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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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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 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

The Oilers added another group of prospects to the pipeline on Saturday and a couple of them have managed to work their way into my post- draft Top Ten . He has signed to play with Skelleftea in the SHL next season but Holland has hinted that Hamilton in the OHL could still be an option, we’ll likely

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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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 subsequently moved him In the past three years, I believe the Oilers drafting in June has been much better than their trading in June.

With the NHL Draft less than a month away, there are still plenty of unanswered questions in Oilersnation is a fan site with no direct affiliation to the Edmonton Oilers , Oilers Entertainment Yeah, I know it sucks that we ’ re back in the same old spot of caring too much about the draft again

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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Oilersnation is a fan site with no direct affiliation to the Edmonton Oilers , Oilers Entertainment Group, NHL , or With the draft and development camp now behind us, it’s time to give you an updated look at the I’ve got Marody in the five spot because I know for a fact the organization is very high on his

Chaos was the word that came to mind at the NHL draft lottery Friday as one of eight placeholder spots The placeholders, who represented the eight clubs that will eventually lose out in the NHL 's That means Sidney Crosby's Pittsburgh Penguins, Connor McDavid's Edmonton Oilers or Auston

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 Oilers can move salary, but only if they get creative. The organization needs to systematically change how they think and operate if they want to Dion Phaneuf has been traded twice in the past three years. Toronto didn’t retain any salary when they sent him to Ottawa, they but picked up a few

The Oilers have the 10 th pick in Friday's draft . We know GM Peter Chiarelli is open to trading the pick to acquire a right-shot puck-moving defender, but There hasn’t been a lot of trades involving teams moving up in the top- ten recently, but since 2007 here are the deals that have unfolded on the draft

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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He is noted for his hockey sense and defensive awareness and does not shy away from the physical element of the game. Holy hell, the second round of the Draft has not been kind to the Edmonton Oilers over the last 10 years. For a guy like Tyler Benson, it’s still way too soon to say how he’ll turn

Andrei Svechnikov is still going to be drafted second. There will still be at least four defensemen selected in the top ten . So why do another mock draft ? Oilersnation is a fan site with no direct affiliation to the Edmonton Oilers , Oilers Entertainment Group, NHL , or NHLPA.

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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