What's the big Biron deal?

Jason Gregor
July 24 2009 12:09PM

Between sending videos, speculating about three-ways (which would be better if they included girls), signing some depth guys and debating who is a better goalie this week has been surprisingly busy for the Oilers and their fans.

When the Islanders signed net-minder Martin Biron to a one-year, $1.4 million contract many claimed it was another missed opportunity by the Oilers. Why?4

Biron was available on July 1st, and while many fans felt he was the best UFA goalie available, clearly no GMs did.

Let’s look back at what transpired on July 1st:

  • Dwayne Roloson signs a two-year deal with the Islanders for $5 million. ($2.5 per)
  • Scott Clemmensen signs a three-year deal for $3.6 million with Florida. ($1.2 per)
  • Craig Anderson signs a two-year, $3.625 million deal with Colorado. ($1.81 per)

July 2nd, the Oilers sign Khabibulin for four years at $3.75 million a season. CBJ signs Mathieu Garon for $1.2 mill a year for two years.

On July 1st Biron and his agent felt he was worth at least $3 million a season, but no GM felt the same. Even the Islanders didn’t because they went with Roloson first instead of Biron.

I think it’s obvious that Khabibulin is a better goalie than Roloson, so it is perplexing to me why some feel that Biron, who was overlooked by many, is now a better goalie than Khabibulin.

The only reason anyone wants Biron is because of his contract, and he only signed that because he and his agent had overvalued his worth on the market, and the Islanders were his only remaining option. Biron wouldn’t have signed on July 1st for that type of money, and the Oilers didn’t have him in their top three UFA goalies.

And the argument that Khabibulin might get injured is void since Biron has had injury problems as well; starting only 31 games after the lockout and then 34 in 2006/2007.

Sure the 4th year of Khabibulin’s contract is a risk, but by then if one of JDD or DD isn’t ready to play then they have a problem, but they have a few years to figure that out. Khabibulin has a good reputation of being able to work with young goalies, and he admitted on my radio show that 55-60 games is the ideal number he’d like to play. That gives JDD round 25 to maybe 30 games to prove he can play. If he falters then DD gets a shot, so to me this is the best situation, not to mention that Khabibulin is a better goalie than Biron, regardless of the contract.

HEATLEY/MARLEAU

Videos aside it seems like a long shot to have #15 come to Edmonton, but don’t expect the alleged three-way deal involving Marleau to include Cogliano. The Oilers won’t give up Smid, Cogliano and Penner to Ottawa if they are getting Marleau in return. He only has one-year left on his deal, and giving up Cogliano for a guy that could leave for nothing after one year isn’t going to happen.

If the Oilers do nothing to address the void on the first line LW, look for Cogliano to get a shot. If he moves to the wing it will be on the left side. If he shows during the preseason that he has improved his faceoffs he might stay in the middle, but if he hasn’t they will move him to the LW, and along with O’Sullivan, Penner and Nilsson they will audition for the first line spot.

If Penner doesn’t come to camp with a renewed vigor he’ll find himself on the 3rd line very quickly. And I’m not certain it is a lock that Pisani and Moreau will be bookends on the 3rd line. One of them might find themselves on the 4th line, but still a key PK guy.

MORE DEPTH

The Oilers re-signed another depth player in Colin McDonald. Expect an announcement next week.

McDonald is another underachieving pick from 2003. The 2nd rounder was taken 51st overall and after four average seasons at Providence College he has played the past two seasons in Springfield, excluding a short three game stint in the ECHL last year.

McDonald had 12 goals and 23 points in 2008, and last year had 10 goals and 22 points in Springfield. If you’re looking for improvement it would be in the form of his +/_. Last year he was only -8 after a dreadful -23 in his rookie campaign in the AHL.

The only role I can see McDonald fitting into as an Oiler would be to replace Pisani down the road. He isn’t a flashy player, is a bit more physical than Pisani, but doesn’t have as good of a shot.

McDonald signed a one-year deal, and if he doesn’t show significant improvement this year, I don't see why the Oilers would re-sign him next season.

The Oilers aren’t done re-tooling Springfield. Ryan Potulny is on the verge of a deal, and while he’ll get a look in camp, they expect him in Springfield. Bryan Young, Charles Linglett and Jamie Bates have signed AHL contracts with Springfield and look for the Oilers to lock up another veteran soon.

Eric Boguniecki is on their radar, so is Wyatt Smith and a few other AHL veterans.

