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01-06-2013, 07:16 AM
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So after ten years of Rw hemsky Is now a lw

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01-06-2013, 07:22 AM
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Yak on LW >> Hemsky on LW...

Hemsky is RW, Yak is young he can play anywhere

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01-06-2013, 08:12 AM
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That first unit should make for a dirty power play.
Imagine if that PP unit can stay together for 8-10 years.

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01-06-2013, 08:35 AM
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Yeah, I heard that he was done. I also hurt that Khabibulin was hurt, but not too sure about that.
GOOD ON YOU! did someone pay you to 'hurt' him? if so, GREAT JOB!

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01-06-2013, 08:46 AM
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I really hope our top six is like this:




Hemsky-RNH-Eberle
Hall-Gagner-Yakupov



Spread the talent around.

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01-06-2013, 08:46 AM
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Hall-RNH-Eberle
Smyth-Gagner-Yakupov
Hartikainen-Horcoff-Hemsky
Petrell/Eager-Belanger-Jones

I think Smyth is going to surprise a lot of Oilers fans. He was great in the first 45 games or so last season. He's an older guy now and Renney played him way too much and wore him out. On the 2nd or 3rd line I think he's going to be golden. Just limit his TOI a bit.

Hopefully Schultz gets to play with Smid. Smid is our best option for Schultz and I think it's really important to give Schultz a rock solid partner. Schultz could transition relatively seamlessly this way.
I want to believe that the short season will help Smyth play better and tire him out less

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01-06-2013, 08:47 AM
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I think that if there isn't any trades then the Oilers will attempt to roll with 3 scoring lines to make up for the lack of team toughness.

Hall - Horcoff - Eberle
Smyth - RNH - Yakupov
Hartikanen - Gagner - Hemsky
Jones - Belanger - Petrell
Extra: Hordichuck

Smid - Petry
N.Schultz - J. Schultz
Whitney - Peckham
Extra: Teubert, Potter

Power play would probably look like this,

Hall - RNH - Eberle
Whitney - J.Schultz

and

Hemsky - Smyth - Yakupov
Gagner - Petry

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01-06-2013, 08:49 AM
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Hall - RNH - Eberle
Hemsky - Gagner - Yakupov
Smyth - Horcoff - Jones
Petrell - Belanger - Eager

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01-06-2013, 08:51 AM
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So,does anybody know yet on when the Oilers will play their first game?

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01-06-2013, 08:51 AM
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I like how active alot of the Oilers have been during the lockout... WJC, Spengler, OKC... I like our chances out of the gate.

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01-06-2013, 08:55 AM
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I'm hoping that we get to see (These could change if Stauffer's "Wow" trade happens but I don't know if that is still on the table or if the chance has passed):

Hall - Nuge - Ebs
Yak - Gagner - Hemsky
Harti - Horcoff - Smyth
Jones - Belanger - Eager

Smid - Petry
N. Schultz - J. Schultz
Whitney - Peckham

Dubby
Khabby

Does anyone see us putting Yak with Horcoff for at least the start if not most of the season, much like they did with Hall and Eberle?

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01-06-2013, 09:14 AM
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hall rnh eberle
hart gagner hemsky
petrel horc jones
smyth arcobello eager
yak/belanger

whitney Jschultz
smid petry
Nschultz pekham
tuebert

dub
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01-06-2013, 09:18 AM
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It's finally time to see Yakupov and Schultz in those Oiler silks, funk yeahhhhhh

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01-06-2013, 09:37 AM
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Krueger's noted that Yakupov will set up on the RW during powerplays. I don't see any good reason why he shouldn't be flying down the RW at evens with Hemsky to his left. It just seems like a no brainer to keep the gun cocked and loaded at all times.

I'm not going to venture a guess at what we'll see in the forward lineup, we'll see soon enough with training camp. But if Yakupov plays a Top-6 role, I'd imagine the other Top-6 line will have a power-vs-power aspect to it.

The blueline IMO is more clear cut. We'll see 5-2, 15-19, 6-24.


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I'm hoping that we get to see (These could change if Stauffer's "Wow" trade happens but I don't know if that is still on the table or if the chance has passed):

Hall - Nuge - Ebs
Yak - Gagner - Hemsky
Harti - Horcoff - Smyth
Jones - Belanger - Eager

Smid - Petry
N. Schultz - J. Schultz
Whitney - Peckham

Dubby
Khabby

Does anyone see us putting Yak with Horcoff for at least the start if not most of the season, much like they did with Hall and Eberle?
I wonder when trading between teams can begin? You have to think there will be a few trades prior to the start of the shortened season.

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01-06-2013, 10:07 AM
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Hall - RNH - Eberle
Hartikainen- Gagner - Hemsky
Smyth- Horcoff - Yakupov
Jones - Belanger - Eager

Smid - Petry
N. Schultz - J. Schultz
Whitney - Peckham

Dubnyk

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01-06-2013, 10:18 AM
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You know what would be cool? If you could use your amnesty buyout as trade bait. So a team supposedly has 3 contracts that they want to buy out so they trade for your buyout

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01-06-2013, 10:21 AM
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You know what would be cool? If you could use your amnesty buyout as trade bait. So a team supposedly has 3 contracts that they want to buy out so they trade for your buyout
technically you can do that. Just take on a bad contract as "negative value" to the trade

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01-06-2013, 10:25 AM
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Hall/Gagner/Eberle
Smyth/RNH/Yakupov
Harti/Horcoff/Hemsky
Eager/Belanger/Jones

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01-06-2013, 10:26 AM
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i want Harti to play top 6 minutes. he be perfect on line with Gagner and Hemsky or Yakupov.

I'm kinda hoping Oilers let Yakupov finish season in KHL then bring him next season. But wont happen.

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01-06-2013, 10:27 AM
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technically you can do that. Just take on a bad contract as "negative value" to the trade
Oh yeah I guess that would work as well

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01-06-2013, 10:31 AM
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i want Harti to play top 6 minutes. he be perfect on line with Gagner and Hemsky or Yakupov.

I'm kinda hoping Oilers let Yakupov finish season in KHL then bring him next season. But wont happen.
Why are you hoping that? One of the bigger reasons I wanted the lockout to end was so Yak could come play and develop over here with his team in the Oilers system.

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I think that if there isn't any trades then the Oilers will attempt to roll with 3 scoring lines to make up for the lack of team toughness.

Hall - Horcoff - Eberle
Smyth - RNH - Yakupov
Hartikanen - Gagner - Hemsky
Jones - Belanger - Petrell
Extra: Hordichuck

Smid - Petry
N.Schultz - J. Schultz
Whitney - Peckham
Extra: Teubert, Potter

Power play would probably look like this,

Hall - RNH - Eberle
Whitney - J.Schultz

and

Hemsky - Smyth - Yakupov
Gagner - Petry
I was going to post that line as an LOL laughable lark. I sincerely hope you had that in mind when you posted it.

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01-06-2013, 10:33 AM
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Gotta think we could sneak into the playoffs. That's been the thought in the back of my mind all along if there ended up being a season.

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01-06-2013, 10:40 AM
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I would like to see RNH play with Yak, as Yak is a shooter and with a player like RNH that can feed the puck he will be that much better. Hall and Eberle have proven that they can produce without RNH and Gagner is still good with the puck.
Hall; Gagner; Eberle
Hemsky; RNH; Yak
PP1; Hall; RNH; Eberle
PP2; Hemsky; Gagner; Yak

If Whitney is some what healthy or defense won't be that bad;
Schultz; Schultz
Smid; Petry
Whitney; Peckham-Unless Sutton is healthy some how

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