OILERS SIGN GAZDIC FOR TWO

The Edmonton Oilers signed restricted free agent Luke Gazdic today. It’s a two year deal and comes in at a cap hit of $800,000 per season. Gazdic was a waiver pickup from Dallas right at the end of training camp last fall. He’s filled his role very well, and was rewarded today.

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  1. striatic says:

    If this is the only face-punching-based signing this season, then fine.

    there are much worse facepunchers.

  2. Lowetide says:

    Gazdic means the fourth line won’t be a tough zone start line when he plays, but Oilers have their fighter.

  3. DBO says:

    Elliotte Friedman ‏@FriedgeHNIC 31s
    Niskanen 7 yrs, $40.25M with WASH

    So any chance they make a move for Green or one of the other dmen? Lots of money on that back end, gotta be someone they can get for picks or prospects

  4. DBO says:

    Willie Mitchell 2 years $4.25 per. to Florida

  5. striatic says:

    Lowetide,

    What worries me is that over the past few years the Oilers have always attempted to start the year with 2 fighters – a middleweight and a heavyweight.

    if they can restrain themselves to 1 this year, that will be terrific.

  6. spoiler says:

    Mitchell goes to FLA for 2years at $8.5m total.

  7. DBO says:

    MacT presser coming up

  8. B S says:

    Assuming he doesn’t have to play every night, and like LT and Striatic above mention makes up the goon quotient, I like the signing. He’s a good fighter, sticks up for his teammates (stuck up for Yak last season), can skate and take a pass, and can throw a hit. I like him as a 13th forward and he has room for improvement (not lots, mind you) seems good in the locker/ on the bench. For near league minimum it’s a good investment.

  9. spoiler says:

    MacT on TSN now.

  10. Numenius says:

    Lowetide:
    Gazdic means the fourth line won’t be a tough zone start line when he plays, but Oilers have their fighter.

    He can play with Draisaitl and Yak on the soft minutes line. Might even work.

  11. Younger Oil says:

    As it stands, the Oilers have $11.85M to sign Draisaitl, Petry, Schultz, and a #2C. Will probably turn to $12-13M when we send guys like Joensuu down.

    Don’t think we have enough to get all of that done. We’re either going to need to shave some salary somewhere through a trade, or we’re going into next year with RNH, Arco, Draisaitl, and Gordon as our four centers.

    Even though we’ve made a lot of progress in the last week, as it stands right now it seems as if we are going to be spending to the cap, but we’re still far from being a playoff team.

    I think we would be a playoff team in the east, but that’s another story. The western conference is just so good.

  12. striatic says:

    MacT’s verbal about having two targets – Fayne and Pouliot, awfully convenient but would make sense if they are heavily weighting advanced statistics.

  13. jake70 says:

    Lol, cut away from MacT and go to Nonis in Toronto.

  14. skidplate says:

    jake70:
    Lol, cut away from MacT and go to Nonis in Toronto.

    Typical

  15. spoiler says:

    Stars have signed Patrick Eaves to a 1 year deal.

  16. DBO says:

    Strombone ‏@strombone1 45s
    Oh how I’ve missed your LONG stick bud! Great to be your teammate again @Willie_Mitch33 #Panthers

    This is why Twitter is awesome

  17. B S says:

    Numenius: He can play with Draisaitl and Yak on the soft minutes line. Might even work.

    Give them Schultz on the back end (assuming home ice and easy comp.) and Gazdic won’t even have to touch the puck, just skate around hitting things with a different uniform and clothesline the first prick dumb enough to take a run at Yak each game. Then he can sit in the box and we can replace him with a vet for the rest of the game (or double shift Hall).

    I could get behind that line combination.

  18. godot10 says:

    Ference, Fayne
    Marincin, Petry (sign the guy)
    Nikitin, Schultz
    Aulie

    Klefbom, the real #7 in OKC.

