44 HOURS AND COUNTING

Plenty of trade activity again this afternoon and continued anxiety for Oilers Nation today. There are now four of my 17-man target list options off the trade board and no doubt more to come. This does not mean the Oilers will remain on the sideline, but it does mean the prices have been established. My guess is that PC is more likely to nibble around the edges than try for the big fly.

PETER CHIARELLI’S SHOPPING LIST AT THE DEADLINE

  1. Acquire Kevin Shattenkirk as a rental if the price isn’t too dear
  2. Acquire a two-way center who can play also play wing
  3. Acquire a backup goalie
  4. Get real value for Brandon Davidson at the deadline, by procuring a forward under control and worth protecting (may happen after season)
  5. Laying groundwork for deal with Golden Knights that could be tied into point No. 4
  6. Grab a mittful of 2017 draft picks

The Shattenkirk trade sounds like it is down to a bunch of impact teams out east (Washington, Pittsburgh, NY Rangers) so we can probably rule Edmonton out. John Shannon tweeted today that the Oilers were chatting to Arizona about Martin Hanzal, so it tells us:

  • Interest in an upgrade is there.
  • The Oilers are fully aware of their prospect/pick arsenal.
  • We are probably heading toward tweak over bold.
  • Don’t believe anything you hear.

POSSIBLE OPTIONS (as of Saturday)

  1. Arizona Coyotes: C Martin Hanzal is a perfect fit.
  2. Arizona Coyotes: R Radim Vrbata is also a rental, might be a perfect fit—except for that bonus.
  3. Buffalo Sabres: G Anders Nilsson. Rock solid season.
  4. Colorado Avalanche: C Matt Duchene is a special player.
  5. Colorado Avalanche: R Jarome Iginla may have some left.
  6. Dallas Stars: R Patrick Sharp shoots a lot and that is a good thing.
  7. Dallas Stars: R Patrick Eaves has more than 20 goals and a very nice expiring contract.
  8. Detroit Red Wings: L Thomas Vanek would be a grand solution, but an expensive one.
  9. Detroit Red Wings: RD Mike Green. In case an offensive defender is in fact a priority.
  10. Florida Panthers: G Reto Berra could be acquired tonight after the game.
  11. New Jersey Devils: LHD Yohann Auvitu. It’s the right thing to do.
  12. Philadelphia Flyers: G Michal Neuvirth. Most of his January-February outings have been great.
  13. St. Louis Blues: RD Kevin Shattenkirk. I like him, but the price is steep.
  14. Tampa Bay Lightning: C Brian Boyle has what PC is looking for.
  15. Tampa Bay Lightning: C Tyler Johnson, although why they would trade him is beyond me.
  16. Vancouver Canucks: R Jannik Hansen. He is an under the radar solution who makes sense.
  17. Vancouver Canucks: R Alex Burrows may be able to help.

POSSIBLE ASSETS OUT (as of Saturday)

  1. Jordan Eberle—Frank Seravalli told me last week it feels more like a summer deal, but you never know.
  2. Brandon Davidson—I am uncertain as to his value, but if healthy BD can play an effective top 6D role.
  3. 2017 first-round pick—No. 24 or so this year. Appears to be enough talent to get a good prospect there.
  4. 2018 first-round pick—No. 26? Seems like a reasonable estimate.
  5. Benoit Pouliot—Also uncertain what he would bring back in a package.
  6. 2018 second-round pick—No. 57?
  7. Caleb Jones—He has good speed, some offense, and is one of Edmonton’s more famous prospects.
  8. Jujhar Khaira—I think NHL teams would like his size and future contract.
  9. Ethan Bear—RH defender with a big shot from the point.
  10. Anton Slepyshev—He may have a future in Edmonton, but plans change.
  11. Griffin Reinhart—Famous prospect with high draft pedigree, play is improving.
  12. 2017 third-round pick (No. 86)—No idea if the draft stretches this deep.
  13. Matt Hendricks—Edmonton has replacement players available if PC finds some interest.
  14. Anton Lander—He has an interesting skill set that might be of interest to a team looking for depth.
  15. William Lagesson—A talented defensive prospect but is a lefty.
  16. Bogdan Yakimov—Hey, they traded Teemu Hartikainen.
  17. David Musil—It’s really the right thing to do.

ONE MORE THING

Although it doesn’t get mentioned a lot, I think there has to be appeal for PC to consider adding prospects to his group. If there is an opportunity to add Josh Ho-Sang, Michael dal Colle or Mitchell Stephens or Yakov Trenin, that could be your second-round pick for the summer.

CURRENT 50-MAN (ABOUT TO CHANGE)

This is the current group, we should light candles for a bushel of forwards and a culling of the Leftorium. It is important, especially now that the Condors are in a playoff spot and may be playing well into spring.

PROJECTED 50-MAN ROSTER

First blush at projected spring/summer list, Matt Hendricks is off the list but Kris Russell is here because there is a chance he remains with the club moving forward. Next post tomorrow morning at 8:30 unless something breaks!

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  1. Pouzar says:

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 27m27 minutes ago
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    My Source told me that there has been some good dialogue regarding Eberle with the Islanders. #Insider

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 31m31 minutes ago
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    Jordan Eberle…..It’s time to #PackYourShit and head to the nearest airport.

  2. Todd Macallan says:

    Interesting. Lots of talk on here around Strome and possibly Hamonic as options. I would like to see Brock Nelson being involved in any discussions. Could solve the 3C option and is definitely a Chia type.

