The Pros and Cons of the Edmonton Oilers Trading Their 2013 First Draft Pick

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The Pros and Cons of the Edmonton Oilers Trading Their 2013 First Draft Pick
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For the fourth season in a row, the Edmonton Oilers find themselves in a position on the outside of the playoff race looking in and holding what has the potential to be the No. 1 overall draft pick in this year's NHL draft. 

Unlike previous seasons, however, the NHL has now adopted a lottery system for those teams who do not make the playoffs to have an increased chance at the first overall pick. 

Meaning, for a team like Edmonton, the appeal to trade that pick may be a bit more significant if it doesn't carry the same chances of securing the first overall selection. 

Unless the Oilers’ fortunes change, their first pick will be a high selection and would have significant trade value this season. 

Here are the pros and cons of the Edmonton Oilers trading their 2013 first draft pick.

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