Rumors and News Heading Into Day Two

With the draft a few minutes from starting and the Oilers set to make the first pick on the second day, there are a few items of note to watch for:

The Oilers have drafted forward Tyler Pitlick with pick #31. Pitlick had dropped out of the first round by most rankings and is a good pick up at #31 for Edmonton. The way things are moving and the choices being made, another good prospect is going to land with the Oil at #48.

Marc Savard is being shopped and is more than a rumor at this point. Chiarelli really thinks that Seguin can play and with the depth at center, Savard is more expendable than ever. Atlanta is in the mix as are other teams.

Tomas Kaberle has moved back down to about 50/50 on getting moved. No teams came forward yesterday to improve their offers, thus conversation has settled and nothing is happening there.

Sheldon Souray is not expected to move today. Teams haven't expressed much interest and Tambellini doesn't have much in the works, but could do some wheeling and dealing after July 1st with a couple of western teams who have expressed a little bit of interest.

11:30am Oilers draft Martin Merincin at #46 after trading Riley Nash to Carolina. With the #48 pick they draft Curtis Hamilton out of Saskatoon.
11:45 Oilers draft Ryan Martindale at #61. Man the Oil are drafting size. All four picks today are big boys.


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