  3. Pouzar says:

    Commodore is kinda of a loud mouth so I dunno how serious we should take this.

  4. Rondo says:

    Keith Kinkaid might be a good backup goalie

  5. --hudson-- says:

    Would be nice if the Blues traded or scratched Shattenkirk right before the game tomorrow night. Preferably too late for the reinforcements to arrive.

    Unless it’s another Doug Weight situation and he just needs to walk down the hall

  6. spoiler says:

    Pouzar:
    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 27m27 minutes ago
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    My Source told me that there has been some good dialogue regarding Eberle with the Islanders. #Insider

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 31m31 minutes ago
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    Jordan Eberle…..It’s time to #PackYourShit and head to the nearest airport.

    Lol. the problem with reveals like this is that where there’s smoke, the fire might self-extinguish. I don’t doubt Chia is talking to other GMs about his roster members, but how many of those talks won’t come to fruition? Most.

  7. Pouzar says:

    spoiler,

    He’s at it again.

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 29s29 seconds ago
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    Steve Ott + Thomas Vanek…#PackYourShit right now and start making your way to the Airport.

  8. Pouzar says:

    Renaud Lavoie‏ @renlavoietva 41s41 seconds ago

    Several NHL sources tell me that Steve Yzerman still trying to carry out other transactions. #lightning #lavoiedubé

  9. spoiler says:

    Pouzar:
    spoiler,

    He’s at it again.

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie2229s29 seconds ago
    MoreSteve Ott + Thomas Vanek…#PackYourShit right now and start making your way to the Airport.

    Lol! Sounds like he’s spoofing the pundits/process.

  10. Mustard Tiger says:

    Pouzar:
    spoiler,

    He’s at it again.

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie2229s29 seconds ago
    MoreSteve Ott + Thomas Vanek…#PackYourShit right now and start making your way to the Airport.

    Eberle for Ott and Vanek..oh boy

  11. Chachi says:

    Pouzar:
    Commodore is kinda of a loud mouth so I dunno how serious we should take this.

    His #PackYourShit catchphrase is funny and kind of self deprecating given how many times he changed teams. At the same time he played for the flames and was part of that 2006 canes team so he can take a long walk off of a short pier.

  12. Pouzar says:

    Chachi: His #PackYourShit catchphrase is funny and kind of self deprecating given how many times he changed teams. At the same time he played for the flames and was part of that 2006 canes team so he can take a long walk off of a short pier.

    I actually think he is trying to become a legit NHL Insider. We’ll see. Hope he breaks one so I can continue to follow him.

  13. Moose says:

    spoiler: Lol!Sounds like he’s spoofing the pundits/process.

    Yeah, looking through his timeline, he hasn’t called one trade in advance, and appears he’s taking the Eklund throw shit against the wall approach using all the usual suspects and obvious UFA;s.

  14. Diablo says:

    Pouzar:
    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 27m27 minutes ago
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    My Source told me that there has been some good dialogue regarding Eberle with the Islanders. #Insider

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 31m31 minutes ago
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    Jordan Eberle…..It’s time to #PackYourShit and head to the nearest airport.

    Since when did Mike Commodore become an ‘insider’?

  15. Pouzar says:

    Diablo: Since when did Mike Commodore become an ‘insider’?

    There is no doubt.

    Mike CommodoreVerified account
    @commie22
    Cup Champ, Nat champ, World Champ. Summited Mt Kilimanjaro May 2, 2016 for Duskin +Stephens foundation. #NHLINSIDER

  16. Diablo says:

    Pouzar:
    spoiler,

    He’s at it again.

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie2229s29 seconds ago
    MoreSteve Ott + Thomas Vanek…#PackYourShit right now and start making your way to the Airport.

    LOL that’s hilarious – Steve Ott might just throw down with Commodore the next time they cross paths.

  17. Chachi says:

    Pouzar: I actually think he is trying to become a legit NHL Insider. We’ll see. Hope he breaks one so I can continue to follow him.

    He did play part of the 2005/06 season with Doug Weight. That might be his Islanders source.

  18. Chachi says:

    Minnesota Wild‏ @mnwild

    #mnwild announces Jason Pominville and Zach Parise have been diagnosed with mumps

  19. Professor Q says:

    Chachi:
    Minnesota Wild‏ @mnwild

    #mnwild announces Jason Pominville and Zach Parise have been diagnosed with mumps

    For some reason mumps sounds like a cartoonish race of critters.

  20. Professor Q says:

    Diablo: LOL that’s hilarious – Steve Ott might just throw down with Commodore the next time they cross paths.

    “Why I Otta…”

  21. spoiler says:

    Chachi:
    Minnesota Wild‏ @mnwild

    #mnwild announces Jason Pominville and Zach Parise have been diagnosed with mumps

    Would prefer if it was Tarasenko and say Stastny…

  22. Professor Q says:

    Pouzar: There is no doubt.

    Mike CommodoreVerified account
    @commie22
    Cup Champ, Nat champ, World Champ. Summited Mt Kilimanjaro May 2, 2016 for Duskin +Stephens foundation. #NHLINSIDER

    He’s also an Über driver.

  23. N64 says:

    Chachi:
    Minnesota Wild‏ @mnwild

    #mnwild announces Jason Pominville and Zach Parise have been diagnosed with mumps

    Not going to keep Wild from playoffs and Canucks won’t miss because of it, but this is gonna get ugly.