    3 somewhat balanced pairings…where everyone gets about equal minutes.

  19. Gordies Elbow says:

    Younger Oil,

    As I understand it, Draisaitl will be a $925k cap hit, with the remainder in bonuses. You run the risk that the bonuses will be hit, although given the expected increase in the cap, it’s manageable. I’d expect that Justin Schultz will be around $1.75m bridge deal. Give Petry $4.5m per on a deal that eats UFA years, and you still have more than $5m to spend on a #2 centre.

    It’s doable.

  20. Racki says:

    I like the player, but the term and cap hit are awful!!!

    ..Sorry, got too used to saying that lately.

    Gazdic is fine as a depth guy. I don’t know if he’ll be a 4th line mainstay, but i don’t even have problems with that. Would be good to get that line another player that can play safe D though.

    So Mac says they want another C still. Excellent. Surprised to hear they aren’t after a D though, so I guess it looks like the team has no high end D. Oh well. Hopefully this band of mid-range guys will be the right mid-range guys this time.

    In other news, Dallas is the new Detroit. That team is going places fast.

    Hall – Nuge – Eberle
    Perron – ???TBD??? – Purcell
    Pouliot – Draisaitl – Yakupov
    Hendricks – Gordon – Gazdic/???

    Nikitin Fayne
    Marincin Petry
    Ference Schultz
    Aulie

    Not sure if that is sort of the plan? Definitely better than last year, although I’m not so sure about the D still. Needs something better on the left side. Wanted to push Marincin out of there, but that didn’t seem possible yet.

  21. "Steve Smith" says:

    Gordies Elbow,

    I would be shocked if Schultz signed for that.

    I’m not saying that I don’t think it would be fair, just that I can’t see it coming in that low.

  22. Rondo says:

    Yakupov names was not mentioned in the presser.

  23. Lois Lowe says:

    MacT mentioning that signing Gazdic has a lot to do with what Calgary is doing. At least the Oilers only have one facepuncher at less than a million per.

  24. DBO says:

    Racki,

    MacT did mention he is still looking for a stay at home type dman. And he made sure to mention it’s about the development of the young guys, not what’s better short term selfishly (for him and coaches). I hope that means two centres!!

    Grabovski and Boyle?!??!?!?!?!?!?

  25. Numenius says:

    striatic:
    Lowetide,

    What worries me is that over the past few years the Oilers have always attempted to start the year with 2 fighters – a middleweight and a heavyweight.

    if they can restrain themselves to 1 this year, that will be terrific.

    Hendricks is the middle weight. And he actually has skill. No need to sign one.

  26. jake70 says:

    Lowetide:
    Gazdic means the fourth line won’t be a tough zone start line when he plays, but Oilers have their fighter.

    MacT spoken on this specifically. 3 “possession” lines and a D-zone line…I don’t think he called it a “4th” line for D-zone starts though.

  27. Racki says:

    Gordies Elbow,

    I figure Petry is closer to $3M, and Schultz also closer to $3M. Combined close to the same amount though perhaps. But I don’t think I’d pay Petry $4.5M yet.

  28. jake70 says:

    Rondo:
    Yakupov names was not mentioned in the presser.

    Yeah, caught that too (when he was talking about his scorers).

  29. DBO says:

    crap

    Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie 1m
    Brian Boyle to TB. Three years, $2.3M AAV.

  30. Racki says:

    DBO:
    Racki,

    MacT did mention he is still looking for a stay at home type dman. And he made sure to mention it’s about the development of the young guys, not what’s better short term selfishly (for him and coaches).I hope that means two centres!!

    Grabovski and Boyle?!??!?!?!?!?!?

    Oh I missed that. I didn’t hear his recent presser.. just saw it tweeted that he mentioned C specifically, and didn’t see any tweet saying he mentioned D.

  31. striatic says:

    Numenius: Hendricks is the middle weight. And he actually has skill. No need to sign one.

