The Oilers hit the jackpot in the draft lottery as they were awarded the top pick even though Columbus finished with the worst overall record. With that pick they took yet another top offensive prospect in Nail Yakupov. Some could argue that the Oilers were better off trading the top pick so that they could fall down a few spots a grab a defender. Edmonton finished seventh in the Western Conference with 212 goals for, a figure that should improve as their youngsters gain experience, but they allowed the second most goals in the conference (239), a figure that may not change much this season.
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