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    Thoughts on PC's next moves?

    LOL - I have those same questions. I guess we'll see how this all plays out. Certainly will be very interesting here from now until trade deadline day anyway Yep - maybe he corrected himself because 2.1 makes more sense to me than 3M as Sek makes around 5.5. Me being the conspiracy theorist that I am (Hey Fog - check my avi lol I don't deny it ) I'm thinking along your line - Sek won't be back this season. It's the only reason why I can think of for them to go get Manning to begin with. Even without Jones - when (if) Sek comes back, we would have Klefbom, Nurse, Gravel, Russel (if not playing the right side) and of course Sekera. That's 4 LHD right there, 5 if you count Russell (though most likely he'd have been shifted to the right side and played with Nurse IMO) so Manning at 2.25M is a complete waste unless........ and I'd like to think those guys know more than me (sometimes I wonder though lol)
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    Thoughts on PC's next moves?

    I absolutely agree with the notion of McDavid being able to pretty much do it all by himself IF he can get to that next level in the playoffs. That's my other fear - I don't think he can, not without a LOT of he help from Drai and Nuge running their own lines and being extremely effective at it. The NHL proved it to me after the Anaheim game when they concurred that the it on McDavid was NOT a penalty. But Khaira, who was crosschecked in the neck/high shoulder area after giving a very clean, solid, body check to a player who was playing the puck, got suspended for TWO games and a match penalty to boot for his crosscheck to the head of same player. There is clearly a bias in the NHL against the Oilers and specifically McDavid. That to me was the proof. There is no way that isn't called on another player (especially if it's an opposing player against us) - so you guys seriously think that McDavid will be allowed to go to a next level in the playoffs? Seriously? l don't - I don't think the NHL would allow it. If you think he's being hooked and held now... lol. This is why I'm saying no to any kind of rental that involves our future. It's literally not worth it. And we will be having the exact same discussion next year. And what if JP is Chaisson next year? He figures it out and becomes a 25/30 goal 70 point winger. Wouldn't that look sweet in Columbus while Panarin is burning us playing alongside Kovalchuk in LA? So you want to bury 3M in salary in the minors (that's what would be on our cap still - we can only bury $925k of each of their salaries in the minors). You could be right, it was Gregor talking about it the other day saying we'd need to clear 3M - maybe that's what he was eluding too. And don't forget Hap, if there's injuries (short term) to anyone, we'd have to play shorthanded. For sure Manning and / or Spooner would not be an option to bring up. No matter how you look at it, cap space must be cleared by moving a contract out. I still say its' Talbot - the brass is just waiting to see how well Kos can play in long stretches before they commit. And btw - the minute Sekera is activated he's on our cap - doesn't matter where he is (here or Bakersfield) other than the 925K that wouldn't count if he was in Bakersfield, which on his salary of over 5M it doesn't matter. We are in cap hell.
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    Thoughts on PC's next moves?

    Cheap is the key word here. But no matter what we need to move salary. We do anyway, 3M of salary IF Sekera returns. That's without making any moves other than activating Sekera I like both these points - but Fog, you debated yourself out of this I believe. Re-read your post about Tampa, now look at our team. We aren't even remotely close to Tampa's level who have a true #1 stud dman, a true Vezina goalie contender, in addition to their two superstar forwards who have a much stronger supporting cast. So what makes you think trading futures (which you are right btw could amount nothing) for a Panarin or whoever as rentals, is going to make us instant cup contenders? IMO - the only thing trading for rentals will do is allow us to be first round fodder at best - miss the playoffs by 3 or fewer points at worst. We are not in the position to be getting rentals. Also, you are forgetting one very important point about trading futures for 'rentals' - most teams that trade their first round pick for rentals are already pretty much guaranteed a playoff spot AND they already have a very good farm system with depth and two or three prospects that are very close to being NHL ready. We can't check any of those boxes so this is why I'm very much against 'renting' anybody. Any trade we do make has to be a player with term (at least two more years after this one) otherwise next year we are literally having the exact same discussion about McDavid's (and Drai's) window getting shorter and nothing in our cupboards. No thanks to that. Key here is 'sniff of a chance - we don't right now. We don't have nearly enough depth to compete for anything. Folks are excited we're right there for a playoff race, but so are 6 other teams besides us. Even the ones that aren't are a 5 game winning streak away from being right there too. The only 'sniff' we have is we are capable of hanging in there for a playoff spot but I really don't see a scenario where we make the playoffs this year. I think we'll fall short of 90 points actually
  4. OilyJetFan

    Thoughts on PC's next moves?

    I hope you're right - l don't think he's won a trade lately and maybe only won maybe two or three total. Lately, just about everything he has done has actually downgraded our talent level. I'd rather sink with what we have and let another GM take over (and hopefully other key people get axed and are replaced with competent foik) and we start seeing a reversal.
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    Thoughts on PC's next moves?

