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  2. i found this chart about waiver eligibility. I think it confirms Bronco's view.... Jp was 18 when he signed his ELC, and has played 139 NHL games
  3. On the way to the airport make a stop in grizzly country and drop off his agent
  4. I hope he does make a bit of a splash, I just don't see how he does it without throwing away a much needed draft pick or future asset. Your right about the Leafs. Oilers goaltending is a huge story for us but for the wrong reason.
  5. Yuke

    Oilers

    So through the game posts from HH you have determined the 3rd line was dominant. I thought maybe you had an article that gave you this info with Time on ice stats etc.
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  7. Not that I'm assuming anything about JP, and I've been a big supporter / hopeful of his this whole time. But IF he's too immature to recognize that a two-way deal would be for his long-term benefit, then I'll fly him to the airport myself.
  8. I really hope so. This might also add value to Yuke's argument that JP asked for a trade as a contract dispute. Perhaps the Oilers qualified him with a 2 way deal due to him NOT playing 180 games in three years and NOT playing 60 games last year and NOT having to had cleared waivers last year as a result. He may just have asked for a trade because he felt he deserved a one way contract, like his ELC was. If so ... sorry Yuke, this never came up before now.
  9. DeutchOil

    Oilers

    Top 4 scorers on Bakersfield in order: (no one anywhere near the top of the League leader boards at 82 points - though Benson is closest) Tyler Benson: 68GP 15G 51A 66Pts C. Marody: 58GP 19G 45A 64Pts Gambardella: 50GP 29G 19A 48Pts (first in goals) J. Currie: 53GP 27G 14A 41Pts. (second in goals) Malone, Russell and Yamamoto were the second line. Gambardella and Currie (both undrafted) were nobodies that nobody knew, nobody talked about, nobody expected to ever play an NHL game last year or ever (prove otherwise by showing convo threads, articles, or reports here or anywhere). Almost no one here pencils them into this year's lineup, or expects them to be in the NHL this year either. They were the 3rd line checkers that were given a call up as a reward for exceptional play in the AHL They both showed that they have matured to the point that they made the Oilers better last year. Reports from Bakersfield, and game sheets posted almost daily by Happy Happy, showed that it was defence and goaltending that lead to the Condors remarkable season, and timely contributions from the checking forwards. See my response to Bl4nkf4ce above
  10. DeutchOil

    Oilers

    You think Gambardella and Currie were on the either of the first or second line on the Condors? Where did you get that idea?
  11. Is Bronco right ... ? Article 10.2(a)(iii) of the CBA: A Club's Qualifying Offer must be a One-Way Qualifying Offer if the applicable Player has: (A) actually played (excluding games missed for injury, illness or disability) 180 or more NHL Games in the previous three (3) NHL Seasons, (B) played at least sixty (60) NHL Games in the previous NHL Season, and (C) not cleared Waivers in the period between the 12th day prior to the commencement of the previous Regular Season and the end of a Club's previous Playing Season. For purposes hereof only, a goaltender is deemed to have played an NHL Game when he was dressed and on the bench as a backup. In all other cases, a Qualifying Offer may be a Two-Way Qualifying Offer.
  12. We can always bury Gagner for cap. Or trade Gagner or Manning w/ only 1 year left. Or Kass. Or Russel who is a legit enough dman for many teams w/ 2 years Many teams make moves then work the cap after. GM's shed cap and make moves all the time. Some overpay huge, some do it very admirably The notion that EDM is a whole different realm is way over exaggerated IMO. Look at CHI. Bowman makes good and bad trades all the time. He is one of the most active GM's and forces stuff all the time. Only difference is he makes GOOD moves too. Chia, aside from Maroon and Tbot, made bad, after bad, after bad TO has been the the top 5 in scoring for 3 years. Their goal-tending is only a fraction of the story
  13. Sure trade a pick does not lower our cap. The way it looks is Ken needs to send $s out in order to add. Um Leafs had a goaltender
  14. Welcome back! Been missing your posts, you have a great bead on the game.
  15. We need 1. We have 3 top 6 players in Nuge, McD and Drai. 1 more gives us 4 TO made the playoffs 2x with Hyman and Brown in the top 6...and no defense Most teams that are good are not stacking 1 line 2 top 6 guys per line is more than enough to compete, especially with how Drai and McD give that extra value
  16. Hextall walked into a worse situation than the Oil w/ contracts and talent. He set up a 5 year plan to not waste cap, picks or asset. He still managed in his 1st year to make some unbelievably lopsided trades If Holland does have the clout we hear of, getting a 50 winger(easiest thing to get as stated for years), should not be an impossible task It's pretty clear by this draft that GM's value of picks are extremely high. Our 2nd should have a ton of value...except Holland is the guy who values them so....
  17. BL4NKF4CE

