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mr.MikeD 06-12-2013 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 14635275)
I really hope it works out for you, swordo. I would love to see the Oilers succeed. :thumbsup

I think growing pains are inevitable. Depending on egos, you may have some youngsters "rebelling" at the strict discipline Eakins is known for, but he's gotten guys to buy into his system before, to great success at lower levels. I think a lot will depend on the Oilers' player leadership (Horcoff, Hall, Eberle) and the example they set for the rest of the team. If they buy in, it will help others do the same. This, to me, is one of the most intriguing storylines of the season.

I think Horcs might be trade-bait. not sure he does enough of the leadership stuff to make up for declining numbers. though his heavy contract might not be the most attractive to trade.

Alazais 06-12-2013 07:17 PM

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I'd love to take him on the Leafs if the Oilers retained some of his contract.

bradshaw06 06-12-2013 07:21 PM

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hey you guys

swordo84 06-12-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by mr.MikeD (Post 14635817)
I think Horcs might be trade-bait. not sure he does enough of the leadership stuff to make up for declining numbers. though his heavy contract might not be the most attractive to trade.

I think they'll buy him out. Won't be sorry to see him go. He's been ok for the team at best, although that coud be said for most on their roster I suppose.

Roose13 06-12-2013 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 14635834)
hey you guys

Welcome to the party! Tee time is 10am tomorrow buddy!

TMoore4075 06-12-2013 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 14635834)
hey you guys

Welcome to the losers thread.

bradshaw06 06-12-2013 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 14635848)
Welcome to the party! Tee time is 10am tomorrow buddy!

I'll be there. :eiffeltower
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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14635862)
Welcome to the losers thread.

Pretty depressing no hockey for another 5 months.

bradshaw06 06-12-2013 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 14635263)
As an Oilers fan, I'm conflicted about the Eakins hiring.

Everything i've read about him makes it seem like he'll be a good thing for the oil. Great with a younger team.

bradshaw06 06-12-2013 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 14635767)
Lot of interesting comments on my FB post about Streit. One guy had a semi valid point, but the problem is he will either a hit or a complete bust with the latter being a more likely scenario:

Pretty interesting trade for Philly. Means an end for Bryz and Briere? Would they be done on the D side?

TMoore4075 06-12-2013 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 14635892)
I'll be there. :eiffeltower


Pretty depressing no hockey for another 5 months.

At least the offseason is close. The buyouts, possible trades and possible relocation could make for an interesting couple weeks.

bradshaw06 06-12-2013 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14635909)
At least the offseason is close. The buyouts, possible trades and possible relocation could make for an interesting couple weeks.

thats true. lot of teams pretty close to being right up against it. not sure about the fa crop, but the buyouts will make it interesting.

TMoore4075 06-12-2013 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 14635929)
thats true. lot of teams pretty close to being right up against it. not sure about the fa crop, but the buyouts will make it interesting.

Free agent class sucks. But the teams like the Flyers, Canucks and Bruins have some decisions to make.

kev87lads 06-12-2013 08:39 PM

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At least there's a guarenteed season.

kev87lads 06-12-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 14635304)
Roose, why the hell did you make this thread? Now we're going to lose in the Finals next year. Thanks, Kev.

Hey man. Shut yo face. Least I got us in the finals with that.

AlpineValley804 06-13-2013 02:27 AM

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So if/when Phoenix moves, what cities do you guys think would be the most viable candidates to adopt an NHL team, if it's under the restrictions that the move remains in the West? I feel like either Salt Lake City or Seattle would be the two best options.

bradshaw06 06-13-2013 07:46 AM

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I don't really know the situations as far as what arenas would be nhl ready, but i think seattle would be a good choice. Would be a great built in rivalry with the Canucks.

TMoore4075 06-13-2013 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by AlpineValley804 (Post 14636601)
So if/when Phoenix moves, what cities do you guys think would be the most viable candidates to adopt an NHL team, if it's under the restrictions that the move remains in the West? I feel like either Salt Lake City or Seattle would be the two best options.

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 14636698)
I don't really know the situations as far as what arenas would be nhl ready, but i think seattle would be a good choice. Would be a great built in rivalry with the Canucks.

Renaud Lavoie of RDS and Ken Campbell of the hockey news both talked Seattle last night. Lavoie made it sound like that's what the league wants to do. Dreger also mentioned Seattle as sources have told him because it makes the most sense. So starting to think they might be the front runners. In terms of geography and the realignment Seattle easily makes the most sense. The arena situation is a big question though. Quebec makes the most sense overall though. Hockey market, arena being built and a hungry fan base. But that throws a huge wrench into the realignment. Bettman talked last night about addressing realignment if they had to but didn't say if it would immediately or if we have another Winnipeg in the SE scenario and have the poor Nordiques play in the Pacific for a year.

