JIVING SISTER FANNY

by Lowetide

From (almost) the beginning, Taylor Hall could push the river. On a team riddled with poor defensemen, the young man would cradle the puck in his own end, fly past pleasure crafts and steamboats, before crashing or scoring, the entire city behind him. Some days were diamonds, some days were stone, all days the hard times would not leave these Oilers alone. The relationship between Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers is close, very close. If Peter Chiarelli plans to trade him, he would do well to lasso the moon, the sun and a few stars along with it. This town will explode if it happens any other way.

LUCIC AND DEMERS VISIT

It seems genuinely impossible for the Oilers to sign both Milan Lucic and Jason Demers, but they were in the city today. Despite reports, my understanding is that decisions are days away and we would all do well in waiting for more than one report before proceeding with what might be unreliable information. Although I have no recent examples of this kind of thing, it does happen and we should all be mindful of the harm it might unintentionally cause.

RE-DRAFT: MY LIST

I like doing this every year, using my list as a guide to see if I can catch the Oilers. They did damn well last year (I like their list better), let’s see how this year shakes out.

OILERS AT NO. 4: JESSE PULJUJARVI

LOWETIDE AT NO. 4: JESSE PULJUJARVI

This was a helluva pick, no matter how you slice it. As was the case with the McDavid selection, I don’t think you can give the organization a pile of credit for it. I have read a few items about the management team sussing out the CBJ intent, but we should expect that from a veteran like Peter Chiarelli. I am not trying to be unfair, rather that seems to be fair—assuming the group can do their jobs.

OILERS AT NO. 32: TYLER BENSON

LOWETIDE AT NO. 32: ALEX DEBRINCAT

I like Benson a lot, he is (in my opinion) an astute selection who could turn into a brilliant one. There is risk, but I have no quarrel with the selection. DeBrincat lasted to No. 39, suspect he has a productive career.

OILERS AT NO. 63: MARKUS NIEMELAINEN

LOWETIDE AT NO. 63: VITALY ABRAMOV

Edmonton gets a mobile two-way defender with size, and my list is rounding up all of the really good small skill wingers. Abramov did not go until No. 65, but for me that is progress—these undersized scorers are going strong.

OILERS AT NO. 84: MATTHEW CAIRNS

LOWETIDE AT NO. 84: VEINI VEHVILAINEN

The Oilers list and mine both go walkabout here, and for me there are no issues with either selection. If you read up on Cairns (and I will do a post on him soon) there is a real player here. Steve Kournianos was on the Lowdown today and delivered some impressive verbal.

OILERS AT NO. 91: FILIP BERGLUND

LOWETIDE AT NO. 91: MAXIME FORTIER

I like both players, Edmonton gets a dandy defender with a complete range of skills. Kournianos had him playing a major role in all game states, and he said the team he played for was a button-down defensive group. Interesting player. Fortier is yet another small forward, occupational hazard for my drafting style.

OILERS AT NO. 123: DYLAN WELLS

LOWETIDE AT NO. 123: VLADIMIR KUZNETSOV

Wells is an OHL goalie of some reputation who suffered through a down year. He appears to be a legit prospect, definitely off the board but he is at No. 123 overall. The Russian my list chose has size and skill, but was not drafted.

OILERS AT NO. 149: GRAHAM MCPHEE

LOWETIDE AT NO. 149: KYLE MAKSIMOVICH

The McPhee pick is more popular than one would believe at first blush, I will have Corey Pronman on tomorrow’s show to discuss him. My choice, and stop me if you have heard this before, is an undersized winger with skill. My list has now drafted the same player (basically) four times.

OILERS AT NO. 153: AAPELI RASANEN

LOWETIDE AT NO. 153: DAVID QUENNEVILLE

Both interesting prospects, Edmonton chose an impressive two-way center and my list fetches an undersized defender of some note. I like both players, especially this late in the draft.

OILERS AT NO. 183: VINCENT DESHARNAIS

LOWETIDE AT NO. 183: DMITRI SOKOLOV

Edmonton plucks a gigantic college defenseman who appears to have stepped into a larger role later in the season. My list grabs an impressive scorer (30 OHL goals).

