GDB 16.0: JUST SHOW UP...

Jason Gregor
November 05 2013 11:59AM

It won't matter what the line combinations are if the Oilers elect to sleep walk through tonight's game like they did Saturday vs. the Detroit Red Wings. Hockey fans, coaches and players can accept losing, as long as you put forth an effort, but the Edmonton Oilers barely registered a pulse vs. the Wings.

Whatever happens tonight, the Oiler must show they care.

I watched the game on Saturday with some diehard Oilers fans and they were distraught during and after the game. These are fans, like many of you, who buy tickets, jerseys and have supported the Oilers through seven years of sucking. They love hockey, and as long as the Oilers put forth an effort that satisfies most of you.

What you saw on Saturday was pathetic.

The Oilers showed no desire. Not one player looked remotely annoyed that they were getting embarrassed in front of their home fans and on national TV.

I rarely will say players don't care, because you don't make it to the best league in the world without caring, but on Saturday night their "care meter" barely registered.

It is obvious this team lacks confidence right now. No one is shooting the puck with any authority, and it seems most players are scared to make a mistake. The harsh reality is that no other team is going to feel sorry for them. If they want to start winning, they simply need to roll up their sleeves and compete.

GOOD NEWS...

They did lose another player to injury on Saturday, Anton Belov, but two Oilers will return to the lineup tonight.

Devan Dubnyk's ankle has healed and he'll make his first start since October 24th. Dubnyk is the best goalie they have, and the Oilers must be hoping he can make some big saves early and inject some confidence into a lineup that looks beaten down.

Ryan Smyth also returns after injuring his groin vs. the Senators on October 19th. At this point in his career, Smyth isn't a go-to guy, but he at least knows how to play hard and go to the net. The Oilers need more guys willing to do the small things, if they ever hope to start winning.

They have to realize that they can't beat teams with skill. You need more than just skill to win in the NHL.

LINEUP....

Hemsky-RNH-Eberle
Smyth-Gagner-Yakupov
Jones-Gordon-Arcobello
Gazdic-Acton-Eager

Eakins moved Yakupov back to the right side with the hope he'll be more comfortable and start producing. With Smyth on his wing, Yakupov is clearly the shooter on that line, and if he uses his heavy shot, while Smyth stands in front, the Oilers might get an ugly goal or two.

Ference-Petry
Smid-Larsen
N.Schultz-Fedun

Eakins has three new pairings. Taylor Fedun will make his NHL debut, and every fan is pulling for him to complete an incredible comeback story. Smid and Petry haven't looked in sync for a few games, so it can't hurt splitting them up.

As I stated earlier, the pairings won't matter if the Oilers don't play with passion.

We can discuss the system, the line combinations, which wing Yakupov is playing or many other aspects of this team, but ultimately if they don't play with desire or passion it won't matter.

Remember when the Oilers of 1997-2004 had little proven talent, yet they managed to be competitive. Why?

Because they had players like Ethan Moreau, Todd Marchant, Jason Smith, Mike Grier, Steve Staios, Ryan Smyth and others who played hard. They weren't the most skilled team, but the worked their ass of every night. This team has more natural skill, but if they don't work hard, or work smart, it is irrelevant.

If the Oilers show a willingness to compete tonight, they will have a shot at beating a team that isn't very good.

QUICK HITS...

  • Craig MacTavish, Kevin Lowe and Mark Messier were scouting the Rangers/Ducks game last night, and since it is safe to assume they weren't watching Dustin Penner, it seems likely they were watching the Rangers. The Rangers, like the Oilers, are struggling and the Rangers need offence. Rick Nash is still suffering concussion-like symptoms and he isn't close to returning, so the Rangers will be looking for some offensive help.

    Ales Hemsky's name has come up again, and so has Nail Yakupov. A deal involving Hemsky would likely have the Oilers eating part of his salary, since the Rangers don't have much cap space, and no one they would trade that is close to $5 million cap hit.

    If a deal involved Yakupov, then we are looking at a major trade, and I'd guess Ryan McDonagh would need to be involved. The Oilers are in no rush to move Yakupov, but to even consider it; they would need a solid D-man coming to Edmonton. McDonagh is a $4.7 cap hit until the end of the 2018/2019 season.
     
  • It is interesting to notice the difference between Eskimo fans and Oilers fans, many of whom are the same people. Many Eskimos fans ripped Ricky Ray and wanted him traded, yet in hockey most of the venom is directed towards the coach or GM. I've never seen a key Oiler player take as much criticism from the fans as I did Ray. Any idea why that is?
     
