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Hot Links: Monday, June 22

Tough week for the NHL as multiple players test positive for COVID-19, Bob McKenzie at the Draft, Draisaitl vs. Eichel, Ethan Bear on being an inspiration to Indigenous youth, and MORE!

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Morning, folks!

A few tech diffs on my end this morning means we’re a tad behind schedule, so let’s jump right into it:

Lowetide went through the Oilers’ recent Draft history and compared their selections with Bob McKenzie’s projected pick at that slot.

THN asks whether you’d prefer Leon Draisaitl or Jack Eichel. I’d imagine it’s pretty lopsided around these parts. Around most parts.

Looking back on the 2015 Draft and the influx of NHL talent it brought Edmonton.

Filed under ‘Holy shit, we’re old!’: yesterday was 12 years (TWELVE GODDAMN YEARS) to the day that Jordan Eberle was drafted.

Yesterday was National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. Ethan Bear joined Sportsnet to talk about his becoming a role model for Indigenous kids.

LT suggests it would be foolish to project anything more than a depth role for Tyler Ennis in these play-in-offs, despite his chemistry with The Captain.

From Us

The NHL Cannot Afford Another Week Like The One It Just Had (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Friday, June 19 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

McKenzie At The Draft (Lowetide)

Leon Draisaitl Vs Jack Eichel: Who Would You Rather Have? (THN)

Edmonton Oilers Keep Rolling The Dice With Russian Prospects, Surely Sooner Or Later One Might Pay Off (Journal)

NHL History: Edmonton Oilers Draft Jordan Eberle (Oilersnation)

Dad, Sam And The NHL’s Return (Lowetide)

Oilers Defenceman Ethan Bear Is An Inspiration For Indigenous Youth (Sportsnet)

Rare Connor McDavid Rookie Card Sells For $135K (ESPN)

Time-Release Christmas (Lowetide)

For Money

Lowetide: Oilers’ July 2015 Orientation Camp Produced A Watershed Of NHL Talent (Athletic)

Lowetide: Do Oilers Fans Expect Feature Minutes From Tyler Ennis On Top Line? (Athletic)