Sailing

by Lowetide

The first time “Swedish Poster” graced the pages of Lowetide came on October 28, 2014. He began his verbal with an endearing sentence: “Hello Lowetide. Long time lurker. First time poster. Hi mom!” before embarking on some sage advice about one Viktor Fasth. Reading, reacting, learning and interacting with him has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience since. Now about that sage advice.

THE ATHLETIC!

The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspective from a ridiculous group of writers and analysts. Proud to be part of The Athletic, check it out here.

  • New Daniel Nugent-Bowman: ‘They were looking outside the box’: Oilers’ distinctive third jerseys still stand out
  • New Lowetide: If Oilers draft for skill, Seth Jarvis likely to be best available
  • New Jonathan Willis and Lowetide: Should the Oilers pursue Taylor Hall this summer?
  • Daniel Nugent-Bowman and Jonathan Willis: The results are in: How you voted in our inaugural Oilers fan survey
  • Daniel Nugent-Bowman: How the Oilers are preparing for an NHL draft in June
  • Jonathan Willis: How Gaetan Haas, Joakim Nygard and Riley Sheahan draw calls that lead to goals
  • James Mirtle: Ranking every NHL team’s salary cap situation, from best to worst
  • Lowetide: Can the Oilers find Connor McDavid’s ideal winger this summer?
  • Daniel Nugent-Bowman: The two coaches who had the biggest influence on Dave Tippett
  • Jonathan Willis: The 5 reasons why the Oilers re-signed Gaetan Haas
  • Jonathan Willis: Can (and should) the Oilers trade Kris Russell?
  • Jonathan Willis: How Edmonton could have left 2010 draft with both Taylor Hall and Ryan Johansen
  • Lowetide: Kailer Yamamoto’s NHL comparables offer Oilers fans hope for the future
  • Lowetide: Top 20 prospect update: A lot of movement and some impressive graduations
  • Lowetide: Mavrik Bourque a quality option for the Oilers in the draft
  • Daniel Nugent-Bowman: Inside the franchise-altering decision to pick Leon Draisaitl over Sam Bennett
  • Jonathan Willis and Lowetide: Discount forward options the Oilers could pursue in free agency
  • Daniel Nugent-Bowman: ‘Oh my God, Edmonton’s picking first’: An oral history of the 2015 NHL draft lottery
  • Lowetide: Why Jan Mysak could be a value pick for the Oilers at the 2020 Draft

On April 29, 2016 I published a post called What can we expect from the 2016 draft? and included a mock draft that listed Filip Berglund. I had him going to Edmonton at No. 62 overall, after Patrik Laine and Nathan Bastian had been chosen. About 90 minutes after I posted, Swedish Poster responded to the Berglund inclusion:

Just curious LT, how’d you pick up the name Filip Berglund? I’ll post my opinion on some of this years draftees out of Sweden sometime during the weekend and Berglund is one of the guys I’m high on but since he’s flying somewhat under the radar I just wonder how you heard of him. Very interesting player, offensively gifted kid, RHD, good size, great skater. Overager, was draft eligible 2015, who missed a big chunk of his draft -1 season due to a broken arm I think it was so last year was sort of a getting back on track year but this season he’s looked great. Doubt he’ll go as high as 62 though I personally wouldn’t mind him much there. However I think you can hold your cards until the fifth rd or so.

Ten minutes later (I was much better at responding back then) I wrote “I ran some equivalencies and he showed well. I am working on my Oilers and Sweden draft post and he looked good for sure.” On April 30, 2016 I listed my Top 100 for 2016 and ranked Bergund No. 60. I had nothing but math to guide me, but that’s all my list employs every year (along with making sure players have 10 fingers and toes).

On May 4, 2016, Swedish Poster filled in all the blanks that math could not provide. Words and music by Swedish Poster (with some editing):

Filip Berglund, RHD, Skellefteå, has already been discussed a bit on this site. He’s a big kid at 6’3 and already past 200 pounds. He’s an overager, turns 19 in a few days. His draft year was sort of a comeback year after missing a lot of time the previous two seasons due to a broken arm or maybe it was a leg. This year he was up to speed and delivered one hell of a season offensively nearly hitting PPG. As is usually the case with productive D the majority of the points came on the PP where his big shot from the blue line was full value. He scored at nearly a goal per game and a lot was due to his great shot.

