BLADE RUNNER

We’re less than a month away from the most important Oilers draft in 35 years. Or ever, one of the two. History will fill in the blanks, all we know for sure is a child will lead us all—and his name is McDavid.

TOP 120 PLAYERS IN THE 2015 DRAFT (LOWETIDE EDITION)

  1. (1) C Connor McDavid, Erie Otters (OHL) ALJ. 0-60 in one heartbeat.
  2. (2) C Jack Eichel, Boston U (NCAA) Big, strong, elite. Complete skill set.
  3. (3) R Mitch Marner, London Knights (OHL) Growing belief he’ll go inside top 4 overall.
  4. (4) D Noah Hanifin, Boston College (NCAA) Best D in a deep class. Across the board skills.
  5. (5) C Dylan Strome, Erie Otters (OHL) Cornerstone in Toronto?
  6. (6) D Ivan Provorov, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) Quality offensive player, good defender.
  7. (7) C Mathew Barzal, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) Solidified ranking with quality U18’s. Fantastic skater.
  8. (8) R Mikko Rantanen, TPS Turku (SML) Has a wide range of skills, good size.
  9. (9) D Zach Werenski, Michigan (NCAA) Terrific offensive defender. Good size.
  10. (10) R Nick Merkley, Kelowna Rockets (WHL) Impressive offensive player.
  11. (11) R Timo Meier, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) Tremendous talent, NHL-ready?
  12. (12) L Evgeni Svechnikov, Cape Breton (QMJHL) Big, strong and skilled. Magic hands.
  13. (14) C Travis Konecny, Ottawa 67’s (OHL) Impressive player with range of skills. Modern Bobby Clarke.
  14. (13) D Jeremy Roy, Sherbrooke Phoenix (QMJHL) Offensive D, has ability as a defender.
  15. (15) C Anthony Beauvillier, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) Small, elite skills. 5.16 shots/game.
  16. (18) C Kyle Connor, Youngstown (USHL) Smart two-way forward.
  17. (21) L Lawson Crouse, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) Power forward with some offensive skills.
  18. (22) C Pavel Zacha, Sarnia Sting (OHL). Big, physical center with average offense. Solid U18’s.
  19. (16) C Jansen Harkins, Prince George Cougars (WHL) Two-way center, skilled.
  20. (20) L Jake Debrusk, Swift Current (WHL) Goal-scoring winger with speed.
  21. (17) R Blake Speers, SSM Greyhounds (OHL) Two-way W, good speed. Terrific player.
  22. (28) D Oliver Kylington, Farjestad (SHL) All over the map, high risk/reward pick.
  23. (19) D Mitchell Vande Sompel, Oshawa (OHL) Undersized two-way defender. Substantial skills.
  24. (26) D Jakub Zboril, Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) Two-way D, solid offense.
  25. (23) R Daniel Sprong, Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) Quick, skilled first-shot scorer
  26. (24) C Joel Eriksson Ek, Farjestad (SEL) Skill C with size, speed.
  27. (25) C Filip Chlapik, Charlotteteown Islanders (QMJHL) Two-way C, range of skills
  28. (37) D Thomas Chabot, Saint John Seadogs (QMJHL) Fine passer, solid defender.
  29. (40) F Colin White, USNTDP (USHL) Fine skater, two-way player.
  30. (34) R Zach Senyshyn, SSM Greyhounds (OHL) Terrific speed, no fear. Skilled.
  31. (32) R Brock Boeser, Waterloo Blachawks (USHL) Power winger, impressive scorer.
  32. (29) D Ryan Pilon, Brandon (WHL) Offensive defender with size and speed.
  33. (30) C Andrew Mangiapane, Barrie (OHL) Brilliant offensive player.
  34. (31) C-R Jeremy Bracco, USNTDP (USHL) Small forward with fast hands, great skill.
  35. (33) D Ethan Bear, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) Mobile defender, very good shot.
  36. (35) D Travis Dermott, Erie Otters (OHL) Undersized, mobile defender.
  37. (39) L Denis Gurianov, Lada (MHL). Smooth offensive player, good size. Quality U18.
  38. (27) G Daniel Vladar, Kladno (Czech 2) 8GP, 1.97 .933
  39. (36) L Paul Bittner, Portland Winterhawks (WHL) Big winger with speed and scoring ability.
  40. (38) D Rasmus Andersson, Barrie (OHL) Boom or bust. Tremendous potential.
  41. (43) C Mitchell Stephens, Saginaw Spirit (OHL). Speedy C had a massive U18’s.
  42. (41) C Nicolas Roy, Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) Rugged two-way C with size.
  43. (44) D Vince Dunn, Niagara (OHL). Smart offensive defender.
  44. (42) R Nikita Korostelev, Sarnia Sting (OHL) Skill winger.
  45. (45) L Dennis Yan, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) Scoring W with some size.
  46. (46) R Jens Looke, Brynas (SHL) Playmaking winger with speed.
  47. (47) C Nathan Noel, Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) Wide range of skills, undersized.
  48. (48) L Dmytro Timashov, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) Explosive winger with crazy numbers.
  49. (49) D Nicolas Meloche, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) Effective defender, good size.
  50. (55) D Noah Juulsen, Everett Silvertips (WHL) Good size, can play defense, some skill.
  51. (50) C-R Roope Hintz, Ilves (SML) Intelligent two-way W, fine skater.
  52. (51) G Matej Tomek, Topeka Roadrunners (NAHL) 31GP, 1.71 .932
  53. (60) C Jack Roslovic, USNTDP (USHL) Playmaking C had a tremendous U18’s.
  54. (52) F Filip Ahl, HV-71 (SHL) 6.04, 214, strong all the walls. Falling.
  55. (53) D Erik Cernak, Kosice (Slovak) Huge defenseman with a nice range of skills.
  56. (54) L Ryan Gropp, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) PF prospect, can score goals.
  57. (56) L Erik Foley, Cedar Rapids (USHL) Tough winger has offensive ability.
  58. (58) D Jacob Larsson, Frolunda (SHL) Two-way defender, tall and rangy.
  59. (57) L Vladimir Tkachev, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) Small W, extremely skilled.
  60. (59) R Michael Spacek, Pardubice (Cze) Skilled, hard working.
