GDB 47.0: Spoiler?

Jonathan Willis
April 26 2013 05:21PM

The Oilers are in something of an interesting position tonight. If they win, they can put a serious crimp in the Minnesota Wild’s playoff ambitions, playing the role of late-season spoiler. However, they can only do so by damaging their draft position.

The Stakes

The three-team playoff race in the West is most likely to end with the Blue Jackets falling just short. With a win tonight, the Wild could guarantee themselves a playoff berth. However, should the Oilers win in regulation, the Wild’s playoff chances drop from 90.4 percent down to 71.3 percent, while the Blue Jackets’ chances jump from 30.8 percent to 44.3 percent.

Yesterday, we considered the Oilers’ draft position needs; four of the teams the Oilers are in competition with for the second overall spot were in action. Unfortunately for the Oilers, all four lost; only Carolina (overtime loss to the New York Rangers) picked up a point. The relevant standings are as follow:

A win would slide the Oilers from fifth down to seventh in the pre-lottery draft rankings, which would undo part of the one and only benefit from all of their recent losing.

Memory Lane

It isn’t exactly the same situation, but the dilemma reminds me a little of the one the Oilers faced in 2006-07. The team had spectacularly collapsed following the trade deadline move of Ryan Smyth to the New York Islanders; in the 20 games leading up to the final contest of the year they failed to managed even one regulation win – they had two shootout victories and 18 regulation losses over that span.

But they managed to overcome a 2-0 deficit at the midway point of the game, scoring the next three goals and winning the contest on Patrick Thoresen’s third period tip-in. The win gave the Oilers 71 points, tying them with Chicago. The Oilers had the tie-breaker, though, so entering the draft lottery they held the sixth overall pick while Chicago had the fifth selection and the final one with a chance at first overall.

Chicago won the draft lottery, and ended up picking Patrick Kane first overall. The Oilers still ended up with a pretty good player – Sam Gagner – in the sixth overall spot, but it was a pivotal moment in the history of both franchises.

The Lineup

Via the Oilers’ official Twitter feed, here are the lines for tonight’s game:

  • Taylor Hall – Shawn Horcoff – Nail Yakupov
  • Magnus Paajarvi – Sam Gagner – Jordan Eberle
  • Ryan Jones – Eric Belanger – Anton Lander
  • Ryan Smyth – Jerred Smithson – Mike Brown
  • Ladislav Smid – Jeff Petry
  • Nick Schultz – Corey Potter
  • Mark Fistric – Justin Schultz
  • Nikolai Khabibulin

Quick Hits

  • Jason Gregor was supposed to write this piece. Apparently, he’s “too busy” with “raising money to fight Alzheimers” to fulfill his blog-writing responsibilities. I'll let the readers decide where that rates on the jerk scale.

  • Jason was nice enough to pass along this encouraging statistic: “Backstrom is a perfect 17-0 at home vs. Oilers with a 1.34 GAA, a .948 save pct., and four shutouts. Wow.” He didn’t finish that comment with ‘have fun explaining why anybody should expect anything other than another humiliating Oilers loss’ but I think that was implied.
  • Taylor Hall would seem to have some chance at an extra $2 million in bonus money if he has a strong finish to the season.
  • The Justin Schultz/Nick Schultz pairing has gone minus-6 against the Wild this season; no other player on the team is worse than minus-3. Maybe it’s a good thing Krueger is splitting them up.
  • This might be the last game Nikolai Khabibulin ever plays for the Oilers, with Devan Dubnyk set to start tomorrow and Khabibulin’s contract expiring this summer.

Predictions

Game day prediction: The Oilers will lose a dull and one-sided game, falling by a 3-1 score.

Obvious game day prediction: The Oilers goal will be scored by Nail Yakupov, and after the game he’ll disappointedly say, “I don’t care about the goal, I just want to win.”

Not-so-obvious game day prediction: The Oilers’ second pairing will have a surprisingly good night, as Corey Potter plays well and Nick Schultz is much-improved when separated from Justin Schultz. Potter will pick up an assist on the Yakupov goal.