 

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rickithebear

What become apparent is the availibilty of a player to influence the games they are playing.
Missing games has an affect.
Availabilty is important.
you want your best playing as many of the games possible; cause a #13-#16 Fwd are replacing them and causing change in the slot structure of your team.
Divide by the full games available to get a weighted PPG; GPG; EVGPG affect.

last 2 years 164Gm:
Rank by points:

#41 Ericksson LW 99.4%; .67 PPG; .32 GPG; .21 EVGPG
163gm 110P .67 PPG; 110/164 = .67 PPG
52G .32 GPG; 52/164 = .32 GPG
34 EVG .21 EVGPG; 34/164 = .21 EVGPG

#57 Ladd LW 97.0%; .66 PPG; .30 GPG; .17 EVGPG
159gm 108P .68 PPG; 159/164 97.0% played; 108/ 164 .66 PPG
49G .31 GPG; 49/164 .30 GPG
28 EVG .18 EVGPG; 28/164 .17 EVGPG

#69 Hall LW 82.3%; .63 PPG; .24 GPG; .20 EVGPG
135gm 103P .76 PPG; 135/164 82.3% games played; 103/164 = .63 PPG
40G .30GPG; 40 /164 = .24 GPG
33 EVg .24 EVGPG; 33/164 = .20 EVGPG

#78 Lucic LW 98.8%; .60 PPG; .23 GPG; .21 EVGPG
162gm 99P .61 PPG 162/164 98.8%; 99/164 .60 PPG
38G .23 GPG; 38/164 .23 GPG
34 EVG .21 EVGPG; 34/164 .21 EVGPG

#95 Vanek LW 93.9% .57 PPG; .24 GPG; .17 EVGPG
154gm 93P .60 PPG; 154/164 93.9%; 93/164 .57PPG
39G .25 GPG; 39/164 .24 GPG
28 EVG .18 EVGPG; 28/164 .17 EVGPG

#152 Coulburne LW 83.5%; .44 PPG; .16 GPG; .15 EVGPG
137gm 72P .52; 137/164 83.5%; 72/164.44 PPG
27G .20GPG; 27/164 .16 GPG
24 EVG .18 EVGPG; 24/164 .15 EVGPG

Pouliot LW 68.9%; .43 PPG; .20 GPG; .13 EVGPG
113gm 70P .62 PPG; 113/164 68.9%; 70/164 .43 PPG
33G .29 GPG; 33/164 .20 GPG;
22 EVG .20 EVGPG; 22/164 .13 EVGPG

——————————————————–

Backes C 97.0%; .63 PPG; .29 GPG; .18 EVGPG
159gm 103P .65 PPG; 103/164 .63 PPG
47G .30 GPG; 47/164 .29 GPG
29EVG .18 EVGPG;

F. Nielson C 97.0%; .58 PPG; .21 GPG; .12 EVGPG
159gm 95P .60 PPG; 159/164 97.0%; 95/164 .58 PPG
34G .21 GPG; 34/164 .21 GPG
20 EVG .13 EVGPG; 20/164 .12 EVGPG

E. Staal C 97.6%; .57 PPG; .22 GPG; .17 EVGPG
160gm 93p .58 PPG; 160/164 97.6%; 93/164 .57 PPG
36G .24 GPG; 36/164 .22 GPG
28 EVG .18 EVGPG; 28/164 .17 EVGPG

#98 RNH C 79.9%; .55 PPG; .22 GPG; .18 EVGPG
131gm 90P .69 PPG; 131/164 79.9%; 90/164 .55 PPG
36G .27 GPG; 36/164 .22 GPG
30 EVG .23 EVGPG; 30/164 .18 EVGPG

——————————————————————–
#31 Hudler RW 91.5%; .74 PPG; .29 GPG; .23 EVGPG
150gm 122P .81 PPG; 150gm/164gm 91.5% ; 122/164 = .74 PPG
47G .31 GPG; 47/164 = .29 GPG
38 EVg .25EVGPG; 38/164 = .23 EVGPG

#40 Eberle RW 91.5%; .67 PPG; .30 GPG; .22 EVGPG
150gm 110P .73 PPG; 110/164 = .67 PPG
49G .33 GPG; 49/164 = .30 GPG
36 EVG .24 EVGPG; 36/164 = .22 EVGPG

#102 Vrbata RW 86.6%; .55 PPG; .27 GPG; .16 EVGPG
142gm 90P .63 PPG; 142/164 86.6%; 90/164 .55 PPG
44G .31 GPG; 44/164.27 GPG
27 EVG .19 EVGPG; 27/164 .16 EVGPG

