WE HOPED FOR THE BEST AND OH MY GOD!

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  1. Pretendergast says:

    ahhhhhhh!!!!!

  2. PaperDesigner says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

  3. PaperDesigner says:

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE OILERS SKILL AT RANDOM CHANCE!

  4. Hockeyman 99 says:

    Yessssssssss

  5. doritogrande says:

    Hah. Hahahahaha.

    Best of luck to the Calgary Flames for the next two decades.

  6. wordbird says:

    CONNOR MCOILER! CONNOR MCOILER! CONNOR MCOILER! CONNOR MCOILER! CONNOR MCOILER! CONNOR MCOILER! CONNOR MCOILER! CONNOR MCOILER! CONNOR MCOILER!

  7. Hockeyman 99 says:

    Omg omg

  8. Henry says:

    Even the Oilers can’t fuck this up, right? Right!

  9. DBO says:

    Lol. Bweaahhaashhhhaasshhsahhhssssssssssssyaasaaaaassss

    So awesome. Guess MacT is smart now

  10. Gerta Rauss says:

    Jesus H Christ

    I can’t believe it

    I just can’t believe it

  11. wordbird says:

    Suggested nickname: Connor Wonka

  12. Zack says:

    I can’t even right now.

    Wow.

    Hope it doesn’t turn out to be a Lindros saga 2.0

    This is phenomenal.

    RNH
    McDavid
    Lander
    Gordon

  13. YoungOil says:

    first time logging in a year or so. all I want to say is, CONNOR MCDAVID. AN OILER.
    HAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

  14. anonymous says:

    Bam. This is going to be a great summer. Toronto radio is gonna be great.

  15. TemujinBC says:

    Our long dark nightmare is over!

    On a road tripwire the family, the nine year old and I were screaming when I saw the news. The Gf is shaking her head and driving

  16. leadfarmer says:

    Omg omg, I can’t believe it.

    We get Lawson Crouse !!!

  17. Dashingsilverfox says:

    McDavid is pissed.

  18. rich says:

    MacT doesn’t deserve McDavid.

    Oiler fans however do. For putting up with 9 years of brutal management.

    Time for a glass of merlot, and then another.

  19. tdslvr says:

    Well this pretty much confirms that the draft lottery wasn’t rigged. Also:
    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG…

  20. Surgeons Knot says:

    We got him!!! We got him!!! The only one who’s angry right now is Draisaitl lol. McDavid, Nuge, Dr Drai down the middle…I just freaked out

  21. bsmart says:

    The hockey gods love the oilers on this day!!!

  22. blainer says:

    No mare talk about hanifan or strome and marner… WOW!!!!! Party…

  23. leadfarmer says:

    Time to go DSF every others teams blogs. Every one hates us now anyway.

  24. theres oil in virginia says:

    We hoped for the best and it turned out like always! Picking first!

  25. Rebilled says:

    WE REALLY PISSED OFF THE REST OF THE LEAGUE!

  26. D says:

    Oh Man!

  27. YoungOil says:

    One of the best players to play since Gretzky is an Oiler. This is almost too good. ALMOST.

  28. wheatnoil says:

    An audible "oh my god" and a look of disbelief from Todd Nelson in the #OKCBarons press box upon hearing the #Oilers news.— Carter Baum (@CarterBaum) April 19, 2015

    You know who deserves Conner McDavid? Not the Oilers organization, but the Oilers fans… and Todd Nelson! Hire the man!

  29. bsmart says:

    Buffalo must be pissed, missed 2 years in a row

  30. elgruntus says:

    He might as well do the shoulder surgery now 🙂

  31. Henry says:

    I’d love to see Hextall’s face when he got the news.

  32. unca miltie says:

    rich:
    MacT doesn’t deserve McDavid.

    Oiler fans however do.For putting up with 9 years of brutal management.

    Time for a glass of merlot, and then another.

    So true. I am happy for the other players. But embarrassed to be an oilers fan. 4 first overall has never happened before..crazy

  33. Well Oiled and Enthusiastic says:

    Just Babcock left to go……wow.

  34. SK Oiler Fan says:

    Just wow. This changes everything. I like hockey again! Now get some fin D men MacT!

  35. Saul Goodman says:

    Next Babcock!

    Congrats all the way from Norway. I`m putting up my savings to come over and see the McDavid show!