Recently around the Nation Network

74b7cedc5d8bfbe88cf071309e98d2c3
Jonathan Willis is a freelance writer. He currently works for Oilers Nation, Sportsnet, the Edmonton Journal and Bleacher Report. He's co-written three books and worked for myriad websites, including Grantland, ESPN, The Score, and Hockey Prospectus. He was previously the founder and managing editor of Copper & Blue.
Avatar
#101 Rod from Viking
April 26 2013, 10:09PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

The Oilers finally played a 1/2 decent game and won thanks to some great shots that ended up in the net and excellent goaltending,again except for Khaby it was all the kids and a 28 year old with 2 pro seasons. Can't some of you find a positve in this? PLEASE QUIT RESPONDING TO DIZZY STUNNED FU##.

Avatar
#102 2004Z06
April 26 2013, 10:12PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I am calling it now...Minny doesn't get in, they fire Mike Yeo this summer.

Avatar
#103 madjam
April 26 2013, 10:18PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
clyde wrote:

Or perhaps they get another Getzlaf, Perry and Weber? Strong draft year but who knows.

Oilers have had 3 first picks in a row , I doubt many fans care that your drafting below the Oilers for once . Most are delighted . Another 3 Jankowski's for Feaster , or is it Fester from the Adams Family ?

Avatar
#104 dougtheslug
April 26 2013, 10:41PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
clyde wrote:

Or perhaps they get another Getzlaf, Perry and Weber? Strong draft year but who knows.

The "strong draft year" mantra is probably overstated - the top 10 are strong, but the consensus is the drop off is pretty steep - which is why second round picks were tossed around like confetti at the trade deadline.

Avatar
#105 OILERSORDEATH
April 26 2013, 11:06PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@ DSF 6-1 ASS kickin!! Just a glimpse of whats to come sucka!!!

Avatar
#106 TeddyTurnbuckle
April 26 2013, 11:07PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Finishing ahead of the Flames for the first time in 10 years! Yahoo!!! Look our Canucks, You're next!!!

Avatar
#107 Quicksilver ballet
April 26 2013, 11:23PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Well, there goes any hope for MacKinnon or Barkov. Into crapshoot land we go outside of the top 5. Oilers will be fortunate if the kid they select makes this roster a few yrs from now.

Same crap different season next year.

Avatar
#108 Mike
April 26 2013, 11:31PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
DSF wrote:

The Oilers offensive juggernaut had a 5-3 for a full 2 minutes.

They got ZERO shots on goal.

It's not like all 9 players on the ice knew that they were trying to get Yak his hat trick or anything. Honestly, I was more surprised that we ran a real unit out there at that point. I expected Belanger and Brown.

Avatar
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Dangilitis wrote:

Haha... I will take this further. DSF, you remind me of the prototypical pompous ass who repeatedly puts others down to stroke their own ego and make himself feel better about their own blatant inadequacies as a human being. Oilers fans are generally known for their knowledge base and open discussions, but you have nothing meaningful to contribute. Minny went all out this year and are becoming the new NYR. My parents taught me at a young age that humility is a virtue, and clearly that is something that you value but know nothing of. Why you have not been asked to leave this site is beyond me, but it would make literally everyone else who reads this site ecstatic if you receded into oblivion.

You should get your parents to read your post and the posts you are responding to. They might disagree with your understanding of "humility is a virtue" bit.

Avatar
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Dangilitis wrote:

Haha... I will take this further. DSF, you remind me of the prototypical pompous ass who repeatedly puts others down to stroke their own ego and make himself feel better about their own blatant inadequacies as a human being. Oilers fans are generally known for their knowledge base and open discussions, but you have nothing meaningful to contribute. Minny went all out this year and are becoming the new NYR. My parents taught me at a young age that humility is a virtue, and clearly that is something that you value but know nothing of. Why you have not been asked to leave this site is beyond me, but it would make literally everyone else who reads this site ecstatic if you receded into oblivion.

You should get your parents to read your post and the posts you are responding to. They might disagree with your understanding of "humility is a virtue" bit.

