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Hotlinks: August 2nd, 2021 Edition

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Detroit Red Wings v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images

Good morning, I hope you are well.

Small plates for you early in the day

C&B

Three Years For Warren Foegele - Edmonton’s newest winger picks up a three year deal valued at 2.75MM a year. Can he help bring a scoring touch to the third line?

9 Million For Nurse? - Recent contracts for defencemen have skyrocketed. Are we in uncharted territory for Darnell Nurse’s next deal?

ELSEWHERE

What Are Oilers’ Ideal Defence Pairings For 2021-22? (Lowetide/The Athletic) - Are you ready for a Kris Russell second pair?

Edmonton Oilers Invite Undrafted Brady Burns to Training Camp (Zach Laing / Oilers Nation) - Burns had 38 points in 32 games last year in the Q. Can an undrafted forward play his way into the system?

Digging Into Edmonton Oilers’ New Forward “Line” - A Thought Experiment (Bruce McCurdy / Edmonton Journal) - What would it look like if the new forwards acquired in last week’s free agency period played together?

NHL to investigate claims made by Evander Kane’s wife on Instagram - Sie Morely / SB Nation - Kane’s wife alleges that he is involved in aiding in throwing games for his financial gain.


Gonna be a great big Monday. Let’s get at it.