UPDATE: Souray is still out...

Jason Gregor
October 15 2009 11:22AM

UPDATE: Don't expect Sheldon Souray to return anytime soon. Pat Quinn was not very confident that Souray would be back soon. Souray met with the training staff, and according to Quinn, he didn't look good and is still a ways away from returning.

Steve Staios won't dress tomorrow either. He is closer than Staios, but after speaking with Quinn it sounds like he won't play tomorrow, and will be re-evaluated over the weekend.

No changes on the blueline, but Quinn might make a switch up front.

I asked him if he was considering switching the lines to start the game, similar to the ones we saw at the end of last night's game.

He hinted that maybe Robert Nilsson gets a look, or even Steve MacIntyre. If one of them comes in the question is who comes out? It won't be Stortini or Moreau, so would he take out a Comrie, Gagner, Stone or Jacques? Doubtful.

Many of the Nation have been wondering why Cogliano is stuck on the 4th line. Quinn pointed out that Gagner got off to a good start playing with Moreau and Stortini, and now Cogliano gets put with them and suddenly he has two goals.

Quinn went on to explain that Moreau and Stortini force their linemates to go into the tough areas, and because Gagner and Cogliano have skill, they finish when they are in those tough areas.

While Stortini and Moreau aren't blessed with natural skill like Comrie, Gagner, Cogliano, O'Sulllivan or Hemsky they go to the tough areas more often and when teamed up with some skilled guys they get results. Don't expect Quinn to split that trio up right away.

I wouldn't be surprised to see him move offensive guys in between them, with the hope that will force them to go into the tougher areas more often.

Before yesterday’s tilt Tom Renney stated, “It will be a good test to see where we are, or how far we have to go”.

Well, after last night it’s obvious they have a ways to go before they can compete with upper-echelon teams in the west. The Hawks are an elite team, and they dominated the Oilers without Marian Hossa last night.

Sheldon Souray and Steve Staios will close the gap a bit. But either the Oilers were a bit sluggish last night, or the Hawks are just a step faster.

The Hawks won the races to loose pucks, they made better passes, and they pressured the Oilers all over the ice. If Nikolai Khabibulin doesn’t stand on his head, this would have been a blow out.

The good news for the Oilers was at least they continued to hit. JF Jacques, Ryan Stone and a few others were still physical. Jacques did chase Dustin Byfuglien around the ice a shift after he hit Ales Hemsky, but in a case like that, he’d be better served getting a clean lick on Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp or Jonathon Toews, and then Byfuglien would have to respond.

Pierre McGuire was ripping the Oilers defensive zone coverage last night, but if he had watched previous games, it's clear that the coaching staff wants them to funnel down closer to the net. Yes, they got to low at times, but they don’t want to give up the high slot. They will play the percentages that it is harder to score farther away.

No one should be surprised the Hawks were the better team, because right now they ARE the better team, and they’ve been playing their system for a full season, and they are damn good at it.

The Oilers will need to improve their passing.

It wasn’t just last night, but in many games this year, they’ve missed the simple six to eight foot passes, and those types of turnovers killed them last night. How many times were the Oilers rushing out of their zone and missed a head-man, or cross-ice pass that went to the Hawks D-man? It was too many.

Good passing starts in practice, and I’ll be curious to watch the next few practices to see how the coaches react to bad passes. Last year Nick Lidstrom explained why the Wings were so good at passing, “As players we don’t accept bad passes in practice. We demand it from each other, and you see the results in games. At this level, bad passes are unacceptable.”

Not everything falls on the coaches; sometimes the players need to police themselves. Errant passes are one of the biggest momentum killers in the game, and the Oilers need to stop giving the puck away through missed passes.

Other observations

The Andrew Cogliano, Zack Stortini and Ethan Moreau line was the most effective all night. For those who think Moreau can’t skate, wake up. Skating is not an issue with the captain; never has been.

I said it last year, and I’ll continue to say it, Cogliano has better finish than he’s given credit for. I think it is only a matter of time before he forces the coach’s hand to give him top-six minutes. His speed allows him to create chances, and at some point I’d like to see him on the PP.

Pat Quinn switched the lines trying to find a spark, and it almost worked. I’m still stunned at how this team can score one goal, and then all of a sudden they have confidence. Ales Hemsky had a glorious chance ten seconds after the Dustin Penner goal, and the Oilers were much better in the final eight minutes of the game, but they still deserved to lose.

Speaking of Penner, the big man is showing no signs of slowing down. He is consistently using his size advantage to fend off defenders, and it might be time to put him with Shawn Horcoff and Hemsky.

