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  2. rickross

    Future of the Flames

    Makes sense drafting from within your own backyard. How we love to pilfer Edmonton own lol! This is a low risk potential high reward move.
  3. Remember how bad Shultz looked?
  4. thekiltedzombie

    OILERS media excuses for Koskanen

    I concur, I would even euthanize Hunter the nonsensical mascot!
  5. Today
  6. Why is it then he continually makes bonehead errors at critical points of the game. His skating is not good both too slow and does fall down a lot. His coverage in front is terrible and continually lets the opposition inside rather than boxing out. Is out of position continually and always gives the puck up at crucial times (panics). In tonights game focus on him when he is in our end and watch what the Blue Jackets try to do with him ( make him handle the puck, then pressure). The main reason his +/- is higher is he's not on the ice (minutes), he plays against the bottom opposition, and rides on McD / Drai's back because Larsson, Klefbom and Nurse are on the ice against the top lines.
  7. Matt Benning has made some errors this year (name one defensman we have that has not) however I will point out that he does lead the team in +/-(flawed stat I know) and has been a plus player his whole short career. He was forced because of injuries to play above his head but he is a reliable number 5/6 defender that has not even played game number 300. He is actually not our worst defensman this year despite what others think, statistics tell a different tale. The fact is is that defensmen get paid to help defend and Benning statistically is doing just that.
  8. Blue Jackets are gonna light our a-s up because of what happened last game. The boys are done, cooked roasted and about to be served up. Now is the time to see what we have on the shelf Gravel, Petrovic etc. Get that useless Benning out of there and hopefully we never see him again. One of the reasons Larsson, Klefbom and Nurse are under performing is they've had to pick up extra minutes because of Benning's play and are pooped out..
  9. 94oildrops

    OILERS media excuses for Koskanen

    Everyone in this organization needs to lose their job. Fire them all.
  10. pillotte

    remenda

    Geez I'd listen to anybody if the Oilers were in the same position as the Bruins are right now.
  11. thekiltedzombie

    OILERS media excuses for Koskanen

    Only time will tell if Kos will be a stud or a dud next year, although imo I am leaning toward the latter. What angers me is that this management group simply made another in an endless string of dumb signings, jumping at Kos like he was the last Gretzky rookie card in existence. They paid him and treated him like 30 other teams were gunning for his services...you numpty's, all you've really done is further handcuff the new GM.
  12. kman23

    Prospect Update

    Good summary on the site today re: the master Oil prospects list. Worth a look and seems as though there are some guys that can play in their respective levels. Translating that up to the bigs is another question, but the cupboard isn't bare, and that is good to see. This draft and any trades in the summer will be interesting to follow now that we finally seem to have a few chips on the table.
  13. I'm going to this game. Mainly cause my GF has never seen a hockey game and really wanted to. So I thought it would be nice to start the thread for you guys... So here we go. Oilers = bad Blue Jackets = ok The last time the teams met the bad one shut out the ok one. I will say no more. We know the situation the bad team is in... Spice the thread up if you'd like (I'm looking at you C2G ) and have fun everybody!
  14. arturo

    OILERS media excuses for Koskanen

    lol i know right, admits hes a bad positional goalie, but dont ever say he has a bad glove hand. what an bone head interview he gave.
  15. Messrules11

    OILERS media excuses for Koskanen

    Haha, he has no problem with his glove hand eh? That was good for a laugh but far from true.
  16. arturo

    remenda

    ever heard john garret do canuck games, OMG. nothing is ever a canucks player fault. you would think they were the defending cup champions when they are winning, and that the refs are blowing the game or some convoluted when they are losing.
  17. arturo

    GDT: Oilers @ Blues 6 PM (MT) Tues, Mar 19.18 SN1

    lol, yeah, we do not have very much trade value in our defense or forwards(larsson trade value low right now) i dont see a point in trading some people given RNH(ive heard rumblings of people) is the only guy under contract with value not named connor or leon that would fetch a return. but if you do whats the point? this kid is 25 , having a career year 60 points so far, and is just entering prime years. so he can only get better. why would you trade a guy before hes going to get better for you. just another hole to fill when you trade him away eberle and hall situation all over again i wouldn't trade anyone(unless a too good to be true trade came, lol) besides matt benning. if he finishes strong, we might be able to make that connor brown move with toronoto hopefully. only because matt is slow doesnt play top guys, sheltered at 10 -12 min per game at #6, and his plus 13 is a sham, but those messed up stats give him value. and even if we throw in a number 4 or 5th round pick to sweeten it. its a good deal for us. we dont develop guys passed the 3rd round anyways. and matt benning is not a hard hole to fill, we could fill it from the farm. and the upside is a depth player that can play in top 9 , probably put up 35- 50 point seasons, , hes 25. and has had chemistry with mcdavid, so a possibility to be a top line winger in the rough. this all has too much upside for me, and i would keep pursuing, because this was an offer during the trade deal line that almost went through. mostley because of matt benning right handed defenseman
  18. arturo

    OILERS media excuses for Koskanen

    https://edmontonsun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/edmonton-oilers/mikko-koskinen-says-his-glove-hand-is-just-fine-thanks-for-asking
  19. arturo

