Edmonton needs a franchise player, a game changer, cause they sure arent signing on through free-agency. This is their chance to build through a player good enough to well, build around. Why ruin it?
They r better off drafting Taylor Hall, than taking the 3rd overall and any combo of any of the players u named there….. Nathan Horton and Stephen Weiss, r not at that level. Taylor Hall "might" be, but they arent and never will, while Taylor Hall "might". (pretty good chance)
Also he said that they will only try to move up to first overall if he and management deem the gap between the two players to be large enough and at this moment he doesn't think it is and he doesn't expect that to change.
Another interesting thing he said was that if they make a trade with the Oilers they wouldn't pick first but rather just get their choice of player. Not sure how that would work but I guess it would allow Edmonton to still get the prestige that comes with the top pick.]]>