2011 ENTRY DRAFT: OILERSNATION LIVE BLOG

Robin Brownlee
June 25 2011 08:27AM

St. PAUL, Minnesota -- Ryan Smyth hasn't been big news on Entry Draft day since the Edmonton Oilers took him sixth overall way back in 1994, but that could change today.

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SMYTH, TRADES AND WHAT'S UP FOR DAY TWO

Jason Gregor
June 25 2011 07:41AM

Do you remember the lovely Lilian Hosking? In December of 2005 she turned 101, and all she wanted for her birthday was to run her fingers through the most famous mullet in Edmonton. She got her wish when Ryan Smyth and a few members of the Oilers staff showed up at Meadowcroft seniors' complex with a cake and his hair.

The Oilers found out about her request and Smyth gladly agreed to go meet her, too bad negotiating a deal to bring Smyth back to Edmonton wasn't as easy.

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Keegan, David and Dillon

Lowetide
June 25 2011 07:17AM

Keegan Lowe is "on the radar" for NHL teams today. Graded as a solid defender whose play improved a great deal, young Lowe is one of several kids with Oilers connections available today.

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LANDSLIDE: NUGENT-HOPKINS IS THE MAN

Robin Brownlee
June 24 2011 10:46PM

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- In the end, the scouting staff of the Edmonton Oilers was unanimous that centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Red Deer Rebels was the name GM Steve Tambellini had to call with the first pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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HOW SWEDE IT IS: OILERS GET KLEFBOM 19TH

Robin Brownlee
June 24 2011 10:40PM

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- The Edmonton Oilers growing Swedish contingent swelled by another player Friday with the selection of defenseman Oscar Klefbom 19th overall in the first round.

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