Taylor vs. Tyler? Nugent-Hopkins vs. Larsson? No, it's not necessarily a neck-and-neck, two-horse race this year.
According to Oilers Head Amateur Scout Stu MacGregor, it's still up in the air. Nail Yakupov is obviously in the discussion, but four others -- including Mikhail Grigorenko (C), Filip Forsberg (RW), Griffin Reinhart (D) and Ryan Murray (D) -- are also in the mix to be chosen with the club's prestigious No. 1 overall pick.
Of that enviable, highly skilled crop, three have been invited to Edmonton for an exclusive rink- and city-wide tour, as well as a meet-and-greet with Oilers brass. Yakupov arrived late Sunday night and was given a look-see around Rexall Place before settling in to dinner with team owner Daryl Katz the next day.