SCRIVENS SIGNS TWO YEAR DEAL

Jason Gregor
March 03 2014 10:54AM

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The Oilers have signed Ben Scrivens to a two-year extension worth a total of $4.6 million.

Scrivens will be at $2.3 million cap hit, and It will be interesting to see who the Oilers sign to battle/platoon with him next season.

Scrivens still leads the NHL in SV% amongst goalies who have started more than 20 games. Scrivens has a .934SV% split between Edmonton (.940) and LA (.931).

He is in his 4th season as a pro.

He split his first year between the ECHL (13 games) and the AHL (33). The next two years he was in Toronto, 61 games in the AHL with the Marlies and 32 games with the Maple Leafs.

This is his first season where he has spent all his time in the NHL and he has put up great numbers.

I've read and heard many suggest he is a career backup, but I think that might be a tad premature to say. He has improved every season, and each year he has played more games in the NHL and his SV% has improved during each campaign.

This is a great contract for the Oilers. Scrivens should be extremely motivated to earn the starting job, and his price point could make him one of the best bargains in the NHL if he wins the job.

I don't see a negative with this signing. What are your thoughts?

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#101 Zarny
March 03 2014, 03:02PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

I don't think it's an obvious fact that a lot, and I mean a lot of people, I know and a lot of people on this site have been calling for the removal of Dubnyk for not just this year, but from the start of the 2012-13 campaign.

I wasn't one of them, but I am willing to acknowledge that they saw some things that weren't so obvious to me....and you.

My point is that the Oilers have had a fair amount of difficulty evaluating talent at the pro scouting level the last couple years and I'm wondering if evaluation is more difficult in the cesspool that is a 30th place team.

Brian Burke has said many times, mediocre talent can look top six capable on a poor team.

I always maintained Dubnyk would be good enough to make the playoffs but never good enough to challenge for the Cup.

But his numbers were good enough that he had to be part of the conversation. I think this year's performance was Dubnyk buckling mentally under the pressure.

I do think talent evaluation is more difficult for a 30th place team because so many players are forced to play above their head. None of the D should be playing top pair minutes/competition but you have to put someone out there and they aren't going to look that good against the best F in the game. It skews the perspective.

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#102 Max
March 03 2014, 03:03PM
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Thank you Ben, for signing with us, and thank your wife for being a good and true hockey wife: "follow your man wherever he lands". We were well overdue for some good news, it's a smile day.

Sad about Duby tho, he did his best for the Oil, the D let him down previously and whatever went wrong this season is his own business. Good luck kid, you deserve it.

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#103 Zarny
March 03 2014, 03:03PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Anyone else think that moving Hemsky for a late 2nd round pick is counter-productive?

Opposed to losing him for nothing?

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#104 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 03:11PM
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Zarny wrote:

Opposed to losing him for nothing?

As opposed to re-signing him.

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#105 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 03:15PM
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Like everyone else here, I like what I've seen of Ben Scrivens so far....and I'm glad we signed him.....but I still don't quite get how he's making $550,000 playing 3rd string for LA and eight weeks later we're paying him $2.3 million......it's not my money and we don't have big time cap pressure but it still seems a little odd somehow..

If Scrivens turns out to be our number one goalie then that would mean MacT absolutely FLEECED Dean Lombardi......

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#106 bwar
March 03 2014, 03:23PM
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@Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)

at 2.3 Mil he will either be an expensive backup or a cheap starter. Even if someone else is our starter next season I think it was very wise to get him signed.

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#107 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 03:25PM
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bwar wrote:

at 2.3 Mil he will either be an expensive backup or a cheap starter. Even if someone else is our starter next season I think it was very wise to get him signed.

I agree it was wise to get him signed.

But let me ask my question another way....why was he so undervalued by Toronto and LA?

Toronto retained part of his already low salary to move him. What's up with that?

If it's a case of excellent pro scouting and Oilers seeing Gold where others only saw Fools gold...then great! But the question seems worth asking/ considering.

I like MacT and would like to add this signing to the Perron signing as a Win! If Scrivens were to continue his level of play this might be a bigger get than the Perron Deal.