  36. Hockeyman 99 says:

    More like DSF is pissed lol

  37. Younger Oil says:

    Hall-McDavid-Yakupov
    Draisaitl-Nuge-Eberle

    Jesus

  38. Klima's_Bucket says:

    Now, which winger does Edmonton trade to get a Dman that can actually get the puck up ice to McDavid.

  39. Unicorns says:

    Dashingsilverfox:
    McDavid is pissed.

    Sure but he has 3 1 OV’s to play with. He’ll get over it. Buffalo and Arizona would not be able to offer the same, and don’t forget they suck more than we do.

    Plus, and this is a big plus, he’ll be playing in a place that will and can appreciate a player like he is. He loves hockey more than we do, and he deserves a fan base that can handle his awesomeness.

  40. Jon K says:

    Weir number one! Weir number one!

    The Oilers in no way deserve this, but the fans do.

    Can’t believe it.

  41. blainer says:

    I wonder do we trade the Pitts pick now.. This really speeds up the rebuild.. We now have the center we needed. Now go get that D and Goalie…

  42. Cameron says:

    @#$%^&!

  43. fifthcartel says:

    I can’t believe this. Sometime tell me I’m not dreaming.

  44. hags9k says:

    WOW!! I grabbed my lucky Bill Ranford puck and started to pray, the rest is history.

    Cheers to all Oilersnation and especially to Lowetide Nation on this day. We have been through enough, say the hockey gords. The sun is now breaking through the darkness. Enjoy everybody. SO very exciting!!

  45. Kitchener says:

    Kitchener,
    Kitchener,
    Kitchener,
    etc.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! McWin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Suddenly that season is McWay McEasier to McTake.

  46. Unicorns says:

    bsmart:
    Buffalo must be pissed, missed 2 years in a row

    Maybe obvious tanking invites bad luck. Both those ahead tanked overtly on purpose. The Oilers have never done that.

  47. misfit says:

    I don’t believe it!

    McDavid
    Hall
    Nugent-Hopkins
    Yakupov
    Eberle
    Draisaitl

    We need serious help on D and in net, but man alive that’s an insane collection of young talent up front!

  48. thejonrmcleod says:

    All non-Oiler fans just became body language experts.

    It should be a much more interesting summer now. And how will this affect the Oilers ability to sign free agents? Can’t hurt.

  49. blainer says:

    Henry:
    I’d love to see Hextall’s face when he got the news.

    LOL…perfect

  50. Unicorns says:

    Jon K:
    Weir number one! Weir number one!

    The Oilers in no way deserve this, but the fans do.

    Can’t believe it.

    I’ll be still smiling come September.

  51. Bling says:

    Think Babcock might be interested now?

  52. gr8one says:

    As soon as I saw Toronto had not won I had a very good feeling.

    Wow…just wow.

    Now if we can just turn the Pens pick into a top flight D man this off-season might actually look bright.

    If they keep the pick I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Kylington to drop to us and us be smart enough to choose him.

  53. Pretendergast says:

    Dashingsilverfox:
    McDavid is pissed.

    hes devastated, he said it’ll be a great opportunity wherever he goes but not even he can mask the disappointment.

  54. EternalFrost says:

    The Oilers don’t deserve to win the lottery again, but the city of Edmonton didn’t deserve to lose Gretzky either.

    A top 6 of McDavid, RNH, Draisaitl, Eberle, Hall & Yakupov. Wow. I didn’t think I could get excited about next year after this debacle of a season. I was wrong.

  55. bsmart says:

    I am so glad we don’t have to discuss in the number 3 slot. This makes the scouting pretty easy for the first pick

  56. skidplate says:

    Dashingsilverfox:
    McDavid is pissed.

    You spelled DSF wrong.

  57. Adam Wu says:

    I am thinking that perhaps some time ago Kevin Lowe made a deal with the Devil. Four (four being the Oriental number of death) first overall draft picks in exchange for 1) all his ability and skill as a manager of an NHL team 2) the team stinking at historic levels for 10 years 3) the irony of his team becoming famous for atrocious D, given his own position as a player, 4) the ruination of his reputation and the goodwill of Edmonton fans, which he had earned over his playing career.

    And Kevin said yes.

  58. Psyche says:

    What a fantastic feeling! I wish the season started tomorrow. The Hockey Gods rewarded us all for our suffering.

  59. HiddenDarts says:

    Sitting at my local in San Diego with a Bruins fan. I am shaking here, folks. And I am the only person within 5 square miles that gives a shit, but wow. Let’s see how they change the rules from here!

