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08-16-2004, 11:17 PM
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Yes or no answers to the following questions - see where we all stand:

(All questions are based on the premise that there will be a full season next year)

Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05?

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05?

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league?

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league?

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer?

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05?

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05?

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05?

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers?

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05?

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got?

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers?

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05?

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05?

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05?

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05?

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05?

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05?

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years?

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005?

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?

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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? Undecided

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? It's Possible

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? No

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yes

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yes

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? They're both important

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? Undecided

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? For Miz's sake, Yes

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? Yes. Don't believe Hockey Forecaster

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? Yes

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? Yes

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? Don't know

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? Don't know

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? No

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? They're both important

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? He'll either lead or be in the top 3 on the team.

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? Yes

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? Undecided

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? Undecided

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? Yes but it won't matter what Lowe does, he'll be criticized.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? Yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? Undecided

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? NO

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? Yes

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? Yes. The team has confidence in him.

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? Yes. Better than Slats.

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? Undecided

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? Yes

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? No

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? No

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? I hope not

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? To early to say

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? To early to say

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? To early to say

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? No

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? No

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? No. He's too expensive for most teams except the Rangers.

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? No

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? No

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? I really hope there's a season.

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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05?
YES

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05?
YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
6TH SEED


Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league?
YES (DEPENDS ON NEDVED)

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league?
YES

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer?
YES

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?
NO BUT EXPECT TO HAVE ANOTHER 20 G0ALS

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?
NO

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?
YES

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05?
YES (IF HEALTHY)

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05?
NO

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
YES (MACT'S PET)

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
YES

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?
YES

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?
YES

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05?
YES

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?
YES

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?
TIE (SAME TYPE, BOTH ARE GOOD BACKUPS)

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers?
YES

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?
YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?
BETTER THAN TED GREEN. I WILL NOT GIVE HIM A+ BECUASE HE COULD HAVE USED HEMSKY MUCH BETTER ROLES.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?
NO

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?
DEPENDS ON THE PLAYOFF OUTCOME

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05?
YES

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got?
YES

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers?
YES

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?
YES

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?
I HOPE SO

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05?
YES

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05?
YES

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05?
NO

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years?
YES

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?
YES

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?
YES

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005?
YES

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?
NO
Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?
NO WAY

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Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05?
yes

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05?
No doubt in my mind

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
yes
Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
No
Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
No
Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
no 6th
Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league?
yes
Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league?
yes
Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? Not in my books. The team has shown a tendancy to struggle a lot more in the absense of Brewer than Smith.

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?Either 22-32 for around 54 pts. or he falls off the face of the Earth in a sophomore like year.

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?
He has been every year so far, but if he doens't get 2nd line ice time, he'll hit around 35 pts.

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?
Hemsky proves the naysayers wrong, and puts up a fairly modest 17 goals, 36 assists

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05?
Brewer contributes with his usual close to 30 pt. performance and streaky play. Breaks out after this season.

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05?
Rita gets into 23 games do to the combination of injuries/slumps to the LW's.

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
Horcoff impresses more than Reasoner, leaving Reasoner to be dealt along with either Laraque or Cross for a more steady dman.
Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
50/50 on this one IMO

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?
Yes, and Rita still needs to prove his worth. Should Laraque be in over Rita is a question I think is worth raising.

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?
Moreau is to the offense what Smith is to the defence, both equal in importance.

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05?
Nedved's signing brings out the best in Dvorak, making him the Oilers leading scorer.

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?
Rita works his way into becoming a permanent fixture=Smyth's departure within three years.

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?
I have more faith in Markkanen at this point in time.

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers?Adequate

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?
A good job in that the team hasn't gotten worst, but not a great job in that the team hasn't gotten much better in the short term. It all changes though if you look at it from a prospect side of things.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?
yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?
No I like how MacT likes to preach defence, but once the more skilled players come aboard it's time for a more offensive minded coach.

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?
No

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05?
Nedved and Bergeron will. Simpson will assist them along the way.

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got?
I would have preferred Jussi get the deal, but there is nothing wrong with it.

