Oilers coach Quinn discusses Draft possibilities on 'OTR'

TSN.ca Staff
6/9/2010 7:55:13 PM
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Oilers head coach Pat Quinn appeared on 'Off The Record' on Wednesday and discussed potential approaches for Edmonton at the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, where they are slated to have the No. 1 selection overall.

"I know the management side of our organization is working on it all the time. They're obviously very serious - this is a big pick for our guys," Quinn told host Michael Landsberg.

The first overall pick on June 25 is expected to be either Plymouth Whalers' forward Tyler Seguin or the Windsor Spitfires' forward Taylor Hall, and with the Bruins slated to choose second overall, the idea of trading picks has not been entirely ruled out, Quinn revealed on 'OTR'.

"I hear rumours that there may even be an opportunity for a swap," said Quinn. "Apparently Boston knows who they want and they'd like to have that first pick, and that could be a possibility. I don't know that for a fact, but I'm just hearing the rumours out there."

Quinn said he was not being kept in the loop about which player the team was planning on selecting with the top choice at the Draft, but he was excited at the possibility of bringing either prospect to the franchise.

"Apparently both of these kids are great. I haven't seen (Tyler) Seguin play, but I certainly have seen Taylor Hall play and he's a terrific athlete," Quinn told Landsberg. "I really like him, he continued to grow and get better, and boy, he was some player in the Memorial Cup playoffs. He's won twice now, he knows what winning's about, he'd be a hard guy not to pick but I know our scouts like Seguin as well. They're not telling the coaches right now, so I wish I could tell you, but either one of those boys, apparently would be very good."


Pat Quinn (Photo: Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)


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