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  1. dkers77

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

    I agree...thats why I posted a swap a while back for Ghost out of Philly...but may involve more in a pkg...
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    GDT: Oilers @ Blues 6 PM (MT) Tues, Mar 19.18 SN1

    Yup I don't get it! Stand up dude!
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    GDT: Oilers @ Blues 6 PM (MT) Tues, Mar 19.18 SN1

    I can't wait for this defense to evolve into puckmovers, Jones, Bouchard, Bear, Lagesson, Persson, etc...Once a couple of these guys are regulars, and are paired together or with proper partners...perhaps we'll finally see the backend actually be able to make a play to a forward in transition! So brutal to watch this hot potato defense satisfied or only able to put it off the boards and/or just move it to center only to immediately come back again...and again...and again! Painfull!
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    GDT: Oilers @ Blues 6 PM (MT) Tues, Mar 19.18 SN1

    Another Brutal goal It's like an replay of the same brutal short side goal it seems every other game...WTF
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    GDT: Oilers @ Blues 6 PM (MT) Tues, Mar 19.18 SN1

    I was happy to read earlier Looch was on 4th line at practice...but hes on 2nd line with Nuge... Good grief! They should have Gags and Rattie with Nuge.
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    GDT: Oilers @ Blues 6 PM (MT) Tues, Mar 19.18 SN1

    Apparently lineup, according to morning skate is... Draisaitl-McDavid-KassianKhaira-RNH-GagnerGambardella-Cave-ChiassonLucic-Brodziak-Rattie I'm happy to see Lucic on the forth line...I can't bear to see him with McDavid again...ever!
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    GDT: Oilers @ Knights 8 PM (MT) Sun, Mar 17.19 SNW

    Looks like they'll have Leon and Connor together with Kassian. And Lucic on the 4th line...thank God! I'm not sure why Gambs isn't in the lineup..? I really liked that line last night of Gambs-Cave-Currie. I thought as a 3 man unit they were the most effective line...lots of hussle and smart play. Exactly what this team misses up and down lineup... Tonight I would've gone with: Drai - McD - Kass Gags- Nuge - Rattie (Chiasson) Gambs - Cave - Currie Lucic - Khaira - Chiasson (Rattie) Scratch: Rieder, Brodz
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    GDT: Oilers @ Coyotes 8 PM (MT) Sat. Mar 16.19 HNIC

    McDavid bails out his buddy after selfish penalty...
  9. dkers77

    Oilers vs Devils March 13

    Na na na na...heyyyyyyy... goodbye!
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    Oilers vs Devils March 13

    This is awful! This group is so frustrating! God I can't wait to see a bit of a different lineup next season... Only this group could make the Devils look like Tampa Bay!
  11. dkers77

    Wish list additions - 2019

    I wouldn't resign Chiasson, Id target a couple middle six forwards who can skate better...if worse comes to worse just play Marody or P.Russell in his place. I know theyre not exactly speeders either but theyll be cheaper. I liked his goal contribution this season on a team sorely lacking secondary scoring...Great PTO story, but I doubt he has that kind of run again... I think Benson will make club, as will Jones. If Russell is moved, and/or Benning, Persson probably slides in on bottom right...but likely starts on the farm to hone N.A. game... I'd like to see Jones or Sekera with Nurse...
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    Wish list additions - 2019

    I agree Benson and a dman like Persson could make club, if Russell and/or Benning are moved. But he'd have to beat them out for bottom right role if one of them remain, cause I think either Jones or Sekera should be playing with Darnell. Persson probably starts on the farm to hone N.A. game... I wouldn't resign Chiasson though, Id target a couple middle six forwards who can skate better...if worse comes to worse just play Marody or P.Russell in his place. I know theyre not exactly speeders either but theyll be cheaper. I liked his goal contribution this season on a team sorely lacking secondary scoring...Great PTO story, but I doubt he has that kind of run again...
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    Wish list additions - 2019

    I'd rather do that as well, but not sure anyone else wants them...you obviously make that play first...but ultimately I was just trying to do math using worst case scenario...to find out what we'd have left, if we couldn't find a suitor for them and had to buy them out...One of them likely will be...
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    Wish list additions - 2019

