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02-16-2013, 05:41 PM
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Meh, we saw pouliot's act here. He went in a rampage once he got here with something like 12 goals in 15 games. The issue with him has always been consistency. He disappears for long stretches and eventually wears out his welcome.

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02-16-2013, 05:49 PM
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Everyone realizes how lucky we've been with injuries, right? I wouldn't count Nokes out for a second! May need more than him. Who else do we have after him (aside from White)? Dumont?

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Pouliot is an excellnet 3rd liner at 1 million a year.

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02-16-2013, 06:26 PM
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Pouliot is an excellnet 3rd liner at 1 million a year.
I never was a fan but I'd take him back without a doubt.

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02-16-2013, 09:01 PM
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Pouliot is an excellnet 3rd liner at 1 million a year.
No doubt. Apparently a bunch of other people don't agree.

Sens offensive... Sucks for them big time.

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Everyone realizes how lucky we've been with injuries, right? I wouldn't count Nokes out for a second! May need more than him. Who else do we have after him (aside from White)? Dumont?
You had to jinx it, heh ?

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02-16-2013, 09:45 PM
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Duchene is awesome.

So disappointing watching the talented Oilers play 'hockey'. Fire Tambo already.

Duchene to McGinn makes it 3-0! The messiah Schultz screws up.

Duchene took until year 4 to become a star. Good proof that you need to be patient.

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02-16-2013, 09:47 PM
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edmonton should be better by now

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02-16-2013, 09:49 PM
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Oilers getting lit up again, that team is an absolute mess. This is what happens when your young players don't learn from decent vets, they get embarrassed by any team with a gameplan.

Edmonton probably looking at another top 5 pick this year, good thing they pick so high because all of their other draft choices seem to be utter failures. Stu McGregor is so over-rated.

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02-16-2013, 09:51 PM
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Oilers getting lit up again, that team is an absolute mess. This is what happens when your young players don't learn from decent vets, they get embarrassed by any team with a gameplan.

Edmonton probably looking at another top 5 pick this year, good thing they pick so high because all of their other draft choices seem to be utter failures. Stu McGregor is so over-rated.
Edmonton outshot Colorado. This is what happens when your d and goaltending suck.

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02-16-2013, 09:54 PM
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Edmonton outshot Colorado. This is what happens when your d and goaltending suck.
Most of the Oilers shots were weak and from the outside. Dubnyk and the D are not good but they have no one back checking and their passing is unreal bad. Colorado is walking in at will.

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02-16-2013, 10:00 PM
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Most of the Oilers shots were weak and from the outside. Dubnyk and the D are not good but they have no one back checking and their passing is unreal bad. Colorado is walking in at will.
True, but they still have no real goaltending and defence.

Not sure why Oilers fans love Schultz. He's great offensively, but he's terrible defensively.

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02-16-2013, 10:15 PM
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True, but they still have no real goaltending and defence.

Not sure why Oilers fans love Schultz. He's great offensively, but he's terrible defensively.
Well, considering how they didn't even have to give up a draft pick for him, he's a steal.

Until that team gets more half decent defenders they aren't going anywhere though.

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02-16-2013, 10:23 PM
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True, but they still have no real goaltending and defence.

Not sure why Oilers fans love Schultz. He's great offensively, but he's terrible defensively.
Ya like the other guy said, "free" is a hell of a price for a guy who will run your PP and set up incredible transitions.

His game will probably round out eventually but it wont playing with scrubs. Outside of Smid and Whitney who will he learn from?

That entire management needs to be fired. From top to bottom they all need to go.

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02-16-2013, 10:36 PM
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Wow, what a goal by Hemsky to make it 4-3. From Smyth. It's 2006 all over again.

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02-16-2013, 10:38 PM
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I just don't understand how an NHL GM can think he will have success by building his team ONLY with high picks. I mean, teams that tanked properly still made trades after getting high end young players. After 3 straight number 1 pick, the Oilers still haven't made any move to improve their very, very bad defense.

Tambellini has to be the most useless GM in the whole league. Waiting for the young guys to improve without surrounding them with, at the very least, a little bit of experience and leadership is the best way to rebuild forever.

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02-16-2013, 11:01 PM
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Wow, what a goal by Hemsky to make it 4-3. From Smyth. It's 2006 all over again.
Happy for him, he has been solid since the start, I hope for him he can stay healthy

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02-16-2013, 11:47 PM
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What a comeback by Edmonton. 56 shots on goal.

Colorado is in a sad state... when you have Palushaj on your PP...

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02-17-2013, 12:11 AM
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Pouliot is an excellnet 3rd liner at 1 million a year.
Pouliot when on his game is a gamebreaker. He can do it all...hit, fight, score... when he's motivated he is like Lecavalier. His backhand is incredible and he has this amazing reach.

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Duchene is awesome.

So disappointing watching the talented Oilers play 'hockey'. Fire Tambo already.

Duchene to McGinn makes it 3-0! The messiah Schultz screws up.

Duchene took until year 4 to become a star. Good proof that you need to be patient.
I thought Duchene was a star as a rookie, and he followed it up with an even better sophomore year. He did struggle last season, but the entire team did.

Always liked him. His speed and game intelligence are ridiculous.

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02-17-2013, 12:46 AM
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Duchene is nice, but I still can't believe people thought he was better than Tavares at one point. Still, he's much better than what he was last year.

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Pouliot when on his game is a gamebreaker. He can do it all...hit, fight, score... when he's motivated he is like Lecavalier. His backhand is incredible and he has this amazing reach.
Like Kostitsyn, like even Bourque to an extent, none of them have the mentality to play that way regularly. You'd think having skill and physical ability, but for some of these guys, that's just not enough. These guys are good to have around for depth though, since they are affordable and at times make it harder to defend against you.

But at this point we have all seen enough of Pouliot to know what he will never be, and that's more than a depth scorer. He annoyed me, but I don't know why we let him go for free.

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02-17-2013, 12:48 AM
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Looking at the leafs schedule for next week

Monday vs Florida
Tuesday vs Tampa
Thursday vs Buffalo ( at home )
Saturday vs Ottawa
Monday vs Philadelphia

Unless they choke I think they will top the division.

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02-17-2013, 02:13 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks have 23 points in 14 games.

They beat the Chicago Blackhawks the other day, and their team +/- is +13. They've done this well in spite of the fact that 9 of their 14 games played thus far have been on the road.

I wonder if they're for real. I would be ecstatic to see them win the cup this year, would be something special to see Saku Koivu lift the Stanley Cup over his head. He's been unreal with 14 points in 14 games (and a great +12), that said his 4 goals are partly due to an unsustainable .286 shooting percentage.

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Duchene is nice, but I still can't believe people thought he was better than Tavares at one point. Still, he's much better than what he was last year.
I remember that, people thought Tavares might be lazy because his point totals did not increase during his OHL career. A lot of people debated the relative ranking of Tavares-Hedman-Duchene.

Right now I'd take Evander Kane (drafted 4th) and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (drafted 6th) over Duchene.

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02-17-2013, 03:45 AM
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The five most desirable forwards for a team to have imo, in no particular order:

Sidney Crosby
Evgeni Malkin
Steven Stamkos
John Tavares
Jonathan Toews

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