With the 3rd pick overall the Edmonton Oilers select Leon Draisaitl

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*** Day 2 UPDATE: The Oilers have selected Goaltender Zachary Nagelvoort (111th), Forward Liam Coughlin (130th), Forward Tyler Vesel (153rd), and Goaltender Keven Bouchard (183rd). More to follow

Let's get this online draft party started early. You know Wanye and the boys at the Nation Draft Party are firing it up at the PINT right now, why can't we? 

If you don't want to deal with Nationwide fans in the other Liveblog, we will update this Oilersnation only thread with the latest picks and when breaking news rolls in. The Oilers took Leon Draisaitl with the 3rd pick read more on him here

LIVE UPDATES: FIRST ROUND

5:21pm - Florida takes Aaron Ekblad #1

5:26pm - Buffalo takes Sam Reinhart #2

5:32pm - Edmonton takes Leon Draisaitl #3

5:38pm - Calgary takes Sam Bennett #4

5:45pm - New York Islanders take Michael Dal Colle #5

5:51pm - Vancouver takes Jake Virtanen #6

5:57pm - Carolina takes Hayden Fleury #7

6:02pm - Toronto takes William Nylander #8

6:09pm - Winnipeg takes Nikolaj Ehlers #9

6:10pm - Pittsburgh trades James Neal to Nashville for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling

6:16pm - Anaheim takes Nick Ritchie #10

6:23pm - Nashville takes Kevin Fiala # 11

6:28pm - Arizona takes Brendan Perlini #12

6:34pm - Washington takes Jakub Vrana #13

6:39pm - Dallas takes Julius Honka #14

6:45pm - Detroit takes Dylan Larkin #15

6:50pm - Columbus takes Sonny Milano #16

6:58pm - Philadelphia takes Travis Sanheim #17

7:03pm - Minnesota takes Alex Tuch #18

7:09pm - Tampa Bay takes Anthony Deangelo #19

Trade: San Jose trades 20th pick and 179th to Chicago for the 27th and 62nd

7:15 - Chicago takes Nick Schmaltz #20

7:22 - St Louis takes Rob Fabbri #21

7:26 - Pittsburgh takes Kasperi Kapanen #22

7:33 - Colorado takes Conner Bleakley #23

7:38 - Vancouver takes Jared MCcann - #24 Steve Dangle Interviewed him just before the draft here

7:43 - Boston takes David Pastrnak #25

7:49 - Montreal takes Nikita Scherbak #26

7:54 - San Jose takes Nickolay Goldobin #27

Trade: Tampa trades 28th pick to Islanders for picks 35 and 57.

8:03 - New York Islanders take Joshua Ho-Sang #28

8:08 - LA takes Adrian Kempe #29

8:14 - New Jersey takes John Quenville #30

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Gregor and Lowetide have both done great work on the Oilers newest center. Have a peak at those here:

http://oilersnation.com/2014/5/9/draisaitl-i-know-i-m-a-competitive-person

http://oilersnation.com/2014/3/31/leon


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DAY 2 (UPDATE)

With the 111th pick the Oilers selected goaltender Zachary Nagelvoort from the University of Michigan. He posted an 11-9-3 record with a 2.20 GAA and .929 save % this season in 24 games.

With the 130th pick the Oilers selected forward Liam Coughlin from the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL. Coughlin 6'3 200 pounds, scored 18 goals and added 27 assists in 53 games with Vernon last year. He is headed to Boston University next season.

With the 153rd pick the Oilers selected forward Tyler Vesel from the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. Vesel had 33 goals and 38 assists in 49 games last season.

With the 183rd pick the Oilers selected another goaltender, Keven Bouchard from Val d'Or of the QMJHL. Bouchard had a 17-6-1 record with a 2.95 GAA and .887 save % last season.

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#101 Loweblows
June 28 2014, 11:25AM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

Doesn't matter who you have. Just like last year the prospects tourney will reveal how bad EDM is at scouting outside top 3 picks.

The oil are devoid of talent and full of plugs like Moroz , Musil, Pitlick.

It doesn't matter what I or you type here. The proof will be on the ice.

EDM SUCKS. I'm not saying anything you don't know or haven't witnessed. Those coiler kids are terrible uses of top of the round picks. Terrible. Just awful.

Ya Hall and Hopkins are such busts. Such intelligent insight.Troller.