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers?
yes

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?
From the picks that have been presented to the Oilers I'd say yes

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?
yes
The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05?
yes

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05?
No

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05?
yes

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05?
no
Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05?
They will fall slightly

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05?
No

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years?
Yes

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?
No

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?
Yes

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005?
No
Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?
yes

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?
Heart says yes, but my brain says no

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Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05?
very

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05?
yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
no - but stranger things gave happened

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
no

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league?
yes

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league?
yes

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer?
yes

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?
no

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?
no

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?
yes

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05?
yes

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05?
yes

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
yes

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
yes

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?
no

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?
yes

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05?
yes

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?
yes

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?
yes

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers?
yes

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?
yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?
yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?
no

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?
no

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05?
yes

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got?
yes

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers?
yes

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?
yes, since the Oilers are ranked 3rd in prospect depth

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?
yes

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05?
yes

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05?
no

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05?
yes

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05?
no

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05?
no

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05?
no

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years?
yes

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?
no

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?
no

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005?
yes

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?
no

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?
yes

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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? Yes, I'm not 100% but I think we finished with a winning record against the ducks this year

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? Yeah

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? Probably not, but depends on Bertuzzi

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? Depends if the Avs, Stars are on the slide, and if the loss of Bertuzzi really damages the Canucks

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? No, we haven't been lower than 9th for years and years

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yeah

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? Not sure

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? He should be

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? He could go back a goal or two but I see him adding more assists

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? I think so, he's been improving on them every year since he's been in the nhl

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? I hope so

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? Yeah

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? Probably not

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? If we're in a playoff position: Did you see him in '03? He stepped up big. If we're not in a playoff position: Who the hell is going to get Shawn Horcoff to help their March drive to the playoffs?

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? Yes

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? Definately. Good defensively and can score more than his fair share of goals

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? Not sure

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? Probably but I'd assume that would depend more on Smyth than Nedved if they play on seperate lines

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? I hope so, hopefully a cup before he turns 40 so 94 can go up in the rafters

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? Not sure.

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? He's done ok

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? Yes. Incase you didn't notice Ales Pisa didn't play the NHL this season and Radek Dvorak outscored Anson Carter by about 30 points.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? Not sure

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? Not sure

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? No, he did afterall coach us to that crazy run at the end of last season

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? God I hope so. I don't know if it was bad at the beginning and good at the end because of the players or the coach.

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? Yeah

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? yes

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? Yes

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? That's not up to me

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? Don't think so

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? Yeah I think Giguere has something to prove

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? If the face the Sens, yes. Anyone else no

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? No but I don't think they'll leave the playoffs early

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? Yeah, I love that franchise, it shows what good drafting can do

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? Not likely

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? No..I really wish them one but them and Vancouver are the next St. Louis (contender who chokes in playoffs every year)

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? No. He's either staying for good or they will idiotically walk away from his arb award, thats' what I think

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? That's up to Guerin

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? No but I think they'll be in the race for a while

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? I think they can, they've made some acquisitions to improve their defense, will get more games from Kari Lehtonen (Not that Nurminen was ever bad) but a major factor is Dany Heatley. A healthy Marc Savard would be nice for them too.

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? Yes. And if they don't, they're idiots.

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Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? Same as last season, 7-10. Maybe a bit more optomistic since the G should be better and Lowe has gone on record saying that he'll shore up center. Some real nice players on this team.

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? It's a wash. Flames have an impact player, but imo they cashed in alot of good fortune last season.

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? No

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? No.

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? No

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
No

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yes, I think it will.

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yes



Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? There is little question about Smith's consistency, so he is more important. A big season from Brewer is a massive part of the Oilers season imo.

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? No

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? No

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? If he spends the entire year in Edmonton, yes.

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? By break out, do you mean 40 points? If so, then the answer is no. However, imo he is going to start having more good games than bad ones and continue the long process of becoming a guy you can count on.

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? No

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? Yes.

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? Yes. He's going to have a solid season.

Should Jani Rita be in the Oilers lineup over Fernando Pisani? No chance in hell.

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? No, but he's a solid player who is coming off a terrific year.

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? No. Ryan Smyth will. If Nedved signs, Smyth gets 40 assists.

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? Tough one. I say yes, but only because the guy bleeds copper and blue. He'll pay a price to do it.

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? We're about to find out, and I do not know the answer.



Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? No

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? Yes. You can't win them all, but he's above average in this area.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?No.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?
Possibly five years from now, but MacT is going to outgrow this team at some point. imo the two things that made it hard for him to come back were Comrie and the budget restraints keeping the team from adding enough veteran help to take a shot at winning the thing. Love him or hate him, I don't think there's much doubt Craig MacTavish is in it to win.

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? No.

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? Who knows? It still looks like 5 MacTavish's out there to me.