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#108 RexHolez
March 03 2014, 03:25PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

As opposed to re-signing him.

If you were hemsky would you resign here??

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#109 The Soup Fascist
March 03 2014, 03:26PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Like everyone else here, I like what I've seen of Ben Scrivens so far....and I'm glad we signed him.....but I still don't quite get how he's making $550,000 playing 3rd string for LA and eight weeks later we're paying him $2.3 million......it's not my money and we don't have big time cap pressure but it still seems a little odd somehow..

If Scrivens turns out to be our number one goalie then that would mean MacT absolutely FLEECED Dean Lombardi......

LA's 3rd and likely 4th string goaltenders were better than anything in our system.

I think other NHL teams would have bucked up for Scrivens at the same or higher price point next summer.

This would appear to be a good signing.

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#110 Zarny
March 03 2014, 03:27PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

As opposed to re-signing him.

The problem is Hemmer is 3rd on the depth chart behind Eberle and Yakupov but I don't see him resigning for 3rd line $$$.

If you trade Eberle or Yakupov you can make a case for keeping Hemsky although the general critique that the top 6 F are too much of the same would still apply.

I agree with the general sentiment that the Oilers likely won't get equal value in return.

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#111 Oiler Al
March 03 2014, 03:30PM
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This was a reasonable deal for both parties. Scrivens will either be a cheap starter, or an expensive back up, but the 2 year term gives Oilers some breathing room. Can still pick up a 1B goalie and please not Dubnyk, or Reimer.

The other point is at this stage it makes no sense to have $5-6 million goalie with the rag tag defense that is on the ice.Waste of money,

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#112 Shifty203
March 03 2014, 03:31PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

As opposed to re-signing him.

@Old Retired Guy

The reason most people talk about trading him for anything, over re-signing him, is that local media has so far hinted that he has no intention of re-signing here. The general concensus is that he walks at the end of the season, due to the fact he is a top 6 player, and we don't have room in our top 6 for him. If he wanted to stay, he'd have to sign for 3rd line money and ice time. He'll make more elsewhere.

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#113 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 03:32PM
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RexHolez wrote:

If you were hemsky would you resign here??

I think Hemsky likes it here.

But Zarny and Shifty203 s points that's there's no room in the top six here makes sense.

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#114 pkam
March 03 2014, 03:32PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

I don't think it's an obvious fact that a lot, and I mean a lot of people, I know and a lot of people on this site have been calling for the removal of Dubnyk for not just this year, but from the start of the 2012-13 campaign.

I wasn't one of them, but I am willing to acknowledge that they saw some things that weren't so obvious to me....and you.

My point is that the Oilers have had a fair amount of difficulty evaluating talent at the pro scouting level the last couple years and I'm wondering if evaluation is more difficult in the cesspool that is a 30th place team.

Brian Burke has said many times, mediocre talent can look top six capable on a poor team.

Brian Elliot played for the Sens for almost 3 years and then traded to Avs for Anderson. At that time, it was considered a swap of garbage. At the end of that season, Avs decided to let him walk UFA. His stats were terrible and nobody at that time thought he would be good enough to be even a backup. Blues picked him up dirt cheap that offseason as their backup and he turned his career around.

Mike Smith played 4 seasons in Tampa. Other than one season at .916, his SV% was never bettern .900. He signed with the Coyotes in 2011 as their backup and turned around his career.

Other than his rookie season, Dubnyk has been an average goalie behind the worst defense 3 years in a row. His SV% is .914 and better. This is his only bad season so far.

So who do you think is worse comparing Brian Elliot in 2010-11, Mike Smith in 2010-11, and Dubnyk this season?

Not saying that Dubnyk can turn around his career like Smith and Elliot cause there are many who can't. But there is also no reason to believe that Dubnyk can't since there are some who can. One bad season is not enough to judge.

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#115 Ed in Edmonton
March 03 2014, 03:33PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Anyone else think that moving Hemsky for a late 2nd round pick is counter-productive?

Hemsky has spoken more the media (and fans) in the last week than in his entire stay here. All his quotes make it pretty clear he is just waiting to get out of here. He has no intention of resigning, so getting anything for him will be better than getting nothing for him.