#115 Brouwer RW 100%; .50PPG; .24 GPG; .13 EVGPG
164gm 82P .50PPG; 164/164 100%
39G .24 GPG
22 EVG .13 EVGPG

#128 Stempniak RW 93.3%; .48 PPG; .21 GPG; .18 EVGPG
153gm 79p .52 PPG; 153/164 93.3%; 79/164 .48 PPG
34G .22 GPG; 34/164 .21 GPG
30 EVG .20 EVGPG; 30/164 .18 EVGPG

#194 Yakupoov RW 86.0%; .34 PPG; .16 GPG; .10 EVGPG
141gm 56P .40PPG; 141/164 86.0%; .34 PPG
22G .16 GPG; 22/164 .13 GPG
16 EVG .11 EVGPG; .10 EVGPG

Hall and Lucic are a wash.
Nielson (2.5 to 3M) over RNH 6M
Hudler (3-4M) over Eberle (6M)
Coulburne (2-2.75M) over Pouliot 4M
Vrbata; Stempniak; over Yakupov 2.5M

magneto

With Jones signing, does a trade for Savard become easier for the Oilers?
Fatne+Yakimov+a pick?
CBJ saves money, gets a 4/5 right handed D and a probable 4th liner with potential. Fills 2 roster spots with some money to spare.
Oilers can still go for Demers and have a very mobile top 4

Klefbom-Demers
Sekera-Savard

Oilspill

square_wheels:
VOR,

Good point – LA zooms possession. Odd that they can do this with a team full of average skaters. Suspect they’re going to find this harder to maintain as their core ages.

But then again, Lombardi probably has all of them on TRT under the guise of LA environmental conditions adversely affecting the testosterone of males.

This bull shit that possession is based on skating shows how little people know. A good pass in an open lane is much more effective. Speed is more important on the defensive side of the puck.

Truth

VOR,

Doughty playing half of every game makes a huge difference for all LA’s forwards, IMO.

Also, Maroon showed well alongside McDavid, you’d think Lucic would be able to keep up just as well. I obviously don’t see Maroon being able to match the pace he was on over long term, but it is promising that McDavid can play well with bigger slower wingers.

square_wheels

VOR,

Good point – LA zooms possession. Odd that they can do this with a team full of average skaters. Suspect they’re going to find this harder to maintain as their core ages.

But then again, Lombardi probably has all of them on TRT under the guise of LA environmental conditions adversely affecting the testosterone of males.

VOR

I don’t want to piss on a spark plug. But this last year in LA is the best possession season of Lucic’s career. Before that he was pretty average. Some of ithe improvement this past year was undoubtedly playing on a dominant possession team. Not to mention his time on ice numbers don’t scream first line winger. Can he match Connor McDavid minute for minute and not fall off a cliff? If you think I am wrong check out Hockey Reference.

Truth

LT,

Interesting you had David Quenneville at pick 153. Tyler Benson’s old teammate on the SSAC Bantam AAA team that lit it up. His 5’8″ frame obviously didn’t fit the Oilers ideology on D for this draft.

N64

Sugar Reijo: 4 consecutive first rounders for Trouba + $7 mill/year is batshit insane.

We are talking Sweeney.

square_wheels

Pouzar,

I never said he would play exclusively off-wing, but on the road in the 3rd when you have a short bench, Yak and Ebs might need to sit and let Pou and Hall play LW with Nuge and McD at center, Lucic and Hendo/Drai on the right.

The RW is still out of balance, not enough 2 way depth since Teddy left.

Pouzar

Sugar Reijo: 4 consecutive first rounders for Trouba + $7 mill/year is batshit insane.

Say what you want about his potential. He was 3rd pairing last year. Let that sink in.

Sugar Reijo

Магия 10:
Sweeney looking at 7×7 offer sheet to Trouba. Ironic if he forces trade to Chia.

http://jetsnation.ca/2016/6/28/report-bruins-considering-mammoth-offer-sheet-for-jets-trouba

4 consecutive first rounders for Trouba + $7 mill/year is batshit insane.

Pouzar

square_wheels:
Pouzar,

Why cant Lucic play off-wing ? Considering his possession monster-ness, I think its a good road lineup move to shelter McD and Drai.

Ask him. We are stacked at LW so you want to sign a guy for 6 x 6 and put him on his off-wing now?

