Time for Wreckum?

Lowetide
July 18 2010 01:13PM

The Edmonton Oilers signed D Theo Peckham this week. Capgeek has the numbers ($550,000 salary and cap hit at the big league level, $65,000 in the AHL).

With a very reasonable end-of-the roster contract, the risk of being lost on waivers, and a less than formidable depth chart one would assume Peckham can win the day with a solid training camp.

While he was still head coach, Pat Quinn said "when I first saw him (in an Oilers uniform), the scouting report was that he was a tough kid who didn't really know how to play. When he came back (on his most recent call-up), he showed us that he had a little bit more than just being a tough guy. As he played and gained our confidence, he was gaining his own as well. They were really good minutes for him."

Tom Renney (in an interview after being bumped to the head job) said much the same, implying Peckham impressed and they were looking forward to seeing him healthy and ready in the fall at training camp. This would be a reasonable depth chart (with the top 8D's making the lineup): 

  1. Tom Gilbert
  2. Ryan Whitney
  3. Sheldon Souray (trade block)
  4. Ladislav Smid
  5. Kurtis Foster
  6. Jim Vandermeer
  7. Jason Strudwick
  8. Theo Peckham (waiver eligible)
  9. Shawn Belle
  10. Taylor Chorney
  11. Richard Petiot
  12. Alex Plante
  13. Jeff Petry
  14. Johan Motin
  15. Jordan Bendfeld

Your list may vary, but that seems reasonable to me. Peckham has all kinds of room to move up on this list: Strudwick could be moved up front if he loses the competition, or he could retire and enter the coaching ranks; Vandermeer cleared waivers in June and can do it in the fall; Smid could falter when he takes on tougher minutes beginning in 10-11 (likely replaced by Foster) and Souray could be traded which may open up a slot in the top 6D depending on the return. Lots of room to maneuver for "Wreckum."

There is some competition below him on the depth chart, but Peckham has a strong case over the following: Belle isn't the same waiver concern so could be sent down with less worry; Chorney proved he needs more time to work on the defensive aspects of the game; Petry is a wild card who could jump the group but the organization has stated they want their prospects to progress along very specific check points (one being the AHL). The same could apply for Plante and Motin.

A prospect like Theo Peckham may never get another chance this good: he's impressed the incoming coach who is looking for exactly what he brings and the organization believes he may be able to handle a larger role based on the most recent viewing. If he shows up at TC ready to kick out the jams, Theo Peckham's NHL career might be well established one year from now.

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#1 Tha Legion
July 18 2010, 01:32PM
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Woot I love Theo! My THEOry is that he cracks the bottom pairing, he will make the occational annoying error ala Matt Greene but will flourish as the man who's smile I want to punch/defensive player.

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#2 RossCreekNation
July 18 2010, 01:35PM
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All signs point to yes when it comes to Theo Peckham having a job to lose, at least based on his waiver eligibility. Not certain he's fully ready, yet... I would think he could use a tad more seasoning, but its also possible he can get that here.

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#3 EasyOil
July 18 2010, 01:38PM
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Anyone have wreckum's draft-day scouting report? Would be interested to see what was thought of him then and if he's progressed along the right track...

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#5 DoubleJ
July 18 2010, 02:05PM
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I heard the story that Peckham during the combine testing he was ranked to go in the 5th round. But, because he went so hard that he puked at the end of his test. The Oilers noticed and picked him in the third round.

Peckham was one of the first guys to push himself to the point of getting sick. He pushed himself from round 5 up to round 3. During the combine all the agents started telling their guys to at least fake getting sick. Now every prospect who goes through the combine gets sick. It started with Peckham.

He's a guy who never takes a shift off, and I hope he makes the team this year.

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#6 Velo
July 18 2010, 02:06PM
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Like what this guy brings. Hope he can gain confidence and hold it together back there. There is a chance that he struggles...then we're in a pickle, as sending him down is presumably the loss of a decent player/prospect to another team. However, with the chart as you drew it up, LT, he's in there...and with an injury or two, he's in there for good.

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#7 EasyOil
July 18 2010, 02:06PM
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Muchos grazias LT. I've long been looking forward for Peckham to make the team full time and I hope this is the year. From the moment he played his first game in an Oil jersey and bowled over Jared Boll everyone knew he had something the team has sorely lacked in recent years.

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#8 Original West Coast Oil
July 18 2010, 02:15PM
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If Peckham can put in a decent amount of effort and come to camp in shape I can see him taking up the mantel Matt Greene wore

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#9 Max Powers - Team HME Evans
July 18 2010, 03:05PM
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@EasyOil

Don't have a report, but I was watching clips on the combine from that year and they did mention at the end that Theo Peckham had made a good impression on scouts with his impressive output.

