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THE WAY I SEE IT

The good news is Leon Draisaitl brings the combination of size and skill the Edmonton Oilers have been lacking down the middle in their mix of top-six forwards for several seasons. The bad news, unless GM Craig MacTavish gets something done on the free agent or trade front to acquire a pivot with the stature…

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Day two at the draft and UFAs…

The Oilers didn’t have a 2nd or 3rd round pick due to the David Perron and Ben Scrivens trades. The trades look like this. The Oilers dealt Magnus Paajarvi and Ivan Barbashev (33rd pick) for David Perron.  The Oilers traded their 3rd round pick, 63rd overall to Los Angeles for Ben Scrivens. The Kings then…

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With the 3rd pick overall the Edmonton Oilers select Leon Draisaitl

*** Day 2 UPDATE: The Oilers have selected Goaltender Zachary Nagelvoort (111th), Forward Liam Coughlin (130th), Forward Tyler Vesel (153rd), and Goaltender Keven Bouchard (183rd). More to follow Let’s get this online draft party started early. You know Wanye and the boys at the Nation Draft Party are firing it up at the PINT right now,…