Jethro Tull

square_wheels:
Pouzar,

Why cant Lucic play off-wing ? Considering his possession monster-ness, I think its a good road lineup move to shelter McD and Drai.

Hey Milan, sign for us! Not only are we gonna pay you top dollar, we’re also gonna play you on the opposite wing! Whaddya say?

In summary, it’s like saying “why do we need right shot defensemen, can’t the lefties just play on the right? It’d be a good road lineup move. They’d never expect it.”

square_wheels

Pouzar,

Why cant Lucic play off-wing ? Considering his possession monster-ness, I think its a good road lineup move to shelter McD and Drai.

Pouzar

Water Fire: Lucic has another aspect that Eberle doesn’t – he will open room for his line. I would expect the other 20 % is made up with their increased production. Lucic was also shown to drive offense, hehas a high contribution to scoring while he’s on the ice, I see it coming from the distraction a large aggressive skilled player is to defenders. Lots to think about when he’s on.

Why are you comparing a Left Shot Left winger to a Right Shot Right winger?

Water Fire

Alpine:
Kinda like the idea of Lucic mainly because it replaces some of the production of one of the Austins if they’re traded without giving up anything but money. I just hope he’s Hartnell and not Brown. Hartnell actually peaked after 30 somehow.

Often teams will move a productive player without a contingency to replace that production, but lucic should replace say 80% of Eberle for the next 3 years at least.

Lucic has another aspect that Eberle doesn’t – he will open room for his line. I would expect the other 20 % is made up with their increased production. Lucic was also shown to drive offense, he has a high contribution to scoring while he’s on the ice, I see it coming from the distraction a large aggressive skilled player is to defenders. Lots to think about when he’s on.

kb

Alpine,

Lucic has more point then RNH and 17 less points than Eberle the last 3 years.
I don’t think its that much of a hit points wise (unless you give up Hall…..)

semi legendary rot lobster

whale,

r u actually a whale

also do whales like mma always wanted 2 know

Wonder Llama,

r u actually a lama

Pouzar

Jordan: Admittedly, I don’t follow trouba or his development closely.

That being said, if this offer does merrit FOUR 1sts, I would be strongly tempted to take the picks.

Trouba might be worth the money in a few years.Definitely is not now.

With the change in the draft lottery prioritization though, any of those picks could be 1st OV – 3rd OV.

Best way to win the lottery – be lucky.

2nd best way – have more tickets than the other guys.

That’s #1 Money and he sure as sh!t ain’t a #1 now.

have at er Boston.

Alpine

Kinda like the idea of Lucic mainly because it replaces some of the production of one of the Austins if they’re traded without giving up anything but money. I just hope he’s Hartnell and not Brown. Hartnell actually peaked after 30 somehow.

Often teams will move a productive player without a contingency to replace that production, but lucic should replace say 80% of Eberle for the next 3 years at least.

Jordan

Магия 10:
Sweeney looking at 7×7 offer sheet to Trouba. Ironic if he forces trade to Chia.

http://jetsnation.ca/2016/6/28/report-bruins-considering-mammoth-offer-sheet-for-jets-trouba

Admittedly, I don’t follow trouba or his development closely.

That being said, if this offer does merrit FOUR 1sts, I would be strongly tempted to take the picks.

Trouba might be worth the money in a few years. Definitely is not now.

With the change in the draft lottery prioritization though, any of those picks could be 1st OV – 3rd OV.

Best way to win the lottery – be lucky.

2nd best way – have more tickets than the other guys.

N64

Sweeney looking at 7×7 offer sheet to Trouba. Ironic if he forces trade to Chia.

http://jetsnation.ca/2016/6/28/report-bruins-considering-mammoth-offer-sheet-for-jets-trouba

npanciroli

I’d love to know their template for a roster. I’m guessing they try real hard to trade Eberle for a RHD and then if not RNH and then if not Hall for a legit #1.

I bet they want the D to look like this.

Klefbom – x (trade) [I think they really want Shattenkirk, but not if he doesnt sign extension]
Sekera – Demers
Davidson – Gryba

My concern is they are okay with Letestu as the #3 center.

Those concerned about expansion draft: Top 4 D, Draisaitl, 2 of the 6 mil, Lucic.

Davidson/Pouliot/Yakupov become expansion bait.

match eddy

Chia: “Kevin, you know you are the only one wearing a hard hat?”

