Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Syndicated Columnist???

On my rounds of the sports websites, I happened upon a dandy at cbssports.com.  I will copy/paste the text below in case it is edited again, but who knows whether that will happen given that the page already says it was edited 6 minutes after the post time.  Anyway, behold the grammatical atrocity (read: "conjugation party fouls and missing words") that is this article.  I, for one, threw up a little in my mouth reading it:

"Edmonton Oilers won the NHL Draft Lottery Tuesday, allowing them to select first second consecutive year at June's draft.

Only the five worst finishing teams this season --- Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oillers, Florida Panthers, Corloado Avalanche and New York Islanders --- were eligible for the for the top pick. The Oilers, who won the lottery a season ago and selected forward Taylor Hall wit the first overall pick, has the best odds (48.2 percent) to get the prized No. 1 selection. 

“Winning this first overall pick is an important moment for the organization and it’s an integral part of the process moving forward,” Oilers GM Steve Tambellini said in a statement. “This is a very exciting time for our organization and our fans as this just adds to the already bright future of our team.”

The Colorado Avalanche will select second followed by the Florida Panthers, the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders. 

Teams finishing seventh through 14th overall --- including Colorado which has a conditional pick from St. Louis ---  also had a chance to move up the board and the Devils advanced the furthest, moving up four spots.

Ottawa, conversly, was knocked out of the top-5 and will pick sixth"


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