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Daily Cupcakes: April 20th, 2011

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Sorry for keeping this short boys and girls, I'm in Finals and am spending most of my time doing problem after problem. Only a few more days.  :)

A (short) draft preview.

The big question heading into the draft is who the Oilers will select with their number one pick.  A plethora of talent is available for the Edmonton squad who finished with a mere 62 points this season.  The new consenus number one pick is Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL.

Tyson Barrie is expected to join the Monsters soon.

It wasn't the way Tyson Barrie wanted to end his days in major junior hockey.

Still, the chance to begin his pro career in the next few days might at least help take some of the sting out of the Kelowna Rockets' second round exit from the Western Hockey League playoffs.

Barrie is headed for Denver this week to meet with the Colorado Avalanche,

More Draft talk, this time looking at previous first picks. (Hey Chia, it's from the Sun)

Traditionally, it's a can't-miss pick.

However, despite all the work that goes into the NHL Entry Draft, there are teams that have come up with duds with the first overall selection.

This summer, the Edmonton Oilers have the distinction of picking at the top for the second consecutive season, becoming the first team since the Ottawa Senators in 1996 to do so.