Step into my office…

By , June 16, 2010 1:06 pm

...cause your f***ing fired!!!

Robert Daum was notified by the Edmonton Oilers organization last week that his contract as head coach of the then Falcons now Barons will not be renewed.  Comments suggest that he was surprised by the decision and had no indications he would be lining up at the unemployment office.
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Odds and Ends…and Recommended Reading

By , June 15, 2010 2:12 pm

I loved this show as a kid!

Just a few things that I should mention.

Congrats to the Blackhawks on their Stanley Cup win. Well deserved. And now the leafs are the worst team ever. EVAR!!!! (Yes Racki, I realize that the Blues and Kings haven’t won one either, but they at least made the finals since then).

And in other news, the Sportsnet pool finished and in the PotF group I’m #1! Racki is #11 and Trogdor is #19. YESSSSSSSSSSSS! (this is really the reason for this post).

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Millhouse Interviews Taylor Hall

By , June 10, 2010 9:44 pm
Dan Tencehouse

Dan Tencer had an interview with Taylor Hall today. You can listen to the interview here.

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Racki’s Randoms

By , June 9, 2010 10:20 am

There’s been a bit of talk going on back in forth, mostly in the general discussion area, but also in a couple other posts… so I figured I’d sum things up for those who haven’t been following. Oh and as a reminder (thanks to the picture above), Father’s Day is next weekend (June 20th). Here’s a few random topics being discussed in Oilerland these days…

Jason Spezza

I like Spezza as much as the next guy, and I definitely would like to see him here, but it depends on the cost. If Penner is moved in the deal, I don’t think that’s a smart choice. Penner is a two-way player who has put up good numbers on a poor team, and has a good contract. Who thought a year or two ago that I would be saying that today? If we can move Horcoff in a deal for Spezza I would be surprised, but without a doubt, we should jump on that while we can. You have to wonder why Brian Murray would do it, but perhaps if we enticed him with Cogliano and another player it might work.

I would tend to agree with Elliotte Friedman though in that Columbus is likely a better match for the Senators here, which leads me to my next point…
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ISS (International Scouting Services) Final Draft Rankings released…

By , June 2, 2010 10:09 am
International Scouting Services Final Draft Rankings for 2010 released

International Scouting Services Final Draft Rankings for 2010 released

I will say I follow the ISS scouting a fair bit more than I do CSS. However, I’m still anxious to hear what Bob McKenzie has to say. Anyways, no change to the top five:

Taylor Hall
Tyler Seguin
Brandon Gormley
Vladimir Tarasenko
Cam Fowler

ISS ranks Jack Campbell as the top goaltender, and Chet Pickard as the second best goaltending prospect.

Michael Granlund also moved up to 15th from 17th, and has been deemed this draft group’s best playmaker and puckhandler (however he is another small player). I wonder if the Oilers could snag him as a complement to Toni Rajala. We’ve seen small players drop in rankings quite quickly before, so maybe we could get him first in round 2. Or perhaps a deal may be out there for a second first rounder. Personally though, if we get another high first round pick, I’d like it to be for a defenseman (assuming it’s not the #2 pick), however.

ISS had Hall as #1 in April, and Seguin as #1 in March.

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