GDB Wrap Up: Canucks @ Oilers

baggedmilk
April 12 2014 10:59PM

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WE DID IT! Ryan Smyth was wearing the C! Well done, Nation! *standing ovation* Final Score: 5-2 Oilers

For 1270 games Ryan Smyth battled his way through the NHL and played with everything he had. Whether the team was battling for a playoff spot or finishing up another lottery season, you knew what you were going to get from #94 - hard work and an honest effort.  Ol' Smytty scored 386 goals and most of them were from within a few feet (read inches) of the goal line. He was one of those players that you couldn't help but admire because of his work ethic, willingness to sacrifice, and ability to put the team first.

Ryan Smyth was the heart and soul of this franchise. Whether he was parking himself in front of the net or picking his teeth up off the ice in the playoffs, Smytty gave it his all. He was never the biggest or fastest guy on the ice, but you knew you could always count on him to get the job done, and for that I thank him. He will go down as one of the greatest Oilers ever, and I'll miss him. We salute you, Smytty. Thanks for the memories. I couldn't be happier that he ended his career as an Oilers captain. Thank you, Ryan Smyth.

Oh yeah, and the Oilers won. Cool!

Let's wrap up it..

The Bright Side

  • #SMYTTYFORCAPTAIN WORKED! Thank you to everyone that RTd and Tweeted for us!
  • Shout out to Andrew Ference for passing along the 'C' to Smytty. He made a lot of fans tonight
  • The fans showed Smytty all the love he deserves. It was awesome to see
  • Ben Scrivens we speak your name!
  • Canucks came out to pay respect to Ryan Smyth and I admire that

The Face Palmers

  • My man tears prevented me from watching big chunks of the game
  • Alex Edler and Ryan Kesler doing everything they can to maintain douche status
  • Draft Whiners are upset with the win

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THANK YOU, SMYTTY!



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#1 Dougie735
April 12 2014, 11:32PM
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Oilers can't win when they need to... can't tank when they should.

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#2 Mr common sense
April 12 2014, 11:10PM
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Classy guy. Amazing that the Oil management didn't do more, a speech or give him a silver stick or something. Cheap move

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#3 JSR
April 12 2014, 11:25PM
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Yep, the Oilers didn't do themselves any favors by winning the game. Kudos to Smytty, though...

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#4 wellsy
April 12 2014, 11:51PM
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ThatButthurtOilersFan wrote:

I swear if somebody disses Smytty in this thread, I'm going to kill somebody. DNS addresses are a beautiful thing.

Sounds like a death threat on a public forum. In this day and age, you may want to be careful with statements like that. Just sayin'

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#5 dave
April 13 2014, 12:05AM
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On rhh 's goal. Why are they any assists? The defenseman shot the puck off him

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#6 ETownBeatDown
April 13 2014, 02:27AM
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Think smitty should be an assistant next year

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#7 Crispy
April 13 2014, 02:55AM
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@pkam

Obviously the oilers should never intentionally lose. But one draft position could be more important than a win tonight! Especially near the top of the draft. If Chicago had lost a few more games in 2003 they could have drafted Malkin 2nd overall instead of Cam Barker with the third pick... I'll know if this win was worth it in a few years.

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#8 ThatButthurtOilersFan
April 12 2014, 11:37PM
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I swear if somebody disses Smytty in this thread, I'm going to kill somebody. DNS addresses are a beautiful thing.

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#9 pelhem grenville
April 13 2014, 06:17AM
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oil leak wrote:

Come on, if the last four years have shown us anything our draft position isn't going to help our results next year.

We have built our team through the draft time for mact to do the rest with trades and ufas

...I'm with you...trade the pick

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#10 Loweblows
April 13 2014, 08:29AM
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They should have had a 2 part ending to the game. The first part dedicated to honouring Smyth. The second half to boo the oilers off the ice with Smyth off the ice.

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#11 Crispy
April 13 2014, 02:30AM
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YFC Prez wrote:

Sweet jebus.

For all you complaining about moving up from 29 to 28

3 first overalls in a row now! Do you really think one spot in this years draft is going to affect this team?

There is no Messiah in this years draft that's going to fix this team. Time for Mac T to show us all what he's got. Trades and ufa's , Time to balance out this roster.

This year is different. If we miss out on Eckblad because of leapfrogging Florida, we could be kicking ourselves in a few years. I want Eckblad, but this could be alright if we draft a future 2C who actually has a clue how to play defence. Let's hope we don't have to debate the value of winning meaningless wins next season!

