It’s been discussed here at Oil on Whyte and it’s been discussed on every other Oilers site on the web. What should Craig MacTavish do with the Oilers 7th overall draft pick come next Sunday, June 30th when the hockey world gathers for the annual NHL Entry Draft.
We’ve looked at who may be available at the number seven slot and according to the Fansided NHL Mock Draft, the Oilers took defenseman Darnell Nurse from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. A big, physical defenseman who has a mean streak was the best option considering the big names were already taken.
Lately we’ve heard that the Oilers and Maple Leafs could be discussing a deal that would see Edmonton surrender their first round pick in exchange for a top-four defenseman that is NHL ready. Of course it could be pure speculation but at this point the rumors are bound to pick up and some of them may take on a life of their own.
For now we sit patiently and wait for Mac-T to make his move as he continues to examine every possibility that he thinks will make this hockey club going forward. Trades, draft picks, free-agents; all are possibilities and only time will tell what MacTavish decides to do in order to restore glory to this proud franchise.
With the draft less than ten days away, let’s get the readers thoughts on what the Oilers will do with their 7th overall draft pick.
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