HEARTBREAKS AND NEW LIFE (GAGNER BROKEN JAW)

Lowetide
September 22 2013 11:03AM

Sam Gagner's broken jaw added to RNH's recovery puts the Oilers in a big hole. How does this week look now? Click through and see.

TRANSACTIONS BEFORE THE GAGNER INJURY

I thought the Oilers might IR Corey Potter, Denis Grebeshkov and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to start things, and then go into full cut down mode:

  • Return Darnell Nurse and Jujhar Khaira to their junior teams.
  • Demote to OKC G Richard Bachman.
  • Sign G Ty Rimmer and send him to Barons camp.
  • Send down Oscar Klefbom, Martin Marincin, Brad Hunt and Taylor Fedun.
  • Send down Anton Lander, Mark Arcobello, Andrew Miller, Ryan Martindale, Linus Omark, Curtis Hamilton and Tyler Pitlick.

OPENING NIGHT 23 MAN ROSTER AFTER THE GAGNER INJURY

  • Goal (2): Devan Dubnyk and Jason LaBarberta
  • Defense (7): Jeff Petry, Ladislav Smid, Andrew Ference, Justin Schultz, Nick Schultz, Anton Belov, Phil Larsen
  • Center (4): Taylor Hall, Mark Arcobello, Boyd Gordon, Will Acton, Anton Lander
  • Left Wing (5): David Perron, Jesse Joensuu, Ryan Smyth, Ryan Hamilton, Ben Eager
  • Right Wing (5): Jordan Eberle, Ales Hemsky, Nail Yakupov, Ryan Jones, Mike Brown

After the Gagner injury, I think Arcobello and Lander may make the team.There's no Gagner replacement out there and the Oilers top center is also on the shelf. This is a massive item for the Edmonton Oilers season. I would guess this could be bad news for Ben Eager, Ryan Hamilton or Ryan Jones. Ryan Smyth may be asked to play center.

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

It's a bitter bitter pill. Wow.

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#51 Reinman
September 22 2013, 12:44PM
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No Omark? This should be his chance... Hope he and Yakapov light it up tomorrow night.

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#52 Smokey
September 22 2013, 12:45PM
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Lowetide wrote:

Disagree. I do think the Oilers should have addressed center more this summer, though.

I was iffy on the Oilers making the playoffs before, but getting outta the gate with Hall learning to play center, Gordon as your number 2, Lander, Hammy/Acton/Arco as your 3/4 is not exactly depth. Then add RNH coming in not up to speed until mid Nov.

MacT signed too many bloody dmen and ignored the ginormous hole at center. I doubt there was a contingency plan. If any centers got hurt, the Oilers will have two AHL tweeners carrying the 3-4 center positions. This team is built backasswards. MacT sounds good when he talks but his decisions thus far are questionable, and poorly thought out. Overpaying Ference, signing Garbagekov for what reason, releasing Rajala, extending RNH early, the second round 2 for 5 deal, firing yet another coach and lack of bottom six forwards especially centers. What I find scary is he almost pulled a Sather like "Gomezian" deal when he nearly signed Clarkson for 7 mil, because he doesn't get the market place and based decisions on his IQ pseudo intelligence. We have become the most disfunctional saga in NHL, replacing the Islanders. Never boring, but never winning.

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#53 Reinman
September 22 2013, 12:45PM
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Oh and lines in practice today

Omark-Gordon-Yakupov Jonesuu-Arcobello-Pitlick Smyth-Hall-Hemsky Jones-Lander-Hamilton Eager-Acton-Brown

And the defence pairings:

Ference-J. Schultz Belov-Larsen Smid-N. Schultz Fedun

The only two goaltenders remaining in camp are Devan Dubnyk and Jason LaBarbera.

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#54 DSF
September 22 2013, 12:46PM
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Lowetide wrote:

Nuge is a center.

Yes he is but, obviously drafting a centre in the first round every 5 years is not enough.

Might be time to explore what it would take to pry Paul Statsny out of Colorado.

Colorado is loaded at C.

Given the cap situation, any deal would likely have to involve Hemsky and I would imagine the AVs would want an actual NHL D as part of the trade.

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#55 Craig1981
September 22 2013, 12:48PM
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After watching the game I had the following thoughts:

-Belov was a smooth with they puck as Grebs was, but didn't give me a heart attack every time he has it in our zone.

