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01-30-2014, 07:49 PM
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Ben Scrivens

Im just wondering if anyone else thinks the same thing when listening to his interviews that he may not want to commit to being here. Just speculation on my part but he just sounds like he doesnt want to be here long term, hes more like yeaaa well seee , you never know whats gonna happen... is it just me?

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01-30-2014, 07:59 PM
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I know what you're getting at and his demeanor does seem a bit standoffish to the media, but I'm guess more than anything that that's just his normal personality.

I remember hearing that he wanted to try and get another contract here when he was traded.

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01-30-2014, 08:06 PM
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I know what you're getting at and his demeanor does seem a bit standoffish to the media, but I'm guess more than anything that that's just his normal personality.

I remember hearing that he wanted to try and get another contract here when he was traded.
yeah I'm not trying to make something out of nothing its just something i noticed in his interviews, like on the nhl live interview today they asked him if he looked at this trade and was like this is a great opportunity to come here since edmonton needs a goalie and he kinda said yeaaa u try not to think about it to much u never know whats going to happen with trades, signings and stuff.. i was like okkk so ur not excited lol

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If you were a relatively inexperienced goaltender trying to make a name for yourself would you want to sign in Edmonton to play behind our defense?

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01-30-2014, 08:11 PM
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His demeanor is somebody trying not to get carried away with things, not to get too high, too low, and to remain in the right area of focus. This is very much who this player is. Very focused and not letting things be distractions. He's here, he's a pro, and his commitment is to be the best he can be in net. Theres plenty of time for the talk, and contracts and offers and stuff when the games aren't happening.

Right now he wants a job and to show himself in the best light. He's awesomesauce, he's here.

Stop worrying.

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01-30-2014, 08:12 PM
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I've gotten the same impression from listening to him with the media but that's likely his personality. He seems kind of odd.

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If you were a relatively inexperienced goaltender trying to make a name for yourself would you want to sign in Edmonton to play behind our defense?
probably not but I'm an oilers fan so I'm just trying to get a read on him for our sakes that we didn't just waste a 3rd on him and he's just gonna leave at the end of the season

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for the love of pete you guys jump on the "he wants out of here" wagon waaaaaay to fast

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for the love of pete you guys jump on the "he wants out of here" wagon waaaaaay to fast
im not on the wagon like it says in the title its just speculation after seeing his interviews, i could easily be off base and it seems like he does have a different type of personality so might be hard to get a read on him anyways

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If you were a relatively inexperienced goaltender trying to make a name for yourself would you want to sign in Edmonton to play behind our defense?
Hey playing behind a lousy team worked to hide Dubs wrinkles from org scrutiny.

The guy wants a job. Damn straight he'd rather be a starter here than a backup on some contender club. This guy looks to be a real competitor and its his primetime. I suspect this is getting attractive for him here.

Plus in recent games its looked like he's done fine behind our D. So has Bryz. As long as the boys battle in front, and I mean the whole club, well be easier to backstop.

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I've gotten the same impression from listening to him with the media but that's likely his personality. He seems kind of odd.
He's a goaltender, jebus, go out drinking with a few sometime.

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probably not but I'm an oilers fan so I'm just trying to get a read on him for our sakes that we didn't just waste a 3rd on him and he's just gonna leave at the end of the season
Getting the same vibe. He just has never seemed too excited to get the 'opportunity' to play here. Maybe this is a bargaining strategy?

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Our goalies are Bryzgalov and Scrivens, and people think Scrivens is the weird standoffish one with the media?!

My bet is Scrivens is a guy who just got traded twice in 7 months, so he is probably serious when he says you never know what's going to happen...

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Getting the same vibe. He just has never seemed too excited to get the 'opportunity' to play here. Maybe this is a bargaining strategy?
he's so unexcited he circled the rink about 3 times in his first star skate lastnight while waving to the fans, smiling from ear to ear and loving every minute of it.

Yes I think he likes it here. I think he's playing like he likes it here and wants to be here. You know, like just playing a legendary heroic game in front of the home crowd that probably means he's wanting to impress org, fans, team, etc.

Yeah, he's making an impression and quite clearly because he wants to be here.

Also, when he emphasizes the team instead of his accomplishment he's being PART of team and WANTING to be accepted and part of team.

lol the team recognized how much he wants it to as they gave him 15secs of awkward silence when he entered the room postgame. To make him think he did something wrong

Scrivens loves it here so far. Don't kid yourself.