Avatar
#111 madjam
April 27 2013, 06:42AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Shea Webers contract is so bad I doubt Nashville could give him away for free over next 3 years . Signing bonuses to boot .Doubt Oilers will even bother getting a contract like that -check capgeek . Several others contracts I doubt the Oilers would not touch with a ten foot poll are Campbell , Suter and Parise type contracts . None of those players are doing much to help their clubs get into upper eschilon .

Avatar
#112 madjam
April 27 2013, 06:48AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Will the Flames use two of their first round picks to try and move up in draft ? Will Oilers try to move up in draft or dangle our first round choice ?

Avatar
#113 madjam
April 27 2013, 07:04AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I think i'll be more interested in who we trade for , rather than the draft this year . Question : How soon can MacT. start officially trading ? After our season is over , during playoffs with other non playoff teams ? In other words before the Stanley cup is over ? How might it effect trading if draft is before Stanley Cup ending ?

Avatar
#114 season not played
April 27 2013, 07:08AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Well, I guess every now and then even a blind squirrel finds a nut. Unfortunately, the Wild goaltending probably cost the Oilers Monohan tonight. Just as well as this should prevent the Oiler "braintrust" from throwing another 18 year old hockey player into the line up.

MacT will have to work a miracle to get this club into a position to be competitive. They have virtually nothing in the system that is ready to help the current roster and I dont exactly envision free agents flocking to this sh*t show. I would think we should expect more of the same garbage next season.

Avatar
#115 NewAgeSys
April 27 2013, 07:09AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
The Worrier wrote:

The way the Oilers played tonight shows they could make some serious noise if they make the playoffs.

They finally have found the veteran goalie that they have needed. They have offensive Defense men in Schultz and Potter. They have depth on D in the press box in Whitney and they have some grit in Eager and Hordichuk in the minors.

You move Yakupov up from the 4th line to the first and he knows how to light the lamp.

This team is solid. Lookout Chicago.

You sure picked the right target,we are taliormade to dismantle the Hawks and they are tailormade to dismantle everyone else.

You may have predicted one of the best rivalries in the next ten years.Our core will need to bust up their core to become champions and Chicago is way to young to roll over yet,we will need to kick them over.

Avatar
#116 15w40
April 27 2013, 07:22AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Just like the 5 game win streak and the 24 hours of being a "playoff" team - that win was as complete mirage.

All they did was manage to screw themselves out of a chance at a premier pick in the draft.

That win proved nothing other than that they have a couple sharpshooters and and old goalie that is usually injured but was unconscious for one night.

The ice was tilted to the Oilers' end most of the game.

Minnesota was forced to open up after a seeing eye shot by Potter and a nice shot by Hall. Most games with a shot differential like that - they lose that game and they picked the worst of times to buck the trend.

They still need an overhaul and now they have "won" their way out of a nice piece to either put in the line up or trade for a good return.

I don't buy the whole "gotta win the last two games to finish strong and build a winning attitude for next year" mantra.

Its too late for that, it was a soft game won by a soft skilled team - period.

Avatar
#117 pelhem grenville
April 27 2013, 07:27AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

...and in other news across the country here in Southern Ontario the London Knights were crowned last night western division champions of the OHL beating the Plymouth Whalers 4 games to one & for the second year in a row win the Wayne Gretzky Trophy...btw this Knights team has three potential first round picks up for grabs including Max Domi son of you know who...

Avatar
#118 madjam
April 27 2013, 07:49AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Minny choked similar to young Oilers in the crunch . Crap happens . We should still have a good draft potential slotted at 6-7 spot as Nicushkin most will pass on as he wants to remain in homeland for a couple of years or more . We can wait where most below want help now . We could trade up with several pieces as well to try for Jones .

Avatar
#119 Nick
April 27 2013, 08:03AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
madjam wrote:

Minny choked similar to young Oilers in the crunch . Crap happens . We should still have a good draft potential slotted at 6-7 spot as Nicushkin most will pass on as he wants to remain in homeland for a couple of years or more . We can wait where most below want help now . We could trade up with several pieces as well to try for Jones .

