I’ve been finding it hard to dive deep into the Oilers blogs this season, because there’s only so many ways you can say the same bad news. But I’m a big fan of joy, and a lot of that was spilled this weekend.
The Oilers win the NHL draft lottery (again), leading to much elation in the Oilogosphere as they look forward to drafting superstar Connor McDavid. (Screen capture from nhl.com)
- Lowetide is so happy he can barely contain himself, but he does pull it together to see the way forward for the team.
- On OilersNation, Wanye Gretz does not contain himself; jeanshorts does quite the victory lap, too; Matt Henderson declares a season of suffering worth it.
- Derek Zona is a little more tempered, because really, we’re talking about being bad enough to get a good player. The comment thread is great.
What else did I find this week? Some posts about business and learning:
- Robin Mazumder applies Lean Startup thinking to Make Something Edmonton.
- Nick Keyko applies tech startup lessons to marathon running.
- Push through the frustration when trying to learn something new, urges Owen Brierley.
- Nikki Van Dusen explains how to turn your business plan into your web plan.
- The Local Good seeks people willing to both give and take mentorship at The Good 100.
- Elizabeth Withey makes a compassionate concession to herself.
- Jessica MacQueen looks for walkable neighbourhoods for car-free Edmontonians.
- Sally Scott looks back at apartment living at the turn of the 20th century.
- On Wanted Chosen Planned, guest blogger Patti Walker shares a heartbreaking yet uplifting story of bereavement and support.
- David Climenhaga explores the roots of public funding for private schools in light of the current election campaign.
- And Andy Grabia launches a new blog about baseball in Edmonton.