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Who will Oilers draft with top pick?

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09:32 AM ET 04.10 | No surprise, but word around Edmonton is that the Oilers will take Swedish defenseman Adam Larsson or Red Deer center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the No. 1 or 2 pick.

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April 10, 2011  09:45 AM ET

What? No picture of Peter Forsberg wearing the Tre Kronar...

April 10, 2011  10:11 AM ET

I like to get all my information on the Oilers from the Boston Globe.

I wonder if they think the Royal Alberta Museum is worth the tax dollars?

April 10, 2011  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What? No picture of Peter Forsberg wearing the Tre Kronar...

There was some confusion as to what photo was actually him...a Forsberg or Foote photo...So they opted for this one. Sharp as a tack those Boston boys.

April 10, 2011  11:02 AM ET

there's this big trend to go for swedish d early in the draft. we'll know in a few years how wise it is.

April 10, 2011  11:07 AM ET

Take Larsson, you need some D.

April 10, 2011  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Take Larsson, you need some D.

Beat me to it.

April 10, 2011  11:26 AM ET

I got an interesting question....

You're the Wings coach, playing the Hawks today. Game is tied late in the 3rd, Hawks only need one point to make the playoffs. Do you pull the goalie and go for the win in regulation to knock out your rival?

The Leafs were in this situation last year with the Habs, and I was pissed that Wilson didn't pull the goalie and try to knock out the Habs. So I say go for it! Pull the goalie if that situation occurs.

April 10, 2011  11:26 AM ET

And did anyone see Selanne's first career fight last night! He is like 50!

April 10, 2011  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I got an interesting question....You're the Wings coach, playing the Hawks today. Game is tied late in the 3rd, Hawks only need one point to make the playoffs. Do you pull the goalie and go for the win in regulation to knock out your rival?The Leafs were in this situation last year with the Habs, and I was pissed that Wilson didn't pull the goalie and try to knock out the Habs. So I say go for it! Pull the goalie if that situation occurs.

I would sit everybody and let those kids play, Helm, Abdelkader. They aren't gonna see either the Hawks or Dallas first round anyway.

April 10, 2011  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I got an interesting question....You're the Wings coach, playing the Hawks today. Game is tied late in the 3rd, Hawks only need one point to make the playoffs. Do you pull the goalie and go for the win in regulation to knock out your rival?The Leafs were in this situation last year with the Habs, and I was pissed that Wilson didn't pull the goalie and try to knock out the Habs. So I say go for it! Pull the goalie if that situation occurs.

would play too much as a distraction in the media. Coaches are for the most part old-school and by the book, acting out this way will draw alot of unwanted attention.

April 10, 2011  01:18 PM ET

Being an Oil fan I know we need D but I would love to see Hopkins feeding Hall and Eberle. I take Hopkins.

April 10, 2011  01:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I like to get all my information on the Oilers from the Boston Globe.

I think the interns copied and pasted W2's post from a few days ago. I asked him that very question and ... it's today's headline.

April 10, 2011  01:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Being an Oil fan I know we need D but I would love to see Hopkins feeding Hall and Eberle. I take Hopkins.

I agree. As much as the Oilers need help on defence, they need a legitimate #1 Center and ... that Hopkins kid from down the road in Red Deer is just what the doctor ordered. He is way too good to pass up.

I think the only way they let this kid get away is if the Oilers lose the draft lotto.

April 10, 2011  01:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I like to get all my information on the Oilers from the Boston Globe.I wonder if they think the Royal Alberta Museum is worth the tax dollars?

The Globe has been following this all year. They thought the Bruins would be picking second again and take the guy the Oilers didn't. :-)

April 10, 2011  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

And did anyone see Selanne's first career fight last night! He is like 50!

He's a beauty, ain't he? Even at 50.

April 10, 2011  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Being an Oil fan I know we need D but I would love to see Hopkins feeding Hall and Eberle. I take Hopkins.

That would be nice but I have to disagee. The Oilers have the worst defence in the league thats where the help is needed most. I would go with Larsson.

April 10, 2011  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I agree. As much as the Oilers need help on defence, they need a legitimate #1 Center and ... that Hopkins kid from down the road in Red Deer is just what the doctor ordered. He is way too good to pass up. I think the only way they let this kid get away is if the Oilers lose the draft lotto.

If thats the direction they go I won't be complaining I still prefer the defenceman though.

April 10, 2011  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

He's a beauty, ain't he? Even at 50.

He's the second best Euro. to play in the NHL. You have the best.

April 10, 2011  02:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

That would be nice but I have to disagee. The Oilers have the worst defence in the league thats where the help is needed most. I would go with Larsson.

Isn't this like the Tavares v Hedman question a few years ago...I'd go with the #1 center.

 
April 10, 2011  02:23 PM ET

Thank you! And contrary to popular belief, he's not being traded to a certain team across the river for 1st round picks. ;-)

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