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Hot Links: Thursday, June 25

Kevin Lowe and Ken Holland inducted into the HHOF, 31 Thoughts, Jesse Puljujarvi update, possible snags to Edmonton’s Hub bid, Draft Lottery history, and MORE!

Hey folks!

Big day for the Edmonton Oilers yesterday as Kevin Lowe, a man of significant history with the club was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame some 20 years of eligibility.

Lowe’s induction is likely a lot of things to a lot of people, but one thing’s for sure: it is his now and nobody can take that away from him. Congratulations to Kevin Lowe.

Current Oilers GM Ken Holland joined his fellow OEG exec in the 2020 Induction class, which also included first-ballot entrants Jarome Iginla and Marian Hossa, former Olympic mainstay Kim St. Pierre, and Sharks GM (and Norris winner) Doug Wilson.

Congratulations to all of the new HHOF members.


How should the defensemen be deployed against Chicago?

Looking at Ken Holland’s past to predict his 2020 Draft strategy.

Word out of Finland is that Jesse Puljujarvi has yet to negotiate a new contract with Karpat. Might that mean he’s eyeing a return to North America?

Friedman suggests there could be a snag with the remaining Canadian cities’ NHL Hub bids in the latest 31 Thoughts podcast.

The biggest winners and losers in NHL Draft Lottery history.


From Us

Ken Holland, Kevin Lowe Among 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Wednesday, June 24 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Kevin Lowe: I Didn’t Really Ever Feel That I Was A Hall Of Fame Candidate (Sportsnet)

Ken Holland, From Vacuum Sales To The Hockey Hall Of Fame (Sportsnet)

After A Long Wait, Kevin Lowe (Finally) Gets His Call To The Hall (Oilersnation)

Paul Coffey: Kevin Lowe Was The Elder Statesman For Dynastic Oilers (Sportsnet)

Oilers Legend Kevin Lowe, GM Ken Holland Named To Hockey Hall Of Fame (Oilers Rig)

Three People Who Have Never Been In My Kitchen (Lowetide)

Big Decisions: The Blueline (Oilersnation)

31 Thoughts Podcast: Rainbow Stripes (Sportsnet)

There’s A Snag With Vancouver’s Hub Bid (And Possibly Edmonton’s And Toronto’s?) (Sportsnet)

Report: Jesse Puljujarvi Hasn’t Negotiated New Contract With Finnish Team (Oilersnation)

Biggest Winners And Losers In NHL Draft Lottery History (Sportsnet)

For Money

Lowetide: Ken Holland’s Second Oilers Draft Should Deliver High-Octane Offence (Athletic)

‘It’s All Surreal’: Kevin Lowe’s Hall Of Fame Nod Nets Surprise And Satisfaction (Athletic)