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