He got better and better as the season rolled along, one thing I like to look at for guys in Swedish juniors is how they produce in the Superelite top 10 part of the season. What that means is after Christmas the top 5 teams of the northern and southern divisions are put together into one 10 team league where they play for the playoff spots.

It’s interesting because the level of play goes up and there are fewer teams to pad your stats against. In that segment of the year he scored 1.31 PPG over 16 games. For a D that’s pretty amazing. Small sample obviously but combined with his overall scoring the whole year it paints a very flattering picture offensively.

I think the reason he doesn’t come with more hype is partly because he’s an overager who’s had an upward trajectory all season so he’s really come along the last few months. Having said that he’s still raw and a bit of a project going forward.

As I mentioned he got into a handful of games with the men’s team and looked really good, he should be able to get a regular spot next season though Skellefteå is a tough team to crack. They have two D on the swedish WHC squad plus Alexander Urbom and Tim Heed who I’d argue are both better than the guys who made the swedish squad and also Anaheim 2014 2nd rounder Marcus Pettersson among others.

All in all a prospect I like a lot, high risk high reward kind of guy but on a very nice trajectory and with a lot of upside.

I guess he’ll end up in the mid-late rounds though if one of the teams who put a lot of trust in their swedish scouts, Nashville, Toronto, Detroit, has had a lot of good viewings I think he could go earlier.

NHL teams do love their big guys who can skate, and when you add those offensive numbers I could certainly see some team fall in love with him enough to grab him much earlier. He ticks off a lot of boxes of qualities the Oilers are in need of that’s for sure.

Swedish Poster had him fifth round, I had him No. 61 on my final list, suspect we can call it square. I enjoyed these years of monitoring Berglund’s progress, reading Swedish Poster’s verbal and finally seeing the young man sign with the Oilers. We all got to share in Berglund’s post-draft journey and hopefully, one day, get a chance to see him on NHL ice in Edmonton. An awesome journey for all. Thanks, Swedish Poster! You have added so much to our community.

Berglund played 2+ minutes per game on each special team this season, making him a complete player in the SHL. Skelleftea finished 92-84 at even strength this season (if my math is correct), Jonathan Pudas and Arvid Lundberg were the big even strength minutes munchers (over 17 minutes at even strength and +12 and +14 goal differential respectively). After that Berglund and a couple of others (Niclas Burstrom and Petter Granburg) made up the next group of blue. Mike Zanier (SHL media analyst) talks about Berglund and other prospects of interest to Oilers fans in a conversation with Jonathan Willis and me here. Worth the listen, great insight).

50-MAN LIST (40 plus a slide)

Oilers now have 13 defensemen who will likely play in North America (rfa’s are never certainties) and two who are likely to play in Europe (plans change). The Condors have AHL deals for Vincent Deslauriers and Janis Janks, meaning Holland has a full boat should he sign Bear, Benning, Lagesson and Day as rfa’s.

POSSIBLE CONDORS 2020-21

James Hamblin turned 21 the other day, scored 109 goals in his final four WHL seasons. He’s a talented player, that’s a nice get for the farm. How many forwards on this list have more skill than Hamblin?

Harvest Moon 2012

The Edmonton Oilers drafted another elite offensive talent this weekend, another outstanding teenager with a magnificent future. Old Oiler fans like me are reminded of the fab four who arrived 30+ years ago and cut through the NHL for a decade. Young Oiler fans can look forward to better days and perhaps their first Stanley in memory.

One thing we all share: Oiler fans have had enough of looking forward to draft day as climax to each season. Enough. This organization’s upper management should move up or move on.

#1 overall: R Nail Yakupov. Ridiculous talent combined with swagger and attitude. Yakupov has great personality and should give Oiler fans a lot to cheer for on and off the ice. Perhaps this young Russian can win the Calder trophy for a franchise that still hasn’t been honored with the trophy. NHLE 82, 18-22-40.

#32 overall: L Mitchell Moroz. Coke Machine selection that takes Oiler fans back to the days of Kevin Prendergast, Moroz was taken when their was more skill on the board. The organization may be familiar with him because he’s an Oil King, and his TOI ranged from 4th to 2nd line during the season. NHLE 82, 6-3-9.