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#102 Oilerboy1112
June 28 2014, 11:26AM
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http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2103948-nhl-draft-2014-pro-player-comparison-and-scouting-report-for-leon-draisaitl

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#103 Sneezy
June 28 2014, 11:27AM
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I don't think I'm actually alive. This must be hell, and the devil made me an oiler fan

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#104 Privateeye
June 28 2014, 11:29AM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

Doesn't matter who you have. Just like last year the prospects tourney will reveal how bad EDM is at scouting outside top 3 picks.

The oil are devoid of talent and full of plugs like Moroz , Musil, Pitlick.

It doesn't matter what I or you type here. The proof will be on the ice.

EDM SUCKS. I'm not saying anything you don't know or haven't witnessed. Those coiler kids are terrible uses of top of the round picks. Terrible. Just awful.

Please, go on and tell me how great the flames are.

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#105 HardBoiledOil
June 28 2014, 11:49AM
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this was a bad draft, save for Draisaitl. time to fire Stu and the boys!

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#106 Lowe Expectations
June 28 2014, 11:54AM
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For me, this draft was a real crapshoot. Other than Ekblad, who will a solid dman for a decade plus the others players all have positive attributes as well as negative ones. I have this feeling that when this draft is looked at a decade from now the best player was the one drafted 10th, 12th or 16th overall not the ones in the top 5.

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#107 michael
June 28 2014, 11:57AM
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Protects the puck. Responsible with the puck. MacT is effusing about LD. This guy fits right into what MacT wants in a player. Big,safe with the puck,skilled. Could this player have found a GM who fits his game better than MacT. He is like a young Horcoff but with more skill and size.

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#108 Jeff Lebowski
June 28 2014, 12:10PM
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Loweblows wrote:

Ya Hall and Hopkins are such busts. Such intelligent insight.Troller.

outside top 3 bud. top of the rounds mean first picks of the 2nd, 3rd etc..

i get it. truth hurts.

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#109 Jeff Lebowski
June 28 2014, 12:13PM
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Privateeye wrote:

Please, go on and tell me how great the flames are.

not great. but every team is better than what edm has 'accomplished'.

what world is musil the top of the second round? except in this world. this world that has lowe as the head honcho. nothing more needs to be said about it. lowe and the cronies.

and you know this.

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#110 seanjohn667
June 28 2014, 12:22PM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

Actually Monahan will handle Draisaitl while Bennett ragdolls baby nuge.

For a decade or more.

Bennett was always in the top 3. Draisaitl dipped. Perhaps nothing for teenagers or perhaps everything?

Draisaitl is who you HAD to take given the the atrociousness in the 'construction' of the your roster. DRAISAITL WAS NOT THE BPA (according to the scouts and scouting services). Sam was just less big. MacT had no choice.

But everyone knows Bennett is the superior player. Immensely skilled, elite skater but the drive, the competitiveness, the all out, never die motor.

Bennett is a heart and soul guy with elite offensive skill.

And you all know it.

Calgary is over the moon to get the #1 ranked guy at 4. Unbelieveable!!!

I can not wait for the prospects tourney - Calgary will destroy EDM. Just watch

you might want to check who the highest scoring player (PPG) in this year's draft class was. Heres' a hint: Deutschland. Uber Alles!! 38g-67a-105p in 64 games. You can have the small guy that plays big; I'll take the guy that actually is big.

Sure, every now and then the small guy ends up being a Toews, but the odds are lower then that of the big man. Your odds of getting a Getzlaf, Carter or Kopitar are much higher with a guy of the same body type, than a small guy ending up being a Toews.

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#111 HardBoiledOil
June 28 2014, 12:24PM
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@Jeff Lebowski....Musil was considered to be anywhere from a mid-first to bottom first the year he was drafted and just happened to fall to the 2nd round. not every team, but i think a lot of other teams would have taken Musil at #31.

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#112 DeepTho
June 28 2014, 12:25PM
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@Jeff Lebowski

This is unnecessary. Nobody needs this stuff.

