IS LEON DRAISAITL NHL-READY?

Lowetide
July 09 2014 05:02PM

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After his performance in Jasper at the Oilers orientation camp, some Oiler fans are thinking Leon Draisaitl might be NHL-ready. That doesn't matter, fans don't make the roster decisions. However, Edmonton's trading of Sam Gagner right after the draft, added to inactivity in the trade market, suggest management may also feel he's worthy of a long NHL look this fall. Is he?

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NHL EQUIVALENCIES FOR TRAINING CAMP HOPEFULS (F)

Lowetide
July 08 2014 06:23PM

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The Edmonton Oilers will have a job opening or two this fall, and it could go to one of their young players. A chance at center, or on the wing, might be filled by an unexpected source. One of the first things we should look at is offense—can these kids score enough to hang around? NHL Equivalencies can help us suss out the quality offensive prospects.

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PRINCE ALBERT IN A CAN

Lowetide
July 06 2014 11:54PM

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The Edmonton Oilers drafted Leon Draisaitl from the Prince Albert Raiders at No. 3 overall in the 2014 draft. Draisaitl is the fifth Raider Edmonton has drafted, and the fourth taken in the first round. It is NOT an all-star cast.

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WILLIAM LAGESSON

Lowetide
July 05 2014 09:49PM

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The Edmonton Oilers 2014 draft basically comes down to Leon Draisaitl, William Lagesson and a bunch of guys. We've discussed Leon the Professional at length, and we'll discuss the bunch of guys later. Tonight: William Lagesson.

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CLOSE TO BOLD 2.0?

Lowetide
July 04 2014 10:18PM

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A year ago, the Edmonton Oilers were trying to find bold and fans were discussing their free-agent haul. The Oilers had an interesting draft and an active free agent period, but there was a sense more was required.

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There were some clues that linked St. Louis to Edmonton—or more accurately, led us to the conclusion the Blues were in need of a deal to ease their cap pain.

We discussed it four days before the trade, here.

Are there clues tonight available that indicate the next move for Edmonton?

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