  60. oilgreg says:

    DSF

    Why do you feel the need to turn a positive moment into a negative?

    I do feel bad for you that you have the need to play these games.

  61. Younger Oil says:

    bsmart:
    Buffalo must be pissed, missed 2 years in a row

    Granted, there was a 64% chance that they wouldn’t get a 1st overall pick by finishing last for two years.

    And Jack Eichel is a hell of a consolation prize.

  62. Surgeons Knot says:

    bsmart,

    And all our scouting efforts can go into later picks…This is huge on so many levels

  63. PaperDesigner says:

    I am going to say that McDavid, along with the other lottery players, make the last nine years worth the pain.

    Now, about the next nine years…

  64. Kitchener says:

    leadfarmer,

    Ha!

  65. book¡je says:

    I just found out – mind blown – driving Hahahahaha!!!!

    Ha!

    Be here soon –

  66. skidplate says:

    Jon K:
    Weir number one! Weir number one!

    The Oilers in no way deserve this, but the fans do.

    Can’t believe it.

    Nice

  67. leadfarmer says:

    Now send him to the operating room first thing tomorrow morning to fix both of his shoulders.

  68. skidplate says:

    Cameron:
    @#$%^&!

    lol, do not fret, you have Johnny Hockey to bring you out of your seats. Maybe, just maybe Woodguy will start winning some of these bets with DSF.

  69. Seismic Source says:

    Even if he did Lindros, it would be a hell of a return.

    Happy days. There’s no spin DSF can put on this to make it a downer.

  70. Adam Wu says:

    Zack:
    I can’t even right now.

    Wow.

    Hope it doesn’t turn out to be a Lindros saga 2.0

    This is phenomenal.

    RNH
    McDavid
    Lander
    Gordon

    Well, Quebec/Colorado made out pretty well in Lindros Saga 1.0.

    If McDavid were to force a trade (and note that he is actually on record as saying that he would never do that), that’s a blockbuster that could fill almost ALL the Oiler’s roster holes in one shot.

  71. bsmart says:

    I am so excited right now, I’m literally shaking. I need to go check the ole blood pressure!
    This kid is an unreal talent!

  72. Well Oiled and Enthusiastic says:

    All,

    It is Saturday night, celebrate commensurate with the occasion.

  73. Unicorns says:

    Strike a C off the list LT.

    A goalie and 2 better vet D and it’s playoffs next year even if the brass isn’t ready for it.

  74. Bling says:

    Karma-wise, I think we all owe a debt of gratitude to DSF.

    Thanks man!!!!

  75. Kitchener says:

    April 23, 24, 26, 28: Nurse vs. McDavid

  76. Mr DeBakey says:

    Its nice to see the Oilers planning worked out to perfection.

    Just like when they drafted Steve Smith in the 6th Round & Andy Moog in the 7th.

  77. Dashingsilverfox says:

    skidplate: lol, do not fret, you have Johnny Hockey to bring you out of your seats. Maybe, just maybe Woodguy will start winning some of these bets with DSF.

    Not a chance 🙂

  78. BrazilianOil says:

    McDavid é nosso porra!!!!!!!!

  79. sliderule says:

    Where is the DSF post when we want it.

  80. McSorley33 says:

    Wow…..fans really deserve this……but oilers management sure doesn’t.

    Incredible.

    Truly.

  81. bsmart says:

    I just ordered my new #97 McDavid jersey, in blue of course, squeee

  82. Unicorns says:

    Did you see Bettman give the long stare to the gold Oilers’ card being tucked into the envelope?

    Guess his plan backfired.

    Maybe the league will stop having goes at the Oilers.

  83. justDOit says:

    Kitchener: Nurse vs. McDavid

    Hey Darnell: Hit, but don’t hurt. That would be oh so Oilers…

  84. blainer says:

    Congrats to all us suffering fans. Just want to say that I had no problem suffering through this season if McDavid was the end prize.. Man we all deserve this after the suffering we all endured this past year. Great times ahead. Management HAS to get the supporting cast on D and in net for the star.. Please do not screw up this player..

  85. Unicorns says:

    bsmart:
    I just ordered my new #97 McDavid jersey, in blue of course, squeee

    I don’t like squee, but quadruple SQUEEEEE!!!!!!!

  86. magisterrex says:

    Center depth…wow.

