2013 ENTRY DRAFT LIST 16: THE OILERS AND THE QMJHL

The Edmonton Oilers spent 3 selections on QMJHL players 2008+, but the quality of this year’s crop may force the club to spend one of their six selections in Quebec province. There are some outstanding prospects available.

NHL TOTAL PLAYERS/QMJHL PLAYERS DRAFTED BY YEAR AND TOTAL

  • 2012 NHL draft–211 total players, 19 from the Q
  • 2011 NHL draft, 211 total players, 22 from the Q
  • 2010 NHL draft 210 total players, 22 from the Q
  • 2009 NHL draft, 211 total players, 23 from the Q
  • 2008 NHL draft, 211 total players, 27 from the Q
  • FINAL TALLY: 1054 total players, 113 from the Q
  • PERCENTAGE: 10.7%

OILERS TOTAL PLAYERS/QMJHL PLAYERS DRAFTED BY YEAR AND TOTAL

  • 2012 NHL draft–7 total players, 0 from the Q
  • 2011 NHL draft–9 total players, 0 from the Q
  • 2010 NHL draft–11 total players, 1 from the Q
  • 2009 NHL draft–7 total players, 1 from the Q
  • 2008 NHL draft–5 total players, 1 from the Q
  • FINAL TALLY: 39 total players, 3 from the Q
  • PERCENTAGE: 7.6%

Actually, the Oilers are pretty much on par (if they’d drafted one more player they would be league average) but part of the problem is that the picks are all deep inside each season’s draft.

  • 2008: Phil Cornet 115th overall (Jason Demers was chosen two rounds later)
  • 2009: Olivier Roy 115th overall (no Q players have emerged taken afterward)
  • 2010: Jeremie Blaine 91st overall (no Q players have emerged taken afterward)

Highest pick over 5 years in #91 overall. Whatever their bias–WHL, implied ‘tougher’ league–or whatever the luck of the draft may have dealt them–the QMJHL has not been an area of strength for the Oilers recently.

  1. L Jonathan Drouin: The best offensive player in the draft–ridiculous skills and an NHLE just shy of 50.
  2. C Nathan MacKinnon: Wide range of skills, outstanding prospect and a Sept 1 birthday.
  3. C Fredrik Gauthier: 6.05, 210 C with skill, intimidating size and he’ll likely play on a skill line.
  4. L Anthony Mantha: Goal scorers go high, always been thus.
  5. L Adam Erne: Another exceptionally skilled winger, he’s also rugged and has average NHL size.
  6. R Valentin  Zykov: Solid offensive player with good size.
  7. C Laurent Dauphin: A very nice skill player.
  8. D Samuel Morin: 6.06, 220 and he’s mobile. The rest we’ll worry about later.
  9. G Zach Fucale: His skills very good: skating, lateral mobility & positional approach to the game.
  10. L William Carrier: Big guy with skill, Pronman’s description of his skating is interesting.
  11. L Anthony DuClair: Speedy winger with some skill, lacks consistency.
  12. D Matt Murphy: Responsible 2-way defenseman.
  13. G Philippe Desrosiers: Impressive run since Christmas.
  14. R Sven Andrighetto: 19-year old winger with impressive skill set.
  15. R Nick Sorenson: Tall, thin winger with a nice range of skills.
  16. L Emile Poirer: Slightly older prospect, but a wonderful  resume.
  17. L Gabriel Paquin-Boudreau: Impressive offense for skill winger.
  18. D Nicolas Brouillard: Offensive defenseman of some note.
  19. D Jan Kostalek: Defensive defenseman.
  20. R Marc-Olivier Roy: Skill winger posted good numbers.
  21. D Jonathan Ismael-Diaby: 6.05 225 DD.
  22. C Vincent Dunn: Undersized player with a nice range of skills.
  23. R Patrik Zdrahal: Czech winger with skill.
  24. C Yan-Pavel LaPlante: Physical player with skill and a range of skills.
  25. D Maxime Gravel: DD played on U17 team.
  26. L Kurt Etchegary: The man Guy Flaming made famous.
  27. C Jeremy Gregoire: Skill player, had a strong post-season.
  28. L Martin Reway: Small skill winger, 50 points in 47 gp.
  29. D Mackenzie Weegar: Passed over last year, more famous now.
  30. D Christian Marti: Huge Swiss D, he is 20.

The Q list is strong this year, and even though the Oilers have only 6 selections there are some interesting options available. Mantha and Gauthier would be very interesting selections.

