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Shopping For a D-Man

Two months ago, I would have told you that the Oilers top four was set. With Oscar Klefbom, Adam Larsson, Darnell Nurse, and Ethan Bear all signed or under team control, it looked like they had a solid group. Some people had said that they wanted to see the team go out and acquire another…

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Was Holloway the Right Pick?

The truth is none of us can answer that question accurately today. It creates a lot of discussion, but any claim the pick was right, wrong, good or bad is simply based on opinion. There are no concrete facts to say how good Dylan Holloway, or any of the players taken after him, will be…

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Draft Day Live Blog presented by Prime Staffing

Happy draft day, folks! As we all know, the draft weekend festivities normally happen in June, but here in Coronacountry, all timelines have been shifted and that means an early-October shopping 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…

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The Way I See It…

In the normal course of business, the NHL Entry Draft gets its own window for buzz and speculation before the free agency season takes over the spotlight a couple of weeks of later. Of course, 2020 has been anything but a normal year in terms of timeline thanks to COVID-19.

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Fourteenth overall picks from the past five NHL drafts

With the Oilers picking in the 14th spot at the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, I figured that I would take a dip in the pool of league history to find the players that have been taken in that slot over the years to see if we can learn anything about the type of prospect that…

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Has NHL Drafting Improved?

The 2020 NHL draft begins tomorrow with the first round and wraps up on Wednesday with rounds two through seven. There will be 216 picks (Arizona was forced to forfeit their second round pick for violating the NHL’s rules on pre-combine testing). Of those picks, how many should we expect to become regular NHLers? What…