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JTech780

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  1. Rittich needed to be better, tonight as well, not putting the blame on him, but the Josi goal was soft. The 3rd goal, he took too long to get across, taking time to pick up his stick. If he just leaves the stick and gets into position he probably makes that save.
  2. It's what Tkachuk does, I love 95% of his game, but he makes a lot of selfish plays trying to make the highlight reels, that result in bad turnovers. If he really wants to be an impact player he needs to cut that out of his game.
  3. They gave up after the Mangiapane goal. What a waste of a good game, to just fold with a minute left and then to not even show up in OT.
  4. Terrible D zone coverage on that goal. Rittich was slow getting across there.
  5. Nashville has to stop pulling guys off Broadway to run the goal horn and the clock.
  6. Ward needs to stop putting the Monahan line out with the Forbort-Gustafsson pairing. You have a new pairing who are just trying to learn their new teammates and system and then you have a line who aren't where they are supposed to be in the defensive zone. It ends up being a bunch chasing and missed coverage.
  7. The Monahan- Gaudreau line is still a tire fire in their own zone.
  8. I get what you are saying, but Treliving was still in a position where he had to go forward with this core and give them another shot. I also think that because of thier pending UFA status I don't think Treliving was getting a ton of great deals for Hamonic and Brodie. I think he had to get a hockey deal done for those players and teams were probably offering picks and prospects in return for the most part.
  9. It depends, not all NTC are set up the same. Some the player has to submit a list by a certain date and some don't have to supply a list till the team asks.
  10. I have heard that even if Kadri waived his no trade clause that Brodie wasn't waiving his to go to Toronto. I don't think it is fair to say that he heard about the deal through the media, I am guessing that both GM's went to the their players at the same time to get them to sign off on the trade, we only heard the Kadri side. I see a lot of blame being put at the feet of Treliving for not dealing with the UFA's which is not even remotely fair and is using a lot revisionist history. This team was the top team in the West last season and while the season ended abruptly the expectations for this team were that they were going to be very good again. You don't move two top 4 defenseman just because you couldn't get a deal done in the offseason when you are going into the season as a contender. Now things haven't worked out as planned, and there are various reasons why. The same reason we want to move pending UFA's is the same reason other teams don't want pending UFA's or at least don't want to give value for pending UFA's.
  11. You make it sound like Brodie has no say in the decision and that it is all on the Flames whether he will be back or not. Maybe they tried to have contract negotiations but Brodie made it clear that he was going to look elsewhere for a contract and that's why he was in trade rumors. From your list going into next we are missing 1 RHS D for the top 4, but the rest looks pretty darn good. Gio is Gio. Andersson has shown steady improvement and is easily capable of jumping into the top 4 full time next year. Hanfin has been streaky, he looks a lot better paired with Andersson though. Yelesin has shown some potential and at the very least should be able to handle the Stone role next season. Valimaki is the guy who will eventually replace Gio, he will push Hanifin out of the top 4 at some point next season. Kylington might not be my favorite but he can handle 3rd pairing duty.
  12. I have been pleasantly surprised with Lucic's play this season, I think he much better defensively than he gets credit for and the guy almost never loses a battle along the boards. That being said he shouldn't be playing on the 3rd line over Bennett. I think the lineup becomes more effective if you swap Lucic and Bennett in the lineup. If it was me the bottom 6 would look like this: Dube-Bennett-Ryan Lucic-Jankowski-Rieder On another note, those might be the best looking D pairs we have seen all season. It just looks a lot deeper 1 through 6.
  13. Between Brodie and Hamonic, I choose Brodie. I just don't think he will be back. I think the more cost effective choice, might be to bring Gustafsson back, depending on how the rest of the season goes. Forbort could be brought back as well as do think this team could use a steadying force on the back end. Use the cap space to beef up other areas.
  14. The rumour I have seen, and it is only a rumour, is that he wants to go somewhere warmer to make easier for his wife who was diagnosed with MS.
  15. Friedman saying that we were in on Trocheck and Simmonds at the deadline. Looking at what Florida got in return for Trocheck, I am not sure we had what they were looking for. Simmonds didnt really make sense, but I have heard in the past that he has Canadian teams on his no trade list.
  16. This guys is a must follow down the stretch. I look at these tables every night after the games.
  17. I liked the way the Bennett-Jankowski-Rieder line handled what is probably the hardest assignment in the league, matching up against the Perfection Line. Now they did get beat on the analytic side of things, but that is to be expected going against the top line in hockey. I just thought that they did well pressuring them and keeping them to the outside. If that line can handle more of a checking role, it opens up the 3M line to take more offensive situations which will help the offense overall.
  18. I thought both the new guys played well. Gustafsson is aggressive offensively and isn't afraid to shoot. You could see that he was still getting comfortable with his teammates on the PP, but it will come. Forbort was just steady, but I think our defense could use more of that right now.
  19. JTech780

    Oilers

    The best part of the Athansiou trade other than the fact that they over paid, is that he doesn't get to have his number 72, because the mascot has that number.
  20. No more roster limits after the deadline, except for the amount of call ups you get, which is 4 and Calgary used 2 of them yesterday.
  21. Forbort is actually a very solid defenseman, who has averaged over 20 mins a night the last 3 years prior to this year. I think now, when someone says a defenseman is a stay at home defenseman we assume he can't actually play, but Forbort can play.
  22. Basically when it comes down to who do you eating popcorn in the pressbox, I would choose Stone over Kylington. When Giordano gets back we will have 8 defensemen, the choices are to carry 8 for the rest of the year or send Kylington down and keep him fresh and keep him playing. At this point Forbort is a significant upgrade over Kylington, especially for our area weakness, the defensive zone.
  23. Kylington and Dube were sent down as a paper transaction, so they would be eligible for the AHL playoffs, both were recalled already.
  24. Till Giordano gets back I would go with: Forbort-Brodie Hanifin-Andersson Kylington-Gustafsson When Giordano gets back: Giordano-Brodie Hanifin-Andersson Forbort-Gustafsson When Hamonic gets back: Giordano-Brodie Hanifin-Andersson Gustafsson-Hamonic Sub Forbort for Gustafsson if we need more size on the back end.
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