    Would not be surprised if an NHL team misses the playoffs due to the mumps outbreak.

  24. Chachi says:

    N64: Not going to keep Wild from playoffs and Canucks won’t miss because of it, but this is gonna get ugly.

    Would not be surprised if an NHL team misses the playoffs due to the mumps outbreak.

    Can McDavid play the rest of the season in one of those “Outbreak” suits?

  25. N64 says:

    Chachi: Can McDavid play the rest of the season in one of those “Outbreak” suits?

    Redefines the meaning of being a bubble team.

  26. Professor Q says:

    Chachi: Can McDavid play the rest of the season in one of those “Outbreak” suits?

    HAZMcDavid suit?

  27. Woodguy v2.0 says:

    Pouzar:
    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 27m27 minutes ago
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    My Source told me that there has been some good dialogue regarding Eberle with the Islanders. #Insider

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 31m31 minutes ago
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    Jordan Eberle…..It’s time to #PackYourShit and head to the nearest airport.

    It’s important to know that Commodore goes on a golfing trip with Horcoff, Eberle and other NHLers/ex-NHLers every summer.

    He might just be trolling Eberle and/or Oiler fans.

  28. Woodguy v2.0 says:

    Professor Q: He’s also an Über driver.

    That’s an interesting story.

    I’m pretty sure he said he does it to keep himself out of the bars at night.

    intimated that he has alcohol issues.

    Great twitter follow.

  29. Diablo says:

    Woodguy v2.0: It’s important to know that Commodore goes on a golfing trip with Horcoff, Eberle and other NHLers/ex-NHLers every summer.

    He might just be trolling Eberle and/or Oiler fans.

    Ah – that’s thats some great twitter trolling then.

  30. Lowetide says:

    Woodguy v2.0: It’s important to know that Commodore goes on a golfing trip with Horcoff, Eberle and other NHLers/ex-NHLers every summer.

    He might just be trolling Eberle and/or Oiler fans.

    Haha. THAT is awesome.

  31. Pouzar says:

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 16m16 minutes ago
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    Washington a huge player in the Shattenkirk sweepstakes. Deal was almost done but then Pittsburgh joined party. One thing is sure though..

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 15m15 minutes ago
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    Kevin Shattenkirk….#PackYourShit and head for the door. You are out. Beat it.

  32. Chamucks says:

    Shattenkirk to Washington. Cross another one off.

  33. Professor Q says:

    Perhaps it’s all parts of the plan.

  34. Professor Q says:

    Woodguy v2.0: That’s an interesting story.

    I’m pretty sure he said he does it to keep himself out of the bars at night.

    intimated that he has alcohol issues.

    Great twitter follow.

    I didn’t know that. Interesting story indeed.

  35. Jethro Tull says:

    If i was Mike Commodore, my Twitter handle would be @RedUnderTheBed instead of @commie22.

  36. Pouzar says:

    I stopped posting this guy but he nailed it before anyone…even #PackYourShit!

    RumorBreak‏ @RumorBreak 7m7 minutes ago
    #BREAKING – Shattenkirk to WSH. #WOW #CONFIRMED

  37. Chamucks says:

    Pouzar,

    Friedman got it first, he was like a minute after. I think his sources are twitter follows.

  38. Ryan says:

    Woodguy v2.0: That’s an interesting story.

    I’m pretty sure he said he does it to keep himself out of the bars at night.

    intimated that he has alcohol issues.

    Great twitter follow.

    Woodguy v2.0: It’s important to know that Commodore goes on a golfing trip with Horcoff, Eberle and other NHLers/ex-NHLers every summer.

    He might just be trolling Eberle and/or Oiler fans.

    While you’re more a math guy rather than a team psychology guy, but do you think the players on the Oilers will feel a little deflated without Chiapete adding a piece at the deadline?

  39. stush18 says:

    As much as I like the strome /ebs idea, I can’t see it working out. Strome is not a chia player.

    I think something centered around Anders lee, or Nelson might work better. They’re bigger players who play that north/south game better

  40. JDï™ says:

    Pouzar: kinda of a loud mouth

    And the Understatement of the Year Award goes to… LaLa Land!

    Wait, no – POUZAR!

    I blame Meryl Streep.

  41. spoiler says:

    JDï™: I blame Meryl Streep.

    She’s definitely OP.

    #bigsaltytears

  42. Chamucks says:

    We know Chia likes heavy hockey but I think we should tone it down with calling people “chia players”.
    He signed Sekera for 6 years. He signed Caggiula. I think he’s open to skill guys looking back at his Boston time as well.

  43. Chachi says:

    6m
    Jeremy Rutherford‏ @jprutherford
    Shattenkirk will be traded to the Washington Capitals, per multiple league sources. #stlblues

    It would be great if the Blues traded a couple more players from their starting rostet before tomorrow night’s game against the Oilers. Ok thanks.

  44. JDï™ says:

    Chachi: Ok thanks.

    That Tarasenko guy could piss right off. Go play with Kovalchuk!

  45. Chachi says:

    JDï™: That Tarasenko guy could piss right off. Go play with Kovalchuk!

    Or he can go play with Rock n’ Roll Hoochie Kucherov in Tampa for all I care.

  46. Professor Q says:

    Chachi: Or he can go play with Rock n’ Roll Hoochie Kucherov in Tampa for all I care.

