• paul wodehouse

    Unreal OIler nation! Man oh man, Lowe and MacT do not deserve this though. I can’t help but feel they will ruin this incredible lottery pick somehow. For oiler fans everywhere, please oh please hockey gods don’t let the old boys club screw this up!

  • Quicksilver ballet

    Oilers could walk away with McDavid and Provorov.

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    K_mart @ 9:15 this morning.

    You’re more than half way there Special K! Trade up on that Pens pick and Provorov could find himself here as well.

    Others mocked you but I was pulling for ya. Well played sir.

    • Joy S. Lee

      Let’s not look at this one from a gossip girl perspective. Proper context may be within the Buffalo fans’ massive purchases of McDavid jerseys and the like. Remember, McD played there one night and they welcomed him with open arms and wallets? They were into him, and knew they had the inside track. It isn’t terribly fair to be used as a knock against Eichel in any way.

  • 786

    Buffalo GM was a crying kid! Jesus! He took a risk trading half his team away and lost. Tough pal, no one was guaranteed 1st pick.

    Buffalo still gets mcdavid, edmonton will probably pick Tchachev anyways.

  • Jordan McNugent-Hallkins

    congrats. You get to ruin another prospect, and have your team still be bad enough to win the lottery next year. Too bad players that actually have a choice where they want to play will still never go to Edmonton.

    Enough cheering, 4 times in what 6 years really something you want to be proud of?

    Well at least you have Ference to keep cheering about.

  • Harry2

    About time the country that pays the bills in the NHL gets a generational player exlad in Florida with no fans on NHL welfare players refusing to play in Canada should be rule if you pay the bills you get the better players

  • Quicksilver ballet

    About time the country that pays the bills in the NHL gets a generational player exlad in Florida with no fans on NHL welfare players refusing to play in Canada should be rule if you pay the bills you get the better players

  • nuge2drai

    Oilers games are going to be so much more fun to watch.

    National audience tuning in every night, tons of games on the second half of cbc saturday nights.

    The team now has a chance at a premier coach.

    The team now has a chance at bringing in free agents.

    The core is going to be rejuvenated.

    The team will no longer have an excuse to lose.

    Losing will now be considered unacceptable, by media, fans and the hockey world.

    • Andy7190

      All of this great future you see in front of you is based on a new coach. Which is based on a new management.

      As far as I know, MacT and Lowe are still employed by Katz.

  • nuge2drai

    “That’s a great hockey town. They love their hockey. Obviously they’ve been on a bit of a slide the last couple of years. That’s allowed them to get some unbelievably amazing players that play there now. They’re just kind of a young team now, I guess. I’m not quite sure what’s going on (moving forward). That would be an awesome place as well.”

    McDavid on the Oilers before the draft lottery.

  • Quicksilver ballet

    With the Oilers not likely to make the playoffs next season. Could you imagine the backlash if the Oilers again won one of those top 3 selections next year?

  • vetinari

    Centre with Nuge, Draisatl, McDavid and Lander may become a strength for this team. Management, go get us a starting goalie and a couple of defence men and don’t blow Rebuild 3.0, okay?

  • Ever the Optimist

    Listening to TSN and the usual Edmonton put-downs. Not from Bob Mackenzie though, who is all class. I think once MacDavid sees the new rink and comes to E-town he will feel happier.

    MacT CANNOT f*ck this up – please dear god, don’t let MacT screw this up.

    If the Oilers can use the Pittsburgh first round pick in a trade to get a real goalie, get a proven coach like Todd Mclellan (with Nelson as assistant), plus trade Ebs or Hall to get a real top pairing defencenman, then this sh*tshow might start smelling better. Then when Nurse and Kleff get some experience, and with LB coming up in net, they might be a force in the future.

    Holy sh*t I am happy, because this changes everything. The Oilers have a real shot at winning a cup in 5 years. Unbelievable.

      • Butters

        From nhl.com;

        It’s going to be a dream come true and it’s a great situation to be in,” McDavid said. “[Edmonton has had] fan support even through a little bit of a tough slide they have gone through for a few years. The fan support they still receive is amazing, and the group of guys they have there is pretty special. If it happens to be me that is selected there, it would be a tremendous honor to step in with a group of talent like that.”

    • Serious Gord

      AMEN!!!
      Just missing an experienced coach to speed up the process.
      But saying that, unless they have a “cock” in their name (meaning
      Hitchcock or Babcock) I’d leave Nelson as coach.

      Now MacT , get to work and get us a top defence who can mentor
      and clock big minutes, preferably from teams that need to dump
      Salaries and who have won the Stanley.

      MacT; your work has just begun. Trade all the picks that you have, and
      Trade or buy out whoever does not fit into the long term plans.