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#116 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 03:33PM
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@Zarny

Yeah...I agree.

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#117 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 03:39PM
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pkam wrote:

Brian Elliot played for the Sens for almost 3 years and then traded to Avs for Anderson. At that time, it was considered a swap of garbage. At the end of that season, Avs decided to let him walk UFA. His stats were terrible and nobody at that time thought he would be good enough to be even a backup. Blues picked him up dirt cheap that offseason as their backup and he turned his career around.

Mike Smith played 4 seasons in Tampa. Other than one season at .916, his SV% was never bettern .900. He signed with the Coyotes in 2011 as their backup and turned around his career.

Other than his rookie season, Dubnyk has been an average goalie behind the worst defense 3 years in a row. His SV% is .914 and better. This is his only bad season so far.

So who do you think is worse comparing Brian Elliot in 2010-11, Mike Smith in 2010-11, and Dubnyk this season?

Not saying that Dubnyk can turn around his career like Smith and Elliot cause there are many who can't. But there is also no reason to believe that Dubnyk can't since there are some who can. One bad season is not enough to judge.

I hear ya....but St Louis just paid BIG for Miller, so what does that say about Elliot..and I'm sure Mike Smith carried a price tag higher than $550,000 moving from Tampa to Pheonix....(Mike Smith was a primary piece in a trade that sent Brad Richards to Dallas when Richards was still considered a superstar)...also note that in both cases the goaltender in question went from a crappy defensive team to a solid defensive team.....with Scrivens the reverse is true. (Edit: perhaps there is a good omen here.....when Scrivens had his record setting night with Oilers in a 59 save shutout, the record he broke belonged to..............Mike Smith.)

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#118 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 03:41PM
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Ed in Edmonton wrote:

Hemsky has spoken more the media (and fans) in the last week than in his entire stay here. All his quotes make it pretty clear he is just waiting to get out of here. He has no intention of resigning, so getting anything for him will be better than getting nothing for him.

Agreed....I'm just saying I think that's brutal asset management...

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#119 T__Bone88
March 03 2014, 03:47PM
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In hindsight it's easy to say it only took Nashville 2 games instead of 10 years for the Oilers to realize Dubnyk isn't a starter. However, from 2010-2013 Dubnyk had a reasonable save percentage of around .915 and was .500 in wins/loses. Last offseason MacTavish did make an effort to upgrade in goal but a lot of the deals did not make sense (ie. Schneider) so he had to go with Dubnyk. I don't think a lot of people would of expected such a drop off in production from Dubnyk this season. If Dubnyk did status quo of around .500 wins/loses this team would certainly not be sitting dead last. I don't know if it was a confidence factor from the poor start out of the gate for him but something does need to be fixed.

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#120 Wonger
March 03 2014, 04:10PM
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Towersofdub wrote:

I can't wait to hear which set of ligaments markov will need to have reconstructed at about 5 pm on the same Wednesday.

Funny! I can't wait to here Myers, Stewart and Scott comment on being Olers after the multi-player swap with Buffalo on Wednesday! Yakupov et al going the other way, draft choices swapping teams -YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!!!!WONGER KNOWS THE SCOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#121 BobbyCanuck
March 03 2014, 04:11PM
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Yes, Dubnyk has a favourable save percentage. That is not the reason he was put on waivers. The issue with Dubnyk, was that he let in the type of goals that an NHL calibre goalie should not let in.

Any NHL goalie can be scored on with the right shot/play. Hardly any NHL goalie gets scored on from just outside the blue line, therein lies the problem with Dubnyk

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#122 CMG30
March 03 2014, 04:14PM
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I like this deal. Thus far he appears to be the answer in net but it's still too early to be sure. OTOH, by signing him now, you can get him at a very reasonable price for a starter and you're sure he doesn't walk in free agency. 2 years should keep him motivated for more and not be to big of an anchor if he flunks out.

I have to say that MacT so far has been head and shoulders above Tambi in the brief time he's been GM.