Many believe it is a slam dunk that the Oilers will move their AHL franchise to Oklahoma City next year, but it’s not for sure just yet.

The Oilers have been to OKC and checked out the Ford Centre, and that’s where the yield sign comes in. The Ford Center needs some renovations, and if they aren’t done by this time next year, then the Oilers won’t move their AHL team there. The geography works out for them, but right now the facility is not up to par. If city council approves the renovations then I’d bet it’s a for sure that the Oilers end up there, but they won’t go if the facility is not renovated by next year.

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One of Canada's most versatile sports personalities. Jason hosts The Jason Gregor Show, weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m., on TSN 1260, and he writes a column every Monday in the Edmonton Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonGregor
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#1 Wanye Gretz
July 24 2009, 12:26PM
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Colin McDonald signed with the Oilers???

And you guys thought we weren't going to get an impact player this summer.

*buries face in hands, weeps bitterly*

(leaves to go stare at the leaking goat picture more)

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#2 Tim
July 24 2009, 12:26PM
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Gregor, I couldn't agree more about Biron. I'm not a big fan of his and I'd take Khabibulin over him every time. Plus I don't understand why everyone is writing off JDD.

Any word on Smid, Brule or Schremp signing soon?

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#3 Mike
July 24 2009, 12:28PM
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Gregor, do you think Cogliano is better on the wing? And do you think he'll actually play there? If he can be better in dot, I'd rather see him there.

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#4 oilersinsider
July 24 2009, 12:29PM
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I agree about Biron, he's simply being over-valued by fans now that he's signed for so cheap. It's like they think that was his asking price all along, which it wasn't.

I keep doing the math on San Jose, and I juat don't see how they can make a trade involving anyone for Heatley without some shuffling first. They have 10 forwards signed and no cap space. Even if they clear space, they have to clear enough to fill the roster for the start of the year. Let's say they do so with entry level contracts, that's like $1.5 million is it not? Adding Heatley makes doing so even more pressing for the Sharks.

If Ottawa and San Jose make a one for one trade, downfall will have to come in terms of other players being moved that make a lot of money for the Sharks.

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#5 Archaeologuy
July 24 2009, 12:35PM
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I'm not sure that Biron is clearly worse than Bulin, although I wont say he's clearly better either. If the Oilers are involved in a 3 way deal with SJ then I hope to god they dont ask for Cheechoo. That guy hasnt been good since 2007 and he's only getting worse.

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#6 Jason Gregor
July 24 2009, 12:37PM
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Tim wrote:

Any word on Smid, Brule or Schremp signing soon?

They don't have many options really, unless Schremp goes to Europe which he says he doesn't want to.

Brule's camp doesn't want a two-way deal, but they probably have no choice but to accept it.

Smid will re-sign eventually, they don't see it being a problem.

Mike wrote:

Gregor, do you think Cogliano is better on the wing? And do you think he’ll actually play there? If he can be better in dot, I’d rather see him there.

No one has seen enough of him on the wing to know for sure if he'll adapt to it. If he can't win faceoffs at a higher rate, he'll have no choice. He has less responsibilities in the defensive zone as a winger so I can't see why it would be that hard for him.

I wouldn't mind seeing him there, if only because that means he'll be in the top six. I think his production jumps drastically if he plays there rather than on the third line with the likes of Pisani and Moreau.

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#7 swany
July 24 2009, 12:37PM
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Gregor did Heatley like his new VID? (hahaha) I would like to see Cogs get a shot on the first line LW he has proven he can finish, plus he can skate to keep up with Hemmer. But do you think he can think the game good enough to play there? After scoring 18 goals playing with nobody that can pass like Hemmer he might be a 25-35 goal guy IF he can find the open spots. I would play Penner on Sam's LW adds some size and he should win the battles on the boards the only problem with that is where does Nilsson play. My second line would be Penner, Gagner, Patty

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#8 Jason Gregor
July 24 2009, 12:38PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

I’m not sure that Biron is clearly worse than Bulin, although I wont say he’s clearly better either. If

Stanley Cup ring, and the fact that Biron has never been mentioned as a top-ten goalie in the league. Khabibulin has.

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#9 Halibut
July 24 2009, 12:40PM
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The thing about Khabibulin is that he's not just a risk when he's 40 he's a risk this year and next and the year after that. If at any time he gets injured or decides to retire we're on the hook. Plus he's frequently injured and didnt play well for Chicago until last season. We had to sign Roli when he was 36 after the run to the cup but continually signing old players to large contracts is playing with fire, one of these times we're going to get burnt.

