2012 Entry Draft First Round Live Chat

Kent Wilson
June 22 2012 04:32PM

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#1 Ales Hallsky
June 22 2012, 04:53PM
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No Fist overall for you. Suck it Flamers

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#2 BlacqueJacque
June 22 2012, 04:57PM
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http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2012/06/22/ryan-murrays-brother-may-have-let-the-1-pick-cat-out-of-the-bag/

Ryan Murray's brother just let out the terribly bad news that the Oilers have been trying even more terribly to cover up.

Steve Kelly says hello, Tambo. So does Marc-Antoine Pouliot. As should Erik Johnson. And Jack Johnson, for that matter.

Don't outsmart the board, don't draft a defenceman #1.

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#3 D
June 22 2012, 05:23PM
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YES!

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#4 yawto
June 22 2012, 05:24PM
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As he let's out a huge sigh of relief.

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#5 OutDoorRink
June 22 2012, 05:32PM
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Wow, that was quick. No speech this time. Here we go. Amazing forward talent.

As soon as we address the D we're lethal.

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#6 why
June 22 2012, 06:31PM
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why didn't the flames make a play for staal? we could have offered backlund our pick and a prospect. backlund has serious upside and he pushes the play in the right direction,i mean he might be our first line center next year. throw in tj brodie and there you have it.

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#7 MC Hockey
June 22 2012, 06:50PM
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Wooooo

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#8 evilstu
June 22 2012, 07:18PM
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H2Y..........Why not?

Can't stop grinning.

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#9 oiler86
June 22 2012, 07:52PM
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Kent Wilson banned me from the live chat because he was sooo sad about the Flames completely blowing the draft and making the Oilers look even BETTER!! Hahahahaha everything I said was true and he knows it...

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#10 Baalzamon
June 22 2012, 08:20PM
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@oiler86

he banned you from the chat because you were relentlessly offensive. not because you stated the obvious.

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#11 Derzie
June 22 2012, 09:06PM
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Wow. Just wow. Even the TSN guys think Feaster are crew are bonkers. 4 hours I've lost forever. I wish we had Ray Shero and Mario. They made off like bandits.

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#12 flamesburn89
June 22 2012, 09:37PM
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Well I suppose the Flames could make up for this meh pick tomorrow with the 2nd round pick that they recouped today.

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#13 Franko J
June 22 2012, 09:41PM
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Miss the target again. I really think this draft choice wiill be another dud. I would really like to know what spin on words he is going to say why he made the trade. Like I said on the live chat: basically Buffalo got Calgary's 14 TH pick for Kotalik. Feaster is really the Lamb among Wolves. Couldn't make a move at the deadline and I defended Feaster. After the move he made tonight I really believe he is in over his head as GM. Different GM same results in the draft. EPIC FAIL

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#14 BlacqueJacque
June 22 2012, 09:41PM
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Around pick 6 or so, I realized I wasn't having any conversations with anyone. The chat needs some work, IMO:

1. Lag. Frequent (more than once a minute) lag spikes of 1-5 seconds or so. 2. Too much chatter for too little space. When the messages would come, they'd come so fast, I'd have to scroll up and read over a reply all too often (and thus lose automatic live chat scrolling, thereby having to skip a ton of messages to catch up).

In short, between the number of people and the tiny size of the chat window, it was like trying to interact in an IRC channel with 1000 active guests. Insanity. Fun idea, needs work on execution IMHO.

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#15 Franko J
June 22 2012, 09:59PM
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@ Derzie

Shero and company along with Rutherford have the guts to make moves. It seemed Calgary made a move for the sake of a trade. I would have sooner seen Calgary move a player to Buffalo and keep their pick at 14. It just proves my point that in the marketplace of the NHL landscape, Calgary players have little value to other teams. The secret is out: Flames don't have the assets to make viable and well thought out trades with other teams.

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#16 Rotten Ron
June 22 2012, 10:08PM
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Feaster 1 cup as gm. Tambo 0 Flames 2012- fighting for playoff spot. Oilers 2012- fighting for #1 pick At least feaster is doing something to attemp to improve his team

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#17 RKD
June 22 2012, 10:29PM
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You can't have it you're ice cream and cake at the same time. Everyone was rip roaring made when Feaster traded a 2nd round pick in the Regehr, Kotalik Buffalo trade.

Feaster kept saying he was going to get that pick back, and who better to do it with than Buffalo.

Sure, he probably could have taken a better player, but the Jankowski pick means the Flames are building for later down the road.

In a few years hopefully, guys like Baertschi, Gaudreau, Reinhart, Granlund, Ferland, and Jankowski will be NHL regulars.

Had they not signed Cervenka, and still the possibility of Jagr coming here then maybe they would have gone to a European forward to play with Baertschi.

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