Shopping List

Lowetide
October 25 2010 06:28PM

This is Wayne Cashman. He was a load. Tough in the corners, a mile past filthy and skilled enough to run with Esposito. A "Cashman-type" is at the top of the shopping list for the current Edmonton Oilers. Along with "????? to Hall" and "amazing stop by ????" and "Oilers most complete defenseman" is the need for a guy just like Wayne Cashman.

KNOW YOUR ROLE

As this season rolls along we can begin to see a clearer future. Taylor Hall brings ridiculous skill and determination, and may grow into a more physical role; Eberle brings the clever moves and the sixth sense on positioning;  Pääjärvi in the role of rapido.

Now that the team has 3 potential offensive leaders years from their peak, the next step is to find complementary talents.

There are three current Oilers who can run with the kids when they mature (barring injury). Ales Hemsky is an outstanding offensive player in the NHL, contributing an enormous amount to the most difficult item on the agenda - scoring goals.

Dustin Penner brings size and an impressive touch around the net, and as he showed at times a year ago he can carry a team for stretches.

Sam Gagner is the one potential "man in the middle" for the 5 men mentioned above. His exceptional ability to make passes in tight areas should prove beneficial for one of the three kids and he's been a good offensive partner for Penner.

After that, we have the aged (Horcoff) and the running-in-place (Cogliano) up the middle. One possible solution at center on the skill lines is Gilbert Brule. He doesn't bring the two-way ability of a Shawn Horcoff, but Brule has some jam and can score goals, a very valuable skill.

The shopping list for ST and the MBS should be a strong winger with Cashman's skill and gumption and a center who can dish butter passes to Taylor Hall for the next decade unless Gagner's the answer.

The blueline needs a complete talent. Someone who can move the puck via the pass or shank's pony, and also possesses the size and strength to sway the conversation in front of the net and along the boards. A big shot from the point and offensive creativity would be a nice addition to the resume, but we shouldn't be greedy about it.

Oiler fans well remember the exceptional impact Chris Pronger had spring 2006, and that is exactly the player-type this team needs to acquire before they can contend for the Stanley.

The Oilers have drafted exactly two elite level goaltenders and they came at about the same time. The current depth chart features an aging veteran and two guys the new coach is working hard to evaluate without actually trusting them at all. It's either funny or tragic.

The Oilers could do themselves a big favor by drafting and developing a well priced goaltender who can start 50+ games a season and give them a chance to win every night. Investing large cap funds on veteran G's means the team will no doubt have holes elsewhere.

NOTE: Edmonton may have addressed this situation (at least partly) with the drafting of young Q goalie Olivier Roy. He's off to a nice start in the QMJHL this season and is building a nice resume at the amateur level.

CONSIDER THE LIST

As the fall gives way to winter, and we spend long nights gazing at the 2010-11 Edmonton Oilers, it is important to keep the "shopping list" top of mind: filthy skill winger; C who can turn at least one of the kids into a 40+ goal scorer; a complete defender and a value-wise goalie whose SP is north of .915 most seasons.

In the coming weeks, we'll discuss names like Sean Couturier, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Adam Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog, David Musil and others. One of them will probably join the Oilers department of youth in the next couple of seasons; it is extremely likely the name called by Edmonton at the 2011 entry draft will have a scouting report that resembles one of the needs listed above.

It's going to be a fun winter.

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#1 The Real Scuba Steve
October 25 2010, 06:39PM
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FIST!!!

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#2 bigrroberto
October 25 2010, 06:44PM
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I have the pleasure of watching Nugent-Hopkins here in Red Deer. He's a ridiculous talent and the Oilers good sure use him up the middle.

The question still remains though, is it easier to develop/find a Pronger like prospect or a Yzerman like prospect?

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#4 Wanye
October 25 2010, 06:52PM
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bigrroberto wrote:

I have the pleasure of watching Nugent-Hopkins here in Red Deer. He's a ridiculous talent and the Oilers good sure use him up the middle.

The question still remains though, is it easier to develop/find a Pronger like prospect or a Yzerman like prospect?