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? I'm too busy being completely befuddled by the Brewer deal. I don't know, honestly.

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? Yes. I wish he'd draft one more skill guy before the future piano movers, but imo he's done well.

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? I expect so, yes. A nice group of skill guys, several dmen and two goalies, plus the brutes. Doesn't so much matter who exactly turns out, just that KP has covered the bases and given the organization the raw material to succeed.

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? Yes.


The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? No

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? Yes

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? No

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? Yes

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? No

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? Yes, to Detroit.

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? Yes.

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? Depends on Heatley.



Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? No.

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Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05?
YES (I'll bring back the 'I believe' avatar now if I have to)

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league?
YES

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league?
YES

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) than Eric Brewer?
YES

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?
YES

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?
NO

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?
YES

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05?
YES

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05?
YES

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
YES

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
YES

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?
YES (every time)

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?
NO (top pairing D-man over the character LW)

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05?
NO

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?
YES (gotta have faith)

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?
YES

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers?
YES

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?
YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?
YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?
YES

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?
NO

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05?
NO (it will improve, but moreso because of Bergeron and Nedved)

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got?
YES

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers?
YES

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?
NO

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?
YES

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05?
YES

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05?
NO

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05?
YES

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05?
NO

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years?
YES

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?
NO

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?
NO (I don't think they can)

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005?
NO

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?
NO (barely)

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?
YES (I believe!!)

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1. Overall Team

A)Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05?

B)Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05?

C)Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?

D)Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?

E)Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?

F)Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?

G)Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league?

H)Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league?

2. Players

A)Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer?

B)Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?

C)Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?

D)Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?

E)Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05?

F)Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05?

G)Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?

H)Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?

I)Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?

J)Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?

K)Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05?

L)Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?

M)Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?

3. Management

A)Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers?

B)Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?

C)Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?

D)Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?

E)Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?

F)Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05?

G)Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got?

H)Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers?

I) Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?

J)Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?

4. The rest of the NHL

A)Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05?

B)Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05?

C)Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05?

D)Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05?

E)Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05?

F)Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05?

G)Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years?

H)Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?

I)Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?

J)Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005?

K)Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?

L)Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?
I edited it to add numbers and lettering to keep the insane number of questions orderly. I tried to keep it as Yes/No like as possible but as a passionate fan some demand a little blurb here and there.

1A. No, 1B. No, 1C. Yes, 1D. No, 1E. No, 1F. No, 1G. Yes(barely), 1H. Yes

2A. No, 2B. Yes, 2C. Yes, 2D. Yes, 2E. No (noticable improvement), 2F. Yes, 2G. Yes, 2H. No, 2I. YES, 2J.No(painful to say), 2K. No, 2L. No, 2M. Yes

3A. No, 3B.YES, 3C. Yes, 3D. Yes, 3E. No, 3F. Yes, 3G. No(Ty will earn every penny but Lowe could of forced him to sign for less), 3H. Yes, 3I. Yes, 3J. Yes

4A. No, 4B. No, 4C. Yes, 4D. Yes, 4E. Yes, 4F. No 4G. No, 4H. No, 4I. Yes, 4J. Yes, 4K. No, 4L. No


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Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05?
Yes

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05?
Yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
Yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
No

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
No

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
No

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league?
Yes

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league?
Yes

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer?
Yes

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?
Yes

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?
No

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?
Yes

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05?
No

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05?
Yes

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
Yes

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
Yes

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?
Yes

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?
No

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05?
Yes

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?
Yes

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?
No

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers?
Yes

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?
Yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?
No

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?
No

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?
Yes

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05?
No

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got?
Yes

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers?
Yes

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?
Yes

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?
Yes

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05?
Yes

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05?
No

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05?
Hell no

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05?
Yes

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05?
No

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05?
No

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years?
Yes

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?
Yes

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?
No

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005?
Yes

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?
No

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?
Helllll No

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Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?
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Should Jani Rita be in the Oilers lineup over Fernando Pisani?
Lowetide don't re-word the question , I'm trying to compare my answers against yours and you are just making it difficult.

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(All questions are based on the premise that there will be a full season next year)

Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? No

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? No

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yes

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yes

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? Yes

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? No

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? Yes

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? Yes

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? Yes

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? Yes

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? Yes

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? Yes

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? Yes

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? tough call, i'd say tie.

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? No

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? Yes

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? Yes

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? good, not great, definitely room for improvement, but should get better with experience

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?
Yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?
right now, Yes.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? as long as he gets more prouction out of the players

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?
no
Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? Yes

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? Yes

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? Yes

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? Yeah..top 10

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? yes

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? No

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? No

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? yeah.