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#113 Jeff Lebowski
June 28 2014, 12:26PM
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whatever 'clever' rejoinder you clowns come up with the only reply anyone has to say is:

Kevin Lowe. Darryl Katz. Kelly Buchberger. Craig MacTavish.

no real organization is run like this. none. there is far too much at stake for sensible people to continually drink for the same well after continually bad results.

it's just baffling.

in the future, whenever you coiler fans have something witty to say, mentally play this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

in your heads. its the price is right losing horn/ sad trombone- doo doo to doo

whenever you start moving your lips- doo doo to doo

start to type - doo doo to doo

think edm is going to get better - doo doo to doo

it is the quintessential soundtrack to everything oiler.

good night now!

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#114 Jeff Lebowski
June 28 2014, 12:30PM
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DeepTho wrote:

This is unnecessary. Nobody needs this stuff.

Yes. you are correct and I do apologize. I was being a childish troll and got carried away. I actually am sorry.

I actually hope it gets better for you people. I've been to EDM many times and there aren't better people anywhere.

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#115 Gk1980
June 28 2014, 12:31PM
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Just ignore this labowski, using up valuable space and wasting my time.

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#116 seanjohn667
June 28 2014, 12:32PM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

whatever 'clever' rejoinder you clowns come up with the only reply anyone has to say is:

Kevin Lowe. Darryl Katz. Kelly Buchberger. Craig MacTavish.

no real organization is run like this. none. there is far too much at stake for sensible people to continually drink for the same well after continually bad results.

it's just baffling.

in the future, whenever you coiler fans have something witty to say, mentally play this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

in your heads. its the price is right losing horn/ sad trombone- doo doo to doo

whenever you start moving your lips- doo doo to doo

start to type - doo doo to doo

think edm is going to get better - doo doo to doo

it is the quintessential soundtrack to everything oiler.

good night now!

this from the organization that let Iginla fire 3 straight coaches. a winger was running the team for half a decade.

you need to calm down and get a bit more cordial. no one is bragging about the Oilers, but the Flames are not much to write home about either.

have a nice weekend, and try and find some class, there big shooter.

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#117 RexHolez
June 28 2014, 12:36PM
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michael wrote:

Protects the puck. Responsible with the puck. MacT is effusing about LD. This guy fits right into what MacT wants in a player. Big,safe with the puck,skilled. Could this player have found a GM who fits his game better than MacT. He is like a young Horcoff but with more skill and size.

He's nothing like Horcoff. His play without the puck is what needs to be improved on the most.

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#118 RexHolez
June 28 2014, 12:42PM
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Yes. you are correct and I do apologize. I was being a childish troll and got carried away. I actually am sorry.

I actually hope it gets better for you people. I've been to EDM many times and there aren't better people anywhere.

Ya man, the oilers put us thru enough torture, misery and disappointment as it is. You don't need to rub salt in our wound.

We know our team sucks. We know our management is pathetic and a disgrace to the league. We've been saying it for years. We throw our jerseys on the ice in protest. We put up billboards, signs infront of oiler office, bumper stickers.... What more can we do??

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#119 BlazingSaitls
June 28 2014, 01:13PM
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So whats this kids nickname gonna be? Not the Deuchtland Dangler, not Neon Leon. Ive seen Panzer (tank) posted around which suits his build. How about Blazing (drai)Saitls?

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#120 Will
June 28 2014, 01:57PM
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Huh, I like this pick.

What does everyone think about grabbing Ribeiro, moving Gagner to the third line on Draisaitl's wing, picking up Penner and Booth:

Hall Nuge Ebs

Perron Ribeiro Yak

Penner Draisaitl Gagner

Hendricks Gordon Booth

Then again still hoping they get Boychuck.

Marincin Petry

Nikitin Schultz

Ference Boychuck

That second line would be such a pest line, and the third line would be able to hold onto the puck.

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#121 Old Time Oil Fan
June 28 2014, 03:05PM
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I have been a long time Oil fan but must admit I am embarrassed by the unjustified optimism of some on this site. We are barely removed from a season in which we lost more games by 4 or more goals than any other team has in many many years. What kind of progress is this? Once again our draft brings little promise. Hopefully Leon turns out great but in reality we were forced to pick him due to the many mistakes of this re-re-rebuild and in the process let the better player slide to the flames. Leon is big but doen't play big, his size is an advantage in junior but once he lines up against "men" his lack of aggression and drive will erode any advantage. Hopefully there is still value, unlike the uncoachable Yak, and terrible defense of RNH, but given the track record of this team I am no longer holding my breath. I've drank way too much kool-aide over the past 8 yrs. Until 6 rings is gone there is no hope. Our reputation in the front office is even worse than the on ice product. Wake up Katz!!!

