I would propose to solve the draft pick trade problem like this:
First, before June 1st, trade Pulock (plus reasonable sweetener) to Oilers, who won't be able to draft Ekblad.
Oilers send # 3 pick to Isles.
Isles send #5 to Sabres this year.
Isles get Reinhart or Bennett to place next to JT and KO.
Isles have next years number 1 pick, without sending wrong message to fans.
Oilers get high end WHL D man to pair with Darnell Nurse, with + 1 year of development post draft. 15th pick last year who would probably go top 10 in a redraft, and closer to NHL ready than any other Dman they would draft this year.
I'm very high on Pulock and would love to see him paired with Griffin, but you've got to give to get, and we remain loaded with D prospects of various levels: Reinhart, Pokka, Pelech, Mayfield, Pedan, Cz'man, and then Graham, Burroughs, Leduc, Russo.