April 30 2016 04:30PM
The NHL Draft Lottery may be a poor substitute for playoff hockey, but for the last decade it is pretty much all that fans of the Edmonton Oilers have had to cheer for.
However, while the on-ice results have not been kind to Edmonton, the off-ice ones certainly have. Four times in the last six years, the Oilers have won the draft lottery and the right to select first overall; at this point, the team is basically a lottery dynasty.
On Saturday night, the team tries to #MakeItFive.
April 30 2016 09:22AM
I have promised myself this draft lottery day will never match last year (this video has been viewed over 100,000 times—I am in for over 50 myself) but the new rules mean there is grave danger as well as rich reward at 6pm our time.
Everybody is talking about the lottery. Will Edmonton win? At what point does luck become diabolical? The NHL draft lottery has fans yelling at hood ornaments, shaking fists at clouds and working themselves into an epic Saturday night lather.
Is the NHL lottery a sport? The searing pain in that video suggests the answer is yes.
April 30 2016 07:00AM
Taylor Hall entered the year as the Edmonton Oilers’ top line left wing, the anchor point for the club’s best forward unit. He remains at the top of the team’s depth chart, but by the end of the year his line had fallen into a secondary role, victims both of a late-season slump and of the irresistible force that is Connor McDavid.
How did the various iterations of the line perform over the course of the year?
April 29 2016 09:05PM
The NHL draft lottery goes tomorrow—in less than 24 hours we will know where Edmonton is slotted among the lottery teams. If the tumblers click in the right order, the internet could be down for days! If the Oilers choose second or third, most fans will know the names of Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi. What about No. 4? No. 5? Who should be considered the favorite for those spots. Well, I would like to say it is difficult to identify the player Edmonton probably likes, but he is making himself very obvious.
April 29 2016 03:59PM
We were shooting the breeze at Nation HQ, and we started talking about all the goalies the Oilers have used since the 06 Cup run. After putting together the list I was blown away by the sheer volume of goaltenders that have come and gone since that magical run a decade ago. What I'm asking for today as that you use the power of pollz to rank the goaltenders that have played in at least one game over the past 10 years. My friends, it's time to vote again!