Journey to the Fin Du Monde

Jason Gregor is going to the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

As loyal Nationeers are aware, something excellent happened last week – something that could only happen when a bunch of ridiculous Oilers fans band together to ensure that they’re getting best coverage a young website can provide them with.

Like a pack of maddened, hockey-obsessed jackals, you goons got together and decided to fundraise to send a Nation writer to Montreal so you could get all the Entry Draft coverage you’d ever want. It started with a snide remark Brownlee made about Wanye being a “cheap screw“.

And fair enough. Wanye’s so cheap he steals empty cans of Lucky Lager and then comes to my place to fill them up with my über-expensive vitamin P. And I have to spend the next week sober. SOBER while trying to maintain order here.

But when long-time OilersNation commenter humantorch (currently livin’ large in Holland) suggested he’d pitch in a few bucks to send Brownlee to cover the Draft, well… For those of you just joining us, this should get you up to speed.

Show me the money

I bet a lot of you are wondering how things are going so far. I’m pleased to say that there’s no question anymore: we WILL be sending herr Gregor to the 2009 NHL Entry Draft this coming weekend. Will Fraser and Brownlee are even going to cover his show while he’s gone!

Here’s the breakdown for you:

TEAM 1260 donation: $1,000
Wanye’s donation: $500

For a total of $1,500. Not bad, right? What’s really astonishing, though, is you guys.

You have raised a whopping $1,815 at last count.

That makes for a grand total of $3,315!

Sweet shit, Nation! You’ve done it. Gregor, Club Supersex, schooners of Fin Du Monde beer… You’ll have your Draft coverage!

Don’t stop now

I’m only joking, of course. As stated before, any money raised exceeding what’s required for Gregor to cover the Main Event over the weekend will be donated to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. So don’t stop now! Let’s try and get together an obscene amount of money for the kiddies, and I’ll make sure Brownlee, Gregor and myself get a photo of us handing over a novelty-sized cheque to the fine men and women at the Stollery.

And who will that cheque be from?

Why, the fine Citizens of the OilersNation.com, of course.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Really though Heatley does not have much of a leg to stand on with this NMC. I mean if the teams he has on his "list" do not show interest or dont have an offer Murray likes if I am Murray I tell him listen its here or you are a Senator. After all this publicity, do you think Heatley would want to waltz into the Sens dressing room in the fall and say "hey guys how was the summer?" Not a chance. He would be an outcast immediately. He will go were Murray gets the best deal. He may not like it, but he will go. That being said if he doesnt really want to go, does he pull the same stunt again in a year? Thats the risk.

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    Prop Jay wrote:

    Wanye,
    At 12:41 MST I am dying for a post about the oilers.

    I agree! I'd even read an article by Amber rating the prospects according to thier do-ability…

    Well maybe not.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Prop Jay wrote:

    @ Mowzie:
    Mowzie did you get it from my name link?
    There is also the wale tape there, and J.cole. – self promotion.
    3 tapes that each could be an album and so far are the three albums of the year.
    Nice to see some hip hop fans here.

    No, I'm on HHDX ALL the time. So if there's a decent mixtape, chances are I'm listening to it. Wale's is solid too, that's one I've been anticipating for a long time. It's not as good as the Seinfield mixtape, but it's still excellent.

    Have you checked out any of the Drake tapes? alot of them have the same stuff, but that guy is a blast to listen to.

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    @ Mowzie:

    Nice, HHDX is a good site. I contribute for http://www.smokingsection.net (TSS) so they are kind of the other guys, but great for all the new.

    Yeah Im always up on the new stuff cause I got to be for TSS. Drake is gonna be big. I'm going to see him in van in sept. Hopefully try to get a vip pass from TSS. probaly not though, Im a nobody.lol

    I gotta say i think J.Cole's is the best out of all them

    to keep this on topic, Go Oilers Go.

    We need something to happen soon.

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    Curious wrote:

    Really though Heatley does not have much of a leg to stand on with this NMC. I mean if the teams he has on his “list” do not show interest or dont have an offer Murray likes if I am Murray I tell him listen its here or you are a Senator. After all this publicity, do you think Heatley would want to waltz into the Sens dressing room in the fall and say “hey guys how was the summer?” Not a chance. He would be an outcast immediately. He will go were Murray gets the best deal. He may not like it, but he will go. That being said if he doesnt really want to go, does he pull the same stunt again in a year? Thats the risk.

