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Marcus Niemelainen signed, looking back at the 2016 Draft, Theodor Lennstrom checks in, Gaetan Haas says hello, Jujhar Khaira on being a role model, and MORE!

NHL: FEB 26 Oilers at Golden Knights Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Morning, folks!

It’s Friday morning so we’ll keep it brief.

The Oilers announced the signing of Marcus Neimelainen yesterday, one of their picks from the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Ron Hextall was so good in a losing effort in the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals that he won the Conn Smythe over names like Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier. And he lost.

Jujhar Khaira checked in from home and spoke about being a role model for his community.

Lowetide suggests that Seth Jarvis might be the best player available when the Oilers come to the draft podium in the first round. Later than has been typical.

Former Oiler Georges Laraque has tested positive for COVID-19. He mentioned he is asthmatic, too, so here’s hoping he makes a speedy recovery.

Another recent signing, Theodor Lennstrom, checked in via video chat to talk about his excitement for making the move to North America next season.

Paul Coffey and Grant Fuhr wax poetic about Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

Should the Oilers pursue Taylor Hall this summer, and leave next year’s dollars for next year? (YES. Unequivocally.)

The Bakersfield Condors added another player yesterday: local product James Hamblin, who finished with 92 points in the WHL this season as an overager.

The Athletic’s Oilers Fan Survey results have been posted. More fans voted ‘No’ than ‘Yes’ when it came to the Taylor Hall question which, when read another way, just means that I hate over half of the respondents.

From Us

Oilers Ink Niemelainen To Entry Level Deal (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Thursday, April 30 (Copper and Blue)

Hockey: I Miss You (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

The Edge Of Night (Lowetide)

Ron Hextall Amazed In 1987 Final To Help Flyers Go Distance Vs. Oilers (Sportsnet)

Gaetan Haas driven to continue NHL adjustment.Haas driven to continue making NHL adjustments. (Oilers)

Jujhar Khaira On Being A Role Model In The NHL | @Home (Sportsnet)

Ex-NHL Enforcer Laraque Tests Positive For Virus (ESPN)

Lennstrom Hopes To Join List Of Edmonton Oilers Success Stories (Sun)

Oilers Legends Coffey, Fuhr Marvel At McDavid, Draisaitl (Score)

Bakersfield Condors Sign Edmonton Native James Hamblin (Oilersnation)

The 2020/2021 Oilers Won’t Have Many Changes (Oilersnation)

Joyride (Lowetide)

For Money

Lowetide: If Oilers Draft For Skill, Seth Jarvis Likely To Be Best Available (Athletic)

Should The Oilers Pursue Taylor Hall This Summer? (Athletic)

The Results Are In: How You Voted In Our Inaugural Oilers Fan Survey (Athletic)

How The Oilers Are Preparing For An NHL Draft In June (Athletic)