    That’s fine then.

    jake70: MacT spoken on this specifically. 3 “possession” lines and a D-zone line…I don’t think he called it a “4th” line for D-zone starts though.

    If that’s true then Gazdic is going to get HS’d against pretty much everyone but Calgary.

  32. jake70 says:

    striatic: That’s fine then.

    If that’s true then Gazdic is going to get HS’d against pretty much everyone but Calgary.

    Now, when referring to that model (3 possession + a d-zone line), he didn’t say he was there yet, but attempting to do what Chicago is doing.

  33. Gordies Elbow says:

    “Steve Smith”,

    I was using TJ Brodie as a comparable. He’s less offensive, but a better defender, and got a $2.125m 2 year bridge. I think Schultz’s camp takes less on a one year deal.

  34. Gordies Elbow says:

    Racki,

    Yep, although with Petry, you’re likely trying to buy UFA years, whereas with Schultz, RFA years. I think both of them get signed for around 6.25m/6.5m.

    That said, if Deryk Engelland can get $8.7m over three, I might be underestimating the market.

    :-)

  35. Lloyd B. says:

    Racki,

    I reckon this group of D are solid place holders for the young guys. Some real positive additions regards size and NHL players this past week to surround the 1sts with veteran support and did I mention size? Now we wait for the young D to bubble up and in over the next few years.

    A 2C would be a great add but thinking back on Eakins talk about liking pairs there may be enough here for 4 decent pairs with 4 decent complimentary type guys. I don’t play the line combinations game but I’m sure there is enough here for those guys that think they are as smart as MacT, Eakins and Ramsay to run wild until training camp.

    I’m drinking … Ok ….I’m drunk on the koolaid that is Ramsay. I believe he is the signing of the off season. I’ll be either crowing or eating crow by January. As LT says … We wait.

  36. spoiler says:

    Gordies Elbow:
    “Steve Smith”,

    I was using TJ Brodie as a comparable. He’s less offensive, but a better defender, and got a $2.125m 2 year bridge. I think Schultz’s camp takes less on a one year deal.

    Brodie wasn’t coming off a max ELC.

  37. Lowetide says:

    Did we ever get a contract number on Aulie?

  38. skidplate says:

    Lowetide:
    Did we ever get a contract number on Aulie?

    1 year 0.8 mil, nice number

  39. skidplate says:

    So very far from 2.9 :)

  40. DBO says:

    MacT mentioned Aulie as a Stralman comparable in that Stralman went for cheap and now he is a huge earner after having a solid year. he mntioned their pro scouts raved about what Aulie could become. I guess first test for the new pro scouts.

  41. B S says:

    DBO,

    why does it feel like half of Oilers pro-scouting consists of fishing through lists of in-betweeners, finding former Marlies, then calling Eakins to ask his opinion?

  42. Racki says:

    Lloyd B.,

    Yah, I’m hoping Ramsay will have a huge positive effect on the team like Huddy seemed to. That could make a whole lot of difference.

    I think they added some good pieces over all. They paid a LOT for some.. but as MacT said, it’s about getting the guys you want for as long as you want. They’ve got some good parts all fitting under cap and still have money left for a good C. I like it.

    Man, what an overall MacT has done. Not a single player still here from 2009/10 roster (players that played). He also added a whole lot of NHL and cut a whole lot of maybes. Not perfect by any stretch, but I like it.

  43. Numenius says:

    DBO:
    Racki,

    MacT did mention he is still looking for a stay at home type dman.

    I don’t remember hearing that, but I may have tuned out for a second. My sense was that he thought the D was set for next year and the C was the only need he was really pursuing.

  44. DBO says:

    B S,

    Sure. Although I’m OK with it as long as they aren’t guaranteed an active spot ala last year. Aulie is a #7, and if Klefbom outplays him Klefbom gets the spot. No worry on losing Aulie on waivers i would guess so no real risk.

