Ev wrote:Lagoon wrote:Ev wrote:Lagoon wrote:NHL draft lottery is on April 9th this year. Much earlier than previous years. That’s the day I have my vasectomy and I learn Colorado will draft Hughes. Basically getting my balls mutilated twice in vastly different ways.
Jesus lol. Good luck.
I’d rather Colorado win 1st tbh. Even though I think Hughes is on Hischier level as a 1st overall
I know we have Tkachuk and he’s been much better than I thought, but I still can’t get over the decision to use 2018’s pick if what we are seeing now with every decision they’ve made being part of their “plan”
It just makes no sense. Even if we use only one sole factor of C’s in 2019 versus W’s (Tkachuk) in 2018.
I'll hold steady in my opinion that I'd take Tkachuk over everyone else after #2 this year. He's going to be a Benn style beast.
There’s no denying what Tkachuk is right now not to mention what he might be. He might be better than his brother.
And at this crossroads I think he’s our future captain by the end of next season(see other thread)
It’s impossible to know last year where this year would fall but only due to the lottery. For sure at the time of the draft last year I would have waived the pick to Colorado. I think the optics to not waive that pick was just trying to send a message to fans about selling tickets. Total disconnect from management.
That said, Tkachuk is an excellent pick and yes, if we wind up out of the top two it is a fine pick.
Especially after the season we’ve had, the Uber “incident” and the reaction from players involved to the loss of stone we need a player like Tkachuk to take this team and lead it.
The culture of this team is wide open. This will be the difference between become the oilers of the past 10years or building a strong core that bonds as a team.