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#123 Tikkanese
March 03 2014, 04:16PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Agreed....I'm just saying I think that's brutal asset management...

Are you just being negative for the sake of being negative?

I guarantee he is trying to resign Hemsky and has been for most of the season. If Hemsky doesn't want to resign, MacT cannot force him to. Getting anything for a UFA is better than getting nothing. How is any of that "brutal asset management"?

Paying top 6 money to a 3rd liner(here) is brutal asset management. That is what Hemsky makes now and will surely want to keep on making, and will make if he goes to UFA. What say you?

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#124 Spydyr
March 03 2014, 04:16PM
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whoaaaaa wrote:

dammit Spyder...I was ready to throw this in your face:

Spyder wrote: Mrs. Scrivens is now overjoyed other warmer teams will have a bigger interest in her husband.

I was then going to ask you if you you were ready to eat your words.

You wrecked the whole moment for me. No I have to respect you for admitting you were wrong...

If you put predictions out there you have to be a big enough man to admit when you are wrong.

Being wrong sometimes will never stop me from speaking my mind.If any of us here were perfect in our predictions we would be as wise as the Oilers "Braintrust" wait, no one is that wise they just think they are.

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#125 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 04:17PM
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Wonger wrote:

Funny! I can't wait to here Myers, Stewart and Scott comment on being Olers after the multi-player swap with Buffalo on Wednesday! Yakupov et al going the other way, draft choices swapping teams -YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!!!!WONGER KNOWS THE SCOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wonger would be happy even if it was just Big John Scott coming back in that deal!

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#126 Johnnydapunk
March 03 2014, 04:19PM
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I'm sure it's been said a few times already, but this is a great, solid, fair signing. They learnt from their mistake when they signed Dubnyk and Bulin to long ish deals on more money then they should have received and it leaves the Oil with a lot of flexibility. 2.3 is fine as most teams seem to be spending between 4-8 mill for 2 goalies so another signing is still not gonna break the bank.

It's a good chance for him to be the number one, and I'm guessing by what his mindset seems to be, he realises it's all up to him to prove he is capable and he is smart enough to know what he needs to improve on.

I'm hoping that him signing also is a sign that MacT has some kind of plan to improve the team and that he actually sold it to Scrivens. He needs to get that D sorted though, if he can do that, I have a bit more hope.

Overall, I'm surprisingly ok with the job MacT has done so far.

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#127 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 04:22PM
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Tikkanese wrote:

Are you just being negative for the sake of being negative?

I guarantee he is trying to resign Hemsky and has been for most of the season. If Hemsky doesn't want to resign, MacT cannot force him to. Getting anything for a UFA is better than getting nothing. How is any of that "brutal asset management"?

Paying top 6 money to a 3rd liner(here) is brutal asset management. That is what Hemsky makes now and will surely want to keep on making, and will make if he goes to UFA. What say you?

It's brutal in that Hemsky should have been moved at the deadline last year but management decided to keep him and make a push for the remainder of the season....they didn't want to send the wrong message to the team......of course the monumental end of season collapse occurred and the rest is history.

Getting a late second round pick for a talent like Hemsky is brutal no matter how much sunshine you blow out your ars!

That's my humble opinion.

What say all of you!

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#128 The Soup Fascist
March 03 2014, 04:23PM
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Wonger wrote:

Funny! I can't wait to here Myers, Stewart and Scott comment on being Olers after the multi-player swap with Buffalo on Wednesday! Yakupov et al going the other way, draft choices swapping teams -YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!!!!WONGER KNOWS THE SCOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you are talking Barbara Ann Scott. At least she could skate - and was still tough enough to take out Kessel.

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#129 Ed in Edmonton
March 03 2014, 04:25PM
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Tikkanese wrote:

Are you just being negative for the sake of being negative?

I guarantee he is trying to resign Hemsky and has been for most of the season. If Hemsky doesn't want to resign, MacT cannot force him to. Getting anything for a UFA is better than getting nothing. How is any of that "brutal asset management"?

Paying top 6 money to a 3rd liner(here) is brutal asset management. That is what Hemsky makes now and will surely want to keep on making, and will make if he goes to UFA. What say you?