    You know he’d do well with Connor…

  47. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    Chachi:
    6m
    Jeremy Rutherford‏ @jprutherford
    Shattenkirk will be traded to the Washington Capitals, per multiple league sources. #stlblues

    It would be great if the Blues traded a couple more players from their starting rostet before tomorrow night’s game against the Oilers. Ok thanks.

    Blues arent going to be sellers otherwise. I am very curious to see what the return on this deal is.

  48. Chachi says:

    Professor Q: You know he’d do well with Connor…

    I compelt Chiarelli to compelt St. Louis to make it happen.

  49. russ99 says:

    McKenzie tweeting Shattenkirk for Burokovsky, 2017 1st and 2017 3rd.

    Glad we didn’t spend that much for a rental.

    I still think he’s signing with the Rangers.

    EDIT: And that was fake.

    Ranford, 2017 1st and 2018 2nd.

    Still steep.

  50. Chachi says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”: Blues arent going to be sellers otherwise. I am very curious to see what the return on this deal is.

    Whatever the return is I hope it takes its time getting to St. Louis.

  51. JDï™ says:

    Chachi,

    Don’t want to have to face Chorney again!

  52. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    Chachi,

    well the draft picks will take a while. haha

    Oilers win the trade!

  53. Chachi says:

    russ99:
    McKenzie tweeting Shattenkirk for Burokovsky, 2017 1st and 2017 3rd.

    Glad we didn’t spend that much for a rental.

    I still think he’s signing with the Rangers.

    Once Shattenkirk has the chance to sit down with the President and enjoy a well done steak with a side of ketchup he’ll want to stay in Washington forever.

  54. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    russ99,

    Hmm. DC is an easy Acela (ok, no train travel in the US is easy but I digress) away from NY. And they are contenders.

    We’ll see.

  55. Chachi says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”:
    Chachi,

    well the draft picks will take a while. haha

    Oilers win the trade!

    Finally!

  56. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    Chachi: Once Shattenkirk has the chance to sit down with the President and enjoy a well done steak with a side of ketchup he’ll want to stay in Washington forever.

    That vs. The Trump Tower Taco Bowl? #choices #ilovemexico

  57. npanciroli says:

    Sanford, 1st, conditional 2nd is what I’m seeing.

  58. JDï™ says:

    That return on a rental is YUGE!

  59. Rondo says:

    Could be Minn vs. Caps in the Cup. Bruce Boudreaux vs. Barry Trotz

  60. Chachi says:

    JDï™:
    Chachi,

    Don’t want to have to face Chorney again!

    You can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him.

  61. russ99 says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”:
    russ99,

    Hmm. DC is an easy Acela (ok, no train travel in the US is easy but I digress) away from NY. And they are contenders.

    We’ll see.

    I took the Acela from NYC to Boston and it wasn’t a short trip. And DC is roughly the same distance.

  62. russ99 says:

    npanciroli:
    Sanford, 1st, conditional 2nd is what I’m seeing.

    Yup. The one I saw was fake. Serves me right for not checking the source.

  63. LMHF#1 says:

    Why are people suddenly acting like giving up picks is a massive asset?

    Where were you when the Reinhart trade was announced?

    If the deal for Shattenkirk or Hanzal is “massive”, then what was that???

  64. npanciroli says:

    russ99,

    Fake Twitter is the worst!

  65. Yeti says:

    JDï™:
    That return on a rental is YUGE!

    What does that make the market for Russel?

  66. Chachi says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”: That vs. The Trump Tower Taco Bowl? #choices #ilovemexico

    I hear the Trump Tower Taco Bowl really grabs you in the taste buds!

  67. Yeti says:

    LMHF#1: If the deal for Shattenkirk or Hanzal is “massive”, then what was that???

    A fuckup?

  68. theDjdj says:

    LMHF#1:
    Why are people suddenly acting like giving up picks is a massive asset?

    Where were you when the Reinhart trade was announced?

    If the deal for Shattenkirk or Hanzal is “massive”, then what was that???

    I think its the concern at the price for a rental.

  69. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    russ99: I took the Acela from NYC to Boston and it wasn’t a short trip. And DC is roughly the same distance.

    Sorry, you are wrong on this one. I have done it a lot. NYC-WAS is 2hr 45 mins/ 2hr 52mins depending. NYC-BOS is 3 hr 30mins~3 hr 45 mins.

    He can afford 1st class…with bar service, wifi, etc. That’s heart of city to heart of city, too. No airport security and all that to deal with.

    Not bad. Doable if you have a two-day break.

    I am not saying it is or isn’t close enough for Shattenkirk. It all depends.

    For those who lived in Japan, we happily would hop on a 2hr 45 min bullet train (same time, coincidentally) to go from Tokyo to Kyoto for the weekend. You can drink, not worry about driving, and the time flies by.

    Now Shinkansen > Acela every day of the week, but still.

    You never know.

  70. Rondo says:

    LMHF#1,

    Reinhart Oilers essentially gave up 2 first rd picks in the so called strongest draft in over a decade. Capitals gave up a #31 in a weak draft and probably a #60 in 2018.

  71. Rondo says:

    Chachi,

    Easy I’m a supporter.

  72. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    Anyway, he is probably a rental. But Washington is in win now mode and they really want a Cup. Can’t blame them for getting the premier D available.

  73. Woodguy v2.0 says:

    Ryan:
    While you’re more a math guy rather than a team psychology guy, but do you think the players on the Oilers will feel a little deflated without Chiapete adding a piece at the deadline?

    You’re right.

    I have no clue.

