Bob Green putting an emphasis on making late round picks matter

Jason Gregor
June 09 2016 03:05PM

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The Oilers haven't uncovered many impact players outside the first round over the past decade, and Director of Player Personnel, and the man with the final say on draft day, Bob Green, is planning on changing it.

The Oilers have uncovered a few solid players outside the first round in the last six drafts, and it is still too early to tell how many more might pan out. Brandon Davidson (sixth round in 2010) and Tobias Reider (fourth round in 2011) have emerged as solid players. Jujhar Khaira (third round 2012) and Erik Gustaffson (fifth round 2012) and Anton Slepyshev (third round 2013) have already played 15, 41 and 11 NHL games respectively. They have some potential.

The fact Reider and Gustaffson are playing for other NHL teams is not the fault of the amateur scouts. Their job is to make the right picks, after that it is up to management and coaching to develop them.

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The 2nd Annual Nation Awards: The Nominees

baggedmilk
June 09 2016 02:08PM

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Last year, we started a new tradition around these parts. Since no one will let us vote for the actual NHL Awards (thanks PWHA) we decided to take matters into our hands and created an award show for the ages, and I need your help. We need nominees for our award categories, and that's where you come in. 

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #27 Rasmus Aspland

Cammers
June 09 2016 07:00AM

Rasmus Asplund comes in at 27th in the Nation Network prospect rankings. The 18 year old Swede plays centre and left wing in the SHL for Farjestad BK. 

Lets take a look at the young forward.

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WWYDW: Lucic or Okposo?

baggedmilk
June 08 2016 05:00PM

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My friends, it's once again time to put yourself in Peter Chiarelli's spot and make decisions for the Edmonton Oilers based on what you think would be best for the team. This week, we're diving into fantasy land to determine whether you would choose to sign Milan Lucic or Kyle Okposo if you were handed the keys to the Oilers' panel van. Left or right wing - who will you decide?

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TOP 100 OILERS: SHELDON SOURAY (63)

Robin Brownlee
June 08 2016 11:04AM

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Sheldon Souray’s time as a member of the Edmonton Oilers should have been a hockey match made in heaven. Souray, an UFA coming off a career 64-point season with the Montreal Canadiens, was an Elk Point boy who had grown up cheering for the Oilers. The five-year deal worth $27 million he inked in July 2007 with Edmonton was his chance to come home to play.

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