Oilers draft notes: Nice Jump for Fort Sask's Kirby Dach

Oilers draft notes: Nice Jump for Fort Sask's Kirby Dach

VANCOUVER — Kirby Dach was as surprised as everyone else when the Chicago Blackhawks strayed from the draft rankings to grab him third overall Friday in Vancouver. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-06-22

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Holland uses first pick as Oilers GM on another smooth-skating defenceman

Holland uses first pick as Oilers GM on another smooth-skating defenceman

When he was running the Detroit Red Wings, Ken Holland used to kid about how having the best defenceman in the game — Nicklas Lidstrom — helped make him a smart general manager. It was one of the jokes that was really only funny because it was true. So, with his first draft pick as the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Holland went back to his old strike out pitch, choosing Swedish defenceman Philip Broberg with the eighth overall pick in the 2019 National Hockey League Draft. “If y

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-06-22

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‘We’re going to build a good, deep, big defence’: Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland speaks after drafting Philip Broberg 8th overall

Nearly three hours after selection Swedish defenceman Philip Broberg eighth overall, Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland met with members of the media. Below is be a full transcription of his media availability. Did you think he’d be there at 8th overall? “Certainly we had our list. There was a lot of good players at the top part of the draft. We knew we were going to get a good player. We’re excited to get Philip.” Why did you go defence over forward with some of the players still availabl

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-06-22

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Edmonton Oilers banking on Swedish defenceman

Edmonton Oilers banking on Swedish defenceman

VANCOUVER — Ken Holland has the Stanley Cup rings from his Detroit years to show how valuable a player like Nick Lidstrom can be to a hockey team, so the opportunity to bring a slick Swedish defenceman to Edmonton was too great to resist. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-06-22

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Oilers draft mantra: you can never have too many defencemen

Oilers draft mantra: you can never have too many defencemen

The Edmonton Oilers picked for need last June, desperate for an offensive, preferably right-shot defenceman and felt like dancing on the draft floor when Evan Bouchard was there at No. 9. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-06-22

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Oilers Draft Philip Broberg

Oilers Draft Philip Broberg

With their 8th Overall pick, the Oilers select a Swedish defender The Oilers have selected with the eighth overall pick at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft Philip Broberg. This selection, which was rumoured to be who the Oilers would select, will cause mixed reactions. Shut up https://t.co/4jpinSrQEP— CopPRIDE & Blue (@CopperandBlue) June 22, 2019 Broberg finished at fifth on Central Scouting’s International Skaters Listing and found himself absent from the conversation for the majority o

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2019-06-22

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Even with defence depth, Oilers call out Broberg at No. 8

Even with defence depth, Oilers call out Broberg at No. 8

So much for too much of a good thing. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-06-22

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Philip Broberg gets a shoutout from Victor Hedman after being drafted by the Oilers

Philip Broberg gets a shoutout from Victor Hedman after being drafted by the Oilers

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-06-22

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Ken Holland puts himself on the hot seat as Edmonton Oilers select Swedish d-man Philip Broberg

Ken Holland puts himself on the hot seat as Edmonton Oilers select Swedish d-man Philip Broberg

Edmonton Oilers became the first Canadian-based team at the podium in Friday night's NHL Draft, and used their 8th overall pick to select Philip Broberg, a swift-skating defenceman from AIK of the Swedish Allsvenskan (second division). Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-06-22

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Edmonton Oilers Select European Phenom Defenseman Philip Broberg

Philip Broberg has all of the tools to turn into a top pairing puck moving defender for the Edmonton Oilers. There has been plenty of excitement leading up to the Oilers pick at #8 with there being plenty of questions as to what the Oilers would do.  There were a few off the board picks […] Edmonton Oilers Select European Phenom Defenseman Philip Broberg - Oil On Whyte - Oil On Whyte - An Edmonton Oilers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Source: Oil On Whyte
Date: 2019-06-22

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