OILERS SIGN MARK FRASER

The Edmonton Oilers added a third piece in free agency on Day 1, with Mark Fraser—former Oiler—returning to the fold on a two-way deal. In the year Fraser played in Edmonton, he got into 23 games (19 with Toronto). The numbers looked like this:

Mark Fraser 13-14

  • 5×5 points per 60: 0.19 (7th among D)
  • 5×4 points per 60: nil
  • Qual Comp: 2nd easiest among D
  • Qual Team: 3rd pairing, poorest available among D
  • Corsi for 5×5 %: 43.1
  • Corsi for 5×5 % REL: -0.7
  • Shots on goal/percentage: 5 shots/20% (2nd among D>5 or more shots)
  • Boxcars: 42, 1-1-2
  • Plus Minus: -15 on a team that was -51

He was not terrible (his Corsi Rel just off par) but Fraser hasn’t played in the NHL much since, and was an AHL option last season in Binghampton (Senators). I am neither upset or happy with this signing, it is an organization filling in where they see a need. The issue I have is, LHD in this organization is not a need.

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  1. Pouzar says:

    *throws hands in the air*

    I’m drunk.

  2. Younger Oil says:

    If he plays one NHL game this season that is too many.

    Hell, one AHL game is too many if it takes icetime away from our developing prospects.

    I don’t get it.

  3. YKOil says:

    Would add to the theory that someone like Reinhart is headed out (as AHL team would need some vet d-men).

  4. mujidog says:

    Weird, but mostly irrelevant signing.

    Hopefully they trade some of those LD prospects in the coming month. It’s not good for the organisation, or the prospects, to have such a stuck logjam.

  5. stephen sheps says:

    AHL vet?

    I don’t understand.

    curious, curious

  6. Rebilled says:

    Just woke up. Lucic and Larrson is a good deal for Hall.

    These type of trades are something we haven’t seen since the 80’s.

    The pot needed to be stirred.

    McDavid saved this team.

  7. boopronger says:

    Looks like chia stepped away from the phones to take a shit and Mact took over.

  8. Ducey says:

    One stat that might matter. 136 PIMs. Likely the vet dman for AHL to take over from Hunt.

    Protect the kids/teach them how to be pros, etc

  9. Mr DeBakey says:

    Lucic and Larrson is a good deal for Hall.

    Yeah, but Larrson for Hall remains poopty.

  10. spoiler says:

    C’mon Wales!

    Wrong thread?

  11. LadiesloveSmid says:

    stephen sheps:
    AHL vet?

    I don’t understand.

    curious, curious

    Stauff says AHL vet, still a poor signing. Is there not a RH version of Hunt?

  12. Lowetide says:

    spoiler:
    C’mon Wales!

    Wrong thread?

    Nope! Go Bale!

  13. spoiler says:

    Bob McKenzie Retweeted

    Allain Roy ‏@alroy42 · 2m2 minutes ago

    Lots of false reports on Kris Russell signings floating around out there. Still talking to multiple teams. Some fake accounts=false info.

    Evidently, still working through “his list”.

  14. Tarkus says:

    With the Oilers inviting Peter Zhong to orientation camp, and signing Lucic, the Oil now have Cheech & Zhong.

    All we’re missing is Clayton Stoner.

  15. spoiler says:

    Lowetide: Nope! Go Bale!

    It’s a pity these two teams are meeting this early.

  16. jp says:

    We know the player, but his synopsis from Elite Prospects (he is not one) still made me chuckle:

    “Fraser is a stay-at-home defenseman. He likes to hit and block shots. He also doesn’t mind dropping the gloves. Is lacking in other areas, but has a lot of character.”

  17. DawnM says:

    Sorry but it wasn’t Lucic & Larrson for Hall. And I would much prefer to see Lucic with Hall, not without him. And Fraser? Wtf?

  18. Ducey says:

    spoiler:
    C’mon Wales!

