The Oilers will again get to pick first overall in this year’s NHL Draft. Upon hearing this news, supporters of the Oilers no doubt screeched wildly with tight clenched fists, running through large hallways waving giant banners. There’s a great chance that the Oilers will draft someone who will help push this franchise into the second season in the near future.
Hey! Did you remember that this team has another first round pick from the Dustin Penner trade?
As much as it was tough seeing a talented player go to the Kings (who at least acted like he wanted to stay in Edmonton), the Oilers did receive the services of defenceman Colten Teubert and LA’s first round draft pick in this year’s draft. That draft pick is number 19 overall.
So who do you take? Rather, who will be available to take? Will the Oilers trade this pick along with a player to move up into the top ten? Senators, I’m looking at you.
In continuance with our first round mock draft going on at our parent site Too Many Men, Oil On Whyte will again select at the nineteenth position. I won’t spoil the pick until tomorrow, but you can wager that I’ve noticed there are some talented forwards in this year’s draft. If the Oilers choose to stand pat until the 19th position, there’s one forward in particular that I hope lingers around long enough for the Oilers to snatch him up.
While the option remains to package the 19th pick with a player or two and trade it, I’d be more than perfectly happy if the Oilers were able to snag the forward that later will be revealed. You can see the player in question later on (around 4:30 PM MST / 6:30 PM EST) tonight at our main site at Too Many Men.
Until then, let’s get some feedback. Who would you like to see selected at 19 overall? Would you package the pick with a player or two to jump higher in the draft? Who would you ship out to what team, and for what pick?
All these questions on a Friday. Stay tuned.
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