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 Posted: Sun Apr 19th, 2015 05:46 pm
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http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/25154385/oilers-win-nhl-draft-lottery-chance-to-pick-connor-mcdavid
I just read that Edmonton has now received the 1st overall pick 4 times since 2010! What are the odds of that?  That seems preposterous.  But if it was rigged, Bettman would have him going to Arizona to cover for his abortion of a franchise.  They should have stayed in Winnipeg.

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HBF wrote: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/25154385/oilers-win-nhl-draft-lottery-chance-to-pick-connor-mcdavid
I just read that Edmonton has now received the 1st overall pick 4 times since 2010! What are the odds of that?  That seems preposterous.  But if it was rigged, Bettman would have him going to Arizona to cover for his abortion of a franchise.  They should have stayed in Winnipeg.

The plan for the original Winnipeg Jets was to move to Minnesota but then some greedy developer came in and bought them so he can get an arena built in Glendale next to all of those unoccupied foreclosed homes. As usual the greed of the other NHL owners learn after the financial problems of Florida and Tampa Bay. Don't see why the Yotes couldn't share the downtown Phoenix arena with the Suns.

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Oh boy - Toronto fans are going to hate to hear this.


Chris Johnston@reporterchris
After 5-14-6 were picked, the #leafs had the highest chance of getting McDavid heading to last ball: TOR (4x), BUF (3x), EDM (2x) CAR, CBJ.
6:55 PM - 18 Apr 2015


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Meaning the #leafs had four possible correct combinations heading to last ball, #sabres three, etc.
6:56 PM - 18 Apr 2015




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McDavid looked like he was heading to his death walking down that hallway for that interview. I would love him to do a Lindros and refuse to report to Edmonton and see the carnage that happens later.



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Won't happen, times have changed. He said he would be glad to play here, unlike Lindros, who flat out told Quebec not to select him.



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Cory17 wrote: Won't happen, times have changed. He said he would be glad to play here, unlike Lindros, who flat out told Quebec not to select him.When he was drafted by Erie in the OHL draft they were a wasteland and he had reservations about going there but went and said it's been a great 3 years.  Doubt very much he'll pull a Lindros but time will tell.



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Angelic Assassin wrote: Cory17 wrote: Won't happen, times have changed. He said he would be glad to play here, unlike Lindros, who flat out told Quebec not to select him.When he was drafted by Erie in the OHL draft they were a wasteland and he had reservations about going there but went and said it's been a great 3 years.  Doubt very much he'll pull a Lindros but time will tell. Yeah but the OHL is like college you're only their for a few years. It's not like he has to wait until he's 27 to voluntary leave.

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Everybody is just so jealous. The Sabres tanked, the Coyotes tanked, and the Leafs tanked. The Oilers didn't tank, they just stunk. Going to be a crazy ride, can't wait.



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Cory17 wrote: Everybody is just so jealous. The Sabres tanked, the Coyotes tanked, and the Leafs tanked. The Oilers didn't tank, they just stunk. Going to be a crazy ride, can't wait.
Nobody here is jealous ( I don't think ) it's just that as fans of other NHL teams we're sick and tired of Edmonton getting another 1st overall pick and yet still continuing to stink year after year. How many more 1st overall picks do you guys need before you climb out of the bottom tier ????




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Hopefully no more, new management would help.

Just looking around the web, it's mostly Leaf fans I see crying. Sorry, the last ball fell the Oilers way, they're not going to pass on an actual generational player because they've won 4 of the last 6 lottery's, God knows it's the only thing they're good at winning.



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Cory17 wrote: Hopefully no more, new management would help.

Just looking around the web, it's mostly Leaf fans I see crying. Sorry, the last ball fell the Oilers way, they're not going to pass on an actual generational player because they've won 4 of the last 6 lottery's, God knows it's the only thing they're good at winning.
Hockey's future has some pretty funny shit on it regarding the Oilers Lottery win. 5 Threads worth so far of 1000 or close to posts, not including all the spinoff threads.