I think the reason they signed him was to try and impress Heatley, see we've got a name goaltender we are a competitive team. It was more desperate than sending out a video.

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#10 Jason Gregor
July 24 2009, 12:40PM
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@ swany:

If Nilsson isn't in the top six he won't play. Penner could play on the 3rd line if necessary, but Nilsson can't because he has zero jam or checking ability.

Thinking the game on the wing is easier than playing the middle. Cogliano might struggle a bit at first, but if they give him time to get used to the wing I don't see why he can't succeed there.

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#11 Archaeologuy
July 24 2009, 12:41PM
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@ Jason Gregor: Undoubtedly, but we arent comparing Khabibulin 2004 to Biron 2009. This is Bulin 2009 to Biron 2009. Right now, I dont know that Biron is considerably worse than Bulin.

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#12 Bill Rizer
July 24 2009, 12:41PM
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I agree of the three Khabibulin is the best, and he will help the Oilers. I'm just not sold on grabbing a goaltender (or any player) of that age.

As for JDD he may be a solid backup at some point, but I don't think he's showing that he's a got to guy and the Oilers know it. So it's time to look for a young guy that can be our goalie of the future while Khabby is here.

Plan ahead Tambo please.

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#13 GarbageManBrian
July 24 2009, 12:42PM
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Any three way deal with San Jose that includes Marleau better have Ryan Clowe in the mix ..... We need his grit and from what I hear, has NHL captain written all over him

GarbageManBrian

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#14 dyckster
July 24 2009, 12:46PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

3 way deal

All this talk about three ways is making me want to go find some velcro gloves and a willing, non leaky goat.

I lived in The Peg when Bulin played there, I liked him then and I still like him. More importantly as has been said previously, JDD and maybe even DD are finally going to get an opportunity to show their worth. One of those two guys is going to make a positive splash this coming season and make us forget about Roli, Biron, Anderson and every other goalie thats been discussed over the last while.

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#15 IamNoExpert
July 24 2009, 12:50PM
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Hey Gregor,

I totally agree with you on this one. There is so way Cogliano should be in the mix if there is a possible 3-way deal.

That being said, this whole Heatley fiasco has gone too far. I think its time Tambo pull the plug on this deal and begin to focus on other ways to improve this team. Here are a few possible moves he could attempt:

1) Grit!!!! The Oilers are way too easy to play against. Try giving up one of the 100 small, skilled players and try to land a guy that can stir things up. As much as I dislike him, I think Tootoo would play that role perfectly because he is a little S##t disturber. Give up Nilsson and a pick.

2)As far fetched as it probably is, there have been rumblings of Kovalchuk being shopped around. Now I dont know what the truth is behind this but he is hands down a better player then Douchebag Dany.

3) Give Schremp a shot!!! I know he is a below par skater and he has a history of not getting along with the coach (MacT), but this guy is skilled as hell. He has been rotting away in the minors when if he was up in the show he could have been developed into the player we all expect of him.

All the excuses from last year are gone with the departure of Craig (Hair-do) MacTavish. Lets see something done so that the only excuse we can use is that this whole Heatley mumbo-jumbo was too much of a distraction, or Penner gained 75 pounds over the Olympic break and completely "weighed" down the whole team. No pun intended.

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#16 Rick
July 24 2009, 12:56PM
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Jason, a question about the video the Oilers sent;

Is there any insight on what prompted the video getting delivered To Heatley. Was this their own initiative or is there soem chance it may have been the result of Heatley or his agent requesting additional information from the Oilers?

I really want to believe that less than a week after KP said they pretty much gave up on the deal that the Oilers wouldn't do a complete 180 on their own.

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#17 Atlantic Oil
July 24 2009, 01:00PM
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Halibut wrote:

I think the reason they signed him was to try and impress Heatley,

I think they would've signed Biron if they wanted to impress Heatley.." See your not the only one here with f**ked up eyes!"

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#18 swany
July 24 2009, 01:02PM
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Rick wrote:

Jason, a question about the video the Oilers sent; Is there any insight on what prompted the video getting delivered To Heatley. Was this their own initiative or is there soem chance it may have been the result of Heatley or his agent requesting additional information from the Oilers? I really want to believe that less than a week after KP said they pretty much gave up on the deal that the Oilers wouldn’t do a complete 180 on their own.

