Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by Mcnofool6110, Nov 14, 2017.
You have to give a guy credit when he can find something to complain about in a 8-2 win.
Hello, I is Johnny Fly, I eat puck, buzz, buzz, too many men penalty..
Just call me Letestu..
I actually don't mind the song in comparison to what it used to be (Stadium Love by Metric) but yeah I agree there are definitely better choices.
McDavid confessed the hardest defeceman he ever played against was Nurse, I wouldn't equip a team in our division with any of those guys.
New oiler goal song?
Bah, its still better than and
The goal song is Attack by Stab Thee. I for one like it. Not 'download the mp3 and rock that jam' like it, but 'our version of Cheslea Dagger' like it. I'm sure if they don't already, our divisional opponents are going to loathe it like Vancouver, Nashville and St Loius loathe Chelsea Dagger.
As the goal song. Why not, with Stranger Things everything 80s is new again.
It's actually Stab, by Thee Attacks. Easy mix up.
BS. McDavid’s just being nice to a guy on his team. Take your pick: Keith, Doughty, Hedman, Josi, Giordano, Suter, Pieterangelo all miles ahead of Nurse when it comes to playing D. Laughable that Nurse would be in that category.
I don't think Connor was talking about defensive ability. Nurse is a punisher. He doesn't give an inch. Hard to play against doesn't just mean skill, it also has to do with toughness. Nurse might not in the same league as any of the guys you mentioned, but he has an edge to him
Nurse (in juniors) was the only guy who could both keep up with McDavid and also be big enough to make it hurt when he hit him.
I'm a huge fanboy but I do consider Nurse our best skating defenseman
Klefbom maybe getting a little mojo back.
Khaira looked like a player.
RNH playing with some creativity and conviction.
Pool party playing physical and assertive.
Top guys produced.
Everyone looked good.
Hopefully they can use this to get on a run.
Nothing wrong with that, OEL would be a tremendous add, tbh as much as i like Klef, it would be a lot better if we could get OEL for him. Not including a player of Nuge's caliber though.
I think Mcdavid said that back in Jr before he was an Oiler. At that point he hadn’t faced any NHL defensemen.
I literally come up with a different combination of those three words every time I name that song. Thanks for the correction.
Nurse probably skates backwards faster than half those guys do forward, and McDavid already put them in a highlight reel. You don't get faster from 18 year old to 20 you just get stronger
Just want to say we have to do everything possible to keep Nuge. I think that means we lose Maroon.
You can keep both but Maroon has to be willing to accept a cap hit of $4 mill per .... which miiiiiiiight be doable if you tack on an extra year to his deal with a low cap number (thus bringing down the AAV).
You have to let Strome walk. And possibly dump Kassian too. But I guess ... why not? Why keep lesser players, keep your best players instead.
Maroon (4) McDavid (12.5) Yamamoto (0.925)
Lucic (6) RNH (6) Draisaitl (8.5)
blank (1) Caggiula (1.8) Puljujarvi (0.925)
Khaira (0.67) Malone (1) Slepyshev (1.5)
Larsson (4.1) Klefbom (4.1)
Nurse (3.75) Sekera (5.5)
Russell (4) Bear (0.9)
Pouliot Buyout (1.3)
= approx $75 million (est cap at $77 million)
Without a doubt Nuge needs to stay by any means necessary. I'm ok losing Maroon if thats the case, as I'm really not willing to give him anything more than 3.5M AAV and 3 years max (we'll see what Chia does). He's just not something you can reasonably fit beyond that and really his value is far too reliant on McDavid to justify more than that.
Back to the topic of RNH, if this team can get 3 top 9 wingers out of Yamamoto, Puljujarvi, and Benson (please stay healthy, the talents there) then they could be laughing. They could run something like this in a year or 2 even if they lose Maroon:
Caggiula(or a cheap UFA)-McDavid-Puljujarvi
Combinations could be different, but there's potential for the 3 scoring lines to work for a few years before bigger contracts force some hard decisions. I have faith that Pulju and Yam will live up to this, the question mark is Benson.
Hate to say it but that 2nd line doesn't look good. Lets get two reliably good lines, right now we have only 1.
Definitely depends on Slepy's progression and where Lucic is at in a year or 2. That line was great in the playoffs which is why I assembled it like that. Benson is the wildcard to making that work as you need 2 good to great players per line to make it work. If Yamamoto and Puljujarvi can both be very good players (I think they can), and Benson + Lucic can be alright to good then you pretty much have that given that the 3 centres are all very good players.
I think honestly Charelli (or whoever is the GM) in about 2 years is going to have to ask Lucic to waive his NMC for the good of the team and see if a deal can be made if the Oilers retain some salary.