I like Jacques’ game to this point, but it is clear Penner will create more offence, and so far Hemsky and Horcoff haven’t done much.

The Oilers have an optional practice at noon today, so we won’t see any lines at practice today, but I’ll update you on the status of Staios and Souray later.

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#1 Dyckster
October 15 2009, 11:27AM
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"Speaking of Penner, the big man is showing no signs of slowing down. He is consistently using his size advantage to fend off defenders,"

Did you see him (Penner) absolutely SMOKE that guy in front of the net when the puck was stuck in the dudes pants. Simply Awesome.

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#2 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 15 2009, 11:30AM
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I agree on Cogs, he has a decent shot and I would like at some point to see him play with Hemsky. Keep hearing Hemsky has went through x amount of linemantes, give Cogs 4 or 5 games.

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#3 jdrevenge
October 15 2009, 11:32AM
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How much of their errant passing is due to the breakout schemes and them not being familiar with where the other players are on the ice?

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#4 Colin
October 15 2009, 11:33AM
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They get their asses handed to them (let's be honest this was a blow out everywhere but the scoreboard) and practice is optional?

WTF?

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#5 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 15 2009, 11:37AM
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Is it optional for Nilsson? Curious to heare what he is thinking. Has he demanded a trade? Do we plan on using him, if not why not throw him in the minors to help out Springfield?

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#6 NsxZero
October 15 2009, 11:42AM
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Bit off topic, but I'm seriously getting sick of Pierre McGuire...

Wouldn't Nilsson have to clear waivers to go down to Springfield? I'm sure he would be claimed and we'll lose him for nothing.

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#7 I'm a Scientist!
October 15 2009, 11:46AM
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Colin wrote:

They get their asses handed to them (let's be honest this was a blow out everywhere but the scoreboard) and practice is optional?

WTF?

It was an optional practice after the last time we lost as well. I think the general concensus from Nationeers was that the team is pretty beat up from this new 'physical' style of hockey... I guess they need a rest to prepare for Cal Clutterbuck!

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#8 I'm a Scientist!
October 15 2009, 11:47AM
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Yeah, that was good! I was half expecting to see a penalty from it though!

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#9 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 15 2009, 11:47AM
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NsxZero wrote:

Bit off topic, but I'm seriously getting sick of Pierre McGuire...

Wouldn't Nilsson have to clear waivers to go down to Springfield? I'm sure he would be claimed and we'll lose him for nothing.

He would have to clear waivers, just don't know what the point of having him is anymore. I guess nothing has to be decided until Pisani comes back anyways.

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#10 I'm a Scientist!
October 15 2009, 11:47AM
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@I'm a Scientist!

Hmm, the reply button doesn't always work. Comment #8 is in response to Comment #1.

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#12 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 15 2009, 11:49AM
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@I'm a Scientist!

I think Clutterbuck might be hurt.

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#13 The Towel Boy
October 15 2009, 11:55AM
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I yelled at my TV lots last night. The Oil were beaten in every aspect of the game....except goal tending. I'd give the edge to Khabi...he played lights out but the Oilers also didn't really test Niemi until the final few minutes.

But man, they just lost out on the little things all night. Breakouts, board work, races to loose pucks and as you pointed out Gregor..the passes. Yeesh. It was excruciating to watch.

If I could describe the Oilers' defensive zone play for most of the night in one made up word, I'd choose "Scrambley."

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#14 quicksilver ballet
October 15 2009, 11:58AM
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Just doing inventory in our "Please take one free basket.

Please add Hemsky to this basket if it'll help us get that top 3 forward with a heart or won't tolerate losing.I've had enough of Mr "i don't need to improve on my offensive skills" We've seen the best of Hemsky untill he gets that heart transplant he's been waiting for.

...so to date we have in the basket Schremp, Pouliot,Pisani,Nilsson,Smid,Staios,Moreau,Gilbert,Grebeshkov and Hemsky if required.....oh! and of course the lotion.

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#15 quicksilver ballet
October 15 2009, 12:03PM
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Schremp.....old habits die hard.

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#16 Wanye
October 15 2009, 12:06PM
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Dustin Penner has looked better in the first 6 games this season than he did in his last season in Anaheim when he was absurdly good IMO

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#17 Woodguy
October 15 2009, 12:07PM
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Jason said:

For those who think Moreau can’t skate, wake up. Skating is not an issue with the captain; never has been.

You're right.

The problem isn't that he can't skate, its that he can't think.