    Wrong thread?

    We only talk about whales here

  19. LMHF#1 says:

    Terrible hockey player. Why??

  20. spoiler says:

    Ducey: We only talk about whales here

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. spoiler says:

    LMHF#1:
    Terrible hockey player. Why??

    Suspect shoes are dropping in slo-mo.

  22. rich says:

    boopronger:
    Looks like chia stepped away from the phones to take a shit and Mact took over.

    Wins thread.

  23. Centre of attention says:

    You have to think Musil finds a new home with Fraser coming in.

  24. lynn says:

    I don’t get this signing, either. There is a boatload of free-agent AHLers who are better than Fraser.

    This signing pulls me back to the MacT GM days. Ugly.

    Fraser will “help” the Condors miss the playoffs again next season. It would have been better to re-sign Brad Hunt, and that is a bad idea.

  25. DenverOilFan says:

    boopronger:
    Looks like chia stepped away from the phones to take a shit and Mact took over.

    LIKE.

  26. Pouzar says:

    Good in the room.

  27. kooler says:

    I wonder if he’ll ask Fayne for his No.5 back.

  28. OilClog says:

    a completely useless addition to the roster in a position that needs about 4 subtractions.

    The famous 13 for 3 is about to go down.

    Nuge, Ebs, Rhino, Simpson, Lags, Hendricks, Fayne, shepy, Klima, Musil, all of tier two, giant baseball bat

    Duchene, Landeskog, Barrie

    It’s as good as done

  29. spoiler says:

    I think this is a cap move.

    Allows Chia to bring up a LH Dman without a bonus hit if they run into cap trouble.

  30. delooper says:

    People are suffering from looking at every transaction through a microscope. It will be far more productive to look at this week in hindsight, one week from now.

    The oilers do not need LHD in Bakersfield yet, that is true. But apparently that might change.

  31. LMHF#1 says:

    delooper:
    People are suffering from looking at every transaction through a microscope.It will be far more productive to look at this week in hindsight, one week from now.

    The oilers do not need LHD in Bakersfield yet, that is true.But apparently that might change.

    They don’t need Mark Fraser whatever they do.

    We’ve seen him. He’s brutal. The stats concur.

    Don’t waste spots on the 50man.

  32. Ducey says:

    Some of you fellas need to lighten up. Fraser is not going to play for the Oilers.

    On the farm they have Reinhart, Musil, Simpson, Oesterle, Betker and Legs. Musil has to clear waivers. They likely lose him. Adding a vet (who will clear waivers) to tutor the kids is SOP for all teams.

  33. spoiler says:

    Wales just needs to hang onto this tenuous lead for another 10 minutes…

  34. spoiler says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

    Too bad Giggs isn’t playing for this side.

  35. AsiaOil says:

    So to get to the Euro final – Italy who are my favs – may have to defeat Spain, Germany and France. While Portugal will have to defeat Croatia, Poland and Wales. Seems fair to me……….

  36. Lowetide says:

    AsiaOil:
    So to get to the Euro final – Italy who are my favs – may have to defeat Spain, Germany and France. While Portugal will have to defeat Croatia, Poland and Wales. Seems fair to me……….

    Portugal had an insanely easy draw before they got lucky.

  37. spoiler says:

    AsiaOil:
    So to get to the Euro final – Italy who are my favs – may have to defeat Spain, Germany and France. While Portugal will have to defeat Croatia, Poland and Wales. Seems fair to me……….

    Well, Portugal earned that easy trip with their outstanding performance in the Group round… Wait–what?

  38. JDï™ says:

    Peter’s avail coming up in a few minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX3H85IfL7I

  39. spoiler says:

    Bob Stauffer ‏@Bob_Stauffer · 39m39 minutes ago

    Mark Fraser house-keeping: 575k/175k 225k guarantee

  40. Tarkus says:

    Paliotta signs with the Blueshirts.