#63 overall:F Jujhar Khaira.Another big forward (6.03, 195) with room to grow, he played in the BCJHL and Redline suggests he was underscouted. Quoting RLR: this kid is big, mean, aggressive, nasty, and guess what, he can score too. NHLE 82, 6-11-17.

#91 overall: L Daniil Zharkov. The second most famous prospect Edmonton drafted this weekend, Zharkov is also Russian and another strong personality. At 6.03, 200 he fits the Coke Machine description (or will) but has enough skill to be considered a good hockey player. NHLE 82, 11-7-18.

#93 overall: D Erik Gustafsson. Very interesting player, he’s 20 years old and one imagines the Oilers might bring him over right away for OKC. Gustafsson’s size (6.0, 176) runs out of time with the Coke Machine theme of this season’s draft. NHLE 82, 5-6-11.

#123 overall: D Joey Laleggia. This has the best chance to be a depth gem along the lines of Gernat and Rieder. Corey Pronman’s take: He’s a good skater with a great offensive mind who would be a nice shot in the dark pick in the mid-rounds due to his notable offensive upside. He flashes high-end hockey sense with his quick game processing and he’s really effective moving the puck out of his own end and controlling the blue line on the power play.NHLE 82, 9-21-30.

#153 overall: R John McCarron. The third straight 1992-born player, he’s a huge winger (6.03, 215) with plenty of toughness and a mean streak. McCarron fits the Coke Machine label perfectly. NHLE 82, 6-12-18.

NHLE’S over the past 2 drafts (draft seasons)

FORWARDS

  1. R Nail Yakupov 18-22-40
  2. C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 11-27-38
  3. C Tobias Rieder 9-10-19
  4. L Daniil Zharkov 11-7-18
  5. R John McCarron 6-12-18 (’92)
  6. F Jujhar Khaira 6-11-17
  7. L Mitch Moroz 6-3-9
  8. C Travis Ewanyk 5-4-9

DEFENSE

  1. Joey Laleggia 9-21-30 (’92)
  2. Erik Gustafsson 5-6-11 (’92)
  3. David Musil 2-8-10
  4. Dillon Simpson 2-7-9
  5. Oscar Klefbom 3-3-6

SUMMARY

The highlight of this draft is Nail Yakupov. Winning the lottery allowed the Oilers to draft the best player available and gives the club a ridiculous cluster of talent up front.

The pick at 32 was somewhat disappointing. The players we talked about this morning were available at that number. My picks were Pontus Aberg, Dalton Thrower and Matt Finn–you may have had other names.

I was initially unimpressed with the Khaira pick but after reading more he’s at least worthy of being “in the range” of his selection. The Oilers clearly spent the day drafting for need and I think this player gives them their best chance of getting that big forward who can play with real skill.

I like the Zharkov pick. In a draft filled with flags and frayed corners, I think the player covers the number.

The three 20 year olds are interesting but their window of opportunity is limited.

Laleggia’s numbers are impressive and I’ll spend a little time over the next few days having a longer look. Could he come out right away?

We don’t know enough about Gustafsson to make the call.

I have no quarrel with the last pick, he’s a lottery ticket and hell maybe it cashes.

I think Oiler fans would have felt a lot better about this draft if the club had drafted (say) Matt Finn at 32. I think the initial shock of the Moroz selection may have clouded our judgement of the rest of the group and suspect we’ll find some things to like about Khaira, Zharkov and Laleggia in the coming days.

I think the Oilers probably wanted to trade into round 1 and grab Samuelsson, and when that wasn’t available checked down to their next Coke Machine. It might have been Sutter, but it was Moroz. Might be something about inside knowledge or maybe they saw his progress October to May and felt he was the better man.

Finally, a note on the scouting staff and Stu MacGregor. I don’t think their draft was a strong one, as they clearly went after “need” as opposed to “best player available.” Although the overall quality of the draft was not strong, the pick at #32 meant they were passing on too much talent by taking Moroz. The scouting staff better be right, or this pick will be remembered for a long time.