  • The Oilers couldn't have asked for a better place to start their road trip than in Florida. The Oilers have won their last four meetings in Florida dating back to 2003 and they've outscored them 13-6.
     
  • If you need some positives to convince you to watch tonight's tilt:

    Dubnyk has a career .963 SV% and 0.93 GAA vs. the Panthers.
    Ben Eager has four goals vs. the Panthers, the most he's scored against any team.
    Ryan Jones has two goals in three career games vs. Florida.
    Smyth has 21 points in 18 career games vs. the Panthers.
    The odds are good one Oiler will register their first career goal vs. Florida tonight: Acton, Arcobello, Eberle, Fedun, Ference, Gagner, Gazdic, Larsen, Nugent-Hopkins, Petry, Smid and Yakupov have never scored a goal vs. the Panthers.

CRYSTAL BALL....

GAME DAY PREDICTION: Just when you think you are about to stop caring, the Oilers will find a way to draw you back in with a 3-1 victory.

OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: The Oilers play better than they did on Saturday. ***Really bold prediction.***

NOT-SO-OBVIOUS GAME DAY PREDICTION: Fedun scores his first NHL goal. Right now the Oilers and their fans need a beacon of hope. Something to make them believe this 87-month losing drought will eventually end. That's right; you've just entered your 87 months of losing hockey since September, 2006. You need something to make you believe their is hope, and if a local boy, who shattered his leg two years ago can score in his NHL debut, then damn rights the Oilers can eventually return to the land of winning.

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#51 Quicksilver ballet
November 05 2013, 03:25PM
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joshgladu wrote:

any trade with NYR should start and end with hagelin. what a hockey player he is. before the mouth breathers talk about size just look at his analytics

Is this the same Hagelin you're talking about?

http://youtu.be/wZZVsdxflsA

Coach Killer you think, Oil may have enough of those already. Analyze that!

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#52 Smokey
November 05 2013, 03:27PM
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I never cheer for my team to lose, but an ass kicking at the hands of Florida, a fellow bottom feeder, might bring Batman outta his Vancouver bunker to fire Lowe and the gang.

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#53 fig pucker
November 05 2013, 03:28PM
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reaperfunkss (2nd tier fan) wrote:

I want to believe. i want to care but I cant see me tuning in tonight. As far as Lowe in on a big deal with the Rangers...Who cares he is just gonna screw this up as well

Fire Lowe

when i heard that lowe, mact t and messier were at the game last night, i thought maybe they were all there to beg sather for a job, no such luck. instead rumors of a trade, god help us, katz is going to let the peanut gallery drive the bus right over the cliff.

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#54 Tikkanese
November 05 2013, 03:29PM
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"Craig MacTavish, Kevin Lowe and Mark Messier were scouting the Rangers/Ducks game last night"

My question is, why were there no real scouts there? Does that not trouble anyone else?

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#55 Joel
November 05 2013, 03:30PM
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Is it me or has anyone noticed no one likes passing to Yakupov unless they have to.

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#56 Rheal1
November 05 2013, 03:30PM
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Matt Henderson wrote:

Special VP of Leaderiness

How about Katz' drinkin' buddy?

In all seriousness I can't wait to see Huberdeau get a hat trick against the lifeless Oilers. Comparing the injured, Edmonton has 11 injured players, DOUBLE the average!!! We need to get all the key players back & fit to play.

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#57 Smokey
November 05 2013, 03:37PM
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@BIngBong

I think you got a scorer, and grinder and a playmaker. Smyth knows how to little things to make a line work. If he needs to play defensively, he will do that. If the line needs boardwork or a guy in front he know what to do. Ryan Smyth from 6 years ago would be dynamite, but I think they'll be ok.

I hope Gibby scores a hatty, and the Oil win. Gibby a good guy, better then half the defence this year. Him as our 4/5 would be ok.

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#58 Quicksilver ballet
November 05 2013, 03:40PM
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Oiler injuries are compounded buy the fact they have so little cap room left to create any measureable amount of depth.

The season was Dead via paper cut, even before training camp started.

MacTavish has no other option but to put AHL'ers, in NHL jerseys throughout the bottom half of his roster.

