Free agency begins...Oilers sign Fayne and Pouliot

Jason Gregor
July 01 2014 10:02AM

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The Dallas Stars got a jump on the rest of the NHL when they acquired Jason Spezza and Ludvig Karlsson for Alec Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and 2nd round pick in 2015.

The West continues to get stronger, and if the Oilers plan to become competitive in two years they must develop Leon Draisaitl correctly. You need elite centres, two of them, to compete in the western conference. 

The Oilers won't get an elite centre in free agency, but they will try to find some quality veterans to help the Oilers young core become more competitive.

BREAKING...Oilers sign Mark Fayne to a four-year deal at $3.5 million/year and Benoit Pouliot for five years at $4 mill/year.

Former Oiler, Ales Hemsky, signs in Dallas for three years at $4 million/year 

Oilers sign Keith Aulie to a one-year deal. Good depth guy. He can be a #6/7 and it is better that he sits in the pressbox instead of a young D-man.

The Oilers will try to land a centre, a 3rd line left winger a 4th line right winger and some D-men.

They will go after players like Legwand, Goc, Grabovski, Jokinen, Boyle, Kulemin, Pouliot, Winnik, Fayne, Engelland, Stralman and Dan Boyle.

If they can land two of those players that would be a good day, if they get three would very good. We'll see what happens.

We will update you as the day unfolds.

Also, before we get to hockey I'd like to say Happy 147th birthday to The True North Strong and Free. I'm extremely lucky to have been born in this great country and make sure you celebrate our great Nation today.

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QUICK HITS...

  • With Dallas trading for Spezza, this puts even more pressure on St.Louis to try and sign Stastny. I like Stastny a lot, but if he gets $7mill/year that is huge money for a guy who is a great 2nd line centre.


  • Jarome Iginla and the Bruins might have to part ways because the Bs have limited cap space. Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Colorado and Detroit are interested. The Avs really like Iginla and want his experience and if they lose out on Stastny, which seems likely, they could go hard after Iggy.


  • Dave Bolland is my pick for biggest overpayment. Who is yours?

SIGNINGS BEGIN...

  • Penguins sign Ehrhoff for one year at $4 million. Good signing for Pens, especially with Maatta coming off shoulder surgery.
  • Manny Malhotra signs a one year, $850,000 deal with Montreal. Malhotra continues to be a great feel good story....
  • Mark Fayne at four years $3.5 million is a solid signing, but I don't see him more than a #4 long term. The most important part of this signing is that means the Oilers don't have to rush their young D-men.
  • Pouliot's five years concerns me. Time will tell, but that money for five years could be an issue in the future. He has played on five teams in five years. The Oilers needed a proven NHL player and he is that, but five years is major risk, IMO. Pouliot is a former #4 overall pick, so he does have some skill. I like that he is very aggressive on the forecheck and he will give the Oilers a good puck retriever.

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#151 Scottyprime
July 01 2014, 12:39PM
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@Spydyr

If Last Bear and yourself wish to tell yourself that its all just the Oilers being fools that's cool. I just like to base my expectations and opinions on recent and applicable facts, not how things would be if we were living 1-5 years in the past.

Its really a fools errand to say "Well IF this was 2012, and IF the other 29 teams agreed to intentionally leave good players on the table until July 10, and IF those players would then totally agree to take the Oilers low ball offer over any other teams, THEN the Oilers would be really stupid to sign a totally usable player like BP to a deal at about 115% of his otherwise expected salary for the prime of his career on July 1st."

Seriously, you talk a lot about kool-aid but clearly your the one(s) building some alternate reality to live in where these aren't moves being made by plenty of teams right now. This is the market reality, it doesn't matter what the market was last year, the year before that or even yesterday. Teams work with what is happening now. As they should. Just saying "Well I will just never sign anyone who doesn't agree to a perfectly reasonable deal, minus an extra 5%", is a great way to run a team into the ground. You will never sign or trade anyone. Business is a two way street, the people running the teams know that, which is why for example they are working in a multi-million dollar business as GM's, and you are here criticizing it.

