Dustin Nielson says EDM held visits with Monahan, Nurse and Horvat.
I think these are the three targets folks. Monahan or Nurse, Horvat if they move down
Could be, but at the same time if Lindholm and Nichushkin (and maybe Barkov, depending if they are looking to trade up) were back in Europe, maybe it just didn't work out to have them come to EDM, and it doesn't necessarily reflect whether the Oilers are interested in them or not?
Nurse likes hitting people. Any prospect/player who says that get's a +1 in my book. Also went on said that he rather give the hit then receive it. He looked up to and followed many players, like Jerome Iginla. Doesn't care where he get's drafted. He confirmed the Oilers have kept in contact with him even after the combine. Huge possibility for us to take him, unless he's taken earlier.
As much as we NEED other things, the Oilers shouldn't pass up on a great asset just because they think they know better. Given this organization's track record, a bit of a simplification of the process seems like the best path to take.
Several sources believe the big Russian defenseman Nikita Zadorov is Edmonton's target at this spot, but the team has been very straightforward about wanting a center, even naming Sean Monahan. If Monahan is taken by now, I have heard that Edmonton is high on Lindholm as well. If the Oilers trade down, there are a number of players I believe they would target, including Zadorov, Darnell Nurse, Bo Horvat, and Curtis Lazar.
What would you guys think if edmonton was to move down , acquiring an nhl-ready player and taking Morin in the last half of the draft?
MacT already stated he doesn't want to move past 14 and even that was too low. Besides, with a player like Morin, you have no idea where he is going to go. He could go top 10 or be around at the end of the first.