As much as I have screamed about MPS dropping the S I would be the first to lead the parade for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to drop a surname.

He sounds like the President of the local Country Club's no good Son, who spends his days trying to be the waitresses and working on his short game.

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#5 RossCreekNation
October 25 2010, 06:52PM
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He's not exactly what this team is looking for, but he does bring a combination of size & skill that they could use -- Blake Wheeler is rumored to be available out of Boston.

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*Whispers* Adam Larsson, Adam Larsson, ADAM LARSSON!

*disappears into the darkness*

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#7 Soft Hands McSteeley - FIST Movement
October 25 2010, 06:58PM
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The Real Scuba Steve wrote:

FIST!!!

Nice work Scuba Steve!

SQUEE SQUEE

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#8 DC
October 25 2010, 07:07PM
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ineptflux - Team Trade WanyeGretz For Oodle Noodle Instore Credit wrote:

*Whispers* Adam Larsson, Adam Larsson, ADAM LARSSON!

*disappears into the darkness*

I agree..... So far.

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#9 common sense
October 25 2010, 07:08PM
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Gagner appears rather small out there, almost like a boy among men. I don't think Gagner and Cogliano are gonna be part of another winning Oilers tradition. I'd quietly trade these two.

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#10 Horcsky
October 25 2010, 07:12PM
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common sense wrote:

Gagner appears rather small out there, almost like a boy among men. I don't think Gagner and Cogliano are gonna be part of another winning Oilers tradition. I'd quietly trade these two.

haha, quietly trade? In this case, you have an oxymoron there sir.

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#11 Woodguy
October 25 2010, 07:18PM
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Pitlik might be Cashman-like. He got suspended today for a kneeing incident and is built thick with offensive instincts.

Marincin isn't Pronger, but he might be Meyerseque

No C as you desribed on the horizon, although Paajarvi seems to posess the size, speed, passing ability and defensive acumen for the position. I think the guys at CnB kicked that around a few days back.

The Oilers need to make a Salo for Gilbert trade.

Haven't seen a nice trade like that for a long time.

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#12 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
October 25 2010, 07:51PM
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"The Oilers could do themselves a big favor by drafting and developing a well priced goaltender who can start 50+ games a season and give them a chance to win every night. Investing large cap funds on veteran G's means the team will no doubt have holes elsewhere."

Unfortunately that guy was traded this summer for a rather paltry sum.

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#13 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
October 25 2010, 07:53PM
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Soft Hands McSteeley - FIST Movement wrote:

Nice work Scuba Steve!

SQUEE SQUEE

You have to pick up your game soft/stone hands. you need to be FIST at least 60% of the time.

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#14 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
October 25 2010, 07:54PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

He's not exactly what this team is looking for, but he does bring a combination of size & skill that they could use -- Blake Wheeler is rumored to be available out of Boston.

Wheeler for Cogs would be a decent trade for both clubs.

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#15 Vaclav
October 25 2010, 08:25PM
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@Lowetide

LT... could Marincin develop into that player? He's had an impressive start to his WHL career and certainly has the frame.

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#17 book¡e
October 25 2010, 09:08PM
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LT, question for you - What's eating Gilbert (not grape)?

The guy has looked like a serviceable defenseman.

Where is the rest of his game?

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#18 Aitch
October 25 2010, 09:10PM
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After seeing OilChange, I have a feeling that the Oilers saw something different in Marincin than Redline. That scout almost seemed giddy at the idea of getting Pitlick and Marincin. I don't think you get giddy over a guy you project to be a 4-5 guy. Happy, maybe, but not giddy.

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#19 bdiddy18
October 25 2010, 09:12PM
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Any word on what undrafted Benjamin Conz is doing? Anyways in this rebuild process it obvious you can identify a need at every position, hence why its called a rebuild.

It is true that the answers do not lie in signing UFA's. But there are tons of examples that relying on drafting and development of prospects doesn't make you a contender either. Otherwise Florida, Columbus, Atlanta, St. Louis and Phoenix should be the front runners for the Stanley Cup this year.

Trades still have to be part of the equation and scouting younger UFAs to fill a role that is needed.

