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24 Jun 2020 04:58:46
DET - Bernier (50% retained)
EDM - Russell, 2021 3rd


DET - Filppula (50% retained)
EDM - Russell, 2021 5th.


1.) 24 Jun 2020 15:25:53
with their salaries wouldn't russel for filipula straight up be pretty close?

2.) 24 Jun 2020 16:11:28
PKane, it would probably be close yeah I only added the pick because of the retention. The Oilers are going to want to save as much cap as possible.

3.) 24 Jun 2020 23:19:10
I think Detroit would just move Filippula for the highest pick we could get or highest prospect we could get, especially with retention.

There is not really a need for Russell. If Edmonton wants to add to move his contract, we’re open to those types of deals by taking on salary for picks/ prospects.

4.) 25 Jun 2020 11:57:29
I think Detroit could use a veteran D considering Eriksson and Daley are UFA’s and they don’t have much else for veteran D. Also he’d be another asset for them at the deadline.

5.) 25 Jun 2020 12:47:09
If we really need a Vet D, we can likely sign a depth one as a UFA like we did with Nemeth. Assuming we lose the Krug sweepstakes.

Getting rid of Daley/ Ericsson is good for us because it gives more room for our young D like Cholowski or Seider to push for spots.

The only question here is who will have greater trade value at the deadline: Filippula or Russell? If it’s Russell, we may take this to flip him later. If it’s Filippula, we keep him.

6.) 25 Jun 2020 15:44:02
I agree, I think the 5th might not be enough alone but I think Russel gets more at the deadline. 15 point stay at home D might be able to get a 4th if his salary is retained.

7.) 26 Jun 2020 00:02:34
In this current time salary cap is worth more then gold. The wings could load up on probably 5 1st round picks just by taking salary this year. I think it’d take a 2nd to dump Russel he’s not even bad but this offseason is unique and like I said cap space is very valuable.

8.) 26 Jun 2020 15:50:04
I think you might be exaggerating the salary cap VB. I think definitely teams will have to be more careful and it’ll have an impact on the market. But I don’t think a team or at least not Edmonton would trade a second to drop one year of 2.5M.



22 May 2020 00:25:55
NJD - ARI 1st (10th ish), Foote
ANA - 1st (5th ish)

Devils draft Raymond 5th and Holtz 6th.


1.) 22 May 2020 02:12:50
pointless trade.

2.) 22 May 2020 17:19:54
Pointless how? … Lol getting those two players could change there whole franchise.

3.) 22 May 2020 19:29:32
Don’t think Anaheim does this.

4.) 23 May 2020 03:19:41
Don't think Devil's do it. Foote is a stud prospect. And whoever they draft with that 10th pick is going to be a stud prospect. Two stud prospects are worth more than one stud prospect. Even if the one stud prospect was drafted slightly higher. The difference between 5 and 10 is not meaningful enough to throw another A-prospect like Foote in.

5.) 23 May 2020 13:50:22
There is a drop off after the top 8 in this draft. All it takes is 1 reach pick for Stunztel, Byfield or Drysdale to fall to 5.



20 May 2020 03:20:41
Bear - 4.55 AAV x 6 YRS
Comparable is R. Andersson

Yamamoto - 5.95 AAV x 6 YRS
Comparable is Teravainen / Konecny

Thoughts on these deals?

Oilers will have cap problems and will need to lose salary. Hopefully a compliance buyout can be used on Neal or Russell. But what are the chances Nurse is traded before he needs a new contract in two years?


1.) 20 May 2020 06:55:11
Has Yamamoto earned the tervainen kocnecy comparison? Oilers won't pay without knowing. He'll get a prove it deal. I think the same for bear, but he'll probably get 5 or 6 years at 4 mil.

2.) 20 May 2020 12:27:39
I like the Bear deal, I think that is around what he might actually agree to. Oilers got Klefbom for similar and that is now a hell of a bargain considering his workload and consistency but I also think Bear knows he won’t be that guy what with Klefbom still being around and with Bouchard and Broberg in the system. He could be a PP master tho so he shouldn’t accept underpay but I think the number is decent. A hair over $5mil might be closer in my mind.

I think Yamo does a bridge deal. And I think both sides want that. He erupted this season with Drai and RNH but hasn’t really shown such flash with other players so is he versitile? And can he stay consistent? If so, big payday ahead. If it’s a one-off or he’s just good with that trio, I don’t see him getting that much. So I think I’ll be more like $4.25mil/ 2yrs.

3.) 20 May 2020 13:44:35
I like the Bear deal but not the Yamamoto one he hasn’t earned that yet.

4.) 20 May 2020 14:24:04
Seems high for both players to me.

5.) 20 May 2020 16:16:44
Forgot to mention Yamamoto has one more season before needing a new deal. He definitely has more to prove to earn a long term deal but I think with his work ethic and skill he should be able to earn a big deal.
@Chirp, I hadn’t put much thought into Bouchard and Broberg coming up soon. It definitely will effect his value. I just think with his body of work this year he showed he can be a really good top 4 D.
@Habby, there definitely deals looking towards the future. Chayka esc. I’m not a huge fan of bridge deals, some situations it makes sense but I think locking these two up long term will benefit the Oilers in a couple years.