MacTavish, Craig

MacT spoke yesterday and as always that’s worth talking about–the guy has incredible ability to say interesting things in front of the microphone. Here are a few nuggets:

  • likes Gagner as a RW
  • Realistic about the cost of acquiring free agents–be more aggressive
  • Trades will come fairly quickly
  • Loves, LOVES Darnell Nurse
  • Lots of draft discussions still to go on draft–up, down, stay

The Gagner on RW item is interesting, because either Yakupov would move to LW or there’s a logjam (Eberle-Yakupov-Gagner). Interesting item. At this point I think the Oilers must have a couple of trades in the can–they have mentioned on previous occasions that they’ll go about their business quickly. Can’t wait for the Stanley Cup finals to be over, which is strange because it’s been an entertaining series.

I’m beginning to wonder if expectations by fans are going to be so great that the changes will be viewed as a negative. I don’t think the new GM is going to make 10 trades. Right?

This article seems to be saying Frank Musil has accepted a job as an assistant coach. Musil has been a major part of the Oilers Euro scouting staff for a long time, and would have been part of the Paajarvi draft decision among others. I imagine this decision impacts the organization’s Euro staff.

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  1. Martin Lundén (dohfOs) says:

    Hmfr.. I sill miss Blaine, although his stretch with the Wolves didn’t turn many heads. Oh well.. Will be an interesting summer for the Oil, that’s for sure.

    Also. Poke your producer at the Team1260. Them PODs take waaaay to long to come online :/

  2. mumbai max says:

    The Musil article is very enlightening! Maybe he has signed to be an assistant with the Oilers?

  3. Lowetide says:

    Martin Lundén (dohfOs):
    Hmfr.. I sill miss Blaine, although his stretch with the Wolves didn’t turn many heads. Oh well.. Will be an interesting summer for the Oil, that’s for sure.

    Also. Poke your producer at the Team1260. Them PODs take waaaay to long to come online :/

    lol. I will!

  4. Rondo says:

    I think the Nurse comment by MacT was deliberate . I do believe Nurse could be picked 7th if Monahan is not around but the price for Nurse just went up if your a team below the Oilers pick

    Also the Sakic comment regarding taking a forward is a poker move. Mackinnon or Drouin just got more expensive if you want to move up.

  5. RexLibris says:

    Re: Musil

    Nnnoooooooo!

    If they go back to Kent Nilsson scouting Europeans I may have to…I don’t know what…but once I figured it out I would do it!

    Maybe they can offer Hakan Andersson $4 million a year, a new fishing lodge and all the vodka he can handle (and we’re back to booze in the comments section again) to come over to the OIlers? *sigh*

  6. YoungOil says:

    LT, In your eyes, would this line-up make the playoffs?

    Taylor Hall ($6.000m) / Sam Gagner ($5.000m) / Nail Yakupov ($3.775m)
    Viktor Stalberg ($2.000m) / Ryan N.-Hopkins ($3.775m) / Jordan Eberle ($6.000m)
    Magnus Paajarvi ($2.000m) / Huge-Mean UFA C ($4.000m) / Ryan Jones ($2.000m)
    Ryan Smyth ($2.250m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.500m) / Boyd Gordon ($1.725m)
    Mike Brown ($0.737m)

    Jeff Petry ($1.750m) / Ladislav Smid ($3.500m)
    Top-4 D ($4.000m – Return for trade specified below) / Justin Schultz ($3.775m)
    Nick Schultz ($3.500m) / Anton Belov ($1.525m)
    Mark Fistric ($1.750m) / Corey Potter ($0.775m)

    Devan Dubnyk ($3.500m)
    Anton Khudobin ($1.475m)

    OTHER
    Buried: Ben Eager ($0.175m)
    Buyout: Eric Belanger ($0.000m)
    ——
    SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,386,667; BONUSES: $9,150,000
    CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $2,635,833

    Keep in mind that the results from the Horcoff trade is not taken into account
    For Hemsky, I assumed a trade like: Hemsky at $3m + #7 overall + Marincin for a top-4 D.

  7. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    Congrats to Frank.

    I’ll be sorry to see him go though. He’s stacked the cupboard with late round gems. That Pelss story is especially interesting.

    In the new cap world pulling stunts like the Pelss selection are exactly what is going to lead to wins. We need someone comfortable exploiting the emerging markets over there like Latvia, Denmark, etc.

    Is there anyway Musil can stay on the payroll? maybe to a lesser degree? Is there a precedent for that (a Euro A Coach also scouting for an NHL team say in the offseason)?

