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Oilers' recent success adds more intrigue to Draftgate

Updated: March 20, 2008, 1:09 PM ET
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

"We're going to take three draft picks back, and given Kevin's recent performance, I expect them to be excellent picks." -- Anaheim GM Brian Burke, August 2007, after deciding not to match an offer sheet from Edmonton GM Kevin Lowe for winger Dustin Penner

For months, it's been a game within the game.

The Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers, it's fair to say, have been connected by a tether all season long, with the fate of the Oilers directly tied to the potential riches available ...

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