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#12 pelhem grenville
April 13 2014, 06:06AM
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"...but this oiler team MUST be better at the art of the tank and lose haplessly...pleeease!!! ... if oilers win and cbus beat the panthers oilers sacrifice 4.6 % odds from 2nd last to 3rd last in the lottery and *uckup a chance for numero uno overall A G A I N !!!

signed

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EDIT : oh ya forgot...gawd bless all things ryan smyth

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#13 oil leak
April 12 2014, 11:38PM
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@Dougie735

Again..... our draft position over the last 4 years has been wildly successful. Like drafting 1st or 4th is going to make a huge difference. Time to trade and sign the rest of our team success depends on it

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#14 YFC Prez
April 12 2014, 11:41PM
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Sweet jebus.

For all you complaining about moving up from 29 to 28

3 first overalls in a row now! Do you really think one spot in this years draft is going to affect this team?

There is no Messiah in this years draft that's going to fix this team. Time for Mac T to show us all what he's got. Trades and ufa's , Time to balance out this roster.

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#15 oil leak
April 12 2014, 11:32PM
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JSR wrote:

Yep, the Oilers didn't do themselves any favors by winning the game. Kudos to Smytty, though...

Come on, if the last four years have shown us anything our draft position isn't going to help our results next year.

We have built our team through the draft time for mact to do the rest with trades and ufas

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#16 Spydyr
April 13 2014, 09:36AM
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admiralmark wrote:

I think the favour they did was to show some pride and win for Smytty.

For the draft watchers out there.. They could of lost Smyttys last game and sewn up 2nd overall pick and then lost the lottery and ended up 3rd pick anyways. So don't sweat 1 position in the draft.

In about five years we will see how important that one draft position was or was not.

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#17 geeker99
April 13 2014, 10:33AM
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I really wouldn't mind trading our first rounder this year. It is the only asset with value and we don't need to get any younger.

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#18 pkam
April 13 2014, 02:35AM
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Dougie735 wrote:

Oilers can't win when they need to... can't tank when they should.

This is Smyth's farewell game, how can we not try out best to win? You are not an Oilers fan if you think one draft position is more important than a win tonight.

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#19 Kypreos
April 13 2014, 02:36AM
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ETownBeatDown wrote:

Think smitty should be an assistant next year

How fitting would that be? That seems to be the answer in Edmonton, give him a position in management. Good idea!

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#20 BobbyO
April 13 2014, 12:42PM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

True that. Look at what one draft position did to them last year (Monahan). Guess they'll just have to win the draft lottery on Tuesday and send the rest of the league into a fit of rage.

And Monahan was a 6th overall! Can you imagine if the Flames has just one of the Oiler 1st overalls?

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#21 bazmagoo
April 13 2014, 02:11AM
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The only players who have been real busts as top 4 picks over the last 10 years are pretty much all defencemen. Not saying Ekblad won't be a great player, he will likely be pretty awesome. But it's not guaranteed he will be a difference maker, nor is it guaranteed he'll be available at 2nd overall.

Cam Barker was a definite bust, Thomas Hickey & Erik Gudbranson could both likely be debated as busts even though they are still in the NHL. Only forward drafted in the top 4 pver the last 10 years who could really be debated as being a disappointment is Benoit Pouliot, and he scores at 0.5 points per game. What I wouldn't do for 3-4 more forwards who score at that rate on the Oilers.

Whoever the Oilers get will be a difference maker, but to be relying on 1st round draft picks to be the saviour of a franchise just ain't working in Oil Country. There is no debating that fact.

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#22 Bryzarro World
April 13 2014, 09:46AM
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Spydyr wrote:

In about five years we will see how important that one draft position was or was not.

Won't matter if Kblowe is still calling the shots. His poison needs to be neutralized and the taint removed before this org can heal and pull itself out of the basement...

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#23 Quicksilver ballet
April 13 2014, 01:41PM
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So, it looks like Leon Draisaitle it is then. When Gagners contract expires in two or three years, Leon should be close to being ready to step in and take his spot.

Hopefully the sometimes slow footed uninspired/non motivated description of his play by some scouts don't hold true. All while Aaron Ekblad starts contributing at the NHL level in the coming fall.

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#24 mackb
April 12 2014, 11:07PM
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Oh. And booooooo Jean shorts.

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#25 kale
April 12 2014, 11:16PM
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Think I will nominate Baggedmilk for oilernation's rookie of the year for always delivering winners

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#26 Quicksilver ballet
April 13 2014, 10:00AM
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Spydyr wrote:

In about five years we will see how important that one draft position was or was not.

