I'm just tired of watching my team get pushed around. The effort level this year is better, but we just have nobody to set the tone... teams come in and they don't care because they don't need to care. even when the Oilers come in and outwork the opposition, we get beat on softies and lose anyway.
My biggest wishlist for the offseason is a big mean RHD, some centers who can win faceoffs, and a guy or two that just run around and hit everything that moves. If Tambellini can grab a Halpern/Smithson/Nichol/Konopka, a Tootoo/Kaleta/Clarkson, and a guy like Jurcina, Wisniewski or Engelland i would get down on my knees and ask him to marry me.
I just want a solid bottom six group of forwards, and bottom four group of defence to support the young boys on top. The Oilers have a ton of holes in em right now, but i think that the defensive side is probably the easiest to remedy.
Perhaps something to the effect of this:
Mike Komisarek (4.5 mil for 4 years)
Colton Orr (1 million for three years)
Tom Gilbert (4 million over next three years)
I'm curious, how much would it cost to grab your big tough roleplayers and put them in an Oilers jersey?
Something to that effect would be excellent, in my opinion.
How much extra would you ask for Corrente to be thrown in? I feel like Gilbert is worth a touch more than Clarkson. Without Whitney, Gilbert is looking damn good playing almost 30 minutes a night.
Brouwer and Carcillo would be exciting as well, although Carcillo can annoy me sometimes. I like the kid, but he dives/feigns a ton, and recently he has been very "disciplined", meaning he won't fight anyone within his size range.