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SportsEdmonton Oilers have been money in the 6-to-10 NHL draft spot

13:52  20 june  2019
13:52  20 june  2019 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

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The Edmonton Oilers weren’t as lucky as they have been in the past at this year’s NHL draft lottery. The Oilers entered the night with the 9th best odds Instead, they dropped down one spot and will pick 10 th overall in the 2018 NHL draft . The Oilers ’ most likely scenario had been to stay at pick 9

Unless the Oilers are going to acquire a goaltender, history suggests they will lose a trade involving their 10 th pick. Columbus gave up a lot to land Jeff Carter, and then The quality of picks from #7- 10 in the 2015 draft is very strong, with Ivan Provorov, Zach Werenski, Timo Meier and Mikko Rantanen.

Edmonton Oilers have been money in the 6-to-10 NHL draft spot© Bruce Bennett Sam Gagner of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on Feb. 16, 2019.

There was a big sigh of disappointment when the Oilers somehow didn’t win the draft lottery this year, kind of like if they told everyone in Edmonton that Christmas wasn’t coming.

The lottery had become an annual tradition in Edmonton, a gift grab that served as the centrepiece of almost all of their rebuilds.

But don’t fret about missing out for the fourth year in a row and drafting eighth, Oilers fans. Historically, the six-to-10 spot has been money for this team.

They actually have a better winning percentage there than they have in the top five, where they swung and missed on Jason Bonsignore (fourth in 1994), Nail Yakupov (first in 2012) and possibly Jesse Puljujarvi (fourth in 2016) in seven trips to the stage.

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Carolina lept over the Oilers at the NHL Draft Lottery (went from 12th to 2nd overall), dropping Edmonton down a spot in the order. The Oilers have had the 71 slot in the Draft twice in their history, most recently in 2009 when they chose Troy Not only was he money when it counted most

Oilersnation is a fan site with no direct affiliation to the Edmonton Oilers , Oilers Entertainment With the Oilers picking 8th overall on Friday night at NHL Draft , I wanted to take a trip down memory lane In today’s yearly review, we ’ re looking at the players taken in the stacked 2015 McDraft to see if there

This will be the 11th time in their history the Oilers will be drafting in the six-to-10 spot, and if their previous 10 selections are any indication, there’s a very good chance they’re getting someone very good.

1980: 6th overall — Paul Coffey

Sandwiched in between Darren Veitch at No. 5 and Rick Lanz at No. 7 was a smooth-skating defenceman coming off a 71-point season with the Kitchener Rangers. There were concerns about the defensive side of his game and some early growing pains, but Coffey would become one of the cornerstones on the greatest team of all time. His stay in Edmonton was cut short by a contract dispute, but he won three Stanley Cup rings here and went on to become the second highest scoring defenceman in league history. Nice pick.

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This is one of my favourite weeks during the NHL calendar. I've covered the NHL draft since 2007, and it has changed a lot in the past 12 years. Oilersnation is a fan site with no direct affiliation to the Edmonton Oilers , Oilers Entertainment The Oilers have been a mainstay in the top- 10 since 2007.

Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland might look to continue rebuilding a defence that has some decent roster options and promising prospects, but still needs plenty But the hope is that getting both himself and new head coach Dave Tippett on board long-term will help steady things in the Alberta capital.

1981: 8th overall — Grant Fuhr

Not a lot of teams draft Hall of Famers outside the top five in back-to-back seasons, but the Oilers were a drafting dynasty long before they were a Stanley Cup dynasty. This was a gutsy pick, and obviously more than just a hunch, given that Edmonton already had a very strong young goalie in Andy Moog. But they were right. Fuhr was the backbone of Edmonton’s dynasty, winning 74 of 111 playoff games to secure his place as one of the clutch goalies of all time.

1993: 7th overall — Jason Arnott

The Oilers did very well with Arnott, whose 938 career points are second only to Paul Kariya in the entire draft class. Unfortunately, most of those points came elsewhere as an immature Arnott and a fan base that always seemed focused on his faults were like Oiler and water. He needed a change of scenery after four-and-a-half years and was gone. He played another 14 years and won a Stanley Cup with the Devils. Arnott was dealt for Bill Guerin, who worked out very well in Edmonton.

