Could Nail Yakupov play for the Edmonton Oilers next season?

Jonathan Willis
June 25 2016 12:56PM


As entertaining as the selection process was, the 2016 NHL Draft was shockingly quiet on the trade front. The Edmonton Oilers weren't able to make any moves over the course of the draft, which is a bit of a surprise because it was widely expected that at the very least the club would be trading Nail Yakupov.

It didn't happen, and when asked about the lack of movement Oilers G.M. Peter Chiarelli had some interesting comments.

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Oilers stock up on defencemen with mid-round picks

Jonathan Willis
June 25 2016 09:55AM

The Edmonton Oilers entered the 2016 NHL Draft with four picks in the second and third rounds, and contrary to expectations didn't trade any of those selections away. The club drafted winger Tyler Benson No. 32 overall, then turned to defence, taking three blueliners in rapid succession.

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TSN's Darren Dreger suggests prices for defence are too high for Edmonton

Jonathan Willis
June 25 2016 08:55AM

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If there's one thing that everybody in the NHL knows about the Edmonton Oilers, it's that they need a good right-shot defenceman as soon as possible. The 2016 Draft was an obvious place to make a trade for help, but according to TSN's Darren Dreger the prospects aren't looking so bright this morning.

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The (Consensus) Best Players Left After the First Round

Jonathan Willis
June 24 2016 10:46PM

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The Edmonton Oilers own the No. 32 pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft, and there are a number of quality prospects left over after the end of the first round. Who will they pick with their first selection on Saturday?

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Edmonton Oilers draft Jesse Puljujarvi fourth overall

Jonathan Willis
June 24 2016 05:42PM

The Edmonton Oilers have selected Jesse Puljujarvi fourth overall at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

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