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Hot Links: Friday, June 12

Samorukov to play in KHL next year, Marody’s Colby Cave tribute, Puljujarvi says “Never say never!”, Gretzky signs for Indianapolis in 1978, 31 Thoughts, Ryan McLeod update, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

First thing’s first, Cooper Marody joined Sportsnet’s @Home yesterday to debut his tribute to the late Colby Cave:

Cooper Marody Releases A Song In Memory Of Colby Cave | @Home (Sportsnet)

Oilers Prospect Marody Pays Tribute To Fallen Teammate Colby Cave And His Wife In Song (THN)

Song In Memory Of Colby Cave The Sweetest Music To Wife Emily’s Ears (Sun)

As per Russia’s RS Sport, Oilers D prospect Dimitri Samorukov will spend next season with CSKA Moscow instead of Bakersfield. Ken Holland has apparently signed off.

According to Oulu in Finland, Jesse Puljujarvi has warmed to the idea of returning to Edmonton.

This week is a big one for the Oilers historically, as Wayne Gretzky signed for the WHA’s Indianapolis Racers on June 10, 1978. It wouldn’t be long before he was acquired by Peter Pocklington.

Canadian teams with aims to be NHL Hubs are expecting good news about Canada’s 14-day quarantine requirements. Cases don’t seem to be stopping, so I’m really not sure why.

Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts talks about the NHL’s ramping up to resumption, including setting a date for Phase 3: July 10.

Oilers prospect Ryan McLeod can skate and defend like an NHL player, but Jay Woodcroft and Co. are trying to coax more offense out of him.

From Us

“Phase 3” Scheduled For July 10th (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Thursday, June 11 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Patience (Lowetide)

Prospect Dmitri Samorukov To Spend Next Season In The KHL (Oilersnation)

Jesse Puljujarvi On Possible Oilers Return: “Never Say Never” (Oilersnation)

Throwback Thursday: This Week In 1978, Indianapolis Racers Sign Wayne Gretzky (Oilersnation)

Report: Canadian Teams Expect Good News About Federal Quarantine Policy (Score)

31 Thoughts: Hockey, NHL Pushing Forward On Multiple Fronts (Sportsnet)

Edmonton Oilers Pipeline Update: Ryan McLeod Putting Together A Solid Foundation (Sun)

For Money

Connor McDavid’s recovery is just one of 2020’s incredible Masterton stories (Athletic)