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Sports Chiarelli's big move this summer? My bet is he moves lottery pick of the Edmonton Oilers

01:36  10 march  2018
01:36  10 march  2018 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

Oilers trade forward Pat Maroon to Devils

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But that lottery pick ? Yes, I can see that the Edmonton Oilers need to get faster at forward, more skilled on the blueline, and better in net. It will be no easy task for Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli to pull off this roster make-over, given his lack of options, though I do see two assets that I suspect he ’ll

Chiarelli ' s big move this summer ? My bet is he moves lottery pick of the Edmonton Oilers .

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The Edmonton Oilers need to get faster at forward, more skilled on the blueline, and better in net.

It will be no easy task for Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli to pull off this roster make-over, given his lack of options, though I do see two assets that I suspect he’ll move in order to improve his team.

First, he can deal draft picks, including the Oilers lottery pick. Second, with the NHL’s salary cap likely to rise more than expected, reportedly to the range of $78 to $82 million, Chiarelli will be able to take on more salary than previously expected.

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Or is it?When Ethan Bear played his very first shift as a member of the Edmonton Oilers , Thursday night against the Nashville Predators, he became an important part of the club’s history. confidence a strong powerplay can provide. Chiarelli ' s big move this summer ?

Peter Chiarelli . it was announced that Krueger was to be replaced by former Toronto Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins.[120][121][122] Some of MacTavish' s first player moves as Oilers GM came at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, as Edmonton would use their seventh overall selection to draft defenceman

What I don’t see Chiarelli doing is trading any of the Oilers most desirable players, from Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at forward to Oscar Klefbom on defence, not unless he can get a much better player in return.

Let’s look at each option in more detail:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. RNH is often mentioned in trade talk, partly because the Oilers are stacked at centre with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl and it’s seen as a luxury to have RNH as a “third-line centre making $6 million a year.” But this is a nonsense statement. RNH isn’t the Oil’s third-line centre. He gets the third most icetime of any Oilers forward and he often centres the second line. He’s their third most valuable forward.

Right now fans and observers are clamouring for RNH to play on McDavid’s line, given that the Nuge is one of the few Oilers with the speed, skill and smarts to keep up with McDavid. For a team lacking skill and speed, it would be madness to move out RNH, not unless the Oilers were getting a clearly superior skill/speed player in return. Maybe Chiarelli can make such a trade, essentially packaging RNH with some other asset to bring in a better player, but that’s the only way I see him being moved.

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Landing a big fish – On a similar note, what if the pick could help them grab a key In Connor McDavid’ s first season as captain of the Edmonton Oilers , they made the playoffs. This summer general manager Peter Chiarelli didn’t make any drastic changes to his roster.

Peter Chiarelli ' s Oilers seemed to be on the right path but have taken a big step back this year. What is going on in Edmonton ? April 18, 2015 was a big day for the Edmonton Oilers organization. That ’s when the club lucked out at the annual draft lottery , securing the first overall pick and with it

On this front, it’s worth noting that if my own back-of-the-envelope calculations are correct (and I don’t profess to be a salary cap visionary) Chiarelli might well have the cap space to trade for one more expensive player, even one making as much as $7 or $8 million per, but only if he loses RNH’s salary.

Leon Draisaitl. There was some talk of Draisaitl being moved earlier this year, but there are only a handful of players better than Draisaitl, and most of them are heading out of their prime, not into their prime. It’s also the case that McDavid and Draisaitl are reportedly good friends. It’s hard to imagine a less likely move the Oilers would make than trading Draisaitl, other than trading McDavid.

Oscar Klefbom. There’s been rumours about Edmonton showcasing Klefbom, though those rumours are highly speculative and amount, as my Cult colleague Bruce McCurdy put it, to “two plus two equals seven.” There’s some logic to moving Klefbom in that the Oil have plenty of left shot d-men in Darnell Nurse, Andrej Sekera and Kris Russell. But Klefbom is a puck-mover on a blueline lacking players with that skill.

