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09-24-2013, 12:45 PM
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for every one tough guy that is scared to fight there is one equally crazy dude who likes getting punched in the face. some dudes are enforcers because they like it. if my job was to punch someone in the face and occasionally i would get hit back i would enjoy that job personably, especially at that pay scale.
I think that is inaccurate. There will always be the emotion of fear and uncertainty before a fight that is going to happen. Sure some tough guys do some crazy things when they are full of adrenaline and amped up but it doesn't change the fact that nobody likes getting punched in the face or getting knocked out.

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09-24-2013, 12:45 PM
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See post#809

I haven't looked into it at all but apparently we have around 6 mill in cap space when you take away bonus cushions.

Signing him would put up right up against the cap but I'd take that risk.

I've had enough of this team being patient and going the low risk route everytime.
We're 4M over the cap with bonuses. If RNH, Yak and Schultz hit any of them, we're going to have problems next season re-signing guys like Petry.

Stepan is a great player, but unless we can unload N Schultz for peanuts(I retract that my previous statement about that btw) we can't fit him in.

Besides the Rangers would probably prefer to move other pieces and keep Stepan.

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09-24-2013, 01:56 PM
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Smid On The Block?

heard it this morn on the radio. also heard Detroit and the Islanders are interested. who are the Oilers after? another center who can play perhaps? another d-man? a multi player deal maybe? thoughts?

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09-24-2013, 01:59 PM
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PM me with a source of this rumour. Not going to bother merging it into the main thread until we get verification of this. "On the radio" means nothing. What radio station? Who said it? Can anyone else confirm this was said?

Edit: It seems LT was talking about this because everyone's favourite soft core porn twitter poster mentioned it. Thanks for the PMs folks.

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Smid is being shopped as is N Shultz as per Garfield
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Islanders and Wings both had scouts watching Smid as per Garfield
But it's something to discuss. I will merge this into the main rumour thread.


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09-24-2013, 02:10 PM
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Smid has had a less than stellar camp so not sure tbh. Not awful but not Smid. I wanted NSchultz gone for awile now. NSchultz is paid way too much and freeing up space would be great for a quick signing of a C.

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09-24-2013, 02:17 PM
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If they are shopping Smid, and they are not getting back another dman then I think Nurse is making the team. Its medium-long term upgrade, but a definite short term downgrade.

I don't see how Nurse can replace Smid, and I also don't see anyone else who can step in and take those minutes. Smid was arguably our best dman the last few seasons.

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09-24-2013, 02:20 PM
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Smid has had a less than stellar camp so not sure tbh. Not awful but not Smid. I wanted NSchultz gone for awile now. NSchultz is paid way too much and freeing up space would be great for a quick signing of a C.
I highly highly doubt Smid is being shopped.

You don't trade someone you recently signed to a 4 year extension (I realize it was Tambellini that made the signing but MacT was a part of it) based on training camp. Everyone knows the veterans use these camps to get up to speed, and not a heck of a lot can be taken away from them other than the play of the young guys.

Furthermore, Smid is far too well liked to get moved unless it's another team coming in and offering way too much for him.

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09-24-2013, 02:23 PM
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I really doubt the Oilers are shopping Smid unless it's in a deal for a top 6C and RNH is actually dead.

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09-24-2013, 02:24 PM
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I highly highly doubt Smid is being shopped.

You don't trade someone you recently signed to a 4 year extension (I realize it was Tambellini that made the signing but MacT was a part of it) based on training camp. Everyone knows the veterans use these camps to get up to speed, and not a heck of a lot can be taken away from them other than the play of the young guys.

Furthermore, Smid is far too well liked to get moved unless it's another team coming in and offering way too much for him.

Anyone is shoppable for the right price or needs. I don't want him gone but just pointing out his preseason sucks. Maybe for reasons? But who knows. I'd rather him here. NSchultz should be history though.

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09-24-2013, 02:26 PM
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let's buy ourselves a Stepan with Smid.

otherwise, i don't get why should we sell him (even though i agree that these boards tend to overrate him and Petry quite a bit). Belov is nowhere a lock to be a decent replacement so far.

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09-24-2013, 02:27 PM
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PM me with a source of this rumour. Not going to bother merging it into the main thread until we get verification of this. "On the radio" means nothing. What radio station? Who said it? Can anyone else confirm this was said?

Edit: It seems LT was talking about this because everyone's favourite soft core porn twitter poster mentioned it. Thanks for the PMs folks.





But it's something to discuss. I will merge this into the main rumour thread.
Nothing to see here, it's only Tootsie reporting.

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09-24-2013, 02:36 PM
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I don't understand how we can trade a proven top 4 d-man right now.

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09-24-2013, 02:38 PM
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I don't understand how we can trade a proven top 4 d-man right now.
Is there any teams we can alleviate cap pressure from by exchanging him for someone else?

Maybe him for Coburn? lol

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09-24-2013, 03:03 PM
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I was worried Smid might be shopped when MacT took over. He wants dmen that can move the puck, and Smid isn't great at it

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09-24-2013, 03:24 PM
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I call ********.

The Oilers re-signed Smid just months ago.

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09-24-2013, 03:39 PM
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I call ********.

The Oilers re-signed Smid just months ago.
Yeah but Gagner got hurt just days ago.

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09-24-2013, 03:53 PM
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I kinda wish MacT would somehow pull off a deal with Detroit for Helm (highly doubt it) just because I love his speed in NHL 14 and he won 80% of my faceoffs

<In a Dream World>

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09-24-2013, 04:01 PM
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I call ********.

The Oilers re-signed Smid just months ago.
While I doubt he is going anywhere, that was on ST's time so it doesn't necessarily mean MacT wants him.

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09-24-2013, 04:06 PM
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sean couturier in a deal for Smid + sounds about right. means the oil are high on klef and nurse and smid has a ton of value.

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09-24-2013, 05:25 PM
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Peter Mueller as a stop-gap centerman who is playing currently with the Kloten Flyers of the National League A (NLA). Why not as a temp tryout?

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09-24-2013, 05:34 PM
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PM me with a source of this rumour. Not going to bother merging it into the main thread until we get verification of this. "On the radio" means nothing. What radio station? Who said it? Can anyone else confirm this was said?

Edit: It seems LT was talking about this because everyone's favourite soft core porn twitter poster mentioned it. Thanks for the PMs folks.





But it's something to discuss. I will merge this into the main rumour thread.
Rumor debunked as per Snoopy. Confirmed to be false by Daffy and Donald Duck.

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09-24-2013, 05:49 PM
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With Gagner being out 2 months, we need to make a move to bring in a legit NHL center. Right now we're looking at running with only Gordon as our only NHL center for a month until Nuge returns!

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MacT might be handcuffed right now to package one of Smid/N.Schultz plus our first rounder for a decent centre. Something has to be done at this point.

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09-24-2013, 05:52 PM
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MacT might be handcuffed right now to package one of Smid/N.Schultz plus our first rounder for a decent centre. Something has to be done at this point.
I'd gladly move N. Schultz for an NHL center, but who would be interested? Smid has a lot more value around the league and is signed longer term.

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09-24-2013, 06:12 PM
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