True that. Look at what one draft position did to them last year (Monahan). Guess they'll just have to win the draft lottery on Tuesday and send the rest of the league into a fit of rage.

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#27 Brad 21
April 13 2014, 10:13AM
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It was a changing of the guard last night. Smytty played with his heart on his sleeve every night. He gave us some great playoff moments to bad they were to few and to far between. He will be missed. I only wish we could put his heart in half this team. If we could then this team would be competitive on a nightly basis, unfortunately it is not so. I could not help noticing that all his teammates were not here 5 years ago he is the last and it was a sad day. Now it's the kids time to step up and make this team there's. That being said I am glad we won the game last night. Now the Aaron Ekblad talk can cease. This 18 year old defenseman was not going to be a #1 for many years to come and sure as hell was not going to push us into the playoffs anytime soon. Isn't everybody sick of the losing? One minute people are complaining that we need change, we need to make some trades so this team is competitive and the next their hoping we tank so we can pick another 18 year old that will not make a difference for years to come. Make up your mind people. Hopefully Mac T pulls off the trade of the year on the draft floor and gives up that pick. If not then you have to take Sam Bennett it`s a no brainer. Enough talk about Leon Draisaitl the kid is soft. Everybody wants him because he puts up points and is 209 pounds. You think he`s a power forward just because he is heavy. He has whole 24 penalty minutes boy he sure does play with an edge. Not exactly Mitch Moroz numbers is it. You name me one power forward that has come from Germany and I will eat my breakfast good luck. Sam Bennett 118 penalty minutes and 1 inch shorter. The consensus number 1 overall by central scouting all year. Here is there report: The scouts found no reason to move the 6-foot, 178-pount, left-shooting Bennett from his perch at the top. Considered by many to be a clone of Kingston general manager and Hockey Hall of Fame member Doug Gilmour, Bennett finished with career highs across the board in goals (36), assists (55), points (91), power-play goals (10), plus-minus rating (plus-34) and penalty minutes (118).

He was the top vote-getter in three categories in the Ontario Hockey League's Eastern Conference Coaches Poll: Smartest player, best playmaker and best stick-handler. He also was voted third for best defensive forward. Plays both sides of the puck and a Doug Gilmour clone boy we sure couldn`t use that. PLUS 34 yikes. We have drafted pop machines in the past how has that paid off for us so far. Buffalo is taking Reinhart Florida Ekblad if this kid is on the board and you are not going to trade the pick its a no brainer. Look no further then Colorado Matt Duchene 5`11 200 Nathan MacKinnon 6 182 Ryan O'Reilly 6 200 Paul Stastny 6 205 not exactly monster centreman are they. You cant teach heart this kid has a big one. Only my two cents have a great day.

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#28 tileguy
April 13 2014, 11:40AM
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A nice distraction for Katz and Lowe to escape fan shanahanagins for such a dismal season.

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#29 Tank
April 13 2014, 06:07AM
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In watching the on ice officials and the Canucks congratulate Smytty it made me wonder what was going through Taylor Hall's mind watching that.

Taylor has all the tools physically and emotionally to be in the top 10 scorers at age 22 on a very bad team. Maybe he can learn from Smyth what can happen early and at the end of your career when you give respect and play the right way. You will receive respect. Hall's outbursts of temper will not pay dividends in the long run and a lesson can and should be learned about r*e*s*p*e*c*t.

Smyth's legacy in that regard hopefully lingers in the atmosphere surrounding the Oil.

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#30 Anton CP
April 13 2014, 06:16AM
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I am so tired for peoples complain about winning. If for a single game that players on ice weren't trying to win, they will always be losers. Just because that they can't win on more consistent bases doesn't mean that they should just lose. If any of fans wish this team to lose under any circumstances then the horrible sucking team is what that you deserved.

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#31 Rocket
April 12 2014, 11:06PM
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Nice wrap up 'milk.

It might be too early to know but are you going to do the game day wrap ups next season as well?

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#32 bazmagoo
April 13 2014, 01:23AM
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Players drafted top 4 of their draft class are generally all studs, for all the whiners out there complaining.

Do I think it's possible the "brain trust" could mess up a top 4 pick, yes that's definitely possible. But for crying out loud, it isn't working as others have said. We've got a decent core but only Hall is elite so far.

8 years straight missing the playoffs, only 2 away from tying the all time NHL record. UNACCEPTABLE!

