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10-13-2009, 06:27 PM
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Robert Nilsson

Nilsson is a very skilled player, which was the centerpiece of the Ryan Smyth trade to the Islanders a few years ago, but has seemed to become the odd man out on the Oilers and Pat Quinn isn't necessarily a fan, calling him a risky player with potential for lots of turnovers. He has another year left on his contract after this one, with a cap hit of 2 million dollars.

I was wondering which teams would be interested, and what he would go for?

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10-13-2009, 06:30 PM
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Either another player who isn't living up to his potential and is at odds with his organization, or maybe a 2nd round pick.

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Nilsson is a very skilled player, which was the centerpiece of the Ryan Smyth trade to the Islanders a few years ago, but has seemed to become the odd man out on the Oilers and Pat Quinn isn't necessarily a fan, calling him a risky player with potential for lots of turnovers. He has another year left on his contract after this one, with a cap hit of 2 million dollars.

I was wondering which teams would be interested, and what he would go for?
I thought the 1st rounder was the centerpiece of that trade.... didn't that nab us Plante? (Who's worth a hell of a lot more than Nilson now that's he's playing healthy again)

Nilson likely has negative value right now.

He's making 2 mill this year and next and he isn't even playing right now. He's a healthy scratch every night behind JFJ and Stone on LW and Stortini on the RW. Why?

He's very lazy. A sign that he still hasn't grown up. He put on a lot of muscle over the-off-season and I guess he came in thinking that he could just play on cruise control after working out over the summer, but that isn't the case.

He'll get waived or traded next year.

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I'm sure they're trying to trade him for anything right now but if it can't be done then just put him on waivers.

If the Oilers were willing to lose Schremp for nothing then I don't know why they wouldn't do that with Nilsson either. Sure Schremp isn't as good as Nilsson but he also doesn't have a 2M cap hit. The Oilers are tight up against the cap and that's a lot of money just sitting in the pressbox. Once Pisani gets off IR they will most likely be over the cap.

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Right now, his value is negligible. Could get back some return if they hold off until there's some injuries around the league, as he'd be a relatively cheap stop-gap replacement for a team needing Top 6 help. Even then, though, it likely won't be much more than similar value to the Mathieu Garon deal last year: a player to put in the minors (In that case, Dany Sabourin) and a middling prospect (Ryan Stone, who's actually turning out to be pretty good this year).

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10-13-2009, 10:55 PM
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Nilsson, Omara, and Plante

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Smyth

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I'm sure they're trying to trade him for anything right now but if it can't be done then just put him on waivers.

If the Oilers were willing to lose Schremp for nothing then I don't know why they wouldn't do that with Nilsson either. Sure Schremp isn't as good as Nilsson but he also doesn't have a 2M cap hit. The Oilers are tight up against the cap and that's a lot of money just sitting in the pressbox. Once Pisani gets off IR they will most likely be over the cap.
It still remains to be seen if Nilson is better than Schremp.

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Nilsson, Omara, and Plante

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Smyth

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why not?

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why not?
I`ve been following Omarra his whole career, nothing but an AHL backup. Nilson hasn`t been the same since that cup run with Calgary way back when. I don`t even know who Plante is, but I`ll bet he's a jerk.

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Not much. Like a bag a pucks. Like ask yourself as a Oiler fan, what would you give up to get Robert Nilsson. And if you can answer that, then you've got you answer.

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I`ve been following Omarra his whole career, nothing but an AHL backup. Nilson hasn`t been the same since that cup run with Calgary way back when. I don`t even know who Plante is, but I`ll bet he's a jerk.
OK fine, but you're gonna regret it.

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I`ve been following Omarra his whole career, nothing but an AHL backup. Nilson hasn`t been the same since that cup run with Calgary way back when. I don`t even know who Plante is, but I`ll bet he's a jerk.
Yeah, Robert Nilsson sure enjoyed his days playing for the Flames on their cup run. And Plante is definitely know among hockey circles as a "jerk".
Anyways, it wasn't Nilsson, Plante and O'Marra for Smyth, it was Nilsson, Plante and O'marra for Smyth + 6.25 cap hit.

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Yeah, Robert Nilsson sure enjoyed his days playing for the Flames on their cup run. And Plante is definitely know among hockey circles as a "jerk".
Anyways, it wasn't Nilsson, Plante and O'Marra for Smyth, it was Nilsson, Plante and O'marra for Smyth + 6.25 cap hit.
The Oilers couldn't afford Smyth right now, not unless Horcoff went bye bye.

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I`ve been following Omarra his whole career, nothing but an AHL backup. Nilson hasn`t been the same since that cup run with Calgary way back when. I don`t even know who Plante is, but I`ll bet he's a jerk.
I think you're thinking of the wrong Nilsson

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3rd rnd or 4th rnd pick. He wouldn't fetch a whole lot.

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I think you're thinking of the wrong Nilsson
Nope, he's right.

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Nope, he's right.
no he isnt. He is referring to marcus nilson not robert... so you n him are both wrong

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Yeah, Robert Nilsson sure enjoyed his days playing for the Flames on their cup run. And Plante is definitely know among hockey circles as a "jerk".
Anyways, it wasn't Nilsson, Plante and O'Marra for Smyth, it was Nilsson, Plante and O'marra for Smyth + 6.25 cap hit.
Yes, it was the wrong Nilsson/Nilson. But Plante is a jerk, slow, takes bad penalties and basically useless. Horrible pick, I doubt he ever plays an NHL game to be honest. And don't say I don't know what I am talking about, I played against him. How the Oiler's felt he was worth a first rounder I will never know.

So it would basically be Nilsson who has probably negative value at this point for a guy who is been absolutely amazing this season for us. Yah, probably the worst trade I could imagine.

I never liked the return for Smyth for the Oilers, as O'Marra looked to be busting, Nilsson was basically a bust(apparently nobody told the Oilers) and the first was a middle of the pack first(but man they could not have messed it up any worse).

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no he isnt. He is referring to marcus nilson not robert... so you n him are both wrong
It's a joke, and I believe he was referring to Kent.

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I don`t even know who Plante is, but I`ll bet he's a jerk.
Wow... talk about ignorant.

Anyhow, he's the second coming of Sheldon Souray, except he's bigger.

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Wow... talk about ignorant.
Funny you should mention that...

Read the post again, slick.

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3rd rnd or 4th rnd pick. He wouldn't fetch a whole lot.
and salary back

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He has very little value right now due to his salary. I personally don't want to see the Oilers give him away. He has too much to just to give up on him.

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