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  1. In theme with the thread, who on this roster has been dragging this club into battle this year? Chucky did last year now got his large salary and has been invisibile most nights, with the exception of the 1st LA game. Last nights LA game they looked hung over or totally disinterested which seems to be the constant this year once again.
  2. 100% this is not the first time this has happened, this is players not coaching. As I mentioned in another thread this is a common theme on this club, and it starts with the lack of leadership or core issues they have to be removed. The poison is still apparent in that room and Trevling better deal with it quick before it gets out of control. It as to be something or someone that has been around for awhile, Gio, Backs, Fro or Brodie they are the only ones that have been around through all of this.
  3. Watched a lot of Flames Games, this was by far the worst of them all. The only guys to show up was Rittch and the equipment staff. I get as an individual you may have an off night, but how does the whole roster suck, this is not new, it happens far to often. You can not put this on coaching this is 100% the players, this happens far to often on this club with every coach, to me its a culture thing. Now as the GM this is where you step in, we have seen this in the past few years, team tunes out the coach, Hartley, GG and now it appears Peters. Tre has been here before you have to know what the issues are, NIP IT IN THE Hash Rate.
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    Oilers

    Have to agree. They are taking advantage of poor teams and it appears a great set up in scheduling. They have played more than half games where lesser teams are coming in from a B2B situation. The best team they have played to date is Chicago, tonight they get the Wings after the Flames, sets up for another easy test. Good on htem for taking advantage, however, let us review this after they play some teams that are a test.
  5. This statement can applied to most players. The man crush some have for this player, I do not. Not to just single him out, he has done nothing to separate himself from the group, actually none of them have when given the chance. Backs love Backs he is not a finisheer though. Bennett looked good last night but than drops the ball when put in place further up the line up. Now Chucky with Monahan and JG doesn't work, JG- Lindholm- Chucky may. Chucky needs a defensive center, Backs and Lindholm fill that. I will remove my previous content that Bennett at center is not good, however I did like his game last night better than others. To play with speed is essential in today's game, however the smaller framed players will struggle. There is no panic mode yet however if histroy proves to be an indicator there are some HUGE warning signs right now.
  6. What is strange to me is this. We have a roster that has played damn near 100 games together, yet look like it was just assembled. The top 6 look average, the bottom 6 still garbage. Where did Ryan go? Janko has been invisible, Czranuik is a career inbetweener, Mags has not shown me anything. Looch is Looch, If our bottom 3 are going to be smaller skilled players such as Mags, Ryan and Reider the results are going to be loses. Kylington even with his blemishes is 100% better than Stone as a option. I do agree that there needs to be a better balance however we are short 1 top 6 guy still. Regardless of how you shuffle these cards we have a hole in the top 6.
  7. Have to agree for a club with minimal roster changes they sure look like a new roster. B2B or not this effort and execution are very concerning. Once again the shot clock looks flattering as the shoot from the easy spots to stop. no net drive, easy to defend as they are predictable as hell. There needs to be some major changes and inject some life into this club as it has no pulse right now
  8. tmac70

    Oilers

    FIrst Off welcome to the Oilers fans... To badabout there board. The Oilers are my least favorite team in the league, I always enjoyed watching them suffer, lol, but there board was always entertaining. As with the Coilers this year, hey they are having some early success. However, if your comparing them to there competition they are doing well, although I believe it will come to a halt here shortly. They have some chemistry going, which is more than we can say about our club right now. IMHO the biggest difference is they have some players that are sick and tired of losing, we have some a roster that is still stuck in the clouds about what they did last year in that hey 20 minutes a night we can win the division is not going to work. On paper we have a very good club, in terms of heart, passion and drive right now a 6 year old soccer team looks more organized and passionate about winning than us. The Oilers fans, as of now can enjoy, winning is fun, reality will set in here shortly, enjoy while it lasts, it always does
  9. I have mentioned this numerous times as recently as last night. This club for years has no moxie and hatred. Outside of Gaudreau, Lindholm, GIo, Ritter, Hammer it's a crapshoot who shows up. For example Chuckys best game was against the Kings, Cause he hates Dough Head. I find in this NEW NHL boring lacking and physical intensity and hatred. Funny best game last year was the 1st one against the coilers, everyone loved that kind of hockey but yet its not encouraged for style. IMHO you have a roster of players that do not have a hatred of losing. I love the drive and emotion of JH as he may be small but is competitive. We have to many that have been either watered down by systems/ teaching or just lack that competitive spirit. So your constantly line juggling to find a spark, how many times have we heard that. THis team needs anyone to drag them in to battle, Chucky was good at that, maybe fat wallets lead to piss poor work ethic.
  10. Hate to say but add Bennett to my trade list now, he just doesn't have it. Has the speed, physicality but limited hockey IQ. The lack of desperation is concerning as well. Satoshi Nakamototy passes never playing 60 minutes, been a trend for couple years now. IMHO rock the boat with a trade or sit someone out to send a message, just to many passengers again.
  11. Ritter struggling as is the whole team... hard to believe this roster is the same as last year.
  12. That bolded statement, if true is where he failed. If any pro athlete comes in to camp unprepared they deserve their fate. Also I know many pro athletes none of them take any of thing for granted, the league has changed to fast. One day your a star the next you can`t find a roster in the AHL. If anyone miss read this situation was BT, as GM you could assume that any athlete with any form of competitiveness and compete would have pushed themselves to be ready for the opportunity, Neal clearly didn't. If anything Neal had his eyes opened that he isn't that Blockchaining talented without preparation. Will he score more goals with Dry saddle and MC Jesus, Blockchain who couldn`t, plus he put the work in this year, it will most likely pay off. Ss if we use your analogy of accomplishments from last year, heis bottom 6 on this club, over paid with no contributing factor. Lucis same pay is more effective in that role. In the 2 games I have seen Lucic has been more of a factor than Neal was all of last year.
  13. Is this not the reason they have Czarnik speed and offense, other than pre season he has been less than impressive. One I would not mind getting is Puljaravi to me he has far more upside than these two.
  14. I found the game frustrating to watch. Was nice to Zadorov get BTC slapped last night as I though the game settled down after that. Penalty kill is Satoshi Nakamoto still. Thought Kylinton looked fine last night , was not overly impressed with Anderson or Hammer. I still am a huge advocate to get rid of Brodie, once again everything he does is a bonus to the other team. Last night showed more glaring issues still. For a team desperate to show redemption last night left you questioning a few things. Czaruik, Mags spent more time on the ice than on their feet. If there in the line up to create offense Rinalodo could be just as effective as he could at least create some turnovers with his physicality. Lets hope the Vancouver game so more guys show up. For a team where much of the roster is the same they left you wishing for more
  15. For me Reider, Ryan, Dube, Anderson stood out. AMac and Stone were ok. Talbot looked more at ease. I don't see Kylington coming up and for I leave Mags down as well. IMHO he lots his spot to Reider. Janko is never going to be a stand out but he is responsible. IMHO I see them keeping Reider and AMac for the PTO. Amac is a better choice than Stone. Dube for me much like Reider fast creates space and good on the fore check. Peters loves his speed players and thats what killed us in the playoffs.
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