It’s Hall!!!!, and NHL Draft live blog

By , June 25, 2010 4:47 pm

The dreaded last two picks for the pick up team.

The draft is here!  Well, in 15 min.  But it’s here and this should be the very bottom that the Oilers can get.  In 20-25 minutes it should be nothing but upwards to better things.

Anyways, here is a post that we can have a lively discussion re: the draft.

I’ll also do some live-blogging should I find that I have energy.

4:49pm: Whoa, and TSN says that apparently Van traded Bernier for Ballard and Fla’s first rounder!

5:03pm: Yada yada yada…typical pre-draft BS

5:06pm: I truly truly hate Mcguire

5:13pm: And nothing has happened.  At all.

5:14pm:  Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

5:15pm: Bettman gets some brownie points with the home crowd

5:16pm:  Ooooooooh….exciting!

5:17pm: We would like to thank everyone…yeah yeah yeah.

5:17pm: Hey! Coffey!

5:17pm: And the Oilers select…

5:18pm: Taylor Hall!

5:20pm: And the TSN analysts finally get off of Hall’s nuts.

5:20pm: Oh, not quite yet…

5:21pm: Tambellini joins in the nut-hugging.

5:23pm: And done.  Lets see what Boston does.

5:25pm: They should have more close-ups of Burke…or of Sutter.

5:26pm: And no surprise, Bruins pick Seguin.

5:30pm: Seguin looks kinda bored as Duthie grills the GM on trades.

5:35pm: So yeah, it looks like Florida got vans pick, plus Bernier for Ballard

5:35pm: And the Panthers pick up Gudbranson

5:40pm: Huh, on twitter it says the Van/Fla trade isn’t official until some players goes undrafted at some point

5:43pm: C’mon trades!

5:44pm: And Columbus goes off of the board and picks Johansen!

5:47pm: Oreskovich + Ballard for Bernier + Grabner + 25th pick…only if a player is still available in the draft

5:53pm: Ooooh…who’s the boss eh.

5:54pm: Oh man, twitter is on fire right now.  Cogs for 15th was out there.

5:55pm: Islanders have gone Hollywood apparently.  But they end up choosing Nintendorider

5:56pm: Atta boy! Way to ignore Bettman

6:02pm: Stevie Y chooses Connolly.  Damn the Lightning are going to have a hell of a team.  Stamkos, Hedman and Connolly.  Plus St. Louis and Lecavalier.

6:04pm: Only 6 picks in over an hour.  Jebus…

6:08pm: Helllllooooo Kate Beirness

6:13pm: The ‘Canes pick…Skinner.  Damn

6:20pm: The Thrashers pick Bermistrov! Fowler or Gormley still available!

6:23pm: And TSN can’t go more than 15 min without mentioning the Laffs.

6:24pm: The Wild pick Granlund @ 9th.

6:33pm: The Rangers pick McIlrath.  Damn it.

6:34pm: And the second d-man picked…wow.

6:39pm: The Stars pick Campbell @ 11.  First U.S. player, as well as goalie selected.

6:45pm: Wouldn’t mind a trade or two here

6:46pm: Ducks select Fowler

6:55pm: The Phoenix Coyotes are proud to select, with Calgary’s pick, Gormley

6:55pm: Holy sisters…the over 18 ones obviously.

7:00pm: Blues pick Schwartz

7:06pm: Dreger on twitter says LA and FLA are at the central registry table…possibly over 15

7:07pm: Oh man, I just checked the guide and we have 2 more hours of this!

7:08pm: Deal made.  “I have a trade to announce.” 15th pick to LA for 19th + 59th picks.

7:08pm: I think Bettman’s larynx is bruised from a deep dicking…just what I’m thinking.  May or may not be true.  I hear NBC’s president has been pretty happy lately.

7:10pm: LA picks Forbort

7:15pm: Yay! Another trade.  Ottawa trades 16 to St. Louis for Runblad (?)

7:16pm: St. Louis picks Tarasenko.  And damn his sister is good looking.

7:19pm: 16 picks in…only 14 to go!  Sigh.

7:25pm: Avs pick Hishon

7:27pm: Another one off the board apparently

7:30pm: Pred’s pick Watson

7:34pm: Hey! A Burke interview.  Because thats important right now, not to mention relevant.

7:36pm: Panthers pick Bjugstad @ 18.  At least I think we are at 18.

7:43pm: Pens pick Bennett

7:48pm: Wings pick Sheahan

7:58pm: Coyotes trade …ah fuck it…I’m busy now and so far behind (I think I even missed a pick).

Well, I’m done.  Read the comments

103 Responses to “It’s Hall!!!!, and NHL Draft live blog”

  1. zackman35 says:

    gr8one: Oh and about the draft…Did anyone else kind of get the feeling that Sather picked McIlrath at 10 was some sort of big fuck you to the Oilers knowing they wanted him so bad? Maybe Sather heard we were offering up Cogs for the chance to pick him and thought he might be able to use him as a trade chip to get something more out of us?I’m not saying that would be the only reason the Rangers would pick him up…I mean I think he’s still a fairly solid pick at 10 no matter what…it was just a feeling I had that made me wonder.

    I kind of think Petrovic will end up being more of a contributor than McIlrath. He may not be as rugged but he’s still a pretty tough competitor and he wasn’t afraid to drop the gloves with him at the prospect game either.

    http://www.whl.ca/stats/player.php?id=25136

    He may not fight as much as McIlrath but he still plays a pretty tough game.

    Oh and I think Round 2-7 starts 11am our time.

  2. chucker says:

    gr8one: Oh and about the draft…Did anyone else kind of get the feeling that Sather picked McIlrath at 10 was some sort of big fuck you to the Oilers knowing they wanted him so bad? Maybe Sather heard we were offering up Cogs for the chance to pick him and thought he might be able to use him as a trade chip to get something more out of us?I’m not saying that would be the only reason the Rangers would pick him up…I mean I think he’s still a fairly solid pick at 10 no matter what…it was just a feeling I had that made me wonder.

    I was wondering the same thing. Maybe it’s part of a them picking McIlrath in order to facilitate a deal for Souray. Otherwise it just doesn’t make sense. They could have used Gormley or Fowler more IMHO. They need defenders with more upside in terms of skill than McIlrath in my view.

  3. Mr.Majestyk says:

    gr8one: Oh and about the draft…Did anyone else kind of get the feeling that Sather picked McIlrath at 10 was some sort of big fuck you to the Oilers knowing they wanted him so bad? Maybe Sather heard we were offering up Cogs for the chance to pick him and thought he might be able to use him as a trade chip to get something more out of us?I’m not saying that would be the only reason the Rangers would pick him up…I mean I think he’s still a fairly solid pick at 10 no matter what…it was just a feeling I had that made me wonder.

    I don’t see that at all. If the Oilers had such high hopes on the kid and really wanted to move up and take him, why wouldn’t the Rangers? I don’t see it as a fuck you at all, I just see it as a team identifying the guy they want and picking that guy. I can’t understand how they let Fowler and Gormley pass them by, but if that’s who they wanted, they got him.

    I find it more odd that teams make picks in the first round on guys that TSN hasn’t projected to go till mid 40’s or in one case 60th overall. I mean, as far as asset management goes, I think it would be worth risking that guy is still around in the 2nd round so trade down pick up another later pick and you still could have your guy. I’m referring to Visentin and Hishon. Kind of off the map picks.

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