  8. FrankenOil says:

    I wonder if Jones starts sliding a bit if he doesn’t go #1. I wouldn’t be shocked if a team sees Nichushkin or Barkov or Nurse even as a top-3 player

    1) COL – SAkic mentioned “Three forwards” they prefer. I’m guessing Drouin/MacKinnon/Barkov
    2) FLA – Has been long rumored to be infatuated with Drouin (or linked to wanting a forward) but would not shock me if they are a team that prefers someone like Nurse over Jones or goes for the home run in the big Russian.
    3) TBL – Mackinnon has long been a favorite but all indications are they will take a forward
    4) NSH – Obviously a team that features Weber but is lacking an elite forward is going to take a forward
    5) CAR – this is where COL passing on Jones really makes things interesting.

  9. Jordan says:

    Romulus Apotheosis:
    In the new cap world pulling stunts like the Pelss selection are exactly what is going to lead to wins. We need someone comfortable exploiting the emerging markets over there like Latvia, Denmark, etc.

    Is there anyway Musil can stay on the payroll? maybe to a lesser degree? Is there a precedent for that (a Euro A Coach also scouting for an NHL team say in the offseason)?

    I agree Rom – that would be best for the Oil. I would be shocked if MacT didn’t at least broach the subject.

    LT – Is this something that Staples or Gregor might be able to dig into for us? Or… maybe you have sources now, you bigtime radio and interwebs star? =)

    OT – The Jones news from last night was significant – Does anyone have any idea how that shakes up the top of the draft?

  10. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    I don’t see how this Sakic news (if it isn’t a counter trey) means anything other than reshuffling the deck of the top 4. I have a hard time imagining any of those cats slides out of the top 4…

  11. jonrmcleod says:

    Romulus Apotheosis,

    If anyone in NHL management would covet MacKinnon and Drouin, it would be Roy. He’s seen what they can do together in the Q. It’s probably not possible for the Avs to draft both (Would TB part with their pick? If Drouin slides down to #4, would NSH trade the pick?), but i think this is what Roy really wants.

  12. Lois Lowe says:

    Everything the GMs say about draft picks has to be considered suspect at this time of year, so I wouldn’t count Jones out of the 1st spot so quickly (though I wouldn’t be surprised to see them deal Statsny or O’Reily and draft MacKinnon either).

    I also like Gagner at 2RW and would imagine that it would he and Yak on the nominal 2nd line with a heavy C.

  13. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    jonrmcleod:
    Romulus Apotheosis,

    If anyone in NHL management would covet MacKinnon and Drouin, it would be Roy. He’s seen what they can do together in the Q. It’s probably not possible for the Avs to draft both (Would TB part with their pick? If Drouin slides down to #4, would NSH trade the pick?), but i think this is what Roy really wants.

    The Burke-Sedin move?

    If they pull that off, it would be very interesting to watch, and certainly mean a lot of shuffling over who picks where…

    still don’t see it shuffling who gets picked in the top 4 very much if at all…

    The wild cards are the same: will someone overvalue one of the big Ds and dive deep to get them? Will the Big Russian slide, stand pat, or hop up? is there a Forsberg in the top 5? could Druin slide wildly (seems highly unlikely, way more unlikely than Forsberg last year).

  14. fuzzy muppet says:

    Am I the only one that remember’s Yakupov struggling on the LW? I don’t like the idea of moving him over.

    IMO, he’s a much more important piece than Gagner and his development shouldn’t be messed with.

  15. Rondo says:

    If Sakic does draft a forward it does change things.

    SJ 1-5
    NM 1-2
    JD 2-4
    AB- 3-5
    VN 3- 7
    EL 5- 8
    SM 5-7

  16. El Duderino says:

    A “counter trey” is a misdirection running play in football. Hey, I had to look it up, just like I had to for “truculent”. Hard to keep up. Props to all using the new lingo.

  17. RickDeckard says:

    fuzzy muppet,

    Agreed. Gagner has played center long enough that he should have plenty of experience being on the left side during the rush and otherwise. For instance, that SHG Paajarvi scored last year.

  18. Ribs says:

    Posted this in the last thread….

    Watching MacT Presentation. Things that come to mind…

    - 2006 mentioned ten seconds in.
    - Hey! A shoutout to the Oilers online fan community at start of Aquila clip.
    - MacT sure doesn’t sound all that confident in Dubnyk. The poor bastard.
    - MacT keeps saying he’s telling guys what it will be like to be an Oiler. Think about that for a minute. Does it sound at all appealing to you?
    - The old gang mentioned less than five minutes in.
    - DeKeyser with Wings vanity plates. They bought him a car?? Haha well maybe not. I think I’ve watched too many college sports movies.
    - Do I really think players care if they play in a new building or not?
    - 80′s Oilers mentioned again eight minutes in.
    - MacT recognizes weak UFA class but hoping players shake loose through compliance buyouts.
    - MacT realistic about overpaying in “Silly”(UFA) season.
    - MacT feels first offers in past few years were not aggressive enough.
    - MacT says system prospects are fair game for depth players.
    - MacT really likes Darnell Nurse (“On all levels”).
    - MacT contemplating moving back 7-8 spots in draft. Those would be the Bluejackets and Islanders picks.
    - They’re relying on the cap to escalate fairly quickly to retain players.
    - Watched LaForge babble for 8 minutes before shutting it off.