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The most up-to-date breaking news for the Edmonton Oilers including highlights, roster, schedule, scores and archives. Oilers General Manager & President of Hockey Operations Ken Holland outlined his priorities in the Read and watch all articles, videos, profiles and more leading up to the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver. edmontonoilers .com is the official Web site of the Edmonton Oilers .

With the three draft lotteries in the books, we now know that the Edmonton Oilers will be selecting 8th overall at the upcoming NHL Entry Draft . This morning, Dusty Nielson wrote an article about the players in the top third of the first round after speaking to a few different scouts about how the top 10

1994: 6th overall — Ryan Smyth

Two picks after wasting the fourth overall pick on Bonsignore (three career NHL goals), the Oilers totally redeemed themselves by taking a shaggy-haired kid from Banff who used to be their stick boy. Smyth ended his career with 326 more points than any other player taken in ’94’s first round. His work ethic, determination, hustle and love for the Oilers made him one of the most beloved players of all time. It remains a crime that his number isn’t hanging from the rafters in Rogers Place.

1995: 6th overall — Steve Kelly

D’oh! OK, they can’t all be gems. It’s just too bad this remains one of the biggest, and costliest, draft mistakes in franchise history. Instead of picking Shane Doan, like 15,000 chanting fans in Northlands Coliseum were urging him to do, Glen Sather went with the speedy Steve Kelly. Doan delivered grit, leadership, character and 972 points over his 21-year year career and would have been exactly the franchise needed on just about every level. Kelly had one goal in 27 career games with Edmonton.

1996: 6th overall — Boyd Devereaux

Meh. This wasn’t a great draft year (Chris Phillips went first overall, and after that, there weren’t a lot of head turners in the Top 10). J.P. Dumont went third and Ruslan Salei went ninth. Of the top 10 picks, Devereaux is fourth in career points with 179 in 627 games. He spent only three seasons in Edmonton before moving on to Detroit, where he won a Stanley Cup in 2002. In a mediocre draft class, they came out OK with this one.

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If they were to just use draft picks, I’d say it’s even less likely that they move up higher into the top ten . I dug back through the last nine drafts and all I Last year, the Stars moved up three spots to 26th overall. They dealt the Blackhawks 29th and 70th overall. In 2016, the Ottawa Senators moved up one

2007: 6th overall — Sam Gagner

You can’t rave about a sixth overall pick when Logan Couture went three picks later, but Gagner was a good return on the 2007 investment. He’s at 802 career games and counting (481 of them in his first tour of duty with the Oilers). He finished third, fifth, second, third and second in team scoring in his first five years and set the franchise record with eight points in one game. Then the lottery picks started kicking in and he became expendable. All in all, a solid selection.

2009: 10th overall — Magnus Paajarvi

Nope. This was a curious pick from the moment they made it. You call up his history as a player and Paajarvi NEVER put up any points anywhere he ever played. So 10th overall seemed a bit high. But in Edmonton’s defence, after a wickedly strong top seven (John Tavares, Victor Hedman, Matt Duchene, Evander Kane, Brayden Schenn, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Nazem Kadri), things tailed off in a hurry. Nice guy, but you have to file this one under “miss.”

2013: 7th overall — Darnell Nurse

This was an incredibly deep draft with Nathan MacKinnon, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Drouin, Seth Jones, Elias Lindholm, Sean Monahan, Nurse, Rasmus Ristolainen and Bo Horvat making up the top nine. Ristolainen was still there at seven, but Nurse has been a good player in the early stages of his career and has improved every year he’s been in the league. It looks like there is still plenty of unexplored upside that he’s tapping into.

2018: 10th overall — Evan Bouchard

It’s too early to tell how his career will turn out, but if his last year of junior is any indication (OHL defenceman of the year and eight points in 10 playoff games with the Bakersfield Condors) he is on the right track.

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