What Should the Edmonton Oilers do with their draft picks?

Jonathan Willis
May 15 2015 12:41PM

Draft Lottery

With Montreal’s second round exit from the postseason, we now have a pretty strong idea of where the Edmonton Oilers will be picking in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. That, of course, assumes that the team keeps all of this year’s draft picks. What should Edmonton do with the collection of selections it has assembled?

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Overhauling the Edmonton Oilers' Defence

Jonathan Willis
May 14 2015 06:00AM

Peter Chiarelli2

Last week, we considered a long list of unrestricted free agent defencemen and asked which of them the Edmonton Oilers should target this July 1. But if we’re looking at a total overhaul of the blue line, more than just free agency is going to be involved.

What might a total road map for the summer’s blue line moves look like?

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Is Todd McLellan the Edmonton Oilers' man?

Jonathan Willis
May 09 2015 08:07PM

Todd McLellan2

Edmonton's coaching situation is obviously the item at the top of G.M. Peter Chiarelli's to-do list, and it appears he isn't wasting any time. According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Oilers are in hot pursuit of Todd McLellan, and the team hasn't let up despite the fact that Detroit's Mike Babcock is now testing the market.

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Mike Babcock granted permission to talk to NHL teams

Jonathan Willis
May 08 2015 10:11AM


TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that Mike Babcock, arguably the top coach in the NHL, has been granted permission by the Detroit Red Wings to gauge the interest of other teams in his services.

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Is This The End of the Line for Jackson Houck?

Jonathan Willis
May 07 2015 07:00AM

5.6.16 End of Line

Jackson Houck was part of the Edmonton Oilers’ 2013 draft class, selected in the fourth round. Like several other 2013 picks, he must be signed to an entry-level contract this summer or he’ll re-enter the draft. His release from a tryout contract with the Oklahoma City Barons doesn’t seem like a positive sign on that count.

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