  61. (59) L Graham Knott, Niagra Ice Dogs (OHL) Size, good scorer, range of skills.
  62. (70) L Jordan Greenway, USNTDP (USHL) Power winger with skill.
  63. (60) G Michael McNiven, Owen Sound Attack (OHL) 23GP, 2.78 .914
  64. (65) D Matt Spencer, Peterborough Petes (OHL) Tough two-way defender.
  65. (62) C Julius Nattinen, JYP (Fin 2). Big skill C gaining steam during spring tournaments.
  66. (64) C Thomas Novak, Waterlook Blackhawks (USHL). Skilled two-way center.
  67. (66) D Brandon Carlo, Tri-City (WHL) Big, strong, mean defender.
  68. (67) G MacKenzie Blackwood, Barrie Colts (OHL). Big butterfly style goalie.
  69. (69) D Vili Saarijavi, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL). Small puck moving D is a wizard. Big U18’s.
  70. (70) R David Kase, Chomutov (Cze-2) Skilled winger with aggressive bent. Impressive U18’s.
  71. (75) G Ilya Samsonov, Magnitogorsk (Rus Jr) Big goalie, good numbers, quality U18’s.
  72. (71) R Christian Fischer, USNTDP (USHL). Scoring winger with size, 7 points at U18’s.
  73. (72) C Glenn Gawdin, Swift Current Broncos (WHL). Keeps impressing with two-way skills.
  74. (76) C Alexander Dergachyov, St. Petersburg (Rus Jr). Giant skill C, attractive range of skills.
  75. (73) L Jesse Gabrielle, Regina Pats (WHL). Projects as a scoring winger—better than boxcars.
  76. (74) L Robin Kovacs, AIK (Allsvenskan). Skill winger with speed, rugged and pesky style.
  77. (77) C Tyler Soy, Victoria Royals (WHL) Lightning quick forward.
  78. (81) L Austin Wagner, Regina Pats (WHL). Speedy winger emerged late and can do a lot of things.
  79. (78) C Gabriel Gagne, Victoriaville (QMJHL) Huge C, good speed, very creative offensively.
  80. (79) C Dante Salituro, Ottawa 67’s (OHL). Small forward, terrific skill.
  81. (80) G Felix Sandstrom, Brynas (Super-Elite). 14GP, 2.63 .907 in SE and 2 SHL games 1.09 .963.
  82. (82) D Jesper Lindgren, Modo (Swe Jr).  ‘Erik Karlsson clone’ according to Red Line.
  83. (83) D Kyle Capobianco, Sudbury Wolves (OHL). Skill D had a strong finish to OHL season.
  84. (84) G Adin Hill, Portland Winterhawks (WHL). .921 SP and he’s 6.04
  85. (86) L Sebastian Ohlsson, Skelleftea (SHL). Small skill center showed well at U18’s.
  86. (90) D Gustaf Bouramman, SSM Greyhounds (OHL). Puck-moving defender with decent size.
  87. (85) D Parker Wotherspoon, Tri-City Americans (WHL). Good skater, defender, increasing offense.
  88. (87) R Deven Sideroff, Kamloops Blazers (WHL). Skill winger, hard worker, very good passer.
  89. (94) R Connor Garland, Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL). Small, extremely skilled.
  90. (88) R Lukas Jasek, Trinec (Czech). Smart two-way forward with skill.
  91. (92) D Sebastian Aho, Skelleftea (SHL). Undersized, puck moving D. No. 11 on last year’s list.
  92. (89) C Anthony Richard, Vad d’Or (QMJHL). Great skater, quality offense.
  93. (95) D Gabriel Carlsson, Linkoping (Swe Jr). Rangy defender, highly rated by Central Scouting.
  94. (91) C Yakov Trenin, Gatineau Olympique (QMJHL). Skilled forward, foot speed an issue.
  95. (93) C Jakov Forsbacka Karlsson, Omaha Lancers (USHL). Playmaking center, good passer.
  96. (96) C Giorgio Estephan, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL). Skill player on a bad team.
  97. (98) C Adam Musil, Red Deer Rebels (WHL). Skill winger, would be higher but EV scoring is troubling.
  98. (103) C Brett McKenzie, North Bay Battalion (OHL). Two-way C with skill.
  99. (97) C Brad Morrison, Prince George Cougars (WHL). Speedy and creative center.
  100. (101) R Jeremiah Addison, Ottawa 67’s (OHL). Playoffs were fantastic showcase.
  101. (100) L Sebastian Aho, Karpat (SM-Liiga). Smart, skilled offensive player.
  102. (102) L Adam Helewka, Spokane Chiefs (WHL) Smart winger who can score goals.
  103. (NR) L Mihkail Vorobyov, Ufa, Rus Jr. Big winger with some offense. 6.02, 198. Impressed U18’s.
  104. (99) D Thomas Schemitsch, Owen Sound Attack (OHL). Intelligent two-way defender.
  105. (106) D Dennis Gilbert, Chicago Steel (USHL). Huge defender, skilled. Red Line loves him.
  106. (104) G Joren Van Pottelberghe, Linkoping (Swe Jrs). 11GP, 1.89 .924. Fantastic numbers.
  107. (105) D Brendan Guhle, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL). Sleeping giant, range of skills.
  108. (108) R Taggart Corriveau, Westminster Prep (USHS) Impressive size/skill combination. PP demon.
  109. (109) D John Marino, South Shore Kings (USHS) Undersized skill D, stock is rising.
  110. (NR) D Veeti Vainio, Espoo (Fin Jr). 6.02, 170, mobile D who can pass the puck and defend well.
  111. (110) D Vladislav Gavrikov, Yaroslavl (KHL). Two-way defender with size and skill. He’s a 1995.
  112. (NR) D Simon Bourque, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL). Two-way defender, mobile, powerful skater.
  113. (116) L Kirill Kaprizov, Novokuznetsk (KHL). Small skill winger.
  114. (111) R Kay Schweri, Sherbrooke Phoenix (QMJHL). Fantastic playmaker.
  115. (112) C Brayden Burke, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL). Was very good in half a season.
  116. (113) D Jeremy Lauzon, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL). Tall, lean D with good foot speed.
  117. (NR) L Hayden McCool, Windsor Spitfires (OHL). PF with speed, enough skill to be interesting.
  118. (NR) L Dryden Hunt, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL). Overage scorer, talented player.
  119. (NR) C David Cotton, Cushing Academy (USHS). 6.02 skill C from Allen, Texas. Impressive numbers.
  120. (NR) C Kameron Kielly, Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL). Skilled, plays a two-way game, NHL size.