  45. Deadman Waiting says:

    What’s the world record for positive first reaction on both sides of any hockey trade? Forty percent? My guess is that sixty-five percent approval among one fan base usually correlates with zero percent approval among the other. Twenty percent of any fan base when confronted with a gift horse goes “if we could get this much from the idiot on the other side of the deal, couldn’t we have fleeced the guy for an additional increment?” Even if Gretzky were exchanged for a bag of pucks, the combined initial approval rating remains capped (80% + 0%)/2 = 40% After the negative nabobs sleep on the deal, they probably wake up with the sense that Gretzky for a bag of pucks was all she wrote. By the following morning, only the stubbornest 1% are still obsessing over the possibility that, unlike late-vintage Gretzky, the bag of pucks were not yet evidencing signs of decline.

    By and large, it’s been a good day.

  46. eidy says:

    Boyle gone for 3 years to TBL at 2 million average.

    What centres that are left are good bets at 2 million? Goc?

    Gamble on Mueller coming back from Europe? He might take a deal like lower salary year to come in and reestablish himself to NHL teams? Loktionov? and let them battle with Lander and Arcobello.

  47. B S says:

    DBO,

    That’s what has me torn. I’m worried Klefbom will be better than Aulie, at least by Jan. but I want Klef on injury callup only next season. I’m worried we picked up a shittier player, and the only way to keep Klefbom down is to hand that player a roster spot ala Acton (who I wouldn’t mind as a 4th line call up for injuries if the rest of the forwards could keep their heads above water) last season.

  48. spoiler says:

    Considering his past verbal about looking for this year’s Grabovski, it might be awhile before we see MacT do anything about 2C.

  49. Racki says:

    Numenius: I don’t remember hearing that, but I may have tuned out for a second. My sense was that he thought the D was set for next year and the C was the only need he was really pursuing.

    I listened to the MacT presser just now, looking for that quote, and I did hear it. He said something along the lines of “if you have 2, 3 or 4 of these guys you can’t have enough shut down defensemen” or something. He mentioned wanting another one.

  50. eidy says:

    I guess that answers that 1 y 1.2 million for Goc in Pittsburgh

  51. Lowetide says:

    Deadman Waiting:
    What’s the world record for positive first reaction on both sides of any hockey trade?Forty percent?My guess is that sixty-five percent approval among one fan base usually correlates with zero percent approval among the other.Twenty percent of any fan base when confronted with a gift horse goes “if we could get this much from the idiot on the other side of the deal, couldn’t we have fleeced the guy for an additional increment?” Even if Gretzky were exchanged for a bag of pucks, the combined initial approval rating remains capped (80% + 0%)/2 = 40%After the negative nabobs sleep on the deal, they probably wake up with the sense that Gretzky for a bag of pucks was all she wrote.By the following morning, only the stubbornest 1% are still obsessing over the possibility that, unlike late-vintage Gretzky, the bag of pucks were not yet evidencing signs of decline.

    By and large, it’s been a good day.

    Yes. Good day.

  52. Lloyd B. says:

    Racki,

    Man, what an overall MacT has done. Not a single player still here from 2009/10 roster (players that played). He also added a whole lot of NHL and cut a whole lot of maybes. Not perfect by any stretch, but I like it.

    I haven’t seen this posted anywhere but but my reckoning Tayor Hall is now the longest serving member of the Oilers. Not in the NHL with the Oilers. Wild. MacT has definitely put his stamp on this team. I like the postage !

    Now we see what we have with the new guys, let them gel over the year…maybe add a piece or two like MacT did this past year. See what pieces we need to add next year at the draft and free agency. Maybe…hopefully…LTs list will be only three or four moves needed to be competive in the playoffs…not just hoping to make the playoffs. The goal..is the CUP ! I reckon we are closer after today than at anytime since 06.

