A Draft Day Blueprint

Jonathan Willis
May 03 2016 07:00AM

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The NHL Entry Draft tends to be exciting not just because of the young players available for selection to the league’s 30 member clubs, but also because it’s a sort of unofficial summer trade deadline. There’s a clock on each of those draft picks, and each general manager has to decide whether to spend them on young prospects or trade them for immediate help.

A year ago, Edmonton decided to cash in a lot of its picks for immediate help. It would surprise absolutely nobody if the Oilers did so once again.

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Connor McDavid Nominated for the Calder

May 02 2016 05:36PM


In a surprise to no one Connor McDavid has been nominated for the Calder trophy. McDavid is going up against defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, and 48-year old Antemi Panarin. Who will win? That is yet to be seen. Who should win? It's obvious.

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The North x NorthGretz Podcast - Chris' Very Own Episode

North By NorthGretz
May 02 2016 12:19PM


This week Chris The Intern takes over the podcast, and welcomes his guests Jeanshorts and Baggedmilk! They talk about their busted playoff brackets, compete to see who is the best play by play man and answer all of life's mysteries in a round of Ask The Idiots! Why not kill some company time and listen to this week's edition of the North x NorthGretz podcast?

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Picking Fourth Wont Help Edmonton Draft for Need

Matt Henderson
May 02 2016 09:00AM

Fourth Overall

We knew it was coming, but it took less than 24 hours for the hot takes to start rolling in about the way the draft lottery panned out. The 30th placed team won. Edmonton missed out on the top three. Now, unless Winnipeg or Columbus do something stupid, the Oilers will miss out on the two Finnish forwards many of us were dreaming about. But Edmonton doesn’t need forwards so this is clearly a blessing in disguise, right?

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Monday Mailbag - Yakupov or Drouin?

May 02 2016 07:00AM


I hope all of you are having a fantastic lottery weekend! Me personally? I partied on Saturday and paid for it Sunday morning, and I almost feel like I didn't get a full weekend as a result of the hangover. If you're like me the mailbag is here to provide a distraction and waste valuable company time. If we can't help you waste company resources, what's the point of being here? If you have a question for the mailbag, email me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.

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