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Edmonton Oilers picks for NHL Draft weekend

The NHL Draft kicking off tonight in Vancouver, so I figured I would do a quick run through of where the Oilers will be picking in every round. Will Holland try to add picks? Will he stand pat? We’re only a few hours away from finding out.

Heading into draft weekend, the Oilers currently sit with six picks through seven rounds with three of those selections happening in the first 90 spots. With this being Ken Holland’s first draft as the Oilers’ GM, it will be interesting to watch what his approach will be to stocking the shelves. Will he sit tight and use the six picks he has, or will he be looking to wheel and deal to try and give his scouts more at-bats?

Here’s where we’re at:

Round Pick #
1 8
2 38
3 85 (from New York Islanders)
4 100
5 N/A (traded for Hayden Hawkey)
6 162
7 193

If there was one thing that Peter Chiarelli actually did a decent job at while he was here it was replenishing the depth on the back end, and I’ll be waiting to see if that means we’ll see a bunch of forwards picked over the course of the weekend.

Pick selections provided by PuckPedia.

  • TruthHurts98

    I hope they focus on drafting forwards. If they are still drafting dmen this rebuild will probably last for a while longer. NO ON BROBERG AT 8!!!!!!! Cozens or Dach could fall like Bouchard did. There will be a better player there for sure!

  • _Bubba

    I’d be ok with passing on Broberg, trading down a couple for other considerations, ans settling on Krebs…Or just picking up another forward. Who knows who will be available at 8?

  • Fireball

    Broberg has been projected outside of the top 10 all year ! It’s only the last few weeks that anyone has him any higher. But most still don’t. The consensus is there are better players available at the 8 spot. The Hype surrounding Broberg going higher seems to have come from the teams picking behind the Oilers. I am a believer that it’s a chess game. Whoever is picking 9-12 wants him. They have the organizational need for him ! ( unlike the Oilers ) the local hype is propaganda to tryin sqeeze one of the teams behind the oilers to move up. Say Van is the team. Are they willing to give up a second to swap to insure getting a young smooth skating LHD to fit the core they have. Holland would know that’s who they are taking., So with the forwards falling there’s a very good possibility the forward he really wants is still there at 10 ?? IDK but there’s two main strategies to drafting. The best available or positional need. Broberg at 8 doesn’t fit either of those strategies !

    • Fireball

      I just can’t see how Anyone could pass on Cozens when he’s a northern boy and was rated in the top 5 most of the year. If he’s there and they don’t take him I think it’ll be a mistake. I won’t say that better players won’t be drafted behind 8 but he sure fits the Oilers needs. He’d make a fine RW.

  • Fireball

    Broberg has been projected outside of the top 10 all year ! It’s only the last few weeks that anyone has him any higher. But most still don’t. The consensus is there are better players available at the 8 spot. The Hype surrounding Broberg going higher seems to have come from the teams picking behind the Oilers. I am a believer that it’s a chess game. Whoever is picking 9-12 wants him. They have the organizational need for him ! ( unlike the Oilers ) the local hype is propaganda to tryin sqeeze one of the teams behind the oilers to move up.