As we enter June, we’re not far from wrapping this up. I want to have a long look at the draft re-entries and overagers (that will come this week), and there’s Finland, BCJHL and a Canadian college kid still to go. Possible Oilers (if they keep the picks, I’m going on ISS’s latest list, using it for established industry value in the top 30, then using my list for best available):

  • No. 1 overall: C Connor McDavid.
  • No. 16 overall: R Nick Merkley
  • No. 33 overall: D Travis Dermott
  • No. 57 overall: L Ryan Gropp
  • No. 79 overall: G Adin Hill
  • No. 86 overall: D Sebastian Aho
  • No. 117 overall: L Mihkail Vorobyov
  • No. 124 overall: D John Marino
  • No. 154 overall: G Jordan Papirny
  • No. 184 overall: D Keoni Texeira

This could be a phenomenal draft AFTER actual Jesus is taken. Bob Green, Stu MacGregor and his staff and everyone involved in the 2015 draft (and I assume that includes our own Michael Parkatti) must be feeling incredible anticipation right now. It’s absolutely possible the 2015 draft powers the Oilers for a decade or more moving forward, and those first four selections are absolute californium.

Now, I never tell people what to do, but this will make your day. Promise.

 

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97 Responses to "BLADE RUNNER"

  1. nqmt says:

    Typical Toronto media blowing things out of proportion

  2. Rondo says:

    LT,

    Do you put any weight on the fact that the OHL and WHL look much stronger than the QMJHL at the Memorial Cup, when ranking players?

  3. Lowetide says:

    Rondo:
    LT,

    Do you put any weight on the fact that the OHL and WHL look much stronger than the QMJHLat the Memorial Cup, when ranking players?

    No, not really. I the the style played by the Q teams has a lot to do with the appeal of their game, but the 17-year olds in the QMJHL this season are absolutely rocking it. The highest total from the QMJHL in any recent draft was 31. They’ll blow that number out of the water

    https://lowetide.ca/2015/05/05/the-oilers-and-the-qmjhl/

  4. Surly says:

    You are right, that did make my day. What a humble young man…crazy to think 4 lottery balls chartered our future for us in the most fortuitous way.

    Oiler season seat renewals came out and my seats were an 8% increase (typically had been 3ish% in the past. McDavid helping out this franchise in all sorts of ways. Oilers say in July they will open a preview centre near Rogers Place with season ticket holders picking their seats this fall. Upgrade day is in late June…suspect there will be very little inventory (unless the economy forced someone’s hand).

  5. slopitch says:

    Media companies are really starting to get it. 2 ads to watch a 3 min video. But its on demand so I will suffer through the ads to see it.

    I cancelled my tickets but it was because they were row 7. Too expensive. Connor has me wanting to move to the middle bowl.

    Biggest draft in 35 years and Im gonna miss it. Booerns.

    Connor frickin McDavid!

    Now fix the D. Only one series left and things are gonna start happening. And quickly.

  6. Truth says:

    At the time of the Perron trade I would have said the Oilers need to trade the pick received for immediate help. As time goes on and more information comes out about the guys available in that range the more I think they need to keep it and make the pick. If Connor, Meier, Konecny, Barzal, or even Crouse (in no particular order) is available there I think the Oilers are dancing in the streets. If they can turn that pick into a legit top 2 D with term or a young future top 15 G so be it, but I just don’t see that happening. Exciting times

  7. Rondo says:

    Lowetide,

    Thanks LT.

    Should be interesting when Bob McKenzie comes out with his list.

  8. Klima's_Bucket says:

    LT,
    Do you pre-set your blogs to magically appear at 8:30?
    Or do you manually post them each day?
    And when was the last time you slept in? 1977?

  9. jake70 says:

    ” ….. if Jack Eichel falls to number 2…. ”

    From Bylsma, part of an answer he gave at the tail end of an interview with HC@noon yesterday.

    It’s easy to see what he was doing there but cmon man.

  10. Lowetide says:

    Klima's_Bucket:
    LT,
    Do you pre-set your blogs to magically appear at 8:30?
    Or do you manually post them each day?
    And when was the last time you slept in?1977?

    Manually. I wake up 6:30-6:45 every day, except on weekends when it’s earlier (don’t know why). I spent a decade getting up at 3:30 weekday mornings, so 6:30 IS sleeping in! 🙂

  11. czar says:

    Craig’s on something and it isn’t the Hanifin bandwagon.

    http://www.tsn.ca/craig-s-list-final-ranking-1.294692

  12. D says:

    Man, Connor has a great on screen presence. It’s going to be fun having him on the Oil.

    @CZAR – maybe Hanifin could drop to 16?

  13. Henry says:

    LT,
    Should both Merkley and Jeremy Roy fall enough to be available at #16, who would you recommend the Oilers draft?

  14. dustrock says:

    It’s impossible Hanifin would drop to #16. The question is, if he falls to #8 or 9, do you trade up.

    I like the look of Thomas Schemitsch with the Montreal 2nd.

    Interesting to me to see Kyle Connor jumping into the top 10 in a few lists, he’s a guy I hoped the Oilers could take at 16. Could be Bergeron 2.0.

  15. Woodguy says:

    czar:
    Craig’s on something and it isn’t the Hanifin bandwagon.

    http://www.tsn.ca/craig-s-list-final-ranking-1.294692

    I can understand Button liking Provorov over Hanifin.

    What I can’t understand is him liking Werenski over Hanifin.

    No NCAA scouts that i’ve read have Werenski over Hanifin.
    I think Button is just being stubborn.

  16. Lowetide says:

    Henry:
    LT,
    Should both Merkley and Jeremy Roy fall enough to be available at #16, who would you recommend the Oilers draft?

    I always take the forward but that’s just me. In this case, I’d suggest the defender might be the better plan but would still recommend the winger.

  17. Rondo says:

    Woodguy,

    I think he tries to be provocative in his rankings for publicity. I will wait for McKenzie

    Hanifin
    Barzal
    Konecny
    Zacha
    Samsonov
    Boeser

  18. dustrock says:

    Button doesn’t think Hanifin has the offence.

