2013 DRAFT TAKES: TOP 15 (OILERS PICK INSIDE!)

Lowetide
February 20 2013 05:14PM

Russian Valeri Nichushkin is the big climber in our third look at this year's top draft eligibles, and we're far enough into the season to list the top 15. What does that mean? We can project the Oilers 'draft window' and what might be available. Top 15 after the jump.

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SOUND AND VISION

Lowetide
February 19 2013 11:01PM

Nikolai Khabibulin's start tonight signals the annual "whos coming and who's going?" showcase period leading up to the trade deadline. Although this year's deadline is April 3, chances are we'll see a few March deals as teams try to address need early to stay in the race.

We don't know if the Oilers will be buyers or sellers, but we can identify possible areas to address and some players who might be headed out of town.

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COLLEGE PROCUREMENT

Lowetide
February 17 2013 10:05PM

In a few weeks we'll be hearing about 'college free agents' and names like Dan DeKeyser, Andrej Sustr and Nate Schmidt. There's another name in this year's group, a name Oiler fans might remember. Krushelnyski.

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THE RYAN GAME

Lowetide
February 16 2013 10:00AM

For the Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Smyth and Ryan Whitney need to be a big part of this year's team. Their combined salaries ($6.25M) tell us these two players need to be in the heart of the order and to deliver. So far this season, the results have been disappointing, and coach Krueger responded with the most powerful weapon in his arsenal: cutting off playing time. Today, we see the impact.

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NATION PROFILE: JEFF BEUKEBOOM

Lowetide
February 15 2013 07:07AM

At 6.05, 230 Jeff Beukeboom was a giant of a man who had no trouble winning battles, clearing the front of the net and disposing of the garbage scorers. He could also pass the puck and play defense, and enjoyed a quality NHL career. 

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