The Edmonton Oilers have either been extremely lucky or unlucky, depending on how you view it, finishing in last place two out of the last three seasons and garnering three No. 1 overall picks.
Each time the Oilers drafted the most skilled player available, and while they accumulated some talented pieces, there are still some glaring holes that the team will need to fill in order to take the next step.
Comparisons have been made to the Chicago Blackhawks, another team who built through the draft and ultimately achieved great success with a Stanley Cup victory. But unlike the Hawks, the Oilers did not draft to fill positions of need.
Here are five things the Edmonton Oilers need to become a threat in the NHL.