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#122 Grant
June 28 2014, 03:07PM
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Much rather have Legwand to centre that second line. Put yak on his right side with Hendricks Draisaitl and Gagner on the third.

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#123 Grant
June 28 2014, 03:41PM
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Since Hopkins has joined the NHL the one thing that stands out is his defensive play!!

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#124 AndrewMK
June 28 2014, 04:10PM
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@RexHolez

If it was possible to increase weight and strength to your liking the Oilers wouldn't be in this situation. Physiology plays into how strong and big you can become. Look at Bennett, he has a slight frame and smaller joints. It means he's meant to be somewhat smaller. He could eventually probably fall somewhere in the 180 to 190 pound range when he's around 25 (when men physically mature) but forcing body mass can have consequences. Nugent Hopkins is a prime example as he went from around 175 last year to 185 this season and he seemed to slow down and didn't have the same agility he had last year. Draisaitl has a wider frame and at 210lbs looks natural, which means he didn't put on gym weight (ie. bulky shoulders, arms, chest, back) it's natural muscle strength and most of his weight is in his core and lower body.

Also the puck skills, iq, and skating ability are all somewhat equal with the three centers in the top 4. Which means that when skill level is equal you take the bigger man. Not to mention Draisaitl's best quality is his ability to possess the puck and not give it up. That is the number one thing lacking among the forward corps outside of Hall and Perron. That's also the reason the rest of the team was so inconsistent outside of those two players.

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#125 FlamesFan1489
June 28 2014, 04:35PM
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you might want to check who the highest scoring player (PPG) in this year's draft class was. Heres' a hint: Deutschland. Uber Alles!! 38g-67a-105p in 64 games. You can have the small guy that plays big; I'll take the guy that actually is big.

Sure, every now and then the small guy ends up being a Toews, but the odds are lower then that of the big man. Your odds of getting a Getzlaf, Carter or Kopitar are much higher with a guy of the same body type, than a small guy ending up being a Toews.

Highest PPG available I assume you meant. Reinhart had the same amount of points in less games in the WHL. He should be a solid centre. How interesting would it be if Leon became the most valuable of the top 3 picks Edmonton has had in 4 of the last 5 years? Him and Hall could be monsters for you guys if Leon plays to his potential, leaving RNH in the dust.

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#126 Reds
June 28 2014, 05:02PM
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whatever 'clever' rejoinder you clowns come up with the only reply anyone has to say is:

Kevin Lowe. Darryl Katz. Kelly Buchberger. Craig MacTavish.

no real organization is run like this. none. there is far too much at stake for sensible people to continually drink for the same well after continually bad results.

it's just baffling.

in the future, whenever you coiler fans have something witty to say, mentally play this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

in your heads. its the price is right losing horn/ sad trombone- doo doo to doo

whenever you start moving your lips- doo doo to doo

start to type - doo doo to doo

think edm is going to get better - doo doo to doo

it is the quintessential soundtrack to everything oiler.

good night now!

What is this garbage?

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#127 Grant
June 28 2014, 05:41PM
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On another note... Spezza apparently turned down a trade to Nashville!

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#128 Grant
June 28 2014, 06:30PM
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Ok guys ..who will edmonton pick up on draft day. Try to leave the negative comments and sarcasm out of it.

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#129 Grant
June 28 2014, 07:58PM
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Here is my forward lineup

Hall. Hopkins Eberle.

Perron. Legwand Yakupov

Hendricks Draisaitl Gagner

Joensuu Gordon Arcobello

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#130 Loweblows
June 28 2014, 08:01PM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

outside top 3 bud. top of the rounds mean first picks of the 2nd, 3rd etc..

i get it. truth hurts.

Obviously you haven't done your homework. You are missing something. Arguing with stupid is pointless.

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#131 Loweblows
June 28 2014, 08:01PM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

outside top 3 bud. top of the rounds mean first picks of the 2nd, 3rd etc..

i get it. truth hurts.

Obviously you haven't done your homework. You are missing something. Arguing with stupid is pointless.

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#132 Grant
June 28 2014, 11:12PM
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Loweblows wrote:

Obviously you haven't done your homework. You are missing something. Arguing with stupid is pointless.

Why do you continue bring a jerk? Did Mommy not hug you enough as a child! Are you unhappy?

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