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#152 Spydyr
July 01 2014, 12:40PM
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Wax Man Riley wrote:

And what, tell me, would you have paid for Fedun knowing he was coming up to free agency.

Would you have traded for Taylor Fedun?

I would have given him the bare minimum to qualify him.Then would have used him as a call up for injuries or traded him for a draft pick to a team suffering their own injuries somewhere during the season. Perhaps trade him to a team looking for insurance at the trade deadline .

Just like I'm thinking SJ is going to do.

Thanks for asking.

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#153 Wax Man Riley
July 01 2014, 12:41PM
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Scottyprime wrote:

If Last Bear and yourself wish to tell yourself that its all just the Oilers being fools that's cool. I just like to base my expectations and opinions on recent and applicable facts, not how things would be if we were living 1-5 years in the past.

Its really a fools errand to say "Well IF this was 2012, and IF the other 29 teams agreed to intentionally leave good players on the table until July 10, and IF those players would then totally agree to take the Oilers low ball offer over any other teams, THEN the Oilers would be really stupid to sign a totally usable player like BP to a deal at about 115% of his otherwise expected salary for the prime of his career on July 1st."

Seriously, you talk a lot about kool-aid but clearly your the one(s) building some alternate reality to live in where these aren't moves being made by plenty of teams right now. This is the market reality, it doesn't matter what the market was last year, the year before that or even yesterday. Teams work with what is happening now. As they should. Just saying "Well I will just never sign anyone who doesn't agree to a perfectly reasonable deal, minus an extra 5%", is a great way to run a team into the ground. You will never sign or trade anyone. Business is a two way street, the people running the teams know that, which is why for example they are working in a multi-million dollar business as GM's, and you are here criticizing it.

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#154 Jeff Lebowski
July 01 2014, 12:41PM
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Whitey31 wrote:

Awesome!! One 6'2", Two 6'3", One 6'4", and now a 6'6" player(s) in the last few days!! So far it's only cost us Gags? lol

I am truly shocked that some of you are complaining?? Will you ever find happiness? Too much money, term is too long, fire MacT..wha wha! Any of us that actually follow hockey in the real world know that this is how free agency works. Players are going to take the deal that best suits them. Maybe Benoit was offered the same amount from another team but for a shorter term, so we had to step up a year to get him? Ya lets get bargain deals, because I am sure the ticket prices will go down in the new building? lol Way to go MacT, thanks for actually doing something to show this city that you care!

I'm a Flames fan. MacT has been decisive and improved his team. Good fit players brought in.

He has schooled CGY. This sucks.

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#155 Bladiator
July 01 2014, 12:42PM
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Wanye should change his pen name to Fanye now.

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#156 Wax Man Riley
July 01 2014, 12:44PM
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Spydyr wrote:

I would have given him the bare minimum to qualify him.Then would have used him as a call up for injuries or traded him for a draft pick to a team suffering their own injuries somewhere during the season. Perhaps trade him to a team looking for insurance at the trade deadline .

Just like I'm thinking SJ is going to do.

Thanks for asking.

I asked what you would pay for him.

I am MacT and you are 29 other GMs. What do you pay for Fedun?

Nothing.

He is not being traded for a draft pick, so the team lets him go to FA where he should be.

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#157 Spydyr
July 01 2014, 12:44PM
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Scottyprime wrote:

If Last Bear and yourself wish to tell yourself that its all just the Oilers being fools that's cool. I just like to base my expectations and opinions on recent and applicable facts, not how things would be if we were living 1-5 years in the past.

Its really a fools errand to say "Well IF this was 2012, and IF the other 29 teams agreed to intentionally leave good players on the table until July 10, and IF those players would then totally agree to take the Oilers low ball offer over any other teams, THEN the Oilers would be really stupid to sign a totally usable player like BP to a deal at about 115% of his otherwise expected salary for the prime of his career on July 1st."