  74. Chachi says:

    Rondo:
    Chachi,

    Easy I’m a supporter.

    And what did I write that would bother you?

  75. Woodguy v2.0 says:

    Chachi: Once Shattenkirk has the chance to sit down with the President and enjoy a well done steak with a side of ketchup he’ll want to stay in Washington forever.

    Everyone who destroys steak like that should have to go and apologize to a cow.

  76. Chachi says:

    Rondo:
    Chachi,

    Trump

    Yes, and?

  77. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    Chachi: Yes, and?

    I am just going to go ahead and say we should nip this one in the bud, guys. Let’s stick to hockey and taco bowls. 😉

  78. Diablo says:

    Shattenkirk – that’s a lot more than we were willing to give up for 3 months of hockey.
    But for Washington there really is no better time to go all in.

    #PackYourShit!

  79. Chachi says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”: I am just going to go ahead and say we should nip this one in the bud, guys. Let’s stick to hockey and taco bowls. 😉

    Agreed; wouldn’t want to get Lowetide on a black list. 🙂

  80. frjohnk says:

    Draft picks are over rated.

    Just ask the Caps.

    No 2017 1st, 2nd, 3rd round pick and if the Caps make it into the 3rd round and Gilbert plays half the games, they dont have a 5th either.

    Caps RHD depth is

    Carlson
    Niskanen
    Shattenkirk

    Not too shabby.

  81. striatic says:

    The Wild and Capitals trades for Hanzal and Shattenkirk would be bad ones for the Oilers to attempt to match, despite being decent enough trades for elite teams with the cap space to make them.

    It just shows that, like Chiarelli said, the Oilers are unlikely to win a cup this year and so the rental market isn’t something that would generate much value for them.

    Of course, it is a little weird to have your Coach saying “top ten teams win cups” to give his team a lift at the same time the GM is saying “we’re not winning a cup this year”, but maybe they’re doing a good cop, bad cop routine.

  82. spoiler says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”,

    No fair! It was just about to get interesting.

  83. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    spoiler:
    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”,

    No fair! It was just about to get interesting.

    Found our way back to the “right thread!”

  84. spoiler says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”: Found our way back to the “right thread!”

    Ha! We have lots of threads, the best threads… they’re yuuuuuge!

  85. leadfarmer says:

    frjohnk,

    At some point you just have to go all in, seeing how good the Caps are this year and how relatively poor the draft is might as well go for it.

  86. Pouzar says:

    Oh Tracy.

  87. Ray says:

    “MsTracy Lane is at it again…. Apparently her source is lowetide….. Says islander backed out of the ebs for strome/halak deal

  88. Bad Seed says:

    Ray:
    “MsTracy Lane is at it again…. Apparently her source is lowetide….. Says islander backed out of the ebs for strome/halak deal

    It’s about time we heard from Fussy Britches

  89. flyfish1168 says:

    frjohnk:
    Draft picks are over rated.

    Just ask the Caps.

    No 2017 1st, 2nd, 3rd round pick and if the Caps make it into the 3rd round and Gilbert plays half the games, they dont have a 5th either.

    Caps RHD depth is

    Carlson
    Niskanen
    Shattenkirk

    Not too shabby.

    Along with Madison Bowey in AHL. He may still be injured

  90. admiralmark says:

    Ray:
    “MsTracy Lane is at it again…. Apparently her source is lowetide….. Says islander backed out of the ebs for strome/halak deal

    Tracy Lane is Lowetide. I read about it on one of those news sites…. Think it was Breitbart or something.

  91. Chachi says:

    admiralmark: Tracy Lane is Lowetide. I read about it on one of those news sites…. Think it was Breitbart or something.

    There is famous and there is fake pornstar/ hockey insider pretending to know you famous. Well done LT!

  92. Evilas says:

    TL = LT, yikes

  93. JDï™ says:

    Evilas:
    TL = LT, yikes

    L = 12
    T = 20

    LT is a 32nd degree Mason!

  94. Younger Oil says:

    I don’t get the Eberle for Halak and Strome talk.

    Halak has negative value. Strome isn’t an established top 6 player. Eberle is having what people are calling an awful year and is still going to put up 50 points, which would be 3rd on the team.

    Don’t give up the best player in a deal when you are going to make the playoffs for the first time in a decade. If you’re worried about cap space, make a deal with Eberle in the offseason.

  95. Professor Q says:

    admiralmark: Tracy Lane is Lowetide. I read about it on one of those news sites…. Think it was Breitbart or something.

    I knew I recognised those hips.

  96. OF17 says:

    Wonder what the Caps would trade to Vegas to get them to take Orpik. 2 years left at $5.5M and $4.5M ($5.5M cap). Expensive, but I can see Vegas wanting that type of voice in the room. It’s going to be a complete hodgepodge of guys that needs to build a group dynamic from scratch. Take Orpik, an asset in exchange. Suddenly Washington has money for Kuznetsov, Burakovsky, and part of Alzner/Orlov.

    Going to be impossible for them to keep everyone though. Kuznetsov, Alzner, Orlov, Burakovsky, and Connolly need raises. Oshie would too. Only Williams at $3.25M and Winnik at $2.25M are coming off, and Kuznetsov alone needs most of that. Something has to give there.

  97. Ray says:

    Look out folks, we started commenting here that LT=TL and both go quite… i think we’re on to something

  98. treevojo says:

    admiralmark: Tracy Lane is Lowetide. I read about it on one of those news sites…. Think it was Breitbart or something.