    I agree that it sounds like he MacT has some trades in the can. You’d have to think moving Hemsky and Horcoff are at the start of the line to make room for new players salary. We wait.

    I read last night that Ottawa is looking to move up in the draft. They’re at 17th which is lower than the Jackets/Islanders picks, but within range.

  19. LMHF#1 says:

    fuzzy muppet:
    Am I the only one that remember’s Yakupov struggling on the LW?I don’t like the idea of moving him over.

    IMO, he’s a much more important piece than Gagner and his development shouldn’t be messed with.

    So long as he knows where he’s going and what his job is, the guy will be fine. Works way too damn hard and has too much talent not to be. You could probably have him learn C or even D and be effective. I’m not suggesting that, just a read on the dedication and drive this guy has.

  20. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    Ribs: – Hey! A shoutout to the Oilers online fan community at start of Aquila clip.

    I missed this part… what did it say?

    On the other things:

    I think MacT and Co. really overestimate how big a sell it is to be part of a young Oiler team on the rise (like they were), but I think it probably is a somewhat effective message to send. same goes for the arena. It says the city is thriving, the owner is committed and the lifestyle available to you isn’t going to be horrible.

    not as valuable as MacT seems to think it is, but valuable nonetheless.

    I think we are making too much of his Nurse comments. They weren’t made ex nihilo. He answered a direct question. Glowingly, no doubt. But I think he may have answered with the same enthusiasm if someone asked him about MackInnon or Jones. He even made a comment like: “that goes for all the top players”

    Laforge isn’t very interesting to listen to and Jack Michaels is too giddy about his job to take seriously.

  21. Cactus says:

    The Colorado news probably doesn’t change much and if anything, it’s bad for the Oilers. Most of the speculation seems pretty convinced that Carolina would be quite happy to come away with a good defenceman from this draft. While they’d probably prefer a ready-to-go top 4 option, I don’t think they’ll be weeping if Jones were to fall to them at 5. If he does, there’s no way they trade out of that slot and then the Oilers are likely stuck with the one sole leftover of the consensus top 7. The trade possibilities also become much more limited, if not impossible.

    On that note, MacT talking up Nurse makes a lot of sense in terms of draft strategy. If you’re the Oilers and you’re targeting a forward at 7, you want Carolina to stay put at 5 and take Nurse (assuming Jones goes in the top 4). Then, at least two of Lindholm, Monahan and Nichushkin will fall to you. If Carolina thinks Edmonton is willing to grab the D they want, they’ll be less inclined to deal back.

  22. slopitch says:

    Gagner should play wing. Its good to have extra centers. Boston is proving that over the past while.

    Interesting tweet from Terry Jones speculating that the Oilers have several trades lined up and are waiting for the SCF to finish to announce them.

  23. Bad Seed says:

    Lois Lowe,

    I’m not that excited about Gagner as 2C, even less excited if he’s moved to wing. So we have another small winger making 5M. How does this make sense? I like him as trade bait.

  24. Нинтендо⁶⁴ says:

    Reading the article in googlish it looks like Musil ‘s still working for the Oilers. It seems to say they needed Edmonton’s permission to add him as an assistant to their Olympic team and that his “main task during the season will be in touch with players from the NHL and monitoring their performance”.

  25. Нинтендо⁶⁴ says:

    slopitch,

    I’m sure the usual suspects were lined up to give MacT an armful of deals to announce. I’ll be really impressed if he went head to head and has an bunch of smart deals to announce.

  26. Ribs says:

    Romulus Apotheosis: I missed this part… what did it say?

    Mentions that we gather in “virtual” groups as a community (and that the games bring us together in “real” life).

    On selling the team, the future does look bright, but there is still a lot of losing and turnover going on right now. It must be a bit hard to instill the confidence that this is the team you want to be on. It sounds like they’ve had some luck, however.

    The Nurse comments were funny because he brought him up again after the conversation about him was long over. You get the sense that he made a real lasting impression on MacT.

  27. Jordan says:

    Ribs:
    - MacT recognizes weak UFA class but hoping players shake loose through compliance buyouts.
    - MacT realistic about overpaying in “Silly”(UFA) season.
    - MacT feels first offers in past few years were not aggressive enough.
    - MacT says system prospects are fair game for depth players.
    - MacT contemplating moving back 7-8 spots in draft. Those would be the Bluejackets and Islanders picks.