That would be like a Harper saying he won't raise taxes and then guess what he does

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#19 swany
July 24 2009, 01:04PM
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Gregor question why keep going after Heatley without a deal still in place with the Sens, or is there?????

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#20 Rick
July 24 2009, 01:09PM
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swany wrote:

That would be like a Harper saying he won’t raise taxes and then guess what he does

That's why I'm curious.

If the Oilers did this on their own initiative I think it really does make look the desperate fools some people are suggesting they are.

If they are responding to some sort of request for information from Heatley's camp then it's simply due dilligence on their part and is completely reasonable.

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#21 jt35
July 24 2009, 01:10PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

@ swany: If Nilsson isn’t in the top six he won’t play. Penner could play on the 3rd line if necessary, but Nilsson can’t because he has zero jam or checking ability. Thinking the game on the wing is easier than playing the middle. Cogliano might struggle a bit at first, but if they give him time to get used to the wing I don’t see why he can’t succeed there.

What about placing Cogs on #1LW, line 2 is Nilsson, Gagner, O'Sullivan and then drop Penner to #3C. The biggest question mark is whether Penner will be able to skate enough to be a center. But, as far as faceoffs, he's a superior option to Cogs. I'm a little worried about Penner covering enough ice to play C, but maybe he comes back this year with a renewed outlook and gives a little more effort.

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#22 Elaine
July 24 2009, 01:12PM
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I'm concerned the Oilers will not be good enough with their present roster to make the playoffs. Too many small players. I would trade Nillson for sure. Forget Heatley. He doesn't want to be in Edmonton and to give up some talent for a player that will be unhappy and probably a s@%t disturber is not good.

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#23 volfman
July 24 2009, 01:15PM
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swany wrote:

That would be like a Harper saying he won’t raise taxes and then guess what he does

He did?

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#24 Travis Dakin
July 24 2009, 01:15PM
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Rick wrote:

If the Oilers did this on their own initiative I think it really does make look the desperate fools some people are suggesting they are. If they are responding to some sort of request for information from Heatley’s camp then it’s simply due dilligence on their part and is completely reasonable.

People keep forgetting that he still has never said "NO" to a trade to the Oilers. He has a NTC and he's just trying to explore all of his options before the season starts. Edmonton is not the first place he wants to go and that is fine. That's what NTC's are for. I don't blame him for that. I say the Oilers have an obligation to stay in it until there is a definitive no. That's not desperation. It's called a potential employer trying to attract a highly desired employee. Any one of us would take the time to really make a solid decision on where we were going to collect our paychecks for the next 5 years regardless of how much that paycheck is. Think from that perspective.

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#25 Victoria
July 24 2009, 01:21PM
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For the record, the Oilers didn't wait until July 2nd to sign Khabibulin. He signed barely an hour after Roli signed with the Islanders. Gives me the impression that Tambellini wouldn't be very good at a staring contest.

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#26 Victoria
July 24 2009, 01:22PM
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Atlantic Oil wrote:

Halibut wrote: I think the reason they signed him was to try and impress Heatley, I think they would’ve signed Biron if they wanted to impress Heatley..” See your not the only one here with f**ked up eyes!”

No we already have Moreau for that, anyways.

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#27 freeze
July 24 2009, 01:29PM
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Tim wrote:

Any word on Smid, Brule or Schremp signing soon?

Dan Tencer interviewed Robbie yesterday. This is from the blog post: Tencer wrote:

And, if it doesn't work this time around, he's not likely going to end up back in the minors right away. His three-year entry level contract has expired and he's about to sign a new deal that won't allow him to be shuffled back and forth between the NHL and the minors. And, no, he doesn't anticipate any trouble coming to terms with the Oilers.

Is it just me or does that sound like a one-way deal?

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#28 Rick
July 24 2009, 01:29PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Think from that perspective.

Quite honestly I don't care about re-hashing Heatley's reasons for doing any of the things he is doing, it's a tired story that I just wish would come to a conclusion one way or another as soon as possible.

However, I am interested in how the Oilers conduct themselves and I would really like to believe that they aren't as wishy washy as they appear after yesterday's article and KP's comments a wekk ago.

For me the answer to my question makes a difference. If the answer is available.

