Scavenging the Internets – Heatley, Sutter, and God Willing, Stuff I Have Not Already Tired Of

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It’s been two days, and already I tire of the Heatley rumours. That said, here are a few of the takes from around the blogosphere:

Despite all the rumours of Brent Sutter going to work for his brother in Calgary, Jim Matheson has made a rather bold statement: “Sutter will not be joining brother Darryl in Calgary.” Matheson knows what he’s talking about, I’m sure, and when he says this I’m convinced. He also gets a quote on Brent Sutter’s connection to Edmonton:

“I heard all these rumours with Edmonton, too, before they hired their staff. All the speculation because it’s an hour and 15 minutes from my farm. I had nothing to do with the Edmonton Oilers.”

And speaking of the Sutter family, Pat Quinn made a comment the other day that just begs for tildes. Here’s what Quinn said:

“They’ll have someone new in here whether it may be a Sutter coming back in, I don’t know that. They’re a wonderful family and a big family, so maybe they’ll put all seven back there.”

And here it is again, with a minor fix:

~They’ll have someone new in here whether it may be a Sutter coming back in, I don’t know that. They’re a wonderful family and a big family, so maybe they’ll put all seven back there.~

Better, yes?

With the NHL Entry Draft coming up, there are a lot of unheralded prospects who are about to be thrust into the spotlight. There are, fortunately people who follow junior hockey and are willing to tell us things; if anyone’s interested there are two sites I’d recommend:

NHL Draft Notes is written by Red Line Report’s Michael Remmerde. He’s based out of Western Canada and is in the process of doing profiles on 60 draft-eligible players in the region.

OHL Prospects is a group blog which gets contributions from a pair of former Hockey’s Future writers and a fan, all three of whom follow the Ontario Hockey League closely.

Finally, if you’re sick of everything Dany Heatley or Brent Sutter related, here are some articles worth checking out:

  • Hippy

    @ dyckster:
    Oh. I agree!

    That's why I made sure to say "WE" when I said, "how crazy we are to jump at scrap pieces of offseason meat". I'm right there with ya buddy.

    Pens and Wings going into triple OT in Game 7? Meh.
    I heard that Manny Maholtra is adding Edmonton to his list of 24 teams that he would consider considering on July 1st! Now THAT's NEWS.

  • Hippy

    Jonathan. That was an interesting take on Yashin. I didn't realize that he put up such good numbers consistently, especially considering what a disaster the Islanders can be. In some ways, his career mirrors Keith Tkachuk in that both players put up good numbers in the regular season and had a habit of holding teams hostage for more money.
    I wonder how things would have been different if one time the Jets/Coyotes said to Tkachuk "Screw you. You can sit out this year" instead of giving him a raise.

  • Hippy

    @ dyckster:

    I'm glad you asked. I didn't know about the sarcasm thing either. And that's what Oilersnation is all about, folks; gettin' an edjumication.

    ~ 🙂 ~

  • Hippy

    @ Madagain:

    Thanks! A) I didn't know they were called tildes and B) I didn't know they potentially denoted sarcasm. NOW I get it.

    JW, please accept my deepest apologies for making this a way bigger deal than it should have been.

  • Hippy

    Jamie wrote:

    I can’t see any fix in the Quinn comment. What? *feels stupid*

    Me neither..stupidx2? The only thing I found is if you click on the "made a comment" link the writer of the article spells put p u t t. Other than that I'm with ya Jamie. Please help JW.

  • Hippy

    The Towel Boy wrote:

    I don’t see my take in your list Jonathan.
    *lowers head in sadness, quietly leaves room*

    Jonathan Willis wrote:

    @ The Towel Boy:
    Better?

    The Towel Boy wrote:

    @ Jonathan Willis:
    haha
    Thanks!
    *runs off to watch stats counter go off the chart*

    Who Saw That Coming?!

  • Hippy

    @ Dustin Penner's 2nd Chin:

    BAH!, This is OILERSNATION.COM, who cares about anything else!

    Just kidding, Pittsburgh 4-2 with an empty netter. Malkin Playoff MVP.

    I hope Blackberry guy DOESN'T get a team cuz he's a dink. Although I don't agree how the commish is handling the situation either. To Pro-US, it's obvious to everyone with an unbiased opinion that the team would do better in just about any major city in Canada. GO JETS GO!

  • Hippy

    Dustin Penner's 2nd Chin wrote:

    It’s amazing that there’s this much to talk about (or rather, how crazy we are to jump at scrap pieces of offseason meat) when there’s a fricking Game 7 SCF to be played on Friday night.
    Not to mention the whole Coyotes debacle.

    I think most people on this site are oiler-centric. Hence even a scrap of info that might impact the oil trumps the NHL SCF. We are Oiler fans first and hockey fans second… at least I am.

    When it looked like the Oilers might move in 94 I was determined that if they did I would no longer watch any hockey. It would have been a one man boycott.

  • Hippy

    It's amazing that there's this much to talk about (or rather, how crazy we are to jump at scrap pieces of offseason meat) when there's a fricking Game 7 SCF to be played on Friday night.
    Not to mention the whole Coyotes debacle.

  • Hippy

    I hope that's not what rookie GM Steve Tambellini is going to look like after his first pressure packed Entry Draft and Free Agent Sale season. (Cuts and pastes picture of water buffalo with guts hanging out.)

    Having said that, I think he's going to do us Oil Fans proud.