THE 2014 DRAFT (OILERS)

Lowetide
July 20 2014 08:17PM

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The Edmonton Oilers flew in to PHL with a small list of needs and one target. Result: They covered all bases. Big franchise center? Check. Goalies of the future? Check. A bunch of men who they don't need to sign in two years? Check and mate.

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WHAT ABOUT NAIL?

Robin Brownlee
July 20 2014 12:46PM

Nail Yakupov

While Nail Yakupov wrapped up his rookie season as a member of the Edmonton Oilers with a bang, scoring six goals in the team's final three games of 2012-13, he went out with a whimper as a sophomore, sidelined by an injury to end a difficult 2013-14 campaign.

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LEON AND SAM

Lowetide
July 19 2014 08:56PM

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The Edmonton Oilers made the call, and now they have to live with it. Sam Bennett is three hours down the QE2 and ready to make life miserable for Leon Draisaitl and the Oilers. Which one would you have chosen? Does it matter? So many questions, and a few answers too.

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2014-15 Goals Projection: No. 1 centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Jonathan Willis
July 19 2014 12:44PM

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the best part of an undermanned Oilers’ centre depth chart, a two-way talent and brilliant power play man who should yet evolve into a legitimate No. 1 centre in the Western Conference. How many goals can he be expected to add next season?

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2014-15 Goals Projection: No. 2 winger Jordan Eberle

Jonathan Willis
July 19 2014 07:00AM

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Jordan Eberle, by virtue of his work with Hockey Canada, was a famous player before he’d so much as skated a shift in Edmonton. He’s evolved into a pretty good offensive winger and a key piece of the Oilers’ rebuild. How many goals will he score next season?

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