    Perfect timing with the new arena.

    Serendipity.

  87. McSorley33 says:

    Pick # 16 D-man
    Pick # 33 D-man……never stop picking D-men until Ference and Nikky and Aulie are gone…

  88. russ99 says:

    I suppose you can partially thank my curmudgeonly post earlier today, lol.

    Glad he’s going to be an Oiler, but we’ll never hear the end of this, especially if the brainiacs somehow screw this up.

    So, who do we trade for that defenseman now?

  89. rickithebear says:

    Darnell!
    Do not hurt him in the series!

  90. Bling says:

    Man this is really perfect.

    Fix the goalies, add one good D, and this team is ready for the playoffs.

  91. Rocknrolla says:

    There are no words…..

    This changes everything……

    please don’t screw this up…..I want to win another cup….

  92. thejonrmcleod says:

    My church might have burned down, but it looks like lighting all those candles did some good.

  93. skidplate says:

    Arizona missed out in a big way. I can see them taking Marner or Strome, but an American Dman in Hanifan works, but you have to think they want a forward.

  94. Adam Wu says:

    rich:
    MacT doesn’t deserve McDavid.

    Oiler fans however do.For putting up with 9 years of brutal management.

    Time for a glass of merlot, and then another.

    Many of the Oilers players deserve this too.

    For the same reason as the fans.

    Hey, maybe Petry will want to come back now.

  95. justDOit says:

    Bling: and this team is ready for the playoffs

    I’m not so sure it’ll be that fast, but I’ll settle for ‘ready to compete’.

  96. Adam Wu says:

    Of course this means that at some point the team won’t be able to afford the contracts of all the young core, and a couple will have to be traded away earlier than they otherwise would have.

  97. Younger Oil says:

    Only thing that can stop us now is cap hell in 2-3 years when Yak, Drai, Nurse, and McDavid will be needing new contracts.

    We need a really competent GM to handle that. I don’t think MacT is that guy.

    Getting McDavid is HUGE. But it also gives the likes of Lowe, MacT, and Katz a free pass to some extent.

    These next three years are arguably the most important in franchise history. We still need 2-3 really good Dmen and a good goalie, McDavid doesn’t change that.

    I hope MacT doesn’t kick his feet back now, he needs to work harder than ever.

  98. Tarkus says:

    Too bad Steve MacIntyre wasn’t still on the Oilers. Could have had both McDavid and MacGoliath.

  99. gr8one says:

    Our C depth may have improved a little bit.

  100. Younger Oil says:

    Here’s the big question, if Strome is gone at #3, should we consider trading Draisaitl to Toronto for Hanifan?

  101. blainer says:

    WE will sign players a lot easier now… O’Connor included.. Then send him to the A with LB.. Trade for Anderson or Better… We can do better than Petry,,

  102. ohhell says:

    Holy crap! I gasped, then I yelled into the void of my basement, then I cried and then I remembered to thank Stan Weir, and then I cried again. Holy crap! I actually feel a bit dirty, but who cares?

  103. HeatTreaterJoe says:

    Seismic Source,

    Didn’t you hear that players peak at 16 and start a downward slide to mediocrity? By the time the new season starts, McDavid will be a bum 4th liner.

  104. FPB94 says:

    How would you react if Mcdavid decided to Lindros the Oilers?

  105. Kmart99 says:

    Lowe and MacT deserve to be fired. If the Oilers start to succeed, zero credit can go to Lowe.

  106. Kmart99 says:

    Even if McDavid pulls a lindros. No biggie. Still insane return.

  107. Oddspell says:

    Additional note: Is it possible we just re-entered the Babcock sweepstakes?

  108. Pouzar says:

    Do we have enough to get Sam Bennett now????

  109. LMHF#1 says:

    Kitchener:
    April 23, 24, 26, 28:Nurse vs. McDavid

    Call it off.

  110. Snowman says:

    I wonder now if Drai becomes a trade chip for OEL? Think that could happen? What would you need to add..

  111. Unicorns says:

    Pouliot RNH Eberle

    Hall Lander Yak

    Drai McDavid Purcell

    Hendricks Gordon Klink

    Edit
    Drai Lander Yak

    Hall McDavid Purcell

    Give Hall some easy minutes for a year. RNH Lander and Gordon are defensively responsible so McD’s line can freewheel. Drai will pick it up quick at wing, Yak will flourish with talent that can play at his level.

