HISTORY OF TRADING #1 OVERALL PICKS

Jason Gregor
October 21 2013 12:01PM

I still believe that sometime in the future, not right away, but within two years, the Oilers should deal one of their four young offensive stars. Many don't like the idea, which I understand, but I was perplexed why some felt that suggesting the Oilers will deal one of them meant I felt the players weren't any good.

That isn't the case. The reason I would trade one of them, likely Nail Yakupov, is because he is damn good, and if the deal were done properly the Oilers would be able to fill a few other key holes on the team.

Again, I'm not suggesting it will happen right away, but if it does, I believe it would be the right move. Let me explain.

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DON’T FORGET TO VOTE

Wanye
October 21 2013 10:48AM

This article focuses on the Edmonton part of “Edmonton Oilers Hockey Blog” that you see in the website header. It’s voting day for Edmonton City Council and if you live in the City of Champions, or any of the wonderful surrounding municipalities, it’s time you do your duty and get out there and vote today.

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Oklahoma City Barons Watch: October 21

Jonathan Willis
October 21 2013 08:15AM

It’s an interesting year for Oklahoma City. The team is loaded to the gills with defencemen, to such a degree that at some point players like Brandon Davidson have been healthy scratches. Up front, however, a club that already had some weaknesses has lost players like Mark Arcobello and Ryan Hamilton to the NHL, leaving a terribly thin list of quality NHL prospects.

Which prospects are impressing early?

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9 FOR THE OILERS

Lowetide
October 20 2013 08:31AM

The Oilers prospect pool is finally underway (save for John McCarron) for this season and there are some outstanding performances around the globe. Some of these players could be in the NHL by spring.

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THIS AND THAT: DUBNYK AND A PEST ALERT

Robin Brownlee
October 19 2013 03:46PM

Devan Dubnyk has taken a lot of bowel movement from fans of the Edmonton Oilers this season, and with good reason, so it's only fair to point out he was very good in a much-needed 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators today.

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