June 29 2009 11:15AM
The Oilers had a pretty good weekend, on the whole. I wasn’t thrilled with the Kyle Brodziak trade (Bruce has an excellent take on that deal here), but Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson slid and the Oilers added some nice pieces in Anton Lander, Toni Rajala, and Olivier Roy. There were some funny picks made too – a 20-year old BCHL’er, a high school kid who is at least five years away, but the strangest selection was Cameron Abney of the Everett Silvertips at 82nd overall.
June 29 2009 09:19AM
It’s Monday morning and I’m bagged from an awesome weekend. The draft was a blast and was a great experience to take it in live from Montreal. Then Sunday my family had a party for my mother, who got her Doctorate in May. What an awesome achievement for her to fulfill a lifelong goal at the young age of 64. Good job, Mom!
June 29 2009 09:08AM
It was a very troubling time in the celebrity world this week. Not sure if you heard or not but Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest on Thursday afternoon. No, seriously he did. They’ve been keeping it on the down-low out of respect for the family. I found out, of course, through a devastating phone call from Tito and Jermaine. Tito and I are tight. Jermaine and I were once good friends until he named his daughter Jermajesty. After that I refused to do his jheri curl any longer.
June 27 2009 08:10AM
8:05 a.m. MST
Day two doesn't have the same build up as day one, so I wouldn't be surprised to see more trades today.
And just like that the Day starts with a bang. And it is a piss in your cornflakes day for Oiler fans.
June 26 2009 10:51AM
11:00 am MST
It pays to get up early some days.
Because I got my accreditation late I wanted to make sure everything was still good, so I hoofed it to the Bell Centre. I wasn't on the list, which I expected, but once I showed my card I got my mug shot. I now work for the TEAM 1250, not 1260. It's a better keepsake that way.