  41. Younger Oil says:

    Kings sign Purcell

  42. spoiler says:

    Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun · 48s48 seconds ago

    LA Kings have signed forward Teddy Purcell

  43. AsiaOil says:

    spoiler,

    Yeah not winning a single game against Iceland, Hungary and Austria in the group round certainly earned them a free pass to the final – sheesh.

  44. Jethro Tull says:

    spoiler:
    Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun· 48s48 seconds ago

    LA Kings have signed forward Teddy Purcell

    Lucic replaced!

  45. spoiler says:

    Jethro Tull: Lucic replaced!

    Lol… although Purcell plays the Woodboard side… or is it starwood?

  46. lynn says:

    spoiler:
    Bob Stauffer ‏@Bob_Stauffer· 39m39 minutes ago

    Mark Fraser house-keeping: 575k/175k 225k guarantee

    225K guaranteed is a good payday for a poor hockey player.

  47. spoiler says:

    Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun · 58s58 seconds ago

    San Jose Sharks have signed Mikkel Boedker to a four-year, $16-million contract

  48. spoiler says:

    Ladd contract sounding pretty complicated as the details come out. All bonus, $1M actual salary.

  49. stevezie says:

    lynn,

    I would have signed him to a 500 k AHL deal. Better for everybody.

  50. Tarkus says:

    Ooooooooh, Lucic with a burn:

    Don’t have the exact quote, but said from an opposition standpoint that they were never scared to play the Oilers.

  51. Dominoiler says:

    Younger Oil:
    If he plays one NHL game this season that is too many.

    Hell, one AHL game is too many if it takes icetime away from our developing prospects.

    I don’t get it.

    +1

  52. spoiler says:

    CapFriendly ‏@CapFriendly · 7m7 minutes ago

    Bruins have signed Riley Nash for 2 years at $900k AAV

  53. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Lucic inherits #27 from oiler great, Adam Clendening.

    OK also Penner, Semenko, Laracques.

    Lucic references him being picked with oilers 2nd from Samsonov trade

  54. Jethro Tull says:

    LadiesloveSmid:
    Lucic inherits #27 from oiler great, Adam Clendening.

    OK also Penner, Semenko, Laracques.

    Lucic references him being picked with oilers 2nd from Samsonov trade

    I thought they were retiring Clendenning’s #27 this year at the opening home game in the new arena?

  55. Jethro Tull says:

    LadiesloveSmid: Lucic references him being picked with oilers 2nd from Samsonov trade

    Lucic is surprisingly urbane.

  56. spoiler says:

    Jethro Tull: Lucic is surprisingly urbane.

    Their Bane, too.

  57. JDï™ says:

    Jethro Tull,

    He’s a good interview.

    He also has an incredible memory – able to recall stats and player characteristics from years past.

  58. Gerta Rauss says:

    Tarkus:
    Ooooooooh, Lucic with a burn:

    Don’t have the exact quote, but said from an opposition standpoint that they were never scared to play the Oilers.


    It about time this team started having a little bit of attitude, a little bit of swagger, because I think that’s been missing over the last couple of years

    I can tell you from an opponents standpoint ,you were never scared or intimidated heading into a game against the Oilers.

    I think that’s something we all have to change as a group,I don’t think that comes to 1 or 2 guys,as a group we have to change that, we need to send a message right from the first puck drop.

  59. JDï™ says:

    “We are not signing Demers at this point.”

    Chia

  60. lynn says:

    stevezie:
    lynn,

    I would have signed him to a 500 k AHL deal. Better for everybody.

    Your logic is better. Pay Fraser more as an AHLer, keeping him off the 50-man roster.

  61. hodgkins says:

    After so many years looking under rocks, the Oilers finally get their man in Lucic.

    I don’t look at the Hall trade without considering the Lucic signing. I guess if you view the trade in isolation it looks bad, but if you consider that the difference between Hall and Lucic on the 1LW is equal to a Larsson, it really doesn’t look so terrible.