It will be really interesting to see what Hemsky gets on the open market this summer. He has been producing at a 3rd line level for the last 5 or so years. His days of getting 1st line salary for 3rd line performance are likely at an end.

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#130 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 04:26PM
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BobbyCanuck wrote:

Yes, Dubnyk has a favourable save percentage. That is not the reason he was put on waivers. The issue with Dubnyk, was that he let in the type of goals that an NHL calibre goalie should not let in.

Any NHL goalie can be scored on with the right shot/play. Hardly any NHL goalie gets scored on from just outside the blue line, therein lies the problem with Dubnyk

Fact. Some people, not me, saw this years ago.

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#131 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 04:26PM
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BobbyCanuck wrote:

Yes, Dubnyk has a favourable save percentage. That is not the reason he was put on waivers. The issue with Dubnyk, was that he let in the type of goals that an NHL calibre goalie should not let in.

Any NHL goalie can be scored on with the right shot/play. Hardly any NHL goalie gets scored on from just outside the blue line, therein lies the problem with Dubnyk

Duplicate.

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#132 oilerman53
March 03 2014, 04:31PM
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Why do we laud any signings or trades here in Edmonton? Scrivens is not a number one guy as of today nor has he be given the contract of one but it shows he wants to try and make it work here. He has already stolen a game or two which you want and need from your goalies. People wonder why players dont wanna come here, there are some just as guilty as Lowe and Co in adding to their hesitation. Bottom line is hes a hungry player and after being disposed of twice in the past year dont you think he wants to settle things down? He has the commitment and the rest is now up to him in order to create his destiny. Crap the bed and hes packing his bags again, rise up and hes on the upswing with a young team.

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#133 Spydyr
March 03 2014, 04:35PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

It's brutal in that Hemsky should have been moved at the deadline last year but management decided to keep him and make a push for the remainder of the season....they didn't want to send the wrong message to the team......of course the monumental end of season collapse occurred and the rest is history.

Getting a late second round pick for a talent like Hemsky is brutal no matter how much sunshine you blow out your ars!

That's my humble opinion.

What say all of you!

A late second round pick is only for a few months of Hemsky. A few months that are at the end of another lost season for the Oilers.

Hemsky can still sign here this summer.Although I'm thinking there is about as much a chance of that as Lowe manning up and admitting he has pooched this team.

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#134 Rama Lama
March 03 2014, 04:40PM
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Wonger wrote:

Funny! I can't wait to here Myers, Stewart and Scott comment on being Olers after the multi-player swap with Buffalo on Wednesday! Yakupov et al going the other way, draft choices swapping teams -YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!!!!WONGER KNOWS THE SCOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then you must have heard that John Scott refused a deal last year to come to Edmonton............just as well the gut is a BIG Pussy and will not fight guys in his own division.

BIG LUKE WOULD DESTROY HIM IN A FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

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#135 Spydyr
March 03 2014, 04:41PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Fact. Some people, not me, saw this years ago.

What do you think of Hendricks?

I did not like the deal at first but every game he impresses me more.

That Gadzic is a beast. If he can keep approving as a player he will be a long time fan favourite here.He is destroying guys this year.If he keeps that up no one will want to dance with him and there will be less liberties taken against the team.

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#136 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 04:42PM
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@Spydyr

All true. My frustration arises from Hemsky not being moved last year or even the year before that.

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#137 Oprah sucks
March 03 2014, 04:45PM
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@Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)

No room in top six unless they make room. A draft day deal could make room and Hemmer might be back in off season. I personally don't see him back by next yr but it's a possibility.

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#138 Randaman
March 03 2014, 04:46PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Agreed....I'm just saying I think that's brutal asset management...

Poor asset management was signing him at 5M for two more years. That is on Tambi & Lowe. That contract crippled MacT from moving him last summer. Trade him and lets move on. This sentimental crap is getting old.

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#139 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 04:55PM
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@Spydyr

In my opinion, Both Gadzic and Hendricks are above average for what they do, for the roles they play. Agreed , Hendricks got off to a slow start here, but his game has looked good since then.