    Chachi,

    Professor Q: I knew I recognised those hips.

    It certainly gives a better visual to the dog/underwear story.

  99. GMB3 says:

    When do you guys think Slepy gets another chance in the lineup? Seemed like two weeks ago many people on this blog were pegging him for top 6 time.. then poof he’s scratched

  100. square_wheels says:

    Evilas,

    If L = 12 and T = 20
    TxL = 120
    And we know he likes lasagna.
    Has a dog named Ziggy which is close enough to Odie.

    Fuck, what am I talking about.

    Lowetide would not use a fake British chick as his fake avatar it would be one of :
    Marissa Tomei
    Scarlett
    Chrissie Hynde (ok that’s what I would use)

  101. square_wheels says:

    JDï™,

    Haha how the hell do all of our minds arrive at the same place ?

  102. Gordies Elbow says:

    Woodguy v2.0: Everyone who destroys steak like that should have to go and apologize to a cow.

    Well done steak. Yeesh.

    Personally, I find the best steak is when you put it on for 2 minutes, flip and rotate 70′ and grill for 2 minutes, flip and rotate 70′ and grill for 2 minutes, flip and rotate 70′ and grill for 2 minutes. Pull steak off.

    Oh, and then turn on the grill to clean the meat juices off.

    My wife asked me to stop ordering rare steaks when she was pregnant with our first. She turned whiter than usual when I order a blue rare steak at Nick’s across from McMahon, and proceeded to eat it in front of her.

    PS: Rib-eye salted and peppered, cooked sous-vide using an Anova at 127F, and finished on the Big Green Egg at 600F over hardwood+charcoal, turning every 15 to 30 seconds for about 1 1/2 minutes total is pretty close to perfect. MMmmm, BBQ.

  103. stevezie says:

    Am I crazy or did Hanzal fetch more than Shat?

  104. Diablo says:

    stevezie:
    Am I crazy or did Hanzal fetch more than Shat?

    Sanford is a good prospect.
    C and D costs a lot.

  105. Pescador says:

    frjohnk:
    Draft picks are over rated.

    Just ask the Caps.

    No 2017 1st, 2nd, 3rd round pick and if the Caps make it into the 3rd round and Gilbert plays half the games, they dont have a 5th either.

    Caps RHD depth is

    Carlson
    Niskanen
    Shattenkirk

    Not too shabby.

    Some draft picks are priceless,
    but the draft picks that don’t pan out are way overrated. 😄

  106. Woogie63 says:

    Woodguy v2.0:
    Cosh wrote a piece on the whole Wideman effect thing.

    http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/full-comment/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/colby-cosh-on-vigilante-justice-and-the-wideman-effect-when-the-laws-of-hockey-go-wrong

    Also

    Tkachuk; 59 games,94 PiM is a big reason the Flames penalties per game is up

  107. spoiler says:

    stevezie:
    Am I crazy or did Hanzal fetch more than Shat?

    I’d guess the market for Hanzal was considerably wider and more earnest than the market for Shatty, considering the latter’s public comments about playing near NY and the appearance that he’s going UFA no matter what (vetoing deals).

  108. Pouzar says:

    Mike Commodore‏Verified account @commie22 52s53 seconds ago
    More
    Jaroslav Halak…your jungle sentence is over..#PackYourShit + get the bus to drop you off at the airport..destination Edmonton.

  109. Pescador says:

    Ray:
    Look out folks, we started commenting here that LT=TL and both go quite… i think we’re on to something

    I’m onto bath salts.

  110. spoiler says:

    Details on the Shatty trade coming shortly per Friedman.

    Overjoyed, I am, that most of the big names are off the board prior to the pundits filling the studios and our Wednesday airtime.

  111. Chamucks says:

    stevezie:
    Am I crazy or did Hanzal fetch more than Shat?

    With all the conditions I don’t even know what they got for him, a Buick? 2nd rounder if they win three roll up the rims?

  112. spoiler says:

    Pouzar,

    Lol. I feel like he should updating the levels of the bottle of vodka on the table at the same time he tweets his #packyour… schtick.

    This trade does make sense though if the price is right.

  113. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    Chamucks: With all the conditions I don’t even know what they got for him, a Buick? 2nd rounder if they win three roll up the rims?

    As we all know Stanley Cup is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anyone wanna see second round? It’s a set of steak knives (for cutting your well done steak with ketchup, of course). And a first round exit? You’re fired.

  114. square_wheels says:

    Chamucks,

    Apparently it’s a lease on a civic and a steeped tea. Not an ordinary tea, one that’s been sitting in hot water for a while.

  115. Spengler says:

    The Shattenkirk trade is such a gloriously convoluted one. I’m imagining teams of lawyers and cases of diet coke trying to put it together and parse the meaning.

  116. Chachi says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”: As we all know Stanley Cup is a Cadillac Eldorado.Anyone wanna see second round? It’s a set of steak knives (for cutting your well done steak with ketchup, of course). And a first round exit? You’re fired.

    Glenn Gary Bettman, Glen Art Ross.

  117. Lowetide says:

    Chachi: Glenn Gary Bettman, Glen Art Ross.

    Paul Coffey is for closers.

  118. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Don’t understand being dead set on trading Eberle. Are we not thinking Strome would look good behind 14? Really hope they don’t trade a 65 point winger when he’s on pace for his worst statistical season to date. Trade RNH first, imo

  119. theDjdj says:

    Lowetide: Paul Coffey is for closers.

