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Hotlinks: August 4th 2021 Edition

Pack it up, pack ‘em in, let me begin

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Edmonton Oilers v Winnipeg Jets - Game Four Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

Good morning, I hope you are well.

Let’s get cracking.


  • Finishing Touches? I think what you see in Edmonton is what you’re going to get in 2021-22. There might be a Slater Koekkoek around the corner, and Holland might ship a pick along with Mikko Koskinen to upgrade the goaltender position, but I think the latter half of that statement is less likely than we think. 10 weeks until opening night.
  • Last Week In Hockey: . The Oilers made plenty of moves, there’s turmoil in Chicago and Jack Eichel is trying like hell to get a disc replacement surgery. Oh, and to get out of Buffalo.


Tippett Has Offensive Options (Jason Gregor / Oilers Nation): Tippett may explore using three scoring lines this season.

Rating The Oilers Offseason (Daniel Nugent-Bowman, The Athletic). Nugent-Bowman’s last until he comes back from vacation, did the OIlers check enough boxes in free agency?

All The Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts) (Lowetide) - Let’s not make it difficult. The first line needs to score goals, Tippett needs to make sure he plays his best up top. That includes Jesse Puljujärvi. Ian Dury was a poet.


Ten weeks until the first game of the regular season. Are the Oilers going to go get a goaltender before then? If yes, who? And for what in return?


Will the Oilers acquire a goaltender before game 1 of the 2021-22 regular season?

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