Playoff Prediction Project, 2012

Jonathan Willis
April 11 2012 04:09PM

The first round of the playoffs starts tonight, and once again the writers of the Nation Network are getting together to predict who they feel will win each series in the first round.

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Playoff Time, Baby!

Jason Strudwick
April 11 2012 03:30PM

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!

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April 11 2012 01:55PM


Watching ol' Steve Tambellini grinning like someone who had actually done something rather than someone who failed again until he was rewarded we couldn't help but think:

The Hockey Gods have officially done all they can for the Edmonton Oilers. 

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Robin Brownlee
April 11 2012 01:34PM

So, with the Edmonton Oilers becoming just the second team in NHL history to own three consecutive first overall picks in the Entry Draft after the balls fell their way Tuesday, will people now be calling for GM Steve Tambellini to follow the "Quebec model?" The Oilers should be so lucky.

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The Last Team With Three Consecutive First Overall Picks

Jonathan Willis
April 11 2012 11:52AM

With their draft lottery win last night, the Oilers became the second team in NHL history to secure three consecutive first overall draft picks. The last team to do so, the Quebec Nordiques, picked first overall in 1989, 1990 and 1991. While none of those picks would go on to play for championship teams, many of the players acquired for them did.

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