And the winner of the 2012 NHL draft lottery is…

By , April 10, 2012 6:19 pm
And the winner is...

And the winner is...

The winner of the 2012 NHL draft lottery is: THE EDMONTON OILERS

Here is the top 5 draft order:

1. Edmonton Oilers
2. Columbus Blue Jackets
3. Montreal Canadiens
4. New York Islanders
5. Toronto Maple Leafs

For the record, the word is that Nail Yakupov is the consensus number one. Word is that this draft is much weaker than previous drafts.

Here is the top 10 draft order that Bob McKenzie determined from his scout survey:

1. Nail Yakupov
2. Mikhail Grigorenko
3. Ryan Murray
4. Filip forsberg
5. Matt Dumba
6. Alex Galchenyuk
7. Jacob Trouba
8. Griffin Reinhart
9. Morgan Rielly
10. Radek Faksa
10. Teuvo Teravainen

Monday Morning Standings – Round 1 Edition

By , April 10, 2012 8:27 am

Game of Thrones! Best show on TV!


Who?! What?! What is going on here?

Yeah yeah, it’s been a while but I’ve been super busy at work the past few weeks and the Oilers have really sucked.

So here we go. MMS on the last few weeks + playoff predictions.

Oilers News

Racki covered most of it in the past few posts regarding draft rankings, the Oilers year end press conference and the final depressing season rundown.

League News

Screw league news…it’s the playoffs!
Here are the first round match-ups with my predictions.
West
Los Angeles Kings(8) at Vancouver Canucks(1)
I want the Kings to win, however I think the Canucks won’t choke until the 2nd round. Canucks in 5.
San Jose Sharks(7) at St. Louis Blues(2)
Blues take this in 6.
Chicago Blackhawks(6) at Phoenix Coyotes(3)
I’ve grown to like the Coyotes. I’ll be cheering for them this playoff run, however I don’t think they will beat the Hawks. Hawks in 7.
Detroit Red Wings(5) at Nashville Predators(4)
Predators are another team I think will make some noise this post-season. Predators in 7.
East
Ottawa Senators(8) at New York Rangers(1)
I think this might be the Rangers year…my choice out of the East. Rangers in 6.
Washington Captials(7) at Boston Bruins(2)
Bruins in 5.
New Jersey Devils(6) at Florida Panthers(3)
Devils in 5.
Philadelphia Flyers(5) at Pittsburgh Penguins(4)
The first round series I think everyone is looking forward to. Will be the best series as well. Both top-notch teams. Flyers in 7. Edit (2012-04-10 12:03pm): Nevermind, I guess Bryzgalov and Briere are hurt…I’ll go with the Pens in 7.
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