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3/19/10 Should Eberle play this year as an Oiler?

View Poll Results: Should Eberle play this year as an Oiler?
yes 62 60.19%
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I'm not sure 9 8.74%
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03-19-2010, 09:26 AM
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3/19/10 Should Eberle play this year as an Oiler?

sorry folks, I have to leave in ten minutes. so you get what you get for now, and I will try to fix this up later. I know you understand its my day off and I still made an effort to do this.

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03-19-2010, 09:30 AM
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Yes, throw the fans a bone for crap sakes.

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03-19-2010, 09:31 AM
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03-19-2010, 09:33 AM
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You know what? I'm starting to think that if the Oilers play Eberle now no one will accuse them of rushing him. The media for the most part seems to be in favor of having him play here.

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03-19-2010, 09:39 AM
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I voted yes, but really what that means is I'd like to see Eberle play 1 game in the NHL this season. Just a tiny taste before his summer work outs.

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03-19-2010, 09:41 AM
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If he plays a few games in the AHL and during those games he shows enough to warrant a brief look at the next level then sure, bring him up for a few.

If the question is should he be brought up based on his hype, giving the fans a peek, trying to create hope for next year and so on... but doesn't do a lot to distinguish himself in his few AHL games then no he shouldn't be brought up.

It has to be based strictly on if he shows he is ready for the next level.

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03-19-2010, 09:44 AM
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Nothing wrong with him playing some games while that bag of crap Moreau sits in the press box, or better yet at home.

There's nothing wrong with giving him a look at the NHL level. It can't hurt.

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03-19-2010, 09:45 AM
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The farm team MUST avoid having a name that starts with Oil, so we don't have to deal with the obvious Coil jokes

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03-19-2010, 09:49 AM
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Yes, how many games would he play?

EDIT: But Moreau can't be in the locker room, or anywhere near Eberle. I would hate it if Moreau's attitude rubbed off on Eberle.

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03-19-2010, 09:50 AM
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Give him a couple in the AHL, then let him play the last bunch in Edmonton. The organization owes it to their fans

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03-19-2010, 09:55 AM
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Should Eberle play this year as an Oiler?

Only if he is bored and feeling the need to kill some time with some rec hockey...

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03-19-2010, 09:56 AM
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The organization owes it to their fans
No, the organization owes it to the fans top make the right hockey decisions....not the right PR decisions.

If he doesn't show he is ready, then he is not ready. If he does, and he most likely will, then it's win win for the teams development AND the fans.

But development has to be the only priority.

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03-19-2010, 10:21 AM
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Barns nailed it this morning!

I dont know what is wrong with the management of this team?

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No, the organization owes it to the fans top make the right hockey decisions....not the right PR decisions.

If he doesn't show he is ready, then he is not ready. If he does, and he most likely will, then it's win win for the teams development AND the fans.

But development has to be the only priority.
He was ready at training camp. What makes you think he couldnt play right now?

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03-19-2010, 10:28 AM
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No, the organization owes it to the fans top make the right hockey decisions....not the right PR decisions.

If he doesn't show he is ready, then he is not ready. If he does, and he most likely will, then it's win win for the teams development AND the fans.

But development has to be the only priority.
What's the harm in him playing 9 games here? I understand where you're coming from (and Tambo's position as well) but at the same time, there's no harm in him playing on a 30th place NHL team instead of a bottom barrel AHL team.

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He was ready at training camp. What makes you think he couldnt play right now?
I don't know if he can't play right now. My point has nothing to do with where I think his devlopment is at.

All I am saying is that he is starting in the AHL...right move imo, and if he shows well there then bring him up. But if he doesn't, then don't.

Bottom line is he has to earn a look, not just be given one because of his mystique as a propect.

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I like Barnes' idea of sending him on the road trip. I think it might be easier if his first NHL game was on the road. So have him play a few in the minors, send him on the roadie, tell him to stick to hanging out with Gagner and ignore all the rest of those slobs, one game on the road, play the two home games, then send him back to Springfield for the last weekend. Sound good?

I don't think that would give him a sense of entitlement. And I'm fine with the idea of them wanting him to start in OKC next year.

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03-19-2010, 10:37 AM
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Nothing wrong with him playing some games while that bag of crap Moreau sits in the press box, or better yet at home.

There's nothing wrong with giving him a look at the NHL level. It can't hurt.
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Yes, how many games would he play?

EDIT: But Moreau can't be in the locker room, or anywhere near Eberle. I would hate it if Moreau's attitude rubbed off on Eberle.
I share your concerns gentlemen. Moreau's wishy-washy interviews around the trade deadline left the clear impression that he wanted to be traded. I don't blame him, but, on the other hand, isn't this the kind of player Whitney called out during his media interviews? There are some guys on this team who want to put in the effort, and don't appreciate having guys on this team who have checked out.

Moreau has played terribly all year, and doesn't want to be here.

Gainey sent Laraque home, and announced that he would be bought out in the summer. The same should be done for Moreau.

The fact that Moreau's stench continues to linger around this team represents my biggest concern about our current management group. If they can't make a simple decision like this, I can't help but feel they really can't do much for this team.

O'Marra and Reddox have played hard this year by all accounts. Bring one of them up, and send Moreau home.

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03-19-2010, 10:40 AM
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I don't know if he can't play right now. My point has nothing to do with where I think his devlopment is at.

All I am saying is that he is starting in the AHL...right move imo, and if he shows well there then bring him up. But if he doesn't, then don't.

Bottom line is he has to earn a look, not just be given one because of his mystique as a propect.
I think that's what Tambellini was eluding to when talking with Stauffer and Tencer during the pregame show the other night.

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What's the harm in him playing 9 games here? I understand where you're coming from (and Tambo's position as well) but at the same time, there's no harm in him playing on a 30th place NHL team instead of a bottom barrel AHL team.
Well the way I see it, if you give him his 9 games regardless of how he shows in Springfield you risk (note the word risk, not guarantee) instilling a sense of expecting to be with the big club in the fall. Does that affect his drive this summer in terms of preparation? Rob Schremp anyone? Robert Nilsson anyone? Dustin Penner anyone?

If he doesn't have a great AHL experience then you pretty much guarantee he is hungry and works even harder during the summer.

Obviously the best case is a good showing in the AHL followed by a taste of the NHL. It's also the most likely scenario based on what we've heard in terms of where he is at development wise.

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Margaret Wente's article is one of the worst pieces of "journalism" I've seen out of someone not named Garrioch. Willis did a great job putting her in her place.

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I don't know if he can't play right now. My point has nothing to do with where I think his devlopment is at.

All I am saying is that he is starting in the AHL...right move imo, and if he shows well there then bring him up. But if he doesn't, then don't.

Bottom line is he has to earn a look, not just be given one because of his mystique as a propect.
Thanks I agree I was in the wrong assumption

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Let Ebby come in when he's fresh and his teammates are fresh.

The kid has played too much hockey this winter already.

The Oilers are broken down, mentally beaten and everyone is physically tapped.

Now is not the time.

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Glad to see Willis rip into Wente. Why does the Globe and Mail, which is one of the more respectable papers in Canada, employ someone who continually spouts off complete unsubstantiated BS.


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