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2013 NHL Entry Draft Thread | "Don't Be A Moran, Draft Monahan"

View Poll Results: Who Would You Draft Of These Options?
Sean Monahan 141 52.61%
Elias Lindholm 26 9.70%
Valeri Nischushkin 34 12.69%
Darnell Nurse 45 16.79%
Rasmus Ristolainen 8 2.99%
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04-23-2013, 10:59 PM
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at what point does the tanking stop? 2015? 2016?
Are you talking about us or the Sabres?

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If only we could win the lottery.


Seth Jones looks like he could be a franchise defenseman.

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Tanking? They are a terrible team, period. This is the best we can expect from them.
I watch alot of your teams games and they have quit, they don't play hard at all. I would call that tanking. The best you can expect from your team is a 26th overall finish?

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Are you talking about us or the Sabres?
confused by this, care to elaborate?

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I watch alot of your teams games and they have quit, they don't play hard at all. I would call that tanking. The best you can expect from your team is a 26th overall finish?
That's how 98% of the roster usually plays.

It's why they're such a bad team.

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I watch alot of your teams games and they have quit, they don't play hard at all. I would call that tanking. The best you can expect from your team is a 26th overall finish?
Why does it bother you? Because the Sabres aren't going to get a better draft pick?
I've never understood why non-Oiler fans care so much about where the Oilers finish in the standings. I never cared one bit about the Pens, Hawks etc. when they were drafting high year after year.

It obviously sucks for Oiler fans to watch failure after failure. Might as well get another great prospect while we're at it, it's all we have to cheer for at this point.

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That's how 98% of the roster usually plays.

It's why they're such a bad team.
Taylor Hall works his ass off every shift, that guy cares and needs to be your captain. Seems like Yakupov does as well, not many else follow.

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Taylor Hall works his ass off every shift, that guy cares and needs to be your captain. Seems like Yakupov does as well, not many else follow.
Add Smid and that's the list of guys who look like they're consistently trying.

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at what point does the tanking stop? 2015? 2016?
your guess is as good as ours man... i was expecting a 20th-22nd overall pick, so shows what i know as it looks like we're gonna finish 26th-27th overall

i think we'd all like to think it stops next year, but the truth is that this is a very, very, very bad team... there is a pretty strong likelihood that we are drafting at least in the top-10 again next season... easily better than 50/50 that we draft in the single digits in 2014 (which is BEYOND pathetic)

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I get that, but we need some depth at defense. I honestly think it was a mistake taking Yakupov over Murray (just my opinion) because edmonton had enough skilled forwards.

And also, what can we trade for a young dman now? Besides Klefbom we dont have a lot of top end prospects, especially if we use our pick on Sean Monohan with the idea that hes in the lineup right away.
I can't believe people still think this. Murray is not a guy like Jones, he is not a franchise D-Man. He'll be a great #2 guy, but will never be that franchise guy. Yakupov on the other hand is a franchise winger. He'll be a huge part of this team for years to come.

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If only we could win the lottery.


Seth Jones looks like he could be a franchise defenseman.
If we won the lottery the HF trolling would be epic! Spontaneous combustion!

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04-23-2013, 11:21 PM
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at what point does the tanking stop? 2015? 2016?
Never, this management group knows no other way to get players. Can't draft beyond the top 10 , can't win a trade, can't sign a decent UFA, can't get a decent coach, can't stop the nepotism.

If you want a top 3 player from the draft, just screw the Oil in a trade .... It's that easy.

Funny, I think this team could take a step backwards next year.

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I can't believe people still think this. Murray is not a guy like Jones, he is not a franchise D-Man. He'll be a great #2 guy, but will never be that franchise guy. Yakupov on the other hand is a franchise winger. He'll be a huge part of this team for years to come.
no kidding, Yakupov was the best player in the draft. He will be an elite winger in the league.

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If only we could win the lottery.


Seth Jones looks like he could be a franchise defenseman.
If he's smart he'd hold out a year and go back into the draft .... Oh wait, then we'd just draft him first overall again!