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Ville Nieminen, a veteran of 385 games in the NHL, has announced his retirement from hockey, reports Finnish news outlet MTV Sport.

The former NHLer earned the label of pest throughout his career and managed to record 48 goals and 69 assists along the way.

The third-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 1997 ended his career with Lukko Rauma of Sm-Liiga, earning 14 points in 50 games.

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Randy Carlyle can't stay away from the rink.

Carlyle moved back to southern California to soak up the sun after he was fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs in January, but he's not content with a life of leisure.

"I'm a coach. I want to coach. That’s what I do. Every day at four in the afternoon I have to begin fighting my wife for the remote when the games from the East come on the TV," Carlyle told Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press. "I want to be in hockey. It's what I do. In a lot of ways, it's who I am."

Carlyle is fully recovered from back surgery he underwent after his dismissal. The former Anaheim Ducks coach has been attending games at the Honda Center, which only exacerbates his need to coach again.

The game itself, it's a great game. I've done it all my life and been a player and a coach. I've been involved. It's what I do. I like the adrenaline, for sure. Going to the games I've been going to here in Anaheim, you get to look at it from a different perspective. But down there on the bench, just off the ice, you get into the ebbs and flows and you recognize certain things. It's the excitement of sports and competition. I miss it a lot.

Carlyle spent more than six seasons coaching the Ducks, winning the Stanley Cup in 2007. Anaheim fired him in November 2011 after the team started the season 7-13-4. He was hired by the Maple Leafs in March 2012.

The Maple Leafs amassed a 91-78-19 record under Carlyle, who was behind the bench when the franchise ended its seven-season postseason drought in 2013.

His accomplishments in Toronto were overshadowed by lengthy slumps and unsettling trends in puck possession. The Maple Leafs failed to qualify for the playoffs in 2014 after finishing the season with two wins in their final 14 games, and they lost seven of their last 10 before Carlyle was fired in January.

Carlyle was disappointed with the way things ended in Toronto but he understands it's part of the business. While he laments not being able to convince the team to always compete, he is ready to move on to the next opportunity.

Plenty of teams seem likely to consider coaching changes in the offseason. The Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers already vacated their head coaching positions and early playoff exits could lead to more firings.

Carlyle doesn't need to rush into another job because he's still collecting paychecks from his contract with Toronto, but he's not concerned with the money. For Carlyle, it's all about finding the right fit and being involved in the game.

"You want to work with people that have a vision similar to yours. I think that's the most important thing, is that you look at who you're going to work with and what kind of hockey club," he said. "Again, it's a people game, it's a people sport. If you have good people, usually you'll have an opportunity to have success. Winning in the NHL is not easy."

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CanadianHorseman wrote: Cory17 wrote: Everybody is just so jealous. The Sabres tanked, the Coyotes tanked, and the Leafs tanked. The Oilers didn't tank, they just stunk. Going to be a crazy ride, can't wait.
Nobody here is jealous ( I don't think ) it's just that as fans of other NHL teams we're sick and tired of Edmonton getting another 1st overall pick and yet still continuing to stink year after year. How many more 1st overall picks do you guys need before you climb out of the bottom tier ????



I'm more pissed  at Arizona picking third because they have the same needs as the Leafs do.

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Cory17 wrote: Everybody is just so jealous. The Sabres tanked, the Coyotes tanked, and the Leafs tanked. The Oilers didn't tank, they just stunk. Going to be a crazy ride, can't wait.
The Leafs didn't tank they just went downward after Carlye was fired. Edmonton and Zona have less points this season than last season. That's tanking comsidering Edmonton should have been in contention for the playoffs and the Arizona were a playoff team a year ago. Buffalo actually had more points this season than last. It's not about jealousy it's about a system that sucks plain and simple. It's another NBA idea that Bettman came up with just to get T.V. ratings.

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