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04-24-2014, 01:49 PM
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No one was suggesting that, I certainly wasn't.
OP has the ISS rankings with Smith at 30.

And we can't even think about drafting Nylander. His mom won't let him come to Edmonton.

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04-24-2014, 01:54 PM
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OP has the ISS rankings with Smith at 30.

And we can't even think about drafting Nylander. His mom won't let him come to Edmonton.
Fair enough, didn't notice.

of course she can't, it's SO FAR from Sweden.

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Reinhart and Bennet on oilers now at 1:30.

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Reinhart and Bennet on oilers now at 1:30.
thx 4 info

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I have watched Draisaitl and it is not like he is a terrible skater and is too slow I was impressed with his over all game

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thx 4 info
Anytime! Can't wait to here what Bob thinks of Bennett. He usually lets his bias show.

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DIO I agree with your sentiments completely. It seems like a lot of people have the sentiment that a top prospect needs to be in the NHL. I couldn't disagree more.

If an offensive wizard like Drouin (who destroyed the CHL and was good at WJC) went back............you know what I'm not going to waste my time. People will think what they want to think.
This is pretty much the case for the entire internet.
No place you go to has unanimous thinking.

Take solace (or apprehension) in the fact that the actual decisions get made irrespective of what people on web forums think or say.

I think no matter who we take, this player will not make a large impact on our team for 2-3 years (unless we get Ekblad) so the real goal of this summer will be for macT to make his big bold move and for us to hope that the Scriv/Viktor duo is strong enough to carry us to the promise land

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04-24-2014, 03:43 PM
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Ekblad wins the award for the OHL defenceman of the year.

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That interview sucked.

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That interview sucked.
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That interview sucked.
Yeah, there wasn't anything noteworthy said that we didn't already know.

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Same rehashed questions and answers that we always get, but the icing on the cake was only hearing 1/3 of Bennett's interview, because he was cutting out constantly, and even went mute for quite a few seconds a few times.

I wish the media cared about asking new, and informative questions.

"So, uh, Doug Gilmour, and you, and uh, type of style you play is like Richards and Toews, and uh, your work ethic is from your Dad, right?"

I have yet to hear anyone ask a prospect of their weakness. We hear it in job interviews for Christ's sake.

Anyways, unneeded rant.

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Fair enough, didn't notice.

of course she can't, it's SO FAR from Sweden.
Actually I was referencing Michael and the fact he didn't sign because his wife didn't want to come here.

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04-24-2014, 04:17 PM
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Fair enough, didn't notice.

of course she can't, it's SO FAR from Sweden.


Missed the joke completely, but what can you do?

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04-24-2014, 04:21 PM
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Actually I was referencing Michael and the fact he didn't sign because his wife didn't want to come here.
I know, but the reason(excuse) was the relative proximity to Sweden was it not?

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Yeah, there wasn't anything noteworthy said that we didn't already know.
The worst is when Bob thinks he is going off the board by asking Reinhart if he thinks his teammates could make the NHL. What do you expect him to say? Of course he's gonna say yes.

Gregor is going to have Reinhart on his show today as well.

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I know, but the reason(excuse) was the relative proximity to Sweden was it not?
IIRC, it had to do with his wife having to move to Edmonton with the quote, "It would be like moving to Siberia." Had nothing to do with proximity to Sweden.

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A frustrated Lowe thought he had a deal for Nylander. Lowe said: "In a sombre voice, (Nylander) told me 'I just couldn't do it.' It was like his wife freaked out, like she was being shipped to Siberia or something."

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The worst is when Bob thinks he is going off the board by asking Reinhart if he thinks his teammates could make the NHL. What do you expect him to say? Of course he's gonna say yes.

Gregor is going to have Reinhart on his show today as well.
Haha, I had a good laugh at that one:

"Uh.. yeah, he's a pretty smart guy."

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04-24-2014, 04:26 PM
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IIRC, it had to do with his wife having to move to Edmonton with the quote, "It would be like moving to Siberia." Had nothing to do with proximity to Sweden.
Fair enough, but I agree with the original intended humour. Frankly Nashville should take him, they need skill like dehydrated need water.

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04-24-2014, 05:01 PM
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OP has the ISS rankings with Smith at 30.

And we can't even think about drafting Nylander. His mom won't let him come to Edmonton.
I hear the Oilers are taking out a full page ad threatening legal action against Nylander because of it.

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Big sells.
I watched the whole series as well and would agree that he us terrible. He might be an interesting 3/4 round pick as a project, but he is not anyone you chase after.

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The more I watch Draisaitls game, the more I like what he brings. He looks like a puck possession monster, able to completely control and dictate the play with the puck.

Bennett is speed, skill and tenancity, but I do not know if hes as good with puck possession

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Regardless of who we take-Bennet or LD- I think we need to come to terms that we cannot do with them what we did with Gagner and Nuge. We can't throw them into a top 6 NHL centre role before they're ready. Whoever we take, it will probably be at least 3+ years until they become a RELIABLE impact player at the NHL level. In the meantime, sign or trade for a #2 C. Berglund, Dubinsky, Grabovski, Richards, are a few names being thrown around that would be the trick. If Bennet or LD prove good enough to make the club next year, start them on the wing. Mackinnon played on the wing all season. We need centres bad, but we cannot expect an 18 year old to come in and be the answer to our problems at C right away.

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The more I watch Draisaitls game, the more I like what he brings. He looks like a puck possession monster, able to completely control and dictate the play with the puck.

Bennett is speed, skill and tenancity, but I do not know if hes as good with puck possession
My assumption is that he's like Hall, in that if he loses it, he gets it back or at least tries his hardest to do so.

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My assumption is that he's like Hall, in that if he loses it, he gets it back or at least tries his hardest to do so.
Its also important to lose it less in the first place.

But I still like Bennett better, better competitor and two way guy. I am just warming up a little more to Draistial after doing some youtube scouting.

He looks slow out there, but part of that is because he is able to slow the game down himself.

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