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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinHunter View Post
    This is my thought as well...

    I just hope they don't duplicate what Colorado did... made the playoffs and looked like they were a promising young team... and then fell to pieces!
    I don't agree on the too much talent. They are top heavy with McDavid and Drai, with a steep drop-off in talent after that. They are extremely light on talent in the wing positions, which has been a major issue all season long. They have a decent d-core when healthy, but don't have top end offensive talent there either. IF anything, I think this team is short on talent compared to other elite teams. Look at how many dangerous skilled players teams like Tampa has, miles above what the oilers currently possess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinHunter View Post
    This is my thought as well...

    I just hope they don't duplicate what Colorado did... made the playoffs and looked like they were a promising young team... and then fell to pieces!
    I don't agree on the too much talent. They are top heavy with McDavid and Drai, with a steep drop-off in talent after that. They are extremely light on talent in the wing positions, which has been a major issue all season long. They have a decent d-core when healthy, but don't have top end offensive talent there either. IF anything, I think this team is short on talent compared to other elite teams. Look at how many dangerous skilled players teams like Tampa has, miles above what the oilers currently possess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentzero View Post
    They looked a lot better tonight. At this pace, they will start winning games. They got pretty unlucky tonight (offside by a cm... puck to Larsson's face deflected...). McDavid looked like he played mad, which is what this team needs.
    I don't understand why Khaira lifted his back leg like a dog. Usually when you are trying to stay on side, you stretch your back leg to keep it on the line or behind it, not lift it up. Brain cramp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godin View Post
    I don't understand why Khaira lifted his back leg like a dog. Usually when you are trying to stay on side, you stretch your back leg to keep it on the line or behind it, not lift it up. Brain cramp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taco97 View Post
    I don't agree on the too much talent. They are top heavy with McDavid and Drai, with a steep drop-off in talent after that. They are extremely light on talent in the wing positions, which has been a major issue all season long. They have a decent d-core when healthy, but don't have top end offensive talent there either. IF anything, I think this team is short on talent compared to other elite teams. Look at how many dangerous skilled players teams like Tampa has, miles above what the oilers currently possess.

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    I don't agree on the too much talent. They are top heavy with McDavid and Drai, with a steep drop-off in talent after that. They are extremely light on talent in the wing positions, which has been a major issue all season long. They have a decent d-core when healthy, but don't have top end offensive talent there either. IF anything, I think this team is short on talent compared to other elite teams. Look at how many dangerous skilled players teams like Tampa has, miles above what the oilers currently possess.

    You forgot to mention RNH, who's probably been one of their best players this year so far.


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    Quote Originally Posted by agentzero View Post
    They looked a lot better tonight. At this pace, they will start winning games. They got pretty unlucky tonight (offside by a cm... puck to Larsson's face deflected...). McDavid looked like he played mad, which is what this team needs.
    I watched most of this game and man, Smashville really pushed the pace and were most definitely the faster squad, but the Oilers eventually matched that and nearly got that tying goal. Very good effort, but you could see the difference to what a really strong defence looks like compared to what the Oilers are icing.

    Quote Originally Posted by doulos View Post
    They have looked ok in a lot of games but can't score any goals. Also, the fact that McDavid didn't draw a penalty on his breakaway is why I've started to mostly check out from the NHL (along with the atrocious display by the Oilers over the past decade). The officiating is simply horrendous and they don't do anywhere near enough to showcase, protect, and free up their marquee players to make the game exciting. It's not at all why the Oilers are losing, but it's one of the big reasons why I've lost interest in watching many games.
    Oh man, I hear you on the officiating. The Subban hook on McDavid (don't mind if I leave my stick stuck in your pants, do ya Connor?) was crappy to not get a call on, but I watched the end of the I think it was Calgary/Minny game and one of the players had his stick slashed and it broke, but the refs didn't call a penalty because there were about 20 seconds remaining in the third period of a tied game. Seriously, there was still enough time to score without one of the team's defenseman having a stick. I know it's not a conspiracy against any one team, but the officials can't stick to any standards from period to period, let alone game to game. It used to be the best in all of sports when the league didn't tell them to focus on certain penalties and let the refs manage the game.

