June 29 2014 03:12PM


The Buffalo Sabres bought out Christian Ehrhoff earlier today, and he immediately becomes one of the best available for free agency this summer. The Vollman Sledgehammer has some nice numbers and colors, and the German is in a good part of the graph. Should the Oilers pursue him?

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June 29 2014 01:01AM

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The Edmonton Oilers entered the weekend with one lottery pick and 5 lottery tickets, and that's exactly what happened.

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Robin Brownlee
June 28 2014 04:23PM


The good news is Leon Draisaitl brings the combination of size and skill the Edmonton Oilers have been lacking down the middle in their mix of top-six forwards for several seasons.

The bad news, unless GM Craig MacTavish gets something done on the free agent or trade front to acquire a pivot with the stature and skill to bring the same dimensions Draisaitl does, is the big German from the Prince Albert Raiders might be pressed into that role when the 2014-15 season begins.

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Day two at the draft and UFAs...

Jason Gregor
June 28 2014 12:17PM


The Oilers didn't have a 2nd or 3rd round pick due to the David Perron and Ben Scrivens trades. The trades look like this.

The Oilers dealt Magnus Paajarvi and Ivan Barbashev (33rd pick) for David Perron. 

The Oilers traded their 3rd round pick, 63rd overall to Los Angeles for Ben Scrivens. The Kings then dealt the pick to Columbus as part of the Marian Gaborik deal. Columbus then traded the pick to Detroit for the 76th pick and a 3rd rounder in 2015 and the Red Wings selected Dominic Turgeon (son of Pierre) from the Portland Winterhawks.

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

Nation World HQ
June 27 2014 08:16PM

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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

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