Draft Lottery... Here We Go Again ***Updated***

baggedmilk
April 15 2014 04:34PM

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Well, well, well... Look where we're at... again. For the 300th consecutive season, Oilers fans will be watching TSN to see what another pitiful season's reward will be. It's no doubt that the Tambellini's tie jokes will be flying, in full force, as we hope and pray that the Oilers will be picking 1st overall for the 4th time in 5 years. First, third, or fourth - what will it be?  Such is life in the City of Champi.... Uhh... Nevermind.

Expectations

When the season started, the last thing any of us expected was another date with the draft lottery. For me personally, the idea of watching the lottery was repulsive, almost offensive to the core of my being. The rebuild has gone on for decades and another top pick wasn't supposed to be in the cards anymore, and I was excited about that. We were supposed to make a push for the playoffs, not suck to the point of depression.  This year, we were supposed to be debating our first playoff opponent not which player we're hoping for.  Ohhh how we overestimated.

Another Scratch Ticket 

Tonight, the Oilers have a 14.2% chance at picking 1st at the draft, and a 100% chance of James Duthie making fun of Craig MacTavish for being a yearly guest at the lottery. Oh the memories. Anyway... Join me in watching the spectacle and cheering on the Oilers logo to be the last to flash across the screen.  I want to see Bill Daly hold up the Oilers logo and imagine the cheshire grin that used to flash across Tambellini's face.  I want the rest of the NHL to think that the lottery is rigged because once again we hold the power to choose who we want.  I want the Sabres terrible season to get one last kick to the pills!  Oh the sadness... 

The draft lottery show starts at 6pm mst on TSN and it will give us a better idea which player we may be seeing in the fall. Unfortunately, it was another year of wanting cereal but the milk has, once again, gone bad.  I can't wait for another 2 months of arguing who the Oilers will pick. Summer is always so much fun! *sigh*

Top 5 - Draft Order

1. Florida

2. Buffalo

3. Edmonton

4. Calgary

5. Islanders (unless they give this pick to Buffalo as part of the Vanek trade)

Nation Charity Playoff Pool

Today is your last chance to sign up for the Nation Charity Pool. We want to raise as much money for the Inner City Children's Program as possible, so I beg you to go to www.nationdrafts.com and sign up. It'll only cost you $10, so do what you have to do make it work. Go a day without buying a $15 coffee. Skip the latest Angry Birds update. Sell your kidney.  Lord knows we won't be buying Rexall beers anymore, this year. Whatever it takes - make it happen. Put your hockey knowledge to good use and support a great cause. And who knows, maybe your gypsy hockey predictions will land you one of our ultra sexy grand prizes

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#1 Rocket
April 15 2014, 04:37PM
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*Sigh*

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#3 RJ
April 15 2014, 04:38PM
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ugh..

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#5 RexHolez
April 15 2014, 04:52PM
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Just think of all the good players we'll be able to send to the worlds for years to come. Hall the new captain canada?? Sweet!!

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#6 Fatbob24
April 15 2014, 04:53PM
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I just can't understand why I still care.... *sigh* 6pm mst ?

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#8 Starving Student
April 15 2014, 04:54PM
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Yeah man I tell ya what... Did one of them snipe hunts last night... man with them dang ol' sticks and bags and Whack! Whack! man, go Woooo-loo-loo-loo!... Talk about big mistake y'all... It's right there in that cooler.

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#9 Rust In Peace
April 15 2014, 04:55PM
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I want cereal. Damn you, lactose intolerance/Kevin Lowe.

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#10 Pouzar99
April 15 2014, 04:57PM
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With our luck Calgary will win the lottery, pushing us back to fourth as they take Ekblad. NOOOOOO!

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#11 kale
April 15 2014, 04:59PM
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so if the oilers win again, are they officially a draft day dynasty having won four out of five years?

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#12 ColourMeImpressed
April 15 2014, 05:01PM
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Please Jesus anybody but Calgary.

I'm not even religious but I'll go donate to a church or something.

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#13 DrDave
April 15 2014, 05:02PM
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Just pick ahead of Calgary please

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#14 Dan
April 15 2014, 05:03PM
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This management group wins more lotteries than hockey games! This one is in the bag!

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#15 Anton CP
April 15 2014, 05:04PM
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We are doing playoffs draft today, at least that is something on TV.

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Starving Student wrote:

Yeah man I tell ya what... Did one of them snipe hunts last night... man with them dang ol' sticks and bags and Whack! Whack! man, go Woooo-loo-loo-loo!... Talk about big mistake y'all... It's right there in that cooler.

What?

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#17 Ambassador humantorch
April 15 2014, 05:09PM
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That image of Daly is missing the

#hereComeTheOilers

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#18 God
April 15 2014, 05:10PM
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Boooo Draft Lottery!!! I can't believe we're here again.

Please turn this bloody franchise around!

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#19 smytty's halfclapper
April 15 2014, 05:12PM
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"I want to see Bill Daly hold up the Oilers logo and imagine the cheshire grin that used to flash across Tambellini's face."

