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04-11-2013, 02:52 PM
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How bad would we be if?

honest question, if we don't win the draft lottery last year.

Lets just say for the hell of it we draft Murray (he still gets hurt, I know, butterfly effect who knows), Shultz sings elsewhere.

I got to think we are dead last. kind of a sad thought.

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how would that be bad? we'd have jones locked up.

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I think Howson still picks Murray #1 honestly. With their history with Russians, don't think they'd be going anywhere near Yakupov.

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honest question, if we don't win the draft lottery last year.

Lets just say for the hell of it we draft Murray (he still gets hurt, I know, butterfly effect who knows), Shultz sings elsewhere.

I got to think we are dead last. kind of a sad thought.
Interesting. Imagine this, how bad would we be if this team didn't have Taylor Hall?

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honest question, if we don't win the draft lottery last year.

Lets just say for the hell of it we draft Murray (he still gets hurt, I know, butterfly effect who knows), Shultz sings elsewhere.

I got to think we are dead last. kind of a sad thought.
If we don't take Yakupov,it would pretty much be a guarantee that the Oilers would be drafting Seth Jones this year.

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And what if the world ended last December?
And what if Gretzky never was traded?
And what if we sucked a few years earlier and got Crosby?
And what if I married my last girlfriend?

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And what if the world ended last December?
And what if Gretzky never was traded?
And what if we sucked a few years earlier and got Crosby?
And what if I married my last girlfriend?
lol. what else is the point of a hockey forum other than to ask what ifs.

ps. you probably should have married your last girlfriend, you probably wouldn't be wasting your time on a hockey forum

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And what if the world ended last December?
And what if Gretzky never was traded?
And what if we sucked a few years earlier and got Crosby?
And what if I married my last girlfriend?
You forgot one very important what if:



What if Buffalo took the draft picks from Edmonton,and allowed Vanek to walk?

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And what if the world ended last December?
And what if Gretzky never was traded?
And what if we sucked a few years earlier and got Crosby?
And what if I married my last girlfriend?


So it's ok to imagine what a team would be like if it traded for a certain player; but according to you it's not ok to imagine what a team would be like without a certain player.

Interesting, perhaps you should post all the rules under an OilerNut sticky so we know not to offend you.

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lol. what else is the point of a hockey forum other than to ask what ifs.

ps. you probably should have married your last girlfriend, you probably wouldn't be wasting your time on a hockey forum
i dont have a girlfriend.




but if i did i'd still be wasting my time on a hockey forum at work

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You forgot one very important what if:



What if Buffalo took the draft picks from Edmonton,and allowed Vanek to walk?
Frightening. Hopefully that tactical error would of rid us of KLowe, so the team would actually be better because we might have a real hockey mind as a GM.

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Imagine if we tanked earlier and instead we had Kane, Stamkos, Tavares.



Oh wait.... in 3 years, that's what our top 3 will kinda look like.

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The big thing for me, what is really important with this question, is that if we are last again it means that this team aside from yaks and Shultz didn't improve. THat is really sad, I think it says something is really fundamentally wrong.

IT isn't to say well we would have won game 22 instead of lost. Ya, I don't care, just that it says the core of this team isn't getting better.......

Which is really sad.

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the core is getting better.


the support is getting worse.

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04-11-2013, 04:54 PM
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honest question, if we don't win the draft lottery last year.

Lets just say for the hell of it we draft Murray (he still gets hurt, I know, butterfly effect who knows), Shultz sings elsewhere.

I got to think we are dead last. kind of a sad thought.
we would be last in the league if there was an 82 game season too. people forget that we hit the january mark of a normal schedule. this team really sucks. I mean really sucks. This is a terrible joke of a franchise. Truely/

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Interesting. Imagine this, how bad would we be if this team didn't have Taylor Hall?
Not as bad as if we didn't have Taylor Hall. That isn't to say Hall>>>Yakupov he's just closer to his prime.

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how would that be bad? we'd have jones locked up.
It'd suck to not have Schultz, but my god would Murray-Jones be an unreal pairing

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I'm so glad we didn't draft Murray.

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It'd suck to not have Schultz, but my god would Murray-Jones be an unreal pairing

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Why would that be sarcasm?

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I'm so glad we didn't draft Murray.
And Murray is quite happy about it as well

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Everything I heard is that CBJ would of drafted Murray if they had the 1st over all. Just think how good we would be if RNH and Eberle scored like we all thought they would, what if between the two of them they scored an extra 12 goals or so, where would we be then.

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You forgot one very important what if:



What if Buffalo took the draft picks from Edmonton,and allowed Vanek to walk?
What if we got Perry for Comrie? What if we drafted Richards or Parise over Pouliot? What if we drafted Subban?

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04-12-2013, 01:54 AM
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What if we got Perry for Comrie? What if we drafted Richards or Parise over Pouliot? What if we drafted Subban?
What if every other team in the NHL had been smart and drafted Messier, Tikkanen, Kurri, Coffey and Fuhr when they had the chance?

What if Gretzky went in the draft?

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all the hypotheticals aside, how do we get better next year?

speak up arm-chair gm's

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