The Oilers I believe will spend this year identifying their "new" core. And creating a list of expendable assets that they could use to attain players to fit the roles that are required.

the best asset the Oilers have is time.. something some other markets might not have and a chance to snag a few players to continue the growth in Edmonton at at the same time get salary cap friendly in time for the contracts of the "new" core.

Example are the Rangers desperate enough to make the playoffs this year? Enough to consider Penner for Brandon Dubinsky??

The perfect mix is required, the right draft picks, the savvy trades and the shrewd UFA signings.

Tambi get'er done

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#20 HardBoiledOil
October 25 2010, 09:18PM
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the Oilers had a chance to draft the highly regarded Calvin Pickard in the 2nd round of this years draft, and took Curtis Hamilton instead, so don't hold your breath that they will draft a goalie who could make an impact anytime soon. i like Hamilton, but i think they should have taken Pickard when they had the chance.

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#22 book¡e
October 25 2010, 09:22PM
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True enough - now that you mention it, I remember him finding his game near the end of last year with Whitney. I hope it doesn't take that long this year.

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#23 The Other John
October 25 2010, 09:30PM
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I think the priority is to find a stud D man either Larson or Musil and in the next year or two find, develop or steal a tender.

We also need to draft and develop some coke machines that are not coke machines. Ie someone who can actually stand up for his team when someone with large forwards like.....say SJ decides they are going to go for the league record for hits in a single period.

Not a good message to teach the kids......game is out of reach, time to text the old lady to see what she PVRed to watch after the game

Cashman would have speared Nichol and when confronted by the ref would have said "speared"......." He is so short, I could never spear him" and then skated by the Shark bench and muttered "next guy run and and Jumbo Joe is going to the dentist". Beauty and he did not fight that much actually.

Would love a 1st line center but think we need Stud D and we do NOT have one in the system. Ditto keeper

But we have have to be WAY WAY harder to play against and I do not mean fighting........we have to compete 500% better than Saturday night. The reason you have a leavening of veterans is to show the kids how to play. And I do not mean the guys playing 7-10 minutes a night. If I was a veteran I would apologize to the kids for letting them and the team down

Seriously wonder if Penner is sulking a bit because the kids are getting 15+ minutes a night and some PP and PK time. He looks just a wee bit off and I query if it is attitude?

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#24 IHeartHemsky
October 25 2010, 09:57PM
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When SHea Weber get to UFA? Is there hope in hell he will test the market?

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#25 Archaeologuy
October 25 2010, 09:58PM
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If the Oil pick top 3 this year then there are 2 Centres and a D-man to pick from. It sounds like Couturier is the favorite for #1 right now. He's a huge kid at 6'4" and wont be accused of being a smurf any time soon. Keeping this losing streak alive for as long as possible is the best way for this team to address 1/3 of its biggest organizational needs.

If the Oil have decided that the kids are the direction they want to go then Penner will be the odd man out on the left side. He's going to be one of the best assets the club has left that isnt under 25 and tagged for the future. He's a heckuva player when he's going, but if he can fetch prospects/picks then he might have to be sacrificed in the name of rebuilding. I'm not calling for him to get traded like so many looney's do regarding Gagner, just thinking out loud that it makes sense to cash in on his value.

Hopefully that leaves enough cash in the bank to attempt to re-up Hemsky in the summer.

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#26 T.C.
October 25 2010, 10:23PM
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This is awesome!six games in and everybodys talking about next season.Can't we hope for the best this season instead of the worst.maybe a few trades will go our way this season.GO OILERS!!!!!!!!!

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#27 Archaeologuy
October 25 2010, 10:35PM
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@T.C.

This season is all about next season. The Oilers trotted out all these kids and said, "look how good they WILL be! Look at our future, its so bright."

6 games in Edmonton is 30 out of 30 again and thats with their best skater and starting goalie in the line-up. Next season is what this whole season is going to be gearing up for.

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#28 Ryan2
October 25 2010, 10:39PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

If the Oil pick top 3 this year then there are 2 Centres and a D-man to pick from. It sounds like Couturier is the favorite for #1 right now. He's a huge kid at 6'4" and wont be accused of being a smurf any time soon. Keeping this losing streak alive for as long as possible is the best way for this team to address 1/3 of its biggest organizational needs.