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? No

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? No

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? No

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? yeah

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?
No
Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?
they can't, they have a 45 day window to trade him as soon as the playoffs are over

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? close, but no.

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? Yes

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?[/QUOTE] No. there egos will get in the way, what else is new?

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Yes or no answers to the following questions - see where we all stand
So...are you going to give out the correct answers? :-P

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05?
Healthy doubts.

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05?
Based on last season: not likely. It might go even.

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
Its certainly possible but not really probable.

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
Quite unlikely.

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
No.

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
No.

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league?
It might be close.

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league?
Yes.

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer?
No because he's not signed. If/when he signs he will be until he gets injured.

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?
No.

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?
No but if there's no Nedved he could.

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?
Yes.

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05?
If you're talking acne, the answer is "yes". All other interpretations: no.

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05?
Yes.

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
Yes.

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
Yes.

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?
Jani who?

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?
No and its really not that close.

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05?
No.

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?
No.

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?
No.

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers?
No, although I should say I don't hate some of the contracts as much as some people apparently do.

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?
Fair.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?
Yes. But I'll scream for his head many times anyway.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?
If next year is the future, then yes.

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?
No.

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05?
No.

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got?
Trying to sign him was a no-brainer, but I think he could have gotten a slightly better deal. And what was the rush anyway?

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers?
I like many of the picks.

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?
Couldn't even speculate. Sure, why not?

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?
40%. Personally, I wouldn't want him to unless there really are no other options. I'd rather him shift the strengths around in a trade.

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05?
I hope not.

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05?
I really don't think so but haven't really looked at it.

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05?
No.

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05?
No.

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05?
I think so, but I could see them cooling off too.

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05?
No.

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years?
No. Well, unless Prusek turns out to be really something else (a Nabokov or Kiprusoff, say) because they're starting to look like they've adoped Philadelphia's and Vancouver's goalie philosophies.

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?
Doubtful but I believe it could happen.

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?
Doubtful. Who wants his salary?

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005?
Cripes I haven't a clue. I'll say no.

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?
No.

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?
No. This was all moot!

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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? YES

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? YES

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? NO

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? YES

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? NO

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? YES

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? YES

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? YES

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? NO

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? NO

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? YES

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? YES

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? YES

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? NO

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? YES/AT THIS TIME

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? YES

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? NO

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? NO

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? YES

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? YES

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? YES

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? YES

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? YES

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? NO

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? NO

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? NO

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? NO

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? YES

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? NO

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? NO

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? YES

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? YES

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? YES

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? NO

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? NO/ TOO STUPID

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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05?
I have some doubts, but overall I'd say yes.

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05?
Agreed with LT. Pretty much a wash. Even record.

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
It'll be close, but yes.

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
It'll be closer than anyone thinks, but no.

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
Probably not.

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
More likely than finishing top 5, but I'd say no.

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league?
Hopefully yes.

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league?
Definitely yes.

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer?
They both play huge minutes and without either we're in a deep, dark place. I'll say no.

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?
No.

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?
I'd bet no, but there's always a chance. He's like the (lil') plugger who could.

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?
Yes.

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05?
No. I assume you define break out in terms of offense. Defensively he should get better though.

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05?
Hopefully. Knowing MacT, I'd say no.

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
I'll be bold and say no.

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
Yes. No takers, at least not for the price Lowe wants.

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?
At this point, yes. He's proven and he's dependable, two things Rita are not.

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?
Close, but I'd say no.

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05?
Close, it'll be between him, Smyth and York. I'd say yes.

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?
My crystal ball says yes.

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?
No.

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers?
Adequate, not great. I guess that means no.

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?
Better than most. I'd say yes.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?
No.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?
Yes.

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?
Definitely no.

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05?
Isn't his role as positioning coach or something? His job isn't to specifically help the PP is it? I'll say no, based on that and last season.

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got?
Debatable. I'd have preferred 1.0-1.2. I guess that's a no.

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers?
Remains to be seen. At this point, I'll say yes. Not great, but good.

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?
I'll hazard a guess and say top 10, but not top 5.

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?
The 3.5 million dollar question. Hmm... can I take a raincheck? I'll say yes.

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05?
No. Missing Forsberg and have traded away key pieces (Morris, Drury, etc.)