  19. dustrock says:

    LT the 17 is a tough one. But if you like Merkley as a mini-Bennett who has chemistry with Draisaitl, there are other (RHD) d-men you could grab at 33 like Juulsen

  20. Lowetide says:

    Woodguy: I can understand Button liking Provorov over Hanifin.

    What I can’t understand is him liking Werenski over Hanifin.

    No NCAA scouts that i’ve read have Werenski over Hanifin.
    I think Button is just being stubborn.

    That’s really the issue with scouts imo, and why an owner should insist that the scouting director apply the McKenzie list onto the team list. “WHY is Hanifin here and the entire hockey world has him No. 3, Marvin?”

    Marvin MIGHT have a good reason. “I spoke to his high school coach and they told me there’s a family history of hip problems and they think it’s genetic” is a reason. “I didn’t see him good on December 8 and 23” is not.

  21. frjohnk says:

    It’s easy to figure out the reason why Button has Hanifan ranked 12th and not top 5 like everyone else.

    Eakins wrecked Button.

  22. Woodguy says:

    dustrock:
    Button doesn’t think Hanifin has the offence.

    Button said that at the beginning of the year and he was somewhat right at the time.

    Hanifin then almost went a point a game the rest of the way (starting in Dec) and killed it.

    Amazing pts/gm for a rookie in the NCAA and Button just refuses to move off his narrative.

    I’ve joked that you can tell Button is a former NHL GM because he refuses to change his mind or admit mistakes.

  23. Woodguy says:

    Lowetide: That’s really the issue with scouts imo, and why an owner should insist that the scouting director apply the McKenzie list onto the team list. “WHY is Hanifin here and the entire hockey world has him No. 3, Marvin?”

    Marvin MIGHT have a good reason. “I spoke to his high school coach and they told me there’s a family history of hip problems and they think it’s genetic” is a reason. “I didn’t see him good on December 8 and 23″ is not.

    ….and if an over-aged BCHLer with less than 1pt/gm appears on the list then set the list (and scout) on fire and just use pts/gm.

  24. G Money says:

    Woodguy: (and scout) on fire

    Geez, that’s a little harsh. Banished to wander desolated lands alone for a lifetime ought to be enough.

  25. czar says:

    D,

    We won the lottery so never say never but I expect he’ll be gone by the 6th pick.

    Woodguy,

    Others have mentioned Button likes to have a couple controversial picks to spark some debate but he’s the only one I’ve seen with Hanifin that low. I agree that Provorov may go ahead of Hanifin but I think those two are your 5th and 6th pick.

  26. Lowetide says:

    Woodguy: ….and if an over-aged BCHLer with less than 1pt/gm appears on the list then set the list (and scout) on fire and just use pts/gm.

    I think there are dynamics that we can’t see among scouts. There were a bunch of kids in the CHL that were still available and Edmonton went Coughlin, Vesel and Bouchard. I think a scout probably has a list of players he’ll argue for from his region and then some others he doesn’t want to be responsible for if it doesn’t work out.

    I have no idea how scouts are evaluated, but at a guess it’s probably ‘guys from your region who you argued for and who are shitty now’ is one of the areas of evaluation.

  27. Frank the dog says:

    slopitch: Media companies are really starting to get it. 2 ads to watch a 3 min video. But its on demand so I will suffer through the ads to see it.

    It’s not just 2 ads. I was replaying the video for someone else and noticed that there were more than 2 advertisers. In fact it was up to 9 different advertisers, some with different versions of their ads, some rotating through, some with lower frequency rotations.
    Whoever has the rights to Connor’s name is sitting on a gold mine.

    But you folks need to calm down a bit. He’s not Jesus, not even close in any way shape or form. He’s not supernatural, he is an extremely rare combination of God given talent, intelligence and dedication. And if he’s anything close to Catholic or Protestant, he’ll likely be less than comfortable with the tag given him yet.

    As good as he is, he needs to stay healthy, and deliver as promised over years of hockey at the NHL level. Absolutely he seems to have the tools to be as good as or better than anyone who has played hockey in the history of the game. Certainly he’s attracting advertising sponsors, raising the profile of Edmonton and perhaps even the game itself, acting as a big drawcard to Rogers arena, attracting a big name GM and coach to Edmonton, and quite likely making it easier for the team to actually attract top shelf UFA’s and perhaps even sign them at reasonable rates.

    Which is all a big deal to anyone living in Edmonton and/or supporting Daryl Katz’s team. But he’s not who you are calling him, although the name had generational and universal appeal because it does carry more power than any other name in history. So in using it as you do, you are actually paying homage to that fact.

  28. Woodguy says:

    Lowetide: I think there are dynamics that we can’t see among scouts. There were a bunch of kids in the CHL that were still available and Edmonton went Coughlin, Vesel and Bouchard. I think a scout probably has a list of players he’ll argue for from his region and then some others he doesn’t want to be responsible for if it doesn’t work out.

    I have no idea how scouts are evaluated, but at a guess it’s probably ‘guys from your region who you argued for and who are shitty now’ is one of the areas of evaluation.

    Agreed.

    Which is why it’s important to have a decision maker in charge who has the drafting blueprint in hand and the authority to execute it.

    Ass covering leads to poor decisions.

    The later picks need to be…excuse the term…. bold.

  29. Woogie63 says:

    Pick at 16 or trade the pick for help now….

    If you take the BAP at 16 does that asset prove to have less trade value than simply trading the chance to draft at number 16?

    At this point I love the flexibility of keeping the pick;

    A player you want drops to 16 ….. Fowler like
    You get a useful player at 16….Klefbom like
    You want to stock the cupboard for 4 years from now…..Eberle like
    Draft the player and then package the player in a trade …. Hmmm stuck on this eg.
    Trade the pick…

  30. Mr_Ginge says:

    Unrelated to the current thread’s topic, but I’m wondering why I haven’t seen Michael Frolik’s name thrown about with the likes of Soderberg and Williams.

    6.01, 198lbs, 27 years old. Left shooting RW.
    42 Points-30 Even Strength-1.59 ESP/60
    Corsi Close% 58.55 (Score Adjusted 55.99)
    Corsi Close Rel 6.03 (Score Adjusted 3.57)
    OZS% 54.27
    TOI/G: 14:22/1:35/1:37 (ES/PP/SH)

    (Note: I don’t watch much non-playoff, non-Oiler NHL hockey, so this is an opinion based almost solely on the stats.)