Still making too many errors in judgment. Whether its bad penalties, over playing players on the PK, or trying to skate the puck through the entire opposing team (ie. rarely passes), he just makes too many mental errors.

He's one of the "Lone Rangers with bad habits" that Renney and Quinn keep talking about.

Tough to make an old dog learn new tricks. He has been able to do whatever he wants without repercussion since he got here. Might take a while to learn to play a smarter brand of hockey, if he's capable of learning.

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#18 ChaseEmDown
October 15 2009, 12:10PM
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NsxZero wrote:

Bit off topic, but I'm seriously getting sick of Pierre McGuire...

Wouldn't Nilsson have to clear waivers to go down to Springfield? I'm sure he would be claimed and we'll lose him for nothing.

You're implying he's worth something?

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#19 Bar Qu
October 15 2009, 12:14PM
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Woodguy wrote:

Jason said:

For those who think Moreau can’t skate, wake up. Skating is not an issue with the captain; never has been.

You're right.

The problem isn't that he can't skate, its that he can't think.

Still making too many errors in judgment. Whether its bad penalties, over playing players on the PK, or trying to skate the puck through the entire opposing team (ie. rarely passes), he just makes too many mental errors.

He's one of the "Lone Rangers with bad habits" that Renney and Quinn keep talking about.

Tough to make an old dog learn new tricks. He has been able to do whatever he wants without repercussion since he got here. Might take a while to learn to play a smarter brand of hockey, if he's capable of learning.

There were a number of times where I watched last night and said 'why is he doing that?' and then realised it was Moreau making a boneheaded defensive play again. Yeah he was strong offensively, but when your line is getting beaten by the other teams 4th line for goals, then you are not doing your job.

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#20 Garett
October 15 2009, 12:25PM
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Brownlee, where art thou? I need you opinion on Hemsky and what should be done with him. Please put your GM cap on for me and let me know what you would do. I know what I would be doing!

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#21 Ogden Brother
October 15 2009, 12:25PM
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Last night looked an awful lot like last years team.

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#22 Garett
October 15 2009, 12:25PM
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Brownlee, where art thou? I need you opinion on Hemsky and what should be done with him. Please put your GM cap on for me and let me know what you would do. I know what I would be doing!

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#23 Ogden Brother
October 15 2009, 12:27PM
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Garett wrote:

Brownlee, where art thou? I need you opinion on Hemsky and what should be done with him. Please put your GM cap on for me and let me know what you would do. I know what I would be doing!

He's looking more and more like he's disinterested to be here. I've been saying it for a while now, but I think we are seeing the last of Ales Hemsky in Oiler colours.

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#24 SirFozz
October 15 2009, 12:29PM
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This team is simply not good enough. Will a better understanding of the new system really make that much of a difference? I can see it improving this team into an 6-8th place squad at best but not challenging the elite teams on a regular basis. Better players are needed.

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#25 MWA1991
October 15 2009, 12:29PM
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Speaking of the captain, what I noticed most was during the first penalty of the game, he got the second shift PK. He was playing in the middle of the ice and there was a Blackhawk player in the low slot who gets a pass. Ethan literally stops 2 strides from him, allowing the player to get off a point black shot at Khabi. I couldn't believe my eyes. If he would have just skated to the man instead of stopping, the guy would have never got a shot off at 10 feet out. That's just plain lazy.

And being from the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, I got to see Cogliano a lot in college, both in person and on the tv. I always loved him on the PK. Didn't score a lot of shorties, but he used his speed to create turnovers and got plenty of chances. So I agree, he needs to be out there.

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#26 Brandon
October 15 2009, 12:36PM
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Anyone else feel it is time to split up Horcoff and Hemsky? I mean Gagner had to earn his ice at the beginning of the year shouldn't Horcoff have to do the same?

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#27 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 15 2009, 12:40PM
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Brandon wrote:

Anyone else feel it is time to split up Horcoff and Hemsky? I mean Gagner had to earn his ice at the beginning of the year shouldn't Horcoff have to do the same?

Keep the lines together one more game, if we get blown out in shots then maybe make a change. We need not make decisions based on 2 games. Offesnively our lines are working so we might not want to mess that up yet.

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#28 David S
October 15 2009, 12:40PM
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SirFozz wrote:

This team is simply not good enough. Will a better understanding of the new system really make that much of a difference? I can see it improving this team into an 6-8th place squad at best but not challenging the elite teams on a regular basis. Better players are needed.

I think there's alot of truth to this. People here were pretty crushed last night but the reality of it is that we're just not good. Probably won't be unless we manage to land a big fish like a Hossa et al.