IF they move, and I pray to God they do, and Seattle is the place I think that seals the deal on expansion. You don't pass on Quebec City when they've had an ownership group for a while and a new arena on the way, if you don't plan on going there soon.

Dramageek 06-13-2013 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 14635892)
I'll be there. :eiffeltower


Pretty depressing no hockey for another 5 months.

Beats waiting 8 months without knowing if there will be hockey at all, so there's that.

TMoore4075 06-13-2013 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Dramageek (Post 14636755)
Beats waiting 8 months without knowing if there will be hockey at all, so there's that.

Absolutely. A whole summer without stupid posturing, talk of revenue and what is hockey related revenue and all this crap. Got what 8 years until we have to deal with that again?

salrx95 06-13-2013 08:56 AM

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So it looks like my captain is not coming back. Not surprised at all. He was looking for too much money and we don't spend any. And, though he is strong on the PP, he was like a -22 and is a liability in his own end. We need to improve in our own end. He is now 35. I would rather resign him than replace him with a kid who is not as good but it's not a huge loss. Vis is a similar player.

JT becomes captain and keeps it til he retires in 2030. :)

swordo84 06-13-2013 08:59 AM

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Re: Seattle...I saw a tweet last night, wish I had saved it but it was something to the effect of "For those wondering about Seattle as a potential landing spot for Phoenix, bear in mind game #1 isn't being carried/shown on tv there - something to ponder anyway"

TMoore4075 06-13-2013 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by salrx95 (Post 14636772)
So it looks like my captain is not coming back. Not surprised at all. He was looking for too much money and we don't spend any. And, though he is strong on the PP, he was like a -22 and is a liability in his own end. We need to improve in our own end. He is now 35. I would rather resign him than replace him with a kid who is not as good but it's not a huge loss. Vis is a similar player.

JT becomes captain and keeps it til he retires in 2030. :)

I like the "but we don't spend any" part. lol This is a time where they shouldn't on him though. It would be short-term thing with him. Let the kids show what they could do. That's why I'm glad my team didn't through away picks to get some middle-aged defensemen at the deadline. Kids aren't going to learn sitting in the press box.
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Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 14636785)
Re: Seattle...I saw a tweet last night, wish I had saved it but it was something to the effect of "For those wondering about Seattle as a potential landing spot for Phoenix, bear in mind game #1 isn't being carried/shown on tv there - something to ponder anyway"

What channel was it on in the US? I watched CBC cause no Pierre, no Milbury, no JR and better production. Either way who cares? It's a big network in either NBC or on the NBCSN. Local cable providers can tell NBC and the NHL if they will air it or not? That's crazy. I did just look on tvguide.com and put in the Seattle zip code and it wasn't on Comcast's. Law and Order is what I think was on it's in pace.

edit: Kansas City had it on even. Still I think Seattle makes sense to go to eventually, and they'll put it on with a team there, but still amazes me that local providers, or channels as the case might be, wouldn't put it on.

swordo84 06-13-2013 09:19 AM

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@penguins NEWS ALERT: #Pens have agreed to terms with forward Evgeni Malkin on an eight-year $76 million contract extension: http://pens.pe/12pwjMb

TMoore4075 06-13-2013 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by swordo84 (Post 14636832)
@penguins NEWS ALERT: #Pens have agreed to terms with forward Evgeni Malkin on an eight-year $76 million contract extension: http://pens.pe/12pwjMb

Pens went from 39.7mil in cap space for 14-15 to basically 30mil. That means with only 6 players signed they need to sign 17 players to an average salary of 1.7mil.

bradshaw06 06-13-2013 09:32 AM

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Good news for the pens. Needed to be done.

TMoore4075 06-13-2013 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 14636891)
Good news for the pens. Needed to be done.

You think they get Letang done too?

bradshaw06 06-13-2013 09:33 AM

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Making only 800k more than he was.

Probably means goodbye to letang

bradshaw06 06-13-2013 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 14636850)
Pens went from 39.7mil in cap space for 14-15 to basically 30mil. That means with only 6 players signed they need to sign 17 players to an average salary of 1.7mil.

Thats after this season coming up they'll have 6 players. Good news is they'll have a bunch of guys on entry level. And hope the cap goes up

TMoore4075 06-13-2013 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by bradshaw06 (Post 14636928)
Thats after this season coming up they'll have 6 players. Good news is they'll have a bunch of guys on entry level. And hope the cap goes up

oh yeah I know but Letang and Orpik are two big names. You think they get them both signed? I'd rather be in their position with expiring contracts because then it gives you flexibility.

swordo84 06-13-2013 09:46 AM

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Fun fact;
@russianmachine The Penguins will spend 28.3% of their salary on two players that have missed 32.7% of the last four seasons.


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