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01-19-2013, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
The Oilers will make the playoffs so they'll be drafting in the bottom half of the 1st. (Not that I'm optimistic or anything. ) Unless they trade up but that's always easier in theory than in practice. Especially in a solid draft like this one you'd have to think a very good piece would have to be traded to move up into the top 5/10 picks.

Gauthier stands out as a good choice but I don't know if he's still around when the Oilers pick.

Rychel would be a solid pick as well.

I agree with others... hard to say what the Oilers will pick because it all depends on how they perform this year and which players outperform or are underwhelming. Depending on what other moves management makes, I think the holes in the roster may not be the same as exist now.
Actually this may be exactly the type of draft to move up. It is when the drop off is steep that the price goes up. In the 10-20 range this year there are lots of players that could have an impact. Drafting 16th instead of 10th may still get you the guy you want.

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