That 29th-place ranking in the standings, which guarantees Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini the second-best odds in the NHL draft lottery on April 10, is getting dicier by the day.
The Oilers’ late surge could also eliminate them from talking to teams interested in trading for the spot.
Edmonton has won four of its last six games and lost the other two in shootouts to the Phoenix Coyotes and Tampa Bay Lightning. That’s 10 of a possible 12 points.
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