    “Paul Coffey is for Closers” is going to be the name of my podcast.

  120. JDï™ says:

    Pouzar: Commodore‏Verified

    The Commodores – Sail On. Fitting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg-ivWxy5KE

  121. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    Chachi,

    Lowetide,

    MacT calling Chiarelli from the Buffalo-Arizona game last night after watching Nilsson lose the game with 18 seconds left: “The leads are weak.”
    Chiarelli: ” ‘The leads are weak.’ The fucking leads are weak? You’re weak. I’ve been in this business fifteen years…”

    Calls Garth Snow to close on Halak.

  122. Chachi says:

    Lowetide: Paul Coffey is for closers.

    Awesome.

  123. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    theDjdj: “Paul Coffey is for Closers” is going to be the name of my podcast.

    Awesome. What’s your podcast going to be about?

  124. Chachi says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”:
    Chachi,

    Lowetide,

    MacT calling Chiarelli from the Buffalo-Arizona game last night after watching Nilsson lose the game with 18 seconds left: “The leads are weak.”
    Chiarelli: ” ‘The leads are weak.’ The fucking leads are weak? You’re weak. I’ve been in this business fifteen years…”

    Calls Garth Snow to close on Halak.

    It works so well.

  125. --hudson-- says:

    Woogie63: Also

    Tkachuk; 59 games,94 PiM is a big reason the Flames penalties per game is up

    One commentator on reddit posted some interesting stats a couple days ago.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/5w5viz/how_is_this_not_being_talked_about_more_the_nhl/de7jwsk/

    It seems while the Flames are taking the most penalties, they are also drawing the second most. Hamilton and Bennett have the worst differential while Gaudrea has the best. Tkachuk actually breaks about even, draws as many as he takes if the stats are to be believed.

  126. Gordies Elbow says:

    Chiarelli to MacT:

    What the hell are you? You’re a F***in’ secretary. F*** you. That’s my message to ya: f**k you and you can kiss my ass and if you don’t like it baby I’m going across the street to Jerry Graff, period, f**k you.

  127. --hudson-- says:

    Woodguy v2.0: It’s important to know that Commodore goes on a golfing trip with Horcoff, Eberle and other NHLers/ex-NHLers every summer.

    He might just be trolling Eberle and/or Oiler fans.

    If you didn’t catch it a few days ago, Ryan Whitney was talking about a similar golf trip in England with Horcoff and a busload of NHLers when the Hall trade broke. Kind of funny to hear him talk about it, although a little painful, at the 16:15 minute mark.
    http://www.barstoolsports.com/boston/new-jersey-devils-star-taylor-hall-joins-spittin-chiclets-for-first-ever-facebook-live-podcast/

  128. spoiler says:

    Gordies Elbow:
    Chiarelli to MacT:

    What the hell are you? You’re a F***in’ secretary. F*** you. That’s my message to ya: f**k you and you can kiss my ass and if you don’t like it baby I’m going across the street to Jerry Graff, period, f**k you.

    David Mamet… If you want to write scripts, kiddies, either get a medical degree or learn how to write cracking dialogue. The MD is the easier route.

    GGGR is one of the most unusual scripts I’ve ever read… not one action line, not one parenthetical, not one camera direction… nothing but dialogue from beginning to end.

    (It probably wasn’t as extreme as I remember, but it was/is extreme in comparison to noob scripts and their ubiquitous block pages.)

  129. Diablo says:

    JDï™:
    Hilarious screen shot:

    https://twitter.com/grybes02/status/836439205366595585

    That’s hilarious – Gryba can stay.

  130. OilClog says:

    Strome and Halak for Eberle is half a step above terrible

    Gryba can only be traded for Hemsky

  131. Gordies Elbow says:

    spoiler,

    Love, really love, GGGR.

    Cast was amazing – didn’t appreciate it at the time. Baldwin, Arkin, Harris, Ciccolella, Price? Great actors.

    Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Jack Lemmon? Wow, that was a great film.

  132. stevezie says:

    spoiler,

    Just to be contrarian:

    “Dialogue is the least important part of a script.”

    -William Goldman, Oscar winning screenwriter famous for his dialogue.

  133. JDï™ says:

    Gordies Elbow: great film

    I remember at the time, not wanting to watch it because of the content – sales. Sounds boring! And that title… don’t get me started. Sounds like a law firm.

    But in looking back at films from the same year: Basic Instinct, My Cousin Vinny, Scent of a Woman, Reservoir Dogs, The Unforgiven – no question.

    I was an arse. And I reserve the right to call 25-yr-in-the-past-me an arse.

  134. Mustard Tiger says:

    Diablo: That’s hilarious – Gryba can stay.

    Trade him and his wife for not knowing your/you’re

  135. spoiler says:

    stevezie:
    spoiler,

    Just to be contrarian:

    “Dialogue is the least important part of a script.”

    -William Goldman, Oscar winning screenwriter famous for his dialogue.

    Lol… easy for him to say.

  136. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    Ah, but since we are discussing the film, one ought to also discuss the play, which came first and garnered Mamet a Pulitzer, no less.

    Yeah, the ensemble all star cast of the movie is great, but if you have a few hours to spare, grab yourself a copy of the play itself.