Hahahah I laughed out loud. Pure gold. The smuggest grin from that timid little guy.

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#20 Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy!
April 15 2014, 05:16PM
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We're takin this b**** down! It's the only thing we're good at!

The Oilers' "playoffs" start and end tonight!

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#21 michael
April 15 2014, 05:20PM
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If here is one thing we can d right it is win the Draft Lottery. People speaks of odds. I speak of heavenly intervention. God loves us. Let the pagans from Buffalo and Florida burn in their Hot Wings and Sunshine.

Our motto- "Winter never leaves, and damn it we like it that way".

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#22 Action Jackson
April 15 2014, 05:24PM
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If we win the lottery, the team gets better, but the joke gets worse...

Meaningful hockey in December next season please...

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#23 BingBong
April 15 2014, 05:26PM
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At this point I'd rather NOT draft 1st overall, just so others can't say "Wow, four #1 picks and you guys still suck..."

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#24 Cody anderson
April 15 2014, 05:28PM
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Luckily this year the top 4 are all pretty close.

I would rank them in order I think they would help make the Oilers a better team.

Draisatl

Ekblad

Reinhart

Bennett

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#25 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
April 15 2014, 05:28PM
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More rum...

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#26 Thumby
April 15 2014, 05:34PM
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I'll take the embarrassment of a 4th first pick...come to papa "Ecky"...

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#27 Joel
April 15 2014, 05:36PM
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Paris, Texas

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#28 Jason
April 15 2014, 05:39PM
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I would rank them for the Oilers

Ekblad

Draisatl

Reinhart

Bennett

Michael Dal Colle

Nikolaj Ehlers

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#29 Casey
April 15 2014, 05:40PM
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Eakins never lied he said this team will compete. Look, we have an 18% chance of getting 1st overall. We are competing!!!

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#30 RexHolez
April 15 2014, 05:53PM
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@Casey

This is why Eakins whipped this team into shape!! So they're not too tired after today's round of golf to watch the lottery!

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#31 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
April 15 2014, 06:00PM
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Any chance we can sign Tambo to a 24 hour contract? The guy has an incredible record at the draft lottery!

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#32 Dan
April 15 2014, 06:08PM
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Was MacT too emberassed to go to TSN?

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#33 Mason Storm
April 15 2014, 06:09PM
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Thank god Tambellini isn't there smiling like a man who did something right while being rewarded for being terrible at his job.

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#34 Reg Dunlop
April 15 2014, 06:14PM
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This could be the last chance we have at a 1st overall. You know the NHL will change the process for the McDavid draft; like only media markets larger than 5million will be eligible. At least we can be assured that this years 1st overall can't be a bigger bust than comrade Yak.

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#35 RexHolez
April 15 2014, 06:16PM
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The more I see about these kids the more I want Sam Bennet. I don't see how an 18 year old offensive defenceman helps us more than an 18 year old 2 way complete centre

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#36 kale
April 15 2014, 06:23PM
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That last game of the season may have had a lot more impact than we thought had we been sitting in Floridas spot...oh well

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#37 vetinari
April 15 2014, 06:23PM
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Well, #3 it is...guaranteed to get either Ekblad or a centre...

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#38 pelhem grenville
April 15 2014, 06:23PM
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...wow they shoulda tanked that last game afterall...

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#39 Jerry
April 15 2014, 06:23PM
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Beating Vancouver Edmonton lost the #1 pick

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#40 Reg Dunlop
April 15 2014, 06:23PM
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Who would have guessed. Eddie Munster with the 1st overall.

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#41 Naky
April 15 2014, 06:23PM
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Ah hahaha. For all of baggedmilk's complaining about the draft whiners, he's going to have to listen to a lot of 'I told you so''s for the next little while.

For the record, I didn't care where we picked so long as we picked in the top 4.

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#42 Al77
April 15 2014, 06:23PM
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So bring on the if the Oilers just would of lost they would be 1st overall bitching !

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#43 pelhem grenville
April 15 2014, 06:24PM
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. . . THE CARD GIRL WAS CLEARLY OVERDRESSED!!!

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#44 Thumby
April 15 2014, 06:25PM
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So does Florida need centers more than D? Pretty sure Buffalo has enough D...

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#45 pelhem grenville
April 15 2014, 06:26PM
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...gawd does Burke ever need a haircut!!!

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#46 Thumby
April 15 2014, 06:27PM
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I'm torn - if you want Eckblad Trash this - if you want a Center - hit props...

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#48 pelhem grenville
April 15 2014, 06:27PM
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Thumby wrote:

So does Florida need centers more than D? Pretty sure Buffalo has enough D...

....oh boy then the Oilers pick Ekblad and wait 5years to see him in the NHL...can't wait

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#49 Thumby
April 15 2014, 06:28PM
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...gawd does Burke ever need a haircut!!!

Looks like a "skunkupine" (a rarely seen cross between a skunk and a porcupine) died on his melon!

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#50 Toilet
April 15 2014, 06:29PM
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Here's hoping Ekblad is gone before #3 so we can't take him. I'm tired of waiting on prospects

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