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confused by this, care to elaborate?
Seems to me you're probably confused about a lot of things. For a fan of a team that's missed the playoffs 4 of the last 6 years, you shouldn't be throwing stones from your glass troll house. Plenty of reasons for the Oilers ineptitude, "tanking" isn't one of them. Oilers management hasn't been able to put the puzzle together because we simply don't have the pieces to solve it. EDM brass up until now has also shown an inability to identify what those pieces even are. Hopefully MacT can finally figure it out.

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Yakupov just doesn't fit the depth chart well

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I can't believe people still think this. Murray is not a guy like Jones, he is not a franchise D-Man. He'll be a great #2 guy, but will never be that franchise guy. Yakupov on the other hand is a franchise winger. He'll be a huge part of this team for years to come.
Yakupov hasn't played in the top 6 a whole lot this year. We DO NOT NEED ANYMORE HIGH END FORWARDS! We need defence. We had a chance to get an excellent dman in Murray but we went for talent over need. And look where we finished this year. Draft a dman!

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If we won the lottery the HF trolling would be epic! Spontaneous combustion!
Haters gonna Hate!



Oilers landing Jones would be stunning.

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Yakupov hasn't played in the top 6 a whole lot this year. We DO NOT NEED ANYMORE HIGH END FORWARDS! We need defence. We had a chance to get an excellent dman in Murray but we went for talent over need. And look where we finished this year. Draft a dman!
Sorry, always take the BPA. This group breaks that rule after the 10th pick and that's why our drafting sux.

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Taylor Hall works his ass off every shift, that guy cares and needs to be your captain. Seems like Yakupov does as well, not many else follow.
Great observation! Only concern about hall being captain is health

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Yakupov hasn't played in the top 6 a whole lot this year. We DO NOT NEED ANYMORE HIGH END FORWARDS! We need defence. We had a chance to get an excellent dman in Murray but we went for talent over need. And look where we finished this year. Draft a dman!
Well,if we do get the 1st overall pick this year,it's pretty much a guarantee that Jones will be an Oiler.

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Yakupov hasn't played in the top 6 a whole lot this year. We DO NOT NEED ANYMORE HIGH END FORWARDS! We need defence. We had a chance to get an excellent dman in Murray but we went for talent over need. And look where we finished this year. Draft a dman!
When you're picking where we've been picking, you draft BPA EVERYTIME. I can't believe people still debate this.

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Yakupov hasn't played in the top 6 a whole lot this year. We DO NOT NEED ANYMORE HIGH END FORWARDS! We need defence. We had a chance to get an excellent dman in Murray but we went for talent over need. And look where we finished this year. Draft a dman!
Sad thing is we do. If you take Yakupov away from the team, their second line this season consists of Paajarvi-Gagner-Hemsky. Do you really want to keep Hemsky in that role going forward?

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If we won the lottery the HF trolling would be epic! Spontaneous combustion!
I hope we finish 6th from the bottom and win the lottery, that would be the ultimate troll job. NHL wants to change the lottery formula, well suck slightly less and make it happen.

Whatever happens, I hope we get a top 5 pick, I worry if we slip to 6th or 7th, there might be a chance they go off the board and take Lazar.

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Yakupov hasn't played in the top 6 a whole lot this year. We DO NOT NEED ANYMORE HIGH END FORWARDS! We need defence. We had a chance to get an excellent dman in Murray but we went for talent over need. And look where we finished this year. Draft a dman!
This makes no sense at all.
You say that drafting Yakupov over Murray was a mistake then followed that up by saying, look where we finished this year. You are aware that Murray was injured the whole season, aren't you? So how would he have helped out this season?
Yakupov was the BPA by a wide margin, it was kind of a no brainer to take him and he has done nothing since being drafted to prove the Oilers wrong.
If anything, Galchenyuk should have been the 2nd choice and Murray a distant 3rd.

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If only we could win the lottery.


Seth Jones looks like he could be a franchise defenseman.
I mentioned this in the trades board too; send Yak to Florida (if they win the lottery). We need a potential franchise D more than another winger. They already have some key D pieces, so they might go for this. We can keep out pick for our #2 center.

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