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    Latest Oiler Signings and Acquisitions

    I can see one of these guys getting signed to a one year deal before the season starts (or at least invited to camp on a PTO): Jason Garrison, Paul Martin, Michael Rozsival, Kevin Bieksa, Johnny Oduya, Cody Franson.
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    Darnell

    With the injury to Sekera .... I expect the Nurse deal to be done sooner than later. Maybe in the next week or so.
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    Sekera hurt agin

    Of course YOU said McDavid wouldn't get more than .... what was it? 6 million? ..... L.O.L.
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    Sekera hurt agin

    L.O.L ... well that ends any chance of a Sekera "bounce back" ...... and exposes just how week the defence depth was going into the season. Any injury would have put us in this spot. It just happens to be Sekera. This is very good news for Nurse and his Agent. Desperation increases his value (see Russell's contract for evidence) ..... and with the LTIR money for Sekera, it gives PC the money he needs to sign, without a potential month long contract dispute to start the season .... which the Oilers can't afford if they have ANY hope of playoffs (imagine the defence with BOTH Sekera AND Nurse out to start the season, and goaltending as BIG a question???mark as it is ... OUCH) ...... or they just might concede Lottery before the season begins. I don't expect much of any type of real signing. Davidson is likely. I also see Jason Garrison is still available ... with his BIG shot (lefty though), PC might try it.
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    Darnell

    This is ALL that I'm saying .... Clearly, it is THEM that are evaluating these guys, because there literally is NOTHING about them from external to the Oilers sources that even remotely celebrates these guys as "up and coming" or "must watch" "prospects on the rise" .... they are silent sleepers, at best .... and I do really, really HOPE that some of this gambling eventually pays off. But the "gambling" modas operandi is NOT new ..... we have seen it for more than a decade now. It makes me cringe, in spite of everyone else's jubilation.
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    Darnell

    And back to defence ....... Talking about Nurse, and NO real help coming for defence beyond hoping for bounce backs from Sekera (older, defender known for his mobility, and still unproven if he will recover from his mobility limiting injury), Klefbom (who has never had ONE complete, consistent NHL season), Larsson (who really didn't have much of a slide to 'bounce back' from, given that he was asked to do too much on a depleted D-corps), .... It sure would be nice to know that dependable, reliable, consistently improving, Nurse was going to start the season NOT in a contract dispute. Talbot could sure use Nurse IN the lineup opening night .... hope that minimal Bridge works out for Nurse ..... cause WHO else do the Oilers have to replace him with for a week or two IF Nurse holds out?
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    Darnell

    I didn't think I was the only one .... I get that people want to believe, and in a perfect world that is shaped to make the Edmonton Oilers win every year, it is possible/plausible that EVERY move the Oilers make is perfect, and unquestionable, and ONLY a viewpoint that sees the absolute perfection of each and every move made by the club is allowable .... As for me ..... I like to be prepared for the more than likely, in a less than perfect Oiler World that has disappointed me far more often than not in the modern era ... Not many moves from the KHL to the NHL have worked out in the entirety of the NHL, and then, the only ones that have, generally involve offensive forwards, with small penchant for anything else. Defenders and Goaltenders from the KHL have been mostly marginal, or less.
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    Darnell

    Yeah, just like the good ole days of Scrivens and Fasth .... or Khabibulin and Dubnyk .... or was it Garon and Delauriers ... i can never remember which were the good 'ole days of competition in net with TWO hyped, but either unknown or inconsistent keepers fighting for the only two guaranteed roster spots available.
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    Darnell

    Edmonton Radio? With Edmonton Oiler reporters? I never heard a thing about him being "popular" anywhere I was in that time ....
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    Darnell

    It actually doesn't make sense that the OIlers would get into any type of "bidding war" this off season .... not unless they have absolutely NO confidence in Talbot. They couldn't afford a bidding war of any kind. Not with the gigantic holes to fill in the roster and the contracts they already had to finalize .... By the timing of the deal, weeks before Frenzy Day, just days from the end of the Stanley Cup final, I think it makes more sense that they did the deal "fast n' easy" THEN to avoid a potential bidding war, which may or may not have come. One thing is certain .... THEY (Oiler Management)don't feel completely comfortable with Talbot (if they did they would be okay with Montoya who was fine as a backup last season), but I'm told on this forum that it is NOT okay for me not be completely comfortable with this move. Only in a completely faith based argument, can you have it both ways, and claim there is no other way of seeing it.
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    Darnell

    Oh ... so you are saying we could have had HIM to challenge Talbot for 1/3 of the price? That IS the whole point, Yuke, in a year that the Oilers are so tight up to the Cap, that they can't even go and try to find a legitimate top 6 winger to play with Draisaitl, or McDavid ..... That is NOT because they are so confident in the wingers they have, BTW .... it's because they can't have it any other way right now. On Topic: The reason this is relevant, is that the OIlers may lose Nurse for part, or all, of this season due to Cap and Signing limits ... and may just do enough to sour the waters on any future Nurse has with the Oilers. I like Nurse more than I like Koskinen, right now .... because I know nothing about Koskinen, as there is literally NO real, relevant information available about him, not in English, not in translation, not anything ... Just that the Oilers signed him, and made a small matter of fact, statement about it, that doesn't fills me with confidence, as it wasn't even the usual Up-Sell that they do on ALL of their acquisitions (see Nathan Walker for reference).
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    Darnell

    "there WAS a bidding war for him" Proof? And, I don't just mean speculation ..... I mean something that qualifies the statement as something that I "need to understand".
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    Jesse Puljujarvi Welcome Thread

    Gotta admit ... the comparison has been on my mind as well. Puljujarvi seems to be a bit more aggressive, and willing to go to the tough areas, Paajarvi was a better skater, but neither got much traction in the NHL ..... Paajarvi is on the outs, Puljujarvi is only just beginning ..... I would say this year is a very important year in his development. It wasn't much beyond this point that the Oilers moved on from Paajarvi, which proved not to be that bad of a decision. Jesse, as his name is pronounced ("Yes'he"), needs to show something that indicates the direction of his career this season ... and that begins in training camp.
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    Darnell

    The Oilers aren't paying Koskinen to be a backup. They are paying him to compete for the top job. The price for a backup goalie has actually dropped .... see the rate given to the other guy from Russia. The rate for teams looking for someone to 'be-the'man', that rate is higher ..... Why THIS particular guy was THE GUY the Oilers clearly targeted, so early in the off season that it looks like it WAS their #1 goal/play this summer, when the other guy was available for less in a year that we needed LESS to be paid? That, I need to see for myself, to believe ..... Giving the Oilers management more than the benefit of the doubt, giving them full faith, certainly is one way to go ....... it most definitely is NOT the ONLY way of seeing things though, especially when there is little evidence to cause that amount of overt faith, in such an odd looking move ....
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    Darnell

    This could be true ..... I'm not saying it can't be. I'm just saying it would be nice to have confirmation from some source beyond just the Oiler's management's say so. I don't feel much like giving Oiler management the benefit of the doubt, after how poorly they performed last year, and how poorly the Red Wine Club has performed period.
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