This Program Has Been Brought To You By The Letters WTF

One more sleep, Nationers. One more sleep until we find out who will be crowned the new Golden Boy of the Edmonton Oilers. I have to be honest, I can’t wait for all of this to be over. For weeks I’ve been listening to the same arguments in the Team Seguin vs. Team Hall debate. This is getting more out of control than Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. *Note to self* pre-purchase your tickets for the Eclipse premiere*

Draft time may very well end up being my least favourite time of the season. At the beginning I’m excited. I sit patiently waiting for news, a hint or an insiders opinion on what may or may not happen. By the second week of June I’m about ready to shoot off my own face with a flare gun

I’ve mentioned to you before that I know people. I do. Seriously. And I’ve heard by a trusted source (and by “trusted” I mean a guy that a friend of mine knows) that Kevin Lowe pimped out his daughter to Tayler Hall in order to make sure that he had a comfortable stay while visiting the City of Champions. Lowe’s daughter is clearly a girl-about-town because she took T.H. to one of the hottest places in our fair City. Boston Pizza on Jasper Ave. If that doesn’t seal a million dollar deal I don’t what does.

For a brief moment I thought that Lowe’s display of trust by letting his daughter go out unchaperoned with a hormonal hockey player was all the proof needed to show that Hall was our boy. That was until Tuesday when everything I held true in my life was suddenly turn inside out and questioned…

Pat Quinn moved to Senior Hockey Advisor and Tom Renney as the new Head Coach?

I think I speak for everyone when I say, “Say whaaaaat?!”. This makes me nervous. Could this setting the tone that anyone is replaceable if things don’t turn out the way Tambellini wants it? Will this send out the message and added pressure to our players and coaching staff that if you don’t show me what I want to see then you’re out?

I’m sure it was thought through carefully and not a decision Tambellini made in the shower that morning but it still makes me nervous. I’ll be the first to admit that I know nothing about coaching. But is one season sufficient time to find your groove? You must take into consideration that, last season, our entire team was made out of glass and the injured list grew faster than that mysterious mole on my back.

This move, that has left many Oil fans ass over tea kettle, confirms my suspicion that we don’t have a clue what the powers-that-be are thinking. I wouldn’t be surprised for second that they toss both Hall and Seguin out the window and go with Fowler. You know, just to keep things spicy.

Time will tell.

Hey, Khabibulin. We’re going for drinks. You coming?

On July 7, Nikolai Khabibulin will appear in Arizona court for his trial stemming from a February DUI charge. My favourite thing about this is that The Bulin Wall’s lawyer is stating that his constitutional rights were violated and the charges should be dismissed.

Does this mean that the next time I get hammered and run down the street naked I can proclaim that I’m merely exercising my constitutional right to be a drunken asshole? If so, this is going to be a great summer.