    Hell, I’d have taken that a week/month/year ago.

    Hopefully we see another move for a RHD and a sweet picture of Balance.

  62. Kris11 says:

    Mark Fraser! Wooo!

    Wait, what? Okay, I guess.

    What is old is new again.

  63. Jethro Tull says:

    JDï™:
    “We are not signing Demers at this point.”

    Chia

    Somebody wants too much money……..

  64. Dominoiler says:

    Did anyone catch this from chia,
    https://youtu.be/WX3H85IfL7I

    Near the end, paraphrasing, he is happy with the last couple days, then says they’ve had an attitudinal change.. there, right there, is your tell.. hall out, lucic in..

  65. PaperDesigner says:

    Dominoiler:
    Did anyone catch this from chia,
    https://youtu.be/WX3H85IfL7I

    Near the end, paraphrasing, he is happy with the last couple days, then says they’ve had an attitudinal change.. there, right there, is your tell.. hall out, lucic in..

    Right there is your confirmation bias.

  66. Gerta Rauss says:

    Chiarelli suggesting LA offered 8 years (the only team that could have done that..ie: more term)

    Apparently Lucic was offered more money as well

  67. JDï™ says:

    Dominoiler: hall out, lucic in..

    I took it more like this guy in.

    The rest is tea leaves. You might as well dry them out and roll them up!

  68. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Gerta Rauss,

    Montreal supposedly offered more money, if that was 6.5M, 6.75M, 7M. Who knows

  69. JDï™ says:

    Gerta Rauss: Apparently Lucic was offered more money as well

    Montreal was confirmed earlier today to have offered more money, which after considering Quebec tax rates, would have been a lot less.

  70. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Luc sounds like he really, really wants to be an oiler.

  71. Primetime says:

    Bruce McCurdy
    ‏@BruceMcCurdy
    Oilers have been missing attitude & swagger since at least Wednesday

    I respectfully disagree Bruce. We are all on the outside looking in and guessing what effect players have in the dressing room and on their opponents.
    Lucic is on the ice, playing the game. If he says no one was scared to play the Oilers, then they WERE missing attitude and swagger, even with Hall. If the opponent doesn’t sense it, it ain’t there.

  72. magisterrex says:

    Head scratcher of a signing.

  73. godot10 says:

    Mark Fraser…I’m having post-traumatic dementor flashbacks! -).

  74. LMHF#1 says:

    I wonder how much Hudler is looking for. Would be a solid add. Contingent on a forward moving.

  75. spoiler says:

    This could be interesting…

    Jim Matheson ‏@NHLbyMatty · 4h4 hours ago

    OK, Weber and Radulov were teammates in Nash but can’t imagine the C was amused when Radulov broke curfew in playoffs. Fences to mend, baby

  76. Gerta Rauss says:

    Chiarelli on adding another D, specifically a D with PP qualities

    “we’re not going to force it if we can’t get it”

  77. theres oil in virginia says:

    Dominoiler:
    Did anyone catch this from chia,
    https://youtu.be/WX3H85IfL7I

    Near the end, paraphrasing, he is happy with the last couple days, then says they’ve had an attitudinal change.. there, right there, is your tell.. hall out, lucic in..

    Yes, but was he referring to locker room attitude or on-ice attitude? Not one of the astute reporters asked a follow up.

  78. Professor Q says:

    Primetime:
    Bruce McCurdy
    ‏@BruceMcCurdy
    Oilers have been missing attitude & swagger since at least Wednesday

    I respectfully disagree Bruce.We are all on the outside looking in and guessing what effect players have in the dressing room and on their opponents.
    Lucic is on the ice, playing the game.If he says no one was scared to play the Oilers, then they WERE missing attitude and swagger, even with Hall.If the opponent doesn’t sense it, it ain’t there.

    Maroon and Kassian are chopped liver?