    Two things come to mind reading this:

    1 – MacT knows he’s going to overpay for UFAs, he knows the class is weak, and he wants to be MORE agressive this year? … That’s kind of terrifying.

    2 – MacT wants to move back several spots (Islanders/Bluejackets), and prospects are available for immediate help. Sounds like a trade for the best player in the deal.

    I really hope this doesn’t end up being a Millbury. If MacT guts the pipeline we spent the last 4 years trying to fill with losses, tears, and broken dreams… there will be much drinking.

  28. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    Ribs: Mentions that we gather in “virtual” groups as a community (and that the games bring us together in “real” life).

    Oh. I thought that was “old man speak” for “them kids’ alienated from their community… damn phones everywhere!”

    I completely missed the subtext.

  29. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    Jordan: 1 – MacT knows he’s going to overpay for UFAs, he knows the class is weak, and he wants to be MORE agressive this year? … That’s kind of terrifying.

    I think the aggressive comments were highly qualified. i.e., they will have select targets and go after them hard with some fancy presentation telling their “inspiring story” etc. and offer full value… but he’s not going to pay more than full value and he’s not going to chase secondary options.

    at least that was my read.

  30. Bushed says:

    Bad Seed:
    Lois Lowe,

    I’m not that excited about Gagner as 2C, even less excited if he’s moved to wing.So we have another small winger making 5M.How does this make sense?I like him as trade bait.

    Agree completely. As a C, Sam has issues with faceoffs and D zone coverage, but as a winger he needs to win puck battles, chase down pucks in the corner, and play a more physical game–not his strengths.

    If the Oilers want to be tougher to play against, they need some physical players. Hall and Yak will be at least average physical players. Nuge, Ebs, and Schultz are not that physical, so if they stay is there still room for Sam?

    I can’t help but think about our team matched against the current Bruins, or LA, or St Louis. Kane seems to have more than he can handle in the SCF, and he’s a better player and skater than Gagner.

  31. theres oil in virginia says:

    Jordan: Two things come to mind reading this:

    1 – MacT knows he’s going to overpay for UFAs, he knows the class is weak, and he wants to be MORE agressive this year?… That’s kind of terrifying.

    RIBS said:
    - MacT feels FIRST offers in past few years were not aggressive enough.

    I read that to mean that Tambellini puttered around with early offers that nobody would accept to the “top of the class” free agents, and then got stuck with Darcy Hordichuk.

  32. Jesse says:

    Lowetide,

    I’ve been eating the radio show up lately — terrific work. It’s great to have such a sound, balanced, and intelligent host and guests on a daily basis. I don’t that’s something that is exactly widespread in sports talk radio. Thanks! :)

  33. fifthcartel says:

    Terry Jones ‏@sunterryjones 1h

    Sure sounds like Craig MacTavish has a couple of deals done and is just waiting for the Stanley Cup to end so he can announce them.

    The Jones tweet. ^

    It’s weird saying I can’t wait for the SCF to be over.

  34. Rondo says:

    Joe Sakic is trying to squeeze some juice out of Florida. Florida will give up something to get NM. I would not be surprised to see Colorado and Florida exchange picks. Colorado will then take Seth Jones.

  35. Нинтендо⁶⁴ says:

    Rondo,

    I think it’s more a message to the fans not to expect Popeye’s boy. It also gives clarity to teams wanting any of those 3 forwards that they need to bleed. Whether Avs move onto another forward or back to Jones. If Avs have the Halifax forwards ahead of Jones and very close at 1 and 1A this sets up very nicely if Panthers want one them ahead of anything else.

  36. voxwah says:

    Wow, Gretzkys game worn 1986 jersey from when he scored his 500 NHL goal sold at auction for over $300,000.

    Show me a Dys jersey worth that much. Haha.

  37. jb says:

    Found this in the deep web yesterday, no clue who wrote it. Interested in your thoughts? (I hope this formats decently)

    Momentum Theorem 1.0 |
    ———————-

    ——————————————————————————–
    Momentum always starts at 0. 0 is the Equilibrium of momentum. Momentum is |
    interpreted as a bell curve, which means too little or too much can hurt. |
    When calculating momentum, always add the differentiable using their proper |
    signs (positive or negative) and their correct weight (+1 or +2). From having |
    a momentum of -3 to a momentum of 3 is considered safe momentum. A negative |
    momentum means that a comeback is possible in the game or next game. A positive|
    momentum indicates strength and ability to score. Having a momentum too high |
    or too low can impact the outcome of the next game. |
    ——————————————————————————–

