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08-17-2004, 02:33 PM
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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.
I'm sure he read it as bottom 5 in terms of playoff spots. That's hot I read it at first until I looked at the question again.

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08-17-2004, 02:46 PM
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Just to clarify, the first question doesn't mean that if you say no you don't think the Oilers will make the playoffs, just that you aren't confident about it. In other words, if you think they might but have some doubts, your answer would be no rather than yes.

I'm working on another one for tonight/tommorrow that's similar with a few other interesting questions. I'm liking to hear a lot of these.

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08-17-2004, 03:44 PM
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Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? Yes, they were so close with no number one centre for most of the year and very subpar goaltending.

Will the Oilers finish with a winning record against the Flames in 2004/05? Not sure. I think the record will be close.

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Flames in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? Same as above.

Will the Oilers finish ahead of the Canucks in the Northwest Division in 2004/05? No unless Bertuzzi is not cleared to play.

Will the Oilers finish in the top 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? If Nedved signs and goaltending is solid it is possible.

Will the Oilers finish in the bottom 5 in the Western Conference in 2004/05? If we don't get a number one centre and goaltending is less than adequate

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 I believe they are equally important

Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year? No.

Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year? Not sure, I think they will be about the same.

Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year? Yes.

Do you think Eric Brewer will break out in 2004/05? I don't think he will improve that much offensively but he will be more solid defensively.

Will Jani Rita get an extended shot in 2004/05? Yes. He has a one-way contract.

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? Hard to compare, I think both are very important to the Oilers.

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

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

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

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? He has improved but there is room for improvement.

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? Hard to say.

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

Will Craig Simpson help the power play in 2004/05? Yes, I don't see how they can be worse and since it seems that Nedved is a very likely signing it will improve but I don't know if that will have anything to do with Simpson.

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, so far but it is really too early to tell how 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? Again 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? I would love to say no. I hate the Leafs.

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

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

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. He has a no trade clause and I don't know if he will waive it.

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? Yeah right, I am not optimistic at all.

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08-17-2004, 03:52 PM
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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.
What I'm confident they can do and where they will actually finish can be different.

But actually, I did read it wrong - I am confident that they will make the playoffs, but they will be in 7-8th spot (i.e. the bottom 5 in the group of 16 playoff teams).

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08-17-2004, 04:13 PM
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Just to clarify, the first question doesn't mean that if you say no you don't think the Oilers will make the playoffs, just that you aren't confident about it. In other words, if you think they might but have some doubts, your answer would be no rather than yes.

I'm working on another one for tonight/tommorrow that's similar with a few other interesting questions. I'm liking to hear a lot of these.
You going to do some sort of tally on these after answers stop rolling in? Could show interesting results.

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08-17-2004, 05:33 PM
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You going to do some sort of tally on these after answers stop rolling in? Could show interesting results.
Way ahead of ya...

This is where it stands thus far, keep in mind quite a few of the answers provided left room for some interpretation...

Overall Team

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

19 YES, 2 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

14 YES, 6 NO, 6 UNDECIDED


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

19 YES, 2 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

1 YES, 18 NO, 4 UNDECIDED


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

4 YES, 15 NO, 4 UNDECIDED


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

1 YES, 20 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

19 YES, 2 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

22 YES, 1 UNDECIDED


Players

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

13 YES, 9 NO, 1 UNDECIDED


Will Raffi Torres better his numbers next year?

7 YES, 14 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


Will Shawn Horcoff better his numbers next year?

6 YES, 15 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


Will Ales Hemsky better his numbers next year?

22 YES, 0 NO, 1 UNDECIDED


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

8 YES 13 NO, 1 UNDECIDED (must've missed one vote here, sorry)


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

17 YES, 6 NO, 0 UNDECIDED


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

18 YES, 4 NO, 1 UNDECIDED


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

16 YES, 4 NO, 3 UNDECIDED


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

14 YES, 8 NO, 1 UNDECIDED (Bet this would've been WAY different 12 months ago)


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

5 YES, 12 NO, 6 UNDECIDED


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

9 YES, 12 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


Will Ryan Smyth be an Oiler three years from now?

15 YES, 7 NO, 1 UNDECIDED


Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen?

11 YES, 8 NO, 4 UNDECIDED


Management

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

14 YES, 5 NO, 2 UNDECIDED (missed a couple here, but still surprising)


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

20 YES, 1 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

14 YES, 7 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

8 YES 10 NO, 5 UNDECIDED


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

2 YES, 20 NO, 1 UNDECIDED


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

11 YES, 9 NO, 2 UNDECIDED (missed one somewhere)


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

17 YES, 3 NO, 3 UNDECIDED


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

22 YES, 1 NO, 0 UNDECIDED


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

17 YES, 3 NO, 3 UNDECIDED


Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season?

18 YES, 0 NO, 5 UNDECIDED (Has THAT changed since the end of the season)


The rest of the NHL

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

5 YES, 17 NO, 1 UNDECIDED


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

2 YES, 20 NO, 1 UNDECIDED


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

11 YES, 8 NO, 4 UNDECIDED


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

2 YES, 19 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

15 YES, 6 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

0 YES, 22 NO, 1 UNDECIDED (Poor Marty)


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

13 YES, 10 NO, 0 UNDECIDED


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

3 YES, 18 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

11 YES, 10 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

14 YES, 9 NO, 0 UNDECIDED


Will the Thrashers make the playoffs in 2005?

7 YES, 14 NO, 2 UNDECIDED


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

5 YES, 17 NO, 1 UNDECIDED





Discuss. Or not.


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08-17-2004, 08:02 PM
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Overall Team

Are you confident that the Oilers will make the playoffs in 2004/05? Not confident that they will, but confident that they easily have the ability to.

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? 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? Break out by having an über-season? No, but he could improve quite a bit, hopefully.

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? 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? ---

Is Ty Conklin a better goaltender than Jussi Markkanen? I think we'll have to wait and see.

Management

Would you say Kevin Lowe has done a good job in contract negotiations as the GM of the Oilers? Good? Maybe not, but not bad either.

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? ---

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? No.

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? 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. Lowetide nailed it. Prendergast has done his job extremely well. Now it's up to the players/management to do their parts.

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? 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? 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? Yes, for the sake of my sanity.

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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? Yes

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? 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? 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 both have their ups and down

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? 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?

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? Yes

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

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


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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? NO

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? 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? YES

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? 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? 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? 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? 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? Undecided

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 (assumption-we won't know for 5 years at least)

Will the Oilers resign Petr Nedved this off-season? NO

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? 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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