It says a lot about an impression a player made when the wrap up is all about the top 5 prospects (Kessel, Staal, Johnson, Brassard, Toews) and a mention of someone who's supposed to go in the 5th (or wherever he was ranked).

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#10 Max Powers - Team HME Evans
July 18 2010, 03:09PM
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Man, what a difference one game can make. I was high on this guy too, until i seen him live in a pre-season game last year. Boy was he outclassed. Since seeing him that one time I've been trying to find reasons as to why he should stay in the bigs, but I haven't. The only positives of this guy I've seen (lately) has been on paper. I wonder about his puck skills. I guess I "saw him bad".

I'm really hoping for a good year from this guy cause I wanna like him.

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#11 EasyOil
July 18 2010, 03:19PM
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@Max Powers

Yeh that seems to say a lot about his work ethic and desire to do well, which is why I was surprised with the reports about his conditioning this year. Now whether that was just the coaches saying he had trouble getting back in to shape because of his injury or just generally not trying to get back in to shape I don't know.

Either way, with him, Whitney, Smid and Plante (down the line) manning the blue, we should hopefully have a tough, if not the most offensively gifted D corps (although Whitney and Gilbert are pretty good options, with Foster not looking too shabby if he can keep up with his current form).

Talking about Plante, I hear many conflicting reports about whether he tends to be a defensive or an offensive D-man, or is he a 2-way guy? Being from the UK, I only know about these guys mostly from highlight reels and various blogs! Doesn't help that ESPN UK hardly ever shows the Oilers, although I'm sure that Hall and company should help our cause!

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#12 Bar Qu
July 18 2010, 03:19PM
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@Max Powers - Team HME Evans

Which is why we remember that unless you are talking the Drew Doughty class of defenders, teams need to give a quality prospect many, many games to develop. Defence seems the most difficult position to translate from minors to the pro leagues (AHL or NHL) and it takes even good defenders a few years to 'get it'.

Go get 'em Peckham. I look forward to a good year (relatively speaking).

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#13 Max Powers - Team HME Evans
July 18 2010, 03:26PM
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@EasyOil

I'm with you on being surprised to hear about Peckham showing up out of shape last year. Especially someone who seems to have a good attitude. It couldn't be too bad if the coaches are still high on him this year, which would mean it was probably just an immature mistake from an immature player. Maybe he waited too long to start getting into camp shape or didn't work on cardio when he could have or something. Regardless, it seems as if the organization likes him and sees him in the future.

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#14 Tha Legion
July 18 2010, 03:39PM
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@Max Powers - Team HME Evans

In his defense he was hurt, however he did have conditioning problems in the past

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#16 Bank Shot
July 18 2010, 04:03PM
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If he performs well enough in camp by all means keep him. I wouldn't want to see him make the team just because of waiver eligibility though.

He hasn't been very good in the NHL to date, and there is no reason to believe he will have figured it out over the last off season.

I think there is a pretty good chance of him clearing waivers even if he is sent down. Pretty much every NHL team now has 5-7 Dmen already on their big roster, and they all have their own prospects to look at, as well as the fact that there are a bunch of UFAs still floating around to be signing.

Peckham is just another guy in the herd of waiver eligible defenders this season. Even if someone did grab him off the wire, the Oilers could always just go out and pick a comparable player right back. Calgary for example has 8 defencemen on one-ways, and have Pelech and Baldwin that need to clear waivers.

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#17 Max Powers - Team HME Evans
July 18 2010, 05:05PM
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Lowetide wrote:

In regard to the conditioning, it was Rob Daum who mentioned it.

Did Daum ever actually say his conditioning was a problem and it was because of his injury, or did he just say he was under conditioned and the rest of the world assumed it was due to injury?

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#18 Racki
July 18 2010, 05:12PM
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He's definitely a work in progress, but he's one of my fave Oilers, just for his physical play alone.

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#19 Mowzie
July 18 2010, 05:55PM
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I'd hope that with him being waiver eligible, that he will automatically be above Strudwick and Vandermeer on the depth chart. If we lose Peckam to waivers so that Strudwick can stay on the roster, I will puke all over my own puke.

If Souray is cast away, I'd hope Peckam can hold on to #5, and be paired with Vandermeer.

Whitney-Gilbert Smid-Foster Peckam-Vandermeer Strudwick

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#20 KSC10032
July 18 2010, 06:07PM
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My main concern is @ his overall skating level.

If he's nimble enough, the rest falls into the category of learning on the job.

