Category Archives: Draft 2015

Both Edmonton and New York Won the Reinhart Trade 

There’s been a lot of debate over the trade that the Islanders and Oilers made on Friday night. The deal sent former Oil Kings captain Griffin Reinhart to Edmonton in exchange for the 16th and 33rd overall picks. The trade is in question mainly because of Griffin’s draft pedigree, as he was taken 4th overall in 2012. 
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Trades Highlight Day Two of 2015 NHL Draft

Although nothing will out-do the hours leading up to the draft yesterday, day two was no bust on the trade front. The GMs worked tirelessly to improve their teams whilst trying to find gems in the later round of the draft. Day two saw the trade of Cam Talbot finally, but still no Patrick Sharp or Phil Kessel. 
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Winners and Losers of Day One of the 2015 NHL Draft

It was an exciting first day of the 2015 NHL Draft, one of the most exciting in years. It saw played such as Robin Lehner, Dougie Hamilton, and Milan Lucic traded before the draft even started, and a bunch of other deals during the draft. Some deals left us scratching our heads, but others were great and out of the blue for teams. Here are our winners and losers of day one. 
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Big Name Players Set to Be Moved at the Draft

This draft is regarded as the best draft since the Sidney Crosby one back in 2005, for right reason. The depth of this year is great, and it is all capped off by two generational talents in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. We know McDavid is going to be an Oiler and Eichel is going to be a Sabre, but what is unclear right now is what shuffling is going to take place in between all of the selections. Not only are the prospects spectacular in this draft, the possibility for big name players to be moved is very high. As of less than 48 hours before draft time, no general managers have dipped their toes in the trade water yet, but we should have an exciting next few days. 
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Could Toronto Trade Down with New Jersey?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most heavily covered teams headed into this draft. They have multiple big names on the trade market, including Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf. But, the Leafs first and smartest move could come via the trade board itself. 
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Oilers Could Trade 16th Overall Pick

The Stanley Cup Finals are just about to begin, which means the draft is right under our noses. The Edmonton Oilers hold the first overall pick which will be used to select possible franchise center Connor McDavid, but they also hold the 16th overall pick, acquired from Pittsburgh in the David Perron trade. 
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2015 NHL Mock Draft

Outside of the top two picks, predicting this year’s draft and how is will unfold is, well, a crapshoot. The later portion of the first round is especially hard, because the depth of this draft allows players to slide up and down until the pick is actually placed. Here is our 2015 mock draft (June 1st, 2015): 
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Oilers Win 2015 Draft Lottery, Buffalo to Pick 2nd 

The Edmonton Oilers will pick 1st overall for the fourth time in six years at the NHL Entry Draft this coming June in Florida. General manager Craig MacTavish gave it “zero chance” that the team trades the pick, meaning that phenom Connor McDavid will more than likely be wearing Edmonton’s blue and orange next season. 

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