08 May 2020 20:30:25
EDM - Puljujarvi, 2020 1st (23ish)
NYR - Andersson, 2020 1st (16ish)
EDM - Puljujarvi, Samurakov
EDM - Andersson, Georgiev.


1.) 08 May 2020 21:57:48
Lias Andersson has more value then Puljujarvi he is younger and more proven. If anything 1 for 1 swap with no adds. Rangers are giving up to much here. Way too much.

2.) 09 May 2020 00:27:08
Neither guy has any value right now. Andersson + Georgiev for Puljujarvi + 1st is a little closer maybe. Thorwins if needeed.

3.) 09 May 2020 00:32:59
Do you look anything up VB? There the same age, Andersson is a like 5 months younger. Puljujarvi has been better in every league they’ve played in. Lol.

4.) 09 May 2020 14:36:29
Lias is a 99 and Puljujarvi is a 98 that’s what I meant. Puljujarvi plays a 1 dimensional game where as Lias Andersson doesn’t he can play a bottom 6 role. I stick to my response of Lias Andersson being better.

5.) 09 May 2020 17:05:39
Hockey DB has them both 98’s. Puljujarvi can definitely play a 3rd line role. I’ve seen him play 3rd line just fine. He just has the potential to be a lot better. I think he’s more likely to be an NHLer and more likely to be a better one.

Also just to add Samurakov has a lot of value in the Oilers system. He’s projected to be a really good two way D. He’s probably one of the highest valued in the Oilers deep system.

6.) 10 May 2020 15:18:50
The Oilers system is far from deep, Bouchard is looking like a bust, so is Benson, Jones and Yams.

7.) 10 May 2020 16:32:59
If 36 points in 56 games as a 20 year old rookie defenseman in the AHL is considered a bust, Blues would be more than happy to take him from Edmonton.

8.) 10 May 2020 18:36:42
Obviously you have zero clue. Bouchard is a bust already? News to me. Yamamoto was like a point per game this year. Lol he’s going to be a star. Benson was an AHL all star and he’ll be making the jump the the NHL next season. Jones was a 4th round pick that’ll be a full time NHLer next season.
The Oilers also have Lavoie, McLeod, Samurakov and a couple goalies that have a lot of potential. A couple more guys that could turn into NHLers. Ohh also Broberg and Puljujarvi. One of the deepest prospect pools in the league.

9.) 10 May 2020 20:40:17
My bad Puljujarvi was drafted in 2016 while Lias was drafted in 2017 so that’s why I thought that. Anyway I like alias’s 2way play more then Puljujarvi I know he has the size and speed but I just don’t ever see him being an efficient line PK guy. I think Lias is more of a sure thing.

10.) 12 May 2020 03:02:53
Not going to lie. I thought Yamamoto was going to bust big. He still might. But he already out up about 20 more points in a season than I ever expected. I figured he was going to be in the AHL his whole life. I guess it's true. Size don't matter much abymore in NHL.



10 Feb 2020 22:01:13
PIT - Galchenyuk

NAS - Granlund.


1.) 11 Feb 2020 00:50:09
Looks like Chucky is on way to Wild? For Zucker.

2.) 11 Feb 2020 00:51:30
And is that's the case. the Pens are the first power team to stike 1st in the arms race! . this is the most exciting time of the regular season!

3.) 11 Feb 2020 01:09:19
Cant do that! Alex G is now a member of the wild. penguins get their guy in Zucker!

4.) 11 Feb 2020 15:57:37
Lol bad timing on that proposal. They can still technically make that trade with Minnesota I guess.




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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.



15 Feb 2020 00:25:51
How many games for Kassian? I think it can be anywhere from 2 to 10 considering the league’s inconsistency. Also this doesn’t happen very often. But I’m going to guess 4 games.


1.) 15 Feb 2020 07:23:31
Got 7 games, still too few. Yet, positively surprised it was 7 at least, which tells you all you need to know about the DOPS.

2.) 15 Feb 2020 12:44:55
Yeah I think I’m having a hard time separating the bias. I’m definitely okay with 7 on this though. Skinner got 2 games in 2012 or something like that for kicking so I figured 4 or 5.

3.) 15 Feb 2020 15:09:40
The DOPS is under pressure to make any offenses punished harder than in 2012. I thought he would get 5 games but I also wouldn't have been surprised if he got 10 games. There is no black or white but a lot of grey area now in handing out punishment.

4.) 15 Feb 2020 16:12:08
That was so childish, lol. This guy can’t control himself on the ice.

5.) 15 Feb 2020 17:52:43
The Oilers should have bought Kassian's contract out the minute he signed it.

6.) 15 Feb 2020 19:40:09
Could you imagine what the Oiler fans would be saying had a leaf player kicked someone like a toddler? I remember chirp and yupp when Kadri was still a leaf. They thought Kadri should be tossed from the league.

