It's a miracle! Thank goodness your team is a mess, too. Kessel is awesome, I love his interviews. I wish we had someone that honest and refreshing on my team instead of just the same old garbage excuses and cliche disappointment.
At least the Oilers get the first draft pick again! They seem to be able to suck despite having got it 4 times out of the last 6 or so! Good job they stop the top teams like Detroit and the Penguins getting the first picks.
Nothing! I was just saying that poor old Edmonton still suck after winning the top draft pick 4 times in 6 years. If Detroit and the Penguins had been in that position then Edmonton would be left to suck forever. It is just as well the bottom teams get a better chance of winning the first pick. Maybe Toronto or the Sabres will win next year they definitely need to!
Problem with first picks is they are usually wasted on someone who has peaked. Looking around the league, I would be surprised to see many 1st picks in the top spots. It's those sleepers that make a team usually. 1999 draft is a prime example. Stephan picked #1. Played one season in the NHL after 8 years in the minors. Same draft, Zetterberg, 7th round 210th pick. (Of course the Sedins were #2 & 3.) Don't like Ken Holland's way of doing things but I have to give him credit for lining up young talent. It just seems he wastes it trading young guys for old at crunch time.
Anyway, I am hoping to see for Montreal for the cup. And since it doesn't look like Nashville is going to go any further, I was hoping to see that match up. But the Rangers just look to tuff. (I don't root for any pro NY teams.) I don't think the Wings have a defense to get past the 2nd round, but they looked good last night so.....
New management will get the Oilers back to when they were in their prime. It's about time this change happened. They have a stellar offense, just need defense and a decent goaltender now. Taylor Hall, one of my favorites, but needs to stay healthy for once
Definitely very exciting that Connor McDavid will be an Oiler. Toronto media was quite unhappy about that. I keep thinking that there's just no way Edmonton can keep sucking as badly as they have... I figure at some point that's got to be true.
I've really enjoyed the playoffs so far, looks like the Canucks are all but finished which makes me SOOOO happy! I'm rooting for the Islanders to win the whole thing, they were Oilers-level bad not that long ago so they have a place in my heart.
Being a long time Toronto Maple Leaf fan, I find my team again fighting to make the playoffs.What I don't get is why does this happen year after year. Why is it, that Toronto, Canada's largest city, a very wealthy city...
Just had an amazing trip...drove my Jeep to Buffalo for the original "wings" at Anchor Bar...then went to Niagra Falls on the Canada side...on to Toronto for a Hockey Hall of Fame visit and a tour of a great...