DRAFT DAY SCENARIO: COULD THIS HAPPEN?

Lowetide
June 24 2014 10:53AM

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It's draft week, and that means up is down, left is right and right is wrong, and you better decide which side you're on. Rumors about William Nylander or Nick Ritchie drawing into the top five, about Vancouver and Winnipeg and Toronto trading up—it's madness!

Into this Poe spring I'd like to throw out some verse about the Edmonton Oilers. Let's roll.

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Welcome to the third line, Nail Yakupov

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2014 03:20PM

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In a long, wide-ranging interview with the Edmonton Jouranl’s Jim Matheson, Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish described Nail Yakupov as a third-line player.

This will doubtless be controversial. It shouldn’t be, because that’s exactly where the player should slot in on the organizational depth chart today.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS....

Jason Gregor
June 23 2014 01:20PM

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I love this time of year. The rumour mill will be overflowing leading up to the draft, trades will happen, free agents will be courted and the Nation will be filled with various opinions and debates.

Here are some of the story lines I will be following....

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Monday Mailbag - June 23rd

baggedmilk
June 23 2014 10:52AM

TimeToLearn

It's Monday morning, none of us want to be working, and we're looking for ways to kill time - enter the mailbag.  As always, this feature is completely dependant on you guys. If you've got a question you can email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter at @jsbmbaggedmilk.  

Enjoy. 

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EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

Lowetide
June 22 2014 03:55PM

paul bunyan

There are things you see that force a double take, and that was the case earlier today when I found out the big brains at Extra Skater added a new item on their menu. It's a 'tool you can use' if you're a fan of the draft and CHL prospects, and frankly, it's one big damn deal.

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