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#29 Ogden Brother
July 24 2009, 01:29PM
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To Ott: Penner/Smid/SJ1st

To SJ: Heatly

To Edm: Marleau

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#30 ronaldo
July 24 2009, 01:30PM
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Halibut wrote:

I think the reason they signed him was to try and impress Heatley

We don't need a Stanley Cup winning goalie or video to impress anyone...we have a championship winning goat.

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#31 swany
July 24 2009, 01:30PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Rick wrote: If the Oilers did this on their own initiative I think it really does make look the desperate fools some people are suggesting they are. If they are responding to some sort of request for information from Heatley’s camp then it’s simply due dilligence on their part and is completely reasonable. People keep forgetting that he still has never said “NO” to a trade to the Oilers. He has a NTC and he’s just trying to explore all of his options before the season starts. Edmonton is not the first place he wants to go and that is fine. That’s what NTC’s are for. I don’t blame him for that. I say the Oilers have an obligation to stay in it until there is a definitive no. That’s not desperation. It’s called a potential employer trying to attract a highly desired employee. Any one of us would take the time to really make a solid decision on where we were going to collect our paychecks for the next 5 years regardless of how much that paycheck is. Think from that perspective.

I thnik what he was meening was that KP was on the air saying they have basicly given up on him then 2 days later this DVD thing comes out. what's the story either they gave up or his story was a smoke screen to the fans, unless the DVD was requested.

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#32 Victoria
July 24 2009, 01:31PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Archaeologuy wrote: I’m not sure that Biron is clearly worse than Bulin, although I wont say he’s clearly better either. If Stanley Cup ring, and the fact that Biron has never been mentioned as a top-ten goalie in the league. Khabibulin has.

I think Khabibulin is highly overrated because he has that Cup ring, it's the only prove people can give that he's a good goalie. Roloson was arguably one knee injury away from having a Cup ring (and possibly a Conn Smythe), yet we think he's garbage. Funny how that works.

In the past Khabibulin has either played well behind a good team or sucked behind a crappy team... we'll see how he does behind the Oilers.

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#33 Travis Dakin
July 24 2009, 01:33PM
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Rick wrote:

For me the answer to my question makes a difference. If the answer is available.

The answer to your question is that Tambellini doesn't tell KP anything. haha

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#34 Victoria
July 24 2009, 01:34PM
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*proof

(like, 'I need to proof-read my posts')

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#35 danjo1
July 24 2009, 01:37PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

The Oilers have been to OKC and checked out the Ford Centre, and that’s where the yield sign comes in.

LOL what a horrible pun. But I like it just the same!!

Question for you though Jason: Basically everyone and their dog has given up hope on Heatley coming to Edmonton, except for the Oilers. Do you think they know something we don't, or do you believe Heatley is just doing that good of a job of keeping them hooked?

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#36 Travis Dakin
July 24 2009, 01:39PM
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@ swany: When Dan Barnes reported the video he was saying that it was sent the weekend before if I recall. I really believe that KP really isn't privy to what goes on in the GM's office. He's out of the loop and was just speculating. It was Lowe and Tambellini that went to Kelowna. KP isn't in the picture. I think he was just being honest in that the team has stopped anticiapting that he will be an Oiler. It's starting to seem more and more obvious to anybody as the weeks pass. But it would stupid to give up trying while there has been no definitive "NO."

Hell, none of us would ever get any action if we didn't get what we wanted on the first date. I don't think it shows desperation to "woo" someone. haha You gotta lay the ground work, take her out to dinner, convince her that you're not some psycho and build the trust.

your's truly

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#37 swany
July 24 2009, 01:45PM
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Everyone relates this to dating, it's like getting to third base to be tagged out at home, just because you got tagged out doesn't mean you won't try and steal home the next time.

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#38 Travis Dakin
July 24 2009, 01:48PM
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yeah I'm no the first to make that analogy obviously but it hold true. I'd personally be pissed if the Oilers gave up trying. However if they mad some similar huge trade involving some of the players mentioned then I'd be happy.

If it all does go through and Heatley is an Oiler, I for one would not be holding any grudge against him. I can relate.

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#39 ronaldo
July 24 2009, 01:48PM
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swany wrote:

Everyone relates this to dating, it’s like getting to third base to be tagged out at home, just because you got tagged out doesn’t mean you won’t try and steal home the next time.

So your saying we just need to add more alcohol to the situation?

(may be going to hell for this)

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#40 ScubaSteve
July 24 2009, 01:49PM
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Victoria wrote:

Roloson was arguably one knee injury away from having a Cup ring (and possibly a Conn Smythe), yet we think he’s garbage. Funny how that works.