  53. spoiler says:

    The way the roster chart looks right now:

    Hall—Nuge—Eberle
    Yak—Arco—Purcell
    Pouliot-Gordon-Perron
    Hndrks-Lander-Joensuu
    Gazdic

    Marincin-Petry
    Nikitin-Schultz
    Ference-Fayne
    Aulie

    Your mileage may vary.

  54. Gerta Rauss says:

    It appears half of the NHLPA signed in Tampa today

  55. Evilas says:

    LT,

    Do you think Del Zotto will be possible on a value deal, seems like no one wants to touch him with a 10-ft pole. He is only 24, he can’t be washed up, can he? Could he be a Modern Muni?

    I would like to see another NHL Dman on this roster, is he? He has over 400 games under his belt, is he the Dman version of Sam Gagner, probably worth it to pursue even though he doesn’t have the coveted size…

  56. FPB94 says:

    Few toughts :

    1st. Looks like the ”plugger” spot never went away, regardless of management, god does Gazdic ever blow ass.

    2nd. Pouliot wasn’t cheap, but he’s exactly what the Oilers need, some size, grit that comes with the ability to skate, make passes and take passes.

    3rd. I guess I’m just meant to watch Tom Gilbert one way or another (MTL).

    4th” What exactly is Vancouver even doing?

    5th. Nikitin’s contract looks less terrible now given Stralman’s pay. (so do the Oilers really have to overpay?)

  57. bendelson says:

    That Goc contract tells me:

    He wants to win now and could care less about his 4th line role…
    or
    The Oilers had zero interest in this player.

    Either way the 2C position clearly still needs to be addressed…

    Otherwise, great day!

  58. FastOil says:

    Philly is up against it again this summer. As per capgeek 20 contracts and -1.2M. The Hawks too but we’re loaded up with wingers and they are short on centres.

    Just sayin’.

    Petry and Yak for Giroux and Coburn :)

  59. FPB94 says:

    FastOil,

    Are you high?

  60. Racki says:

    The Oilers couldn’t even afford Giroux’s deal

    As for Gazdic, like it or not, these types of players still have roles on teams. As far as that role goes, I like Gazdic.

  61. hunter1909 says:

    striatic:
    Lowetide,

    What worries me is that over the past few years the Oilers have always attempted to start the year with 2 fighters – a middleweight and a heavyweight.

    if they can restrain themselves to 1 this year, that will be terrific.

    Since 2006 or so, SMac aside who no one would fight, haven’t they not had any particularly gifted fighters, period?

    Rondo:
    Yakupov’s name was not mentioned in the presser.

    Today saw me taking a train. Do you see the connection?

  62. spoiler says:

    Cory Conacher signs with the Isles.

  63. finn_fann says:

    Racki,

    His point was that you CAN’T have 2 or 3 or 4 of these guys and do well – he seems to be very obviously on the “puck moving defenseman” bandwagon. I was also heartened by his discussion of Gazdic’s contract… something along the lines of “face-punchers aren’t a priority, but I guess we need one if the other team decides to put one on the ice”.

    He also talks about being handicapped by previous contracts and the difficulty to move “assets” from a team as crappy as the oilers. I think last year was likely an exercise in frustration for MacT, and this year we got a better look at his actual vision for the team. Based on how he answered the question about needs for center, it sounds like a two-way center is the next target for the off-season.

    Seriously though, that was a great presser. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a sniff of where this team is headed.

  64. striatic says:

    hunter1909: Since 2006 or so, SMac aside who no one would fight, haven’t they not had any particularly gifted fighters, period?

    Eager and Hordichuk were signed with the intent to be fighters starting the year.

    Mike Brown too.

    Various defence-men.

    Granted, lots of these guys either couldn’t fight, wouldn’t fight, or were just terrible at it, but they took up roster spots nonetheless.

  65. hunter1909 says:

    Racki:
    The Oilers couldn’t even afford Giroux’s deal

    As for Gazdic, like it or not, these types of players still have roles on teams. As far as that role goes, I like Gazdic.

