The Skill Positions

Lowetide
June 04 2012 07:19AM

The Edmonton Oilers future is fast, furious and spectacular. At this point it's not a matter of "if" they'll contend for a spot near the top of the conference, but "when" they'll put it together. The gathering of jacks and kings has given Edmonton a tremendous amount of skill. Do they have enough high end talent? Do they have enough room for another elite winger?

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Nation Radio - June 2, 2012

NationRadio
June 03 2012 12:19PM


Mikhail Grigorenko at the NHL Draft Combine late last week.
Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

The NHL Draft is rapidly approaching, and with the top-prospects in Toronto for the Draft Combine last week, excitement about the event is beginning to crest (especially in Edmonton). Between the upcoming draft, the hiring of Bob Hartley in Calgary, and the Oilers continued search for a head-coach: there were plenty of topics to discuss. Also, there's some meaningful hockey being played apparently, and something called "the Stanley Cup Final" gets a fair bit of air-time as well.

Joining Allan this week were Terry Jones, Jason Gregor, Jonathan Willis, Timo Seppa and Kent Wilson.

This is Nation Radio.

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ECHOES DOWN THE CANYON

Lowetide
June 03 2012 09:27AM

Nail Yakupov arrives in Edmonton today to sunshine, blue skies and Jim Matheson talking about the Oilers taking RyanMurray #1 overall! The story writes itself!

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WHAT WOULD IT TAKE?

Robin Brownlee
June 02 2012 10:00AM

The odds of it happening are about as likely as me ending up on the cover of GQ Magazine, but I can't help but wonder if there's a way that the Edmonton Oilers could come away from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft with Nail Yakupov and Alex Galchenyuk of the Sarnia Sting.

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THREE WEEKS FROM NAILING IT

Lowetide
June 02 2012 07:21AM

Steve Tambellini put it out there yesterday: in order for Edmonton to give up the first overall pick it would have to be a "significant proposal" from another NHL team. What would it look like?

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