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#59 Lloyd B.
November 05 2013, 03:41PM
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I believe that Messiers job is to walk through the dressing room. If any players jersey is on the floor, crumpled in the corner of his locker and not hung up and proudly displayed, Mess is to pick that fella up by the scruff of the neck and introduce him to pride. Pride of the FRONT of the jersey. Pride in the City. Pride that they get to play a kids game for BIG money. Pride in being an NHL player and not just a hockey player. Pride in his name being respected, not only in the City but in the NHL. That's what is missing the most with this team. PRIDE in the work they do. That is what is missing the most on this team in my honest opinion. Hey I just got the acronym IMHO!! I reckon we see massive improvement immediately!!

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#60 Smokey
November 05 2013, 03:47PM
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Tikkanese wrote:

"Craig MacTavish, Kevin Lowe and Mark Messier were scouting the Rangers/Ducks game last night"

My question is, why were there no real scouts there? Does that not trouble anyone else?

Management groups scouting players is not uncommon, and its frankly these bums job unfortunately to be scouting.

What concerns me with all those big wigs and Messier; who I guess we can consider to be part of the management group now, is that a group of such magnitude signals something big.

Obviously the names are McDonough or Stall, and Yakupov and or Hemsky. Yak for McDonough +, I could live with it, but it irritates me we are considering it.

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#61 madjam
November 05 2013, 03:47PM
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If Oilers were to put Hemsky on waivers , would anyone pick him up ? Seems better than paying half his salary to unload a player I doubt would want to be here next year anyways .

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#62 jordan starr
November 05 2013, 03:50PM
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http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/edmonton-oilers-managment-group-darryl-katz-enforce-their-message-of-accountability-and-hold-kevin-lowe-responsible-for-this-debacle-of-a-season-either-resigning-or-fired?sign_only=fe

sign the petition if you want change. beats yelling at thr tv and not doing anything about it. the fans will be heard.

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#63 Jordan Nugent-Hallkins
November 05 2013, 03:50PM
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@madjam

Idiocy, mate. Manage your assets!

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#64 FIREEAKINS
November 05 2013, 03:52PM
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Oilers game today? mah. I have better things to do than watch the Oilers "play" hockey. They have let me down 10 times already this season. I don't need to deal with the anger/stress involved with watching this "team" play.

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#65 stevengregson2
November 05 2013, 03:52PM
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If this Oilers Team doesn't show up the next 2 straight games against two teams probably most equal to them in quality, I don't know what happens.

This Oiler team on paper, healthier than they are now, should be good enough to at least 'compete' for a playoff spot. Through 15 games, they have 3 wins that maybe should be 6 wins out of the total.

Over the next 5 games, if we don't see an improvement in the teams corsi rating, there special teams play and the defensive zone coverage, I believe there is enough evidence to show Eakins isn't a NHL coach for this team.

Lots of people want to fire the Management. MacT bought Eakins in, and right now, its his show on the ice. Everyone want's to talk about mixture of players and chemistry. This team has three healthy players under the age of 23 that are potential all stars. I just don't see how teams like NJ, Nashville and Phoenix consistently offer better teams despite there roster shortcomings.

Yeah, I'm after Eakins. I think his hiring was a mistake. I hope i am wrong. Blowing this group up with fantasy trades for Shea Weber won't happen. Deals are so rare and so even in today's NHL I doubt the oilers 'win' a big one. I hope as Hall, Joensuu and JShultz come back along with Fedun's debut, that this team see's improvement.

If we get 2 or more detriot like duds on this 4 game swing, I think MacT should replace Eakins with Todd Nelson. What else can he do. Lowe's not going anywhere right now and Shea Weber or Milan Lucic aren't showing up via trade for Eberle or Yakupov.

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#66 Retsinnab5
November 05 2013, 04:08PM
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You know your fan base has hit an all-time low when...

How many wins will the Oilers have on their four-game road trip?

Three or more: 12.77% Two: 17.04% One: 24.96% None: 45.24%

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#67 bdiddy18
November 05 2013, 04:12PM
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"•It is interesting to notice the difference between Eskimo fans and Oilers fans, many of whom are the same people. Many Eskimos fans ripped Ricky Ray and wanted him traded, yet in hockey most of the venom is directed towards the coach or GM. I've never seen a key Oiler player take as much criticism from the fans as I did Ray. Any idea why that is?"

Much like management fans treated the kids - well like kids.

Wasn't the case before..Arnott, Poti, Conklin, Cory Cross, you name it have suffered Oiler Fan Wrath.

