This is Fred Penner. Among his classic children’s songs is a ditty called “What A Day” which will be in my brain for the rest of my life. It was my son’s favorite song for a two year period right after he discovered how to rewind a cassette tape and I probably heard it over 1,000 times a year for a time (my son now loves the band “Cake” who apparently are the anti-Fred Penner based on song lyrics).
Today is a terrific day. The NHL draft. Jim Matheson says the Oilers have targeted Sam Gagner and that’s alright with me. I’d be a little disappointed with Karl Alzner (I suspect Prendergast likes him most of all, he’s been positively silly in his comments) and very disappointed if they dealt the pick at #6.
I’m also hearing Shawn Horcoff trade rumors which is also silly unless someone capable of doing the heavy lifting at center is coming in return. Jarret Stoll, Marc Pouliot, Marty Reasoner, Rob Schremp and Andrew Cogliano is a nice list of careers rolling out, but Stoll’s concussion, Reasoner looking done and the inexperience of the others says Horcoff shouldn’t be going anywhere.
My ideal day would see Lowe pick Voracek or Gagner at #6, grab David Perron or Ryan McDonagh at #15 and then deal the pick at 30 with Matt Greene for a veteran blueliner.
For some of us, draft day is like Christmas. Please God don’t turn it into Friday the 13th.