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May 1, 2016 | 10:45am ET
Oilers to shop 4th overall pick
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Edmonton Oilers will draft fourth-overall in this year's NHL Draft in Buffalo, providing they don't trade their selection before they're on the clock on June 24.

The Oilers fell to the fourth-overall selection in Saturday's Draft Lottery, and for a team desperate to fix their defensive woes, their positioned to likely obtain another scoring forward based on draft previews and prospect rankings -- providing they go with the best player available at that slot.

However, many believe the Oilers will entertain offers for the fourth-overall pick and TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger has already reported that it's "definitely in play."

Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli is expected to make a number of moves this off-season to get his team into the playoffs next season after finishing 29th in the NHL this year.

Right wing Nail Yakupov is likely to be traded after requested a move prior to the NHL trade deadline, while star center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins could also be moved.

Teams in need of some offensive punch targeting the likes of prospects Matthew Tkachuk, Pierre-Luc Dobois and Alex Nylander could try to move up and pursue the fourth-overall pick from Edmonton.

 
 
 

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