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08-01-2013, 10:51 PM
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Hmm post count 28?

Happenstance or humourous irony?

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08-01-2013, 11:53 PM
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From pretty much everything I've read and heard, most hockey 'people' who followed the Marlies last year feel that Will Acton is ready (some say 'more than ready') to fill in the place of a 4th line centre in the NHL.
Seeing as we have the Marlies coach last year, he might feel the same way. So, say if 'the Nuge' has to miss a bit of time, I think we'll see:

Hall - Gagner - Eberle
Perron - Lander - Yakupov
Jones - Gordon - Hemsky
Eager - Acton - Joensuu
Smyth

Dear lord, we need another centreman...

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08-01-2013, 11:58 PM
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I hope youre right about Acton but theres no way he will beat out Smytty.

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08-02-2013, 12:10 AM
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I hope youre right about Acton but theres no way he will beat out Smytty.
Ralph Krueger isn't coaching anymore so Smyth is a left winger again.

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08-02-2013, 06:39 AM
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I'm shocked Smithson's name is being thrown out there at this point. Wasn't he a completely useless non-factor? I can't remember anyone saying a positive thing about him.

Also incase some of you missed it, Stauffer hinted today that Hall could be put into a center position and Hemsky into the top 6 for the first week(s) of the season until Nuge is back.

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08-02-2013, 08:52 AM
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The Perfect Human is quite conscientious and perhaps he's cognizant of the fact that Yakupov may be facing a sophomore slump this coming season. Perhaps 8 minutes is just right?
Seems like a guy that excels when given playing time, playing him with such poor players will sure make that sophomore slump happen.

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08-02-2013, 08:54 AM
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Ralph Krueger isn't coaching anymore so Smyth is a left winger again.
Who the hell knows seems like MacT has brought that up a few times now.

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08-02-2013, 09:04 AM
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If my memory serves me correctly (Which, admittedly is not very good these days), Arcobello has be the worst hockey player that I have ever seen touch the NHL ice (and I've seen Cory Cross, Bryan Muir, Jason Doig, and Jason Bonsignore).

Every single time he was passed the puck, the play died because he either couldn't reach it or he couldnt control it. He is too small, too unskilled, and likely doesn't touch the NHL ice had he signed with any other team other than the Oilers.

There's lots of ways to be an Arcobello apologist. I just want to make one thing clear: If MacT thinks that Arco is a good option for the Edmonton Oilers this year, we're in a world of hurt. I didn't really like Vande Velde, but at least that guy showed he could hold his own physically in the NHL.
there are lots of ways to be an Arcobello apologist. but I'm more wondering how you can be such a hater in regards to a player who has played only ONE NHL game.

other than that game, have you ever seen the guy play at any level? I won't throw him under the bus until he gets a bit more time. let's see what he looks like in training camp and preseason, at the very least.
I'm not saying he's the solution, but your hyperbole about his lack of skills is also quite bad.

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08-02-2013, 09:17 AM
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If Arcobello plays any significant time with the oilers next year we will all be watching the draft lottery with interest after the season.

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08-02-2013, 09:27 AM
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I'm shocked Smithson's name is being thrown out there at this point. Wasn't he a completely useless non-factor? I can't remember anyone saying a positive thing about him.

Also incase some of you missed it, Stauffer hinted today that Hall could be put into a center position and Hemsky into the top 6 for the first week(s) of the season until Nuge is back.
That's because people expect way too much out of their 4th line center

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08-02-2013, 09:29 AM
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Have to...................???

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If Arcobello plays any significant time with the oilers next year we will all be watching the draft lottery with interest after the season.
Have to agree..........only watched Arcobello in that one NHL game but he looked small and slow...........and that is a deadly combination for non NHL'ers.

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08-02-2013, 10:25 AM
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Ill base my opinion on his AHL year which he was near the top in league scoring and put up tremendous numbers in the post season.

But if RNH is injured and he has a great TC I'd be comfortable with him as a stop gap top 6 C for the 2 weeks.

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08-02-2013, 10:53 AM
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I'm shocked Smithson's name is being thrown out there at this point. Wasn't he a completely useless non-factor? I can't remember anyone saying a positive thing about him.