    I know defence and goaltending are top priorities, but for when throwing around hypotheticals for a UFA forward Frolik is at least worth mentioning.

    So am I missing something? Is he expected to sign for too much, too long? Are there rumours Winnipeg is going to re-sign him? No Chiarelli connection or playoff reputation?

  31. doritogrande says:

    Ryan Gropp at 57? Yes please!

    Loved his bio read on that giant tome that was posted a couple days ago on all the potential WHL selections (think it bears re-posting, don’t know how to do it).

    Also, what’s up with Mackenzie Blackwood? Stock has plummeted this year from potential late 1st rounder to maybe a 3rd rounder? Sideburn problem, or goalie voodoo?

  32. Rip Fan Winkle "OilOnslaught" says:

    Frank the dog: It’s not just 2 ads. I was replaying the video for someone else and noticed that there were more than 2 advertisers. In fact it was up to 9 different advertisers, some with different versions of their ads, some rotating through, some with lower frequency rotations.
    Whoever has the rights to Connor’s name is sitting on a gold mine.

    But you folks need to calm down a bit. He’s not Jesus, not even close in any way shape or form. He’s not supernatural, he is an extremely rare combination of God given talent, intelligence and dedication. And if he’s anything close to Catholic or Protestant, he’ll likely be less than comfortable with the tag given him yet.

    As good as he is, he needs to stay healthy, and deliver as promised over years of hockey at the NHL level. Absolutely he seems to have the tools to be as good as or better than anyone who has played hockey in the history of the game.Certainly he’s attracting advertising sponsors, raising the profile of Edmonton and perhaps even the game itself, acting as a big drawcard to Rogers arena, attracting a big name GM and coach to Edmonton, and quite likely making it easier for the team to actually attract top shelf UFA’s and perhaps even sign them at reasonable rates.

    Which is all a big deal to anyone living in Edmonton and/or supporting Daryl Katz’s team. But he’s not who you are calling him, although the name had generational and universal appeal because it does carry more power than any other name in history. So in using it as you do, you are actually paying homage to that fact.

    I’ve often wondered if the handle bothers him. He does need to stay healthy but it was nice to see he is already a pretty solid looking kid, has size in the shoulders.

    In this bizarre Oiler spring/summer, perhaps a couple of Oiler nemesis are also being laid to rest. Two elite centres with size and big shoulders that hopefully can stay healthy and also carry the team. Three elite centres that want to play a two way game. Magic.

    Maybe protecting Connor isn’t necessary but my old timey instincts would like to see a winger with overdeveloped protective instincts that has some speed and skill and a mean spirited defenseman that could be on the ice with him a lot.

    Connor should be given the easier minutes so the defensemen doesn’t have to be still at the peak of his abilities for 5v5. A Willie Mitchell type that can make a pass is what I’m thinking. Play him clean or pay for it.

  33. Rip Fan Winkle "OilOnslaught" says:

    On Button’s list Rantanen and Andersson are in the Oiler’s wheel house. Need some Finns.

  34. rickithebear says:

    Berrenson believes
    Werenski,s 17 yr (youngest player in NCAA) performance is stated in the same breath as 18 yr.
    J. Johnson #3 2005
    Trouba #
    Physical ability of
    Komisarek #7 2001

    Bigger. Listed 6’2″ 214lb
    good skater,
    better offence than Hanifin
    Can play physical
    Werenski age nhle says 16G 24A
    Hanafin 6’3″ 205lb age nhle says 6G 23A

  35. stush18 says:

    Good gord, stopped over at hockeybuzz for the first time in forever, looking for some more reading because i maxed my usual stops out. I dont mind some of the articles, but eklunds constant… dropping a hint… e(4) rumour.. not saying it will happpen, but it could…

    Then I stopped by the comments section, hoping they would have evolved into more educated comments. Nope. Everyone arguing about how hall + nuge should be sent away for Weber cause an overpayment is what this team needs to send a message.

    Almost got in an internet fight defending LT on there too. God damn iggysbuff.

    Luckily for LT, I brought out my best “your mom” insults, and added some MacT/Tambellini references. Take THAT internet swine.

  36. Wolfie says:

    Frolik is looking for a big payday. I love the way he plays. Responsible 2-way forward. The Jets would love to have him back but not at the price or term he’s looking for. I think he will cost too much as a bottom six guy. He can play up and down the lineup but there won’t be room for him in the top 6 in Edmonton and he’ll be too expensive for a 3rd line option. Especially given the amount of money tied up in Gordon and Hendricks.

  37. Henry says:

    Lowetide,

    Thanks LT. With the quality of D available in this draft, I really think the Oilers should go with one at 16 even if Merkley or Meier are waiting there. Sure drafting for need is wrongheaded, but this team should have an embarrassment of riches at forward for many years if managed carefully.

  38. Henry says:

    rickithebear:
    Berrenson believes
    Werenski,s 17 yr (youngest player in NCAA) performance is stated in the same breath as 18 yr.
    J. Johnson #3 2005
    Trouba #
    Physical ability of
    Komisarek #7 2001

    Bigger. Listed 6’2″ 214lb
    good skater,
    better offence than Hanifin
    Can play physical
    Werenski age nhle says 16G 24A
    Hanafin 6’3″ 205lb age nhle says 6G 23A

    What does Berenson think about his goalie?

  39. jp says:

    Lowetide:
    17. (21) L Lawson Crouse, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) Power forward with some offensive skills.

    Just won’t slot Crouse at 16 will you? 🙂

    Might have to have the Oilers pick him in one of your mock drafts!

    Gotta think there’s a good chance they’d pick him though if he were to fall, no?

  40. Mr DeBakey says:

    Rondo: Do you put any weight on the fact that the OHL and WHL look much stronger than the QMJHL at the Memorial Cup, when ranking players?

    He seems to
    Brisebois CS 41 and Beaudin CS 64 are not on the list.
    Lauzon CS 42 is down at the bottom with the Hungarian League kids

  41. Mr DeBakey says:

    jp: Gotta think there’s a good chance they’d pick him though if he were to fall, no?

    They’d probably trip and hurt themselves rushing to the podium.
    But he won’t.

  42. pocession charge says:

    Rip Fan Winkle “OilOnslaught”:
    On Button’s list Rantanen and Andersson are in the Oiler’s wheel house. Need some Finns.

    Andersson is Swedish.

