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03-07-2013, 04:24 PM
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you need to try for them all though, maybe you only get a one but you need to talk to all of them imo.

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We're also tight for contract space. I think we're at 49 right now.

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03-07-2013, 04:57 PM
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We're also tight for contract space. I think we're at 49 right now.
I don't think any count anyways, not til next year. Could be wrong though.

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03-07-2013, 05:02 PM
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Who from our drafted guys needs to be signed?
For NCAA guys, just Bigos. Still another year for Kellen/Connor Jones, if they sign one/them.

Of the 2011 guys, Perhonen, Ewanyk, Rieder, Gernat and Tuohimaa need to be signed before July.

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03-07-2013, 05:03 PM
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if you can get even 2 of them to sign then you look at stockton and okc and snip whoever fits that same profile that isnt developing at a expected rate.

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03-07-2013, 05:05 PM
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For NCAA guys, just Bigos. Still another year for Kellen/Connor Jones, if they sign one/them.

Of the 2011 guys, Perhonen, Ewanyk, Rieder, Gernat and Tuohimaa need to be signed before July.
Knowing these guys need to be signed, I bet Oilers will shed away useless contracts. I believe Reider, Gernat, Ewanyk and 1 of the 2 Finns will be signed and I hope Bigos too.

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03-07-2013, 05:07 PM
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Shwartz would be a good fit as a third-line centre, I think.

He just seems to be a good all-around guy.

Of course, getting some size would not be bad either. A large winger would be nice to have.

Not sure if we can hook the 6"8 Dman.

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03-07-2013, 05:52 PM
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Of our 49 current contracts, I can see the following getting released or not renewed:
  • Andy Sutton
  • Theo Peckham
  • Yann Danis
  • Darcy Hordichuk
  • Tanner House
  • Philippe Cornet
  • Antti Tyrvainen
  • Alex Plante

Petrell is an outside shot to return to Finland as well if we have enough people bump him off the roster (e.g. Hartikainen & Paajarvi when waiver ineligible).

If we lose eight contracts, we can sign all 2011 draft picks and Bigos while having three contracts to spare before max.

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03-07-2013, 06:33 PM
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For NCAA guys, just Bigos. Still another year for Kellen/Connor Jones, if they sign one/them.

Of the 2011 guys, Perhonen, Ewanyk, Rieder, Gernat and Tuohimaa need to be signed before July.
I'd love to see if he could play, maybe even try to turn him into a forward.

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03-07-2013, 07:19 PM
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im starting to think that college is the way to pluck out your pluggers. since the undrafted players can be 20-23 you can have a pretty good idea where they cap as far as size and strength go.
Completely agree.

Highly ranked college d-men usually become good NHLers too, whereas its a crap shoot with the junior ones.

And college players are usually very intelligentNHLers. Don't know if it has to do with the education, but I'd imagne that balancing a rigorous academic, travel, and hockey-related scgedule helps mature and mentally prepare them better.

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03-07-2013, 07:20 PM
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For NCAA guys, just Bigos. Still another year for Kellen/Connor Jones, if they sign one/them.

Of the 2011 guys, Perhonen, Ewanyk, Rieder, Gernat and Tuohimaa need to be signed before July.
I thought with the new cba that people you draft out of Europe you have 4 years to sign them?

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03-07-2013, 07:29 PM
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I thought with the new cba that people you draft out of Europe you have 4 years to sign them?
I think that only applies to those who are drafted under the new CBA, but I could be wrong.

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03-07-2013, 07:38 PM
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There seems to be a few big bodies on that list that we whuld go after.

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Here is another article with the top NCAA ufa

http://www.westerncollegehockeyblog....-the-ccha-wcha

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03-07-2013, 08:08 PM
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I think that only applies to those who are drafted under the new CBA, but I could be wrong.
DeKeyser
Schmidt
Taker
Epp

Look like some dmen we could use

Hayes would be a big bodied forward that could be added

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03-07-2013, 09:09 PM
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I think he was at one of the Oilers camps.
Yeah, he was at the Oilers summer prospect camp this past summer.

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03-07-2013, 11:49 PM
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I thought with the new cba that people you draft out of Europe you have 4 years to sign them?
Gernat doesn't count because he plays in the dub.

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Hartzell and Laganiere please.

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03-08-2013, 12:06 AM
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Whoa, Andrej Sust is HUGE! 6'8 Slovak? He'd fit right in with Marincin and Gernat.

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03-08-2013, 12:09 AM
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Whoa, Andrej Sust is HUGE! 6'8 Slovak? He'd fit right in with Marincin and Gernat.
His first name isn't Martin so no dice, sorry.

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03-08-2013, 12:12 AM
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His first name isn't Martin so no dice, sorry.
And apparently he's Czech. And apparently I don't know my flags.



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03-08-2013, 10:51 AM
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Mike Krushelnyski's kid, Alex, is over a point per game with Colorado College.

He isn't too big(5'11'' 180lbs), but might be worth a flier.

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03-14-2013, 11:59 PM
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NCAA free agents

Anyone here if we are pursuing any of the top NCAA free agents now that their regular season is done? Danny DeKeyser is the obvious target and this year's proverbial sweep stakes, with most likely 30 teams making pitches. He would look great next to Schultz, and would solve some blue line issues going forward.

Andrej Sustr and Alex Krushelnyski also look like interesting prospects.

Anyone else have some first hand info on some of these prospects?

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03-15-2013, 10:37 AM
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I wonder if we will sign any of these college free agents bobby Mac is tweeting about. One guy is a 6'6 centre. Yes please or a Dman. Show us again you can sign top notch free agents Tambo or take a chance on someone.

@TSNBobMcKenzie: Based on my conversations with NHL clubs, consensus top 3 college free agents are: DeKeyser, D, WMU; Sustr, D, UNO; Laganiere, RW, Yale.

@TSNBobMcKenzie: Kellan Lain, a 6-foot-6 centre from Lake State, may be one of first college free agents to sign with NHL team, maybe within next 48 hours.

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03-16-2013, 03:55 PM
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Kellan lain signed with Van. Hope we don't have to play against him in the future. You guys think Tambo will sign anyone?

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