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A brief history of teams trading away recent top-five picks and the five ways it can work out

It’su200b been a weird yearu200b inu200b Edmonton.u200b Theu200b Oilersu200b cameu200b in withu200b high hopes, struggledu200b early, fired theiru200b coach,u200b seemed to reboundu200bu200b and lately have struggled again. There are calls for Peter Chiarelli to be fired, and it’s widely assumed that he will be if the team misses the playoffs, if not sooner. And as you might expect, there’s been all sorts of speculation about what moves he might be willing to make to turn things around.

Among all the rumors, one name keeps coming up: 20-year-old winger Jesse Puljujarvi. On one hand, that’s surprising, since Puljujarvi is less than three years removed from being the fourth-overall pick in the 2016 draft.