    We have too many of them. I'm not the GM - I'll let him figure that out. But bottom line, IMO I think the only deals we'll be making is the Manning/Petrovic/waiver claim type deals. If we do make a 'significant' move, it won't be a bad contract moving out and that's what scares the crap out of me. My best guess of a deal (if it transpires) that has money shipping out will be Cam Talbot. I'm waiting to see if Kos gets the start tonight (maybe he is haven't hard) and Saturday. If he does (assuming he starts in Vcr and doesn't crap the bed) is that the Oilers are looking at moving Talbot and testing to see if Kos really can be a #1 goalie. That would free up 4.2M or so (not sure on Talbot's exact salary). Any trade involving a 'bad contract' on our team and we are going to lose big. No one would want one of our terrible long term contracts without sending an equally bad one back
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    Possible Trades?

    Ok then why do you think Lucic would want to go to Carolina? Would you given their ownership there? And remember, before you answer, though I'm sure are well aware, he lives in LA in the off season. Not sure where his wife and kids live but wouldn't surprise me if they lived there all year round (but I don't know).
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    Latest Oiler Signings and Acquisitions

    HItch also said Wideman was a 'pro's pro' and would be a valuable asset to this team when called upon. I believe he only played a couple of games for us with Hitch as coach and quickly got moved out and bought out by the team that acquired him. No idea about this "Cave" kid, but I know a ton of players in his exact same boat. How about Morgan Klimchuk? Former 1st round pick of the Flames and he's in Toronto's farm system now. I'm sure Cave (as per MDubz) is a great kid, just like Morgan is and, literally, 100's of other kids that aren't in the NHL. I'm in your boat - can't see how this guy will really help. Just throwing more darts out there hoping one will stick. Guess we'll see.
  8. OilyJetFan

    Thoughts on PC's next moves?

    No idea Fog - probably the exact same way you automatically include Lucic in a trade I'm suggesting when I've said many times he's untradeable.
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    Possible Trades?

    Lucic = same as Russel - everyone seems to forget the fact that our big cap guys are on NMC too. Why would Lucic waive to go to Carolina? Guess what, he won't. As for Russell, he gets enough grief here. Not sure how thick his skin but spotlight on you in Toronto compared to here is almost the same as the spotlight on a player here as compared to Florida. I could be wrong and maybe Russell would agree to a trade to Toronto but no way no how Lucic agrees to go to Carolina.
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    Possible Trades?

    Yep - no way would I trade JP for Brown - and even Burakovsky - he's another enigma. I say we keep JP (I know I know, most threads I'm hammering on trading him and I will again tomorrow no doubt) because I really don't think we can get value for him. I don't want another 'reclamation' project for him, nor a 3rd round or lesser pick. So yeah, we keep him sign him to a bridge deal for less than 1M per year for the next two years and see if he can become a 20 goal guy on the cheap. Big, skating cheap wingers is what we need anyway. And though a different position, look what Brossiot is doing in Wpg? I'd really hate to give JP away then all of sudden see him develop into a star winger on a cheap contract. I'd rather keep him and let him be a bust (if that's what he is)
  11. OilyJetFan

    Thoughts on PC's next moves?

    I dunno about this 'Cave' guy. Guess we'll see but I highly doubt he's better than Strome. As for SImmonds - we aren't getting him. Wpg and Nashville are hot for him, he'll end up in one of those cities as don't forget, he has a limited NMC (or NTC I guess I should say) and his choice of 10 teams, in a contract year, unless he's an absolute moron - would be 10 CONTENDING teams. Nashville and Wpg are CONTENDING teams - Edmonton can only contend for either a WC berth (and early exit) or a lottery pick. So I really can't see him saying "yeah, I'd welcome a trade to Edmonton to raise my value on my last big contract I'll get to sign in the summer'. Sorry folks Simmonds coming here = NOT A CHANCE
  12. OilyJetFan

    GDT: SABRES @ OILERS 01/14/19, 7pm MST, SNW

    Yep and we can't afford to trade it because the player we get back is going to have too high a salary. I'll lose my mind if we trade it cause I can't see anyway we get value for it.
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    GDT: SABRES @ OILERS 01/14/19, 7pm MST, SNW

    No I didn't. You added Looch. And I also never said I would get that. You know me, and how cynical I am. What I said was I (as in me personally) would trade our first round pick, JP, and a bad contract (you need to trade a bad contract for the salary relief) for a 1st line winger. I never said PC would. I said PC would probably trade all that for Jordan Eberle. To further expand - I don't think we should make a trade like that for a Jordan Eberle type forward - and i don't think we can get a #1 winger, so I don't think we should make that trade.
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    GDT: SABRES @ OILERS 01/14/19, 7pm MST, SNW

    True enough - but even on his first two saves he looked shaky. Nice to see him settle in though. I can't imagine how tough that must be. Good to see we don't have to rely on just one goalie
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    GDT: SABRES @ OILERS 01/14/19, 7pm MST, SNW

    Koss started terrible but came back big time. He was first star IMO - if we switch goalies (i.e. we have Hutton they have Kos) Sabres win 7 to 2. But yep, a win is a win
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