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12-27-2008, 03:02 PM
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Jason Strudwick - Extension??

First off, I like to say how much I have enjoyed the play, the effort and the commitment shown by Jason Strudwick. The day the Edmonton Oilers signed him, I wasn't sure how badly we needed him, but he has proved me wrong.

Secondly, I am against MacTavish's idea to play a d man on the 4th forward line, but I think Strudwick has played so well he could push guys like Stortini out of the lineup and a (not the) reason why Liam Reddox is sent down.

Thirdly, his defence play i believe has earned him a top 5 spot atleast on this team perhaps top 4 which would really be a decision Grebeshkov's play would decide.

I hope, Strudwick receive an extension from Tambellini because this is one guy I like to have and see an Oiler for a few more years.

Also, I believe that if the Oilers trade Staois, his presence would be missed but now with Jason Strudwick has played this well, I don't think it will.

What are everyone's thoughts on Jason Strudwick??

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12-27-2008, 03:04 PM
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What are everyone's thoughts on Jason Strudwick??
Send him to the minors or "Sanderson" him. Seriously, he's a defensive plyon. As a 4th line crash and banger, he's alright, but has zero hands and playmaking skill.

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12-27-2008, 03:16 PM
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I don't want him back here next year.

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12-27-2008, 03:20 PM
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I don't want him back here next year.
As helpful as he has been this year, I agree. Especially if Steady Steve is still kicking around here. Eventually we need to make some room for some of the many Dmen we have in the minors.

Perhaps as a 7th D, if Staios is gone, because we will need some semblance of leadership on this team on the back end.

I like they way he has played for his pricetag and his versitility has been a big plus.

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12-27-2008, 03:45 PM
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With a league minimum pricetag as a 4th line pressbox guy for added toughness I wouldn't mind having around next year.

I'd rather never see him touch our d corps again, unless its an emergency situation. If he were to ever draw into our top 4 that would mean we were in the Tavares/ Hedman sweepstakes.

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12-27-2008, 04:06 PM
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I like Struds and he's been pretty solid.. but I'd much rather see Peckham make the team next season.

I'm a huge Peckham fan.

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12-27-2008, 04:47 PM
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If he can continue to improve the way he has been on the LW, he'd be a great addition to the 4th line (on a more permanent basis). He's an energy player and he's got a locker room personality. I like the guy.

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12-27-2008, 05:01 PM
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I had high hopes for him but he's been the worst player on the roster. And it isn't close.

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12-27-2008, 05:07 PM
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Like the guy but he seems more like a band aid solution.

Our 3rd/4th line needs to be rebuilt entirely with younger guys are more consistently physical.

Chris Neil, Colby Armstrong, Chris Gratton, Scottie Upshall, etc. are guys I would be eying.

Next year if he plays D I'm not sure where you put him because Smid will be too old by then to keep yo-yoing him in and out of the press box and you have Peckham and Chorney likely making stronger cases as well.

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IMO we don't have room for Stortini, Strudwick, and MacIntyre. Out of the 3, Mac is #1 with a bullet.

IMO next season will be Peckham's turn to be an NHL d-man. One of Grebs or Staios should be moved to make room for Theo.

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@ league min., i have NO problem with him

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12-27-2008, 05:40 PM
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IMO we don't have room for Stortini, Strudwick, and MacIntyre. Out of the 3, Mac is #1 with a bullet.
I have a feeling all three of those guys are gone next year.

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12-27-2008, 05:46 PM
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I have a feeling all three of those guys are gone next year.
Stortini and macIntyre have 1-2 years on contract left

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As long as it's not Steve Staios type money and term. Something near league min. for a year or two wouldn't be too bad.

Good insurance guy to have--better than Roy, that's for sure. Atleast he doesn't get concussed every 25 games.

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Struckwick or Staios, pick one as your 6-7th D-man next season.

I'd say they're pretty much a wash at this point, although the numbers favor Staios slightly. By next year, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Staios fall well below Strudwick though.

Deal Staios at the deadline, and sign Strudwick to a cheap extention imo.

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Extending Strudwick?

Yikes.

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12-27-2008, 06:05 PM
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Stortini and macIntyre have 1-2 years on contract left
I still don't see them being with this team.

I think come next training camp there will be some changes especially to that bottom 6.

Lowe already mentioned they're looking at a complete overhaul of the 3rd and 4th lines IIRC.

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Strudwick is keeping the 4th line LW enforcer spot warm for MacIntyre. On defense, he's become one of those MacT favs. A coachable guy with not much talent. However....

Theo Peckham is getting a year of seasoninig in Springfield where he looks to be doing very well. He's their leading scoring defender and has had plenty of trips to the sin-bin. His year as at least a part-time NHL'er is next year.

Conclusion: Strudwick is expendable and won't be missed next season.

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I have a feeling all three of those guys are gone next year.
If Mac continues to play as he has thusfar I can't imagine letting him go. They need a bonafide heavyweight on the roster and Mac is the best option right now.

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If Mac continues to play as he has thusfar I can't imagine letting him go. They need a bonafide heavyweight on the roster and Mac is the best option right now.
The guy hasn't played for like two months after getting his bell rung in a fight.

Big dude, but honestly we need guys who can fight, hit, cycle, forecheck and actually play hockey. A guy like Chris Neil can do that -- MacIntyre can't.

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The guy hasn't played for like two months after getting his bell rung in a fight.

Big dude, but honestly we need guys who can fight, hit, cycle, forecheck and actually play hockey. A guy like Chris Neil can do that -- MacIntyre can't.
MacIntyre, as I remember, hammered home a few bone crushing/momentum changing checks before he was hurt. Forgotten already?

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I'd rather have Peckham join the club next year than have Strudwick back. If you're talking in a forward position, there are probably two or three prospects I'd like to see instead.

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MacIntyre, as I remember, hammered home a few bone crushing/momentum changing checks before he was hurt. Forgotten already?
So does Stortini. And Strudwick has throw out some hits too.

Problem is none of the three of them do it consistently. Mac is the biggest but he also basically renders whatever line he's on ineffective hockey wise because he really can't skate at an NHL level.

Even if all three of them were in the lineup yesterday, I think the Canucks still would've pushed us around physically.

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So does Stortini. And Strudwick has throw out some hits too.

Problem is none of the three of them do it consistently. Mac is the biggest but he also basically renders whatever line he's on ineffective hockey wise because he really can't skate at an NHL level.

Even if all three of them were in the lineup yesterday, I think the Canucks still would've pushed us around physically.
How could anyone tell if MacIntyre can do it consistently when he had only played 10games? In those 10 games, he had 4 fights and won 3 of them. He also through his body around like an energy player is supposed to do.

I don't look at 4th line wingers to provide offense. I look for energy like this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm-4iLF1A-8

BTW..his skating looks pretty good here.

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