-Hope we sign Rimmer as he would be our best goaltending prospect in the system.

-Wish instead of twirling his stick and looking into the crowd Yak, would of gave some props to Khaira for his pass (I'm not faulting him , but would of been nice)

-hope it is only a hairline fracture and not a total break. With 10 days before the start of the season and Crosby missing only 13 games for a major break, maybe its only single digit games he will miss.

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#56 The Oilers Shot Clock
September 22 2013, 12:48PM
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Klefbom + could be the main ingredient in a deal for something useful. Brian Boyle. Gregory Cambell, Justin Abdelkader, Colin Wilson.

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#57 Dawn
September 22 2013, 12:50PM
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Guess Hall's playing centre for a while longer. I hope Sam gets plated and not wired. And what a way to flip from optimistic to bloodthirsty as a fan. Nonetheless, I really want to see some retribution on Oct 5. Especially if there's no supplemental discipline handed out for either head shot. It might be time for one of their top centres to cool their heels on ir for a few months...

Addendum: Not usually so bloodthirsty, but jeez! How can you "accidently" swing your stick over your shoulder that hard at someone's face?

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#59 olderthendirt
September 22 2013, 12:51PM
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This should settle who is the best #4 center. a trial by fire. Was it just me or was Yak moving so fast there seemed to be two of him at times. Unlike previous years there was always one or more oilers near the puck. Who needs an enforcer just have Yak hit them with a shot. I might have to change my wind over who is the best #1 pick.

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#60 Sliderule
September 22 2013, 12:51PM
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DSF wrote:

Yes. I have been all along.

Since young players mature and develop at different rates, it's too early to decide which player will have the better career but I would expect Seguin will open a few eyes this season in Dallas.

Since the draft Seguin has played hardly any center.

Last year Hall took more face-offs than Seguin and at 55 percent had better success.

Hall played almost half of his last junior year at center so you could say they drafted a center.

As Hall will Be playing center for a good part of season and Seguin is finally being tried at the position we should find out who is the better center If they actually keep them there.

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#61 LinkfromHyrule
September 22 2013, 12:53PM
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what is the timeline on a broken jaw usually? I mean obviously it depends on the injury and how bad it was, but would it be pessimistic to think gagner won't be back until the end of october?

We are in it up to our necks now... Your move MacT

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#62 DSF
September 22 2013, 12:54PM
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Sliderule wrote:

Since the draft Seguin has played hardly any center.

Last year Hall took more face-offs than Seguin and at 55 percent had better success.

Hall played almost half of his last junior year at center so you could say they drafted a center.

As Hall will Be playing center for a good part of season and Seguin is finally being tried at the position we should find out who is the better center If they actually keep them there.

Yes.

Should be really interesting to watch.

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#63 Peter
September 22 2013, 12:56PM
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Dregor just tweeted that Sam will probably have surgery as early as tomorrow to fix his jaw. Man I hope he doesn't miss too many games, we're screwed at center.

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#64 book¡e
September 22 2013, 12:57PM
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I think the NHL should institute the 'eye for an eye' rule. Whenever someone is hurt (intentional or not) due to the actions of another player, that player must sit out for the same period of time as the injured player (up to 1 year). We would see fewer 'accidents' like this if that were the case.

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#65 Craig1981
September 22 2013, 12:57PM
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DSF wrote:

Yes he is but, obviously drafting a centre in the first round every 5 years is not enough.

Might be time to explore what it would take to pry Paul Statsny out of Colorado.

Colorado is loaded at C.

Given the cap situation, any deal would likely have to involve Hemsky and I would imagine the AVs would want an actual NHL D as part of the trade.

I don't see huge worry here. I'm not sure how bad of break he has, but as i said Crosby (who had a bad break) only missed 13 games and we have 10 days before the start of the season. Before game 10 the Oil might have their top 2 centers back and Hall as a replacement is one does go down again.

Don't see any reason to feel our hand is forced in pulling off a big trade.

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#66 Smokey
September 22 2013, 12:58PM
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DSF wrote:

Yes he is but, obviously drafting a centre in the first round every 5 years is not enough.

Might be time to explore what it would take to pry Paul Statsny out of Colorado.

Colorado is loaded at C.

Given the cap situation, any deal would likely have to involve Hemsky and I would imagine the AVs would want an actual NHL D as part of the trade.