KL: “Pete, I think I know a thing or two about safety….”

spoiler

A long time ago, on this blog, I posited that the org wouldn’t turn around till we had a cluster behind the Hall cluster. There was no one to protect the Ebses, Halls and Nuges, so till they were the protection, we were doomed. Plus D, which were drafted second rather than first.

Now that Hall can protect McDeity and Dr. Drai, we trade him?

There is so much smoke out there I wonder if the media knows something… such as this astute poster stated:

Ben: Unless:
1) He’s asked out.
2) Coach doesn’t like something about him.

spoiler

Changes are a’comin, prepare thyself.

Walter Sobchak

I don’t understand why people keep putting Hall in on Subban trade talks.

1) MTL is loaded on LW
2) MTL needs a centre
3) If there is substance to the draft day trade talk ( I believe it broke down after the name Klefbom came up) the principle player was Draisaitl not Hall.

I still believe there is a deal there still but the add on’s might be to great.

As for the Oilers moving a forward Eberle has to be the offer at this point.
Draisaitl played amazing in Eberle spot (small sample size) this is not lost on PC
There has to be a deal involving Eberle, even if you have to plus – plus it.

Trade Pouliot and Yakupov the Oilers will be in fine form.

719

Including bonuses we have around 9.5 million in cap space. If we want Lucic, Jesse P and Demers on the rosters we need to free up about 4 million in cap space. Benoit Pouliot seems like an ideal trade candidate.

Alternatively, sign lucic and demers, start Jesse P in the AHL. That may be the best alternative with the expansion draft coming up.

stevezie

whale,

Losing Demers would not be bad. We’ve got to lose someone, if it’s a guy we signed then it’s the same as having only signed him for one year.

He may want a NMC, but this is Jason Demers. I’m not sure he has that much cachet. Even if he does, big deal we lose Pou. Got to lose someone.

Hoarding ineligible players won’t work. There are rules that say you havr to expose a certain amount of money and experience. Brace yourselves for losing someone and move on.

Wonder Llama

semi legendary rot lobster:
Frank the dog,

usually only have 2 wait for preseason fr that kind of thing

frank r u actually a dog

we shld get w that bear fellow and start hockey animal rights group

also thr are few other posters here i am sure r also animals but wont admit

llamas r llovely, llobsters r llooney and llacking lletters.

DieHard

You can’t have both Lucic and Demers with the expansion draft. unless a protectee player leaves for ineligible players. just a thought.

PaperDesigner

Ducey:
Lucic says rumours that he signed w EDM are “bullshit” – per Sportsnet. They have a video of the tour with KLowe and the orange headed kid.

I’m sure that it is indeed not true that he has signed an illegal contract that cannot be enforced in the NHL. It may be true that he’s agreed in principle already to what that contract may be… unofficially.

Ducey

Lucic says rumours that he signed w EDM are “bullshit” – per Sportsnet. They have a video of the tour with KLowe and the orange headed kid.

auzy11

Luc and Demers i doubt both…Wow if true,wow,but rumrs start when players come to Edmonton,that just does NOT happen

semi legendary rot lobster

Kaptain Vikarious,

some lobsters like to dress up as sea urchins its kind of strange

semi legendary rot lobster

Kiltymcbagpipes,

i dont get this human reference is it bad

and do you really know this person

does he eat lobsters

also if i had to guess i dont think you are lobster

maybe some kinda poultry

Kiltymcbagpipes

semi legendary rot lobster:
Frank the dog,

usually only have 2 wait for preseason fr that kind of thing

frank r u actually a dog

we shld get w that bear fellow and start hockey animal rights group

also thr are few other posters here i am sure r also animals but wont admit

I may be a lobster, Frank the Dog may be a dog… I figured out who you are. I knew I knew you from somewhere!

http://www.burnbox.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/dante-grandmas-boy.jpg

Gayfish

Kaptain Vikarious:
semi legendary rot lobster,

I’m a furry,…but don’t really talk about it a lot

Here.

?

No Bronies allowed.

Kaptain Vikarious

semi legendary rot lobster,

I’m a furry,…but don’t really talk about it a lot

Here.

🙂

Richard S.S.