Nobody says Roli is garbage, they are simply saying that Khabi is better. Not everyone likes Roli- Get over it.

and BTW, no way Roli wins the Conn Smythe, Pronger had it hands down if the Oil take the cup.

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#41 Ogden Brother
July 24 2009, 01:49PM
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swany wrote:

Everyone relates this to dating, it’s like getting to third base to be tagged out at home, just because you got tagged out doesn’t mean you won’t try and steal home the next time.

Except we haven't even got to first yet :(

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#42 Travis Dakin
July 24 2009, 01:56PM
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Ogden Brother wrote:

Except we haven’t even got to first yet

Sure we have. They went over to his house and watched a movie together. The Lowe, Tambellini and Heatley all cuddled up on the couch. Heatley was in the middle. They ate popcorn and then Heatley went skiing! haha

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#43 swany
July 24 2009, 01:56PM
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Ogden Brother wrote:

swany wrote: Everyone relates this to dating, it’s like getting to third base to be tagged out at home, just because you got tagged out doesn’t mean you won’t try and steal home the next time. Except we haven’t even got to first yet

Really it looked like a done deal until Heatley had to SLEEP on it that's pretty close to a home run just got tagged out at the plate, for all you Meatloaf lovers out there

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#44 swany
July 24 2009, 01:58PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

Ogden Brother wrote: Except we haven’t even got to first yet Sure we have. They went over to his house and watched a movie together. The Lowe, Tambellini and Heatley all cuddled up on the couch. Heatley was in the middle. They ate popcorn and then Heatley went skiing! haha

That's just nasty (hahahahaha)

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#45 Travis Dakin
July 24 2009, 01:58PM
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swany wrote:

Really it looked like a done deal until Heatley had to SLEEP on it that’s pretty close to a home run just got tagged out at the plate, for all you Meatloaf lovers out there

One usuallys 4 chances at the plate a game.

You know, that song gets awesome if you place Tambellini and Heatley in as the characters.

Heatley: "STOP RIGHT THERE!!!! I gotta know right now...."

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#46 vern
July 24 2009, 01:59PM
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Biron would not have signed in Edmonton that cheap. He has never played in the west. he was down to his last option.The oilers went with their best available option to fill their biggest need. If they waited and missed out on everyone how would the fans have reacted.Heatly has never said no. He has never publicly said a bad word about edmonton or the oilers. The oil are doing everything they can to land the best avalible player. If Scremp earns it he will get playing time. He wasent producing in the AHL last year.

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#47 swany
July 24 2009, 02:01PM
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ScubaSteve wrote:

Victoria wrote: Roloson was arguably one knee injury away from having a Cup ring (and possibly a Conn Smythe), yet we think he’s garbage. Funny how that works. Nobody says Roli is garbage, they are simply saying that Khabi is better. Not everyone likes Roli- Get over it. and BTW, no way Roli wins the Conn Smythe, Pronger had it hands down if the Oil take the cup.

The Oilers never thought Roli was garbage, they offered him a 1 year deal at 3 mil they just didn't want that second year, Habbi is only 36 Roli is 40 and Habbi has something to prove lets wait and see I for one think he will be as good as Roli or better.

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#48 swany
July 24 2009, 02:05PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

swany wrote: Really it looked like a done deal until Heatley had to SLEEP on it that’s pretty close to a home run just got tagged out at the plate, for all you Meatloaf lovers out there One usuallys 4 chances at the plate a game. You know, that song gets awesome if you place Tambellini and Heatley in as the characters. Heatley: “STOP RIGHT THERE!!!! I gotta know right now….”

before we go any further will you play here, will you play here forever!!!!

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#49 Alon
July 24 2009, 02:11PM
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@ Ogden Brother:

Won't work. SJ still wont be able to pay a full roster, and Penner/Smid is too expensive for Marleau.

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#50 swany
July 24 2009, 02:15PM
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Alon wrote:

@ Ogden Brother: Won’t work. SJ still wont be able to pay a full roster, and Penner/Smid is too expensive for Marleau.

Everyone keeps bringing up SJ as a posible place for Heatley, NO WAY they have no money and still have 5 open roster spots how in the world does anyone think they can do that, they would have to move out about 15 mil to get Heatley and use the other 7.5 mil to sign 5 to 6 more players, SJ is going to have to dump salary just to afford to fill there roster not take money back NO WAY.

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