Hemsky and Schultz Sr for Statsny plus parts (to square up the dollars) would make a world of sense. I love Hemsky, but damn he's look good on a line with McKinnon and Landeskog. (AV's are really the NHL's next scariest young team of the future)

The question is when does Statsny's contract run out, cause that was an ugly motha?

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#67 Smokey
September 22 2013, 01:00PM
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Craig1981 wrote:

I don't see huge worry here. I'm not sure how bad of break he has, but as i said Crosby (who had a bad break) only missed 13 games and we have 10 days before the start of the season. Before game 10 the Oil might have their top 2 centers back and Hall as a replacement is one does go down again.

Don't see any reason to feel our hand is forced in pulling off a big trade.

The Oilers needed a Center long before this.

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#68 freelancer
September 22 2013, 01:00PM
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So if we're looking at Gagner out the next couple weeks at least. Any chance they try and move Eberle to center as well, he has shown interest in moving there to help out. Smyth-Hall-Hemsky Perron-Eberle-Yak Not ideal may be better than going with an Arcobello or a Lander

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#69 steelymac
September 22 2013, 01:01PM
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DSF wrote:

BPA is nothing more than an opinion and often the results don't match that opinion.

While the 3 players you mention are all fine young hockey players, if the decision is close you should draft the centre.

Perhaps even more to the point, drafting a D in the top 10 is foolish unless the players is a slam dunk franchise defenseman who can make an impact very quickly.

Alex Galchenyuk would look pretty good in an Oilers jersey right about now.

OilFans we will get through this.DSF I couldn't be happier that MacT taking Nurse in the top ten and after watching Kassian running around being the clown he is I thought in 3 or 4 years Nurse will speed bag that knob and any other dildo trying to hurt our better players.

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#70 Spydyr
September 22 2013, 01:02PM
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Craig1981 wrote:

After watching the game I had the following thoughts:

-Belov was a smooth with they puck as Grebs was, but didn't give me a heart attack every time he has it in our zone.

-Hope we sign Rimmer as he would be our best goaltending prospect in the system.

-Wish instead of twirling his stick and looking into the crowd Yak, would of gave some props to Khaira for his pass (I'm not faulting him , but would of been nice)

-hope it is only a hairline fracture and not a total break. With 10 days before the start of the season and Crosby missing only 13 games for a major break, maybe its only single digit games he will miss.

You are right Yak should have acknowledged the sweet pass from Khaira and the hard work in the corner from Hamilton. He looked like a me player.

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#72 DSF
September 22 2013, 01:06PM
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Smokey wrote:

Hemsky and Schultz Sr for Statsny plus parts (to square up the dollars) would make a world of sense. I love Hemsky, but damn he's look good on a line with McKinnon and Landeskog. (AV's are really the NHL's next scariest young team of the future)

The question is when does Statsny's contract run out, cause that was an ugly motha?

Statsny is on the last year of his contract...just like Hemsky.

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#73 Peter
September 22 2013, 01:07PM
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Oilers blog stated that Gagner would be out for the first month of the season. Good grief, I hope not. Perhaps they're just overestimating.

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#74 DSF
September 22 2013, 01:07PM
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steelymac wrote:

OilFans we will get through this.DSF I couldn't be happier that MacT taking Nurse in the top ten and after watching Kassian running around being the clown he is I thought in 3 or 4 years Nurse will speed bag that knob and any other dildo trying to hurt our better players.

At the current rate of attrition, they may all be dead in 3-4 years.

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#75 Craig1981
September 22 2013, 01:08PM
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Smokey wrote:

The Oilers needed a Center long before this.

I do think another proven bottom 2 center would of been nice, but making a big trade for a top 2 as DSF suggested is unneeded.

I am also interested to see how they will do without a proven 4th line center. Maybe we are all wrong. Maybe by sending Hall, Nuge, and Gagner to take some extra shifts on the bottom lines everything will work out......I'm not sure, all I am saying is its too early to panic.

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#76 JJ
September 22 2013, 01:12PM
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No Snowpants? No problem.

Perron - Hall - Hemsky Omark - Eberle - Yakupov Smyth - Gordon - Joensuu Eager - Lander - Brown

I hope Omark makes the team just to see the reaction from all you haters of our swedish youtube sensation.

