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Edmonton Oilers select Xavier Bourgault with the 22nd overall pick

With the 22nd overall pick, the Edmonton Oilers selected offensive forward, Xavier Bourgault, from the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL. After approaching this draft with not much of an idea who the Edmonton Oilers would take with their first round pick, we finally got our answer after Ken Holland moved back a couple of spots…

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Draft Notes, Realistic Expectations and More

In five years when we look back at the 2021 NHL entry draft I suspect there will be lots of questioning how teams missed on players who were taken in middle rounds. This has been the most challenging draft for scouts in NHL history. The Ontario Hockey League didn’t play any games. The Western Hockey…

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NHL Draft Weekend Details…

Welcome, Internet friends, to the 2021 NHL Entry Draft weekend! Since the league’s annual fishing derby kicks off tonight, I figured I would put something together with all of the info you need for how to watch, when things start, etc. For the second straight year, the NHL Draft will once again be done remotely…

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Draft Day Live Blog…

Happy draft day, folks! For the second straight summer, the NHL Entry Draft has been pushed back because of the ‘Rona timeline but we’ve finally arrived at the fishing day for new toys and I’m here to cover it all. Are you excited? I’m excited. Since there’s bound to be plenty of action and speculation…

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Should the Oilers Trade the 19th Overall Pick?

As things stand right now, the Oilers will only select twice in the first five rounds of the upcoming NHL Draft. Just considering that fact alone, the idea of trading one of those two picks may sound incredibly foolish. But is it really? The Oilers desperately need to take a step forward next season and…