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    My feeling is the ship has all but sailed on...

    My feeling is the ship has all but sailed on Puljujarvi. A good skater with size at a young age, he had his way with smaller, weaker, junior players, but when he was dealing with man strength, on a...
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    I like both picks. But it's such a crapshoot.

    I like both picks. But it's such a crapshoot.
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    Really happy for the Blues. They've had so many...

    Really happy for the Blues. They've had so many good to great teams derailed by horrendous goaltending in the playoffs. They've been a really good team for a long time, and the organization has...
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    Less than was hoped for.

    Less than was hoped for.
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    "Oilers Head Coach Ken Hitchcock is attributing the recent success of his club, a two-game winning streak, a 3-1-1 record in their last five as well as a 4-1-2 run in the past seven, to the team's...
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    " On Leon Draisaitl’s weak backcheck on San...

    " On Leon Draisaitl’s weak backcheck on San Jose’s second goal, Hitchcock described it as a “symptom of something of much bigger. To me, it’s priorities and it’s what’s important. I mean, look at the...
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    I brought up exactly what he said. You know it....

    The coach that puts this "defensively bad" player out on the PK and for considerable minutes, every game? Or that has put him out on the ice more than any other forward?


    Its hard to know what...
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    Are you done telling me I didn't see the things I...

    Are you done telling me I didn't see the things I saw, read the things I read, and heard the things I heard?

    Does the coach count as a random source?

    If you're not done, I am.
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    I thought the Oilers played a good game last...

    I thought the Oilers played a good game last night. They've been playing better the last few games.

    It looked like a legit team. Nobody played poorly.

    Josh Currie's intensity is exactly what...
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    I was giving him the benefit of the doubt. I...

    I'll disagree with you there. McDavid was peeved about getting mugged earlier in the shift. He knew exactly what he was doing on that hit, I can guarantee you that. He's got some plausible...
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    Hey. I watch the games. I probably watch too...

    Hey.

    I watch the games. I probably watch too much hockey, sometimes two or three full games in a day. From 5pm until late, every single night, 7 nights a week, if there's a game being played,...
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    Everything you said. Agreed. I'll add that I...

    Everything you said. Agreed.

    I'll add that I could see the suspension coming. The NHL can't afford to be seen as showing favouritism to star players regarding hits to the head. It was a hit to the...
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    Speaking of accountability at the top. I wonder...

    Speaking of accountability at the top. I wonder if McDavid is going to be suspended for the hit to the head on Nick Leddy?

    Probably deserves a couple. Not acceptable.

    If it was the other way...
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    "It's the system that wins. Everyone needs to buy...

    "It's the system that wins. Everyone needs to buy in. Nobody gets to half *** it on defence because they are good on offence."

    Can we agree on that?

    Yes/No?

    I've addressed your points...
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    What do the Islanders, Flames, Blackhawks, and St...

    What do the Islanders, Flames, Blackhawks, and St Louis Blues all have in common with the Edmonton Oilers?

    They've all had a coaching change in the last year.

    The Islanders, Flames, Blackhawks,...
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    "It's the system that wins. Everyone needs to buy...

    So much wrong with this post and the post above it.


    The McDrai combined 21M is not the source of the Oilers contractual woes. Its the deadwood contracts like Lucic, and numerous buyouts still...
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    Sorry to belabour the point, but modern hockey...

    Agree with your other post but disagree somewhat in regards to Kopitar who played his peak years on a stacked Kings club. I'm a big fan of Kopitar but it is quite possible that Draisaitl has...
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    If someone tries to make a play and it doesn't...

    Sorry, going to have to disagree pretty strongly. No one's asking for "elite" defensive coverage by Draisatl. They're asking him to not leave guys wide open or to let them blow by him because he's...
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    Draisaitl was a beast last night. That was his...

    Drai was carrying the Oilers on his back on a night the team didn't have Connor McDavid.

    Drai with assists on both goals, almost bagged a couple himself, countlessly setting up people for quality...
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    :D I've had that reaction to a few trades. The...

    The very same pick that should have yielded us Mathew Barzal, Kyle Connor, or Thomas Chabot. Yes, I'm still disgusted by this.

    I remember the commentary on live tv when that trade was announced....
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    The Kassian for Scrivens trade worked out pretty...

    I agree entirely. Amateur scouting has been miles better the last few drafts, but the Oilers pro-scouting has been continually abysmal since I can remember. Per...
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    I don't want to write too much into one game, but...

    I don't want to write too much into one game, but Gagner played like a NHL player. Made a few really solid, smart plays away from the puck, which I never really considered a strong part of his game....
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    I'd agree 100%, but there's a certain "hold my...

    I'd agree 100%, but there's a certain "hold my beer" quality to Oilers management decisions that leads me to fear this might not even live on in infamy as "Peak Oilers" longer than a month. :D

    The...
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    Hawks record before Caggiula - 15-20-6 Hawks...

    Hawks record before Caggiula - 15-20-6

    Hawks record with Caggiula - 10-6-3
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    As much as I hate focussing on the draft at this...

    As much as I hate focussing on the draft at this point in the season, here are the McKeen's Hockey mid-season rankings.

    Don't think the Oilers need another centre, but, as we've seen, centres can...
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