    OILERS media excuses for Koskanen

    yeah agree wit you on those goalies, also what was awesome about them, is that they could steal games for you, if not entire series for you.We need a Top caliber goalie, not a 30 something nobody, who wont improve and only gets worse as time goes on if we are going to develop shane starret, properly we need those defense like you said. but here lies the problem our D are not good enough or goaltending is horrible. To develop guys like jones, laggeson, bear, ect we have some good yound D. we need to shelter them in 6-7 spot on defense. but in order to develop we need a GOOD goalie that can bail out mistakes. but in order to develop a good young prospect goalie we need good veteran defense man. so we are in this crappy cycle where we cant develop a young goalie and young D at the same time. because we need either goal tending or defense to be strong enough to help the other out, and it just cant happen at the same time. hence why we need to find a taker for kosk AND GET RID OF HIM, he just doesnt have the stamina, constancy, glove hand, positional play, aggressiveness, CONFIDENCE to do what we need in Edmonton. LEGEND TOO PRICEY: $ OLD: Bad stats: ! an Option: ? you can check out his stats, this is his first year playing this much pro hockey in one year EVER, and it shows its wearing on him.his previous high was 41 games 4 years ago in the KHL. i think we need to find a goalie or go after a tandem of goalies. here some guys available at the end of the year. ryan miller , antti niemi , cam ward !, mike smith ! , brain elliot$ , michael neuverth! , Sergi bobroski$!, semyon varlomov $, keith kinkaid! Curtic Mcelhinney ? (.916))current salary 850k, Cam "frikin" Talbot(. sv%918) $ My Picks. these guys would make actual sense to sign as a tandem and would be affordable are in prime years and have proper experience in the NHL playoffs to boot. to me this makes sense when you look at all the data and whats left in the NHL Petr Mrazek Age 27 (current salary 1.5 M) SV% .909, GA 2.50. experience of 218 games in NHL, 11 playoff games vs kosk 50 games, 0 playoffs Robin Lehner Age 27 (current salary 1.5 M) SV% .925, GA 2.27 experience of 258 games in NHL, 2 playoff games vs " " only reason i dont want Kosk part of the tandem is cause of his obvious flaws in his game, and we cant bring a guy like that into playoffs, its just embarrassing. Good defense or not, we need a guy who does not have these types of problems at this age. imagine him letting in a glove hand clunker in playoffs or out of position short side, no thanks.
  20. TeamEllis

    GDT: Oilers @ Blues 6 PM (MT) Tues, Mar 19.18 SN1

    I mean we gotta get a win eventually.
  21. DeutchOil

    GDT: Oilers @ Blues 6 PM (MT) Tues, Mar 19.18 SN1

    Genius .... we gotta figure a way to make this happen. Please, oh please, oh please, ohhhhhh puh-leeeeeeeaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzee!!!!!!!
  22. DeutchOil

    Sam Gagner

    I've been watching him in Vancouver ... he was sent down because he wasn't playing well (huge streaks of good against bad teams, then the invisible man for 20-30 games, sound familiar?) ... the fans didn't like him, not last year, not this year. Trading him away for nothing was seen as a win ..... no Vancouver doesn't think Spooner is a better player. Are you saying a team never puts out a MEDIA message that is incongruous with the truth? Gagner was left unsigned by Philly after that season ... he signed onto CLB at league minimum for a ONE year deal in August, long after free agency started. That was after that season in Philly that you have given news clippings from. Does that sound like a team that made a tough choice in regards to their Cap, that they couldn't use him, or his "consistency" for a league minimum salary? Remember, the Oilers themselves sent Gagner away for Teddy Purcell, who was himself being dumped by TBay (not because of Cap, but because they were sick of him - they retained salary for both him and Gagner), and TBay only made that trade because they could get rid of Gagner for a sixth round pick to Zona, without having Gagner even fly to Tampa. Vancouver paid him 3.1 million to stay the heck away. Does that sound like a sound business decision if they only think he doesn't fit their current NHL vision? Because their own AHL team couldn't use a veteran? Really? "Go play in Toronto Sam .... We'll pay you 3.1 million and expect nothing from you because we like you so much, and 3.1million isn't real money."
  23. bronco73

    GDT: Oilers @ Blues 6 PM (MT) Tues, Mar 19.18 SN1

    ya the only way Larsson for Ghost works is if Philly hires Chia as their new GM
  24. DeutchOil

    GDT: Oilers @ Blues 6 PM (MT) Tues, Mar 19.18 SN1

    Because Philly is looking to give away their up an coming talent? What makes you think teams WANT to trade away players that you want on the Oilers? X-Box?
  25. 420since1974

    Future of the Flames

    Calgary has officially signed University of Alberta forward Luke Philp to a two-year entry level contract.24 GP, 21 G, 24 A, 45 PTS with the U of A this season.5’10, 185 pound right-shot center. His contract kicks in for the 2019-2020 season.
  26. HappyHappy

    THE COUNTDOWN: "19 Wins" to get to the show!

    Or neither. Or both. Either way, his sig states his loyalties and if either of you asked him he would openly say he cheers for the flames first. I know I know. But it's not a crime. True story. Long live 420. Anywho, I appreciate the playoff race chart, keep on posting 420, forevermore. It's neat to keep an eye on the entire league race, not just our team. BUT, for our beloved Oilers indeed the curtain has been called. Say goodnight Grace...
  27. Blackhawk216

    OILERS media excuses for Koskanen

    Also to underline the importance of acquiring at least one top class (world class actually) defender and a decent goalie is underlined by the fact that the one season we had Chris Pronger playing in front of Roloson we all but won the Stanley Cup. As much as I like RNH, I would trade him (if we could) for a top class defender, and if we did that, we could then move either Nurse or Larsson out (perhaps with a pick or a prospect) and get a goalie that does not have holes in his gloves. Do we really want to lose RNH or one of our best defenders? No, not really, but something has to be done to shake this team up.
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