Entries with the tag: connor mcdavid
While ultimately, I did choose to be an Oilers fan, it is something that I was born into. I was born in the ‘80s and while I may not remember details, I remember excitement around the team. I remember celebrations being held at the end of school years, and I remember tears when Gretzky was traded. I may not remember a lot, but what I do remember were the emotions, the excitement and that people were for the most part happy. For years Edmonton has been sold various forms of hope, even HOPE, Taylor Hall, Linus Omark, Magnus Paajarvi and Jordan Eberle. While you can say that times have been tough in Edmonton, they have been really tough since 2006 and every year seemed to get worse.
It was supposed to be a relatively quiet couple of weeks. The Edmonton Oilers had their GM in place. Craig MacTavish was giving the interviews, he was talking about the draft, Craig was on it. The Oilers had their spot in the draft lottery, and with about an eleven percent chance of winning the lottery, that wasn’t happening again, no way right?