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Bits and bobs to get you ready for the weekend. Prospects, the offseason, and MORE. Though, we’re starting to run out of things to talk about.

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Hey, folks!

We’re about to Gretzky slide into another weekend of isolation and getting things delivered. Hope you and your families are continuing to be safe. Despite the restrictions easing in a lot of places, this thing isn’t over and won’t be yet for some time. Stay vigilant.

Brendan Leipsic’s contract is to be terminated by the Washington Capitals after his indefensible comments surfaced yesterday. Whoops. His brother Jeremy has been released from the University of Manitoba Bisons, too.

In local news, Edmonton Oil Kings Head Coach Brad Lauer was named the WHL’s Coach of the Year. Congratulations to him.

The push for a June draft appears to have slowed some, but questions still remain about exactly when the NHL’s offseason will take place, and what it might look like.

Looking at the Oilers’ ten-best prospects, and projecting them into the NHL.

Back in 1985, the Oilers won their 12th consecutive playoff game — and set an NHL record.

Connor McDavid’s explaining another one of his five favorite goals. This time? His absolute murdering of Morgan Reilly on national TV.

Jesse Puljujarvi’s name comes up every now and then after a successful season overseas. The prevailing wisdom (wisdom doing a lot of work here) is that he should be dealt. But, he’s only 22. He’s an asset. If he’ll come back, the Oilers should welcome him.

How do Connor McDavid’s first five seasons stack up to the game’s legends?

Dwayne Roloson’s injury was the turning point in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals.

Elliotte Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts. A little light on Leipsic condemnation for my taste, but he touches on what the NHL might look like when it does eventually resume.

From Us

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From Elsewhere

Oil Kings Brad Lauer Named WHL Coach Of The Year (Sun)

Where Do The Boys Go? (Lowetide)

The Big Questions: When Will The NHL Offseason Happen? (Oilersnation)

Throwback Thursday: Today In 1985, Edmonton Oilers Record Playoff Record 12th Straight Victory (Oilersnation)

Connor McDavid Steps Around Rielly For Amazing Goal | Through My Eyes (Sportsnet)

Puljujarvi Is Only 22 Years Young (Oilersnation)

Dwayne Roloson’s Injury Was Crippling For Oilers In 2006 (Sun)

31 Thoughts: How Will NHL Broadcasts Look When Season Resumes? (Sportsnet)

For Money

Who Are The Oilers’ Top 10 Prospects And Where Do They Project In The NHL? (Athletic)

How Do Connor McDavid’s First Five NHL Seasons Compare To The All-Time Greats? (Athletic)