  79. LMHF#1 says:

    spoiler:
    This could be interesting…

    Jim Matheson ‏@NHLbyMatty· 4h4 hours ago

    OK, Weber and Radulov were teammates in Nash but can’t imagine the C was amused when Radulov broke curfew in playoffs. Fences tomend, baby

    Bergevin claimed he called Weber and essentially got the go ahead.

    Matheson’s clearly not glued to TSN today.

  80. spoiler says:

    LMHF#1,

    To be fair, he tweeted that over 4 hours ago.

  81. HeatTreaterJoe says:

    In Lucic’s interview, he and the media kept referencing some tough recent times. What happened to Lucic over the last couple of years?

  82. LMHF#1 says:

    spoiler:
    LMHF#1,

    To be fair, he tweeted that over 4 hours ago.

    There we go

  83. Richard S.S. says:

    Professor Q: Maroon and Kassian are chopped liver?

    No, not enough.

  84. LMHF#1 says:

    Gagner for cheap would be a good extra forward.

    Just saying.

  85. Primetime says:

    Professor Q: Maroon and Kassian are chopped liver?

    @JasonGregor
    “They weren’t a tough team to play against. You didn’t leave the rink with many ice packs. We need to change that.” Lucic on playing vs. Edm

    I guess so? Seriously, I think both of them (later season adds) + Lucic + Nurse is more than enough “swagger”. Time to keep/fill in skill around our actual biggest threat, Connor McDavid.

    Was more referencing Bruce intimation that the Oilers had swagger due to Hall. Apparently not.

  86. McSorley33 says:

    Cant wait to hear the positive spin on the Fraser signing…..

    If you can spin the Hall trade…..Fraser is a piece of cake.

    Massive organizational need for 3rd pairing D?

    Wow.

  87. HeatTreaterJoe says:

    Evilas:
    HeatTreaterJoe,

    His father passed away, suicide:

    http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/boston-bruins-los-angeles-kings-milan-lucic-father-s-suicide-111715

    oh wow… that’s a terrible tragedy. The poor man.

  88. Richard S.S. says:

    I was told something over the past couple of weeks by avid Oilers fanatics that I’d like confirmation on. When Hall lost the puck in the offensive zone, he was continually slow to get back to defend.

  89. HeatTreaterJoe says:

    Interesting… in the media interview, Chia referred to Larsson as becoming a #2 (blue liner) soon… implying he’s currently a #3 D.

    I don’t take this to be Chia’s actual opinion (I certainly hope not), but I like that Chia isn’t proclaiming Larsson the next big thing in hockey defence. (Similar to Chia’s guess of 40pts for McDavid last year)

  90. Jethro Tull says:

    HeatTreaterJoe: oh wow… that’s a terrible tragedy.The poor man.

    Particularly after the treatment some Canuck fans gave his parents after the SCF. He was never going to sign there.

  91. AsiaOil says:

    I admit you cannot prove this – but – I really doubt they do the Hall deal without knowing Lucic was in the bag. So that’s the calculus – Lucic/Larsson versus Hall/Demers. I respect Taylor Hall as an athlete but I’ll take the first option. Do you want an even better dman than Larsson for Hall? Of course. But so far only Subban has moved and that deal took a top 5 RHD with PP bomb. Demers sounds like he’s out of the equation for EDM. So here we are:

    Lucic CMD Drai
    Pou RNH Ebs
    Maroon Lander Yak
    Hendo Letestu Kass
    Pak/JP

    Klef Larsson
    Sekera Davidson
    GR Nurse Fayne

    Talbot / Gus/ LB

    I’m OK going into the season like that and seeing which one of Yak/Ebs gets replaced by JP at the trade deadline. Ebs is clearly better but much more expensive – and the surrounding lineup finally allows his lack of size to be managed. A serious commitment to strength training this summer and defensive play could still see him as a key player – but his cap number probably catches up to him next summer. 3C is no issue if RNH shifts down and JP moves onto a protect 4th line – lots of ways to play this.