    ————————————————————–
    +1: First Goal, Regular Goal, Game Winner |
    +2: Comeback Goal/Tie-up Goal |
    -1: Regular Goal Allowed |
    -2: Game winner Goal Allowed (Opp. Lead by 1 in 3rd or in OT)|
    ————————————————————–

    ———————
    Here is an example: |
    ———————

    ————-
    Game 1: SCF |
    ————-

    —————————————–
    Bruins: + | + | – | + | – | – | -2| -2 |
    —————————————–
    Hawks : – | – | +2| – | +2| +2| + | +4 |
    —————————————–

    ————————————————————————
    Hawks are at +4, which is considered a bit too high of momentum, which |
    means that the Hawks have too much momentum that they don’t have much |
    chances of re-establishing that momentum next game. The Bruins hold a |
    momentum of -2, which is considered ok. This means that the Bruins have|
    a chance to make a comeback the next game. Momentum favors the Bruins |
    in game 2. Lets see the next game. |
    ————————————————————————

    ————-
    Game 2: SCF |
    ————-

    ————————-
    Bruins: – | +2| + | 2 |
    ————————-
    Hawks : + | – | -2| -2 |
    ————————-

    ——————-
    Total the Momentum|
    ——————-

    —————————————————————————
    The Momentum you see in Game 2 is not the current momentum. We need to add|
    those differentiables to Game 1 to get our current momentum. When we add |
    -2 to 2 for the Bruins, they reach a momentum of 0. 0 is the best momentum|
    you can have since momentum is on a bell curve scale. The hawks have a |
    momentum of +2 when adding -2 and +4. +2 is a reasonable momentum, but the|
    Bruins are again favored in game 3. |
    —————————————————————————

    ————-
    Game 3: SCF |
    ————-

    ——————–
    Hawks : – | – | -2 |
    ——————–
    Bruins: + | + | +2 |
    ——————–

    ————————————————————————
    The Hawks lost Game 3 by a margin of 2, there weren’t any factors that |
    changed the weight of the goals by the Bruins, however, the Hawks have |
    a momentum at 0. The Hawks reach the momentum equilibrium and now are |
    favored over the Bruins in Game 4. The Bruins now have a momentum of 2.|
    ————————————————————————

    ————————————————————————-
    Note: A negative momentum is not favored over a positive momentum unless|
    the positive momentum is greater than 3, but the negative momentum has |
    to be greater than -3 or -3. A lower positive momentum is always favored|
    over a higher positive momentum. |
    ————————————————————————-

  38. supernova says:

    Romulus Apotheosis,

    Hey Rom,

    I missed the whole alcohol discussion yesterday (damn work)

    I seen you mentioned you where getting into Scotch.

    I tried this a few weeks back and thought it was suprisingly good.

    http://www.suntory.com/whisky/en/yamazaki/

    ever try a 18 year old scotch from japan?

  39. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    supernova:
    Romulus Apotheosis,

    Hey Rom,

    I missed the whole alcohol discussion yesterday (damn work)

    I seen you mentioned you where getting into Scotch.

    I tried this a few weeks back and thought it was suprisingly good.

    http://www.suntory.com/whisky/en/yamazaki/

    ever try a 18 year old scotch from japan?

    Never tried Japanese whiskey. sounds intriguing. unfortunately it doesn’t look like the LCBO carries it. Here are their Japanese whiskeys:

    http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/searchResults.do?language=EN&style=+LCBO.css&action=result&dropdown=&radio=&STOCK_TYPE_NAME=All&ITEM_NAME=&KEYWORDS=&ITEM_NUMBER=&LIQUOR_TYPE_SHORT_=Spirits&CATEGORY_NAME=Whisky%2FWhiskey&SUB_CATEGORY_NAME=Japanese&PRODUCING_CNAME=*&PRODUCING_REGION_N=*&SELLING_PRICE=*

    know anything about these other ones?

    A good friend of mine was just telling me about Amrut, from India:

    http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/lto/details.do?language=EN&itemNumber=220756

    he described it as “odd tasting but surprisingly good”… which is exactly the kind of thing that makes me take notice and want to investigate further.

    Scotch is simply too expensive to taste everything over a short period of time… in ten year’s time I’ll be lucky to have tried some of these more obscure drinks let alone the old standards.

  40. LoDog says:

    supernova,

    Being Scottish I have to point out that Scotch can’t be made in Japan, kind of ruins the whole Scotland vibe.

  41. supernova says:

    LoDog,

    haha you are right my bad, Whisky it is.

    I always forget about the champagne and scotch vibes.

    my apologies, my good scott

  42. supernova says:

    Romulus Apotheosis,

    I have not tried any other Japanese whisky.

    I was expecting the worst, but actually was very impressed with the 18 yr.

