VIDEO: Fans at TLN’s NHL draft lottery party go nuts after Maple Leafs win 1st overall pick

TLN held an NHL Draft Lottery party at the Tilted Kilt on the Esplanade in Toronto on Saturday night. And what was sure to be a solid evening turned into a great one when it was revealed that the Maple Leafs had won the right to select first overall at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

For those of you who weren’t able to attend check out how TLN’s readers at the draft party reacted to the news and re-live the joy of the Maple Leafs actually winning something!

  • Gary Empey

    So nice to see the faithful Leaf Nation fans, truly enjoy great Leaf night.

    It will be a night never to be forgotten.

    When you all get to my age(69) you really will be able to say: ” I was there at the TILTED KILT Party, with Leaf Nation, way back in 2016″

  • Gary Empey

    Loved the whole event
    bought babsocks, drank beers, cheered and debated with many people. What a great night. Got to meet some of the awesome smart dudes who run this site. I had a BLAST. Count me in for a draft party for sure!

  • Gary Empey

    So there I am, on the right in the white shirt, on my favourite leafs blog site, fantastic.

    Thank you TLN, for coming over and saying whats up and being so welcoming tonighy, and also for putting together and organizing the little shindig.

    But thank you most of all for your articles and humour. Today is a great day for all of us

    1st overall…. SUCK IT EDMONTON, 4TH OVERALL. enjoy

  • McDavid's Comet

    There’s the McBone you wanted so bad….. now SHUT-the-F’-UP! Edmonton will do just fine with the 4th pick; we already have McDavid SUCK ON THAT! What a bunch of whiners. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA

    • McDavid's Comet

      I’d call you an idiot but your writing did that already.
      Difference is McDavid will be gone the minute he reaches UFA. Problem with the Oilers is that they’re located in Edmonton…who on earth would actually want to live there? Cold, dull, colder, duller and in the complete middle of no where, sounds great to a stud athlete making millions doesn’t it?

      • McDavid's Comet

        Can you see into the future or is this just the ramblings of Toronto dumb-ass whom is STILL jaded from last year’s draft? Once again you got a McBone from the NHL, so enjoy it. Stop ruining your big victory tonight, with delusions of McDavid. Get over it. Celebrate. Make love. Your re-build is over. Enjoy your McBone. Mmmmmmmm good.

        • Mitch92

          Only an Oiler fan would think this lottery win means out rebuild is over! That is why after years of top first round picks your team is still struggling to get out of the basement. You Oiler fans are so short sighted. You would think all that failure with top picks that your beloved Oilers have put you through would teach you a thing or two?

        • Mitch92

          Only an Oiler fan would think this lottery win means our rebuild is over! That is why after years of top first round picks your team is still struggling to get out of the basement. You Oiler fans are so short sighted. You would think all that failure with top picks that your beloved Oilers have put you through would teach you a thing or two?

          • McDavid's Comet

            Nope, that’s not it at all, it was funny to watch leafs fans to celebrate like its 1999 over a mediocre prospect when compared to the real gem that you whiners really coveted in McDavid. Not having McDavid only means that you WILL NOT progress. Leafs management definitely knows how to set up tank successfully, clearly they do not know how to set up a successful rebuild. Alas leafs fans will learn true incompetency just as Oiler fans have seen with previous management. Welcome to YOUR decade of darkness, the Oilers are exiting theirs.

          • Mitch92

            With CMD the Oilers appear to finally be improving after years of futility but until they move out of the Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle era you will be stuck in a mediocre loop. Oiler fans are about to find out how saddled your team is with expensive contract anchors as Chiapet attempts to unload the dead weight. You will be waiting another five years for those contracts to expire unless you buy them out or pretty much give them away so you can finally afford some defensive help. By then McDavid will walk away toward a brighter sunset.

    • Mitch92

      Now speaking of comets, they can vary in their journey in the solar system. Some such as Halley pay a drive by to mother earth every 76 years. Others such as comet Shoemaker, Levy spetacularly crashed into planet jupiter as the gravitational pull broke the comet up. Kind of reminds me of your going nowhere’sville Oilers.

      The patron saint of the Oilers, Chris Pronger’s wife summed up your future. LOOOOOOSERVILLLLLLLEEEEE. No one wants to live in your frozen north. So enjoy sucking year, after year, after year. As the leafs build a power house.

  • McDavid's Comet

    Saddled with inflated contracts? I suppose you believe that Kadri contact isn’t inflated? It’s just the beginning; leafs management is using the Oilers rebuild template, I wonder if Steve Tambellini is part of the leafs advisory dept.? Don’t be to upset though, you got a Mathews this yr. perhaps the NHL will give you another McBone next yr. too, after all toronto is entitled to it since they are prop of the NHL, right? Hahahahahahaaaa Good luck with that.