Seriously, you talk a lot about kool-aid but clearly your the one(s) building some alternate reality to live in where these aren't moves being made by plenty of teams right now. This is the market reality, it doesn't matter what the market was last year, the year before that or even yesterday. Teams work with what is happening now. As they should. Just saying "Well I will just never sign anyone who doesn't agree to a perfectly reasonable deal, minus an extra 5%", is a great way to run a team into the ground. You will never sign or trade anyone. Business is a two way street, the people running the teams know that, which is why for example they are working in a multi-million dollar business as GM's, and you are here criticizing it.

I'm giving my opinion the same as you are giving yours.Nothing more.

Just that mine is different from your does not make either right.They are just our opinions.

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#158 J.R.
July 01 2014, 12:44PM
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Harlie wrote:

I'm a tad worried about that as well, last year it was Dubnyk and his BFF Labarbera who we banked on. You can thank them for Leon.

We have more to thank than just them for Leon don't you think?

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#159 Spydyr
July 01 2014, 12:47PM
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Wax Man Riley wrote:

I asked what you would pay for him.

I am MacT and you are 29 other GMs. What do you pay for Fedun?

Nothing.

He is not being traded for a draft pick, so the team lets him go to FA where he should be.

And I told you what I would pay for him in the first line:

"I would have given him the bare minimum to qualify him."

Did you miss that

Are you telling me Fedun would not of helped in the AHL and been a OK call up?

The same thing a much better team SJ is going to do with him.

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#160 Will
July 01 2014, 12:48PM
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It's nice to see all the players I was glad the Oilers didn't have to play against, have now all come back to the West, and then some. Who will score more goals against the Oilers, Iginla or Hemsky?

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#161 Wax Man Riley
July 01 2014, 12:50PM
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Spydyr wrote:

And I told you what I would pay for him in the first line:

"I would have given him the bare minimum to qualify him."

Did you miss that

Are you telling me Fedun would not of helped in the AHL and been a OK call up?

The same thing a much better team SJ is going to do with him.

You're not reading well today are you?

We are role playing. I am MacT.

You are 29 other GMs.

I am offering you Fedun. What are you willing to pay?

Nothing I am sure. So the Oilers let him go to FA where he should be if not for the horrible accident.

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#162 SlowTalker
July 01 2014, 12:50PM
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Spydyr wrote:

And I told you what I would pay for him in the first line:

"I would have given him the bare minimum to qualify him."

Did you miss that

Are you telling me Fedun would not of helped in the AHL and been a OK call up?

The same thing a much better team SJ is going to do with him.

Spyder, you are not having a good run at the Oiler board if all you are doing, is dying on that hill named Fedun.

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#163 Burnward
July 01 2014, 12:50PM
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Jeff Lebowski wrote:

I'm a Flames fan. MacT has been decisive and improved his team. Good fit players brought in.

He has schooled CGY. This sucks.

Hahaha!!!!

Nicely played Lebowski.

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#164 Will
July 01 2014, 12:54PM
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In what world is Orpik worth one mill more than Stralman? That has got to be the worst contract of the day, has to be.

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#165 Harlie
July 01 2014, 12:56PM
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J.R. wrote:

We have more to thank than just them for Leon don't you think?

Yeah your right, fire KLowe!

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#166 Lochenzo
July 01 2014, 01:01PM
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Fedun deserves a shot at the NHL so letting him go is the right thing to do. He's a small defenceman. In Edmonton, we don't have the room to add another small guy. Fedun goes to San Jose where Dan Boyle just left, so there's room on that defence for a small guy.

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#167 Lochenzo
July 01 2014, 01:03PM
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I'm guessing with the glut of centres still out there that everyone was waiting for the Spezza/Statsny shoe to fall. Sure hope Edmonton lands one centre.

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#168 thebiggestmanintheworld
July 01 2014, 01:05PM
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If they get Petry and Schultz signed, this will be the closest we have been to an actual NHL roster in a long time.

Perron, Hendricks, Nikitin, Fayne, Pouliot are all decent NHL players with good-very good possession numbers.

All they cost were MPS, Dubnyk, a second and fifth round picks and money.

Not to mention bringing in two *seemingly* capable goalies for only picks as well, and it looks like MacTivity has shaped this roster to his liking in two short seasons.

This team is now in Taylor and the gang's hands.

