Edmonton Oilers load up on aggressive defencemen at the 2015 Draft

Jonathan Willis
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.

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Oilers trade Martin Marincin, then acquire Eric Gryba

Jason Gregor
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. 

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Edmonton Oilers acquire Cam Talbot from New York Rangers

Jonathan Willis
June 27 2015 08:50AM

Cam Talbot

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. 

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June 27 2015 07:45AM

The Edmonton Oilers finally got their man. Back in 2012, the rumors had the club split among three players at the top of that year's draft: Nail Yakupov, who they chose; Ryan Murray, who Scott Howson chose for the Blue Jackets and Reinhart, whose toughness and size have extreme value for the Oilers organization. Today, Griffin Reinhart moves into a new phase of his career, playing for a team that may find room for him as early as October.

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The Oilers tried for Dougie Hamilton, and it wasn’t their fault they missed

Jonathan Willis
June 27 2015 06:00AM

Dougie Hamilton

The Edmonton Oilers were clearly interested in bringing Dougie Hamilton over from the Boston Bruins. Not only did they fail to do so, but Boston then turned around and flipped the 22-year-old top pairing defenceman to the Calgary Flames – and did it without even getting a roster player in exchange.

But it really wasn’t Peter Chiarelli’s fault.

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