    I posted the following in another thread earlier this week...and added to it below...Long read, but worth the read I think... Don't resign Rattie, Rieder, Petrovic...thats 4.75M They'll be replaced with players on the farm, making 700K - 925K...for total of 2.75M. Savings of 2M... Buyout Manning and Brodziak. Saves another 2M... Trade Benning for a draft pick or forward prospect for the farm...Benning will be replaced by current farm hand making roughly 1M or less...roughly 1M savings... Thats roughly 5M in savings... Priority to me would obviously be to find Lucic a new home, which may involve a 3 way with a team like Ottawa who now will need to hit floor. They might take on all or most of hit, then trade Lucic at a big reduction to a 3rd team that actually wants him at like 2M, and he agrees to be moved to said team...I did suggest Ottawa, after learning they were likely going to lose players they ended up losing...but I can't take credit for specific 3 way suggestion...Ill give Bruce McCurdy cred for that... Finally I'd try like hell to move Russell. Especially if Sekera regains form, as it appears he is looking like the puck mover we've desperately missed in his absence... Moving Lucic and Russell might be a long shot...but may be possible..? That could be up to another 10M... So to recap...thats 5M + 3.5M cap increase = 8.5M If we're somehow able to move Russell and Lucic's contracts...thats 18.5M... Even if we end up eating a couple Mil that's would still be 15+ M. Need IMO...top pairing Dman, top 6 forward(s), and 3rd line center, and potentially backup tender. Top pairing Dman - ain't happening... Will settle for top 6 winger and 3rd line pivot...backup tender if need be To add to this, I agree with most replies...Nyquist, Dzingel, Donskoi, B.Tanev, Panik, and McElhinney would be great upgrades for sure over players not returning, that I listed above...I would also like to see a player like Filppula center the 3rd line...I forgot to include him in my original list to start this thread... Of course there's little chance we can move Lucic, but may be able to still move Russell...If we move Russell, thats as much as 12.5M to play with...If Russell remains an Oiler, thats still 8.5M to play with, including 3.5M league increase... By my math, that should allow us to sign a Nyquist or Dzingel quality winger for around 5M, and a secondary player for 2.5 -3M, even if we aren't able to unload Lucic and Russell's contracts... Though I think it would be more likely, we'd see a couple of those secondary guys for 5-6M together...not unlike Rieder and Brodziak signings last year, only these are better players obviously...that complement skill. And doesnt blow our entire budget. Another possibility is moving Benning for a player like C.Brown..? I just added this, after learning that may have been discussed... So just for example, to start season: Nuge - McDavid - Kassian Panik(2.9)/Benson - Drai - Donskoi(3.5)/C.Brown Tanev(2.5)/Khaira - Filpp(3.5)/Marody - Gags Lucic - Cave - Currie My personal preference, if we sign two middle six, would be Donskoi/Brown and Filppula...looks like: Nuge - McDavid - Kassian Benson - Draisaitl - Donskoi/C.Brown Khaira - Filppula - Gagner Lucic - Cave - Currie Depth: Gambardella, Marody, P.Russell, JP, Yams.. Defense including Russell: Klefbom - Larsson Nurse - Jones Sekera - Russell My preference without Russell, giving another young D playing time, and saving cap: Klefbom - Larsson Nurse - Jones Sekera - Persson/Bear Depth: Bouchard, Lagesson, Day, Lowe, Stanton... To be clear, I love Russell's game...hes an absolute warrior. But this team desperately needs more puck moving defenders. And thankfully with Sekera regaining form, and the young puckmovers that are pushing for NHL playing time...now would be a great time to move Russ if new GM can this summer... I think with smart management, shrewd deals, and a little luck this summer, this team could look at least as good as my proposed example above...Would certainly be more fun to watch I think...
  15. Finally they clog the neutral zone, pounce on turnovers, stand up at the blueline, protect the front of house, clear rebounds, etc... These are all things were used to seeing other teams do to us for 60 mins... I don't know why they can't consistently do these things...and make this Oiler hockey...much more conducive to winning hockey games. Koskinen also was great! Swallowed everything.
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