They say you have to be good to be lucky, but in the case of the Edmonton Oilers, they really did just have to be lucky to end up with Nail Yakupov.
Last season’s 29th-ranked NHL team, Edmonton won the draft lottery for the right to choose first overall and add another high powered forward to their burgeoning unit. But is this collection of firepower ready to ascend, or are the Oilers still a team going through a patient rebuild?
Today’s THN Puck Panel discusses the Oilers and why THN slotted them in at No. 13 in the West in our annual Yearbook.
PRODUCER: Ted Cooper