Overall circumstances allowing, a young player always develops better/faster if he plays at the highest level he can keep his head above water at.

Much has been said @ the Oilers rushing kids too quickly, and these comments are certainly valid, particularly with repect to Chorney and others force-fed NHL minutes because of injuries and lack of suitable organizational depth. BUT, as well, the Oilers have often been guilty -- in past years -- of letting those kids that were ready to step up, stagnate and lose all forward momentum, by leaving them on the farm too long.

Possibly the single most important aspect of re-building is being willing to "prune the tree". The Oilers' recent practice of having one foot in each of the "rebuild" and "try to contend now" camps has effectively precluded this. If we are to be optimistic about anything going into this season, its that Tambellini has shown much more willingness to cut players loose. The specific decisions he has made to date are matters for a separate discussion.

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#21 EasyOil
July 18 2010, 06:14PM
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@Mowzie

I must admit I actually quite like those pairings, not quite the offensive flash or skill that we perhaps had with the likes of vis, souray, grebs (gilbert being the only remnant of that group of talented puckmovers and Whitney and Foster being new additions), but a group that looks gritty and hard to play against. A peckham-vandermeer pairing might make me nervous, perhaps a bit slow-footed for my liking, but its gotta be better than peckham being paired with struds.

It's interesting how post-SCF it was painfully clear that we didn't have nearly enough puckmoving d-men (save for MAB and maybe Tjarnqvist?!) and too many stay at home types, so management decided to go totally opposite to that by adding Pitkanen, Grebs, Souray and Gilbert, meaning that we could get the puck up the ice but couldn't keep it out of our net... Not helped by adding Vis, although Souray and Vis did demonstrate more defensive qualities than initially expected...

I'm cautiously optimistic that this year's blue-line is more balanced than we've seen in the last 4 years, although one more true NHL-calibre d-man would be handy.

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#22 EasyOil
July 18 2010, 06:37PM
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While we're on the topic of d-men, anyone else wished we'd drafted a quality d prospect this year?

I though Marincin was a good pick, but Blaine and Davidson could turn out to be adequately good or very bad, same goes for Hesketh and Bigos from last year. This would make Marincin our only quality D prospect of Junior age, and that worries me for the future...

Here's hoping for a lottery pick and a shot at Adam Larsson next year!

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#23 Cervantes
July 18 2010, 07:32PM
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I really hope Johnson is in the plans somewhere. I was really impressed with what he brought to the table last year after the trade, and a Johnson/Peckham pairing would be just fine with me.

Plus, with the low-cost contracts of Pecks, Struds, and probably Johnson... who cares if we sit one or two for a few games and trade in/out as needed? IMHO Struds should only be a temporary (one or two games) injury fill-in anyways. Anything longer and we should be calling someone up.

I think Johnson could easily fill 5/6 minutes, and if something happens and we need him to fill in 3/4 minutes with Smid or Foster, he might be able to handle that too. He showed up-side, potential, and all-around ability that was great.

In fact, the only reason I can think of that we haven't re-signed him so far is that maybe he had a bad attitude in the room near the end of the season, with all the losing and such. Otherwise, why wouldn't they try and get him back?

Heck, a bottom pairing that swaps Struds/Vandermeer (so they don't get tired) on one side, and Peckham/Johnson on the other (depending who's playing better) would be just fine.

Considering the past few years, I really can't believe that the organization wouldn't like to have an extra defender stashed away to replace a long injury. I see Struds and Vandermeer simply as vets for the room, and fillins when required. Surely they have enough hockey sense to see these guys are not 60+ game players anymore.

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#24 Milli
July 18 2010, 07:58PM
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Ya, I like Peckam alot. He brings that physical edge, hope he has a great camp.

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#25 Aitch
July 18 2010, 09:07PM
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This is the perfect time for Peckham.

He fights. He hits. He clears the net. He has the potential to be that nasty to play against defender. And the depth chart above of him, is downright laughable. Neither Vandemeer or Strudwick can be in the long term plans of the club. He should be coming in this year, perfecting how to put the puck off the glass, working on the PK and figuring out what he can get away with in front of the net. If the club is truly trying to re-build, they're not planning on making the playoffs this year. So, an occassional screw-up isn't going to have the same sting to it. Giving Peckham some on-job-training should pay off in the long-term, even if his ceiling is #5.

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#26 westcoastoil
July 18 2010, 10:22PM
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on a slightly different note, has there been any noise about a potential veteran to shore up RW? Since he's still unsigned I wonder if a 1 or 2 year pitch to Stempniak would bring some value. If he reverts to 15-20 goals so be it. If he lights it up he can showcase himself for a big payday (a la Hossa). He brings at least some scoring, or maybe a lot, and is a legitimate NHL player. Could be though that there will be no more moves until Souray's situation is settled.

