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03-24-2013, 12:04 PM
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So, basically, keep the same team that has us near the bottom of the league again except for Smyth and Belanger? Sure, those two are the reason the Oilers are losing... Yeah, that's a great plan..
Bruins beat writer saying the Oilers are scouting the B's pretty heavy last few games and then mentions Whitney.

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whitney for BBs first might cause the bruins fans to jump on a plane and lynch me here in the UK

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Why no Fistric contract talks? Dude better get signed.

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Everybody just assumes Smid wants to be here, but his agent is going to be in his ear telling him he can get 5 in the summer. If he's asking for too much, they just have to trade him.

After last night, I doubt the Oilers will be bringing in any Boyles or Clowes at the deadline, they might be out of it by then.

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03-24-2013, 01:35 PM
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NHL teams will be full-court press trying to sign Western Michigan's DeKeyser. EDM owner Daryl Katz has already phoned the UFA defenceman.

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NHL teams will be full-court press trying to sign Western Michigan's DeKeyser. EDM owner Daryl Katz has already phoned the UFA defenceman.
Just saw this too.

Definitely interesting.

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03-24-2013, 01:43 PM
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I fully expect us to trade Jones, Whitney, Smid, and try move Belanger.

People will scream about picks, but then what will happen is Tambellini will go into the draft with a ~# 5 pick (we're done son), and a late 1st, a couple 2nds, and a couple thirds.

They will make moves at the draft. Trade those picks and prospects for players now.

Just because we end up with picks and prospects doesn't mean we can't flip them as currency for players next year.
Agreed, say we end up dealing Hemsky, Smid, Whitney, Jones, and Belanger:

Hemsky likely = a 1st +
Smid = a 1st
Whitney = a 2nd
Jones = a 2nd/3rd
Belanger = anywhere from a 3rd-5th

So we go into the draft with our own 1st and 2nd, Anaheim's 2nd, 2 additional 1st's, one possibly two additional 2nd's, and 1 3rd-5th or possibly two is Jones can't fetch you a 2nd.

3-1st round picks
3 or 4-2nd round picks

That is a lot of picks that could be used to draft solid players as well as trade for solid players. If we can keep 3-4 of those picks and deal 2-3 for roster help we could come out with a revamped roster.

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Joe Haggerty (Bruins writer) says the Oilers have been scouting the Bruins quite a bit the last few games and speculates about Whitney.

Which would imply they're looking at something on the Bruins' roster, so maybe not Whitney.
Maybe Caron is on our radar? MacDermid and Bartkowski are the other 2 guys on recall right now. A guy like Mcquaid would be a great addition, but I don't see Boston moving too many roster guys in the midst of a potentially deep playoff push and he's currently on the shelf with a shoulder injury.

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Why no Fistric contract talks? Dude better get signed.
No doubt, he is a player that we must sign IMO.

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McKenzie says Edmonton is thought by some to be one of the "top contenders" for DeKeyser.

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03-24-2013, 01:45 PM
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DeKeyser is farther from being NHL ready than Klefbom - he better be ready for some AHL Time.

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NHL teams will be full-court press trying to sign Western Michigan's DeKeyser. EDM owner Daryl Katz has already phoned the UFA defenceman.
Nice, someone on the trade boards said that we might be in the mix, I know nothing about the kid but we need all the help that we can get.

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I was just about to post the DeKeyser stuff. I don't really care how good this kid is supposed to be, I'm tired of taking out flyers on prospects and "maybes."

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Sure sounds like Detroit has the inside track though when you read this:

"DeKeyser's from Clay Township, he went to school with Jim Nill's son, Trevor, and Grand Rapids Griffins coach Jeff Blashill helped recruit DeKeyser to Western Michigan University...But I've heard "Wings and Lightning" from the start"

http://kuklaskorner.com/tmr/comments...igh-teams-offe

Plus the Bobby Mac tweet.

Do we need to get the old boys Wayne and Paul on the phone making some calls again too?

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I was just about to post the DeKeyser stuff. I don't really care how good this kid is supposed to be, I'm tired of taking out flyers on prospects and "maybes."
You're saying something for nothing isn't worth going for?

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I was just about to post the DeKeyser stuff. I don't really care how good this kid is supposed to be, I'm tired of taking out flyers on prospects and "maybes."
A little FREE depth can't hurt though can it?

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Bruins beat writer saying the Oilers are scouting the B's pretty heavy last few games and then mentions Whitney.
Boychuk maybe? With the cap going down Boston might need some room.

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03-24-2013, 01:51 PM
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You're saying something for nothing isn't worth going for?
No. What I'm saying is the Oilers seem like they're pulling a Justin Schultz again here. Hoping to sign an NCAA free agent with the idea that they'll just throw him to the dogs... and that bothers me.

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DeKeyser is farther from being NHL ready than Klefbom - he better be ready for some AHL Time.
I wouldn't say that.

Dekeyser is more developed and has played quite a bit more hockey in the last couple of years.

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No. What I'm saying is the Oilers seem like they're pulling a Justin Schultz again here. Hoping to sign an NCAA free agent with the idea that they'll just throw him to the dogs... and that bothers me.
What gives you that idea though? There's nothing to suggest that.

As far as I know, we've heard nothing on what their plan would be.

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NHL teams will be full-court press trying to sign Western Michigan's DeKeyser. EDM owner Daryl Katz has already phoned the UFA defenceman.
Anyone else think it's interesting that Katz is calling him not KLowe or Tambo?

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What gives you that idea though? There's nothing to suggest that.

As far as I know, we've heard nothing on what their plan would be.
Call it a hunch based on the organization's desperation and decisions over the past several years.

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"Some think top contenders for DeKeyser are DET, STL, ANA and EDM but multiple teams have high interest. PHI and OTT will be pushing hard too"

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I think that it's great that the Oilers may have a shot at Dekeyser..Anytime you can get a highly rated young player for basically nothing, it's good asset management.

Have Justin drop by to see him in TO with the rest of management..

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I wouldn't say that.

Dekeyser is more developed and has played quite a bit more hockey in the last couple of years.
When you look at his actual game though it's not at an NHL level yet - he's a tall lanky kid with a great stick but without the body to contribute much at the NHL level.

He's a bit more defensively well-rounded than Schultz, but his offensive is nothing to write home about. He's further away from being an NHL player than Schultz was when he came out of college - and Schultz is a bottom-pairing defenseman right now at ES.

Here's the thing - this team needs to stop relying on upcoming prospects as the answer on the blue line. Instead of paying each of their top-6 forwards 5M+ - why not spend the money on the blue line? As of right now our highest paid defenseman is a 4M/year Whitney - and he's playing like a 2.5M/yr defenseman right now. Why can't they spend the 4-5M on a top-pairing defenseman that other teams are willing to? How much longer are we going to have to sit and watch this team rely on rookies and prospects?

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Tambo is going to have to address having 8 bodies on D if he does want Dekeyser.

Dekeyser is good enough to demand to play some NHL games this season to burn the first year of his ELC.

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If Michigan wins CCHA title today, Yale's season is over and senior F Antoine Laganiere will be fielding multiple offers from NHL teams.
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Unclear at this point whether Laganiere is available to play pro immediately as he may have some academic obligations in the short term.
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But once Yale's season officially over, Laganiere will sign somewhere, just a matter if it's for next year or now. Lots of interest.
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