  43. wheatnoil says:

    I see McDavid has been upgraded from Actual Hockey Jesus to Actual Lowetide Jesus.

  44. raventalon40 says:

    Anybody think Adam Musil would drop to the third round? Sounds like a decent two-way player. He’s ranked #61 for NA skaters, might be available later too.

  45. godot10 says:

    I prefer McGodisDead. The other term with the J-word is just so tasteless, offensive, and disparaging in so many ways, IMHO.

  46. v4ance says:

    Last night my mind was wandering and I wondered, what would you trade for the #1 overall pick (Connor McDavid)?

    Under the assumption that it would have to be an insane offer and help clear some cap room, I started looking at specific teams:

    Arizona OEL, 4 1st rounders (this year’s 3rd overall) for EDM #1 and Nikitin
    Florida Ekbad, 5 1st rounders (this year is 11th overall) for #1 and Nikitin

    How insane would the offer have to be?

  47. Rondo says:

    rickithebear,

    Werenski is also 6 mths younger then Provorov and Hanifin

  48. stevezie says:

    godot10,

    You could nake a case yours is actually the less blasphemous of the two.

  49. godot10 says:

    1) Hanifin walked into a team stacked with highly drafted defensemen who had just lost all their high end forwards (Gaudreau, Hayes).

    2) Boxcars are a highly misleading stat for D.

    3) With D, one asks who is the most mobile, the best skater, and the best passer. Being big is a bonus,

    4) And even so, his offence was more than fine.

  50. godot10 says:

    stevezie:
    godot10,

    You could nake a case yours is actually the less blasphemous of the two.

    The point of “McGodisDead” is to point out how offensive the other term must be to McDavid. The Oilers win the lottery, and the fanbase give him an abominable nickname. But if horrible nicknames for McDavid are in, everyone can play that game. Only seven years till he is free to leave town. Let’s welcome him by calling him stupid names.

  51. steveb12344 says:

    godot10:
    The other term with the J-wordis just so tasteless, offensive, and disparaging in so many ways, IMHO.

    I’m not religious whatsoever, and I agree completely. I can’t imagine Connor would be comfortable with it at all.

    Even woodguy’s AHJ seems a little more appropriate, under the circumstances. That won’t stick to him like some horrible nick-name.

  52. Bag of Pucks says:

    v4ance:
    Last night my mind was wandering and I wondered, what would you trade for the #1 overall pick (Connor McDavid)?

    Under the assumption that it would have to be an insane offer and help clear some cap room, I started looking at specific teams:

    Arizona OEL, 4 1st rounders (this year’s 3rd overall) for EDM #1 and Nikitin
    FloridaEkbad, 5 1st rounders (this year is 11th overall) for #1 and Nikitin

    How insane would the offer have to be?

    It’s a good question. I think you’d have to look at a return comparable to what the Nordiques got for Lindros. In actuality, I think they won that trade based on Forsberg for Lindros alone so getting everything else they did was quite astonishing.

    From a business perspective, I think he’s truly untouchable. If the team getting the best player wins the trade, and McDavid projects favourably as the best player in the league, then by that definition you don’t trade him – ever. Did the Bulls trade Jordan?

    More importantly from Katz’s perspective is McDavid is likely to become the top gate attraction, television ratings driver, and merchandise mover in the league. For the owner, Connor is a license to print money. I don’t think it matters what you could get in return from him to make the team better, no one ‘s trading the golden goose.

  53. thejonrmcleod says:

    As a Christian, I do find the “Jesus” nickname to be in poor taste. I had always thought it was just a temporary nickname. For some reason, it never occurred to be that Oilers fans might continue to use the name. Not only is it in poor taste (in my opinion), but I also think for McDavid to be called “Jesus” would make the young man feel incredibly uncomfortable (regardless of his religious beliefs).

  54. Lowetide says:

    jp: Just won’t slot Crouse at 16 will you? :)

    Might have to have the Oilers pick him in one of your mock drafts!

    Gotta think there’s a good chance they’d pick him though if he were to fall, no?

    Never! I’m absolutely certain they would pick him. Zero doubt in my mind. He’ll be gone by No. 9.

  55. Stelio Kontos (Formerly Zangetsu-Formerly Thinker) says:

    I’m just gonna throw this out there for everyone getting their panties in a twist. Why is saying Hockey Gods not offensive?

    I don’t really care what we call him. I don’t get why people care. If you don’t want to go down to fire lake, don’t say it. Who cares what other people say. It’s not like you are going to run into these people over the course of your immortal lives. Just let it slide, it’s all in good fun.

    I for one will not commit blasphemy against the hockey gods by worshipping a false idol. All hail the chosen one. McDavid speed.

  56. GCW_69 says:

    Lowetide: I think there are dynamics that we can’t see among scouts. There were a bunch of kids in the CHL that were still available and Edmonton went Coughlin, Vesel and Bouchard. I think a scout probably has a list of players he’ll argue for from his region and then some others he doesn’t want to be responsible for if it doesn’t work out.

    I have no idea how scouts are evaluated, but at a guess it’s probably ‘guys from your region who you argued for and who are shitty now’ is one of the areas of evaluation.

    Prior to Nicholson, is there any evidence of the Oilers using performance evaluations?

  57. wheatnoil says:

    thejonrmcleod,

    I always assumed that nickname would stick until he actually started playing NHL hockey this Fall and then it would trail off. The hyperbole of it is what I find funny.

    That said, I can see how it could be offensive to some. It’s a fine line I think but I respect that for many it might be over it.

  58. godot10 says:

    Stelio Kontos (Formerly Zangetsu-Formerly Thinker):
    I’m just gonna throw this out there for everyone getting their panties in a twist. Why is saying Hockey Gods not offensive?

    I don’t really care what we call him. I don’t get why people care. If you don’t want to go down to fire lake, don’t say it. Who cares what other people say. It’s not like you are going to run into these people over the course of your immortal lives. Just let it slide, it’s all in good fun.

    I for one will not commit blasphemy against the hockey gods by worshipping a false idol. All hail the chosen one. McDavid speed.

    I don’t care one whit about the religious overtones. One is disparaging and insulting and disrespecting an 18-year old kid. Grown men should know better.

  59. Lowetide says:

    GCW_69: Prior to Nicholson, is there any evidence of the Oilers using performance evaluations?