SumOil,

Acquiring a thought to be impossible to acquire #1 D is cheap at any price. Pick up a good 2/3 Center and a young C and save a wee bit is big. If Gary Bettman freezes Rosters before the Expansion Draft, as he’s likely to do, it’s important to do everything now using maximum time to do everything needed. And take advantage of everyone else having problems.

flyfish1168

Dicky94:
Centre of attention,

That he is. Looks like Chia is going all in for next year. I also don’t believe that Hall will be the one on the way out.

I hope you are correct. If we are going to have 3 scoring lines Hall needs to stay. Pou and Eberle unfortunately would be the ones most likey to go 1st. JMHO

hags9k

Kiltymcbagpipes: I’ve been pounding the table for a couple years that we needed these type of players. The fact we are close to having them all and still have what I have called our ‘Core perimeter players’ should make everyone happy. In a perfect world Lucic and Demers sign, we trade Poo and YAK for a decent RHD and finally, finally WE CAN ALL HAVE WHAT WE WANT!

An Oilers team with McDavid, Hall, Draisaitl, Lucic, Eberle, Hopkins, Maroon, Puljujarvi, Klefbom, Davidson, Demers, Sekera, Nurse, Talbot is ABSOLUTELY UNREAL!

I just got wood.

Dicky94

Centre of attention,

That he is. Looks like Chia is going all in for next year. I also don’t believe that Hall will be the one on the way out.

Centre of attention

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/johnston-lucic-oilers-likely-point/

Johnston is among the gold standards of trade / signing news. So, there you go.

semi legendary rot lobster

Frank the dog,

usually only have 2 wait for preseason fr that kind of thing

frank r u actually a dog

we shld get w that bear fellow and start hockey animal rights group

also thr are few other posters here i am sure r also animals but wont admit

Frank the dog

Kiltymcbagpipes: I’ve been pounding the table for a couple years that we needed these type of players. The fact we are close to having them all and still have what I have called our ‘Core perimeter players’ should make everyone happy. In a perfect world Lucic and Demers sign, we trade Poo and YAK for a decent RHD and finally, finally WE CAN ALL HAVE WHAT WE WANT!

An Oilers team with McDavid, Hall, Draisaitl, Lucic, Eberle, Hopkins, Maroon, Puljujarvi, Klefbom, Davidson, Demers, Sekera, Nurse, Talbot is ABSOLUTELY UNREAL!

Until they all get injured, that is.

SumOil

Richard S.S.,
That sounds like a terrible deal for the Oilers

Shau-co

Brad:
John Chambers,

Don’t think the Hawks care about shedding contracts when they’re winning the cup every other year… 3 Cups in the 7(?) years since they signed Hossa. Sign me up for hating those contracts in 2020 if we can have that.

Exactly my thoughts!

What a nice problem to have. They probably are working on 3-5 year plans, but it’s a fluid process.

Develop players and play them wth elite players so they look really good. Trade them for picks. Draft, develop, repeat.

We are getting closer to having some solid organizational depth in many areas. Hopefully with the right moves this off season we can see a big jump forward by Edmonton.

Richard S.S.

LadiesloveSmid:
Someone from reddit who’s “friends with an agent of a few NHL players” said he was told this, take with a grain of salt:

“One of the big ones was that a deal was on the table between the Oilers and Blues that would’ve sent Hall, RNH, and pick 4 to St Louis for Pietrangelo, Fabbri, Berglund, and pick 28, but it was nixed when Puljujarvi fell. Apparently EDM has the framework of a contract in place with Lucic, and STL believes Shattenkirk would sign an extension if they opened up some cap space.”

Is it possible to revisit a speculative proposed trade using the same players but replacing #4 with 2017 1st round pick, adding perhaps another pick and eliminating #28 and not adding any substitution?

Kiltymcbagpipes

Ryan: Lucic.Maroon.Kassian.Nurse.

Sounds like Katz has finally had it with bullies kicking sand in his face.

I’ve been pounding the table for a couple years that we needed these type of players. The fact we are close to having them all and still have what I have called our ‘Core perimeter players’ should make everyone happy. In a perfect world Lucic and Demers sign, we trade Poo and YAK for a decent RHD and finally, finally WE CAN ALL HAVE WHAT WE WANT!

An Oilers team with McDavid, Hall, Draisaitl, Lucic, Eberle, Hopkins, Maroon, Puljujarvi, Klefbom, Davidson, Demers, Sekera, Nurse, Talbot is ABSOLUTELY UNREAL!