7.) 15 Feb 2020 20:11:10
I thought Kassian should’ve gotten 5-8 games and he got 7. Seems about right. It was a bonehead move, he deserves it. Just such a selfish and stupid thing to do. So the Oilers are down another player and going to have to really claw to make the playoffs now.
And NotToday, don’t put words in my mouth you stain. I never said Kadri should be tossed from the league but I absolutely said he is a dirty player because he is. How about you just don’t even talk about me, okay? You skid mark.

8.) 15 Feb 2020 20:52:09
Yeah just a crazy thing to do. Definitely lost some respect across the league for that.

9.) 15 Feb 2020 21:55:35
Lol, ok chirpy.

10.) 15 Feb 2020 23:19:00
Kadri was a POS yes sir.
I no way shape or form do I think what Kassian did was acceptable in the league. I haven’t heard a single Oilers fan say it was. Good call bud.

New Name I’ve never seen NotToday, but you remember some thing from years ago, were hurt by it and bring it up now to try and bash us.
So, who are you really? Why the name change?

11.) 16 Feb 2020 00:38:42
Chirp is mad. Is the wife making you sleep on the couch?

12.) 16 Feb 2020 06:01:12
Pipe down, vb. I just don’t appreciate losers making junk up regarding what I’ve said in the past to support their stupid arguments. I’ve never said Kadri should be kicked out of the league. Never. NotSmart or whatever his name is simply decided to add his name to the list of whimpering whiny leafs fans who make everything about them and the leafs by making up some BS about other people.
And before all other leafs fans on here have a conniption fit, I’m not saying all leafs fans are whimpering whiny derps. Not all of you are. But some are and you know it and NotSmart is one of them.

13.) 16 Feb 2020 12:47:59
Obviously what Kassian did was wrong but if we judged people based upon our worst actions we’d all be monsters. I know what it’s like to get over emotional on the ice personally and it’s a spit second thing. He’s a dirty hockey Player because that’s what he’s payed to be. If he was cheaper I’d love him on the leafs.

14.) 16 Feb 2020 13:05:55
people who use multiple logins with vastly different names over the course of years on a random blog site full of strangers are the definition of internet troll.

got discredited by strangers too many times? . better change my name

get. a. life.

15.) 16 Feb 2020 17:23:27
Pretty sad Ovie, that’s for sure.

16.) 16 Feb 2020 22:25:52
Good for Chirp. Not Today has been a month peice a few times to me as well.
Who do you guys think this clown may be? From his old names?

17.) 18 Feb 2020 11:46:01
No clue really Sosa, but he’s definitely a soft little man who was hurt by some words in the past. Maybe a Leafs17 second account? He tries to just take shots like this at me all the time.

18.) 19 Feb 2020 19:23:33
Well said Ovi. Basically if you call back to any instance on this site from before you changed your name - all your credit is lost.



17 Nov 2019 18:42:27
Which group of players would you want from the 2013, 2014, 2016 drafts between the Oilers and Flames?

Monohan (6th), Bennet (4th), Tkatchuk (6th)


Nurse (7th), Draisaitl (3rd), Puljujarvi (4th)


1.) 17 Nov 2019 19:24:27
I think the flames have a slight edge right now but puljujarvi could still sway that back to the oilers favour whether it be him or whatever they get in trade.

2.) 18 Nov 2019 01:50:17
I’d probably agree habby.
Draisaitl >> Tkachuk > Monohan > Nurse > Bennett >> Puljujarvi.

3.) 18 Nov 2019 14:42:13
Flames, simply because of Puljujarvi.

4.) 18 Nov 2019 15:47:55
Andersson (53rd), Kylington (60th)
Jones (117th), Bear (124th)

Parsons (54th), Dube (56th)
Benson (32nd), Wells (123rd)

5.) 18 Nov 2019 21:46:44
1st one is Calgary again 2nd one is about as close to even as you could get.

6.) 19 Nov 2019 05:05:09
I'll take the Flames simply because of Puljujärvi honestly but Draisaitl is so good. As for 2015 and 2016 i'd say Flames for 2015 and Oilers for 2016 Andersson and Kylington give them a huge edge

7.) 19 Nov 2019 18:50:20
I actually looked closer in stats and the last 3 years Bennett has had 26 and 27 point seasons. Puljujarvi was on pace for 25 his rookie season. I feel like another season or two in the NHL and he’ll be at least comparable to Bennett value wise.




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24 Jul 2020 07:31:34
Heck no from Buffalo and Hall. You’ll have to drastically over pay someone to go to Ottawa.




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23 Jul 2020 21:59:39
Bobrovsky just got 10M tax free so I wouldn’t want to give Holtby what he’s going to ask for.




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10 Jul 2020 20:58:53
He was over a point a game player in the KHL and on a 55 point pace his first year in the NHL.




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10 Jul 2020 08:33:29
How is Dumba a 20 point D? This season was a down season for him and he was on pace for 28 points, yes. But the two before he was on pace for 50. He’s been in double digit goals for the past 3 seasons. He had 12 goals in 32 games last year! Crazy to act like he’s a 20 point guy. You two might not trade Rathbone for him but the Canucks would.




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09 Jul 2020 19:27:47
I don’t get the “can I have what your smoking” comments. Like do you think it’s too much or too little? It’s not a crazy off value proposal.





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