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  1. they already have Johann Auvitu . Me too . He'd add to the depth . Klebom-Larson Russell-Benning Nurse-Gryba Auvitu-Marchenko Just waive him when Sekera returns , if he clears pair him up with Paigin in Bakersfield . Another RHD .
  2. Leaf have put Alexey Marchenko on waivers . Should Oilers try to pick this guy up ? He's 25 years old , 6'3" / 210 , shoots right . has a salary cap of $1.45 million and becomes a RFA next summer . He's rated as an aggressive middle pairing defenseman . A shut-down type , skates well , with some offensive ability . Might be an up grade on Fayne . Drafted by Detroit , has played 41 NHL games last season , 1 goal , 7 helpers , +7 , 12 PIM . Played for Grand Rapids , Detroit farm team . Picked up by Leafs on waivers last season . NHL totals 121 games - 4 goals-17 assist -21 pts +5 , 26 PIM .
  3. They just like to try to create drama .
  4. They're both signed for two years . Malone gets $650.00 and Khaira gets $675,00 according to Cap friendly & Malone is UFA after that , while Khaira will be RFA . Makes sense , I guess .
  5. It's better than Pool party or Pull your RV . Yeah ...Jethro , very suitable . Nailed it .
  6. He's got another year of Junior before he can play in the AHL . He'll be 19 at training camp . Maybe they keep him around for nine games . But I doubt it . His main competition will be Puljujarvi , or I mean Jethro , he's only 4 months older than Yamamoto .
  7. What was the topic again ? Jethro ?
  8. And Brad Malone . Who may end up making the team ahead of Khaira . Simply because he's got more NHL experience , plays C/LW . They might rather leave JJ in Bakersfield if he's just going to sit in the press box . Khaira won't beat out Caggiula or Slepyshev and hasn't played center at the NHL level . Malone , they shouldn't mind sitting for long periods of time , while Khaira see's plenty of ice time with the Condor's . (Khaira-Malone-Pakarinen) with provide great depth to an already deep forward group .
  9. Looks like all your Beverly Hillbillies questions have been answered . Yup , Donna Douglas RIP / Possum fat . I didn't realize there was so many old farts hanging out on the OMB . Nice .
  10. The reason they signed Pakarinen was so they wouldn't have to leave Letestu unprotected in the expansion draft . Because they had to leave two veteran players unprotected , that were under contract & with x amount of games in the previous two seasons . He also does a lot of good things on the ice , has a great right hand shot , has good size , plays either wing and is valuable on the PK . Also is skilled enough to be moved up in the lineup . What's not to like about Iiro the hero .
  11. Good to know . Thanks , that puts things in perspective .
  12. They've built enough depth defensively that it just basically is , the next man up attitude . As long as that next guy up is prepared to step in and play . There's Auvitu , Fayne & Stanton who have NHL experience , Simpson is very close to being ready . These guy's are waiting for a chance to prove they belong . Of all the defensemen I'm looking forward to seeing in camp , it's Zyat Paigin . If he can step in and play at the NHL level that would be a pleasant surprise .
  13. Russell is being paid what a lot of top pairing defensemen are paid , not just the Swedes . That pretty well is the point . Not that he won't be earning that money . They obviously have faith in his abilities and he will see a ton of ice time . Good on him .
  14. IT is Ok for now . Considering the top pair (Larsson & Klefbom ) aren't making a whole lot more than Russell . So really he is being paid like a top 2 defender , on par with Larsson & Klefbom . Sekera is #1 . What sort of money are Nurse & Benning going to expect ?