If the Oil have decided that the kids are the direction they want to go then Penner will be the odd man out on the left side. He's going to be one of the best assets the club has left that isnt under 25 and tagged for the future. He's a heckuva player when he's going, but if he can fetch prospects/picks then he might have to be sacrificed in the name of rebuilding. I'm not calling for him to get traded like so many looney's do regarding Gagner, just thinking out loud that it makes sense to cash in on his value.

Hopefully that leaves enough cash in the bank to attempt to re-up Hemsky in the summer.

Although the Oilers do need a stud d-man, Couturier would have to be the #1 pick based on size and skill. Getting a big centreman with skill is tough and would set the team up nicely for the future up front.

As far as trading Penner goes, my gut feeling is that he will likely be gone at the trade deadline or draft this season. I really can't see him re-signing here, unfortunately, and I don't think the Oilers will want to pay top dollar for his probable last big contract either. While I have been a big proponent of his all along (mostly on the Cult of Hockey site), I am starting to resign myself to the fact that he is a valuable asset that will likely be moved. This is one of the reasons I was hoping that Tambi would chase Nathan Horton last season - the Oilers can use a winger with size that can score.

WRT trading Gagner, if the right deal was offered Tambi would have to consider it. Sam is a 2nd line centreman on a good team those players are not untouchable. To be honest, outside of the 3 rookies, there really is nobody that is untouchable in the current rebuild (the Oilers' untradeables are another matter altogether, though LOL)

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#29 Archaeologuy
October 25 2010, 10:46PM
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@Ryan2

As I've said before, the 2014 Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers still need a 2nd line centre. I see no reason why that cant be Sam Gagner (assuming the Oil draft another #1 centreman). Until they have better younger options at C1 and C2, I cant see a scenario where Gagner gets moved.

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#30 C-DOG
October 25 2010, 10:54PM
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common sense wrote:

Gagner appears rather small out there, almost like a boy among men. I don't think Gagner and Cogliano are gonna be part of another winning Oilers tradition. I'd quietly trade these two.

Your name says it all my friend.

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#32 SK Oiler Fan
October 25 2010, 11:01PM
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Well Penner is going to have to start looking like he gives a s##t to raise his trade value.

We likley don't have to worry about getting some actual NHL D until next year, but does

Brewer, Woywitka, Lynch for Pronger = Gilbert, Petry, Peckham for Weber or Doughty with a 6yr / 8M extension??

Nashville doesn't like to spend money. I think their highest salary ever is 4.5 / year.

Weber and Doughty will be the best D-men in the league for the next 7 - 10 years. Both are RFA after this year. Start thinking about it Tambo, lord knows you need time for these decisions.

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#33 C-DOG
October 25 2010, 11:14PM
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@Archaeologuy

What did you think of Logan Couture's game Saturday night considering he's playing with 3rd liners, and this play by Setoguchi when he was 10-15 feet behind Gagne and still caught him.

http://video.oilers.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20102011,2,110

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#34 Oilcruzer
October 25 2010, 11:15PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

As I've said before, the 2014 Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers still need a 2nd line centre. I see no reason why that cant be Sam Gagner (assuming the Oil draft another #1 centreman). Until they have better younger options at C1 and C2, I cant see a scenario where Gagner gets moved.

Tyler Pitlick is that Centre.

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#35 Archaeologuy
October 25 2010, 11:18PM
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@C-DOG

The link is the whole game's highlights. Is there a time-stamp you want me to look at?

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#36 Archaeologuy
October 25 2010, 11:20PM
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@Oilcruzer

Tyler Pitlick is that guy who will take both the First line and Second line jobs on the Oilers? Doesnt 40 minutes a night seem excessive?

I'm glad we're hanging the hopes of the organization on a 2nd round pick who hasnt played a minute of NHL hockey.