No more Hemsky, Gagner, Smyth, Smid, Dubnyk to remind us of one of the darkest times in Oilers history.

I had my reservations about MacT at first.

No more.

Full steam ahead, capt'n!

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#169 Scottyprime
July 01 2014, 01:10PM
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Spydyr wrote:

I'm giving my opinion the same as you are giving yours.Nothing more.

Just that mine is different from your does not make either right.They are just our opinions.

That's just like...your opinion man.

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#170 John Kirsch
July 01 2014, 01:12PM
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@Jeff Lebowski

Honestly I would like to see Eichel, McDavid centering Hall in 2015 how sick would that be- or both :). Move RNH down to the 3rd line where he belongs...

All kidding aside Pouliot played well in the playoffs if he can keep up that level than the Oil made out. Giving him 5 years is a bit strange given the fact the player is a journeyman already at the tender age of 27.

I hope somehow they can grab Brian Boyle he is the type of player Edmonton needs!

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#171 MessyEH
July 01 2014, 01:14PM
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Spydyr wrote:

I would have given him the bare minimum to qualify him.Then would have used him as a call up for injuries or traded him for a draft pick to a team suffering their own injuries somewhere during the season. Perhaps trade him to a team looking for insurance at the trade deadline .

Just like I'm thinking SJ is going to do.

Thanks for asking.

You are way too smrt for this site.Please pass go. Collect 200 dollars... and beat it. I am sure there is some other teams fan base that really needs, and would appreciate your level of in sight.

The Washington generals are always recruiting.

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#172 Fresh Mess
July 01 2014, 01:17PM
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Engelland to flamers

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#173 Craig1981
July 01 2014, 01:17PM
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Lochenzo wrote:

I'm guessing with the glut of centres still out there that everyone was waiting for the Spezza/Statsny shoe to fall. Sure hope Edmonton lands one centre.

I know

Hall--RNH--Eberle........ Purcell--??--Perron........ Pouliot--Draisait--Yak...... Henricks--Gordon--Pitlick

Those lines look as good as ever, but that is a big hole in the middle.

PS, My expectations for next year realize that our back end is full of 3rd-5th defencemen,

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#174 Randaman
July 01 2014, 01:18PM
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Spydyr wrote:

The market went up four times overnight?

OK than.

Hey Spyder, you have a very exciting rebuilding team that you can follow and cheer for right there in Calgary so please SHUT UP or apply for a position as a GM so we can see if you are really as smart as you seem to think you are

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#175 He Who Knows
July 01 2014, 01:18PM
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John Kirsch wrote:

Honestly I would like to see Eichel, McDavid centering Hall in 2015 how sick would that be- or both :). Move RNH down to the 3rd line where he belongs...

All kidding aside Pouliot played well in the playoffs if he can keep up that level than the Oil made out. Giving him 5 years is a bit strange given the fact the player is a journeyman already at the tender age of 27.

I hope somehow they can grab Brian Boyle he is the type of player Edmonton needs!

RNH a 3rd line centre? And to get both Eichel and Mcdavid??? LMAO. Not a knowledgable fan are you?

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#176 Fresh Mess
July 01 2014, 01:21PM
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@MessyEH

There ya go spyder. No room here for posters who don't fantasize about giving Yakupov lap dances. If other GM s give out idiotic contracts it's OK for MacLooselips to do it too.

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#177 Paulghar
July 01 2014, 01:24PM
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Offer sheet johansen 6mil for 6 years

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#178 Joils
July 01 2014, 01:25PM
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So happy burke handed engelland 3x3. Truckulance lol.

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#179 TigerUnderGlass
July 01 2014, 01:27PM
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aaaand the Flames join the race for worst signing.

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#180 Will
July 01 2014, 01:29PM
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Craig1981 wrote:

I know

Hall--RNH--Eberle........ Purcell--??--Perron........ Pouliot--Draisait--Yak...... Henricks--Gordon--Pitlick

Those lines look as good as ever, but that is a big hole in the middle.