We still could draft #8

Avatar
#120 pelhem grenville
April 27 2013, 08:05AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

...if the playoffs started today the canucks would play the sharks...i would be most hopeful that the Oilers spank the Canuckleheads tonite to send them into the playoff race all timid and unsure of themselves to face the sharks whom they have not beaten all year...and yes i know the playoffs don't start today jus sayin'...

Avatar
#121 Kyle
April 27 2013, 08:07AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Nashville and TB did a better job at tanking then Edmonton.

Oilers still may draft a Dman in the first round

Avatar
#122 pelhem grenville
April 27 2013, 08:20AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Kyle wrote:

Nashville and TB did a better job at tanking then Edmonton.

Oilers still may draft a Dman in the first round

...ya cuz we need another drafted Dman to wait for...don't we have enough of those ?

Avatar
#123 Citizen David
April 27 2013, 08:46AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I'm sick and tired of the whining about the Oilers winning last night. I was so happy they won, I hope they win tonight. They are my team. I cheer for them to win no matter what.

Get over the Barkov Love. The safe bet is that he's a 60 point second line center. Which is really good, but not something I will cry about some other team like the flames getting. Where we are we might get Lindholm, who very well could end up better than Barkov. We don't know.

Avatar
#124 Quicksilver ballet
April 27 2013, 08:56AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
pelhem grenville wrote:

...monohan...draft him...horton...offer sheet him...ryan miller for dubnyk jones tuebert and a second ...sign our [other] goalie one year minimum salary...sell the farm for weber

Everybody, take a good look here!

This sharp guy knows what he speaks of. Wisdom like this is not seen on these boards often enough. Well done sir.

Avatar
#125 Rob...
April 27 2013, 09:01AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

I couldn't help thinking that the Wild may have had a chance to win if their game plan had been to provide puck support instead of laying extremely late hits on the passers. What an insult to their fans not to compete for a win and play-off spot instead try to get retribution for perceived slights.

Avatar
#126 Thumby
April 27 2013, 09:18AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Been a fan of the oilers since WHA days...while I have died many deaths over the past 2 decades waiting for another cup, There have been a few bright spots like the 2006 run and knocking off the Avs and Stars in the first rounds of the playoffs. I hope to see this team move forward, and to do that they need more talent.

IMHO last night was a screw up. Sure its nice to spank Minny and hurt their playoff chances, but lets get real - what we need are better players.

Winning last night was the typical "win the battle and lose the war" material. And it came about a month too late. Getting a top 5 pick is way too much to give up for a win that means nothing...they should have pulled Khabby and put Yak in net!

It pains me to defend DSF but he is right about the 99/100 times we'd lose that game based on the shots. Potter looked like Mike Bossy out there with his shooting. Too bad the 1% horse came in and likely just cost us 3-4 draft postions and a player we could have really used...time will tell.

Avatar
#127 Walter Sobchak
April 27 2013, 09:22AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Everybody, take a good look here!

This sharp guy knows what he speaks of. Wisdom like this is not seen on these boards often enough. Well done sir.

Only I still trade up for Barkov, looks like TB will be there at 4.

Then go for Weber.

I do like the Miller idea, he will most certainly be available.

Avatar
#128 madjam
April 27 2013, 09:29AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Nick wrote:

We still could draft #8

We stand a chance at being eight about as good as winning the lottery and being NBR.1 . Both unlikely to happen . If we lose and Carolina gets a point in their last game we move up to 6th position . That's a good chance of happening .

Avatar
#129 wiseguy
April 27 2013, 09:37AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Nick wrote:

We still could draft #8

The odds of that are about the same as our drafting #1. It's like betting on 2 or 12 in craps.

Avatar
#130 wiseguy
April 27 2013, 09:40AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Thumby wrote:

Been a fan of the oilers since WHA days...while I have died many deaths over the past 2 decades waiting for another cup, There have been a few bright spots like the 2006 run and knocking off the Avs and Stars in the first rounds of the playoffs. I hope to see this team move forward, and to do that they need more talent.

