Be a GM for a day

Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by Proko88, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Proko88

    Proko88 Registered User

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Hey all, I’ve been reading Oilers HF for years now (not an active poster). I want you to put your thinking caps on and build a legitimate team that the Oilers could ice this season. Please think through your trades or signings fully (cap space). Maybe Chia will stumble across this page and a light bulb will go off lol. Armchair to the next level!! Cheers Oilers Nation!
     
    BlackMcDog likes this.
  2. 780il

    780il Registered User

    Joined:
    May 29, 2018
    Messages:
    4,827
    Likes Received:
    3,576
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Edmonton AB
    Anybody on HFOil could do a better job than that clown Chia...
     
    snipes and Proko88 like this.
  3. Proko88

    Proko88 Registered User

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    46
    I agree! Let’s see it!! I’m board and would love some reading (and dreaming lol)
     
  4. BlackMcDog

    BlackMcDog Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    10,378
    Likes Received:
    2,813
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Occupation:
    Grade & Tier 3
    I'm on bored as well.
     
    Proko88 likes this.
  5. jumptheshark

    jumptheshark Rebooting myself Sponsor

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2003
    Messages:
    83,409
    Likes Received:
    2,803
    Trophy Points:
    250
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    currently creating a new identity
    Location:
    Have Backpack Will Travel
    I will play devil advocate too all the proposals
     
  6. MettleMcOiler

    MettleMcOiler 5-14-6-1

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,440
    Likes Received:
    344
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Trade/Waive Benning, put Garrison in. If Garisson flounders, I would try to see what I could get for my first round pick + and see if I can trade for top 4 D. Tired of waiting for the draft and hoping for the next savior. At least for 1 year I would try to get the ship going in the right direction asap and risk the pick and start winning games.

    Edit: I am not thinking of firing the coach just yet. I will wait 10-15 games, and if it is looks completely hopeless. He is out the door.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018
  7. foshizzle

    foshizzle Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Build a time machine, don't trade Hall, Eberle, picks for Reinhart.
     
  8. Canada Drai

    Canada Drai Dwemer Remix

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2017
    Messages:
    2,835
    Likes Received:
    2,539
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Gender:
    Male
    Clearly haven't seen some of the insane posts here. Worse than Chia+Lowe+Milbury+Benning.
     
    5 Mins 4 Ftg likes this.
  9. Lacaar

    Lacaar Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,988
    Likes Received:
    161
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Hire a psychologist.. maybe 20.. have them interview and survey each player.
    find out why putting on Oiler jersey turns player into crappy hockey player. Why no one develops here etc.

    Deal with results.
    Wives are bored and harass them... new team policy no girls. :P

    I really don't have an answer and I can't understand why we consistently have so many under performers or players that never seem to improve.
    We've been through a bazillion coaches and gm's. There's something about this city or organisation that makes for a crappy hockey team.

    Take Leon for example. Will we ever see playoff Leon return for more than a game at a time? I have my doubts.
     
  10. ReadyForBuyout

    ReadyForBuyout Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    46
    We are definitely in a position where nobody, I mean absolutely no one, should even consider trading our first round pick. Look where Ottawa is now and we don’t have a clue are we going to be lottery team or WC team. Next draft will be good again especially when we are short of good wingers.

    I would play season as it goes (without panic moves, because they very rarely help when team is bad) and trade away under performing vets at TDL and give our prospects some chances to prove themselves.

    This if season starts to go south already in November... or even sooner.
     
  11. thadd

    thadd Oil4Life

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Messages:
    22,999
    Likes Received:
    560
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    English teacher
    Location:
    China
    At the lottery offer a 1st rounder, 2nd rounder and Lucic in exchange for a 3rd rounder. No salary retention. Assuming we aren't drafting inside top 5. If we are then we might want a 1st rounder back depending on the other team's draft position.
     
  12. Missing smitty

    Missing smitty Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2018
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    401
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm going to have to disagree on that. There are some people on here that couldn't tell hockey from lacrosse...
     
  13. McDrai

    McDrai Connor Doesn't Deserve This

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Messages:
    12,143
    Likes Received:
    1,586
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Oh and draft Barzal and not sign Lucic lol
     
  14. Stoneman89

    Stoneman89 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    12,008
    Likes Received:
    935
    Trophy Points:
    169
    I'm board as hell.
     
  15. Stoneman89

    Stoneman89 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    12,008
    Likes Received:
    935
    Trophy Points:
    169

    Gonna need more than a day, son. Probably take years to get out of this mess.
     
  16. 780il

    780il Registered User

    Joined:
    May 29, 2018
    Messages:
    4,827
    Likes Received:
    3,576
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Edmonton AB
    As for my roster:

    Can the head coach, fire the **** out of all the OBC
    Bring in new faces that know what they're doing and understand the skill and speed game.