Thanks for bringing class, grit, skill and everything in between Smytty! You will be missed.

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#33 Bryzarro World
April 13 2014, 09:37AM
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I got to grow up with Ryan and watched him for years. Was always the bright spot in a troubled org. Sad to think that this will be the last time we get to see him lace it up.

He should have never tossed on another jersey and for that we can thank the big douche but what's done is done.

Thank you for the memories and all the blood, sweat and tears you gave us over the years. Your spirit and passion will truly be missed.

You're a warrior Ryan and I wish you all the best in the new life you get to live.

94 WILL BE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

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#34 Brad 21
April 13 2014, 10:28AM
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Forgot one other thing Leon reminds me of Chad Kilger 6 4 215. 1994-95 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 65 42 53 95 95 drafted number 4 by Anaheim how did that turn out. Take Bennett period.

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#35 michael
April 13 2014, 10:35AM
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LD could be the next Jason Bonsignor. Where is the edge for a big man?

Look at Perron.A pitbull.

I am leaning towards Rheinhart.

I think that Yakimov will fill that position in a couple of years. He'll be a perfect 3rd line center when/if he is ready.

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#36 tileguy
April 13 2014, 11:41AM
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Now for bacon and eggs and the final round of the masters, does life get any better.

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#37 SmythsMullet
April 13 2014, 12:25PM
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Acceptable places for men to cry: Funerals, the grand canyon, and Smyths retirement

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#38 Spydyr
April 13 2014, 01:21PM
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Now for bacon and eggs and the final round of the masters, does life get any better.

Playing a round at Augusta National would be pretty sweet.

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#39 michael
April 12 2014, 11:16PM
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Were #28.Thanks boys. Thanks Smytty for a night to remember. Best trade Tambo ever made.

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#40 YFC Prez
April 12 2014, 11:31PM
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When Smitty broke out in tears on the bench with 2 minutes left that was it for me.

I wonder if there was ever a time with so many grown men Simultaneously fighting back tears at the same time in northern Alberta.

# what a career

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#41 Edsez
April 13 2014, 08:18AM
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Thanks Smytty ... I hope to see an announcement this summer of a continuing role with the Oilers organization for you

It was a memorable game with the tears and the cheers, the 1st line was strong, Scrivens was great and even the AHL guys didn't look out of place

Let's hope this season-ending thumping of the Canucks becomes a tradition

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#42 pelhem grenville
April 13 2014, 10:32AM
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The Beaker wrote:

If were using evidence saying Edmonton hasn't benefited from the picks then we should also use evidence and really look out how often trading a top 3 pick actually works out. Not often.

I'm not saying we shouldn't for sure but we do have to look at both sides of "evidence"

...and I'm good with all that you say...my issue slash problem is if this club has a chance to draft Leon Draisaitl they should... no matter what...THEN and ONLY THEN do they trade for that most needed top pairing Dman...it will cost a lot but this club must have more than RNH going forward...

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#43 Brad 21
April 13 2014, 10:38AM
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Oh and that 94-95 draft we took a guy by the name of Steve Kelly 6 foot 2 instead of a guy by the name of Shane Doan who was 6 foot 1

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#44 pelhem grenville
April 13 2014, 01:42PM
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http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectbrowse.htm

...good gawd...wtf... the NHL website has 2014 Draft Prospects for North American Skaters listed and Draisaitl is 4th AND listed as a left winger...

is there anyone in the world who knows what position this kid plays and what position he would play if he makes an NHL team out of any training camp?

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#45 pelhem grenville
April 13 2014, 01:45PM
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...memo to Wanye

please notify your Prince Albert Oiler Nation correspondent that there is an urgent need to find out if Leon Draisaitl plays CENTRE!!!

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#46 BobbyO
April 13 2014, 02:01PM
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Oilbaron wrote:

The way its lookin I see the Flames taking Dal Colle, who just might be one of the more underrated players in the top end of the draft.

Agree Dal Colle would be Flames preference at 5. Word is that Burke is going to pull of a "Sedin's" at the draft and get Ekblad!

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#47 mackb
April 12 2014, 11:06PM
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Thanks Smytty.

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#49 hallsyoilerforever5
April 12 2014, 11:10PM
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That was emotional to the end. Smytty deserves to have his name up the rafters. Respect to the canucks for the classy handshake as well. 94 forever.

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#50 Taylor Gang
April 12 2014, 11:13PM
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Don't cry... You're tough man... Dammit don't do it

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