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02-08-2013, 08:14 AM
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Can Cheechoo get back to form with the Oilers

Now a Baron, do you think he could get his scoring touch back with the Oilers? He was once the top goal scorer in the NHL. Of course that was with big Joe feeding him.

Imagine a power line of **** (Hall?) Lander and Cheechoo. Try stopping that freight train.

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Now a Baron, do you think he could get his scoring touch back with the Oilers? He was once the top goal scorer in the NHL. Of course that was with big Joe feeding him.

Imagine a power line of **** (Hall?) Lander and Cheechoo. Try stopping that freight train.

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What was wrong with the other Cheechoo thread?

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What was wrong with the other Cheechoo thread?
Searched couldn't find one ant least not a recent oiler Cheechoo thread. Point me the way.

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Simple answer is no.

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Searched couldn't find one ant least not a recent oiler Cheechoo thread. Point me the way.
I'll sum it up for you: Cheechoo is done as an NHLer.

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Cheechoo's knee injury has severely limited his ability to skate. He's a good depth option in the AHL, but nothing more.

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Lander and Cheechoo........

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I wouldn't say he won't ever play in the NHL again, because that's just silly. He's totally capable, there are worse players than him playing in the NHL right now. However, his knee is limiting him from being the player he once was and his season in Ottawa where he put up 14 points in 61 games makes it hard for teams to be sold on bringing him back. He would need to light up a season in the AHL (which he's come close to) in order to stand a chance at a return.


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Why not ?

Give him a few games and see how he does. With all the injuries it may happen.

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I wouldn't say he won't ever play in the NHL again, because that's just silly. He's totally capable, there are worse players than him playing in the NHL right now. However, his knee is limiting him from being the player he once was and his season in Ottawa where he put up 14 points in 61 games makes it hard for teams to be sold on bringing him back. He would need to light up a season in the AHL (which he's come close to) in order to stand a chance at a return.
Sure, but in what role? He can't score anymore. So what good is he?

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I would love to see him in an Oiler jersey, he deserves a chance.

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I'm very intrigued to see what Cheechoo can do in the AHL over the weekend.

We've seen what NHL calibre players can do in the AHL in the same season, so we have a great comparison tool. He had 5 pts in his last game, so I'm interested in seeing if he can continue some part of that hot pace.

If he can score close to a ppg, I think we should sign him...Hall and Eberle destroyed that, but we have RNH who played at the ppg level, and then bottom sixers like Paajarvi and Hartikainen that were well below that ppg level.

What's most beneficial to our club is that Cheechoo was a very physical player some years in San Jose...so he would add a much needed and different look to our scoring lines. If he can't bring the physical game, I don't see a huge need for the guy as realistically he's probably not better offensively than any of our top six wingers at this stage of the game.

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Cheechoo is on an AHL contract...can't come up to the Oilers

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I doubt he'll see much of the NHL again. But I'm glad we have him in the AHL, just in case. If injuries were to strike on the right side, I think he'd be able to contribute more than the other kids we have down there. He's not the player he was, but he has NHL experience. Scoring experience. So that's always handy to have.

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Probably not.

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Good place to give these longshots a chance is in OKC... not another Barker type tryout on the big club.

I hope Cheechoo does well.. you always hope guys who've had tough luck with injuries can make a comeback and work their way up again.

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02-08-2013, 10:58 AM
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with his injury history, it sounds like he would be a version of Whitney except at forward.

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Good place to give these longshots a chance is in OKC... not another Barker type tryout on the big club.

I hope Cheechoo does well.. you always hope guys who've had tough luck with injuries can make a comeback and work their way up again.
Agree on Barker. Big time.

Also worth noting...the Bentley Generals had a few conversations with Cheechoo this winter. His injury was thought to be pretty much the end of pro hockey for him & he was seriously considering playing SR hockey this year with Bentley.

Maybe there has been some unexpected improvements in his health lately? Idunno.

I just wouldn't be rushing out to get him on an NHL contract quite yet.

I think its best to wait and see how he holds up to another 4-6 weeks of playing full time.

Its not like were screamining for wingers here right now.

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Cheechoo is on an AHL contract...can't come up to the Oilers
Pretty much this. He has no potential to be a #13 or #14 guy, so I doubt they waste the contract on him.

I like what he has done in OKC, but there is a reason that a guy that has 110 games in his last 130 AHL games hasn't been given a shot in the NHL since 09-10.

Maybe at the end of the year if we are out of the playoff picture and have injuries they reward him with a NHL contract for a few games, but I have serious doubts.

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If the injuries get much(much) worse, then maybe they'll sign him for one game.

That seems really unlikely though.

Hell, more likely to do an emergency call up of Rieder or something.

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If he rips up the AHL, sure why not? If Nelson says he's playing at an NHL level, they should probably give him a shot.

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I don't think anyone is gonna be scared of a Hall-Lander-Cheechoo line. I have no idea where you get freight train from. lol.

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Maybe as a 4-th liner. He does have some size 6-1 ... 206lbs.

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The question that is most pertinent on this Oilers squad:
Can he win faceoffs?
Can he play centre?
Is he injury prone?

No, no, and yes. Wrong answers each spot.

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Maybe as a 4-th liner. He does have some size 6-1 ... 206lbs.
We only like small players

are you 18?
150 pounds?
6' or shorter?

Welcome to the Oilers

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