June 28 2015 11:05AM
The Oilers made the correct pick at #1. They happily selected Connor McDavid, and then presented him with the new orange jersey. The Jersey looked great, and the Oilers even put McDavid's number on the back, a sign they've known for months they were taking the Erie Otter star. Peter Chiarelli informed us he told McDavid prior to the draft they were taking him, but Chiarelli was happy to see McDavid was a bit nervous on the stage.
He is only 18 and he just fulfilled one of his dreams, being drafted, and goals, going first overall, and the excitement of the moment wasn't lost on him. I saw McDavid in our hotel lobby hours after the draft and he was still beaming. He was elated to go first overall.
That move was expected, but what the Oilers did with their 16th pick overall pick was not.
June 28 2015 08:02AM
The Edmonton Oilers have been selling hope for so long without coming remotely close to delivering results to fans, it’s completely understandable a sizeable segment of their long-suffering faithful is taking a show-me-don’t-tell-me stance. I’ve resided in that camp awhile.
June 27 2015 12:12PM
The Edmonton Oilers walked away from the 2015 NHL Draft with fewer prospects than most expected after making a number of trades, but even so the team managed to add some depth to the organization, primarily on defence, with its later picks at the annual event.
June 27 2015 10:31AM
When the Oilers acquired Griffin Reinhart yesterday, I felt it meant the end of Martin Marincin in Edmonton and today the Oilers traded him to Toronto for pesky forward Brad Ross and the 107th pick.
Admittedly, I wasn't as high on Marincin as some others.
June 27 2015 08:50AM
After a lot of speculation, the Edmonton Oilers have found their goaltender. On Saturday, Peter Chiarelli completed a deal to acquire Cam Talbot from the New York Rangers.