Found April 11, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
For the third year in a row the Edmonton Oilers will have first pick in the NHL Entry Draft.  After two years finishing in last place in the league and selecting Taylor Hall first overall in 2010 and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first overall in 2011, they finished in second last place and won the draft lottery.  Likely this means Edmonton will select Nail Yakupov in June.  This is a significant addition to an already very good young core.  Add in Jordan Eberle and Edmonton could have the best group of offensive forwards in the league in a few years if all turns out.  It will be hard for the Oilers to not be contenders with that group to build around.  Nevertheless they will still need to find some good defencemen and goaltenders, as the Oilers are lacking in both positions.  Continue reading "Edmonton Wins The Draft Lottery"
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