    I was in Scottsdale on a business trip, and was tired of the poor quality beers (In my opinion) so i asked the bar keep for a scotch that was good and different.

  43. supernova says:

    Jesse:
    Lowetide,

    I’ve been eating the radio show up lately — terrific work. It’s great to have such a sound, balanced, and intelligent host and guests on a daily basis. I don’t that’s something that is exactly widespread in sports talk radio. Thanks!

    Agreed

  44. LoDog says:

    supernova,

    No worries, it’s just in the handbook to point that out. :)

    On topic I can’t say I’m thrilled about any of the prospects in the Q this year outside the top 2. Maybe Frederik Gauthier with the 2nd round pick.

  45. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    Looks like EDM not chasing Bernier:

    https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/347438075560984576

    “The 5 teams I believe are in the mix, to varying degrees, on Jonathan Bernier: Florida, Minny, Philly, Tor and NYI…”

  46. Captain Happy says:

    Nick Kypreos ‏@RealKyper 5m

    #Oilers MacTavish #Leafs Nonis had good 10 min talk after GM meeting. Could Tor move up in draft for D man in return?

  47. Rondo says:

    Captain Happy,

    Lets get NSA on it.

  48. Ducey says:

    Captain Happy:
    Nick Kypreos ‏@RealKyper 5m

    #Oilers MacTavish #Leafs Nonis had good 10 min talk after GM meeting. Could Tor move up in draft for D man in return?

    Nah. I bet TOR tries for Bernier and MacT is looking for a backup.

  49. Romulus Apotheosis says:

    Captain Happy:
    Nick Kypreos ‏@RealKyper 5m

    #Oilers MacTavish #Leafs Nonis had good 10 min talk after GM meeting. Could Tor move up in draft for D man in return?

    21 to 7… that’s big jump. that would eliminate (one would expect) both Lazar and Horvat… probably Zadarov and Ristolainen too…

    Gauthier perhaps?

    Tor would probably have to give up a sweet prize for that big a jump. Gardiner?

  50. RexLibris says:

    Romulus Apotheosis,

    Philadelphia is looking for a goalie? Surprised. I thought they had that Bryzgalov fellow all locked up for the next decade or so.

    ;-)

    Seriously though, or at least partially, given Feaster’s predilection for acquiring netminders I’m surprised he isn’t offering up a 7th round pick and Cory Sarich for Bernier.

  51. RexLibris says:

    Romulus Apotheosis,

    That’s what I was thinking. Gardiner and Schultz together? Throw in the 21st and maybe that 4th round pick from the Brown trade and send back someone like Hamilton?

    That is one heck of a leap up the draft order and Nonis may just be interested in doing that deal. How funny would it be to get the other defenseman the Oilers could have had but for the Penner offer sheet?

  52. Oiler_Kiwi says:

    Romulus Apotheosis: Never tried Japanese whiskey. sounds intriguing. unfortunately it doesn’t look like the LCBO carries it. Here are their Japanese whiskeys:

    http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/searchResults.do?language=EN&style=+LCBO.css&action=result&dropdown=&radio=&STOCK_TYPE_NAME=All&ITEM_NAME=&KEYWORDS=&ITEM_NUMBER=&LIQUOR_TYPE_SHORT_=Spirits&CATEGORY_NAME=Whisky%2FWhiskey&SUB_CATEGORY_NAME=Japanese&PRODUCING_CNAME=*&PRODUCING_REGION_N=*&SELLING_PRICE=*

    know anything about these other ones?

    A good friend of mine was just telling me about Amrut, from India:

    http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/lto/details.do?language=EN&itemNumber=220756

    he described it as “odd tasting but surprisingly good”… which is exactly the kind of thing that makes me take notice and want to investigate further.

    Scotch is simply too expensive to taste everything over a short period of time… in ten year’s time I’ll be lucky to have tried some of these more obscure drinks let alone the old standards.

    Live in Scotland and consider myself a little knowledgeable when it comes to whisky.

    Some Japanese whiskey is fantastic and inexpensive..

    Nikka All Malt, Nikka from the Barrel and Nikka Coffey Grain along with Nika Pure Malt Black, Red and White, Yamasaki 10yo and 12yo are all good introductions to Japanese Whiskey

    If you are able to find a decent bar that has a good range then definiely try Hibiki 17yo, Single Malt Miyagikyo 12yo & 15yo, Yamazaki 18yo, Taketsuru Pure Malts 17yo and the 21yo especially.

    The father of Japenese whisky learnt his trade in Scotland and married a Scots girl. Interesting story: -

    http://www.nikka.com/eng/founder/index.html

  53. cabbiesmacker says:

    Rondo:
    I think the Nurse comment by MacTwas deliberate . I do believe Nurse could be picked 7thif Monahan is not aroundbut the price for Nurse just went up if your a team below the Oilers pick

    I don’t think this is the case at all. From what I hear Nurse will be gone before #7.