    They fired Kevin Prendergast from the scouting director job as a direct result of the 2007 draft, I’d say that’s evidence.

  60. Rip Fan Winkle "OilOnslaught" says:

    pocession charge: Andersson is Swedish.

    And Rantenen is Finnish, and I am Canadian.

    I didn’t word that very well

  61. Rip Fan Winkle "OilOnslaught" says:

    godot10:
    I prefer McGodisDead.The other term with the J-wordis just so tasteless, offensive, and disparaging in so many ways, IMHO.

    Reminds me of a bumper sticker I once saw.

    God is dead – Nietzsche

    Nietzsche is dead – God

  62. Lowetide says:

    I think people get offended a lot.

  63. Rip Fan Winkle "OilOnslaught" says:

    Lowetide:
    I think people get offended a lot.

    Try being in small business retail these days

  64. thejonrmcleod says:

    For the record, I never said I was offended. Just said I think it’s in poor taste.

  65. sliderule says:

    The 2003 draft yielded 19 players in the second and third round who played more than 200 games.

    The 2004 draft surprisingly yielded almost as many as 17 played over 200 games.

    This was more than double what the average of the second and third would yield for the next three years.

    With the oil having four picks in those rounds and the depth of the draft is as good as many think the oil could walk out of draft with Connor and three nhl players from the first to third round .

    That would be nice!

  66. Lowetide says:

    thejonrmcleod:
    For the record, I never said I was offended. Just said I think it’s in poor taste.

    It’s in poor taste to call Connor McDavid ‘actual Jesus’ on an Oilers blog? I think we’re all mature enough to refrain from making up 10,000 t-shirts with that on it, and after that it’s a conversation among friends. As for bad taste, policing the internet is a full time job but you’re welcome to it.

  67. gr8one says:

    To be fair…he does skate on water. Albeit the frozen variety.

    That being said, I don’t think anyone has ever referred to CMD and “McJesus” without tongue firmly planted in cheek, not do I think any regular of this blog really takes offense to this. Obviously it has the potential to be offensive of taken out of context, but I feel as though the people that regular this place are sophisticated enough to “get it”.

    If not, there’s certainly enough other internet out there that truly gives reason to be offended, it’s not hard to find.

  68. jm363561 says:

    I have always found this group to very civilised and respectful in its comments so I was also surprised to see our Leader referring to “Jesus”. I am not religious myself but many others are, including my wife, and I hope the whole McJesus thing blows away.

  69. Lowetide says:

    What about franchise viagra? Better?

  70. TheGreatMutato says:

    thejonrmcleod:
    As a Christian, I do find the “Jesus” nickname to be in poor taste. I had always thought it was just a temporary nickname. For some reason, it never occurred to be that Oilers fans might continue to use the name. Not only is it in poor taste (in my opinion), but I also think for McDavid to be called “Jesus” would make the young man feel incredibly uncomfortable (regardless of his religious beliefs).

    Really? If you’re a Christian then just take it as a compliment. Like how calling a baker “the Gordon Ramsay of bread” just means the man cooks a fine loaf. Be happy that your particular ‘saviour’ is so ubiquitous in the culture that he’s referenced as such. I mean, no one is looking at it as a negative so that’s something to be happy about, right?

    Sorry, I suppose I’m just looking for ways in which people can be positive about the nickname rather than finding it in poor taste.

  71. Dashingsilverfox says:

    Lowetide:
    I think people get offended a lot.

    It’s an industry.

    And the White Man’s Burden.

  72. Dashingsilverfox says:

    Lowetide:
    What about franchise viagra? Better?

    Are you slagging men with erectile dysfunction?

    🙂

  73. thejonrmcleod says:

    Sorry I brought it up, guys. Really, I was more thinking about how McDavid might think about it, not my own personal feelings. And I know people aren’t using it in a derogatory way, so I’m not really offended by it.

  74. godot10 says:

    TheGreatMutato: Really?If you’re a Christian then just take it as a compliment. Like how calling a baker “the Gordon Ramsay of bread” just means the man cooks a fine loaf. Be happy that your particular ‘saviour’ is so ubiquitous in the culture that he’s referenced as such. I mean, no one is looking at it as a negative so that’s something to be happy about, right?

    Sorry, I suppose I’m just looking for ways in which people can be positive about the nickname rather than finding it in poor taste.

    Ask yourself this. What would Connor McDavid think or how would he feel about the names he is being called? Suppose he was your kid. Would you say it to his face?

    There was the same problem last year with some people wanting to use a term with a strong Nazi association for a Draisaitl nickname.

    Plus use of the J-word demonstrates a poor education. Do you really want McDavid do endure the sacrifice and suffering so everyone else can get a “get-out-of-jail” free card? Those using the term are saying that they wish a horrible fate on the poor kid. The saviour thing was good for everyone but the saviour. The sacrifice was meaningless unless the suffering was real.

  75. Lowetide says:

    godot10: Ask yourself this.What would Connor McDavid think or how would he feel about the names he is being called?Suppose he was your kid.Would you say it to his face?

    There was the same problem last year with some people wanting to use a term with a strong Nazi association for a Draisaitl nickname.

    Plus use of the J-word demonstrates a poor education.Do you really want McDavid do endure the sacrifice and suffering so everyone else can get a “get-out-of-jail” free card? Those using the term are saying that they wish a horrible fate on the poor kid. The saviour thing was good for everyone but the saviour.The sacrifice was meaningless unless the suffering was real.

    It’s been a terribly long time since I read the Bible, my bad, but iirc Jesus embraced the stupid and went to the well in the heat of the day to speak and be with the shunned. Just saying.

  76. Pouzar says:

    Can we get back to hating Kesler please? Thx.

  77. G Money says:

    godot10: Plus use of the J-word demonstrates a poor education. Do you really want McDavid do endure the sacrifice and suffering so everyone else can get a “get-out-of-jail” free card? Those using the term are saying that they wish a horrible fate on the poor kid. The saviour thing was good for everyone but the saviour. The sacrifice was meaningless unless the suffering was real.

    You’re taking it waaaaaaaaaaaaay too literally. Frankly, to suggest it’s intended use is to posit that McD will have to endure sacrifice and suffering is batshit crazy.

    It’s a flippant reference to indicate McDavid’s unearthly skills and his role as saviour of the franchise. It has no more deep meaning than the t-shirt “Jesus Saves! Passes to Noah … He shoots, he scores!”