Also incase some of you missed it, Stauffer hinted today that Hall could be put into a center position and Hemsky into the top 6 for the first week(s) of the season until Nuge is back.
This is what I would do. Just tell him that you know he's more comfortable at LW, but for the sake of the team, he's gonna have to fill in at center for 10 games. I'm sure Hall would be all over that, despite what he's said about wanting an offseason to work on playing center. We saw the Hawks use Kane at center for a bit last season, I'm sure Hall can do it.

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08-02-2013, 07:03 PM
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Who care what numbers he puts up in the AHL. Plenty of grinders and small forwards score loads... Anybody remember Alexandre Giruoux? Arco doesn't have NHL speed and he's a tad undersized/weak. I thought Ryan Keller was a better player but the Oil let him go. If Arco plays regularly in Edmonton, we're definitely drafting top 5.

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08-06-2013, 03:11 AM
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Who care what numbers he puts up in the AHL. Plenty of grinders and small forwards score loads... Anybody remember Alexandre Giruoux? Arco doesn't have NHL speed and he's a tad undersized/weak. I thought Ryan Keller was a better player but the Oil let him go. If Arco plays regularly in Edmonton, we're definitely drafting top 5.
He has NHL speed.

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08-06-2013, 08:42 AM
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Had some injuries in NHL13, kid was an unreal fill in.

Then again, Josh Green and Linus Omark are lighting it up on my 3rd line with Ben Eager

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08-06-2013, 10:30 AM
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The only number he has on his statline that rivals regular people on HF is that he has played an NHL game and blocked 2 shots.

And had a giveaway.

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08-06-2013, 04:42 PM
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The one game...............???

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Yeah the one game he played in the NHL he was the worst player in the history of the game!

He shall never see NHL ice again!
I have to concur..................Mark looked small and slow.........and that is a combination you cannot have and be successful in the NHL..........!

The only excuse he might have is that it was his first game.........???

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If my memory serves me correctly (Which, admittedly is not very good these days), Arcobello has be the worst hockey player that I have ever seen touch the NHL ice (and I've seen Cory Cross, Bryan Muir, Jason Doig, and Jason Bonsignore).
It was his first ever NHL game. It doesn't mean much.

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08-06-2013, 06:29 PM
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It was his first ever NHL game. It doesn't mean much.
Agreed. Give the guy a shot at camp. He certainly deserves it

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08-06-2013, 06:37 PM
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I agree with the people saying Arcobello looked short and slow...BUT.....there is a key point, a subtle nuance if you will, that Arcobello looked nervous as well. Seeing as it was his first ever game in the NHL, I can see that happening.

I'd also like to concur with the idea that he should be given a good look at training camp. We might have a couple of pleasant surprises this year.

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08-06-2013, 07:37 PM
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I prefer the option of going
Hall Gagner Yakupov
Hemsky Perron Eberle

-Hemsky has the talent to be a top 6 guy, now if there's another injury to the top 6... I'd prefer to see Arco there then anyone else (well I wouldn't mind Rajala getting a shot either)

I'd take
Hall Gagner Yakupov
Perron Arco Eberle
or
Hall Gagner Yakupov
Rajala Perron Eberle

over

Hall Gagner Yakupov
Jones Perron Eberle

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08-06-2013, 08:16 PM
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These expectations of him are insane. Are we deluded Leaf fans all of the sudden? I bet Arco will be playing in Europe the season after.

Guys like Nyquivst dominate when they step onto AHL ice... Not Arcobello. Heck, Dawes was a monster in the AHL playoffs a few years ago and still cant find a NHL gig. Keller and Potulny did pretty well too and both can't either.

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08-07-2013, 07:56 AM
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These expectations of him are insane. Are we deluded Leaf fans all of the sudden? I bet Arco will be playing in Europe the season after.

Guys like Nyquivst dominate when they step onto AHL ice... Not Arcobello. Heck, Dawes was a monster in the AHL playoffs a few years ago and still cant find a NHL gig. Keller and Potulny did pretty well too and both can't either.
I don't really see a lot of expectations on him.

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