    Gadzic plays for Boston 90% of this board wants to trade for him.

  66. hunter1909 says:

    striatic: Eager and Hordichuk were signed with the intent to be fighters starting the year.

    Mike Brown too.

    Various defence-men.

    Granted, lots of these guys either couldn’t fight, wouldn’t fight, or were just terrible at it, but they took up roster spots nonetheless.

    Don’t forget Smid.

  67. hunter1909 says:

    striatic: Granted, lots of these guys either couldn’t fight, wouldn’t fight, or were just terrible at it, but they took up roster spots nonetheless.

    This just made my day.

  68. finn_fann says:

    B S,

    I think the organizational philosophy breaks down like this:
    Get proven players by throwing money at them
    Use a bunch of low-risk offers to comb through the chafe and see if any gems have been thrown out by other teams – hopefully netting one or two “value” players that offsets the first point

    Doesn’t seem to have yielded much as of yet, but maybe this Aulie guy will turn into one of those. That seems to be the bet that MacT is making anyways.

  69. Racki says:

    finn_fann:
    Racki,

    His point was that you CAN’T have 2 or 3 or 4 of these guys and do well – he seems to be very obviously on the “puck moving defenseman” bandwagon.

    Actually, after listening again, you’re right. It’s hard to hear what the question was, but I’d imagine it was something along the lines of “do you need more defensive guys” or something, to which he said “I do believe there’s plenty of room for a defensive shutdown defenseman, but you can’t have 2 or 3 or 4, etc.. etc..”.

  70. hunter1909 says:

    MacT imo has acted responsibly with the roster since inheriting the team from Steve the magnificent.

    Some fine additions to the 28th place Oilers lineup.

    Until it’s proven otherwise, am still expecting a 4-20 start to the season, when that ghastly pretender of an NHL head coach is dismissed.

    Then, and only then will my normal myopia/blindness return, probably believing Justin Shultz, Yakupov, and many others will instantly break out as NHL all-stars, in technicolor gratitude at Eakins’ sacking.

    Happy Dominion Day.

  71. fuzzy muppet says:

    FPB94,

    As to the NiKitan contract, Stralman signed for less as did Erhoff. Its by far MacT’s worst move so far as that money could have been used on Grabovski and a different, cheaper (and likely better defender).

    Im confused.

    Overall im pleased with what theyve done, but unless they bring in a tough minute Center, they are still going to be in on McDavid. The west is murderers row

  72. skidplate says:

    fuzzy muppet:
    FPB94,

    As to the NiKitan contract, Stralman signed for less as did Erhoff.Its by far MacT’s worst move so far as that money could have been used on Grabovski and a different, cheaper (and likelybetter defender).

    Im confused.

    No Stralman’s contract was for the same 4.5 mil only for 5 years. It was initially put out as 4 mil, but later changed.

  73. Gordies Elbow says:

    FastOil,

    How about Marincin, Khaira, and a pick for Braydon Coburn and Brayden Schenn?

    Edmonton solves it’s second line centre problem, upgrades experience on defense. Philly gets cap relief, a quality young defender, and a couple of players off of the books.

    Thoughts?

  74. Gerta Rauss says:

    fuzzy muppet: As to the NiKitan contract, Stralman signed for less as did Erhoff

    I think you have to read between the lines on that Ehrhoff contract. I think he signed under market value for 1 year to play with Sid and Malkin, and he’ll cash next year when the cap goes up and more teams are in the mix

    If Phaneuf gets 7x$7 and Markov gets 3x $5.75 I think Ehrhoff lands somewhere in the middle of that

  75. spoiler says:

    Quincey off the market, re-signs in Detroit.

  76. fuzzy muppet says:

    skidplate,

    I missed that, thanks

  77. fuzzy muppet says:

    Everyone:

    Honest question: whats the next move for Mact? Throw $ and term at Grabbo or wait and see the cap constrained teams and try to pluck a Center from them?