NOTES FROM THE FUTURE

What a mess you were, 2012 draft! Nail Yakupov averaged 15-17-32 per 82 NHL games during his career in the league but didn’t develop in some important areas. He was the ultimate example of one year’s experience five times, and I do believe the Oilers of this era were ill-suited to bring him along. A team that banished a useful veteran to the farm for words were unable to negotiate the rapids of development with an eager, sensitive, stubborn Russian winger. Mostly, these years later, the word I associate with Yakupov is sad. Sad it didn’t work out, sad he couldn’t help, sad his NHL career will be viewed as a failure. A dumb, ridiculous faceoff injury contributed to the career arc. A damn shame.

Mitchell Moroz was a solid checking WHL winger, chosen too soon by an organization that could have used a mathlete feeding information to the general manager and scouting director. Consider the NHLE’s before and after Moroz: Tanner Pearson (37), Mitch Moroz (9), Sebastian Collberg (16.6).

The rest of the draft produced two NHL players, fans can’t be upset with 2012’s back end. This brings to an end our look back at harvest moons, hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.

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flyfish1168

Sounds like 2012 Draft was was a weak one overall. It was unfortunate. i was really cheering for Nail to be our Ovie.

Harpers Hair

I recently heard an interview with Brian Burke who was talking about the 2012 draft.

He mentioned that the combine interview with Yakupov was by far the worst he ever experienced calling Yakupov arrogant and entitled…FWIW.

jp

Thank you LT, thank you SP!

I didn’t realize Berglund was a good skater. I must have assumed due to his draft day size, offense and draft position his flaw was speed. Seems I missed or forgot SPs reports.

dessert1111

It’s so Oilers that their best pick of that draft is the only one the org didn’t offer any sort of a contract.

dustrock

That 2012 draft in general woof.

Instead of Moroz it should have been Matt Finn! At least we’re familiar with Pontus Aberg 🙂

I actually wanted Galchenyuk over Yakupov if not for the terrible knee injury. That is a definite good redraft year, even better than 2011.

Cape Breton Oilers 4EVR

The popular rumor of the day was that Katz overruled hockey ops and took Yak after a dinner between the two. I think Murray was their choice. That’s why owners need to hire good staff and then get out of their way. Not that Murray is a star, but he’d make the roster in Edm right now. At least he’s still in the league.

hunter1909

At least Khaira is still on the team.

hunter1909

Cape Breton Oilers 4EVR:
The popular rumor of the day was that Katz overruled hockey ops and took Yak after a dinner between the two.I think Murray was their choice.That’s why owners need to hire good staff and then get out of their way.Not that Murray is a star, but he’d make the roster in Edm right now.At least he’s still in the league.

Murray turned out to be worse than Yakupov – often injured slowly twisting in the wind for years before probably eventually finally breaking down at some training camp down the road lol fuck that

OriginalPouzar

Great info from SP over the years – an invaluable source and, since Holland was hired by the Oilers’ organization, SP’s work product has needed to increase.

COVID issues aside, when a normal off-season was presumed, Holland (and Howson) mentioned that, although he was going to play in Skelfeeta for the year, Brogerg was going to come over for camp and play some X – games so they could see where he was.

I wonder if the plan is to do the same with Berglund – I don’t think it is.

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Speaking of Broberg and Canada, it will really such if we can’t watch him at the World Juniors in Edmonton in December/January – he should play a massive role this year for Sweden.

hunter1909

Wtf happened to Mitch Moroz!!???

OriginalPouzar

Burke on Oilers Now mentioned earlier this week that Yakupov was the worst interview he had ever had – he seemingly couldn’t care less with a “I won’t be there when you draft” attitude.

Oh, Nail, always so misunderstood.

Speaking of which: “Garfield is back” – suggesting a potential AHL contract with the Condors for Nail…

hunter1909

dustrock:
That 2012 draft in general woof.

Instead of Moroz it should have been Matt Finn! At least we’re familiar with Pontus Aberg ?

I actually wanted Galchenyuk over Yakupov if not for the terrible knee injury. That is a definite good redraft year, even better than 2011.

Galchenyuk has been nothing to write home about he’d have made a terrible 1OV pick.

OriginalPouzar

The Moroz pick was obviously a failure but none of the other names mentioned stand out as non-failures either – Pontus Aberg being the most famous.

hunter1909

Cape Breton Oilers 4EVR: The popular rumor of the day was that Katz was running a competent hockey ops

Fixed.