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#27 esa tikkanen
July 18 2010, 10:57PM
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This may be a stupid question, but wouldn't Belle have to clear waivers too?

I am assuming he would. At this point, isn't Belle clearly a better player than Peckham? Since he is still only 25, and possibly only now getting into his prime, wouldn't it make more sense to keep Belle and give Peckham another year in the minors until he is clearly good enough to be in the NHL? If we have to choose between Belle and Peckham, and Belle is more ready now, I take Belle.

If I'm another team, I am more likely to take Belle over Peckham, too.

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#28 Racki
July 18 2010, 11:52PM
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@esa:

We're in a rebuild... the guy we should be keeping is the guy who has the most potential. Right now it's difficult to say how Peckham will turn out, but his potential is to be a stable, punishing d-man. With any luck, he'll develop stronger skating as well as defensive skills to go with his already rock solid physical game.

As for Belle, one way to look at it is he's 25 and has struggled up to this point. I don't really want to lose either guy, but I think we have to lean towards protecting the guy who's travelling nicely along their target path (Peckham) over the guy who has dropped off of it (Belle)... not to mention the guy was picked up as a UFA (seemingly showing that he didn't have that much value to other teams he played for).

But really though, again, we shouldn't be risking a guy who has potential in the future. I think Peckham has shown a lot of potential. If Belle shows that potential too in the future, then they should be risking Vandermeer via waivers (since they won't move Strudwick).

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#29 Aleslav Smidsky
July 19 2010, 12:26AM
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Theo Peckham has the number 6 spot for sure. Oilers got to be out of their mind or Strudwick or Vandermeer got to pull a miracle out of their ass to get it. Strudwick and Vandermeer careers arent going anywhere. Why risk losing the potential in Theo for either one of them two?

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#30 Blue Blooded
July 19 2010, 03:47AM
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westcoastoil wrote:

on a slightly different note, has there been any noise about a potential veteran to shore up RW? Since he's still unsigned I wonder if a 1 or 2 year pitch to Stempniak would bring some value. If he reverts to 15-20 goals so be it. If he lights it up he can showcase himself for a big payday (a la Hossa). He brings at least some scoring, or maybe a lot, and is a legitimate NHL player. Could be though that there will be no more moves until Souray's situation is settled.

No offence, but I think picking up a forward who can actually SKATE or play solid defensively would be waaaaaay brighter. "I-can't-skate-niak" would be a bad call IMO.

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#31 Rogue
July 19 2010, 07:25AM
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It would be awesome for this team if Peckham and Plante could fill the 4-6 dmen role. Big, physical, maybe a shutdown in Plante? Kind of like the Twin Towers days. Except we will need new nicks then. "Wreckum and Plantem" ?

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#32 SirFozz
July 19 2010, 08:10AM
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Rogue wrote:

It would be awesome for this team if Peckham and Plante could fill the 4-6 dmen role. Big, physical, maybe a shutdown in Plante? Kind of like the Twin Towers days. Except we will need new nicks then. "Wreckum and Plantem" ?

They would have to be REALLY big for the two of them to fill three spots. ;)

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#33 Rogue
July 19 2010, 08:26AM
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SirFozz wrote:

They would have to be REALLY big for the two of them to fill three spots. ;)

4-6 meant any 2 of those 3 spots. Oh,I get it.Duh. Monday. Save the oil paying for 1 dman.{}

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#34 JJmorrocco
July 19 2010, 09:01AM
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Any chance that Theo could make a transition to forward? Or is his skating and speed holding him back? With his size and edge he would have a strong presence in front of the net.

As for the conditioning wasn't Theo the top guy in the TC physicals last year?

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#35 madjam
July 19 2010, 09:27AM
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Peckham as a career tough guy perhaps , but i doubt he'll ever become a regular on defence . Looks to be a career AHL'er at best of times . Should clear waivers unless someone needs to add a relatively cheap fighter that can play limited minutes . Most of others on the list below him are better than him already defensively and moving the puck .

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#36 TonyDanzaPervo
July 19 2010, 10:07AM
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Off-topic, when does training camp officially start. Starting to drool here in the Bronx...

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#37 10k
July 19 2010, 10:19AM
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Mr. Lowetide,

Are you a real person or have you become a team or group? Over on the orig site you state that you just got back from holidays. Are you telling me that you have been posting on 2 sites while on vacation? Whoever or whatever you are, you are the best thing on the 'net... ever. You have made the last few years of being an Oiler fan bearable and have brought excitement and passion back to the present and future. May you and yours live long and prosper.