I'd be more than happy to see us in the playoffs at 6-8. But that means we still won't be beating the Chicagos and Detroits of the league unless thay have a really bad night. That's just how it is for the next couple of years.

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#29 Brandon
October 15 2009, 12:42PM
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It's been 6 games for that line had what exactly have they done offensively? They have 3 goals and are a combined -5 I think it's time for a change on that top line

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#30 Patt Quinn's Chesthair
October 15 2009, 12:43PM
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Two things:

The Oil's inability to make a pass made me puke, and they looked like they were wearing concrete skates all night.

Must be bad equipment, trade stafford.

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#31 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 15 2009, 12:45PM
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David S wrote:

I think there's alot of truth to this. People here were pretty crushed last night but the reality of it is that we're just not good. Probably won't be unless we manage to land a big fish like a Hossa et al.

I'd be more than happy to see us in the playoffs at 6-8. But that means we still won't be beating the Chicagos and Detroits of the league unless thay have a really bad night. That's just how it is for the next couple of years.

Did anyone really expect to compete with the better teams this year? I was going to be happy with a playoff spot.

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#32 MJSH
October 15 2009, 12:49PM
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Ogden Brother wrote:

Last night looked an awful lot like last years team.

World of difference between the this team and last years. Last year's team just gave up. That is why Chicago blew them out last year. This group is not as good as Chicago, but there they were almost tying the game late. There has been a heart transplant to this team.

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#33 BK16
October 15 2009, 12:58PM
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Couldn't agree with you more on the bad passes thing, Jason. Huge momentum killer. It seemed to me last night that we had the puck in the second period all of about 30 seconds (maybe). Hemsky's play to date is starting to frighten me, he's been brutal. And I wish Strudwick would quit treating the puck like a grenade. Can't wait until Souray and to a lesser degree, Staios, are back in the line-up.

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#34 Vanguard
October 15 2009, 01:01PM
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MJSH wrote:

World of difference between the this team and last years. Last year's team just gave up. That is why Chicago blew them out last year. This group is not as good as Chicago, but there they were almost tying the game late. There has been a heart transplant to this team.

Couldn't have said it better myself, so I'll just say I 100% agree.

There is no better example than Penner.

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#35 john
October 15 2009, 01:01PM
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Video-9-year-old-scores-greatest-goal-in-Boston?urn=nhl,195876

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#36 THREE 1ST NAMES
October 15 2009, 01:01PM
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MJSH wrote:

World of difference between the this team and last years. Last year's team just gave up. That is why Chicago blew them out last year. This group is not as good as Chicago, but there they were almost tying the game late. There has been a heart transplant to this team.

i agree, from what i was able to watch the oilers did not give up but at the same time it took the 2nd goal to give them a second wind we will say and they started to poor it on the hawks but they needed to do that the whole game

Hemskey needs to be sat for a game or demoted maybe then we will start to produce.

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#37 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 15 2009, 01:05PM
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BK16 wrote:

Couldn't agree with you more on the bad passes thing, Jason. Huge momentum killer. It seemed to me last night that we had the puck in the second period all of about 30 seconds (maybe). Hemsky's play to date is starting to frighten me, he's been brutal. And I wish Strudwick would quit treating the puck like a grenade. Can't wait until Souray and to a lesser degree, Staios, are back in the line-up.

Strudwick has what was previously know as Jason Smith syndrome. As for Hemsky he had stretches like this last year, only concern is one would think with a new coach he would put an effort in.

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#38 Dennis
October 15 2009, 01:06PM
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Anyone remember that play where Sharp went in for a nice backhand chance? Anyone remember how he got there? An awful play from 18 where he skated into the neutral zone, side-on no less, and promptly turned over the puck.

As WG said, it's more mental issues with 18 than anything else and that's unlikely to change at his age.

Regarding the points being unchecked, Keith-Seabrook-Barker-Campbell are a quartet unlikely to be matched in terms of backline prowess but there's no doubt it wasn't a good gameplan last night. Though I don't expect that to change given that Quinn doesn't want his guys blocking shots and those things sorta go together.

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#39 Lofty
October 15 2009, 01:06PM
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I agree that Hemsky has been terrible but trading him will not do anything for the oil. His salary is the only one that is reasonable, if you trade him and expect to get similar talent in return the price will be higher for that player. If Tambo tried to package him with one of the oils ugly contracts he won't be able to find a team to make the swap because almost no one has cap room to spare.