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Our goalies are Bryzgalov and Scrivens, and people think Scrivens is the weird standoffish one with the media?!

My bet is Scrivens is a guy who just got traded twice in 7 months, so he is probably serious when he says you never know what's going to happen...
yea possibly and he seems like a guy that doesn't like to count his chickens before there hatched

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he's so unexcited he circled the rink about 3 times in his first star skate lastnight while waving to the fans, smiling from ear to ear and loving every minute of it.

Yes I think he likes it here. I think he's playing like he likes it here and wants to be here. You know, like just playing a legendary heroic game in front of the home crowd that probably means he's wanting to impress org, fans, team, etc.

Yeah, he's making an impression and quite clearly because he wants to be here.

Also, when he emphasizes the team instead of his accomplishment he's being PART of team and WANTING to be accepted and part of team.

lol the team recognized how much he wants it to as they gave him 15secs of awkward silence when he entered the room postgame. To make him think he did something wrong

Scrivens loves it here so far. Don't kid yourself.
i hope so because i really like his playing style, he looks like a young dwayne in there

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Kind of scary that we won't see him really that many times before trade deadline, and once that comes and goes he holds the cards. Still, there are some good goalie options out there this offseason. If he wants out we can probably find someone else, and he may not because he knows it's a fairly crowded market.

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Right after trade he said, "It was a little bit of a shock. I definitely didn't anticipate it but, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't something I was hoping for." That is from his Jan 16 interview. Not sure if he meant returning home or the chance to get a starting position. And he still has to begin negotiations so he can't display all his cards.

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I highly doubt we trade him at the deadline.

It's not the right time to negotiate his next contract. There's lots of hockey to be played, and he will get a fair number. Hopefully he gets signed for more than one year.

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I hope you don't mind me putting this in here. It doesn't mean anything towards whether he will be back next year but I didn't want to make another Scrivens thread.

Vaughn Hockey tweeted this earlier today:

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Nice work @scrivens_30 ! 59 save shutout...prob worth a new set of pillows, here you go! pic.twitter.com/ylEIuSiEPD



https://twitter.com/VaughnHockey/sta...16106036645889

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Might not mean much, but it certainly looks better on him coming back than him wearing Kings gear for the rest of the season Although will he really want to switch up his pads after last night?

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waste a 3rd
LOL, what are the chances that the Oilers would develop a 3rd round draft pick into an impact player? 1/30?

We have a far better chance of signing Scrivens, and after last night he can be traded for more than a 3rd at the deadline.

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Scrivens loves it here so far. Don't kid yourself.
It has to mean a lot to him to get a chance at the #1 spot. He played well in TO and didn't get rewarded for it and then played well in LA and didn't get rewarded for it. It has to leave a bit of a bitter taste in his mouth.

Now of all the teams in the league the Oilers were the ones to make a trade for him and give him a shot. I can't really see why he wouldn't feel some loyalty to the team and he obviously would have grown up an Oilers fan in Spruce Grove.

I lived there when the Oilers first came into the league and even back then it wasn't a place where there were tons of people still loyal to the original 6 teams, or the previous expansion teams. It was all Oilers from the get-go.

Fuhr wasn't the only local connection to the Oilers from Spruce Grove either, Mark Messier (and his brother Paul) played for the Mets back before they became the ST Albert Saints.

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I'd like to see him stay, but the fact of the matter is he's a UFA and if he continues to play well, he'll probably have a few options in the summer.

If he performs well going forward I'm sure we'll put together a very fair offer.

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It has to mean a lot to him to get a chance at the #1 spot. He played well in TO and didn't get rewarded for it and then played well in LA and didn't get rewarded for it. It has to leave a bit of a bitter taste in his mouth.

Now of all the teams in the league the Oilers were the ones to make a trade for him and give him a shot. I can't really see why he wouldn't feel some loyalty to the team and he obviously would have grown up an Oilers fan in Spruce Grove.

I lived there when the Oilers first came into the league and even back then it wasn't a place where there were tons of people still loyal to the original 6 teams, or the previous expansion teams. It was all Oilers from the get-go.

Fuhr wasn't the only local connection to the Oilers from Spruce Grove either, Mark Messier (and his brother Paul) played for the Mets back before they became the ST Albert Saints.
Wasn't Mess's dad the coach of that team?

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