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05?
Close, I'll say no.

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05?
No.

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05?
Not likely. It's hard to repeat these days, especially with a team that plays a style like theirs.

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05?
Yes.

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05?
No. Too many other good players.

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years?
No.

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?
No.

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?
Yes. My best guess is either Detroit, Colorado, or Philly.

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005?
Hmm... tough one. Yes?

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?
No. Getting closer though.

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?
As Bettman put it when asked about a luxury tax, "no."

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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? Tough to say, I think it'll be pretty even

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? Possibility, I doubt it, but I think there's a much better chance this year than prior ones

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? Same as above. It'll be tough, but I definetly think there's a chance. I'll put it at about 30%.

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? Defeintly not

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yes

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yes

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? No

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? No

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? No

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? Yes

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? Yes

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? He'll get in 50 or so game probably, and IMO, will see some(all be it very limited) time in the top 6, and impress, but ultimately fall back to 4th when injured player comes back.

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? Chances are high

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? I'm 50/50 on this one

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? At this point yes, but they should make sure Rita get's some games in reguardless of this factor. It won't hurt Pisani to miss the odd game.

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? No

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? Chances are high

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? Tough call... I think so though

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? Both are very good. I do however think that Conks can be more of a clutch goalie for the Oil, which IMO gives him the edge.

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? Very

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? So so, more good than bad though.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? Right now, yes. Should he have been up to now though, no. The team has turned into a Mac T team, and they should now live or die with this factor for a minimum of one more year.

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? Yes

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? No

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? No, I don't see how he can help it this year compared to last. Mac-T needs to make better descions about who get's the PP time.

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? Yes

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? Very good, I have been extremely satisfied with our drafting since he's taken over.

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?Yes

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? 50/50

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? I do not think so, I'll give it 20% chance.

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? Once again, about a 20% chance, maybe even less.

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? Probably, depends on the matchup...

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? They'd be my favourite, but this is the toughest thing to call IMO.

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? I think they'll be a good team, but I don't think they'll be improving. They'll most likely have home ice advantage unless they get hit hard by injuries

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? Doubt it

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? Highly doubt it. They're a team built for the regular season, and I doubt they make the right changes

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? hmmm... don't have any idea.

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? Depends on how they do next year I think

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? I believe so. I think there is a very good chance they do.

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? Good chance there as well IMO

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? I'll give that a 15% chance


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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? YES

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? YES

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? YES

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? NO

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? NO

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? YES

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? NO

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? YES

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? YES

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? NO

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? NO

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? NO

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? YES

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? YES

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? YES

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? NO

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? YES

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? NO

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? NO

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? YES

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? YES

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? YES

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? YES

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? NO

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? NO

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? YES

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? NO

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? NO

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? NO

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? YES

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? NO

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? NO

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? NO

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? NO

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? NO

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Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? - YES

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? - YES!

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? - YES!

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? - NO

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? - YES

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? - NO

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? - YES

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? - YES

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? - YES

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? - NO

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? - YES

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? - YES

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? - NO

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? - YES

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? - YES

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? - YES

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? - NO

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? - NO

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? - YES

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? - YES

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? - NO

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? - YES

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? - YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? - YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? - NO

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? - NO

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? - NO NO NO

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? - YES

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? - YES

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? - YES

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? - YES

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? - NO

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? - NO

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? - YES

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? - NO

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? - YES

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? - NO

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? - YES

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? - NO

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? - YES

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? - YES

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? - YES

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?[/QUOTE] - NO

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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? No

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? Yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? No

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? No

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? No

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yes

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? Yes

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? About the same

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? Yes

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? No

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? Yes

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? No

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? Yes

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? Yes

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? Yes

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? Without a doubt

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? No

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? No

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? Yes

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? they are about the same

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? somewhat

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? Yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? Yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? Yes

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? No

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? No

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? Yes

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? Yes

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? too early to tell

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? Yes

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? No

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? No

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? No

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? No

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? Yes

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? No

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? No

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? No

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? No (they can't, he has a no trade clause)

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? No

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? No

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? No

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(All questions are based on the premise that there will be a full season next year)

Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? YES

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? YES

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? YES

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? NO

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? YES

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? YES

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? NO

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? YES

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? NO

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? YES

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? YES

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? YES

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? YES

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? YES

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? YES

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? YES

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? NO

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? YES

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? NO

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? YES

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? NO

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? YES

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? YES

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? YES

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? NO

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? NO

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? NO

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? NO

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? YES

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? NO

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? YES

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? NO

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? YES

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? YES

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? YES

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? NO

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Another good thread idea Jay.

Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? yes

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? no

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? 5th place

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? no

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? yes

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? yes

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? no

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? no

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? no

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? yes

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? no, he is what he is, his game will just get more consitent

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? yes

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? yes

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? yes

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? no

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? yes

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? no

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? no

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? yes

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? yes

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? I don't know

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? no

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? yes

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? yes

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? yes

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? yes

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? yes

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? no

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? no

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? no

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? no

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? yes

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? no

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? no

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? no

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? no

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? no

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? no

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? yes

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Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? NO

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? YES

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? NO

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? NO

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? NO

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? YES

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? NO

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? NO

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? YES

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? NO

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? YES

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? NO

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? NO

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? NO

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? YES

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? NO

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? YES

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? NO

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? NO

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? NO

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? YES

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? YES

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? YES

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? YES

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? NO

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? NO

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? YES

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? NO

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? YES

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? NO

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? NO

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? NO

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? YES

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? YES

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? YES

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? NO

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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05?
Yes

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05?
Yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
Yes

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05?
No

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
No

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05?
No

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league?
Yes

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league?
Yes

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer?
Yes

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?
In Points yes, not in Goals

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?
No, if he's playing where he is supose to.

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?
Yes

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05?
He'd better.

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05?
Yes

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
Yes

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005?
Yes

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita?
Cant' we make room for both?

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith?
Too hard to say.

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05?
Yes

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?
Yes

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?
Yes

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers?
Yes

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers?
Yes

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now?
No

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future?
No

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins?
Yes

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05?
Barely

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got?
Yes

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers?
Meh

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers?
10-15

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?
Hope so

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05?
Yes

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05?
No

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05?
Yes

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05?
No

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05?
Yes

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05?
No

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years?
Yes

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005?
No

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005?
Yes

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005?
Yes

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?
No

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October?
Yes

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Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? YES
These two questions you answered confuse me. You say you confident the Oilers will make the playoffs. At the same time you say they will finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference. To finish in the bottom 5 means you'll finish between 11-15 and those aren't playoff spots.

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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? YES

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? NO

Will the Oilers power play be above the bottom 5 in the league? NO

Will the Oilers penalty kill be above the bottom 5 in the league? YES

Players

Is Jason Smith currently more important to the Oilers (on the ice only) as Eric Brewer? YES

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? NO

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? NO

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? YES

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? NO

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? NO

Will Shawn Horcoff be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? YES

Will Georges Laraque be an Oiler by the deadline in 2005? YES

Should Fernando Pisani be in the Oilers lineup over Jani Rita? NO

Is Ethan Moreau more important to the Oilers than Jason Smith? NO

Will Petr Nedved (if resigned) lead the Oilers in points in 2004/05? NO

Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now? NO

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? NO

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? YES

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in trading as the GM of the Oilers? NO

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers right now? NO

Do you think Craig MacTavish is the right coach for the Oilers in the future? NO

Should Kevin Lowe fire Craig MacTavish before the 2004/05 season begins? NO

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? NO

Did Kevin Lowe make the right decision to sign Ty Conklin to the $1.5 million per year deal he got? YES

Would you say that Kevin Prendergast has done a good job at the draft table for the Oilers? YES

Would you say that KP has done an excellent (ie: Top 5 - 10 in the league) job at the draft table for the Oilers? NO

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? YES

The rest of the NHL

Will the Colorado Avalanche win the Northwest division in 2004/05? NO

Will the Anaheim Mighty Ducks make the playoffs in 2004/05? NO

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make it past the first round in 2004/05? NO

Will the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat with a Cup win in 2004/05? NO

Will the Sharks keep up their resurgence in 2004/05? YES

Will Martin St.Louis repeat as the Art Ross winner in 2004/05? NO

Is Ottawa going to win a Cup in the next 5 years? YES

Will the Bruins end up trading Joe Thornton between now and the deadline in 2005? NO

Will the Stars end up trading Bill Guerin between now and the deadline in 2005? YES

Will Mike Keenan & Jacques Martin see their Panthers make the playoffs in 2005? YES

Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005? NO

Lastly, and this removes the premise I stated at the start of this post,

Will Bob Goodenhow and Gary Bettman agree on a CBA before the season is to begin in early October? NO

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