    Trade 1:
    Pulju + Sekera (LTIR) + 1st (top 10 protected) + 2020 2nd + Kassian
    For
    Stone (8x7.75 extension) + Dzingle (4x2.85 extension)

    Trade 2:
    Benning + Lucic + Mcleod + 2nd
    For
    Perlini + smaller cap dump

    *I would not trade our first or Mcleod, but I am approaching this as how we can improve our roster the best for this year

    Lineup:
    Nuge - Mcdavid - Dzingle
    Perlini - Drai - Stone
    Rieder - Strome - Yamo
    Khaira - Brodz - Chassion

    Nurse - Larsson
    Klefbom - Bear/Russel
    Russel/Garrison - Garri/Bouch/Bear

    Talbot
    Koskinen

    This lineup can score. The top 2 lines are dangerous and as long as the 3rd and 4th can hold their own we could have a dangerous offense. The d core is bad and we have to have one of Bear or Bouch to be the pp qb. The rest of the guys just have to focus on not getting caved in defensively. Talbot has looked pretty good so far and we'd need him to be rock solid in net. We don't know what we have in Koskinen so lets see what he can do.
     
  17. Stud Muffin

    Stud Muffin Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    Messages:
    4,502
    Likes Received:
    254
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Manitoba
    Id start by firing McLellan and replacing him with Krueger. Then I’d just have to watch the team under Krueger and go from there.
     
    Studz likes this.
  18. Chet Manley

    Chet Manley Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,216
    Likes Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Location:
    Regina, SK
    Have no real idea how too fix this as there aren't many assets to spare. But have a few of points:

    1. Not finding another defenceman to fill in for Sekera killed last season and maybe this one. The Oilers have had 1 season with an adequate top 4 D since Pronger left and it resulted in what should have been a WCF appearance.

    2. Acquire players to allow Yamamoto and Bouchard time to develop. Both being able to play their way onto this team is a symptom of no depth and the Oilers have a track record of ruining prospects via no early development. The graveyard of prospects runneth over.

    3. Trade role players for equivalent role players. The team tends to chew up the competive spirit out of players that need a high motor to just be an effective NHLer. Just too many losing seasons and angry fans... cycle in some healthy minds.
     
  19. A91

    A91 Oilers + Real Madrid

    Joined:
    May 21, 2011
    Messages:
    6,138
    Likes Received:
    1,468
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Edmonton
    1) Be named GM
    2) Start off with a BANG by drafting the chosen one
    3) BANG #2 by trading basically two 1st in a super deep draft for a garbage player
    4) Do nothing for a year while I am "evaluating" my new team
    5) Evaluate Lucic and Demers in FA. Choose the wrong one.
    6) Trade an elite winger for a promising young D but admit I lost the trade by calling it - Not sexy
    7) Sign an old buddy to an absolute ANCHOR of a contract. Looks bad after one season.
    8) Everyone has a career year and not only do we make the playoffs, but we make some noise. Hype at a MAX
    9) Realize that I after all this I have positioned my team for just one playoff run. With all that time and assets. My team has nothing left. No depth on D and especially not at forward. My horrible trading and contracts have gotten up to me. The hole I have dug is way too large to get myself out of.
    10) Realize ill be fired soon - decide to just troll and annoy fans as much as I possibly can.

    Thats what I would personally do
     
  20. booyakasha

    booyakasha Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    8,153
    Likes Received:
    1,475
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB
    I'm board at the moment, and will get on bored as well.
     
  21. BoldNewLettuce

    BoldNewLettuce Esquire

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    21,799
    Likes Received:
    1,342
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Canada
    trade my self respect for the leagues iconoclast crony shills being dependent on my teams success. (move the team to houston)
     
  22. iCanada

    iCanada Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,033
    Likes Received:
    721
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Wait, you have self respect? Why do you watch this team then? :huh:
     
  23. BigTime99

    BigTime99 Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2014
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Keep hall.
    Don't trade for Reinhardt.
    Keep eberle maybe.
    Keep petry(mact trade)
    Keep Schulz.
    Don't sign lucic
    Sign demers

    Nuge-mcdavid-eberle/rattie
    Hall-drai-yammer
    Cag-barzal-jp
    Jj-brodziak-kassian

    Klef-demers
    Nurse-petry
    Sekera-schulz
     
  24. RegDunlop

    RegDunlop Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    578
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Edmonton
  25. Belieber

    Belieber The Nuge is huge

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    348
    Trophy Points:
    79
    Location:
    vancouver
    All I know is if I trade Lucic, Mcdavid isn’t touching the ice without acquiring another feared tough guy that can play a regular shift. The skilled guys and young guys skate around without any fear, barely ever touched and there’s a reason for that. It makes their lack of production outside of 97 even more frustrating. I was at a game in Vancouver back in 2011- 2012 and Kesler slashed and two handed Nuge so hard he looked like he was in so much pain, these rookies have no clue how tough this league can be.
     
    ThreeOfAPerfectPair likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"