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    The last 5 years of Oilers hockey will go down in NHL history as a textbook example of how NOT to rebuild. Just atrocious. And the best part is, it's not even close to being over yet. This team is still in ****ing shambles.

    All the high draft picks in the world won't get you anywhere if you can't develop them correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    The last 5 years of Oilers hockey will go down in NHL history as a textbook example of how NOT to rebuild. Just atrocious. And the best part is, it's not even close to being over yet. This team is still in ****ing shambles.

    All the high draft picks in the world won't get you anywhere if you can't develop them correctly.
    and they keep "leaking" these silly, near cryptic statements about how certain players aren't available without saying it outright - s*** like "Eberle is going to be an Oiler for life" kind of stuff.

    i would really REALLY like to know how they plan to go anywhere with the players they have. they will NOT win with a lineup that even resembles what they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    and they keep "leaking" these silly, near cryptic statements about how certain players aren't available without saying it outright - s*** like "Eberle is going to be an Oiler for life" kind of stuff.

    i would really REALLY like to know how they plan to go anywhere with the players they have. they will NOT win with a lineup that even resembles what they have.
    Exactly. MacTavish flat out said Gagner isn't going anywhere. Eberle and Gagner are perfect examples of why the team isn't a winner. Those two are built for the Eastern Conference. The team in general is too small, too soft and crumbles whenever they face a "heavy" team, which the West is filled with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notbob View Post
    Am i mistaken in thinking he was one of their better dmen?
    Um, yeah. He's actually the only player I would consider trading for at this point.

    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    to make room for Bryzgalov... heh.
    I spit coffee everywhere after I read that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    Exactly. MacTavish flat out said Gagner isn't going anywhere. Eberle and Gagner are perfect examples of why the team isn't a winner. Those two are built for the Eastern Conference. The team in general is too small, too soft and crumbles whenever they face a "heavy" team, which the West is filled with.
    I get wanting to have a speed based team, they have an advantage at home when that is the case. The problem is, they're going to get bashed to death on the road.

    Lowe and that entire administration is still stuck in the mid 80's. They want to build the same thing they had before, and its just not going to work in this day and age. Their latest #1 overall pick is a disaster already, their handful of other #1 overall picks haven't even reached Kopitar's level yet, and they haven't gone outside the organization to break some eggs and fix it, and they may have reached the point now where they aren't going to be able to do that with 3 players signed for > 6 years at $6M per season cap hits, making those players almost untradeable now. They may spend the next decade mired in mediocrity.
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    at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.

    ---gescom

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    this is getting good... now LOLmgren is full battle rattle with his best retard and is dealing Simmonds for Ales Hemsky

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    I don't understand Calgary trading away picks/prospects. Maybe Buffalo is the lone team out there that knows it's time to blow it up?

    Edomonton, why you heff to be mad?

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    Horak is probably a third liner at best if he makes it full time as an NHL player. Brossoit is a goalie prospect who is expendable because there are other, slightly more promising prospects in the organization. With Giordano's injury and the Flames so weak on D, it's good developmentally to have Smid for three years.

    It's not a bad trade for Calgary. I don't see how it improves the Oilers at all. I predict the Flames rebuild will show success before the Oilers, and the Oilers have had a five year head start. Lowe is terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    Also, see what Igor Kravchuk has to say about Nail.

    Russian scout Igor Kravchuk unimpressed by Oilers forward Nail Yakupov | Oilers | Sports | Edmonton Sun

    “He has to make up his mind, if he’s not going to change his game, then he has no future (in the NHL),” said Kravchuk. “From what I see, his team game is really, really poor. He tries to do a lot of things by himself, he has absolutely no defence. That’s what really concerns us as (Russian Olympic) scouts.

    “If he’s going to listen to what the coach says and he tries to change his game, he has a future.”
    So basically he is a young Kovalchuk

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    I can actually see Bryzgalov helping them win some games. He is better than any goalie they have, so it does make them a bit better. That being said, their current team is trash. I'd be shocked if they finish any higher than 25th in the final standings.
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    Bryz should have stayed in Vegas...
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