PS, My expectations for next year realize that our back end is full of 3rd-5th defencemen,

The problem is that what the Oilers really need is a big bodied, two way, free agent vet to centre the second line, but only need him for 3 years absolute maximum, until Draisaitl is ready to take over as the cheaper better option.

That type of centre does not exist in free agency, and if he does, he's not looking for a 2 year deal on a bottom place finisher.

I mean, I look at a guy like Legwand who might want to sign here, but it would be for a high pay long term contract. I'd be thrilled if it was a high pay short term one ala Nikitin, but I don't see it. THe only other hope is Grabovski.

Or, now with the actual NHLers this team has peppered through the line up, I wonder if Mac T has more confidence in letting Lander or Arco take a shot. I really thought Arco looked good last year.

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#181 v4ance
July 01 2014, 01:29PM
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I said it yesterday in the preview thread before the madness started and it stands today. It's not a level playing field for recruiting UFAs.

There's no way Stralman signs in EDM for $4.5 or Ehrhoff signs for 1 year/$4M or Hemsky for $4M. Those were all discounts to sign with teams that the players believed were contenders.

We're not contenders so we have to pay more for incremental increases in experience and skill. The Oilers did okay today considering the circumstances. We signed players in their peak years and paid full+ value.

The Stars did great and are now much more competitve with LA, CHI, St.L and the other powers of the west. The Stralman signing saved TB because otherwise, they dumped a ton of salary & players and could have come out of things empty handed.

Biggest losers so far are WAS ORPIK $5.5Mx5, FLA with Bolland $5.5Mx5 and 37 yr old Robidas $3Mx3 to TOR. All are past their prime years or too injury prone or both.

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#182 bazmagoo
July 01 2014, 01:29PM
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Fayne is a great signing, well done MacT! Exactly what the Oilers need, and a great d partner for Ference. Pouliot deal worries me, would have preferred Raymond's contract. That term could prove to be a mistake. Hope he brings his 'eh game and proves me wrong.

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#183 Will
July 01 2014, 01:31PM
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Engelland, hilarious signing.

I have a question. St. Louise is looking good, but does anyone else notice they don't really have a starting goalie?

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#184 The Last Big Bear
July 01 2014, 01:32PM
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@Scottyprime

Jesus buddy, switch to decaf or something.

It was a bad deal. Lots of bad deals get signed on July 1st. For example, all of those other bad deals that you used to compare to this one.

I see you're not used to having people disagree with you very often, but describing people who disagree with you as being delusional, constructing straw-man arguments, and making appeals to authority, those all pretty much indicate that you are unable to reasonably discuss a topic.

Especially when your appeal to authority is that the Oilers management are experts who know what they're doing are running a multimillion dollar business on the merit of their business acumen. They are running the Oilers because they played with Wayne Gretzky, and the owner thinks that's awesome.

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#185 6 ring circus
July 01 2014, 01:32PM
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No other GM has been more active than Mactavish in less than a year and half on the job ,he isn't going to hit a home run with every signing or trade ,at least he isn't scared and sitting on his hands like his predessor (Dithers),as a long time Oilers fan ,I can't really fault him with the moves he has made since this years draft.

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#186 Bloodsweatandoil
July 01 2014, 01:33PM
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As mentioned above, today made our roster a NHL Roster, not quite complete, but a helluva lot bigger, grittier and more skillful than we have seen in the last five or 6 years.

As an Oiler Fan, today gives back a bit of team pride and real excitement for this up coming season!

Thanks MacT ! Its not lipstick on a pig anymore!

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#187 v4ance
July 01 2014, 01:34PM
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Will wrote:

Engelland, hilarious signing.

I have a question. St. Louise is looking good, but does anyone else notice they don't really have a starting goalie?

Happy we dodged that Engelland bullet but at same time, glad we drove the market price for Calgary for him WAAAAAAAY beyond stupid. $3M for a facepuncher will be great when our guys skate right by him over and over and over and over......

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#188 vetinari
July 01 2014, 01:36PM
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Tentative 'thumbs up' to the first three signings for depth and size, but then again, that was the same verdict when we added Eager, Belanger, Potter and the others in years past. At least the defence is starting to look like an NHL defence, albeit with no true #1 stud manning the blue line... however, if they can play defence by committee then at least we may be able to play meaningful games in February... and it looks like out AHL defence men get another year to mature. Decent day MacT.