Its time to start it up again... Eberle needs to hear it when he tries a toe drag instead of a shot.

Hall with his turnovers . Yakopov with his play on both ends. Justin Shultz with his poor play.

Boys need to become men..and the fans need to stop sheltering them and have them start to hear it! after all Ebs and Hall are multi million dollar players now they need to play like one!

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#68 Dog Train
November 05 2013, 04:17PM
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I was looking for a reason to watch this game so the call-up of Fedun was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting something completely uninteresting like the return of Corey Potter but it's nice to see Fedun finally get the opportunity that fortune stole from him a few years ago. I like an underdog and I hope that Taylor makes the most of his opportunity.

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#69 Serious Gord
November 05 2013, 04:28PM
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"Whatever happens tonight, the Oiler must show they care."

And if they don't?

Seems to me that that will be on the coach.

Normally I don't comment on the line combos - I am not a hockey tactician. But it seems like an odd setup putting yak with Smyth. Smyth is not a player for a rush offense nor is he a play maker - more a player finisher (or rather used to be..)

Oil should win tonight. The panthers are one of the few teams worse than they are. And even with just 8000 in the stands probably half will be oil fans.

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#70 **
November 05 2013, 04:30PM
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"I've never seen a key Oiler player take as much criticism from the fans as I did Ray. Any idea why that is?"

Someone missed on the Dubnyk-hate storm that's been coming down for the past month.

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#71 madjam
November 05 2013, 04:34PM
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Jordan Nugent-Hallkins wrote:

Idiocy, mate. Manage your assets!

$5M in cap space and there is a good chance we could open up to fetch a bigger grittier player such as a center or d-man of note .I'd say that's handling your assets responsibly if you feel he's going anyways . However unlikely it might be happening .

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#72 Serious Gord
November 05 2013, 04:35PM
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Tikkanese wrote:

"Craig MacTavish, Kevin Lowe and Mark Messier were scouting the Rangers/Ducks game last night"

My question is, why were there no real scouts there? Does that not trouble anyone else?

So the boys go running to papa Sather to see if they can get a player to buy some time/hope. The old boys network continues. My guess is the rest of the league just laughs at what they want for hemsky or yak. But the TRUST Sather.

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#73 HOFFFF
November 05 2013, 04:36PM
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I find it funny that Eakins takes down all the memories of the Great Oilers, back when the team had pride, pride in the jersey, pride in the city and had an identity. Yet Lowe, Mctavish, Buchberger, Acton, Smith and now Messier are wandering around. Doesn't make sense. Removing the history of the Oilers means they have to find their own identity. It's working out well for them so far. Montreal, Toronto, Boston are all proud teams and proud of their past and have reminders all over the arena and dressing rooms. Reminders that when you put that jersey on that it's time to step the fcuk up. Eakins felt it necessary to remove all that. Now we have a bunch of kids walking around bumping in to each other like a junior team. Just something I see as part of this debacle of epic proportions. I also think having three #1 draft picks and then hiring a coach with zero NHL experience is like buying a brand new sports car and then throwing the keys to a kid with his learners license and saying "take it for a ride and see what she can do!"

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#74 Serious Gord
November 05 2013, 04:38PM
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Lloyd B. wrote:

I believe that Messiers job is to walk through the dressing room. If any players jersey is on the floor, crumpled in the corner of his locker and not hung up and proudly displayed, Mess is to pick that fella up by the scruff of the neck and introduce him to pride. Pride of the FRONT of the jersey. Pride in the City. Pride that they get to play a kids game for BIG money. Pride in being an NHL player and not just a hockey player. Pride in his name being respected, not only in the City but in the NHL. That's what is missing the most with this team. PRIDE in the work they do. That is what is missing the most on this team in my honest opinion. Hey I just got the acronym IMHO!! I reckon we see massive improvement immediately!!

Well mess will have to do that via satellite feed because there is no way he's leaving New York for the North American version of Siberia. So much for pride in the oilers...

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#75 A-Mc
November 05 2013, 04:42PM
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Trade ideas:

Gagner + Prospect + pick (No Klefbom or Nurse) for David Backes (STL).

Jordan Eberle + Nail Yakupov (and Possibly Dubnyk) to Rangers for McDonagh and Lundqvist (Conditional on him signing with Edm for 4+ years). If Duby is thrown in, maybe we look to also get Hagelin as part of the return if we think we're overpaying?

