THE NATION REPORT CARD BY PRINT MACHINE (12.18.15)

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Is there anything more fun than judging strangers? No, I didn’t think so. Luckily, the report card is here to help us all judge professional athletes and criticize them anonymously through the power of up/down votes. My friends, it’s report card time. 

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I’ve been getting some feedback that you shouldn’t be allowed to see the vote totals before you vote because it could sway your opinion. Well, I’m here to tell you to stop being sheep and don’t worry about how other people are voting. Be your own person. Be like Rambo in the woods – a lone wolf against the shackles of society.

I’m still looking for a more flexible polling software so if you know of anything that is similar to what I’m using please let me know and I’ll hook you up with some NationGear for the heads up. I’m looking for something that is a little more flexible and would allow for adding options like “meh” and adding current events like why how many times I’ve day dreamed of Connor McDavid, and why Todd McLellan’s hairline is something we should all strive for. 

Until then we vote!

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  • workashardasSmyth

    I hope at the end of the year, or even at the halfway point you can graph how the fans have rated players throughout the year.

    It would be neat and depressing to see graphically how fast we fall in love and hate with the players.

  • workashardasSmyth

    MACHINE (12.18.2015)
    #1
    60 up

    5 down

    Todd McLellan

    #2
    75 up

    4 down

    Leon Draisaitl

    Leon has 15 more congrats then Todd and one less kick.
    How is Leon not first?

    Go Todd! Go Oilers!!!

  • Randaman

    I am pleased with the turnaround Nikitin has shown. He looks faster, stronger and more positionally sound since his recall.

    Not his fault they paired him with the human give away machine (Jultz).

    I think a lot of the thumbs down votes are due to his name being Nikitin.

    • AJ88

      Schultz is not playing well, I agree, but please have the facts when you point out a player that is a ” human giveaway machine”. Stats do not back the statement when you look at all the Oil dmen.

      • Randaman

        Seriously? I don’t keep stats or pay all that close attention to stats.

        I use my eyes and they tell me what I wrote. I stand by that.

        Are you and Bradleypi best buds or something?

  • JuicyKillerWhale

    I have no clue why we still have Schultz around, he has never been good defensively, but we already knew that. It used to be that his offence would balance it out but now he isn’t producing offensively and he still is a liability defensively. An offensive defenseman who can’t defend or help put the puck in the net, I don’t know about you but that doesn’t seem like a recipe for success to me.

    • JuicyKillerWhale

      I know I would like to stick up for him like I do for yak but Shultz doesn’t do anything worth sticking up for, Yak at least hits, skates hard, passes hard and has a high gear with heart, I would like to back up Shultz but I can’t.

  • Makaveli

    Injuries have once again forced promising youngsters into the NHL line-up before they are ready. Nurse is a player with awesome potential and great athleticism. He is not ready for the pros yet. He is making way too many mistakes. He is where Klefbom was 1-2 years ago. He may have the physical abilities but is not mentally mature enough to recognize threats and is frequently seen as a player standing still watching other teams put the puck in the Oiler net.

  • Makaveli

    No idea why we don”t throw Schultz up as a forward it would be a lot better than watching him wimp around as a defense-man. They are doing it with Laleggia why not Schultz, at least then he might get some points or learn how to hit and not be hit.

    • Jason Gregor

      Completely agree; nothing to lose. I can’t fathom how this guy can progress to where he’s useful playing big min as a dman. It would be understandable/acceptable if he racked up points like a Karlson or what have you. But he brings very little in either end of the rink. Run him on right wing for a couple weeks and take a look before we walk away from him.

  • TheBirdOfAnger

    The Oilers aren’t good enough to lose their top line.

    When McDavid went down, his line was one of the best in the NHL, not just on the Oilers but best in the NHL.

    Around Feb 1, baring more injuries to the top players, the Oilers will still be in the hunt for the playoffs.

    It will be a good spring.