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#77 Smokey
September 22 2013, 01:12PM
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freelancer wrote:

So if we're looking at Gagner out the next couple weeks at least. Any chance they try and move Eberle to center as well, he has shown interest in moving there to help out. Smyth-Hall-Hemsky Perron-Eberle-Yak Not ideal may be better than going with an Arcobello or a Lander

Perron can play center too and would be a better option, but having two outta position centers in your top six is a mistake, and its not happening. From my understanding Eberle only played a bit of Center in Regina for the Pats.

Hall and Gordon will start the year as 1 and 2. My opinion is you put your too two lines together for games from now on, stop playing Smyth with Hall. Get Hall use to his linemates. He may be there for awhile.

Anyone missing Horcoff right about now?

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#78 tom.MTL
September 22 2013, 01:12PM
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@Lowetide

And Pitlick was picked 31st overall as a centre.

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#79 Rama Lama
September 22 2013, 01:20PM
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Lowetide wrote:

Centermen drafted in round 1: 2007 (Gagner, Nash), 2008 (Eberle was a c), 2011 (Nuge). So, that's 4 in the last seven seasons.

Hey let's not forget Jughir Kahria........he is a centerman too. He looked very good last night.........instinctively takes the puck to the net and has size......all at the tender age of 18.

Magnificent Stu said at the draft last year that this player could very well be the steal of the draft........all arrow pointing up for this player.

Based on his play so far, I would say he is a lock to make the team next year.

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#80 freelancer
September 22 2013, 01:24PM
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@Smokey

Fair enough. Either way I expect Gagner back faster than Nuge still. We would be looking at 4-6 games with that kind of line setup.

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#81 Smokey
September 22 2013, 01:24PM
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Craig1981 wrote:

I do think another proven bottom 2 center would of been nice, but making a big trade for a top 2 as DSF suggested is unneeded.

I am also interested to see how they will do without a proven 4th line center. Maybe we are all wrong. Maybe by sending Hall, Nuge, and Gagner to take some extra shifts on the bottom lines everything will work out......I'm not sure, all I am saying is its too early to panic.

The trade he suggested is a fine one that makes logical sense. Both teams trade from a position of strength to make themselves better.

RNH is not back for a few games, Hall's outta position, Gordon's your number two, and your 3/4 centers are tweeners. Gagner's gone for at least two maybe three weeks and will take 2 weeks to get acclimated to the speed and nuances of the NHL. Good luck with that coming outta the gates against the Sedins, Toews, Thorntons, Getzlafs, Kopitars and Richards, etc of the world.

Teams that often come outta the gate bad, don't make the show. I believe its like 70 percent of teams outta the playoffs by December stay out, so if you believe ground can be made up like the Anaheim Duck's (a veteran team) a couple years back then believe what you want. A big trade is not likely to happen. Getting Statsny would not be a bad fix, but a small trade would make a lot of sense.

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#82 Smokey
September 22 2013, 01:28PM
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freelancer wrote:

Fair enough. Either way I expect Gagner back faster than Nuge still. We would be looking at 4-6 games with that kind of line setup.

Who knows. He could be back near the beginning of the season. I guess it really depends upon the break, the ability to play with the shield, and pain tolerance. Crosby was kept out till the felt he was needed.

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#83 Reinman
September 22 2013, 01:31PM
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JJ wrote:

No Snowpants? No problem.

Perron - Hall - Hemsky Omark - Eberle - Yakupov Smyth - Gordon - Joensuu Eager - Lander - Brown

I hope Omark makes the team just to see the reaction from all you haters of our swedish youtube sensation.

I was thinking the exact same thing. At least with ebs in the middle and Omark on his wing, we still look like we have 2 scoring lines.

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#84 **
September 22 2013, 01:35PM
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Reinman wrote:

No Omark? This should be his chance... Hope he and Yakapov light it up tomorrow night.

I was looking at the line combinations on the sunday skate. Omark was the only bubble player skating with sure lock ups. He was with Boyd Gordon and Yakupov. all other buble boys were skating in fourth line configurations. Who know what is going to happen now with who stays and who goes. A broken jaw is like any broken bone, atleast 6 weeks just to heal plus whatever time needed to be ready for contact. Gagner may not be back until mid december. I think all bets are off at this point as to who stays.

