TAMBELLINI TIME: BALLS OUT OR BAIL OUT?

Robin Brownlee
June 25 2010 12:09AM

LOS ANGELES -- Does Steve Tambellini have the moxy and the brass to make something happen, to make a deal that matters, before he walks to the podium with the first pick in the 2010 Entry Draft at the Staples Center Friday? We'll find out soon enough.

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THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION

Wanye
June 24 2010 02:49PM

A buddy of ours emailed us at 7:53 AM this morning with a threatening message: "Damn it Wanye, get off your fence and tell us who you think the Oilers should pick in the draft. And don't bother me with any statistical information and logical reasoning as to why. Give us all the real deal." (underlining his work)

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DRAFT UPDATE: 2 PM THURS

Jason Gregor
June 24 2010 02:34PM

Every facet of the hockey world has now arrived in Los Angeles for the 2010 draft: Coaches, GMs, scouts, players, agents, soon-to-be-players, media and the fans. It actually seems like more of an event here than it was in hockey-mad Montreal last year.

And your Nation Network correspondents, myself, Robin Brownlee and Pat Steinberg are all over it.

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UPDATED 11:58PM Tinseltown diary: if I have to wait another minute for my coffee, one of these Twilight nerds might go missing

Robin Brownlee
June 24 2010 01:02PM

Robin Brownlee's diary

LOS ANGELES -- I'm going to keep a running diary of what I hear, who I bump into, what's happening and random thoughts through Friday's first round of the draft. Will update three or four times today...

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THE 31ST PICK: WHO'S IN THE CARDS?

Robin Brownlee
June 24 2010 10:51AM

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 23:  Tyler Seguin, Emerson Etem, Taylor Hall, Cam Fowler and Brett Connolly attend the Top NHL Draft Prospects At The Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 23, 2010 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for NHL)

We've heard enough about these guys... what about the rest?

LOS ANGELES -- It goes without saying the spotlight will be on GM Steve Tambellini and the Edmonton Oilers when the first pick of the 2010 Entry Draft is announced Friday.

That selection is a no-brainer in that it will come down to either Plymouth pivot Tyler Seguin or two-time Memorial Cup MVP Taylor Hall of Windsor -- I know, thanks for the news bulletin.

But what about the second time Tambellini and chief scout Stu MacGregor the podium to make the 31st pick?

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