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#38 I'm a Scientist!
July 19 2010, 10:25AM
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Also off topic, Kovalchuk signed with the Devils. Thank God that is over... so now what?

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#39 Ender
July 19 2010, 10:49AM
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@I'm a Scientist!

So now the Kings still have some cap room to play with.

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#40 David S
July 19 2010, 10:57AM
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I'm a Scientist! wrote:

Also off topic, Kovalchuk signed with the Devils. Thank God that is over... so now what?

Maybe now we can start talking about "Shootem", "Scorem", and "Savem". You know, the NHL players we still need to fill out our roster.

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#41 Ender
July 19 2010, 11:03AM
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David S wrote:

Maybe now we can start talking about "Shootem", "Scorem", and "Savem". You know, the NHL players we still need to fill out our roster.

Shootem can go to the Flamers. I'm only interested in Scorem and Savem.

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#42 Max Powers - Team HME Evans
July 19 2010, 11:12AM
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JJmorrocco wrote:

Any chance that Theo could make a transition to forward? Or is his skating and speed holding him back? With his size and edge he would have a strong presence in front of the net.

As for the conditioning wasn't Theo the top guy in the TC physicals last year?

Pretty sure Eberle was tops in physicals last year.

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#43 RossCreekNation
July 19 2010, 11:15AM
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I'm a Scientist! wrote:

Also off topic, Kovalchuk signed with the Devils. Thank God that is over... so now what?

Rumoured deal with Philli & LA revolving around Simon Gagne. Jon Quick & Justin Williams' names have come up.

Also, Riley Nash signed with Carolina... http://twitter.com/angus_j/status/18930026790

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#44 Jason Gregor
July 19 2010, 11:15AM
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In other news, Riley Nash signs an entry level deal with the Canes. Clearly the kid had no interest in playing for the Oilers. He didn't like how he was treated, or in his eyes, sometimes ignored. It will be interesting to see how he and Martin Marincin (pick they traded him for) pan out. Nash will make $550,000 this year, $600,000 next year and $700,000 in his final year if he plays in the NHL. He'll make $62,500 in the AHL.

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#45 Slocan
July 19 2010, 11:19AM
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With Kovi now signed with NJ, any legs to the rumors regarding Souray to LA? Or possibly NYI to meet the cap minimum? It will certainly change the depth chart on D for the Oil depending on who they may get for Souray.

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#46 I'm a Scientist!
July 19 2010, 11:21AM
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David S wrote:

Maybe now we can start talking about "Shootem", "Scorem", and "Savem". You know, the NHL players we still need to fill out our roster.

I heard Savem went to the KHL for big money and a hot russian wife.

Shootem is still available. There are some questions about his attitude in the dressing room. Some team willing to take a risk might capitalize.

Scorem is highly sought after and is just biding his time until he gets the right offer. I sure hope the Oilers offer up Breakem and Missem for Scorem.

EDIT: Wow... re-reading my news about Scorem. Seems like he is the first UFA that can be bought with a trade. Interesting development. *facepalm*

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#47 RossCreekNation
July 19 2010, 11:36AM
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DISCLAIMER: Don't normally pass on Eklund stuff unless its for humor purposes or he has an e5 with it. He's put a few others out this summer with an e5 & beat other iniders on a couple scoops. Also, he does have some Flyer connects, so here goes...

Simon Gagne to Tampa e5

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#48 the tikk
July 19 2010, 11:43AM
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This entire thread was Nate's idea! Don't worry buddy, I lit a candle for you...

I'd love to know what really went wrong with Nash - I don't feel that we're getting the whole story here.

If Peckham can be a less-grabby Matt Greene that would be huge...

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#49 David S
July 19 2010, 12:08PM
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I'm a Scientist! wrote:

I heard Savem went to the KHL for big money and a hot russian wife.

Shootem is still available. There are some questions about his attitude in the dressing room. Some team willing to take a risk might capitalize.

Scorem is highly sought after and is just biding his time until he gets the right offer. I sure hope the Oilers offer up Breakem and Missem for Scorem.

EDIT: Wow... re-reading my news about Scorem. Seems like he is the first UFA that can be bought with a trade. Interesting development. *facepalm*

Damn you scientist! Damn you.

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#50 Jason Gregor
July 19 2010, 12:24PM
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RDS is reporting that Simon Gagne has been traded to Tampa Bay. No word on which players involved. Lightning will have a pretty good offence.

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