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2 hours ago, jjgallow said:

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:rolleyes:   Fixed....

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They’re just trying to build a foundation. It starts with high draft picks. 

 

Perhaps they need to do what Baltimore did, high first rounders aren’t enough and sometimes missing is bad. They did twice. 

 

Some believe Bennett could be our Yakupov or Puljujarvi.

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How many Rebuilds Does Edmonton Really Need They Have how many Top Draft picks that they have Totally Destroyed the only Sucess in the many Years of High Draft picks They Tanked for is Mcdavid That Imo Is Sad literally Cause you shouldnt need that many Draft Picks To complete a Proper Rebuild Imo

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8 hours ago, robrob74 said:

They’re just trying to build a foundation. It starts with high draft picks. 

 

Perhaps they need to do what Baltimore did, high first rounders aren’t enough and sometimes missing is bad. They did twice. 

 

Some believe Bennett could be our Yakupov or Puljujarvi.

 

I don't worry about Bennett, as he has aspects of his game that make up for his lack of high level scoring.

Doesn't mean I wouldn't trade him if the value returned was high enough.

 

EDM is a mess.  They have ruined a team blessed with top players.

Hall traded for a 2nd pairing guy that can;t score much.

Eberle traded for cap space so they can overpay meh players.

Eberle for Gagner?  Seriously?

 

Every pick they have that seems to have value is held to be the next superstar.

Yamamoto supposed to be the 2nd coming of Gaudreau because he scored in junior.

Players that have found success playing in the AHL, but that's all they have shown so far.

Superstar Bouchard, racking up points in junior playing against boys.

His skating and defending is still a work n progress.

 

The NHL team is a team of 3 forwards that are really good and a couple of D that seem have played well.

The rest of the team is FA's from Europe, guys that were salvaged from the bargain bins, and a few grinders that score when they play with top talent.

When Gradlund is considered to be one of your top 6 best players, you are in trouble.

 

I get it.  Sell hope.  Lots of players that could become good players, but mostly bottom 6 capable.

Last year of the overpaid roster, with next year having something like 23m cap space and 6f, 3d and 1g accounted for.

Plenty of opportunity to sign a bunch of UFA's.

Average salary available to do so?  $1m.

Oops, forgot they have to re-sign Nurse.

Subtract $6m from the 23m with 12 players left to sign.

 

Rebuild not possible right now unless you trade Nurse, Russell, Nuge, NEal and Koskinen.

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Tough start for the Oil. Puljujarvi is gonzo and McSaviour has injured his knee. Edmonton has made some poor decisions like all teams, but losing a high pick like that for zip has to hurt.

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2 hours ago, Carty said:

 

Probably just a coincidence that Edmonton has managed to critically injure nearly every major NHL talent coming into the NHL over the last 10 years.

 

Just bad luck

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4 hours ago, Cowtownguy said:

Tough start for the Oil. Puljujarvi is gonzo and McSaviour has injured his knee. Edmonton has made some poor decisions like all teams, but losing a high pick like that for zip has to hurt.

 

Yet they view Holland as a god for getting rid of Lucic and able to get a stud like Neal.

Up to 2 years ago, everyone loved Lucic.

 

Looking at what they have done this summer, it's hard to see any bona fide improvement.

One of their best D's bought out.

Yea, he had an injury history the last two years, but was one of the better guys able to defend.

Brought in Haas, Nygard, Jurco, Archibald and Granlund.

One actual NHL regular and one with about 1.5 years of NHL experience.

Oh, and the big Smitty signing.

 

Puljujarvi sat on, not traded for anything, now hoping that somehow a year in Europe will increase his value.

When he comes back, he won't sign with the Oilers.

Putting up better numbers in an inferior league won't increase his value.

 

Less depth on D.  A couple of top 4 D, plus Russell and Benning.

Should be able to fix that next year with $24m to sign Nurse, 8 forwards, 3 defense and 1 goalie. 

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1 hour ago, jjgallow said:

 

Probably just a coincidence that Edmonton has managed to critically injure nearly every major NHL talent coming into the NHL over the last 10 years.

 

Just bad luck

 

Wasn't it Giordano who took McD’s skate from under him? 

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1 hour ago, robrob74 said:

 

Wasn't it Giordano who took McD’s skate from under him? 

Oh not this again. I recall Gio defending his D position, McD attacked the net recklessly from the outside and paid for it when he lost time, space and footing.  Same thing when he separated his shoulder. When you skate 50mph it hurts when you hit the net or boards.

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10 minutes ago, CheersMan said:

Oh not this again. I recall Gio defending his D position, McD attacked the net recklessly from the outside and paid for it when he lost time, space and footing.  Same thing when he separated his shoulder. When you skate 50mph it hurts when you hit the net or boards.

 

Yup! I was being sarcastic. :) 

my bro thinks Gio is cheap as he nearly injured a few guys last year.

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Imo With the Speed of The nhl Nowadays You play a Dangerous Game when you try to go around a D at a High Speed And with how fast it is someone is gonna Get hurt it honestly Doesnt have to be Gio it could be any D man playing there Position with how fast the game has become

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1 hour ago, robrob74 said:

Wasn't it Giordano who took McD’s skate from under him? 

 

44 minutes ago, CheersMan said:

Oh not this again. I recall Gio defending his D position, McD attacked the net recklessly from the outside and paid for it when he lost time, space and footing.  Same thing when he separated his shoulder. When you skate 50mph it hurts when you hit the net or boards.

 

McD tripped himself on the play that resulted in the injury...   McD leaned forward and grabbed Gio's stick and then lifted it up and tried to go around it and didn't make it as instead he tripped and

 

Video frozen at 1:09 for these still shots...   McD is still holding onto Gio's stick right before he trips...

 

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At 1:10 McD still has ahold of Geo's stick and the stick is under him...

 

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Now we can see the stick again...

 

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and down he goes...

 

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McD took out Smith pretty hard as well...

 

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Complete video...

 

 

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If you watch the "Oil change" series,

 

It's all there.

 

Charging the net.   Taking shots to the face.   Putting yourself in dangerous positions.   Playing injured is a major topic.  

 

Champions Always play in injured in the regular season.  

 

They've covered it.   So quite frankly their organization is doing all the right things.  These injuries are clearly just bad luck.
 

Oh, and you can be sure they spent a lot of time with the players about their health and protecting themselves on the ice.   That would have been behind the scenes though.  Will be great when they release that footage.

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The best part is how overhyped the future of the Oilers has been. What’s funny is their player development has been so poor and the bar is set so low for their prospects, they aren’t being groomed to excel and thrive in the NHL, they’re just happy if they make the NHL at this point. A team of perennial 4th liners for years to come 

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