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The Edmonton Oilers and Their Record at the Draft: 2001

In the comment thread a couple of posts down, a few people took issue with Lowetide’s assertion that the Oilers procurement department has done a good job under Kevin Lowe. I’ve previously gone through every draft selection made under Lowe on an individual basis, but I didn’t compare the picks to those made by other teams. This is meant as the first installment in a series where I’ll look at how the Oilers have drafted in comparison to other NHL franchises.

We start with 2001, since Kevin Lowe was promoted to G.M. in the summer of 2000, too late to have much impact on the draft that season. Read More...