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The Edmonton Oilers will pick first overall in the NHL draft for a second straight year. The New Jersey Devils won the draft lottery Tuesday but teams aren’t allowed to move up more than four spots, leaving Edmonton with the first overall pick.
There has been lots of great, heated discussions here at HTR over the last month of the regular season, and now its time to make your playoff picks.
The Brian Burke plan is finally starting to show dividends. He has gotten rid of the old guard and replaced it with one of the youngest rosters in the league. The team has shown much promise with its second half surge and if they keep going should end up with a playoff berth next year (one can hope). Despite being criticized for giving up high end draft picks BB has re-stocked the cupboards in terms of prospects.
Here is my outlook/opinion of our prospects.First lets look at this years rookies since they are graduating.
**skaters= games-goals/assists/points**goalies= games-win/loss/tie**
- Surest scenario at the entry draft: The Columbus Blue Jackets move winger Nikita Filatov, who didn’t get a sniff in Columbus after they sent him down after a few months. He has a measly 17 points in 33 games in the AHL. No fire, already has a rep as a perimeter player. That said, somebody will always take somebody else’s first-round failure, even Jason Bonsignore who went to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Bryan Marchment.
Never mind what he says now. There’s no way Teemu Selanne will call it a Hall of Fame career after his turn-back-the-clock season culminates with his 10th appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Selanne is not 40 years old; he’s ageless.