    Also, among other little known tidbits about Mamet’s incredible career, he also wrote “Ronin,” the 1998 film, but he was upset about not getting sole credit for it and used a pseudonym. The film was a box office flop and got very mixed reviews, but I always enjoyed that movie, at least as far as action films go. The car chases were among the best this side of “Bullitt”

  137. auzy11 says:

    The Oil will not win the cup this year now is the time to aquire a guy like Ryan Pullok from Isles a dominant D man in AHL offensive and big hits just what they want drafted 15th same year as Nurse….GO get him with Strome for Eberle and Oil might have to cough up a 4th maybe a third as Pullok is Number 1 ranked prospect.

  138. auzy11 says:

    Strome has a lot of talent but Jack the Flak had it in for him since day one there and stunted his growth….Jack capuano is one of the worst coaches in NHL…..Plus Pullok….this guy is keeper been following him in AHL all year after he made Isles team and broke foot in first game…..

  139. spoiler says:

    NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker": The car chases were among the best this side of “Bullitt”

    Yojimbo…

    Done as a clever spy thriller. De Niro less obnoxious than he is for years on either side of this project. Possibly because he realizes the script is beyond him lol. McElhone is a goddess though, just nails it.

    The first car chase is so by the book that if it was Kurosawa we’d know it was parody. The final chase though is ground-breaking stuff–changed the world of filming car chases, and was further annotated upon by the Bournes. Quite an astute observation on your part, btw.

    Very well written movie, but I don’t think Frankenheimer was up to the task.

    And the score is awful.

  140. GCW_69 says:

    stush18:
    As much as I like the strome /ebs idea, I can’t see it working out. Strome is not a chia player.

    I think something centered around Anders lee, or Nelson might work better. They’re bigger players who play that north/south game better

    With Hamonic having an off year, I think the play is to try and trade Eberle and Davidson for Strome and Hamonic. Strome, if you go back to his scouting reports, is supposed to be good at making offensive plays at high speed, which makes him interesting as an option to play with McDavid. Its a talent that wouldn’t get pushed in new York because Tavares isn’t a speedster.

    The bonus of that move is the oilers would then be free to trade Russell for either third line depth, or picks/prospects to help bolster the prospect pool.

    Which kinda means its Eberle and Davidson for Strome, Hamonic, plus the Russell trade return.

  141. Professor Q says:

    NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker":
    Ah, but since we are discussing the film, one ought to alsodiscuss the play, which came first and garnered Mamet a Pulitzer, no less.

    Yeah, the ensemble all star cast of the movie is great, but if you have a few hours to spare, grab yourself a copy of the play itself.

    Also, among other little known tidbits about Mamet’s incredible career, he also wrote “Ronin,” the 1998 film, but he was upset about not getting sole credit for it and used a pseudonym. The film was a box office flop and got very mixed reviews, but I always enjoyed that movie, at least as far as action films go. The car chases were among the best this side of “Bullitt”

    Isn’t a Pulitzer for literature?

  142. SayItAin'tSo, Gretz, SayItAin'tSo! says:

    Dreger:
    “Interested to see if Garth Snow goes big game hunting. Oilers say Eberle isn’t moving. Duchene is a good fit for Isles,”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/836564173282766848?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  143. Pouzar says:

    SayItAin’tSo, Gretz, SayItAin’tSo!:
    Dreger:
    “Interested to see if Garth Snow goes big game hunting. Oilers say Eberle isn’t moving. Duchene is a good fit for Isles,”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/836564173282766848?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    But But….commie22 said #PackYourShit ??????????

  144. Professor Q says:

    Chachi,

    I suppose they are written, after all.

  145. Professor Q says:

    Pouzar,

    I was tripped up because they gave this “On This Day…” in 2014, Halak was traded to Buffalo for Ryan Miller et al.

  146. Chachi says:

    Professor Q:
    Pouzar,

    I was tripped up because they gave this “On This Day…” in 2014, Halal was traded to Buffalo for Ryan Miller et al.

    That deal wasn’t kosher

  147. Dicky94 says:

    Pouzar,

    I hope Eberle doesn’t go anywhere. I want him to score the overtime winner in game 7 of the Conference Finals against the Wild, so we can watch the shocked look on their swollen mump faces.

  148. Professor Q says:

    Chachi,

    It takes me 10 minutes sometimes to get a comment through to Lowetide’s site. Sometimes you miss such things! 😂

  149. Chamucks says:

    Is that Dan Tencer on 1260 this morning?
    When did he get back into radio? Why?

  150. Chachi says:

    Professor Q:
    Chachi,

    It takes me 10 minutes sometimes to get a comment through to Lowetide’s site. Sometimes you miss such things! 😂

    It was perfect!

  151. N64 says:

    Chamucks:
    Is that Dan Tencer on 1260 this morning?
    When did he get back into radio? Why?

    ‏@dantencer 10:27 AM – 4 Jun 2015

    On @TSN1260 from 12-2 I keep the chair warm for @jamieson1260. NHL agent JP Barry, @LukeWileman, @Real_ESPNLeBrun + @erlendssonTBO. Tune in!

    Why were mosquitoes created?

  152. NYCOIL "Gentleman Backpacker" says:

    Chachi: http://www.pulitzer.org/winners/david-mamet

    The best part of winning a Pulitzer? The $1,000 prize. I wonder if in his acceptance speech Mamet asked for the Cadillac? LMAO!

  153. Chachi says:

    NYCOIL “Gentleman Backpacker”: The best part of winning a Pulitzer? The $1,000 prize. I wonder if in his acceptance speech Mamet asked for the Cadillac?LMAO!

    HA!

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