IMHO last night was a screw up. Sure its nice to spank Minny and hurt their playoff chances, but lets get real - what we need are better players.

Winning last night was the typical "win the battle and lose the war" material. And it came about a month too late. Getting a top 5 pick is way too much to give up for a win that means nothing...they should have pulled Khabby and put Yak in net!

It pains me to defend DSF but he is right about the 99/100 times we'd lose that game based on the shots. Potter looked like Mike Bossy out there with his shooting. Too bad the 1% horse came in and likely just cost us 3-4 draft postions and a player we could have really used...time will tell.

In this analogy, "winning the war" the last 3 years hasn't helped us improve so why not try something different, like not ending up with the high draft pick but making some good signings and trades instead.

Avatar
#131 pelhem grenville
April 27 2013, 09:44AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Everybody, take a good look here!

This sharp guy knows what he speaks of. Wisdom like this is not seen on these boards often enough. Well done sir.

...oh Q

we should buddy up and keep our goalie sober over these next fews weeks ...

Avatar
#132 Jeffff
April 27 2013, 10:01AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

Fans are deluding themselves Oilers have been 1 of the worst teams in the NHL for 7 years.

Most fans overrate their players. Ask yourselves why Edmonton has not been able to trade their players ie. Gagner Hemsky Whitney etc.

Every year they are going to trade these players or bundle something it never happens because they are not worth much.

You want a 1-2 D-man you need to a Eberle or Yakupov and that still may not be enough. A 1st rd pick is to even close.

Give your head a shake , Oilers are horrible in most positions.

Avatar
#133 Spydyr
April 27 2013, 10:03AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Walter Sobchak wrote:

The Oiler's winning that meaningless game was a real kick in the pills organizationally.

Instead of drafting a much needed two way center with elite skill, we have to trade up to get that pick.

Yes,sure was a tough win.

Don't think I have ever cringed before when the Oilers were scoring sweet goals.

The last time the Oilers won a game late in the season that they should have tanked they drafted Gagner .The draft pick they should have had was Kane.

Now we may have to watch Calgary take Barkov one spot ahead of us .Then for the next 8-10 years play against us.

Avatar
#134 Eddie Shore
April 27 2013, 10:10AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

You guys make it sound like we are stuck drafting Marc Pouliot. We won, it was enjoyable and much needed for the TEAM. Get over it. We are still going to get a good prospect.

Avatar
#135 dawgtoy
April 27 2013, 10:10AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
pelhem grenville wrote:

...monohan...draft him...horton...offer sheet him...ryan miller for dubnyk jones tuebert and a second ...sign our [other] goalie one year minimum salary...sell the farm for weber

Horton is a UFA.

Avatar
#136 pelhem grenville
April 27 2013, 10:11AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@ Nick ...monohan could be ready for us

imo...we need size at centre...soonest... we missed out on Coutourier when our idiot former GM was in place sitting on his thumbellini...

...get a Monohan or put the knee pads on and convince Holmgren to trade his big #14...

Avatar
#137 Spydyr
April 27 2013, 10:19AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Jeffff wrote:

You read articles on these players form an opinion based on the authors writing ability. And this opinion becomes fact in your mind.

You probably never have seen Barkov play live or on TV.

Shake

Yes,beacuse central scouting and experts like Bob Mckenzie know nothing.It is almost impossible to watch every player in the draft.Sometimes you have to be able to read and form your own opinions.From what I have read heard and seen Barkov is just what the team needs.

Avatar
#138 pelhem grenville
April 27 2013, 10:22AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@dawgtoy

...so he's able to talk to any team after July 1st?... he has a NTC ...does that expire July 1st as well?

so clarify for me, only RFAs get offer sheets?

so their clubs can match...or why?

Avatar
#139 Walter Sobchak
April 27 2013, 10:49AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Spydyr wrote:

Yes,sure was a tough win.

Don't think I have ever cringed before when the Oilers were scoring sweet goals.

The last time the Oilers won a game late in the season that they should have tanked they drafted Gagner .The draft pick they should have had was Kane.

