TSN's Darren Dreger suggests prices for defence are too high for Edmonton

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2016-06-25

If there's one thing that everybody in the NHL knows about the Edmonton Oilers, it's that they need a good right-shot defenceman as soon as possible. The 2016 Draft was an obvious place to make a trade for help, but according to TSN's Darren Dreger the prospects aren't looking so bright this morning.

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16 Best Moments of 2016 NHL Draft: Leaks, steals, tears

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2016-06-25

The Blue Jackets shock, the Red Wings steal, some fan “scoops” the Lightning’s draft plans, and the Bruins draft a player who hated them. It’s the 16 Best Moments from Round 1 of the 2016 NHL Draft, and we promise it will take you under four and ahlf hours to read this. 1. New sweater, new third-line centre in Toronto The Toronto Maple Leafs used all three minutes of the clock, for reasons unknown, before making the night’s first selection and then simultaneously unveiled a gorgeous new sweater and the most promising centre to don the Blue and White since Mats Sundin. “It just goes to show if you really love the game and you work at the game, you can turn

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Oilers Take Local Boy With 2nd Rounder

Source: Beer League Heroes
Date: 2016-06-25

The Edmonton Oilers selected Vancouver Giants Captain Tyler Benson with their 2nd rounder 32nd overall. I’m skeptical of this pick because, and I don’t really know if there’s a true correlation here apart from the obvious, but he reminds me of Tyler Pitlick. Difference being he’s smarter but is not on the same level skating-wise and I’m always weary of players who have an injury history in junior. I should probably holster that opinion though as we’ve seen players like Alex Galchenyuk and Ryan Murray come out okay and become very good NHLers. Some believe that the Oilers might feel as if they’ve gotten another 1st round pick here in Benson. I hope h

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NHL Draft 2016: Day 2 TV, Live-Stream Schedule, Order and Predictions

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2016-06-25

With the first round of the 2016 NHL draft in the books, teams around the league will look to find some depth and potential sleepers Saturday, Day 2 of the selection process. While the big names in the first round typically garner all of the attention, there is also legitimate talent in the later stages of the draft. For example, stars such as Johnny Gaudreau (fourth round), Nikita Kucherov (second round) and Ondrej Palat (seventh round) were all taken on Day 2 in 2011. Each has had considerable success, putting up at least one 60-point season since breaking into the league. The 2016 class is deep, and impact players will be found on Saturday. Here is how where you can watch the action

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Cult of Hockey: Edmonton Oilers select Tyler Benson No. 32 overall in 2016 Draft

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2016-06-25

It wasn’t exactly a surprising pick. There was plenty of chatter pre-draft – including from the Journal‘s Jim Matheson – that the Edmonton Oilers were going to have interest in Tyler Benson early in the second round. That’s exactly what ended up happening. Benson was one of the most-touted players for the draft entering this season. The 6’, 200-pound left-shooting left wing posted 45 points in 62 games for the Vancouver Giants in his Draft-1 year and was generally regarded as a potential top-10 selection. In its 2015 Draft Guide, International Scouting Services had him ranked 10th overall, two spots ahead of Patrik Laine.  More to come. 

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OILERS AT NO. 32: TYLER BENSON

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2016-06-25

The Oilers continued to load up on forwards at the 2016 draft, using their second-round selection on injury-plagued winger Tyler Benson. No player in this year’s draft fell farther than Benson, who was a projected top 10 pick back in the summer of 2016. Bob McKenzie: No. 39 Craig Button: No. 44 Corey Pronman: No. 18 Black Book: No. 34 McKeens: No. 43 ISS: No. 55 SCOUTING REPORTS Corey Pronman: Benson has great instincts, constantly finding seams to get the puck to his teammates or on net. “He never wows you,” said one scout, “but he’s always around the puck, making a good play.” Benson is a quality defensive forward with great work ethic in battles and

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Oilers select Puljujarvi 4th overall

Source: The Bakersfield Condors
Date: 2016-06-25

The Edmonton Oilers, with their first round selection, fourth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft, have selected winger Jesse Puljujarvi from Oulu Karpat of the Finnish Elite League (SM-liiga). Puljujarvi, 18, spent last season with the Finish Elite League’s Oulu Karpat, recording 28 points (13G, 15A), 22 penalty minutes and a plus five plus/minus rating in 50 games. He also posted nine points (4G, 5A) in 10 playoff games. Puljujarvi ranked sixth on Karpat in points (28) and goals (13) and eighth in assists (15). The 6’4”, 203-pound winger has spent the past two seasons with Karpat, accumulating 39 points (17G, 22A) and 32 penalty minutes in 71 career games. Puljujarvi has repre

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Oilers Get Their Man in Jesse Puljujarvi

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-06-25

There is no question that the Edmonton Oilers were the big losers at this year’s NHL Draft Lottery. The hope going in was to either win the lottery outright or hold onto their No. 2 position —  to be perfectly honest, sliding down a slot would have even been an acceptable outcome for Peter Chiarelli. After all, this year’s NHL Entry Draft was always supposed to be about three players; Auston Matthews, Patrick Laine, and Jesse Puljujarvi. As long as one of them found their way to Edmonton, there would be no problems. #Oilers' Jesse Puljujärvi led Finland to 2016 World Junior gold with 17 points, named tournament MVP. #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/HKe30YA2l7 — Edmonton Oile

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Setting Up Day Two of the Draft

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2016-06-25

Day one of the 2016 NHL Draft was a good day. Jesse Puljujarvi fell to the Oilers and Peter Chiarelli sprinted to the podium and selected the Finnish winger. Here are the Oilers’ remaining picks: Second round, #32 Third round, #63 Third round, #84 (from Florida) Third round, #91 (from Pittsburgh) Fifth round, #123 Fifth round, #149 (from St. Louis) Sixth round, #153 Seventh round, #183 It looks like the Oilers have one player in mind for the #32 pick: "There was one scenario where I wanted to jump from the second round to the first, but the player wasnt picked" -Peter Chiarelli — Ben from Edmonton (@benoliver_1) June 25, 2016 Here are Lowetide’s top remaining pro

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2016 NHL Draft: Day 2 discussion thread, start time, how to watch, and live pick-by-pick results

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2016-06-25

30 picks down, 181 to go. Day one of the 2016 NHL Draft had to be a shocker for Oilers fans. In the days leading up to the draft there had been endless rumours about what the Oilers might do with their pick, and in the end they did what I think most expected them to do with it, they used it. Who they used it on was very unexpected. Jesse Puljujarvi, what the hell was he still doing on the board at fourth overall? Who cares, he's a member of the Oilers know. The Oilers enter day two of the draft with seven picks, four of which come in the next 61 selections. Ideally Peter Chiarelli can turn a package involving those picks into a living, breathing, NHL player and not just four

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