Video: Connor McDavid talks to the media after the NHL draft lottery

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-04-19

The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL draft lottery, giving them the chance to pick "generational player" Connor McDavid. Oilers Assistant General Manager Bill Scott says they will be getting a "tremendous" player for the franchise.

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National sports network decries Connor McDavid going to a “smaller Canadian market outside the mainstream of the league”

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-04-19

After years of seeing made-in-Canada superstars like Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, and ultimately even Wayne Gretzky take their talents south of the border, it is a refreshing change to this Canadian hockey fan that the Next Big Thing will be starting his professional career north of the border.  One might have guessed that a national sports network like TSN might be enthused that hockey’s next wunderkind will be playing his home games in a Canadian arena. One’s guess would have been dead wrong, at least if TSN’s Sunday morning panel The Reporters is indicative as the group of four veteran pundits weighed in on the “Edmonton wins Connor McDavi

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Edmonton Oilers fans react to draft lottery win and a chance at Connor McDavid

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-04-19

Here’s what fans were saying on social media about the Oilers miraculous draft lottery win and the chance to draft Erie Otters captain Connor McDavid.

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IT'S MORNING IN EDMONTON

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-04-19

Our minds can barely accept the events of last night but they are so very true. The Edmonton Oilers won the draft lottery that mattered and have hockey's latest chosen one in their sights. There are myriad stories surrounding the Oilers and McDavid but there's only one thing that matters this morning. They won the damn lottery!

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Ongoing Oilers, Otters Saga Takes Strange Bounce

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-04-19

The day that the hockey world was waiting for had arrived.  It was the night in which we would all find out which team would have the 1st chance to draft the great Connor McDavid. Everyone, from fans to team executives, were putting their hopes on the lucky bounce of 4 lottery balls.  Hopefully, their 4 number combination would emerge from the bin.  If so, the very course of their franchise would be changed forever. One by one, they revealed the draft order.  There was no change at all in draft positions from 4th-14th.  The lucky winner was someone in the Top 3, either Buffalo, Arizona, or Edmonton.  They revealed the number 3 envelope, and out came the gold Edmonton Oilers card, indic

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2015 NHL Mock Draft: Updated 1st-Round Predictions Post-Lottery

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-04-19

The two-month wait between the lottery and the 2015 NHL draft has finally begun, and it's going to be a long one for many of the top prospects. The Edmonton Oilers trumped the Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes by winning the No. 1 overall pick on Saturday despite having just the third-best odds. It marks the fourth No. 1 pick for Edmonton in the last six years—rattle that stat off to an Edmonton fan, and they'll remind you how it's produced nothing but a nine-year playoff drought despite some of the game's best young talent. If the talent atop this draft is any indication, however, 2015 could be the year in which that begins to come to an end. Without further ado, let's dive

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BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-04-19

I’ll admit my brain was off the grid for most of last night and into the early hours of morning. I am smart enough to realize that last night was a major event but it’s difficult to grasp the enormity of the situation in a single breath. The Edmonton Oilers went to the draft lottery expecting to get a major piece of the puzzle, and instead received a franchise-altering gift only the hockey Gods can bestow—and even then it’s a once in a generation thing. This is mind boggling, this is incredible. It’s going to take some time, this time. Hall—McDavid—Yakupov Pouliot—Nuge—Eberle Pisani type—Lander—Purcell Hendricks—Gordon—Klinkhammer Is that about rig

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NHL.COM: MacT discusses draft lottery victory

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2015-04-19

TORONTO -- The Edmonton Oilers will pick first in the 2015 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday. The Oilers had an 11.5 percent chance, third-best, to win the first pick in the draft, which will be held June 26-27 at BB&T C...

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McDavid, top players react to Draft Lottery results

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2015-04-19

TORONTO -- If the Edmonton Oilers choose Connor McDavid with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Erie Otters center says he will be very happy. "It's going to be a dream come true and it's a great situation to be in," McDavid said Saturda...

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Chance at McDavid 'spectacular feeling' for Oilers

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2015-04-19

TORONTO -- For the fourth time in the past six years, the Edmonton Oilers will have the first pick in the NHL Draft. The Oilers won the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday and have the opportunity to select one of the most highly regarded prospe...

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What Connor McDavid will mean to the Edmonton Oilers line-up in 2015-16

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-04-19

The impact of a truly great hockey player on his team is often under-estimated. Without Wayne Gretzky, where would the early 1980s Oilers have been? Would players like Mark Messier, Paul Coffey and Jari Kurri have developed into NHL stars if they hadn’t had Gretzky around to take on the toughest competition and score the crucial goals that helped take the heat off of everyone else. One or two or all three of them might not have panned out, certainly not to the extent that they did. How far in the 2006 playoffs would the Oilers have gone without Chris Pronger? Having him to to play against the toughest competition in the toughest situations, and to win most of those battles, made it ea

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Fans react to Edmonton Oilers winning first pick in NHL Draft Lottery

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-04-19

Twitter was buzzing after the Edmonton Oilers won the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery Saturday.

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