Rumor: Offseason Rumors Thread #1 | Much to be Done Before September?

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  1. BoldNewLettuce

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    How about bogo?
     
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    I don't get Stauffer, where did anyone say that they were close to a blockbuster?

    It's reporting like this why he loses credibility more and more every year
     
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    It's ridiculous that he is a guy they would be willing to move, but here we are anyway.
     
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    Not a chance for me. Hip surgery to go with two years at just over 5mil, to go with him barely being a top 4 d-man on Buffalo.
     
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    I’d rather stand pat then do those deals.
     
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    Rishaug said the Oilers were "big game hunting" on TSN 1260 yesterday. Staples reported Rishaug's comments in the Journal.

    Rishaug is probably why Stauffer said what he did.
     
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    Stauffer never said that.
    He has started with the "less is more" theme lately but he was never on board with making big changes.

    Stauffer does get some things right with his cryptic hints, the Larsson and Strome trades he hinted at before they went down, signing a "KHL goalie" before the Koskinen signing.

    However, I wouldn't take his latest tweet as gospel. I'd be shocked if Chia didn't make a significant trade. With his job on the line, he's not going to stand pat coming off of a bottom 10 finish IMO.
     
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    How does that equal closing in on a blockbuster? Makes it sounds like it's something that is close to happening. Most people should know any sort of blockbuster isn't happening until closer to the draft
     
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    Wow. That's really splitting hairs. Here's the clip to the Rishaug link if you want to get that pendantic. Start 3:00 mark.

    Don't forget the last part of Stauffer's tweet where he said this off-season "less is more".
     
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    I think it's both Rishaug's suggestion of what it might be and the predisposition of this board to loose it's mind because Chiarelli is the GM and isn't consulting the fanbase on trades and players.
     
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    How is that splitting hairs? Rishaug stated they are looking to big game hunt, Stauffer comes back squashing that something is in the works.

    Does anyone truly believe PC is actually in heavy talks? Not all his options are even going to be talking right now.

    Stauffer prematurely throwing water on something for no reason.
     
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    Who said that they were in "heavy talks"? Rishaug was just speculating what he thinks might happen this offseason.
     
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    That's not splitting hairs.

    Rishaug says they might go big for someone in the of season.

    Stauffer in his tweet says "rumor that the Oilers are closing in on a blockbuster are exaggerated" no one said they were closing in on anything.
     
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    Rishaug suggested an example and people took it as "OMG closing in, OMG, Chia, OMG" basically.
     
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    Exactly. People are also ignoring the part in Stauffer's tweet about less being more. If people read the entirety of the tweet it doesn't seem like the Oilers will be doing a big deal this off-season.

    Why are some people ignoring the fact that "less is more" seems to be a repudiation of the Oilers going 'big game hunting' at any point this off-season?
     
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    No one is thinking the Oilers are. People are confused on why Stauffer was saying "rumors that don't exist aren't true". There is no rumor of a blockbuster being close.
     
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    I would personally assume the Oilers are "big game" hunting for a defenseman because there might be something out there, either UFA, RFA or trade, however I think Rishaug thinks more highly, as does the larger NHL world right now, of Ristolainen then do the Fans here. So he would see it as a major snag, where as many here would not.
     
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    In all fairness I half ass questioned anything coming out of Rishaug while he is at the world's. Some days on gregor's show it's as if he's been trapped in the mountains for months and has no idea what the hell is going on in the real world.
     
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    Maybe you can make a dramatic trade with the Canes

    To CAR: 10th overall, Klefbom, Puljujarvi, Kassian, Sekera, Nick Ellis, Jones and 2019 1st

    To EDM: Hanifin, Faulk, Skinner, Williams and rights to Ryan

    Probably off base, but I think it would be a significant upgrade to the team. The team could still look to move other contracts.

    Edit: Maybe you can flip Lucic to the Sharks, they will have a lot of cap space this offseason.

    To SJ: Lucic, Slepyshev, 2nd 2019 and 3rd 2018

    To EDM: Martin ($1M retainted) & Johnathon Martin
     
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    We just don't have the assets to make a big deal and come out ahead. There's a better chance of drafting a PMD with the 10 pick than there is winning a deal with that pick heading out the door along with another valuable asset.
     
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    The powerplay was great in 16/17. The problem last year wasn't lacking a right shot D, it was the moronic powerplay system of "pass it around the perimeter until you run out of space, then desperately fling it off a PKers shin pads".
     
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    He'd be worth a try, but I don't know if Caps would be willing to move him. If/when Carlsson leaves, Bowey might be the guy they expect to pick up some of the minutes.
     
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    Risto checks some boxes for us but then our offensive capability from the left side would take a big hit by losing Oscar.
     
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    There will be no puckmoving d men available at 10. They'll be taken ,mark my words, and only Ty Smith will be available.
     

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