  112. godot10 says:

    Steve Tambellini hired Todd Nelson, who got the team from 30th to 28th. And Steve Tambellini hired Bill Scott also.

    So The Tao of Steve rules!

  113. LMHF#1 says:

    Go get Babcock. GM/HC. Nelson AC at HC salary.

    You’ll find a defenseman then.

  114. rich says:

    Adam Wu,

    After winning the McDavid sweepstakes anything is possible.

  115. Woodguy says:

    Adam Wu:
    I am thinking that perhaps some time ago Kevin Lowe made a deal with the Devil. Four (four being the Oriental number of death) first overall draft picks in exchange for 1) all his ability and skill as a manager of an NHL team 2) the team stinking at historic levels for 10 years 3) the irony of his team becoming famous for atrocious D, given his own position as a player, 4) the ruination of his reputation and the goodwill of Edmonton fans, which he had earned over his playing career.

    And Kevin said yes.

    That’s fantastic.

  116. theres oil in virginia says:

    Pouzar:
    Do we have enough to get Sam Bennett now????

    Only if Rangers beat Penguins in first round. Then maybe.

  117. rich says:

    blainer:
    WE will sign players a lot easier now… O’Connor included.. Then send him to the A with LB.. Trade for Anderson or Better…We can do better than Petry,,

    You did watch G1 Montreal where Petry stepped up big in place of Subban? Even the talking heads admitted that Petry was solid.

  118. Yogas72 says:

    Someone please tell Nurse to go easy on McDavid in upcoming playoff series. It will be fun to watch those two matchup on Thursday.
    Very happy Oilers fan here, VERY HAPPY!!!

  119. kev says:

    A grand day indeed. WOW WOW WOW. I still have profound disbelief. And a ginormous smile.

  120. Магия 10 says:

    April 18, 2015. A THREE FOR ONE!!!!!!!!

  121. doritogrande says:

    The hockey gods are sometimes cruel beings, but they tend to even it out in the end.

    Pouliot-Nuge-Eberle
    Hall-McJesus-Purcell
    Roy-Lander-Yakupov
    Klinkhammer-Gordon-Hendricks.

    Book it.

    Oh, and trade the Pens pick for immediate help on D. We can pull off an Islanders-style rebuild this offseason.

  122. book¡je says:

    Adam Wu:
    I am thinking that perhaps some time ago Kevin Lowe made a deal with the Devil. Four (four being the Oriental number of death) first overall draft picks in exchange for 1) all his ability and skill as a manager of an NHL team 2) the team stinking at historic levels for 10 years 3) the irony of his team becoming famous for atrocious D, given his own position as a player, 4) the ruination of his reputation and the goodwill of Edmonton fans, which he had earned over his playing career.

    And Kevin said yes.

    Good deal?

  123. Nostradumbass says:

    1. Do the Oilers hire Kris Knoblauch now for an assistant role, he has strong ties to the Oilers

    2. Does management actually try and protect McDavid by maybe getting a veteran winger or do they just give him 22 minutes a night and anoint him the savior

    3. Do the Oilers management, who have generally been allergic to depth, move Leon as soon as a decent deal emerges or do they wait and see how the embarrassment of young Center’s plays out

  124. Seismic Source says:

    I’d expect a few coaching cv’s getting submitted now.

  125. Snowman says:

    Purcell will in no way play with Hall and Mcdavid. Guy is slow. Other two are fast. He would be a boat anchor.

  126. FPB94 says:

    Snowman:
    Purcell will in no way play with Hall and Mcdavid. Guy is slow. Other two are fast. He would be a boat anchor.

    He was good enuff to play with Stamkos and St-Louis. I think he’ll be just fine.

  127. Nostradumbass says:

    Nothing the Oilers do going forward will make me forget the last 10 years, ever

    It will never be worth a decade of watching exhibition hockey from Nov 1st on

  128. Psyche says:

    Aaron Ward appears to hate the Oilers and is in love with the Leafs.

  129. hags9k says:

    Younger Oil,

    Yes. We should take a very long look at any D man that Draisatl might return.

  130. blainer says:

    rich,

    Don’t get me wrong .. I think Petry is an excellent D and would be happy to have him back..just think it would be great to get someone a step higher.. Petry is gonna cost a ton.. Not sure I am interested in 5.5 mil a year if he keeps playing the way he is that is what he will get..

  131. Loyal2theoil says:

    (:

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