    I think the NMC is the teams option to pick up when they trade for him. If that's the case you don't pick it up. Then if he pulls the same stunt next year you can trade him to Florida and he can rot…

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    @ Prop Jay:

    Ya, Go Oilers, I'm going to Drake/Wayne in Edmonton, but am more excited about RTB in Calgary, Slum Village is one of the groups I've been wanting to see live for EVER, and once and for all I will get to prove to myself that Elzhi isn't just a robot programmed to rap. Drake is gonna be huge, he already has an incredible following and a veteran's cache, maybe more so in the States than in Canada.

    A Exclaim writer approached me to review for them, but I don't think I'm qualified enough, I don't think I could break down music enough to review it objectively. I'll check out TSS for sure, sorry for hitting the competition, but I've just been there for so long that it's the first place I go.

    Heatley, JBO, Oiler, Moreau, Eberle. There, now it's hockey related.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Cam wrote:

    @ Ogden Brother:
    And if Van picks up Heater and Gaborik… you can bet the sisters will be looking for a new love pad.

    If Van picks up Heater and Gaborik, I will cry and break things and hurt people. Goddamm that better not happen.

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    Oilersordeath wrote:

    If Van picks up Heater and Gaborik, I will cry and break things and hurt people. Goddamm that better not happen.

    Unless, of course, it works out as well for them as when they picked up Messier, or more recently, Sundin… Vancouver may be better off sticking with the Sisters being that they came up through the Vancouver system.

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    So who gets the Sedins now? With Gaborik and either Hossa, Havlat or Heatley going there we maybe we are better off with the Sedins as our second line.

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    It shoudl get really interestign the next few days. There is a fan question chat on TSN website from McKenzie in which he mentions that the Isles are seriously considering taking Hedman first. If that happens, what does Tampa Bay do? I dont think they want Tavares, but if he is there do you take him anyway. Then do they trade Vinny? Or do they trade away that pick. Or maybe they pick Duschense and the Avs catch a huge break and grab Tavares third. That would be wild.

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    Prop Jay wrote:

    @ Mowzie:
    Mowzie did you get it from my name link?
    There is also the wale tape there, and J.cole. – self promotion.
    3 tapes that each could be an album and so far are the three albums of the year.
    Nice to see some hip hop fans here.

    I just grabbed Wale & J. Cole yesterday. Listened to a bit of Wale (not bad), but didn't check out that J. Cole disc yet. Throw ya diamonds up, RocNation in this B!

  • I'm a Scientist!

    J.Cole tape is the best of them all (I am D*ckrider.no homo.pause). Listen to "losing My balance" and tell me he isn't gonna be big at least in rap-underground-terms R.O.C '09.

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    West Coast Oil wrote:

    So who gets the Sedins now? With Gaborik and either Hossa, Havlat or Heatley going there we maybe we are better off with the Sedins as our second line.

    What would the Oiler lineup look like with the Sisters? I can't imagine Tambellini committing 10+ million/year on two guys getting second line ice. Ideally the Sisters would roll on line one with a bigger right winger riding shotgun (Maybe Penner could play on the right creating havoc down low). Horcoff would dip to the third line shutdown role with Moreau and Pisani. Gagner would play with Hemsky absolutely feasting on softer competition… Lets see… sign the Sisters, find a goalie, extend Smid and Grebs… That's like 63 million dollars. Oh… Nevermind.

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    Prop Jay wrote:

    Slaughterhouse is dope. That track “move on” was on repeat for weeks. Crooked I is super nice of course and its nice to see he reps the west.

    Kurupt, Bishop Lamont & Crooked I all day!

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    @ Prop Jay:
    'Move On' is a great track. You hear the new Slaughterhouse track with M.O.P. – 'Woodstock'?
    That new DJ Quik & Kurupt disc 'BlaQKout' is dope too. Bishop Lamont – 'The Confessional' and Crooked I – 'The Block Obama' are a couple disc to check out too.

    On to hockey…
    My 1st predictions:
    Jay Bouwmeester to Dallas
    Dany Heatley to San Jose

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    @ knobert:
    Ya, but I could warch em play hockey without getting pregnant, so Im safe, and Im pretty sure no girl will let them get anywhere near her 'baby factory', if they do have kids here, there's plenty of ugly edmontonians, they'd blend in just fine. have you been to capX before, There are some UGLY faces in this city, what's two more?