#SAVEUSPRONGER (Recapping NHL Drafts from Pronger’s Departure – 2007 Edition)
Written By Ken Moorhouse (RHBDKEN)
The 2006-07 season for the Edmonton Oilers can be categorized as a slow moving disaster as the realization of the fact that we were now nowhere close to the same team we were just the previous season. After the last draft the Oilers in very desperate moves tried to fill in the voids that were left by Pronger with developing 2nd line winger Joffrey Lupul, Defenseman Ladislav Smid and several draft picks. Still however it was a quite summer for Kevin Lowe as the only major move he made was picking up Jan Hejda from the Buffalo Sabers who proved to be a very good depth defenseman in the NHL.
Once the season started the Oilers floated with a .500 record that lasted until the NHL Trade Deadline where the second biggest face of the franchise player was traded due to a contract dispute. Ryan Smyth was shipped off to the Islanders for forwards Robert Nilsson, Ryan O’Marra and the Islanders 1st round pick 15th Overall in the 2007 NHL Draft.
Right after this major trade the Oilers play on the ice sharply declined as we fell from just below the playoff line to 6th last in the NHL in a matter of two months. This then prepared Continue reading '#SAVEUSPRONGER – A look back at the NHL 2007 Entry Draft'»
Duncan Keith elbows Daniel Sedin in the chops. I won’t lie, I take a bit of sick pleasure in that.. but it will definitely result in a Shanabanning.
Also, Shane Doan got 3 games for this Elbow on Jamie Benn
That sets a bit of precedence for this Keith elbow.
Well, considering the name of the blog, and that I’m a fan of fights I figured this would be appropriate to put up here:
The 3rd annual POTF Hockey Pool will have a new flavor...
So a new season is about to begin, and it’s time for the discussion about a hockey pool.
So far, Norweigan Oiler has brought up the topic of a “keeper” league. If you are unfamiliar with what a keeper league is, do a google search on that, but it involves keeping part of your roster from year to year.
We also have been discussing a trophy. In this case, we are going to have a virtual trophy, for sure. It will be a pic on the site somewhere (probably in the sidebar) that we’ll up date year to year to show the winners. It will be Stanley Cup style in the sense that it will maintain a list of all winners (although it will look completely different). We’re also considering a cheap-o prize. Maybe some POTF wear of some sort. But nothing has been decided there just yet. If you have ideas, let me know.
So, who is interested in a keeper pool? How about a standard pool if you don’t like keeper pools? Please vote once so we know what kind of interest there is…
Just a item to take care of in regards to the site. We have added another advertising item to the sidebar, this one regarding Amazon.ca.
If you buy anything from amazon, we would appreciate it if you would click thru to their site using the link to the side as we would get some help for the site. (Same deal as we have with NHL shop Canada)
The google ads are still here, just at the very bottom should anyone be interested in what those throw your way.