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06 Oct 2020 02:16:56
Anyone know how the talent is split in the draft? From the mock drafts I’m seeing it looks to be 1, 2-3, 4-8, 9-16. Am I way off in saying up to around pick 16 is top 10 talent? Maybe even pick 18 if any slide.

Unlikely trade but you can only hope.

EDM - 1st (14th)
MON - 1st (16th), 2nd.


1.) 06 Oct 2020 12:23:41
Didn’t mean to press send but that 2nd is pick 56. The only way it happens is if Montreal likes someone at 14 and doesn’t think they’ll be there at 16 obviously. Similar to last year when Arizona traded the 14th and 45th for the 11th.

2.) 06 Oct 2020 19:06:47
1, 2-3, 4-8/ 9 Sanderson has worked his way into that Catagory imo so 9, 10-13, 14-30ish imo

Whoever goes to Minnesota will be a surprise imo. I think Drysdale could fall there.

3.) 06 Oct 2020 19:24:58
Ohh really I’ve seen Holtz, Sanderson, Lundell, Quinn, Jervais, Askarov and Lappierre going in and out of the top 10. I was thinking there was a fall off after pick 16 ish.



04 Oct 2020 00:13:03
OTT - 1st (28th), 2nd (33rd), 2nd (51st)

EDM - 1st (14th)

Oilers use the 28th to target Murray, Dumba, Kuemper, Skjei.




16 Sep 2020 01:16:31
EDM - Neal
NJD - Schneider.


1.) 16 Sep 2020 05:08:58
Solid Trade imo

2.) 16 Sep 2020 06:28:20
Hell no! Neal can still score, Schneider is Ahl goalie at best!

Rather give Smith 1m than that deal.

3.) 16 Sep 2020 12:23:01
I actually meant to add maybe a 2nd from NJ. Cause I agree Neal scored 19 goals. Schneider also has one less year on his contract but makes 250K more.

4.) 16 Sep 2020 17:44:00
I think Neal >>> Schneider.
Yes, Neal is overpaid but he is productive in the NHL while Schneider isn't even an AHL starting calibre goalie.
Also, we need help with depth scoring, right? Why would we trade Neal?

5.) 16 Sep 2020 19:13:42
I just looked and the Devils don’t have a 2nd in this draft so the pick would have to be one of the Devils three 1st round picks, 20th overall (Oil add) or there 2021 2nd. I think it could make sense for Edmonton for a couple reasons. The Oil don’t have 2nd round picks for the next two years. They also lose a year of Neals cap. And they get a backup goalie that has been a starter before. If they don’t think Schneider can be a quality back up or even have 1B potential they probably wouldn’t do it.



14 Sep 2020 01:22:49
EDM - Russell (4M)
VAN - Sutter (4.4M)

Oilers get a 3rd line right shot center. Canucks save 380K and maybe the Oil can retain a little on Russell’s contract as well.


1.) 14 Sep 2020 14:51:26
I think both teams pull the trigger. Love the idea :)

2.) 14 Sep 2020 16:12:07

3.) 15 Sep 2020 02:12:34
I'm going to say no from Van. Van has a lot of young D they have to start working in and Russell is not good. Sutter could be bought out too. Not a bad idea though.

4.) 17 Sep 2020 02:42:03
Another bottom 6 penalty killing forward to Edm at that price won't fly.



02 Sep 2020 21:21:27
EDM - Athanasiou
PIT - Murray, 2020 3rd.


1.) 03 Sep 2020 05:04:43
I’m not a big fan of Murray and know he struggled but I’d think EDM would be adding the pick not PIT.

2.) 03 Sep 2020 15:34:35
You could be right. They both had bad seasons so there value is hard to judge but my thinking was Holland gave up two 2nd’s for AA and I wasn’t sure if Murray is worth that. I’d be okay with adding a mid/ late pick for Murray though.




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15 Nov 2020 15:39:51
@Chirp, I read some info about the expansion draft.

Every team needs to have at least one player exposed from each position that meets a few requirements. They have to be under contract and have played at least 70 games in the prior two seasons or 40 games in this coming up season. Russell might be the only exposed D that meets both requirements.

So even though Klefbom doesn’t meet the requirements he can still be picked because he’s played 3 or more pro seasons.


1.) 15 Nov 2020 17:41:42
Yeah I read something about that a while back too but I think the thing I read said Klefbom was still potentially ineligible if he didn’t play this season. To be honest, I kinda skimmed it. Haha. I dunno, whatev. I’m sure the Oilers will figure it out.

2.) 15 Nov 2020 19:29:47
Haha jeez the salary cap and apparently expansion draft rules are impossible to figure out. Hopefully Holland doesn’t blow it.



24 Oct 2020 19:14:15
Seattle Expansion Draft:





Broberg (A)
Bouchard (A)
Lavoie (B+)
Samorukov (B)
McLeod (B)
Rodrigue (B-)

It depends how the season goes for Puljujarvi, wether they do the 7 and 3 or 8 skaters. It’ll be either him or Jones selected IMO.