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#37 C-DOG
October 25 2010, 11:20PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

As I've said before, the 2014 Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers still need a 2nd line centre. I see no reason why that cant be Sam Gagner (assuming the Oil draft another #1 centreman). Until they have better younger options at C1 and C2, I cant see a scenario where Gagner gets moved.

Oilers would be cup Favorites in 14-15 if they had Seguin & Couterier up the middle, with Seguin back in junior and Paajarvi still in Swedan for this year, but that's a whole other debate.

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#38 Archaeologuy
October 25 2010, 11:25PM
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C-DOG wrote:

Oilers would be cup Favorites in 14-15 if they had Seguin & Couterier up the middle, with Seguin back in junior and Paajarvi still in Swedan for this year, but that's a whole other debate.

I wanted the Oilers to draft Seguin and you still managed to make me disagree with this statement. How do you keep doing this?

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#39 Archaeologuy
October 25 2010, 11:34PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

The link is the whole game's highlights. Is there a time-stamp you want me to look at?

Nevermind, I found it. You cant be seriously taking shots at Gagner's speed based on that one play? Setoguchi had taken 3 strides before Gagner intercepted the pass and turned up ice. That's a pretty weak attempt.

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#40 C-DOG
October 25 2010, 11:36PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

I wanted the Oilers to draft Seguin and you still managed to make me disagree with this statement. How do you keep doing this?

It's all about cap management man, were would Pitt and Chi be if Malkin was a 8.7 cap hit and toews was a 6.5 cap hit, when they won the cup? What would of happened to their depth? I guess we will never know. Remember we still need to upgrade the D.

That link works, once you get to that page you will see a link of Setaguchi's hit at 1:16 in the 2nd, that all about sums up my feelings about Gagne, and it's not the first time that has happened to him.

I know I'm beating a dead horse but when you call me a loon I have to respond, ha ha.

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#41 C-DOG
October 25 2010, 11:40PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

Nevermind, I found it. You cant be seriously taking shots at Gagner's speed based on that one play? Setoguchi had taken 3 strides before Gagner intercepted the pass and turned up ice. That's a pretty weak attempt.

He's not my cup of tea, heck, I don't even drink tea. I know what you are saying, but man that looked horrible and at least a bigger centre would of fended him off.

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#42 C-DOG
October 25 2010, 11:44PM
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@Archaeologuy

What about Couture's game, seems to be developing nicely and was never rushed, went back to junior for 2 extra years and a full season in the AHL were he had over a p/g.

53 points in 42 games.

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#43 C-DOG
October 25 2010, 11:57PM
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ineptflux - Team Trade WanyeGretz For Oodle Noodle Instore Credit wrote:

*Whispers* Adam Larsson, Adam Larsson, ADAM LARSSON!

*disappears into the darkness*

Before you get too excited about Adam Larsson, he's off to a bad start & is on pace to have a 8 point season, that's less than half of what he had last year in the same SEL, lets see how he plays the rest of the year and at the WJC first.

D-men are tougher to evaluate, forwards are more of a sure thing that high in the draft. Many stud D-men are chosen in the 2nd rnd and late first.

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#44 Rogue
October 26 2010, 12:34AM
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Gags can be #2 Center as long as the other 3 are big. Cogs, Penner, Horc and maybe Brule will be gone. Mind you, with his contract, Horc maybe still here as 3rd line center.

Whitney, Gilbert and Smid might still be here. But we need to put the fear of God into the opposition. They know they can freewheel and not get smeared into the boards with this motley crew.

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#45 spOILer
October 26 2010, 12:57AM
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Trade for Weber. Draft Couturier. Sign UFAs Glencross and Backes.

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#46 Evilstu
October 26 2010, 01:30AM
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@The Real Scuba Steve

Would somebody please explain the point of writing this? I assume, it is because you are the first poster for a new article......

WELL zippitydooofreakingdaw........how should I reply to that...?

Yay, good for you, shall I send you a box of home made hero cookies?

Please do not feel as though I am attacking you. This is a gerneral grievance, and I care not to disrespect anyone on a personal level. But man, it pisses me off.

Perhaps it is simply done for fun, and is quite harmless I am sure. However, I am also just as sure that those that post this four letter word take some form of pride in it...which is sad in so many ways.

