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04-23-2013, 01:33 PM
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He'll lose his NCAA eligibility if he signs.
Yea, thats what I thought. Hmm I dunno maybe we end up dealing a couple of our young d men for roster help?

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04-23-2013, 01:47 PM
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Marincin, Klefbom, Davidson, Musil, Fedun, Gernat, Bigos, Morrison, Deck(?) + two to three more experenced defenceman (eg: Teubert, Stafford, Jones)


Well Stockton will be seeing a nice influx of talent on the blueline next year.
Will not be shocked to see the new GM move some of these guys.

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04-23-2013, 01:53 PM
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Oilers should really just write down all the names of their soft players and check off the half of them that are their least favorite. Trade those for equivalent value players who bring physicality, leadership and pride instead.

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He'll lose his NCAA eligibility if he signs.
Pretty sure he'd also lose his NCAA eligibility if he accepted any gifts/merchandise, including that much talked about Oilers hoody.

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04-23-2013, 03:15 PM
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Pretty sure he'd also lose his NCAA eligibility if he accepted any gifts/merchandise, including that much talked about Oilers hoody.
Yeah, the NCAA is really strict.

If the Oilers paid for his flight, that hoodie or even gave him a piece of gum, he could be suspended or lose his eligibility.

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04-23-2013, 03:19 PM
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Yeah, the NCAA is really strict.

If the Oilers paid for his flight, that hoodie or even gave him a piece of gum, he could be suspended or lose his eligibility.
I think it's already clear he isn't returning to College. No guarantee yet that we sign him but it would be nice to add another free asset.

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04-23-2013, 03:28 PM
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Dekeyser was highly touted for his defensive game though, not an offensive dynamo at all.

Morrison seems to bei in the Schultz mold with his offensive ability, but I think his is more of a power game than the cerebral skating one Schultz plays. Huge slapper - I mean an NHL-ready bomb of a clapper.

Check this out:


I have a feeling he was well-sheltered with Danny Dekeyser this season with WMU, and if he does sign he'll be someone that'll take 1-2 years of development. But never a bad thing for this team to invest in someone with a big slapshot.

No one on this team right now possesses anything close to as hard a shot as this guy. Not Petry, not Schultz - maybe Potter if accurate.
After watching that clip, maybe we should look in to signing that whole line...looked like an improvement over what we have

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04-23-2013, 04:05 PM
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I never realized how young Morrison is, he just turned 21 and only has one year of NCAA hockey under his belt.

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04-23-2013, 04:21 PM
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I never realized how young Morrison is, he just turned 21 and only has one year of NCAA hockey under his belt.
He's basically like signing a 2011 draft pick, so still lots of room for development.

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04-23-2013, 06:12 PM
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He has to be signed.

There's no way management is dumb enough to think seeing the Oilers play would actually make someone want to sign with them.
"Look how easy you make team! Like take candy from baby!"

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There's no way this guy is qualified for NHL play right now, not even on a pseudo-AHL team like ours. There's too many holes in his game from what I read.

http://www.mlive.com/broncos/index.s...enney_mor.html

Maybe he can be a Boychuk-like project, a guy who works his way up to the NHL ranks over 3-4 AHL seasons. He's got a lot of rounding out to do in terms of defensive play - but I feel he could be a physical guy once it happens.

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04-23-2013, 06:46 PM
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He's basically like signing a 2011 draft pick, so still lots of room for development.
That's an interesting angle, compared to other 2011 NCAA defensemen his boxcars looking pretty good. He'd be in the higher range of middle round picks like Dillon Simpson.

Moves like this make Smithson/Fistric trades easier to justify.

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04-23-2013, 06:48 PM
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There's no way this guy is qualified for NHL play right now, not even on a pseudo-AHL team like ours. There's too many holes in his game from what I read.

http://www.mlive.com/broncos/index.s...enney_mor.html

Maybe he can be a Boychuk-like project, a guy who works his way up to the NHL ranks over 3-4 AHL seasons. He's got a lot of rounding out to do in terms of defensive play - but I feel he could be a physical guy once it happens.
Again its worth noting his age this guy is younger then justin schultz so yeah he probably won't be on our blue line next season but maybe he will be in a couple seasons

That is if we sign him, so far no word on an official signing

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There's no way this guy is qualified for NHL play right now, not even on a pseudo-AHL team like ours. There's too many holes in his game from what I read.

http://www.mlive.com/broncos/index.s...enney_mor.html

Maybe he can be a Boychuk-like project, a guy who works his way up to the NHL ranks over 3-4 AHL seasons. He's got a lot of rounding out to do in terms of defensive play - but I feel he could be a physical guy once it happens.
Have to keep in mind that that article was written in December.

He could have developed over the course of the season.

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Still no word on this?

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Still no word on this?
I thought Mac T was in Russia so I guess it will happen when he is back.

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I thought Mac T was in Russia so I guess it will happen when he is back.
MacT is in russia? i didn't know that what is he doing there

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MacT is in russia? i didn't know that what is he doing there
Hiding from the media/fans ?

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kenny Morrison watched last night's oiler ducks game with oilers brass (lowe, mact) he was wearing an oilers hoodie according to Tencer.


@dantencer: Further to @Bob_Stauffer, Western Michigan 6'2 200lbs. D Kenny Morrison, he of the wicked slap shot, is here with Oilers brass tonight...
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I thought Mac T was in Russia so I guess it will happen when he is back.
Wait what..... something doesn't add up here.

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Wait what..... something doesn't add up here.
I'm wondering if the OP knows for certain that MacT was in attendance or he's just assuming MacT was there.

BTW, I was the one who said MacT was in Russia, repeating something Tencer said on his show last night. However, even in that post I was asking the question of "did I hear Dan right?" because I was somewhat distracted at the time and was not 100% sure I heard him correctly.

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MacT is in russia? i didn't know that what is he doing there
The u18s are going on in Sochi.


(I guess I should say I don't know if he's in Russia, but that's probably why if he is.)

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Wait what..... something doesn't add up here.
I'll fix it.

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The u18s are going on in Sochi.


(I guess I should say I don't know if he's in Russia, but that's probably why if he is.)
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I'm wondering if the OP knows for certain that MacT was in attendance or he's just assuming MacT was there.

BTW, I was the one who said MacT was in Russia, repeating something Tencer said on his show last night. However, even in that post I was asking the question of "did I hear Dan right?" because I was somewhat distracted at the time and was not 100% sure I heard him correctly.
No, i didn't know MacT was in Russia for the U18 tournament i assumed he was in attendance because the tweet said "brass" but if he's in Russia for the tournament (that ended today i believe) then i guess he was not there Monday night. so as someone mention maybe this gets announced when he gets back.

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The u18s are going on in Sochi.


(I guess I should say I don't know if he's in Russia, but that's probably why if he is.)
I'm quite sure I heard him correctly. A caller had made some goofy comment like Mact was listening to the show and Dan laughed and said, "He's not even here, he's in Russia." Nevertheless, I don't like to post any information here unless I'm 100% certain and if I'm not certain I make sure to note it in my post.

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I'll fix it.

No, i didn't know MacT was in Russia for the U18 tournament i assumed he was in attendance because the tweet said "brass" but if he's in Russia for the tournament (that ended today i believe) then i guess he was not there Monday night. so as someone mention maybe this gets announced when he gets back.
The preliminary round ended today.

The gold medal game is on the 28th.

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The preliminary round ended today.

The gold medal game is on the 28th.
oh, you are right. this could take awhile then, i may have jumped the gun with this thread.
I'm not paying enough attention these days

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