    Break out the balance photo – it cost Hall – but it now exists.

  92. LadiesloveSmid says:

    HeatTreaterJoe,

    I took it as being grounded like the 40 then 60 point prediction for McDavid. Better to set already attainable expectations than to hang the term “future norris winner” over somebody. Chia plays the media a lot better than MacT

  93. spoiler says:

    Richard S.S.:
    I was told something over the past couple of weeks by avid Oilers fanatics that I’d like confirmation on.When Hall lost the puck in the offensive zone, he was continually slow to get back to defend.

    I loved Hall’s skill, but had a bad habit of pouting if he thought there should have been a call on the play. That’s the kind of shit that drives coaches nuts. He has gotten a bit better over the years, but its no way to lead a hockey team.

  94. Mr DeBakey says:

    McSorley33: Massive organizational need for 3rd pairing D?

    Massive organizational need for 3rd pairing D in Bakersfield.

  95. LadiesloveSmid says:

    spoiler: I loved Hall’s skill, but had a bad habit of pouting if he thought there should have been a call on the play.That’s the kind of shit that drives coach’s nuts.He has gotten a bit better over the years, but its no way to lead a hockey team.

    Hall must have lead the league in non-calls. You wonder why Crosby gets the whiner tag, a guy can be a superstar and get hauled down by the feet to stop a breakaway to come away with no call. I was screaming more than Hall was complaining.

  96. theres oil in virginia says:

    McSorley33: Cant wait to hear the positive spin on the Fraser signing…..

    Well then, here it is:

    Who Fucking Cares.

  97. Ben says:

    spoiler: I loved Hall’s skill, but had a bad habit of pouting if he thought there should have been a call on the play.That’s the kind of shit that drives coach’s nuts.He has gotten a bit better over the years, but its no way to lead a hockey team.

    Guy was a poor loser. Probably a fantastic winner. We’ll never know.

  98. Evilas says:

    To be honest, because LT prepared me, I am more shocked by this than the Hall trade. This makes little sense on too many levels, unless he is being positioned into a coaching future, I can’t wrap my head around this one.

    Andrew Miller to Carolina, it looks like he impressed in his audition, good for him!

  99. HugThePost says:

    LadiesloveSmid: Hall must have lead the league in non-calls. You wonder why Crosby gets the whiner tag, a guy can be a superstar and get hauled down by the feet to stop a breakaway to come away with no call. I was screaming more than Hall was complaining.

    His attitude sometimes probably fed itself some nights though. I recall that the Oilers in the last 5 years or so have been known as amongst the whiniest teams among the refs, which probably led to a lot of non-calls.

    I think part of it is how the Austins seemingly wanting to continue playing the style of hockey they played in junior, while at the same time to be treated like superstars in the NHL by the refs, when they have not earned anything. Didn’t TMac even express some frustration this year over how one or more of his Austins not buying into his system and not dumping the puck in more?

  100. Sugar Reijo says:

    THIS is Milan Lucic…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QUMHBW1Gm8k

    No disrespect to Hall (honestly), but in lieu of water bottles on the bench Lucic seems much more likely to slam five gallon water jugs on teammates’ loved ones.

  101. "Steve Smith" says:

    Do you know why the Oilers have lacked swagger, and why nobody’s been intimidated to play them? Because they’ve been a shitty, shitty hockey team that hasn’t been in the playoffs for a decade. That’s the entire explanation.

    Connor McDavid is going to intimidate opponents more than Milan Lucic ever will.

    (I like Lucic; I’m looking forward to the first three years of his Oilers’ career.)

  102. Professor Q says:

    Sugar Reijo:
    THIS is Milan Lucic…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QUMHBW1Gm8k

    No disrespect to Hall (honestly), but in lieu of water bottles on the bench Lucic seems much more likely to slam five gallon water jugs on teammate’s loved ones.