GordieHoweHatTrick

Sweet peas the D depth chart is looking fab. Please KH get Bear on a great contract for as long as you can…and Benning for a 1-2 year “fair” contract (tradeable)
Then, it is mostly a matter of moving some D depth for some upgrades in the top 9 (i.e., 3C and a top 6 winger) in some trade packages…first on the move out should be KRussel to make room for Jones/Lagesson…then ripen the fruit and keep the assembly line moving…

Cheers LT, All!

hunter1909

Hunter1909 5 Original Pouzar 3

hunter1909

GordieHoweHatTrick:
Sweet peas the D depth chart is looking fab. Please KH get Bear on a great contract for as long as you can…and Benning for a 1-2 year “fair” contract (tradeable)
Then, it is mostly a matter of moving some D depth for some upgrades in the top 9 (i.e., 3C and a top 6 winger) in some trade packages…first on the move out should be KRussel to make room for Jones/Lagesson…then ripen the fruit and keep the assembly line moving…

Cheers LT, All!

Thank you for the great post.

defmn

My memory of the 2012 draft was Burke claiming that they got the best player in the draft in Morgan Rielly at the #5 position and there was a lot of laughter and jokes at his expense for him saying that.

Thanks for the look back LT. Really enjoyed all of them.

hunter1909

defmn: My memory of the 2012 draft was Burke claiming that they got the best player in the draft in Morgan Rielly at the #5 position and there was a lot of laughter and jokes at his expense for him saying that.

Incredible how many top 5 draft picks flat out bust.

defmn

hunter1909: Incredible how many top 5 draft picks flat out bust.

But why do the Oilers have to have the largest collection of them?

anonymous

Mostly agreed on Yakupov, although I don’t think you can write his story without giving mention to Eakins. I think he was the biggest contribution to his failure. Chicken shit move using the foreign kid as an example of his power, he wanted to flex his muscle but didn’t want to turn the team against him. IMO. Expecting the number one draft pick who’d always been an offence first player to be a checker and then sewer his confidence when it doesn’t work. I mean, what did Eakins give him? 5 games before press box.

Georges

Harpers Hair:
I recently heard an interview with Brian Burke who was talking about the 2012 draft.

He mentioned that the combine interview with Yakupov was by far the worst he ever experienced calling Yakupov arrogant and entitled…FWIW.

People are complicated.

Source: https://edmontonsun.com/2015/03/17/oilers-forward-nail-yakupov-routinely-helps-out-homeless-individuals/wcm/8a410ad5-80a6-4682-8cb7-013aa4786fce

Yakupov says his charitable instinct comes from his parents, and when he signed for NHL money, it was his mother who told him to pay it forward.

“I like to do things like that in the summer, a little bigger, helping out sick kids in the hospital. It’s always good. I think a player’s gotta do that.

“Those people are looking for some help. Most of the time they have no money for it and they need some support.

“You can’t help everyone in the world, but you have to try a little bit, at least.”

wolf8888

Harpers Hair,

Or was that Yak talking about Burke?! 🙂

Harpers Hair

wolf8888:
Harpers Hair,

Or was that Yak talking about Burke?!

The same thing occurred to me as I was posting.

Harpers Hair

A poster yesterday took a run at a re-draft for 2011.

As it turns out, NHL.com writers are doing re-drafts to fill some space.

Here is their take on 2011.

Nuge doesn’t fare very well.

https://www.nhl.com/news/2011-nhl-redraft-nikita-kucherov-moves-to-first/c-316788530?tid=277764372

flyfish1168

The All time Oiler list should include Doug Weight. I would take him over Smyth or Buchberger. He would be a strong winger even though he is a centermen.

jtblack

flyfish1168:
The All time Oiler list should include Doug Weight. I would take him over Smyth or Buchberger. He would be a strong winger even though he is a centermen.

I have one Dougie Weight goal etched in my memory … He took the puck coast to coast and scored against (Calgary?) … from the Blueline in, he was literally going sideways … crazy ass edgework before it was common ..

Harpers Hair

So yesterday I posted a recipe for Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce which we made to accompany some rib eye steaks.

However, I went a bit rogue while preparing the sauce and thought I would update the recipe since both I and Mrs. Hair agree it was simply the best sauce of any kind that either of us have ever experienced.

