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Hot Links: Tuesday, May 26

NHL releases 22-page Return to Play memo, Mike Green’s playoff role, a 2010 Re-Draft, Mikko Koskinen’s season, and MORE!

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Hey folks!

It’s a lighter links day today, so let’s get right into it.

Remember when the stupid Edmonton Oilers traded Mark Messier?!

The Oilers acquired Ryan Kuffner as part of the Andreas Athanasiou deadline deal this season. So, who is he? What does he know? Does he know things? Let’s find out.

The 2010 Draft was billed as monumental for the Edmonton Oilers. It coincided with the premiere of their first season of Oil Change. It also marked the true beginning of their first rebuild. Looking back at it today, would you still have them draft Taylor Hall? Would you swap to Tyler Seguin? Would you find a way to draft Jason Bonsignore from whatever car dealership he’s moving metal at these days?

Mike Green may not be at the peak of his powers, but he still has a particular set of skills. What will his role be come play-off — or, at least play-in — time?

What will the Oilers lineup look like when the league does officially return to play? Who starts with who? Who sits? Who gets the nod in net?

The NHL officially released their return to play protocols yesterday, a 22-page document addressing safety measures they’ll be taking, testing, travel, etc.

Mikko Koskinen should probably be the game 1 starter based on his performance this season. But was he good? Or was Mike Smith just mostly worse?

From Us

Hot Links: Monday, May 25 (Copper and Blue)

Oilers Playoff Preview: Chicago Play-In Series (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Worst Oilers Trades Countdown – Mark Messier Gets Sent To New York (Oilersnation)

Ryan Kuffner (Lowetide)

News And Notes: Quarantining In The Playoffs, The 2020-21 Season, And The Draft Lottery (Oilersnation)

Redrafting 2010: Taylor Or Tyler? (Score)

What Will Tippett Do? (Oilersnation)

NHL Releases Phased Return To Sport Protocol (Oilersnation)

Edmonton Oilers 2019-20 Player Review: Mikko Koskinen (Oilersnation)

For Money

Lowetide: Mike Green’s Playoff Role And Possible Future With The Oilers (Athletic)