The First Overall Pick: Avoid Nugent-Hopkins

Jonathan Willis
February 05 2011 09:39PM

 

 

As it stands today, at least four players have a legitimate shot at going first overall: defenceman Adam Larsson of the Swedish Elite League, and forwards Sean Couturier, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog.

After looking through the numbers, I’m convinced that Nugent-Hopkins would be the wrong selection.

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GDB 52.0: LUCKY 13 x 4???

Jason Gregor
February 05 2011 03:34PM

Nikolai Khabibulin will try to end his 12-game losing streak tonight against the Blue Jackets, who are fittingly the last team he registered a win against back on December 16th. If Khabibulin can show as much resolve and strength as our young cheerleading prodigy above, then the Oilers might have a shot, but something tells me that even a rare 5:00 p.m.  appearance on CBC won't help the Oilers.

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The Walking Dead: Feb. 5 Lottery Standings

Jonathan Willis
February 05 2011 03:08PM

It took five-eighths of the season to do it, but the Edmonton Oilers have finally taken sole possession of 30th in the National Hockey League, thus giving them the best shot at the first overall pick in this summer’s NHL Entry Draft. But can they hold that position?

After the jump, a look at the current lottery standings, and the other contenders for the 30th slot and the best chance at this summer’s first overall pick.

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Cogs in the Wheel

Lowetide
February 05 2011 07:28AM

In Andrew Cogliano's last 10 games, he's ripping it up. Tom Renney is showing faith in the young speedster and is being rewarded with improved play.

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Rangers Scouting Souray

Jonathan Willis
February 04 2011 09:50PM

Despite another loss, there is some good news for Oilers fans. And no, I’m not referring to the fact that the team is one step closer to a high draft pick.

According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, the New York Rangers are scouting Sheldon Souray, and Glen Sather has been to Hershey to watch him play.

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