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#189 The Last Big Bear
July 01 2014, 01:36PM
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Ugh. And Flames step right into the Engelland contract cow-pie.

Knew it was gonna be somebody, was just hoping it would be someone else.

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#190 nuge2nail
July 01 2014, 01:38PM
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v4ance wrote:

I said it yesterday in the preview thread before the madness started and it stands today. It's not a level playing field for recruiting UFAs.

There's no way Stralman signs in EDM for $4.5 or Ehrhoff signs for 1 year/$4M or Hemsky for $4M. Those were all discounts to sign with teams that the players believed were contenders.

We're not contenders so we have to pay more for incremental increases in experience and skill. The Oilers did okay today considering the circumstances. We signed players in their peak years and paid full+ value.

The Stars did great and are now much more competitve with LA, CHI, St.L and the other powers of the west. The Stralman signing saved TB because otherwise, they dumped a ton of salary & players and could have come out of things empty handed.

Biggest losers so far are WAS ORPIK $5.5Mx5, FLA with Bolland $5.5Mx5 and 37 yr old Robidas $3Mx3 to TOR. All are past their prime years or too injury prone or both.

Oiler Domination To Follow

Add Calgary to the list, losing Cammy and adding Derek for 3+.

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#191 Craig1981
July 01 2014, 01:38PM
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Will wrote:

The problem is that what the Oilers really need is a big bodied, two way, free agent vet to centre the second line, but only need him for 3 years absolute maximum, until Draisaitl is ready to take over as the cheaper better option.

That type of centre does not exist in free agency, and if he does, he's not looking for a 2 year deal on a bottom place finisher.

I mean, I look at a guy like Legwand who might want to sign here, but it would be for a high pay long term contract. I'd be thrilled if it was a high pay short term one ala Nikitin, but I don't see it. THe only other hope is Grabovski.

Or, now with the actual NHLers this team has peppered through the line up, I wonder if Mac T has more confidence in letting Lander or Arco take a shot. I really thought Arco looked good last year.

I agree, Legwand would be my vote, but can you get him short term?? 2 years would be a good term since you only have Yak and Marincin as larger $$ next year that will need a raise.

I think Arco is the guy right now, and I guess we would see how he did. Maybe Draisait is able to move up to 2nd line duty

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#192 Walter Sobchak
July 01 2014, 01:43PM
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Well, I’m happy with the signings and I think Petry is done as an Oiler.

I’m starting to come around and get excited about next season.

If the Oilers crash and burn next season, I can see a total wipe out of Eakins & staff, the management and scouting personnel.

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#193 Will
July 01 2014, 01:44PM
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Craig1981 wrote:

I agree, Legwand would be my vote, but can you get him short term?? 2 years would be a good term since you only have Yak and Marincin as larger $$ next year that will need a raise.

I think Arco is the guy right now, and I guess we would see how he did. Maybe Draisait is able to move up to 2nd line duty

I kind of think they might battle for it. I am still hoping against all hope they get a guy, but we'll see.

I'm not crazy worried as some about LD jumping into a second line role right away. The only reason it hurt Nuge developmentally was because Nuge may not have been strong enough to handle the NHL rigours, which arguably cost him a severe injury.

Daisaitl does not have that problem. Moreover, he was a better point per game player on a worse team in the DUB than Nuge, so that to me says he's ready.

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#194 Joils
July 01 2014, 01:48PM
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If you feel bad about the pouliot deal, take your mind off it by laughing at the flames and derek engelland's 3 mill for the next 3 years... Guaranteed to make you feel a little better.

Now please get us a 2c mact, dont kill draisaitl.

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#195 v4ance
July 01 2014, 01:48PM
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The Last Big Bear wrote:

Ugh. And Flames step right into the Engelland contract cow-pie.

Knew it was gonna be somebody, was just hoping it would be someone else.

