersnation)

For Money

Lowetide: Why Jack Quinn Is A Perfect 2020 Draft Fit For The Oilers (Athletic)

Q&A: Wayne Gretzky On The Oilers’ New Stars, The Records And More (Athletic)

As Oilers’ Colby Cave Fights For His Life, Former Bruins Mates Rally Around (Athletic)