    Although he doesn’t like being hit fairly:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS9RL11yJM8

  103. "Steve Smith" says:

    Philip Larsen does, in fact, sign with the Canucks.

    Justin Schultz remains available.

  104. Greenberg says:

    Speaking of the whole operation now, I have the following thoughts on the Oilers:

    One, thank God for LT. For all the looniness or brilliance of the Hall trade, LT has brought you all to this point with his Andy Warhol 15-minutes-of-fame approach to every little add/subtraction to the lineup, such that you are all, for the most part, over your harsh pain of the New Jersey trade. The town isn’t, but most of you are.

    I point this out because what I want you all to do, not now but when the first puck drops to begin the 2016-17 season, is to compare what this team’s 50 players under contract plus 50 top prospects looked like THE DAY BEFORE we won the McDavid lottery and what those same two categories will look like, say, on October 5th, 2016.

    Chia said a couple things on arrival. One was about bigger, tougher, faster. The other that he was honest about was along the lines of saying hey, maybe I take a year to have a real look at what I’ve got before I begin the real work. One imagines even he was stunned by the depth of decrepitude on display on the ice, even allowing for the injuries. He wasn’t brought in to do one better than MacT. He was brought in to do 100 better. “Christ we’re moving into the new rink in 16 months, we can’t stick with this shit.” Someone higher up said something to that effect. Chia was brought in to bust things up.

    Commentator John Shannon said this past week, prior to the New Jersey trade, the Oilers had to change their defence. Defence, defence, defence. Their fans don’t get it, he alluded. It’s not about their Austens.

    So it’s about the whole body of work this summer. Not about this piece of the puzzle versus that piece of the puzzle. When we look at the two lists in just over three months, would we prefer to return to the old ones?

    Just as we hope Hall has a hat trick every time Jersey plays in Boston, Toronto and Montreal, we also hope we have fewer goals allowed and are buyers at the trade deadline and we get to choose 23rd in next years draft.

    The marks Chia gets on our exam should wait at least until the beginning of the season.

    In the meantime, make sure you have a Dilly Bar this weekend. (This post is sponsored by the Dairy Queen.)

  105. HugThePost says:

    Professor Q: Although he doesn’t like being hit fairly:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS9RL11yJM8

    I would rather an Oiler do that after getting hit as opposed to whine to the refs and then slink off the ice with their tail between their legs and their mangled shoulder hanging by a frayed tendon.

  106. tcho says:

    Anyone else like the idea of bringing back Grybs on a cheap/short contract (seeing as we’re out on Demers)?

  107. "Steve Smith" says:

    tcho:
    Anyone else like the idea of bringing back Grybs on a cheap/short contract (seeing as we’re out on Demers)?

    Iff there are no other right-handed defencemen coming. If we’re getting Barrie or somebody, I’d rather hang on to Fayne for the last year of his contract than re-sign Gryba.

  108. tcho says:

    “Steve Smith”,

    I thought Fayne had 2 years left, but could be mistaken.

  109. "Steve Smith" says:

    Greenberg: Commentator John Shannon said this past week, prior to the New Jersey trade, the Oilers had to change their defence. Defence, defence, defence. Their fans don’t get it, he alluded. It’s not about their Austens.

    Not a single Oilers fan I’ve spoken to in the last three years did not realize that the Oilers had to change their defence, defence, defence.

  110. AsiaOil says:

    Sure the extra 2 years for Lucic is not ideal – but he will be just 34 when it’s done as he just turned 28 a couple of weeks ago. This isn’t like the old UFA days where you only got guys in their early 30s and maybe got a year or two out of them until the wheels fell off. Lucic is in the prime of his career and will be for the next 3-4 years. The last year or two will not be great but you hope to have a Stanley or two by then and let him ride off into the sunset.

  111. "Steve Smith" says:

    tcho:
    “Steve Smith”,

    I thought Fayne had 2 years left, but could be mistaken.