  54. Mr DeBakey says:

    The Metro Cinema [in the Garneau Theater] is running a nice little movie about whiskey.
    A thing called “The Angels’ Share”

    Two more more nights, today & tomorrow.

    But watch out for those Glaswegian accents, oy!

    http://www.metrocinema.org/film_view/4139/

  55. Bag of Pucks says:

    Ducey: Nah.I bet TOR tries for Bernier and MacT is looking for a backup.

    Funny, I think the Leafs are solid in the net with Reimer and Scrivens. They just need to be patient and let them develop.

    If they’d be willing to part with Scrivens, I think he’d make a nice compliment to Dubnyk.

  56. speeds says:

    http://www.truehockey.com/articles/Corban-Knight-Agrees-to-Max-DealAnouncement-to-Come-Soon

    “Calgary Eyeing Russian…

    The Flames hold the 6th pick in the upcoming June 30th NHL entry draft. Word is they have heavy interest in 6’4 200 pound winger Valeri Nichushkin.”

    If CAL takes Nichushkin instead of Lindholm or Monahan, might that change what EDM does with their pick at 7?

  57. RickDeckard says:

    Captain Happy,

    I’ll bet that it is the Oilers trying to trade up while the Leafs want to change their $10 into two $5s so they can buy Bernier.

  58. Maverick says:

    speeds:
    http://www.truehockey.com/articles/Corban-Knight-Agrees-to-Max-DealAnouncement-to-Come-Soon

    “Calgary Eyeing Russian…

    The Flames hold the 6th pick in the upcoming June 30th NHL entry draft. Word is they have heavy interest in 6’4 200 pound winger Valeri Nichushkin.”

    If CAL takes Nichushkin instead of Lindholm or Monahan, might that change what EDM does with their pick at 7?

    Colorado not taking Jones, Calgary may take the Russian at 6…. Going to be a crazy draft this year, only 11 more days!! Big game tonight too, let’s go Bruins!!

  59. Lowetide says:

    If we get Monahan that’s a helluva deal. If we get Lindholm? Even better!

  60. Maverick says:

    Lowetide:
    If we get Monahan that’s a helluva deal. If we get Lindholm? Even better!

    Agreed!! Lindholm, Lander and Paajarvi would make a heck of a line, LLP line ;-)

    Thanks for asking Guy about Ryan Kujawinski yesterday, he was rated highly a year ago and struggled this year, if he gets it together might still be a big strong 2nd line Center.

  61. Racki says:

    Lander and Paajarvi haven’t quite shown enough for me to get excited over a Lindholm Lander Paajarvi line.

    There still is time for them to pan out, but right now neither are projecting a lot of offense, imho.

    I’m aiming a bit higher with that #7. I mean, I’d hope that either they’re in our top 4D, or top six forwards. Lindholm definitely could be in the top six before long, but I wouldn’t expect him to be playing with his countrymen in that case.

  62. Racki says:

    Oh one more thing, I haven’t given up on Lander or Paajarvi.. they have shown flashes that they could be OK (Lander more so in the AHL) , and some signs of improvement (especially Paajarvi) but I don’t know if a Lindholm / Lander / Paajarvi line would really work. We often assume a line of all Swedes or all Russians will instantly catch fire, but not necessarily. I don’t have a lot of confidence they’ll be generating a lo of offense, but who knows. I know it’s not the popular opinion.

  63. RexLibris says:

    Mr DeBakey:
    The Metro Cinema [in the Garneau Theater] is running a nice little movie about whiskey.
    A thing called “The Angels’ Share”

    Two more more nights, today & tomorrow.

    But watch out for those Glaswegian accents, oy!

    http://www.metrocinema.org/film_view/4139/

    So I’m checking out of a small hotel in Stirling and they don’t take debit or credit. I have to get the manager to hail me a cab to the nearest ATM. A week and a half in to my third trip to the Old Country and I have had no problems with any accents.

    Cabbie arrives, manager tells him where I need to go, I hop in.

    Cabbie starts talking to me and I realize, this man is from the deepest recesses of Glasgow, parts I have never been privy to and I haven’t a clue what he is saying.

    I rely on intonation and pauses to try and get the gist of when his sentences have ended and whether it was a question, statement or threat (he is from Glasgow, after all).

    20 minute cab ride felt like an hour.

    The plus side is another week in Paisley, just outside Glasgow, and I got a lot better with the dialect.

    I’d love to see a Glaswegian make the NHL just so reporters could try and interview him.

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