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Chiarelli ' s big move this summer ? My bet is he moves lottery pick of the Edmonton Oilers @ReeceDrake @dangirard14 https For almost two decades, Bill Belichick has managed to subvert the egos of his best player, his boss, and himself for the good of the team, yielding historic results.

Maybe he goes for a bridge deal like Strome' s recent contract, but I think Chiarelli pushes for a long term deal, like he did with the Coaching changes are imminent behind the Edmonton Oilers bench(edmontonjournal.com). On this being a mild summer for moves : "Said before, say it again.

It’s also the case that due to injury Sekera has gone from being the Oil’s best d-man to being its worst dman. If Sekera were healthy and playing at his 2016-17 level, it might well make sense to move out Klefbom, given that Nurse has beaten out Klefbom on the depth chart and Sekera at his best is also a superior player to Klefbom (plus, and most importantly, Sekera holds a No Movement Contract this summer). Like RNH, it’s possible Klefbom could be packaged up for a superior player, maybe a right shot d-man, but trading him without knowing if Sekera can fully recover would be utterly ill-advised. Klefbom is heading into his prime on a good, long-term contract. Hard, but not impossible, to win such a trade.

Jesse Puljujarvi. Puljujarvi has played well this year in a limited role. He’s just 19, the same age as Kailer Yamamoto and Tyler Benson, and they’re not able to hold down NHL jobs. Puljujarvi is big, fast, skilled and a willing shooter on a team that is desperate for a shooter. But Chiarelli has a history of moving out young talent, so I don’t rule out such a trade. Now, I’d hate such a trade. It’s hard to see the Oilers winning such a trade, unless the return is exceptional and Puljujarvi turns out to be a dud. But I don’t see Nail Yakupov 2.0 here. I see Puljujarvi developing into a strong-to-excellent two-way winger and a right shot power play sniper from the left o-zone faceoff circle. In terms of likelyhood of him being moved, though, given Chiarelli’s proclivity to move young talent and his and coach Todd McLellan’s need to win now, I see this as a possibility. Not a strong possibility, but a possibility.

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Watch below: Chiarelli says the first round pick could be in play ahead of the NHL draft. On the other hand, Chiarelli did indicate he ’d be less likely to trade the pick if the Oilers win one of the lotteries and move up to the top three.

The Edmonton Oilers win the fourth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery . Speaking to 630 CHED from Toronto, Oilers General Manager Peter Chiarelli said he was a bit disappointed to fall to fourth. “I hoped at the very least…to hold at two.

Draft picks. Moving out a Kailer Yamamoto or a Puljujarvi doesn’t really work for the Oilers because they’re close to making an impact in the NHL. But Edmonton is going to have two extremely sweet draft picks this year, one a lottery pick and the other a high second round pick. I see that high second round pick as good as gone. Chiarelli has already made it clear he’s willing to trade picks for players. If you target a team with cap trouble, you can get a solid veteran player for a second round draft pick.

As for that first pick, if the Oil were targeting a d-man like Oliver Ekman-Larsson, as the Journal’s Jim Matheson has repeatedly reported, then that first pick would make sense as part of the price, along with a second piece like Klefbom. If Chiarelli is going to make a big move this summer, that big move will be moving the Oil’s top pick. Of course, all on its own that top pick has exceptional value and could bring in a useful piece or two. Given the need to win now with McDavid and Draisaitl in their prime years, I expect that if Chiarelli does make a big move this summer, that top pick will be the price he decides to pay.

It’s worth noting that with another expansion draft for Seattle coming up, these picks will have extra value this year. It makes it more difficult to move them, yes, but it also adds to their allure.

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The Edmonton Oilers won the 2015 draft lottery that took place on April 18, 2015[41]. The Edmonton Oilers ' second-round pick went to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the result of a trade on Oilers Entertainment Group (Daryl Katz, chairman). General manager. Peter Chiarelli . Head coach.

Make sense?

P.S. If Oilers were to win the lottery, that changes the equation, of course. They would almost certainly keep the pick then, given quality of the top player available.


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