I can't explain why this one little word that starts the replies to each article angers me so, but yet, there it is.

So, with that being said, congratulations for being the first person to notice a new article has been posted by one of the fine writers here at Oilers nation. Congratulations indeed are in order, just as I'm sure dressing yourselves without your mothers help deserves a heart felt pat on the back.

It is quite possible my response to that dirty little word is just as pointless, but just as the word I will not write appears, so does my reply. Both it seems, are probably quite pointless, and turns the ass hairs inside out for someone.

That is all.

God bless and

Go Oilers.

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#47 Dominoiler
October 26 2010, 01:36AM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

The link is the whole game's highlights. Is there a time-stamp you want me to look at?

at 1:30, setoguchi races back from 10-15 ft behind gagner to cream him into the boards...

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#48 pelhem grenville
October 26 2010, 06:39AM
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Evilstu wrote:

Would somebody please explain the point of writing this? I assume, it is because you are the first poster for a new article......

WELL zippitydooofreakingdaw........how should I reply to that...?

Yay, good for you, shall I send you a box of home made hero cookies?

Please do not feel as though I am attacking you. This is a gerneral grievance, and I care not to disrespect anyone on a personal level. But man, it pisses me off.

Perhaps it is simply done for fun, and is quite harmless I am sure. However, I am also just as sure that those that post this four letter word take some form of pride in it...which is sad in so many ways.

I can't explain why this one little word that starts the replies to each article angers me so, but yet, there it is.

So, with that being said, congratulations for being the first person to notice a new article has been posted by one of the fine writers here at Oilers nation. Congratulations indeed are in order, just as I'm sure dressing yourselves without your mothers help deserves a heart felt pat on the back.

It is quite possible my response to that dirty little word is just as pointless, but just as the word I will not write appears, so does my reply. Both it seems, are probably quite pointless, and turns the ass hairs inside out for someone.

That is all.

God bless and

Go Oilers.

...i completely agree...that avatar of yours?...is that you all liquored up grinning into buddy's camera checkin' out some chicks cheeks at the company BBQ?

very nice

... but why so much wasted energy over one word...not to mention the waste of space you took up 'splaining your wasted anger on all of us. There are probably many good traditional reasons why that word is so revered here but you sir are simply not blog worthy of imparting any of that information on you right this season!...can't you see we're all busy here rebuilding?

so, with that being said ( i loath that over used phrase and there should be a moratorium on it for a day starting today )

but really evilstu...you know we love ya man, just chill & know that outbursts of Anger Like Yours are usually met with hilarity and ridicule... try to have a nice day cranky pants :)

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#49 SumOil
October 26 2010, 07:29AM
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@ Lowetide

About the Marincin scouting report. Marincin played with under 20 team in slovakia which is a team in their men's hockey league. As a result, that team lost 31 games out of 36 and a goal differential of -108! I believe that is a huge reason for all the "bad habits" of Marincin. Since the team was getting butchered defensively, I think he chose to not venture out much in the offensive zone. Sine he was playing against much older, mature and physically developed players that he chose to handle them with better stickwork than use the body. I think him coming over to NA was the best move he made. Playing against kids his age, has allowed him to actually work on his kinks and I believe we will see a better player in this year's WJC. A player who is more confident and simply better. I am not saying that he will be as good as pronger or anything, but merely speculating the reason behind the player red line report saw him to be.

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#50 SumOil
October 26 2010, 07:33AM
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Lowetide wrote:

TC: I'm looking forward to this season. It's going to be fun watching these kids progress and the trade deadline should be a blast.

Having said that, one of the things we should be talking about during a rebuild is the draft. We're just beginning to get a glimpse of 2011 draft.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/columnist/woodlief/2010-10-22-chl-top-ten-prospects_N.htm

I doubt that the trade deadline would be much fun. Other than Vandermeer, we dont really have anyone one else on an expiring contract. Unless we are dangling Brule and of course Cogliano. The time to do good was during the waiver period where we should have taken players like Ritola and Pelech. But tambo was busy "assessing".

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