RNH - McDavid - Kassian
Benson - Draisaitl - Yamamoto
Neal - Turris - Puljujarvi
Nygard - Haas - Archibald
Ennis - Khaira - Chaisson

Nurse - Larsson
Russell - Bear
Jones - Barrie


1.) 25 Oct 2020 00:59:13
Looks good

2.) 25 Oct 2020 15:01:50
Jones or Puljujarvi would be a pretty decent loss. Is Calgary going to lose a good player?

3.) 27 Oct 2020 01:13:10
My understanding is that they re-signed Russell in order for him to be offered up as their expansion draft player? Don’t quote me on numbers but isn’t it there a condition that if Klefbom doesn’t play more than 40 games this upcoming season due to his LTIR situation he is exempt from the expansion draft and then the primary candidates for Seattle from Edmonton would be Russell, Neal, or Khaira? I remember reading something to that affect when they extended Russell but can’t remember the specifics.

4.) 27 Oct 2020 14:02:59
Wow you might be right. Cap friendly shows Klefbom needs to play another 4 games to be eligible I think. I think the rule might be they have to play a certain amount of games in the two years prior to the draft. That would be huge to not have to protect Klefbom because they could protect Jones and still go the 7 and 3 route.

5.) 27 Oct 2020 17:50:57
I'd honestly pay way more for Seattle to take Kassian.

6.) 28 Oct 2020 01:35:23
I agree Tyson, I don’t like the contract either. But they just signed it so you’d think they’d protect him. Maybe Marody instead?



15 Mar 2020 18:37:03
What are Oiler fans early thoughts on Athanasiou?


1.) 15 Mar 2020 21:19:09
He has more to offer than he has so far. I like that he is an RFA so we can potentially see how he’ll do with a true fresh start next season because I think he can get back to 20isj goals per season but to this point he’s been mediocre.

2.) 15 Mar 2020 23:31:53
I have optimism since Holland has seen a lot of him. But from what I’ve seen he’s been a very perimeter player and hasn’t created a lot.

3.) 16 Mar 2020 15:08:19
At best, I think he’s a 20 goal 40-50 point forward imo.

4.) 26 Mar 2020 09:11:26
A 50 point player is a top line player on some teams in the league. Not the good ones. But 50 points would have led scoring last year on a few teams.



12 Mar 2020 02:38:26
Pionk was a horse for the Jets tonight. Might have been a steal by the Jets….


1.) 12 Mar 2020 12:35:27
Yeah, he has actually been much, much better than Ranger fans lead us to believe. Not as big or physical as Trouba but a better puck mover definitely.

2.) 12 Mar 2020 15:12:57
When the Jets traded Trouba for Pionk and #1 pick I believed that the Jets lost the trade big time. However with the great play of Pionk, his age, reasonable contract and value to the team he has shown he alone was worth the trade for Trouba. Also the draft pick turned into Heinola who looks to be a keeper having played the 1st 8 games of the season where he recorded 5 points and averaged over 18 minutes per game. Only his physical size and the Jets history of keeping draft picks developing in the minors until they are over-ready stopped him from playing the entire season on the Jets. This trade set up the Jets backend nicely for the future.



12 Mar 2020 00:50:33
Burke through out the idea of 8 team playoffs instead of 16. It would allow them to push back playoffs. Thoughts? Do you think the NHL will cancel playoffs? Will the cap still go up considering lost revenue?


1.) 12 Mar 2020 11:17:51
Doesn’t matter what they do, these playoffs will be with an asterisk no matter what if they cancel the rest of the regular season. And I say that knowing the Oilers are in the playoffs. It would be just that Oilers-esque to win the Cup in an asterisked season. Haha. Yet if the leafs won I’m sure the parade would go on as planned in spite of coronavirus and it would be called the greatest playoffs in sports history 😂

In any case this stupid virus is a bummer and hopefully it’s contained soon. Sports are the least of the worries these days.

2.) 12 Mar 2020 14:54:26
Yeah there really is no good solution I just want to see the Oilers in the playoffs considering it’s been twice in 15 years! Lol.




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20 Nov 2020 03:46:36
Klefbom is worth every penny he makes so if they have the opportunity to get him I’m sure they’d be all over it. Obviously his injury history is bad and I’m not sure how it effects his value. Neal will only have two years left on his contract, if the Oil retained say a million it wouldn’t be all that bad to take on. Although the free agency pool is going to be super deep for Seattle so they might want to avoid taking on cap. Hard to gauge that type of trade.




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20 Nov 2020 00:43:52
Schwartz seemed like a big underpayment at first but Toffoli just signed for 4.25M x 4. So I could maybe see Schwartz get slightly more money. 5M x 4 instead?




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19 Nov 2020 16:24:31
No way Getzlaf signs for 2.5x2. Schwartz will get more. I think your close with RNH. Also 750k on Lucic retention.




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17 Nov 2020 23:06:17
This could be resolved by tomorrow and without knowing the inner workings, it is a nothing story.

Also McKinnon is probably the second best player in the league right now but McDavid is going to be the best for a long time. Can never be 100% considering how kids are developing but not likely anyone beats him out for best in the league.




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17 Nov 2020 17:26:23
Reilly also will only have to one year left on his contract.





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