    Oilers

    Yeah, from my understanding Benson and Marody were on the top line for a significant part of the season. Especially during the 17 game win streak. The top line couldn't have been that sheltered if both of them (Benson and Marody) led the team in points.
  18. Most definitely this summer. If the roster stands...he did nothing more than what Chia did last year..."nibbling around the edges" as he would say(I hated that term) I've posted this time and time again, but the 1st line needs to score 200+ points, the 2nd needs to score 150+. That is the ONLY way to be competitive unless you are the Kings who did it w/ exceptional defense, or Nash who did it with crazy scoring from their back end. Col too Right now our 2nd line is atrocious and we don't have the d for offense..or defense We are right there if we can ad a top 6 50 point guy imo
  19. Yuke

    Oilers

    Where does the 3rd line in AHL being so dominant come from? First I heard of it is from you.
  20. I agree with this, but everyone knows we need a top 6 winger. Frankly we need a couple. Thing is, I've come to agree with you, and the moves so far support your view that it's really not about this coming year. The whole planet knows we are forward deficient. It's not a revelation. People talk about trading for a "top six" guy as though we don't have to give anything up to get him. What do we have to make that happen now, without playoff killing sacrifice (for next year anyway)? Nothing. Writing off Sek, our main veteran leadership on D is further evidence of writing off this coming year, IMO. The organization really is weak and the prospect of building through internal development seems our only hope of even achieving decent trade opportunities. It's now about cementing the foundation to make a trade for a top six winger (or two) even possible.
  21. Hey El Deutcho. Thanks bud. Truly. Just took time off. Good for the brain and found I was being a pr*** b/c of the frustrations of the team. Excited for the new hires but gonna be cautious also.
  22. Not unrealistic, true. but much more difficult compared to Chevy who has multiple assets to trade for quality players.
  23. DeutchOil

    Oilers

    My opinion on question #1. No. He isn't consistent. Has never been. For short periods, absolutely. Not for the long haul. My opinion on question #2. Hard to be Certain. He was okay/pretty good as a top line player in the AHL (not dominant - he was certainly helped in that the 3rd line of Bakersfield was so dominant and made space for the top line to be sheltered). Instinct says that he needs another half season on the Condors, at least.
  24. Revisiting. McD's comments in first week or two of Hitchcock arriving were discouraging, IMO. As a captain you have to say things in the media like "we are so excited to have KH here and are looking forward to giving 100% blah blah....." NOT what he did say "....ahhh, we all know how to play the game and what needs to be done...." or words to that effect. I thought Mcd was too damn young to be captain when given to him. I still do. But now, he actually is the leader. It's up to him, and him only, to drag the team into following Tippet, and attitude is everything in that regard. It's buy in, visible buy in in attitude, not just messianic (yes I wrote 'just') play on the ice or, given the contracts for coach and GM, this team is done for McD's contract. Fine line sometimes between opportunity taken, and opportunity wasted. Opportunity taken often is dressed up as 'work'. Hopefully the team takes it and they all see growth over the next few years.
  25. Do you think that trade needs to happen this summer? or is sometime this season good enough? before next season begins? For me, I want to see the types of trades KH is going to make. The only way of seeing it is having it happen. Not sure that it will happen this summer though.
  26. Hey JT. Good to see you back. Where've you been?
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