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    You forgot to mention RNH, who's probably been one of their best players this year so far.
    RNH is having a fantastic season. He's noticeable out there. My thoughts - Do what you can to sign or trade for a top D like Doughty, Karlsson or Letang. If you have to purge salary, as sad as it might be, Draisaitl is not cutting it on his own line as C2 and only seems to be productive beside McJesus. RNH can be the C2 for years and won't carry nearly the cap hit Draisaitl will. We need a top puck moving D to compete. They are worth their weight in gold. Plus, if the Oilers could actually draft and develop some actual effective NHL'ers to fill out their bottom six, it would be nice. Khaira at least looks to be a nice third line player. I'm disliking Cammalleri and Strome shows small snippets of talent/effort, but then goes invisible for far too long. Kassian is invisible most shifts this year. He needs to bring it a little more often. Let's see what the Oiler brain trust figures out.


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    RNH is having a fantastic season. He's noticeable out there. My thoughts - Do what you can to sign or trade for a top D like Doughty, Karlsson or Letang. If you have to purge salary, as sad as it might be, Draisaitl is not cutting it on his own line as C2 and only seems to be productive beside McJesus. RNH can be the C2 for years and won't carry nearly the cap hit Draisaitl will. We need a top puck moving D to compete. They are worth their weight in gold. Plus, if the Oilers could actually draft and develop some actual effective NHL'ers to fill out their bottom six, it would be nice. Khaira at least looks to be a nice third line player. I'm disliking Cammalleri and Strome shows small snippets of talent/effort, but then goes invisible for far too long. Kassian is invisible most shifts this year. He needs to bring it a little more often. Let's see what the Oiler brain trust figures out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axeman33 View Post
    You forgot to mention RNH, who's probably been one of their best players this year so far.
    Yup, totally....definitely their most consistent too. That still leaves only 3 really skilled top 9 forwards, none of which who are wingers. Being able to roll these 3 at C doesn't do you much good with the glaring lack of skill/finish on their wings. All 3 of these guys are pass-first, all the more reason the lack of skill on the wing is so evident and is hurting this team. We are also really lacking a dynamic skilled dman, have been forever.......I like Klef, but he can't be the #1 source of offence from the back end on a contending team.

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    We're a second half team...WOOOOOOO!!!!! Look out NHL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Comish View Post
    Oh man, I hear you on the officiating. The Subban hook on McDavid (don't mind if I leave my stick stuck in your pants, do ya Connor?) was crappy to not get a call on, but I watched the end of the I think it was Calgary/Minny game and one of the players had his stick slashed and it broke, but the refs didn't call a penalty because there were about 20 seconds remaining in the third period of a tied game. Seriously, there was still enough time to score without one of the team's defenseman having a stick. I know it's not a conspiracy against any one team, but the officials can't stick to any standards from period to period, let alone game to game. It used to be the best in all of sports when the league didn't tell them to focus on certain penalties and let the refs manage the game.
    Yeah, this is not an Oiler problem by any means, but a league problem. It's making it unwatchable for me. I have not checked into ratings for the league, but I assume most people probably don't care.

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    We have one very hot Nurse!!! OT Winner against Vegas tonight! He's certainly coming into his own of late. This is the player we thought he might turn out to be. Let's hope he can continue to play confidently!!


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    We have one very hot Nurse!!! OT Winner against Vegas tonight! He's certainly coming into his own of late. This is the player we thought he might turn out to be. Let's hope he can continue to play confidently!!
    Of all teams the Oilers beat the Vegas flu bug......now are probably about to go out and get hammered tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyrobot View Post
    Of all teams the Oilers beat the Vegas flu bug......now are probably about to go out and get hammered tonight
    Well, it's not like they don't deserve it after tonight's effort! lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyrobot View Post
    Of all teams the Oilers beat the Vegas flu bug......now are probably about to go out and get hammered tonight
    Well they played in Phoenix last night so had no time to get into trouble before the game today.

    Yes to getting hammered because:

    1. They won 2 games in a row
    2. They are entering their bye week and starting it in LV
    3. Its McDavid's 21st birthday today so something big will be going down!

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    Interesting Read on the Islanders 2nd Line and how all three of the players on that line are from a trade with the Oilers.

    https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/14...-best-2nd-line

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenguinHunter View Post
    Interesting Read on the Islanders 2nd Line and how all three of the players on that line are from a trade with the Oilers.

    https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/14...-best-2nd-line
    I give a lot of leeway to Chiarelli for his previous Oiler moves but the Reinhart deal I didn't like the moment it was announced on the draft floor and it just keeps getting worse. Barzal couldve/shouldve been an Oiler.

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