Chiarelli: Oilers have discussed trading 10th overall pick
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Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli isn't married to the club's first-round pick.

Ahead of the first round of the NHL draft on Friday, the team has discussed trading its 10th overall selection.

"We would look to move the pick if the right player is available," Chiarelli told reporters. "I've had some discussions with some teams."

"There's been a lot of chatter this week and we've been involved in the chatter," Chiarelli added. "We'll see where it goes."

If Edmonton does elect to keep its first-round selection, Chiarelli says he plansto pick the best player available, even if outside wisdom suggests the team should use it on a defenseman.

Keeping the selection would also mark the ninth time in the last 11 years that the Oilers have picked in the top 10.

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