Gained

David Backes, 6'3 221 lbs Centerman (29)
Ryan McDonagh, 6'1 213 lbs Defenseman (24)
Henrik Lundqvist, excellent Goalie (31)
(Possibly) Carl Hagelin,

Lost

Jordan Eberle
Nail Yakupov
Sam Gagner
(possibly Duby)
Prospect
Pick

I could be undervaluing our young guns, but i could also be undervaluing what it takes to steal a #1 center from STL and top tier Goalie from NYR. Unfortunately we're creating a bit of a hole on the right side and we still have Hemsky to do something with. Unfortunately i dont think hemsky holds much value on the trade market, so he likely wouldnt be a piece in this deal in place of Eberle or Yakupov. We'd likely have to re-sign Hemsky.

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#76 pkam
November 05 2013, 04:47PM
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Tikkanese wrote:

"Craig MacTavish, Kevin Lowe and Mark Messier were scouting the Rangers/Ducks game last night"

My question is, why were there no real scouts there? Does that not trouble anyone else?

It doesn't border me and why should it trouble anyone?

Can you tell me which trades in the last 3-4 years which involved players coming back and we won?

Our amateur scouts before 2008 were equally bad. Not saying our amateur scouts now are great, but at least I can't complain like I used to with the previous scouts.

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#77 Rocket
November 05 2013, 04:59PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

Well mess will have to do that via satellite feed because there is no way he's leaving New York for the North American version of Siberia. So much for pride in the oilers...

If you want to insult the city of Edmonton, there are prolly a few Canucks blogs you can go to.

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#78 Greg the Hammer Valentine
November 05 2013, 05:01PM
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Gazdic-Acton-Eager... An argument can be made that this is the worst fourth line in the league. One of MacT's offseason promise was to upgrade the bottom 6. So much for that.

GDP: Oilers surprise us with a 2-1 overtime win.

OGDP: The Panthers score first and Eakins looks like a deer in the headlights of a speeding Ford F-150 when it happens.

NSOGDP: Yakupov suffers a season ending injury and becomes untradable in typical Oilers luck.

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#79 Oiler Al
November 05 2013, 05:01PM
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Tikkanese wrote:

"Craig MacTavish, Kevin Lowe and Mark Messier were scouting the Rangers/Ducks game last night"

My question is, why were there no real scouts there? Does that not trouble anyone else?

Because Oilers don't have any real scouts!Oh forgot about Semenko, sorry.

Besides Boys on the Bus out having a $1000 dinner paid for by the loyal fans.

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#80 KSC10032
November 05 2013, 05:02PM
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A-Mc wrote:

Trade ideas:

Gagner + Prospect + pick (No Klefbom or Nurse) for David Backes (STL).

Jordan Eberle + Nail Yakupov (and Possibly Dubnyk) to Rangers for McDonagh and Lundqvist (Conditional on him signing with Edm for 4+ years). If Duby is thrown in, maybe we look to also get Hagelin as part of the return if we think we're overpaying?

Gained

David Backes, 6'3 221 lbs Centerman (29)
Ryan McDonagh, 6'1 213 lbs Defenseman (24)
Henrik Lundqvist, excellent Goalie (31)
(Possibly) Carl Hagelin,

Lost

Jordan Eberle
Nail Yakupov
Sam Gagner
(possibly Duby)
Prospect
Pick

I could be undervaluing our young guns, but i could also be undervaluing what it takes to steal a #1 center from STL and top tier Goalie from NYR. Unfortunately we're creating a bit of a hole on the right side and we still have Hemsky to do something with. Unfortunately i dont think hemsky holds much value on the trade market, so he likely wouldnt be a piece in this deal in place of Eberle or Yakupov. We'd likely have to re-sign Hemsky.

I appreciate that fans here care, and really want the best, BUT, when making such specific trade suggestions why oh why can't people ask themselves the very simple question:

WHY WOULD NYR or STL (in this case) EVEN CONSIDER DOING THIS?

C'mon. Lundquist would never sign here when the Rangers and he are still on good terms? Why would STL swap out Backes for Gagner?

Not. A. Chance.

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#81 Loweblows
November 05 2013, 05:08PM
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Put Arcobello back at center and friggin leave him there

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#82 Serious Gord
November 05 2013, 05:09PM
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Rocket wrote:

If you want to insult the city of Edmonton, there are prolly a few Canucks blogs you can go to.

It is what it is. Take a look out your window.