Hemsky isn't going anywhere until he is a ufa

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#40 Brandon
October 15 2009, 01:08PM
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Lofty wrote:

I agree that Hemsky has been terrible but trading him will not do anything for the oil. His salary is the only one that is reasonable, if you trade him and expect to get similar talent in return the price will be higher for that player. If Tambo tried to package him with one of the oils ugly contracts he won't be able to find a team to make the swap because almost no one has cap room to spare.

Hemsky isn't going anywhere until he is a ufa

And that is why you take him off Horcoff's wing

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#41 freeze
October 15 2009, 01:14PM
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David S wrote:

I think there's alot of truth to this. People here were pretty crushed last night but the reality of it is that we're just not good. Probably won't be unless we manage to land a big fish like a Hossa et al.

I'd be more than happy to see us in the playoffs at 6-8. But that means we still won't be beating the Chicagos and Detroits of the league unless thay have a really bad night. That's just how it is for the next couple of years.

Yeah, the trade market in the NHL is non-existent. We will have to sit tight for the next couple years while prospects like MPS, Eberle, Omark develop and move into the league. Gagner will be a grizzled vet before we contend again.

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#42 Chaz
October 15 2009, 01:19PM
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When Hemsky is on his game he's an awazing player, but when he doesn't show up for a game he really doesn't show up. I think a little tough love from Quinn (IE: demotion to a lower line or even a game scratched) will wake him up. So far this year, he's the biggest disappointment on the team, even though he's been getting some points.

Also, Comrie was awful last night. I liked his courage in blocking some shots but he must have had 4-5 awful give-aways in our own zone. That and a lazy attempt at keeping the puck in Chicago's zone near the end of the game were tough to watch. Hope that was just a bad game and not a sign of what we should expect from 91.

At times I thought we were doing well skating against a great team like Chicago, but too many mistakes took all the wind out of sails. Time to practice the basics boys; 2 hours of breakout drills are in order!

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#43 quicksilver ballet
October 15 2009, 01:21PM
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Lofty wrote:

I agree that Hemsky has been terrible but trading him will not do anything for the oil. His salary is the only one that is reasonable, if you trade him and expect to get similar talent in return the price will be higher for that player. If Tambo tried to package him with one of the oils ugly contracts he won't be able to find a team to make the swap because almost no one has cap room to spare.

Hemsky isn't going anywhere until he is a ufa

Hemmer seems to be gettin hammered.

A player who doesn't care is a player who doesn't care no matter how much he makes. The guy is starting to look like Ziggy Palffy, he didn't give a rats arse either.

I'll only practice defense cuz my offense speaks for itself......what a PUTZ!

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#44 fs
October 15 2009, 01:24PM
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@Brandon

YES!!! Please!!! I agree with you 110%. Horcoff should be placed on the 4th line, put Cogs with Hemi,and JFJ.

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#45 I'm a Scientist!
October 15 2009, 01:27PM
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I am confused. Why is everyone suggesting we move Horcoff down, and NOBODY is suggesting we move Hemsky down? I haven't seen him do anything this year... time to light a fire under his ass by putting him on the 4th line. Send a message Quinn...NOBODY is safe!

*hides under his desk because NOBODY is safe*

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#46 Brandon
October 15 2009, 01:28PM
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@fs

I would put him on that line but I'm just scared if Horcoff and my goat are playing together then we will be a 3 and 1/3 line team.....

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#47 Ogden Brother
October 15 2009, 01:30PM
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Brandon wrote:

It's been 6 games for that line had what exactly have they done offensively? They have 3 goals and are a combined -5 I think it's time for a change on that top line

True enough, forget about 4 years of history when you've got 6 bad games to base your decision on.

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#48 Brandon
October 15 2009, 01:30PM
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@I'm a Scientist!

Because Hemsky has 5 points so the production is there whereas Horcoff(our supposed best defensive forward) is a -3 with a goal and an assist. Hell if I was playing with Hemsky I would have that point total at least by now.

And good call on that score last night

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#49 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 15 2009, 01:30PM
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I'm a Scientist! wrote:

I am confused. Why is everyone suggesting we move Horcoff down, and NOBODY is suggesting we move Hemsky down? I haven't seen him do anything this year... time to light a fire under his ass by putting him on the 4th line. Send a message Quinn...NOBODY is safe!

*hides under his desk because NOBODY is safe*

Are you suggesting we fire Quinn? It's a little early, don't you think?

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#50 Oil Kings 'n' Pretty Things
October 15 2009, 01:31PM
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~Are you suggesting we fire Quinn? It's a little early, don't you think?~

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