Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Day(s) That Was

Well the Oilers did pick up a pretty good player in Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson with the 10th pick overall of last night's 1st round selections. I'm sure we will all be happy by 2010 with this kid. He has the size that people were wanting and he seems confidant in his skills. The fingers are crossed and I hope this works out for the Oilers and MPS.

Who did the Oilers take in the other rounds? These people:

2nd round, 40th overall - Anton Lander, C, Timra (Swe)
3rd round, 71st overall - Troy Hesketh, D, Minnetonka (USHS)
3rd round, 82nd overall - Cameron Abney, RW, Everett (WHL)
4th round, 99th overall - Kyle Bigos, D, Vernon (BCHL)
4th round, 101st overall - Toni Rajala, RW, Ilves Jr (Fin)
5th round, 133rd overall - Olivier Roy, G, Cape Breton

Who are they you ask? No idea. Great reporting here huh? Ahh... I will do some intense research to find out some info.

Until then... keep you fingers crossed that this pans out for the Oilers.

Where The F*ck Have You Been?

That is the question I have been asked a lot lately. So where is Ray? Where?

I've been around, tossing out some smart ass comments on the Nation and what not. But it was really hard for me to care about hockey once the Oilers season was over. I watched the playoffs and enjoyed them, but I write about the Oilers. And as the mighty Oilers were done, so was I.

But the draft always gets me excited. I expect a lot and usually walk away a little bummed out. However last night was no exception. When we couldn't move up to get Kane, I was a little concerned. But once Glennie was taken I was really distraught. Now, I understand that the Oilers did get a good pick. (Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson). I just didn't know much about him so I wasn't jumping up and down. However, upon a little looking around, he is going to be a good player for this club.

At the end of the day, I am a baby who wanted one of two guys. I must learn to deal with disappointment. Just as I wrote that, Brodziak is traded to the Wild for two draft picks. ~Sweet! Another guy that takes faceoffs that we don't need.~


I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still alive and that I still care about all of you. :)

July 1st better be a good Oiler day.

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