Jonathan Willis ‏@JonathanWillis Deryk Engelland cap hit by year: 08-09: 493K 09-10: 493K 10-11: 500K 11-12: 567K 12-13: 567K 13-14: 567K 14-15: 2.9 million

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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#196 nuge2nail
July 01 2014, 01:49PM
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? wrote:

Picking up players who are used to winning from winning organizations- should rub off on the rest of the roster.

Winning organizations? Nikitin played in COL, which made the playoffs this year for the FIRST TIME since 2007. Fayne played in NJ, which made it to the finals in 2012, and hasn't made the playoffs since. Purcell is from a TB organization that last had a deep playoff run in 2011. Grabovski is from MTL/TOR, hardly the stuff of legend.

Pouliot is literally the only guy to come from a team that has made it deep into the playoffs recently.

Oiler Domination To Follow

Pouliout- playoffs last year.

Purcell- playoffs last year.

Nikitin- playoffs last year.

Fayne- finals 2012.

Grabovski - playoffs 2013, competitive 2014.

Perron- cup contender

Gordan- many playoff teams

Hendricks- many playoff teams

Fasth-winning organization

Etc...

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#197 Old time oil fan
July 01 2014, 01:49PM
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hemi wrote:

Been a pretty productive day for the Oil's management. Kuddos! For the vast majority of posters here, pay little mind to the few negative trolls whom constantly post nothing but bad news here. It matters not what the Oil do, the same 4/5 know-it-all's will never post anything positive, not in their nature. They are like a boil on an Elephant's ass, insignificant. GO OIL!

As soon as the Oil improves on the ice I will be the first to acknowledge it. I am not trying to be negative just for the hell of it - just being a realist and calling it how I see it. The results on the ice over the last 8 yeArs speak for themselves. You don't have to agree with every comment, that is the point of having a place to express opinion and why the site allows you to trash or cheer a comment. If you need to try and feel good about yourself and this team or want everyone to buy into your delusion thats not what this site is for. There is medication for that, but if you feel good about the Oils current situation and recent results you must have already found the meds.

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#198 jl
July 01 2014, 01:56PM
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@v4ance

Oiler douche,

flames are not ready to compete for a playoff spot, and are trying just to get to the floor.

Ill let the rest of you on here continue with telling the rest of us how "good your gonna be" good luck with the permanent rebuild.

Final thought 8-1 losers.

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#199 MessyEH
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Fresh Mess wrote:

There ya go spyder. No room here for posters who don't fantasize about giving Yakupov lap dances. If other GM s give out idiotic contracts it's OK for MacLooselips to do it too.

I'm sorry. After reading thread, after thread, of this guy preaching about a players draft number, being an indicator of value, that supercedes what they have accomplished post draft. I have little, to zero, respect for them.

The negatively towards "allthingsOilers " is just as bad as the Kool Aid drinking, glass heel wearing fan boys, that also comment here.

If you are not an Oilers fan, (and you can't be if you hate everything they do, and every move they make.) Or, only call call yourself one for what they did 24+ years ago and/or geography. Then why come here? To be negative all the time?

I am sure that there are more productive things that a rising star of the NHL General managers guild could be doing.

*Drops mic. And salutes with middle finger.*

In MacT we trust.

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#200 nuge2nail
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MessyEH wrote:

I'm sorry. After reading thread, after thread, of this guy preaching about a players draft number, being an indicator of value, that supercedes what they have accomplished post draft. I have little, to zero, respect for them.

The negatively towards "allthingsOilers " is just as bad as the Kool Aid drinking, glass heel wearing fan boys, that also comment here.

If you are not an Oilers fan, (and you can't be if you hate everything they do, and every move they make.) Or, only call call yourself one for what they did 24+ years ago and/or geography. Then why come here? To be negative all the time?

I am sure that there are more productive things that a rising star of the NHL General managers guild could be doing.

*Drops mic. And salutes with middle finger.*

In MacT we trust.

Oiler Domination To Follow

I agree 100%. If you hate the oilers management, hate the coaches, the roster and all the new players that join the team...

How can you call yourself an Oilers fan?

Seems like we have a ton of DSFs on steroids posting negative comments on a regular basis.

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