GDB Wrap Up: Kings @ Oilers

baggedmilk
April 10 2014 10:07PM

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Could a night get any worse? Final Score: 3-0 Kings

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GDB 81.0: BUILDING BLOCKS

Jason Gregor
April 10 2014 11:59AM

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The Los Angeles Kings are a prime example of how to build a winning team. Rarely does it happen quickly, but solid, diversified drafting can build you the foundation for success.

Many of the King's important players were drafted and developed from within, and if the Oilers ever hope to be a contender again it will come via their home grown players.

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The Choice

Jonathan Willis
April 10 2014 12:07AM

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There are only so many slots available for young defencemen on an NHL roster, which is why it makes sense to think that only one of Oscar Klefbom or Darnell Nurse will play for the Edmonton Oilers next season.

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TRADING FOR HOMETOWN JOHNNY

Lowetide
April 09 2014 07:06PM

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Johnny Boychuk is pure Edmonton, even down to the name. A rough and tumble defender with a big time shot, Boychuk is a Stanley Cup champion in Boston and one of the trusted blueliners for the Bruins. Boychuk is 30-years old, in mid-career and on top of the world. He's also an attractive option for the Edmonton Oilers. Could they get him? Would he play here?

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End of Roster Forwards

Jonathan Willis
April 09 2014 07:00AM

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This late season run was supposed to be an opportunity for some of the Oilers top AHL prospects – players like Anton Lander and Tyler Pitlick – to show they belonged in the NHL.

Instead, Lander’s floundering in a feature role and Pitlick can’t string half a dozen healthy games together. But that doesn’t mean nobody’s taking advantage of the opportunity.

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