For what it's worth Dan Tencer said we are looking for a guy in the mold of Rosehill or Peluso.
Based off of this my 100% total-shot-in-the-dark guesses are Jamie Devane (Huge guy, played for Eakins with the Marlies last year) or Brandon Mashinter (fits the mold of a big guy who can play, absolutely dominated Oilers prospects in the 2010 Young Stars tourney when he was with San Jose).
Dan O'Toole: "So if I have this right, only acceptable goal celebration in NHL is to put hands at your sides and then feel shame."
Heavyweight enforcers are pretty much useless unless they can actually play. The Oilers could use a 4th line enforcer type but really need someone in their top 6 or top 9 who can protect the young guys. I'm surprised that Hemsky hasn't been moved or bought out and such a player acquired.
I'm sure Nonis would listen to offers but than who else would they bring in as the 13th forward?
Keep in mind that player has to be cheep as the team is short on cap space and shouldn't be a prospect because sitting in the press box wont be good for their development.
I think if Eager has a great camp, this conversation ends.
I kinda agree, originally it was made to sound like the guys wanted a Macintyre but then Tencer describes guys that really aren't any better than Eager. Eager finished strong and has lost weight, might be a good surprise in camp.
One poster earlier said it best. The PP is the best way to deter guys from taking runs at our players. With another year of growth guys like Hall get bigger stronger faster and harder to hit/knock off the puck.
That being said I really miss the days of guys like Semenko and Dave Brown. I wouldn't mind a big guy who is an absolute terror, someone who's only purpose and pleasure in life is leaving guys disfigured and laying on the ice. I'm talking about a real psychopath, a guy that makes the big guys and enforcers on the other teams say please don't make me go fight that guy. I'm not saying this guy has to play every game but you put him in a line up when you play a team that likes to take runs at the young guys.
The Pacific isn't loaded with heavyweights by any means but look at the teams. The Kings are a pretty rowdy bunch. The Ducks have Beleskey, Souray, Allen, and Fistric who will throw (not to mention Getzlaf and Perry who throw their weight around), the Stars got a few guys. Not too concerned about the Canucks and Flames but still there is a decent amount of toughness in the Pacific.