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07-01-2012, 09:40 AM
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If we came away today with only Tim Thomas, I would be happy. He is probably good for 1-2 more years. By then, Dubby is established, one of Bunz or Roy is the back-up.

He is the best available short term solution.

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07-01-2012, 09:43 AM
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If we came away today with only Tim Thomas, I would be happy. He is probably good for 1-2 more years. By then, Dubby is established, one of Bunz or Roy is the back-up.

He is the best available short term solution.
Tim Thomas is not going to play hockey next year. For anyone.

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Just to manage the speculation. Doan is in Edmonton today. Reason: His son is playing in the annual Brick Tournament.

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I'd love to see Doan here. Much better than Smyth. I'd also play him at C and move Horcoff to the wing as early as next year.

Hemsky/Gagner-Doan-Yakupov. Nice second line.

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How about hedberg?

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Tim Thomas is not going to play hockey next year. For anyone.
True, but I kind of like the idea for the year after that. If you could get him for not that much, the idea actually has some merit to me.

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How about hedberg?
I would love hedberg over khabby but khabby's goin nowhere IMO

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Im super excited for today. Since we already got our guy I dont really care if we sign anyone else or not, though ive always liked Tootoo.

Parise sweepstakes should be good!

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True, but I kind of like the idea for the year after that. If you could get him for not that much, the idea actually has some merit to me.
Thomas is getting old, and taking a year off from the game is not going to do anything for him.

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Tambellini saying there are as many options in the trade market as their are on the FA market. Could be a pretty big tell.

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Doan and Allen PLEASE.

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Doan should sign in winnipeg, he reminds me of their population

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give us a dman.


doan would be gravy.


size and goaltending would probably be wise as well...

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On Doan: We know he isn't signing ANYWHERE until the 8th at the earliest. For a fact. So don't expect that to go down today.

Or ever.

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smyth 2 year 2.25 per

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smyth 2 year 2.25 per
I like the dollars, I don't like the term...but not surprised. He will definitely need to be much better in the second half because let's face it, he threw in the towel at the midpoint. Plus, he needs to accept the diminished 3rd line role.

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07-01-2012, 10:30 AM
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he could be an effective 3rd liner, he steps it up now and again, and i like his bag of tricks.

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07-01-2012, 10:32 AM
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I don't see a big day for the Oilers today.
I would like to see Prust brought in. What i don't want to see is Tambo overpay for somebody like Carle or Garrison and even Suter as good as he is.
I think that trading for a defensive defenseman like Methot is the smarter way to go and go with a defense by committee and see if one of Schultz or Petry steps up to be a top pairing guy.

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07-01-2012, 10:33 AM
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he could be an effective 3rd liner, he steps it up now and again, and i like his bag of tricks.
He can't he showed that last year where he was useless the majority of the season.

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07-01-2012, 10:35 AM
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I don't see a big day for the Oilers today.
I would like to see Prust brought in. What i don't want to see is Tambo overpay for somebody like Carle or Garrison and even Suter as good as he is.
I think that trading for a defensive defenseman like Methot is the smarter way to go and go with a defense by committee and see if one of Schultz or Petry steps up to be a top pairing guy.
I'm always leery about trades though, and who/what might potentially end up going the other way. If it's an overpay for a guy like Methot, I dunno. I'd much rather see the stopgap acquired through FA. He is a decent option.

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Tambellini saying there are as many options in the trade market as their are on the FA market. Could be a pretty big tell.
Yep, agreed.

Oilers that I think *may* be getting a phone call from Tambellini today:

Gagner
Paajarvi
Peckham
Omark (hey, you never know!)
Eager
Belanger

I also have a gut feeling that if the prize is deemed worth it, I could see Tobias Reider being dangled as well.

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Parise is asking for 12M up-front on July 1 2012 and July 1 2013. That's 24 million in wire transfers in 365 days to play hockey.

I like Zach a lot, because he's not that good. Not even close.
hes pretty damn good.
maybe no 12, but his compete level, forecheck, offense, D, etc... is pretttttty top tier for his size/stature.

there's some interesting names on the lists... outside of the goalies.
its too bad Belanger, etc... were picked up in last years junk pile.

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Marc Methot please and thank you.

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I like the Tootoo-Konopka-Eager idea. I would also like to see a couple big forwards like Jagr or Penner. Im not getting my hopes up for Suter but hopefully someone like NYR gets him and frees up someone like Staal.
That line would seek and destroy.

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I'm always leery about trades though, and who/what might potentially end up going the other way. If it's an overpay for a guy like Methot, I dunno. I'd much rather see the stopgap acquired through FA. He is a decent option.
Of course it depends on who is moved but i don't see Methot being THAT expensive to acquire. It would be great to add a guy like him so that we have a great mix of puckmovers in J. Schultz, Petry and Whitney along with defensive guys like Smid, N. Schultz and Methot. No real elite guys but no weaknesses either.

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We signed Yann Danis to a 1 year deal

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