    You’re not; bother.

  112. JDï™ says:

    There’s the confirmation:

    Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun 2m2 minutes ago

    LA Kings made one last offer to Lucic on Thursday: 8 years and $34 million. Lucic got $42 M over 7 yrs in Edm

  113. JDï™ says:

    Happy Canaday All

  114. godot10 says:

    Almost every contract today in terms of money and duration…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSPECzpKn4U

  115. jfry says:

    I’m not sure which model we’re working on now, but is Lucic our “Hossa”?

  116. OF17 says:

    JDï™:
    There’s the confirmation:

    Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun 2m2 minutes ago


    LA Kings made one last offer to Lucic on Thursday: 8 years and $34 million. Lucic got $42 M over 7 yrs in Edm

    But that’s an impossible contract. LA didn’t draft Lucic, so they couldn’t offer him 8 years. What’s up with LeBrun today? That’s two tweets about Lucic’s contract that are impossible under the CBA.

  117. Kiltymcbagpipes says:

    Can’t wait to order my #27 Milan Lucic jersey. It’s a great day for the Edmonton Oilers organization.

  118. LadiesloveSmid says:

    OF17: But that’s an impossible contract. LA didn’t draft Lucic, so they couldn’t offer him 8 years. What’s up with LeBrun today? That’s two tweets about Lucic’s contract that are impossible under the CBA.

    is it not just that the player is under team control? I don’t believe you have to have drafted them

  119. Dominoiler says:

    PaperDesigner: Right there is your confirmation bias.

    Possible.. tea leaves and all, the words were spoken and it’s up to the individual interpret them.. your own narrative may also be impacting your assessment.. anyways, am not a hall hater, just found the wording to be very interesting..

    But, as some have said, chai may simply be implying the tough guy attitude of lucic in that moment..

  120. TeeVee says:

    I realize we aren’t signing Demers but man has there even been a peep about him out there today?

  121. Ducey says:

    LadiesloveSmid: is it not just that the player is under team control? I don’t believe you have to have drafted them

    Yes. You are correct

  122. Gordies Elbow says:

    JDï™:
    There’s the confirmation:

    Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun 2m2 minutes ago


    LA Kings made one last offer to Lucic on Thursday: 8 years and $34 million. Lucic got $42 M over 7 yrs in Edm

    They took on $5.15m in contracts today, and are 750k over the cap. Was 5 players, though. They may have offerred to use up all of thier remaining cap for him.

  123. Gerta Rauss says:

    Gordies Elbow: They took on $5.15m in contracts today, and are 750k over the cap. Was 5 players, though. They may have offerred to use up all of thier remaining cap for him.

    The panel mentioned on TSN that LA would have bought out Matt Greene if Lucic had signed.

    As it stands, LA is not buying out Matt Greene

  124. Evilas says:

    TeeVee,

    Speculation, but Chiarelli said he was confident that he would be able to address the D in a meaningful way. And the Curtis Stock tweet that there was an agreement. And Demers is not signed yet. And Tyson Barrie is not signed.

    Could we see a RD of Larsson-Demers-Barrie?

    I ran a proposal on Capfriendly – Eberle/Reinhart + 2017 1st & 3rd for Barrie + 2017 3rd. Had to move Fayne of course, but with Ference on LTIR there is a ton of space to do it. Plus sign PA Parenteau (and Shane Doan, lol).

    In this scenario Yak is 1RW and Parenteau is 2 RW

  125. "Steve Smith" says:

    Evilas:
    TeeVee, Could we see a RD of Larsson-Demers-Barrie?

    Not unless Chiarelli was lying when he said that we weren’t signing Demers.

  126. West says:

    You had me at hello, Pete.

  127. HeatTreaterJoe says:

    “Steve Smith”: Not unless Chiarelli was lying when he said that we weren’t signing Demers.

    We can make an argument that Chia may have been lying when he said at the draft that the position of potential trading partners was softening.

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