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#85 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
September 22 2013, 01:40PM
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This is the first real test of our new coach. He sat up high and watched our young stars get butchered......lets see how he reacts......does he pull a Lowetide and keep/add Hamilton on the roster....or does he make some demands on his GM to get muscle added to the lineup?

Ben Eagre is not the answer....Ben Eagre has been seriously concussed and has no desire (and rightfully so) to risk another more serious head injury.

And all you pretty things out there that are counting on the league (Brendan Shanahan) to protect you after the fact are FRANKING CLUELESS....this is a man's game....either you step up or you get stepped on....you fight your own battles...so cut the intellectualizing and the whining that follows..".oh those other teams are so mean"...."oh the refs are so unfair"...."oh the league should do something".....CLUELESS FRANKING PANSIES!

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#86 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
September 22 2013, 01:42PM
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Oh...I'm sorry....did that offend you?

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#87 DSF
September 22 2013, 01:44PM
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Gagner's jaw broken in two places...lost several teeth:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/edmonton-oilers/Edmonton+Oilers+centre+Gagner/8944440/story.html

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#88 Spydyr
September 22 2013, 01:46PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Oh...I'm sorry....did that offend you?

Not me.

Fight your own battles. Back in the day you learned that in elementary school.

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#89 Dennis
September 22 2013, 01:55PM
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Terrible news for Sam and the team. Hopefully they can find a way to pull through until RNH comes back. I thought Hall's comment was fitting that if you're swinging your stick around that carelessly, it's totally your fault. McKenzie is saying that the league is going to look at both the Kassian play and the Weiss play on Hall, but nothing definitive about hearings.

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#90 pkam
September 22 2013, 02:00PM
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JJ wrote:

No Snowpants? No problem.

Perron - Hall - Hemsky Omark - Eberle - Yakupov Smyth - Gordon - Joensuu Eager - Lander - Brown

I hope Omark makes the team just to see the reaction from all you haters of our swedish youtube sensation.

I don't hate Omark but not a fan of him neither. He hang on to the puck for too long and slow down the offense.

I hope he stop being a solo player and work with his linemates more and move the puck faster. I'll rather watch him pass the puck to his linemates early to avoid protecting the puck along the board.

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#92 David S
September 22 2013, 02:15PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

This is the first real test of our new coach. He sat up high and watched our young stars get butchered......lets see how he reacts......does he pull a Lowetide and keep/add Hamilton on the roster....or does he make some demands on his GM to get muscle added to the lineup?

Ben Eagre is not the answer....Ben Eagre has been seriously concussed and has no desire (and rightfully so) to risk another more serious head injury.

And all you pretty things out there that are counting on the league (Brendan Shanahan) to protect you after the fact are FRANKING CLUELESS....this is a man's game....either you step up or you get stepped on....you fight your own battles...so cut the intellectualizing and the whining that follows..".oh those other teams are so mean"...."oh the refs are so unfair"...."oh the league should do something".....CLUELESS FRANKING PANSIES!

Despite the reality that any retaliation for Kassian smashing Gagner would have come...wait for it...AFTER THE FACT.

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#93 Ari Gold
September 22 2013, 02:31PM
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This is going to make the first few months of this year a complete disaster.

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#94 pkam
September 22 2013, 02:36PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

This is the first real test of our new coach. He sat up high and watched our young stars get butchered......lets see how he reacts......does he pull a Lowetide and keep/add Hamilton on the roster....or does he make some demands on his GM to get muscle added to the lineup?

Ben Eagre is not the answer....Ben Eagre has been seriously concussed and has no desire (and rightfully so) to risk another more serious head injury.

And all you pretty things out there that are counting on the league (Brendan Shanahan) to protect you after the fact are FRANKING CLUELESS....this is a man's game....either you step up or you get stepped on....you fight your own battles...so cut the intellectualizing and the whining that follows..".oh those other teams are so mean"...."oh the refs are so unfair"...."oh the league should do something".....CLUELESS FRANKING PANSIES!

Okay, Ben Eager is not the answer. How about Steve McIntyre? Would he be scary enough to be the deterrent?

The Oilers injury report: 2009-10: 530 man games 2010-11: 281 man games 2011-12: 246 man games 2012-13: 118 man games (202 prorated for 82 games)

So we had McIntyre in 09-10 and 10-11, but we had more man games lost in those 2 years.

