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06-23-2017, 12:48 PM
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On top of that he boned us on the Dougie Hamilton situation where we could've gotten a right shot D for the same price as Griffin Reinhart because of his history with Boston.
You can't honestly be blaming him for Neely being a jackass.

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looks like the oil plan on trading him after 2 years

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Only in Edmonton does your team go from perennial loser to the second round and your fanbase thinks you are doing a poor job.

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its times like this i wish i were a leafs fan

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No kidding. If we had a Connor Murphy to readily trade away, then we wouldn't need Hjalmarsson in the first place.
Or if we had two prime young prospect assets that we gave away for frigging Dudtastic Reinhart.

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I kind of wish we could of found a stop-gap LD option instead. Russell will keep one of Nurse/Benning down on the depth chart this coming season. But for the three seasons left in his deal? I feel like both Nurse and Benning will be better than him.
He is a stop gap for crying out loud. He won't see out the four years here.

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The contract being front loaded is honestly perfect, makes him an easy candidate for a Cap Floor team or the next expansion draft.

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Only in Edmonton does your team go from perennial loser to the second round and your fanbase thinks you are doing a poor job.

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Well, hands were kind of tied on this one, but the moves so far have been a joke. Waiting for Calgary to sign Hamonic for picks and McDavid sign for 14m....

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its times like this i wish i were a leafs fan
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The contract being front loaded is honestly perfect, makes him an easy candidate for a Cap Floor team or the next expansion draft.
Except for you know... the NTC.

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06-23-2017, 12:53 PM
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year 4 signing bonus makes this deal buyout proof. fire chiarelli

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Well if they do plan on potentially trading him in 2 years, hopefully hes can still play. 4mil isnt a ton but its still 4 mil.

Pouillot and Fayne make 4 mil or less and I doubt we could get rid of those contracts without having to pay someone to take them.

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Only in Edmonton does your team go from perennial loser to the second round and your fanbase thinks you are doing a poor job.
McDavid/Draisaitl deserve the majority of the credit for that. Talbot as well so credit Chia there.

99% of the GM's in the league should be able to make a pretty good team when you have Draisaitl/McDavid/Klefbom in the organization and an asset like Hall to trade for a dman.

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7 million for russell this year.

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Russell is a decent defenseman. But this is a bad contract that is not moveable in the future. Very much in the same vein as Fayne and Ference. Chiarelli sure doesn't seem big on negotiations. Should have let him test the market. No one was willing last year. What makes Chia think someone would have been this year?

It's also signal that it's unlikely Chia is going to actually try and improve the defensive group which is probably the main culprit as to why the Oilers didn't move on to the 3rd round.

I mentioned this yesterday, but with Connor McDavid we have the best transition player in the NHL. One of the best transition players ever. And the bulk of our defense aren't able to hit him with pass a while he's in stride. We're neutering our own generational talent by icing a defensive core that is by and large so inept offensively.

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In all seriousness, Russell really isn't that bad and 4M is a fine price IMO. If we can get 2 good years out of him and them dump him on a bottom feeder this could work out fine.

However it is definitely frustrating that we've been waiting 7 freaking years to add a quality defender for a decent price through the trade market, and the first time that that seems feasible the Oilers are like 'nah, we're cool with Russell.'

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06-23-2017, 12:55 PM
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I still think we should have paid Vegas a 3rd to get Pou out of town

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Apart from elite players, GM's shouldn't hand out NTC's anymore, that turns into a backslash in most cases. Liked his play last season, so the #4 spot at D is settled.

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7 million for russell this year.

hahaha
5. 2 of which are a signing bonus. It's included in the contract. Otherwise the AAV would be over 4.

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7 million for russell this year.

hahaha
He makes 5, not 7, and that's awesome. It means he makes 1.5 less than his caphit in year 4

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Not against signing Russel but we are giving him money term and certainty (NTC), did we even negotiate on this deal?
Seriously. WTF was the ask if the best Chia could do was to get him DOWN to 4x4 with a NTC???

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He makes 5 not 7, and that's awesome. It means he makes 1.5 less than his caphit when in year 4
signing bonus in last year makes it buyout proof

"Awesome"

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