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The centre of the storm

Edmonton Oilers’ GM Craig MacTavish addressed the season ticket holders last week, speaking highly of draft eligible Darnell Nurse when asked. But perhaps the season ticket holders just weren’t asking the right questions. Tuesday, speaking with the media from the Oilers’ front office, MacT discussed what the team wants and of course needs. And what they intend to do with the 7th overall spot, is draft a centreman.

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2013 Oilers Draft Speculation

Oh Oiler fans, what are you to do? The 2013 NHL entry draft is fast approaching and you have no idea, at all, who your team will take, and your team isn't even drafting first overall! Quel dommage! Fear not, the end of June through beginning of July can still be exciting.

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Draft Watch 2013: Jackson Houck

While the NHL season is just starting up, the WHL is quickly winding down. And with that, the pressure on young draft eligible players increases. For Vancouver Giant Jackson Houck, this season had its own challenges playing for a team that has struggled more than usual, but to add to that graduating high school and trying to wow the scouts seems a little much.


Somehow, Houck like all other players in his same position are using the challenge to push them further. Will it be enough is yet to be seen.

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2013 Draft Watch Mason Geertsen

Trades can never be easy. In order to get something of value, you have to lose something of value and often times more. And so it was for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL in their quest to acquire veteran defenceman and Edmonton Oilers’ prospect David Musil, then of the Vancouver Giants. Many saw this trade as inevitable, as this is Musil’s last season in the WHL, and he was the lone Oiler draft pick that was not playing for the Oil Kings. Going to the Giants was their first round 2013 draft pick (a low pick if the Oil Kings make another Memorial Cup run) and a defenceman who looked to be a key part of the future defence; Mason Geertsen.

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2013 Draft Watch Curtis Lazar

The draft rankings can get a little murky once you pass the top five. Even after the top three one tends to see a lot of variation from scout to scout, and so for many teams it becomes a matter of what they value and need the most that will lead them to pick one player over another. 

For Edmonton Oil King centre Curtis Lazar bouncing around first round draft ranking has been something everyone constantly reminds him of this season, but somehow remains something he claims he never thinks about.

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