Draft Day Two: Acquring a D-man still alive

Jason Gregor
June 24 2016 10:56PM


The Oilers and their fans were ecstatic to draft Jesse Puljujarvi at #4. It was unexpected as many presumed he would go third to Columbus, but the Blue Jackets really liked centre Pierre-Luc Dubois and tthey took him allowing Edmonton to land the 6'4", 208 pound right winger.

It was a successful day draft wise, but GM Peter Chiarelli still hasn't acquired a defenceman. Will tomorrow be the day?

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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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Draft rumblings and the Top-60

Jason Gregor
June 24 2016 01:05PM


Round one of the draft begins tonight at 5 p.m. MDT and will wrap up around 9 p.m. It is a long night, but a very exciting one for players, families, scouts, management and fans.

History tells us to expect a significant trade, and Oilers fans are hoping it involves their team, but Anaheim, Buffalo, Arizona and Calgary are other teams to watch. There will likely be a trade no one has been discussing either. Those are the best, because they surprise everyone.

Tonight, 30 young men will fulfill their dream of being drafted, while another 181 will wait until tomorrow to hear their name. What a ride it will be for them, and  for fans across the NHL, who will wait with anticipation to see what moves and selections their teams make.

Let's get it going.

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The North By NorthGretz Podcast - Pre-Draft Spectacular!

North By NorthGretz
June 24 2016 12:02PM


Happy Connorversary everyone! This week the boys spend the podcast being distracted by potential PK Subban trade news, recap the NHL Awards, Ethan Bear SNUBBED by Team Canada, talk MORE about PK Subban, more Milan Lucic and Nail Yakupov speculation, plus another educational round of Ask The Idiots! 

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