The Edmonton Oilers will have a few interesting options when they begin the 2012 NHL Draft by picking first for the third consecutive year. According to Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca, the Oilers won't trade the pick and haven't chosen a player yet.
#Oilers won't trade No. 1 overall pick. Also won't decide until Thursday night, Friday morning who they'll take. — Mark Spector Sports (@SportsnetSpec) June 15, 2012
This is not very surprising since there isn't a clear top prospect on the draft board even though many have put Sarnia Sting star Nail Yakupov on top of their rankings.
Another NHL season has passed and yet another year of the Edmonton Oilers holding on to the first overall pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft. This is the third straight year the Oilers have received the first pick as they beat out ... Read Post
The Edmonton Oilers have the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft for the third consecutive year. The Oilers would be better off trading the first pick and trying to get more picks for the No. 1 overall, as this year's draft sh... Read Post