And there is no denying that it is regarded as a type of Siberia to many in the NHL and elsewhere.

Embrace it.

Don't hope in vain that someone like mess is coming back. (Or send him a DVD about the place like Klowe did with heatley - a native if Calgary.)

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#83 pkam
November 05 2013, 05:16PM
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HOFFFF wrote:

I find it funny that Eakins takes down all the memories of the Great Oilers, back when the team had pride, pride in the jersey, pride in the city and had an identity. Yet Lowe, Mctavish, Buchberger, Acton, Smith and now Messier are wandering around. Doesn't make sense. Removing the history of the Oilers means they have to find their own identity. It's working out well for them so far. Montreal, Toronto, Boston are all proud teams and proud of their past and have reminders all over the arena and dressing rooms. Reminders that when you put that jersey on that it's time to step the fcuk up. Eakins felt it necessary to remove all that. Now we have a bunch of kids walking around bumping in to each other like a junior team. Just something I see as part of this debacle of epic proportions. I also think having three #1 draft picks and then hiring a coach with zero NHL experience is like buying a brand new sports car and then throwing the keys to a kid with his learners license and saying "take it for a ride and see what she can do!"

In case you don't know the facts, Eakins didn't take down all the memories for the Great Oilers from the arena. He moved them from the locker room to the public area of the arena. It is kind of like when your very successful elder brother moves out of the house and your parents give his room to you, do you think it is reasonable to move all his memorabilias from his room to the family room?

And this offseason, the Toronto Leafs have taken down all their proud memories, not just from the locker room, but from their arena. Their upper management have determined to completely dissociate themselves from their past. I wonder how they can be so good this year without all their proud memories?

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#84 RexHolez
November 05 2013, 05:27PM
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Watch the game or count the thread count on my wal mart sheets???

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#85 vetinari
November 05 2013, 05:46PM
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That arena is really, really... empty???? Is everyone still getting used to the time change?

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#86 Serious Gord
November 05 2013, 05:48PM
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Now if only rexall were that empty, heads would roll.

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#87 Romanus
November 05 2013, 05:49PM
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Wow lots of empty seats. When players don't want to come to northern cities to play, they may want to think twice about where their paycheck comes from. Certainly not from from ticket sales in Florida.

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#88 vetinari
November 05 2013, 05:53PM
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If Florida can have a team with no one in the arena, why can't they get a team in Quebec City? Now that is embarrassing...

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#89 Fresh Mess
November 05 2013, 05:58PM
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What a laughingly terrible defensive sequence that lead to that goal.

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#90 Hemmercules
November 05 2013, 05:59PM
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I was congratulating the oilers for not getting scored on for the first ten minutes. That lasted 45 seconds haha. Gagner is soft on that goal.

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#91 BleedingOil
November 05 2013, 05:59PM
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Fresh Mess wrote:

What a laughingly terrible defensive sequence that lead to that goal.

I blame Yakupov for that one.

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#92 Lofty
November 05 2013, 06:03PM
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BleedingOil wrote:

I blame Yakupov for that one.

Smyth was also taking a nap down low.

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#93 Serious Gord
November 05 2013, 06:03PM
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BleedingOil wrote:

I blame Yakupov for that one.

I blame the coach.

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#94 Larry
November 05 2013, 06:03PM
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BleedingOil wrote:

I blame Yakupov for that one.

Nope. Watch it again and watch Gagner

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#95 spliff
November 05 2013, 06:04PM
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WTF was Samwise doing on the Goc goal? Very very weak effort. And I just read a bunch of quotes from a Journal article from Gagner where he talks about being accountable and better effort, yadda yadda yadda.

We need much more effort.

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#96 Wax Man Riley
November 05 2013, 06:04PM
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RexHolez wrote:

Watch the game or count the thread count on my wal mart sheets???

Thread count.

It will be much more satisfying.

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#97 Loweblows
November 05 2013, 06:06PM
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What exactly yakupov doing in the nhl? Whatbdo we have 3 shots? This is like watching paint dry-exciting oiler hockey lol

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#98 Larry
November 05 2013, 06:09PM
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That was 176 min since there last goal. Almost 3 full games...

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#99 Happy
November 05 2013, 06:14PM
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What do people around here think the Oilers could get for Nail Yakupov?

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#100 The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33
November 05 2013, 06:15PM
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BleedingOil wrote:

I blame Yakupov for that one.

HORCOFFFFFF!!!!!!!

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