2 Tbsp oil

1 Tbsp butter

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp flour

1 c buttermilk

1/2 cup chicken or beef broth, for whichever meat you’re serving the sauce with

salt & cracked black pepper to taste

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 c fresh grated parmesan

2 oz cream cheese

This varies from the original in that I used buttermilk instead of heavy cream, upped the garlic quotient to six cloves minced and then added the smoked paprika which gave the final product a bit of bite on the tongue.

It was fabulous as we served it over the steak and the accompanying prawns.

We have about half the original sauce left which we plan to use on chicken and pasta tomorrow.

Highly recommend this.

jp

Harpers Hair:
A poster yesterday took a run at a re-draft for 2011.

As it turns out, NHL.com writers are doing re-drafts to fill some space.

Here is their take on 2011.

Nuge doesn’t fare very well.

https://www.nhl.com/news/2011-nhl-redraft-nikita-kucherov-moves-to-first/c-316788530?tid=277764372

They don’t like Nuge. But Binnington #5? Based on making the NHL at 25 and having 2/3 of a great year? He was 22nd of 45 goalies (>30 games) in SV% this season..

Harpers Hair

jp: They don’t like Nuge. But Binnington #5? Based on making the NHL at 25 and having 2/3 of a great year? He was 22nd of 45 goalies (>30 games) in SV% this season..

Yeah, that raised my eyebrow too..too much recency bias.

Someone

dessert1111,

dessert1111:
It’s so Oilers that their best pick of that draft is the only one the org didn’t offer any sort of a contract.

It’s also worth mentioning that he’s currently a flame.

defmn

jp: They don’t like Nuge. But Binnington #5? Based on making the NHL at 25 and having 2/3 of a great year? He was 22nd of 45 goalies (>30 games) in SV% this season..

I had the same thought on Binnington. You’ll notice the Oilers have 3 of the 30 names listed though.

stephen sheps

The last couple of draft review posts have been particularly tough for me, as a charter member and one-time secretary/treasurer of the ALAS (Anton Lander Appreciation Society) as well as of course today’s post featuring my adopted son front and centre on the list of failed draft picks.

I think both players deserved better, though I can’t argue with the fact that Lander was given a whole bunch of at bats. He really could have been useful as a 4C, but other than that one magical stretch where coach Nelson paired him with Hall, the poor guy couldn’t piss a drop at the NHL level. But at the same time, is Sheahan that much better in essentially the same role?

The amount of digital ink spilled over Yak could fill many volumes, The Oilers were in no position to develop a kid like him the right way. Krueger was close, but Dallas broke his spirit and then the ref’s leg broke his momentum. He was starting to come into his own for a bit in the KHL, but this season was a bit of a rollercoaster for the poor kid, too. Injuries are starting to become part of his story, but they’ll be a footnote below the draft position and the bees that seemed to constantly follow him whenever he didn’t have the puck on his stick.

I still miss him.

defmn

Harpers Hair:
So yesterday I posted a recipe for Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce which we made to accompany some rib eye steaks.

Here is my favourite. It is quite simple but delicious.

Remove the steak from the frying pan and let it set. The sauce only takes a couple of minutes.

In the frying pan you used to cook the steaks add a splash of cognac and then flambe with the steak drippings.

Add 2 heaping tsp. of soft green peppercorns from Madagascar – you can find these in most large grocery stores hidden away somewhere.

A cup to a cup and a half of heavy whipping cream (33%) mixed with a heaping teaspoon of corn starch. The amount depends on how much sauce you want.

Let it simmer to thicken.

Voila.

The soft green peppercorns are the treat and well worth the search to find them.

buck yoakam

Harpers Hair,

thanks!…I will probably try this tomorrow night with steak…sounds great..every so often I have seen the sawmill (edmonton) version of a creamy sesame stake sauce. We quite liked it but cannot fine on the east coast..I will let you know how it goes!

Harpers Hair

buck yoakam:
Harpers Hair,

thanks!…I will probably try this tomorrow night with steak…sounds great..every so often I have seen the sawmill (edmonton) version of a creamy sesame stake sauce.We quite liked it but cannot fine on the east coast..I will let you know how it goes!

Please do…and make sure to used smoked paprika.

Harpers Hair

defmn: Here is my favourite. It is quite simple but delicious.

Remove the steak from the frying pan and let it set. The sauce only takes a couple of minutes.

In the frying pan you used to cook the steaks add a splash of cognac and then flambe with the steak drippings.