I was just thinking watching the Calgary game that opposition teams will be slowly gaining some respect for us and fewer liberties will be getting taken. Teams will now start thinking about guys like Hendricks and Gadzic before they walk into our barn.

So yes...I think they play important roles...and are a big step forward for us.

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#140 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 04:57PM
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Randaman wrote:

Poor asset management was signing him at 5M for two more years. That is on Tambi & Lowe. That contract crippled MacT from moving him last summer. Trade him and lets move on. This sentimental crap is getting old.

You're right....and I'm glad you pointed it out....because I've been a strong supporter of MacT for years and continue to do so.

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#141 Spydyr
March 03 2014, 05:00PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

In my opinion, Both Gadzic and Hendricks are above average for what they do, for the roles they play. Agreed , Hendricks got off to a slow start here, but his game has looked good since then.

I was just thinking watching the Calgary game that opposition teams will be slowly gaining some respect for us and fewer liberties will be getting taken. Teams will now start thinking about guys like Hendricks and Gadzic before they walk into our barn.

So yes...I think they play important roles...and are a big step forward for us.

Now the team needs two top six guys who play with some nasty and have skill. They are much harder to find though.

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#142 Sevenseven
March 03 2014, 05:03PM
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Oiler Al wrote:

This was a reasonable deal for both parties. Scrivens will either be a cheap starter, or an expensive back up, but the 2 year term gives Oilers some breathing room. Can still pick up a 1B goalie and please not Dubnyk, or Reimer.

The other point is at this stage it makes no sense to have $5-6 million goalie with the rag tag defense that is on the ice.Waste of money,

Agreed, 100%. Look at miller in Buffalo. A number 1 goalie for a high price is a waste on thus team. Get the defenseman first

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#143 Oiler Al
March 03 2014, 05:14PM
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In my opinion, Both Gadzic and Hendricks are above average for what they do, for the roles they play. Agreed , Hendricks got off to a slow start here, but his game has looked good since then.

I was just thinking watching the Calgary game that opposition teams will be slowly gaining some respect for us and fewer liberties will be getting taken. Teams will now start thinking about guys like Hendricks and Gadzic before they walk into our barn.

So yes...I think they play important roles...and are a big step forward for us.

Hendricks at $1.8 mil. is a bargain, compared to Clarkson at $4.5 million, who runs around and yaps and not much else. Blessing in disguise this guy didnt show up on our shores.

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#144 billythebullet
March 03 2014, 05:16PM
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Off topic FYI Frazor McLaren is not worth a roster spot.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/leafs-beat/maple-leafs-place-enforcer-frazer-mclaren-on-waivers/article17201287/

This article kinda nailed it why.

On topic, LOVE this Scrivens deal! Now we wait and see who MacT signs to push/mentor Scrivens.

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#145 Quicksilver ballet
March 03 2014, 05:44PM
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Can't believe Sharknado got snubbed at the Oscars last night. Screw those guys....

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You know what would be funny.

Trading away Bryz for whatever you can get, be it some form of pick or whatever and them claiming Dubnyk on waivers. We're paying half of his salary already and he may as well sit around as our backup for the rest of the year until he hits free agency.

It'd be glorious, really. Traded him away for a piece sorely needed, get him back for free to be a backup in exchange for a goaltender we don't really want/who likely doesn't want to resign for yet another asset in return. Asset management++.

Won't happen though, this management's far too incompetent to do that. Oh, okay, I won't put it entirely on them - nobody probably wants Bryz either.

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#147 Reagan
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I predicted the money right on this one. Was hoping for a three year term. Oh well good luck Ben! Hopefully the oilers straighten everything out next season.

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#148 Spydyr
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Can't believe Sharknado got snubbed at the Oscars last night. Screw those guys....

What do they know anyhow , Just millionaires giving other millionaires golden statues.

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#149 Quicksilver ballet
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Hemsky for Brodeur. Craig is so impressed with himself he gives Marty a 3 yr extension.

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#150 Wonger
March 03 2014, 05:56PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

Wonger would be happy even if it was just Big John Scott coming back in that deal!

No , Big John SCOTT and two firsts!

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