WHEN LUCK GETS ANGRY

Lowetide
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.

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2015-16 Oilers: The Taylor Hall Line

Jonathan Willis
April 30 2016 07:00AM

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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?

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WHO SHOULD GO NO. 4?

Lowetide
April 29 2016 09:05PM

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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. 

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The Best Goalie from the Past Decade

baggedmilk
April 29 2016 03:59PM

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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!

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 29 2016 05:00AM

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Do the Wings ever consider a new GM, Nazem Kadri and his penalties, Oilers and PK Subban, Canucks draft luck, Flames year end review, Cap strapped teams, round two of playoffs, Jarome Iginla, Mark Giordano, Jake Virtanen, lots of draft talk and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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