The Final End Is Near

The Edmonton Oilers scouting staff have completed their draft meetings. They have “the list” and one has to assume that there is one name at the top. Yesterday, Steve Tambellini told us “we’re not making our decision until the final end. Both players know that. I don’t think there’s any wrong answer here. There’s lots of reasons to go either way.”

Tambellini did say “it’s getting clearer to what might be separating the players” but the crazy thing is that Hall and Seguin are so close (and opinions so varied) a regular fan is left to wonder.

Which is fine. However, the rants are getting edgier (on this blog and others) and it still mystifies me how people can be so certain.

Hall is clearly the more famous fellow and I believe he would be the more popular choice among the fanbase. I would urge Tambellini to disregard the fanbase in this case and ask Stu (Magnificent Bastard) MacGregor to had him a name and then read the damn thing at the podium.

The Edmonton Oilers are a couple of weeks away from one of the most significant moments in their history. There’s almost no way to blow it, unless overthinking causes them to do something really stupid. The Stanley Cup winners in 2009 and 2010 had at their center high draft picks who made a difference. The Oilers have a chance for their Toews, for their Kane, for their Malkin.

I don’t think there’s much left to talk about on this issue. The draft has gifted Edmonton and Boston with two number one picks and no clear third candidate. There is no way to bollocks the thing. Right?

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