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10-02-2013, 12:12 PM
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Eager waived

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#Oilers put Ben Eager on waivers...

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That Gazdic tho



Obviously they think Gazdic is a better option. I kinda feel bad for Eager.

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Ben Eager is better than Smyth.

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Ben Eager is better than Smyth.
Agreed.

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That Gazdic tho



Obviously they think Gazdic is a better option. I kinda feel bad for Eager.
I don't.

He has no problem going to jail defending his brother from insults in a bar but when it comes to defending his teammates he is nowhere to be found.

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If Parros is gonna be out for a while I could see Montreal trying to claim him.

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Ben Eager is better than Smyth.
Don't tell Eakins or MacT that.

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Ben Eager is better than Smyth.
This. I don't know how Smyth doesn't go to management and tell them he is retiring after that game. Here's to hoping he gets put in the PB for quite a while.

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someone must be ready to return... we have no extra forwards or Dmen now..

Grebs, Gagner, RNH, SMack are injured and the rest are sent down.

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This. I don't know how Smyth doesn't go to management and tell them he is retiring after that game. Here's to hoping he gets put in the PB for quite a while.
That was one of the worst games I've seen from Smyth.

Eakins thought it was only average.

Smyth is going to have to do a heck of a lot worse to see the PB.

Sorry for the OT.

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#Oilers put Ben Eager on waivers...
bummer. after the playoffs he had last year in the AHL, I hoped he'd bounce back.

hope someone picks him up as it would be nice to get rid of a contract.

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If Parros is gonna be out for a while I could see Montreal trying to claim him.
Could be the reason they waived him today and not a day ago or a few days ago. Just trying to get that contract spot back?

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Well this is interesting, I wonder if someone is coming back (Nuge?) or if they're making some other kind of move.

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Eakins hinted he doesn't need many extra players around. With Eager on waivers I wonder if Oilers only keep 21, or recall someone?

Maybe Pitlick

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I thought Eager actually had some fire in the pre season. This is mismanagement, IMO. A couple times I saw him break up plays with his stick and seemed to be skating well enough...

The guy must have a bad attitude? Or Smyth is just a veteran in the sense that he knows how to get minutes from a coach.

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10-02-2013, 12:23 PM
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I rather see Eager in the lineup instead of Smyth. Smyth's easily the worst oiler right now.

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Eakins hinted he doesn't need many extra players around. With Eager on waivers I wonder if Oilers only keep 21, or recall someone?

Maybe Pitlick
It makes sense to have players playing in OKC rather than sitting in the PB since there is no recall waivers.

I think the Oilers look at as a win-win situation. If he clears, he can work on his game down in OKC and come back up with no risk of loosing him. If he gets claimed, they open up a contract spot, which can be pretty valuable if a multi player trade comes up.

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I rather see Eager in the lineup instead of Smyth. Smyth's easily the worst oiler right now.
Devan Dubnyk disputes that.

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I suppose theres the idea that Eager wanted to be in OKC. He had a good run under Nelson and probably didnt want to sit another game...if that was in the cards.

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It makes sense to have players playing in OKC rather than sitting in the PB since there is no recall waivers.

I think the Oilers look at as a win-win situation. If he clears, he can work on his game down in OKC and come back up with no risk of loosing him. If he gets claimed, they open up a contract spot, which can be pretty valuable if a multi player trade comes up.
Was thinking that would be nice.

Wonder if anyone is looking for an Eager type

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It makes sense to have players playing in OKC rather than sitting in the PB since there is no recall waivers.

I think the Oilers look at as a win-win situation. If he clears, he can work on his game down in OKC and come back up with no risk of loosing him. If he gets claimed, they open up a contract spot, which can be pretty valuable if a multi player trade comes up.
I don't exactly agree with not having guys in the PB. We have had issues before with getting guys in from OKC in the past. Given our climate anyone can get sick at any moment, why not carry an extra player just in case? Granted right now it doesn't matter as we don't play until Saturday, but going forward we should have a backup plan.

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Devan Dubnyk disputes that.
I'll make it a little more better of forwards ; not goaltending lol.

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I don't.

He has no problem going to jail defending his brother from insults in a bar but when it comes to defending his teammates he is nowhere to be found.
classy

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Eager is better then no one

Don't be ridiculous

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Don't like this at all. At this point anyone who can skate, hit, not give the puck away every time they touch it and not take stupid penalties should be playing in smyths spot. So that would include Eager, Pitlick, Hamilton, hell even jones would be a better option and I'm not a fan of his play of late.

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