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Amber McCormick
June 24 2010 08:25AM

One more sleep, Nationers. One more sleep until we find out who will be crowned the new Golden Boy of the Edmonton Oilers. I have to be honest, I can’t wait for all of this to be over. For weeks I’ve been listening to the same arguments in the Team Seguin vs. Team Hall debate. This is getting more out of control than Team Edward vs. Team Jacob.

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UPDATED! TAMBELLINI GETS BUSY: OILERS ACQUIRE COLIN FRASER

Robin Brownlee
June 24 2010 12:56AM

LOS ANGELES -- Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini jumped in on the wheeling and dealing that's expected to unfold over the next 72 hours by acquiring centre Colin Fraser from the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night.

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2nd ANNUAL NATION DRAFT ROAD TRIP

Jason Gregor
June 23 2010 09:11PM

If day one of the 2010 NHL entry draft is any indication of what lies ahead, then hockey fans will be more excited than the kids camping outside the Nokia Theatre waiting for the 3rd installment of Twilight.

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Going all-in: the Oilers should draft Taylor Hall

Robin Brownlee
June 23 2010 12:57PM

PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 04: NHL top prospect Taylor Hall visits the Philadelphia Flyers locker game before Game Four of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Wachovia Center on June 4, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES -- If the Edmonton Oilers covet Tyler Seguin and want the Boston Bruins to pay for the right to get Taylor Hall, there's only one thing for GM Steve Tambellini to do at the Staples Center Friday.

Tambellini has to step to the podium and announce, "With the first pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers are proud to select from the Windsor Spitfires, Taylor Hall."

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How it plays out: 2010 Mock Draft

Robin Brownlee
June 23 2010 10:52AM

TORONTO - APRIL 13: Deputy Commissioner of the NHL Bill Daly announces top pick to the Edmonton Oilers during the NHL Draft Lottery Drawing at the TSN Studio April 13, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages / Getty Images for NHL)

LOS ANGELES -- After Tyler and Taylor, then what?

While there's no doubt Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall will be the top two picks at the 2010 Entry Draft, there's plenty of debate about who fits where in the next 28 slots in the first round.

Based on the needs of teams, conversations I've had with scouts and NHL reporters and educated guesswork, here's how I see the top-30 shaping up at the Staples Center Friday.

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