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Cooper Marody’s career so far, McDavid’s max extension, coke machines, Holland and the flat cap, more Oilers join the growing camp bubble, Tyler Benson, and MORE!

NHL: FEB 29 Jets at Oilers

Morning, folks! Hope everyone had a good weekend and wore a mask in public.

Might any NHL players opt out of resumption?

LT profiles a couple of men looking to rebound this season: Joe Gambardella and Cooper Marody. Gambardella is heading into his last year under contract with the organization, and will require a productive year to find another contract. Marody had his progress stalled this season after a battle with injury, but has vowed to persevere and have a long NHL career regardless. Time will tell if it’s in Edmonton or not.

This weekend marked the third anniversary of Connor McDavid’s max extension. Can you believe it’s been three years?!

Looking back at the Oilers Draft history, specifically when they were fascinated with coke machines.

The NHL and NHLPA have been hard at work finalizing the RTP plan and, apparently, working on a new CBA extension, too. Avoiding a labor-related work stoppage after the COVID-19 pause would be a boon for everyone, so here’s hoping a formal agreement is announced soon.

The cap is going to be flat, which means Ken Holland is going to have to do the job. Well. What tough choices await?

THN’s All-Time Oilers Draft team is, as you’d expect, filled with Hall of Famers.

14 years ago, the Oilers traded Chris Pronger for a package including Ladislav Smid and Joffrey Lupul. 14. Years.


From Us

Will Players Opt Out Of A Return To Play? (Copper and Blue)

Hot Links: Friday, July 3 (Copper and Blue)

The Cup is Coming Home To Edmonton (Copper and Blue)

From Elsewhere

Training Camp Hopeful No. 2: Joe Gambardella (Lowetide)

NHL History: Edmonton Oilers Sign Connor McDavid To Eight-Year Contract Three Years Ago Today (Oilersnation)

Coke Machines: No Longer A Thing? (Lowetide)

Morning Coffee: Details On The New Collective Bargaining Agreement And Return-To-Play Plan Emerge As The NHL And NHLPA Inch Closer To A Deal (Oilersnation)

Edmonton’s All-Time Draft Team: Hall Of Famers Galore (THN)

What Does A Flat Cap Mean For The Oilers? (Oilersnation)

The Draft And Team Building: It Takes A Village (Lowetide)

WWYDW(SE): Line Combinations For The Playoffs (Oilersnation)

JONES: Opportunity Of A Lifetime For McDavid, Draisaitl And Edmonton Oilers (Sun)

NHL History: Edmonton Oilers Trade Chris Pronger To Anaheim 14 Years Ago Today (Oilersnation)

Projecting Team Canada 2022: Crosby And McDavid Together At Last (Sportsnet)

THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Connor McDavid Is Back Skating In Edmonton (Oilersnation)

NHL Ready? (Lowetide)

For Money

Lowetide: Setting The Record Straight On Oilers Prospect Cooper Marody’s Future (Athletic)

Lowetide: Tough Decisions Face Oilers’ Ken Holland As Cap Forces Painful Choices (Athletic)