    With the c depth as it stands now, its lotto time again.

  78. Evilas says:

    Gordies Elbow,

    I think the price might be less than we think, given Philly or even Boston’s situation. Arcobello, Hendricks, Musil and a 3rd might do it.

    It might not seem like a good fit for Philadelphia, but I think the Oilers are in a really good position where they don’t have to move 1A pieces or prospects. But they will have to move a roster player to make it fit. I wouldn’t move Marincin unless the return is for a 27-28 yr Dman with at least 3yrs left on their contract.

  79. Reginald Cooper says:

    Probably better to wait now and let teams spend money on the rest and either look at the guys who didn’t have a dance partner or even better those that are tight against or over the cap.

  80. B S says:

    finn_fann:
    B S,

    I think the organizational philosophy breaks down like this:
    Get proven players by throwing money at them
    Use a bunch of low-risk offers to comb through the chafe and see if any gems have been thrown out by other teams – hopefully netting one or two “value” players that offsets the first point

    Doesn’t seem to have yielded much as of yet, but maybe this Aulie guy will turn into one of those. That seems to be the bet that MacT is making anyways.

    It makes sense, I guess I’d prefer the Oilers to fill that position with one of their own who has been killing it in the minors (like Fedun I guess, though I’m not sure he was dominant per se), if all your doing is trying to find the next up and comer. It gives you a guy the organization knows and tells the other minor league players that if they dominate the AHL their time will come too.

  81. FastOil says:

    FPB94:
    FastOil,

    Are you high?

    No but I don’t need help. Are you?

  82. Jasmine says:

    spoiler, Your lines are garbage and brutal. Oilers will get killed with Arco the Schrimp on the second line. They need size on the second line not a shrimp under 5’9:”

  83. Jasmine says:

    FastOil, Oilers fans need to stop running players out of town. Getting sick of it. Gagner joins a long list of players run out of town by Oilers fans.

  84. FastOil says:

    They can afford Giroux. Buy out Fasth and/or Ference. If you (Oiler brass) know what an NHL player looks like you can be creative. Backup goalies don’t trump first line centres. And I am not saying the Flyers would trade Giroux, it was a joke. But there is room if need be.

  85. Jasmine says:

    hunter1909, Stop running coaches out of town. That’s why Oilers can’t win because Oilers fans like you, aka Oilers haters keep running coaches out of town and coaches refuse to sign in Edmonton because Oilers fans like you keep running coaches out of town. You’ve already run 4 coaches out of town in 5 years and want to run a 5th coach out of town in 6 years. STOP RUNNING COACHES OUT OF TOWN.

  86. Jasmine says:

    fuzzy muppet, Oilers continue to have the worst fans in the NHL and the only thing Oilers fans are good at is bashing the Oilers and running players and coaches out of town as that’s what Oilers fans do best.

  87. Gerta Rauss says:

    Jasmine,

    I don’t understand what you’re saying-can you clarify your position..?

  88. haters says:

    Plz stop with Marincin and Petry trades, they were only our best Dmen last year. Roster looks good but again there will be growing pains the first couple months with everyone trying to gel. If we can’t land grabo I think arco will be fine as a value player at the 2c roll, not ideal but serviceable.

  89. "Steve Smith" says:

    Jasmine:
    spoiler, Your lines are garbage and brutal. Oilers will get killed with Arco the Schrimp on the second line. They need size on the second line not a shrimp under 5’9:”

    Stop running second line centres out of town. Arcobello is in danger of joining Gagner, Horcoff, and Joseph Beranek as second line centres run out of town by ignorant Oilers fans. It’s no wonder that second line centres won’t sign here.

  90. Gret99zky says:

    “Arco the shrimp?”

    “A shrimp under 5’9″?”

    So hurtful. So unnecessary.

    Man, truly, is the cruelest animal.

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