McIntyre KO the Flames enforcer Ivanans in game 1 but our young stars were still being run and finally Hall to fight Dorsett and end his season early. Isn't the same year that Raffi elbow Eberle at his head?

Can you explain why having McIntyre didn't stop the other teams from running our young stars?

I have seen Pest Cooke, Avery, Clutterbuck, etc running star players all these years and never have to fight an enforcer once.

After Nolan hit his teammate, Bissonnette jumped the bench to fight Nolan and got a game misconduct and 10 game suspension, let's see if this will stop the Kings from running their players. I really doubt it.

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#95 gr8one
September 22 2013, 02:37PM
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Oh boy...a Stastny acquisition would certainly be interesting...especially if we were able to resign him on a reasonable contract after this season.

It would instantly transform our depth down the middle...especially when Nuge and Gags come back.

Lots of options at that point.

Hall Nuge Ebs, Perron Gags Yak, Joensuu Stastny Omark, Smyth/Eager, Gordon, Brown/Jones.

or

Perron Hall Ebs, Gagner Stastny Yak, Joensuu Gordon Omark, Smyth/Eager, Arco/Lander/STECKEL, Brown/Jones.

I especially love the second scenario if the Oilers were to nab a player like Steckel as the fourth line C.

I'd also love for the Oilers to maybe give Guillaume Latendresse a shot...he's got some fantastic offensive instincts and a big body...if he could come anywhere near that 25 goal form he had a few years back he would look awfully good as our 3LW and Joensuu as our 4LW.

He was by all accounts having a great PTO with the 'Yotes and was their leading preseason scorer before they let him go on Saturday. Worth a shot IMO...especially short term while we NEED Hall at C. He's also only 26 years old...could be a cheap reclamation project with low risk and perfect age to stay around with the cluster for awhile if he could stick.

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#97 pkam
September 22 2013, 02:44PM
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The best way to payback, with interest, is to do the same to the Sedins (I mean Sedins, not just Sedin). If we are going to get a game misconduct or suspension, make sure one of the star players will be out longer than the suspension.

We have many players, Jones, Eager, Joensuu, Brown, Acton, Hamilton, Lander, who should be good candidates of doing it, just need more practice so they don't miss it when the opportunity comes.

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#98 Craig1981
September 22 2013, 02:44PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

This is the first real test of our new coach. He sat up high and watched our young stars get butchered......lets see how he reacts......does he pull a Lowetide and keep/add Hamilton on the roster....or does he make some demands on his GM to get muscle added to the lineup?

Ben Eagre is not the answer....Ben Eagre has been seriously concussed and has no desire (and rightfully so) to risk another more serious head injury.

And all you pretty things out there that are counting on the league (Brendan Shanahan) to protect you after the fact are FRANKING CLUELESS....this is a man's game....either you step up or you get stepped on....you fight your own battles...so cut the intellectualizing and the whining that follows..".oh those other teams are so mean"...."oh the refs are so unfair"...."oh the league should do something".....CLUELESS FRANKING PANSIES!

Wow, you got a lot of internal rage there......you might want to see someone about that.

The game I saw Edmonton clearly out played Vancouver and I didn't see out team getting "butchered".

Ben Eager fought just as much as he typically does and I have ZERO idea where that comment came from.

Who exactly do you think would need to be in the lineup to have teams be too scared to hit our players?? lol

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#99 Craig1981
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

This is the first real test of our new coach. He sat up high and watched our young stars get butchered......lets see how he reacts......does he pull a Lowetide and keep/add Hamilton on the roster....or does he make some demands on his GM to get muscle added to the lineup?

Ben Eagre is not the answer....Ben Eagre has been seriously concussed and has no desire (and rightfully so) to risk another more serious head injury.

And all you pretty things out there that are counting on the league (Brendan Shanahan) to protect you after the fact are FRANKING CLUELESS....this is a man's game....either you step up or you get stepped on....you fight your own battles...so cut the intellectualizing and the whining that follows..".oh those other teams are so mean"...."oh the refs are so unfair"...."oh the league should do something".....CLUELESS FRANKING PANSIES!

it double posted again ....

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#100 Kevrock
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Vancouver and Calgary as the work their way to the basement are very much going to be Monsters INC. League office better come down hard and fast on Vancouver for the gong show they put on last night.

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