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The Gilberts... Brule and Tom Gilbert.

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02-26-2011, 02:09 AM
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The Gilberts... Brule and Tom Gilbert.

Tom Gilbert and Gilbert Brule.

Values individually.

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02-26-2011, 02:24 AM
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Tom Gilbert has some flaws to his game, but at this point the Oil can't afford to trade him due to lack of NHL caliber defense. Brule on the other hand probably wouldn't take much to acquire, he doesn't really have a place on this team anymore.

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With Petry coming up and Blum possibly coming as a return for Smid, Gilbert will soon be expendable. He hasn't improved at all over the last two seasons, besides a glimmer of hope alongside Whitney at the end of last year, he's probably actually regressed. Trading him by the end of next year, unless he gets his game back or something else un-probable happens, is very necessary.

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Please just get rid of Tom Gilbert, Tambo. I can't watch this guy play another game

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SHHHhhhuuuuush.

Tom Gilbert is a great dman. Right handed shot. worth a first rounder. minimum. *cough*


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Waive Gilbert and Foster.

It'd be funny(and sad because it would probably improve our D) if we were spending over $10M on defenseman in the AHL.

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Why does everyone hate Tom?

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Why does everyone hate Tom?
because hes not the second coming of igor ulanov ofcourse.

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Why does everyone hate Tom?
He is an easy scapegoat because he is on the ice more than any other player. Sure he has had some rough stretches this year, but he has also looked great at other points. Considering that he is a second pairing defenseman being thrust into the role of a number one defenseman, I can't complain with how he has performed. I think he will really be able to thrive once the Oilers gain some more defensive depth and he is allowed to play on the second pairing where he belongs. But for now, we are going to have to put up with Oilers fans hating on him because he isn't able to step up and play in a role that he shouldn't even have to be playing in anyways.

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they could get a talented underachiever for gilbert, a change-of-scenery type deal.

brule i am thinking $50 tim horton's gift card, $100 if a team has an injury to a marginal forward.

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they could get a talented underachiever for gilbert, a change-of-scenery type deal.

brule i am thinking $50 tim horton's gift card, $100 if a team has an injury to a marginal forward.
I don't think any team would take a risk on Gilbert improving on a different team when he's still has 3 more seasons at $4M after this one.

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while i wouldnt say they are entirely comparable, people were saying the exact same thing about meszaros last year. philly took a flyer on him and it panned out well.

that said, meh, i was a little skeptical there and i'd be more skeptical on gilbert.

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If the Hodgson experiment is an indicator, I wonder if Brule could be Vancouver's fourth line center. I'd argue that he hasn't found a real good fit in the NHL and was last well coached/understood by Don Hay of the Vancouver Giants.
Hodgson is a skilled guy and seems better fit to play top six. If they like the fourth line to have some skill, Brule might work.

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Tom Gilbert and Gilbert Brule.

Values individually.
Gilbert Brule had so much promise coming out of the draft. I don't think the Blue Jackets used him correctly and it seemed as though he was going to have a breakout season after last season with the Oilers.

My question is, what happened to him? He hasn't done so well this season.
What's the story up there in Edmonton with this guy?
Also, is he a 3rd line center? His +/- doesn't look so good.

Oilers fans thoughts on these questions?

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Chris Butler for Brule straight up.

Brule replaces Niedermayer next year in the useless department.

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Huselius for Gilbert?

And no, we don't particularly want Brule back. Y'all can keep him.

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Huselius for Gilbert?

And no, we don't particularly want Brule back. Y'all can keep him.
Yes!!! Or Dorsett and 3th draft pick for him.

P.S. I do not noticed you last sentence.

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Gilbert Brule had so much promise coming out of the draft. I don't think the Blue Jackets used him correctly and it seemed as though he was going to have a breakout season after last season with the Oilers.

My question is, what happened to him? He hasn't done so well this season.
What's the story up there in Edmonton with this guy?
Also, is he a 3rd line center? His +/- doesn't look so good.

Oilers fans thoughts on these questions?
Poor Jill-Bear. He seemed like he had finally turned the corner last year. I remember many Oilers fans applauded the 2 year, $3.6 mil contract he signed, myself included. I was so sure he was going to make that contract look like a steal by year two.

Well, time for me to eat some crow

I honestly think Brule's biggest problem is his inability to stay healthy. From injuries to illness, it seems he's unable to string together enough playing time to develop the consistency that he needs. Lack of consistency leads to lack of confidence, and that could pretty much sum up Brule in a nutshell.

Brule hasn't looked completely out of place at centre, but he's most effective coming down the left wing where he can unleash his deceptively fast slap shot. He's beaten world-class goalies with it (ask Luongo and Kiprusoff).

His tenacious play leads to some positional gaffs on the defensive side of the game, but one thing about Brule is that he's not afraid of anyone. When he's on, he plays as tough as any 5'10, 190 lb guy out there.

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Huselius for Gilbert?

And no, we don't particularly want Brule back. Y'all can keep him.
sold. take him

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Gilbert Brule had so much promise coming out of the draft. I don't think the Blue Jackets used him correctly and it seemed as though he was going to have a breakout season after last season with the Oilers.

My question is, what happened to him? He hasn't done so well this season.
What's the story up there in Edmonton with this guy?
Also, is he a 3rd line center? His +/- doesn't look so good.

Oilers fans thoughts on these questions?
Much of what Ryno said. I'm not sure its a confidence thing for Brule, its a confidence thing for the coaching staff, and they have very little in him. His dedication to systems and play away from the puck is absent. Guys like Cogliano struggled early in Renney's system, but put in the extra time and have completely turned their game around. We haven't seen this from Brule, which is too bad because the kid is a major talent (fast, hits, deadly shot and release). Maybe he still figures it out, but he has been given a lot of chances in his career, and that may be nearing an end.

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02-26-2011, 01:39 PM
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If Brule is traded it seems like he'll either be a boom or bust. Anyone willing to take a risk?

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Gilbert Brule had so much promise coming out of the draft. I don't think the Blue Jackets used him correctly and it seemed as though he was going to have a breakout season after last season with the Oilers.

My question is, what happened to him? He hasn't done so well this season.
What's the story up there in Edmonton with this guy?
Also, is he a 3rd line center? His +/- doesn't look so good.

Oilers fans thoughts on these questions?
True he did look promising last season, but any smart Oiler fan realized it was probably an illusion. Coming into this yeas, he fell down the depth chart due to the return of Hemsky, and the emergence of the big 3 young guns and to some extent Omark. It was imminent his PP time would disappear, as would his time on a line with Dustin Penner. I kind of hoped he would remain an aggressive 3rd liner who was small but pcked some punch and would still pop in 15 goals, but illness and endless injuries have slowed him down to a point where he doesn't even really have a sport on the team anymore. But yeah, he did show promise but it was mainly because of fluctuated minutes, similar to Ryan Potulny.

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I cannot see the name Gilbert without thinking of Caillou's cat.

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Brule is Duracel he would be fit for us.

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