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09-09-2013, 11:24 AM
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Lol pretty arrogant statement . You're trying portray yourself as some scout expert , Does not surprise me though how many hats you wear claiming to be a expert from city planning to arena construction to scouting cfl as well as all Nhl players , and what is truly impressive is you aced all these professions while spending 18 hrs a day on the net arguing with anyone who will take your bait.
Its how I watch the game. You can take it as arrogant if you want. I often iso on players, I often PVR games, I often watch segments multiples times. I'm not really arrogant at all and anybody that met me would be the last thing they would have to say. Online things can come across differently.
I am obviously obsessive and won't deny that. Thats a tendency thats hard to get rid of.

I understand hockey quite well, most people here do. I'll be the first person to say that as far as football I'm not able to break down the game like a lot of people can. I'm certainly capable of getting the wrong assessment in a football game and getting corrected and informed. Which happens in that thread. Because I'm not an NFL fan I just spend less time analyzing football compared to a lot of people here. As far as hockey though theres some hockey coaches around here on the board and I'll defer to them everytime obviously on hockey.


I'm online a lot because a lot of my job has me at my computer. So its quite convenient and I'm always multitasking. Not sure how you think I haven't accomplished anything in life but thanks anyway.

As far as arrogance what kind of comments have you made to me and assumed about me?

Have I done that?


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09-09-2013, 11:28 AM
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boo... minus the foot speed he wouldve been ideal for 4th line
Meh, he is a much slower Eric Belanger... That said I wouldn't mind some guys like that on tryouts to compete for the 4th line center spot.

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09-09-2013, 11:30 AM
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Meh, he is a much slower Eric Belanger... That said I wouldn't mind some guys like that on tryouts to compete for the 4th line center spot.
If Belanger wasn't such a Pitkanen he'd probably still be here. It's not that he was horrid at the 4th line center position.

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09-09-2013, 11:33 AM
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Meh, he is a much slower Eric Belanger... That said I wouldn't mind some guys like that on tryouts to compete for the 4th line center spot.
hmmm only if Belanger was 5 yrs younger and was a 6'5" 222lbs C averaging 100-170 hits per season

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09-09-2013, 11:36 AM
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boo... minus the foot speed he wouldve been ideal for 4th line
Meh, he is a much slower Eric Belanger... That said I wouldn't mind some guys like that on tryouts to compete for the 4th line center spot.

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09-09-2013, 11:40 AM
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Meh, he is a much slower Eric Belanger... That said I wouldn't mind some guys like that on tryouts to compete for the 4th line center spot.
umm okay now that you put it this way... I will agree with you

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09-09-2013, 11:43 AM
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hmmm only if Belanger was 5 yrs younger and was a 6'5" 222lbs C averaging 100-170 hits per season
And somehow less effective in every other aspect of the game.

He's not an NHL player, he's two numbers on a stat sheet. Even if he plays well enough to camp to get a contract out of the Wild, I'd bet cash he's an AHL player by November 15th.

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09-09-2013, 12:17 PM
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It doesn't sound like any NHL veteran will be coming to Edmonton on a PTO. That could change by Wednesday, as players get desperate, but as of today it doesn't sound like one will be coming to training camp.
Gregor article from Oilers Nation.

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09-09-2013, 12:18 PM
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09-09-2013, 12:37 PM
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With RNH out I'd really prefer they bring in a veteran centre to play somewhere down the middle, whether it's the fourth line or the second. Obviously Gagner is going to be playing the most minutes, but after that it's Gordon and then that fourth-line blank, which might be filled by Lander but who knows. That still leaves an empty spot on the actual fourth line for as much as the first month, unless Taylor Hall works out as a centre. If he doesn't, are the Oilers just screwed? Do they just bite the bullet and pray for RNH's return? What if Gordon or Gagner gets hurt two weeks in? Then what?

This team really needs some veteran depth at that position, and there still is some out there. I bet there are players that would accept tryouts. Costs nothing, and it's not like there are a bunch of Oilers centres chomping at the bit they would be taking time away from at camp.

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09-09-2013, 01:01 PM
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So, um, we're not even an option for players who are desperate for jobs? Jesus...

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09-09-2013, 01:44 PM
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I just read on Twitter that Cleary signed with the Flyers. Too bad.

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09-09-2013, 01:47 PM
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I just read on Twitter that Cleary signed with the Flyers. Too bad.
What an odd team, I'll never understand half the moves they make. They are tight to the cap, have atleast 9 forwards that are better than Cleary and have the worst goaltending tandem in the league.

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09-09-2013, 01:48 PM
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The Flyers are still trying to unload a defenceman to get under the cap, and they go out and sign a player. Awesome.

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09-09-2013, 01:57 PM
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Never mind they still don't have a proven goalie... Emery is a good pickup but he also played behind a stacked team in Chicago

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With RNH out I'd really prefer they bring in a veteran centre to play somewhere down the middle, whether it's the fourth line or the second. Obviously Gagner is going to be playing the most minutes, but after that it's Gordon and then that fourth-line blank, which might be filled by Lander but who knows. That still leaves an empty spot on the actual fourth line for as much as the first month, unless Taylor Hall works out as a centre. If he doesn't, are the Oilers just screwed? Do they just bite the bullet and pray for RNH's return? What if Gordon or Gagner gets hurt two weeks in? Then what?

This team really needs some veteran depth at that position, and there still is some out there. I bet there are players that would accept tryouts. Costs nothing, and it's not like there are a bunch of Oilers centres chomping at the bit they would be taking time away from at camp.
I think a waiver pickup is coming up, there really isnt anyone worth inviting or signing.

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09-09-2013, 02:01 PM
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I think a waiver pickup is coming up, there really isnt anyone worth inviting or signing.
Agreed. We'll see a team up against the cap wanting to make room for a younger player for sure.....or is that us at every position but centre?

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09-09-2013, 02:32 PM
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If Cleary does sign with the Flyers then MacT needs to bug Holmgren about Coburn again.

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09-09-2013, 02:33 PM
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What an odd team, I'll never understand half the moves they make. They are tight to the cap, have atleast 9 forwards that are better than Cleary and have the worst goaltending tandem in the league.
Depth pick up who they probably have slated for the 4th line, don't see the issue. Pronger to LTIR clears their cap problem and I doubt Cleary is making that much. Can it really be much more than a mil?

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09-09-2013, 02:34 PM
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I think a waiver pickup is coming up, there really isnt anyone worth inviting or signing.
Macintyre, Steve is my bet for waiver pickup.

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Nothing done yet for Dan Cleary.

Something might be in the works but is not done just yet. If Philli does sign him you have to think MacT goes knocking on their door about Coburn again.

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If Cleary does sign with the Flyers then MacT needs to bug Holmgren about Coburn again.
Wasn't there a rumor about Holmgren hoping someone phones looking for a d-man?

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Oilers don't have room for Coburns cap hit now either.

If Philly wants to move cap hit out, they can't take cap hit back. Coburn is not happening.

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Dan Cleary is still talking with Det, but told Philly is among the teams interested in a 3 year deal.

Okay this I don't get.

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What is wrong with the Flyers? Cleary has had little interest this summer and yet, the Flyers are willing to give him a 3-year deal.

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