Now we may have to watch Calgary take Barkov one spot ahead of us .Then for the next 8-10 years play against us.

You just made me puke in my mouth!! I couldn't handle that!

Please we have to trade up a grab him....I don't want to hate that kid!

Avatar
#140 Walter Sobchak
April 27 2013, 10:53AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Jeffff wrote:

You read articles on these players form an opinion based on the authors writing ability. And this opinion becomes fact in your mind.

You probably never have seen Barkov play live or on TV.

Shake

I have plenty, its not hard to stream games, plus the last two WJC and of course what almost every scout has to say.

But hey, guess they were wrong about Hall, RNH and Yakupov.

Why don't you go troll somewhere else.

Avatar
#141 dawgtoy
April 27 2013, 10:53AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@pelhem grenville

He's an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. If you want him, sign him on Canada day. Of course be prepared to overpay in contract term and length...and we haven't even started in on the fact that he gets concussed every time he gets punched. IMO he isn't the player he once was, therefore I'd stay away.

Avatar
#142 Jeffff
April 27 2013, 11:17AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@Walter Sobchak

Those were the #1 overall, there is a difference when your picking 5th 6th 7th or 8th.

Yeah sure your watching.

Avatar
#143 Spydyr
April 27 2013, 11:21AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Walter Sobchak wrote:

You just made me puke in my mouth!! I couldn't handle that!

Please we have to trade up a grab him....I don't want to hate that kid!

Sorry about the puke.Was just trying to show the big picture.

IMO this is the summer they actually try to build the team.Many,many holes to fill but lots of the big pieces are in place.

Avatar
#144 pelhem grenville
April 27 2013, 11:26AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@dawgtoy...knew about the melon issue and it's duly noted that you'd steer clear...it was the only down arrow for me as well...so we watch and see if he gets picked up by anyone and we immediately hear the knock on MacT for not getting him...he makes 4million now ...anything's gonna be an over pay no?

Avatar
#145 Rob...
April 27 2013, 11:52AM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Jeffff wrote:

Fans are deluding themselves Oilers have been 1 of the worst teams in the NHL for 7 years.

Most fans overrate their players. Ask yourselves why Edmonton has not been able to trade their players ie. Gagner Hemsky Whitney etc.

Every year they are going to trade these players or bundle something it never happens because they are not worth much.

You want a 1-2 D-man you need to a Eberle or Yakupov and that still may not be enough. A 1st rd pick is to even close.

Give your head a shake , Oilers are horrible in most positions.

Get your head out of your rear. Ottawa tried to trade for Gagner, and it's difficult, if not impossible, to trade an injured player, something Hemsky and Whitney have been nearly their entire career with the Oilers.

Avatar
#146 dawgtoy
April 27 2013, 12:02PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@pelhem grenville

100% agree.

Avatar
#147 Thumby
April 27 2013, 12:40PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props

@wiseguy

Few wars are won in a single campaign...but I agree and hope that Mac T is a more capable General for us this offseason. I was hoping to finally get a center with skill who was more than 5 10"...

Avatar
#148 Walter Sobchak
April 27 2013, 12:48PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Jeffff wrote:

Those were the #1 overall, there is a difference when your picking 5th 6th 7th or 8th.

Yeah sure your watching.

Well, then you should know this is a deep draft then right?

You have scout's arguing who could be number 1 between five players.

Nothing you have said is right, your so far back you think your ahead.

Nice chat troll.

Avatar
#149 Eddie Shore
April 27 2013, 12:55PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Spydyr wrote:

Big picture.Some people just don't see it.

The big picture is that we've selected first three years in a row and a fourth would be plain embarassing. Im sick of losing, and quite frankly sick of this "tanking" discussion every year.

Avatar
#150 Spydyr
April 27 2013, 01:07PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Props
0
props
Eddie Shore wrote:

The big picture is that we've selected first three years in a row and a fourth would be plain embarassing. Im sick of losing, and quite frankly sick of this "tanking" discussion every year.

So you would rather not have Hall, Nuge and Yak.

Thanks for letting us know.

Comments are closed for this article.