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Hot Links: Friday, June 26

The NHL Draft Lottery goes tonight! PLUS training camp bits and bobs, some lottery history, and MORE!

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NHL Draft Lottery Photo by Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images

Morning, folks!

It’s Draft Lottery Day!

Sure, the NHL does not yet know where they’ll be playing, but they’ve got a rough idea about when they’ll start and might as well figure out which team has a shot at the newest, bestest teenager way before all of that other stuff is figured out, right?!

Sure, we don’t even technically know which team will finish where but who gives a shit, right?!

Ah, well.

Five years ago today the Edmonton Oilers changed their franchise for the better when they drafted Connor McDavid on June 26th, 2015. Fifteen minutes after that they did irreversible damage to their franchise when they traded for Griffin Reinhart using the pick that would become Mat Barzal and another pick that could have become Sebastian Aho.

Looking back at Kevin Lowe’s Hall of Fame (no, really) career.

Olivier Rodrigue will join Philip Broberg at Oilers’ training camp when the season restarts.

Nine years ago, the Oilers added Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Oscar Klefbom — two key members of the current roster — in the first round of the 2011 Draft.

How to Watch

Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT

In Canada: Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)

In the USA: NBCSN, NHL Network

Elsewhere: Rogers NHL Live/

From Us

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

Hot Links: Thursday, June 25 (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

David Bowie’s Five Years (Lowetide)

Morning Coffee: NHLPA Nearing Tricky Full-Member Vote On Return To Play And Collective Bargaining Agreement (Oilersnation)

It’s Been Five Years Since The Edmonton Oilers Drafted Connor McDavid (Oilersnation)

Oilers: Looking Back At Kevin Lowe’s Hall Of Fame Career (THW)

Oilers’ Broberg Invited To Training Camp But Faces Stiff Competition (THW)

The Call (Oilersnation)

Edmonton Oilers Prospect Olivier Rodrigue To Join Team For Training Camp (Oilersnation)

Throwback Thursday: This Week In 2011, Edmonton Oilers Draft Ryan Nugent-Hopkins And Oscar Klefbom In First Round (Oilersnation)

For Money

Down Goes Brown: The 2020 draft lottery power rankings (Athletic)

The No. 1 pick draft: NHL execs reveal how Alexis Lafreniere stacks up (Athletic)