Add 2 heaping tsp. of soft green peppercorns from Madagascar – you can find these in most large grocery stores hidden away somewhere.

A cup to a cup and a half of heavy whipping cream (33%) mixed with a heaping teaspoon of corn starch. The amount depends on how much sauce you want.

Let it simmer to thicken.

Voila.

The soft green peppercorns are the treat and well worth the search to find them.

Sounds great…will try.

Pescador

flyfish1168:
The All time Oiler list should include Doug Weight. I would take him over Smyth or Buchberger. He would be a strong winger even though he is a centermen.

+1
Always take the talented center and skate him on the wing.
Draisaitl, Nuge
Weight>>>Buch-plug

Harpers Hair

Craig Custance with a great read on why the NHL is pushing for a June draft.

“It’s significant that both NBC and Rogers, the league’s national rightsholders, are “enthusiastically in favor” of an early draft. Rogers has expressed to the league that June is the ideal window to provide major exposure to the draft coverage and also provide weeks of content leading up to the draft.”

https://theathletic.com/1790030/2020/05/02/nhl-builds-a-case-for-a-june-draft-before-mondays-call-with-board-of-governors/

Pescador

Harpers Hair: Please do…and make sure to used smoked paprika.

This could be your most inciteful post in recent memory
?

Pescador

Someone:
dessert1111,

It’s also worth mentioning that he’s currently a flame.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that

defmn

Harpers Hair:
Craig Custance with a great read on why the NHL is pushing for a June draft.

“It’s significant that both NBC and Rogers, the league’s national rightsholders, are “enthusiastically in favor” of an early draft. Rogers has expressed to the league that June is the ideal window to provide major exposure to the draft coverage and also provide weeks of content leading up to the draft.”

https://theathletic.com/1790030/2020/05/02/nhl-builds-a-case-for-a-june-draft-before-mondays-call-with-board-of-governors/

As I used to tell my son when he was younger.

If you are confused about why somebody is doing something because it makes no sense try “money” and see if that clarifies the situation for you.

Munny

Harpers Hair,

Why does Rogers hate trades?

flyfish1168

jtblack: I have one Dougie Weight goal etched in my memory … He took the puck coast to coast and scored against (Calgary?) … from the Blueline in, he was literally going sideways … crazy ass edgework before it was common ..

That is a skill move. These all time list should be skill players not plugs. If you have a Doug Weight on the 4th line against another teams 4th line I would take that match up anytime of the week.

Pescador

hunter1909:
Wtf happened to Mitch Moroz!!???

Nothing, he progressed exactly as the math predicted.
20 goal scorers in junior almost never score 20 in the NHL.
Its 50 goal scorers (in junior) that are likely to score 20.
Guys like Moroz are usually good for a cup of coffee in the AHL

Victoria Oil

Everytime I am reminded of Mitch Moroz getting picked at #32, I cringe with anger and frustration.

That said, I was in the Matt Finn camp, who I see has put up a grand total of 19 points over 5 AHL seasons and was last seen in the Austrian league. So what do I know?

Ancient Oilers Fan

So in order to generate interest aka TV revenue, the NHL and the NHLPA just need to make draft day 2 the new trade deadline.

Solves the problem of draft day trades.

Harpers Hair

“Of all the European import signings who have been trickling into the NHL over the past month, Mikko Lehtonen could make the greatest immediate impact.

Lehtonen and Jokerit mutually agreed to terminate the defenceman’s contract one season early Friday, leaving the 26-year-old free to sign in North America and chase a Stanley Cup as soon as the 2020–21 season.”

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/free-agent-mikko-lehtonen-canadiens-khl-anthony-cirelli-marchand-cooper-quick-shifts/

godot10

Munny:
Harpers Hair,

Why does Rogers hate trades?

Because Bob McKenzie works for TSN, and he breaks them all! -).

godot10

Victoria Oil:
Everytime I am reminded of Mitch Moroz getting picked at #32, I cringe with anger and frustration.

That said, I was in the Matt Finn camp,who I see has put up a grand total of 19 points over 5 AHL seasons and was last seen in the Austrian league. So what do I know?

It was a horrible draft year. The worst in a generation. One had to approach it with a plan. Like draft a D in the first round and then kids going to US colleges and Europeans.