    It was in use before the Oilers drafted him, so this is not an Oiler thing or an Edmonton thing or an LT thing. And whatever pressure ends up being on the kid, and there will be enormous amounts from all directions, the nickname will play an insignificant part.

    That said, personally I have no particular attachment to the name. If someone here were to say that they were a devout Christian and were bothered by the flippant use of the name, I would stop using it, just out of respect. No skin off my nose.

    This is a world where people get offended too easily, but it is also a world where we seem to take pleasure in offending others just because we can. Thanks Internet!

    (And I say that in the context of a. not being religious, b. if I were religious, my default religion is in fact not Christianity, and c. my real name is actually the name of a deity!)

  78. Yeti says:

    Despite proudly originating in the Himalaya, I just feel that McBuddha doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

  79. G Money says:

    Pouzar,

    Done. Fucking hellspawn Kesler. Hate him and his demonic ways.

  80. Dashingsilverfox says:

    Yeti:
    Despite proudly originating in the Himalaya, I just feel that McBuddha doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

    We should all count our lucky stars that McDavid (a fine Irish lad if ever there was one) isn’t Muslim.

    Some of us would already be dead.

  81. thejonrmcleod says:

    G Money,

    Now I’m going through a mental list of deities, guessing what your actual name is.

  82. G Money says:

    thejonrmcleod,

    Hint: The God of Wisdom.

    Seriously, I sh*t you not!!

  83. Yeti says:

    As in Apollo Creed?
    Dammit. I had you down for a Ganesh.
    As in Ganesh-Money.

  84. Stelio Kontos (Formerly Zangetsu-Formerly Thinker) says:

    We give fictional nicknames all the time. Batman, He Who Shall Not Be Named, etc. Don’t get the hangup. Religion is dying, and I’m not gonna pander to a small percentage. You can rest easy, as God’s army is all ready to keep me and the queers out. Don’t waste your breath trying to take away the freedom of jerks like me.

    Also pretty obvious Gmoney’s name is Mohammed. Or Thor. Man that would be cool. But no logical person wouldn’t use their real name online if it was Thor. Mohammed is my final guess. I know about 15 personally, so the question is do I know him IRL.

    I don’t think the player’s nickname would bother McDavid in the least. Nobody calls athletes by their nickname to their face. If anyone puts any stock into the internet, I feel for them.

  85. Stelio Kontos (Formerly Zangetsu-Formerly Thinker) says:

    G Money,

    Damn guessed too soon. Can’t believe it was Nayru. Or is it Athena. I need more.

  86. G Money says:

    Yeti,

    Two gold stars to the Himalayan mountain beast – right on both counts!

  87. G Money says:

    Stelio Kontos (Formerly Zangetsu-Formerly Thinker): Thor

    That *would* be cool. FWIW, my wife has a massive crush on Chris Hemsworth.

  88. Stelio Kontos (Formerly Zangetsu-Formerly Thinker) says:

    Wikipedia says it could be any one of these
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_knowledge_deities

    I’m gonna say A’as. I do like you ftr.

  89. Stelio Kontos (Formerly Zangetsu-Formerly Thinker) says:

    G Money,

    Any man who says he doesn’t get a tingle in his gut when he sees Hemsworth is a liar.

  90. wheatnoil says:

    G Money:
    (And I say that in the context of a. not being religious, b. if I were religious, my default religion is in fact not Christianity, and c. my real name is actually the name of a deity!)

    Interestingly, all these points also apply to me. Perhaps all of us ‘non-religious-but-named-after-a-deity’ folk are a little too flippant at times with the religious names?

    Personally, I think McRama rolls off the tongue a bit better.

  91. G Money says:

    wheatnoil,

    Hmm, I’m hoping that means you are a Thor!

    I did a bit of digging, and perhaps the name we should adopt is McUllr.

    – Norse. Norwegians like Hockey
    – Stepson of Thor!
    – God of Winter, of hunting (the Stanley Cup), of hand-to-hand combat (with sticks in hand), and of the willow tree ( errr … did they make sticks out of willow? ).
    – A great archer and skier – shooting on frozen water, close enough – who left blazing trails across the sky. Yeah baby!

  92. G Money says:

    Stelio Kontos (Formerly Zangetsu-Formerly Thinker):
    G Money,

    Any man who says he doesn’t get a tingle in his gut when he sees Hemsworth is a liar.

    Umm … hmmm … well …

  93. theres oil in virginia says:

    godot10: What would Connor McDavid think…

    You mean like “What would Jesus do?” Jeezus, Godot! How insensitive. (Don’t worry folks, it’s kosher if you spell it that way.)

    Plus use of the J-word demonstrates a poor education. Do you really want McDavid do endure the sacrifice and suffering…

    Well, he’s going to be drafted by the Oilers in less than a month…the question is whether there will be a resurrection of the franchise to follow. Ed Snyder (aka the devil) is still alive, so there is doubt.

  94. wheatnoil says:

    G Money:
    wheatnoil,

    Hmm, I’m hoping that means you are a Thor!

    I did a bit of digging, and perhaps the name we should adopt is McUllr.

    – Norse.Norwegians like Hockey
    – Stepson of Thor!
    – God of Winter, of hunting (the Stanley Cup), of hand-to-hand combat (with sticks in hand), and of the willow tree ( errr … did they make sticks out of willow? ).
    – A great archer and skier – shooting on frozen water, close enough – who left blazing trails across the sky.Yeah baby!

    Maybe we’re thinking too hard. He’s already felled the Goliath that was the Old Boys Club. Prior to him, none of us thought those giants could be brought down. Perhaps McDavid is more fitting than we think.

  95. Stelio Kontos (Formerly Zangetsu-Formerly Thinker) says:

    Definitely like a Norse name. Norse mythology is probably the coolest. Greek is cool too, but not norse cool.

    Thor is kinda taken. I like Odin, because he is the king. Eostre is the goddess of Spring, which is what McDavid brought and will bring. If we can gather another key piece or two, we can make him Yffdrasil, the tree of life which connects all 9 worlds.

  96. Pouzar says:

    Stelio Kontos (Formerly Zangetsu-Formerly Thinker):
    G Money,

    Any man who says he doesn’t get a tingle in his gut when he sees Hemsworth is a liar.

    I CAN’T LIE!

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