The Edmonton Oilers are very good at the business of entertainment. A year ago, we were talking about Stu MacGregor’s 5 names (Nail, Murray, Grigorenko, Forsberg and Reinhart) and asking if it was possible they’d select anyone but Nail.
I think we’ve got the Oilers pick surrounded. They’re going to select Sasha Barkov (if they deal up), Sean Monahan (if he’s at #7) Bo Horvat or Curtis Lazar if they deal down. I don’t think they’ll take a defenseman, and I don’t think they’ll trade down so far they can’t get Lazar.
Bottom line–assuming they don’t deal up or out: if Monahan is there at 7, they take him. If not, they take Horvat, at #7 or later. Book it.