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Trade him to where all the other Russians who have no work ethic, selfish and dont play defence go..

 

 

 

 

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What are the Oilers thinking?

 

Is there a trade coming for Dubey?

 

They want to increase ratings for their reality show?

 

Do they actually think Bryzgalov is an improvement on their goalie situation?

 

4 goalies under contract. 3 of them are one way NHL contracts. None of them signed passed this year.

 

Don't think goaltending is the problem.

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What are the Oilers thinking?

 

 

Craig MacTavish has Stanley Cup rings so he knows about #winning :|

 

Don't think goaltending is the problem.

 

Well the team save % hasn't been all that great but I haven't watched any games to know how much Edmonton has played short-handed / quality of shots / etc / etc...

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Smid? Has he been that bad this season, Dubey? The defense as a whole has been awful hasn't it?

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Smid's been ok. Not a Mactavish signing. Mactavish probably viewed him as replaceable from within the organization, so to get a player back and clear 3.5x3 in salary is a bonus. I actually tend to agree with him, even though I liked Smid.

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What are the Oilers thinking?

 

Is there a trade coming for Dubey?

 

They want to increase ratings for their reality show?

 

Do they actually think Bryzgalov is an improvement on their goalie situation?

 

4 goalies under contract. 3 of them are one way NHL contracts. None of them signed passed this year.

 

Don't think goaltending is the problem.

 

 

goaltending hasn't been great, either for Dev or Labarbara, but it's not nearly as bad as the numbers indicate, as the Oilers are playing a defensive style that limits number of shots on net but results in several point blank opportunities against per game, and they are going in, predictably. Eakins is going to have to realize that he doesn't have the personnel to execute the system he is trying to implement, or it won't matter who is in net the rest of the way.

 

It's definitely short sighted for Mactavish to think goaltending is the reason they are losing games, because it's not.

 

 

Bryzgalov is going to get absolutely torched if he sees any significant playing time.

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goaltending hasn't been great, either for Dev or Labarbara, but it's not nearly as bad as the numbers indicate, as the Oilers are playing a defensive style that limits number of shots on net but results in several point blank opportunities against per game, and they are going in, predictably. Eakins is going to have to realize that he doesn't have the personnel to execute the system he is trying to implement, or it won't matter who is in net the rest of the way.

 

It's definitely short sighted for Mactavish to think goaltending is the reason they are losing games, because it's not.

 

 

Bryzgalov is going to get absolutely torched if he sees any significant playing time.

 

Totally agree. It's not like they brought in miller. They bring in a guy who didn't make an ECHL team

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I dont know.....I dont think Bryzgalov is all that bad, and I dont think he was trying to make an ECHL team, so thats not really any indication of anything.

Personally, I have a soft spot for him because I think him being open+honest has hurt him, and all he was open+honest about was his beliefs and thoughts, none of which were wrong/hurtful to anyone. They were just honest, deep and thoughtful. God forbid!

 

Sorry Dave, I know this could be bad for your brother, but I was always hoping to see Bryz get another shot somewhere and hopefully succeed. I hope your brother gets traded to NYI, and becomes the #1 goalie that takes them to the Cup. :)

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Arp I like bryzgalov too. Greatest interview ever.

 

I think Dubey might be good fit for the flames.

 

UFA signing in July. Screw the Oilers

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Unfortunately given Bryzgalov's up and down performance not sure how that will reflect on the other 'tenders: if he stands on his head then they look like crap, if he stinks then people can point to history and not give the other two their due.

 

However given that the Oilers just traded away a defensive d-man you'd have to think their season is going to get worse.

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There is a Yakupov goal. Like Haley's comet

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Yakupov is creating a stink.

 

I wonder if Philly and Edmonton would swap Yakapov & Coutourieruorierrier

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Simmonds, Coutourier, Coburn for Yakupov

 

That should do it.

 

PS- If Im Edm, I would probably still not do it.

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Simmonds, Coutourier, Coburn for Yakupov

 

That should do it.

 

Please yes..

 

Great trade for the Mustangs as they be traded for each other.

 

The Media in Edmonton is loving this...Nothing like a player saying they wouldnt mind a trade to any team..Translation " I hate the situation here, trade me"...Then we are about a week away from the great Bryz and his amazing comments .

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Its looking like they shouldnt have drafted Yakupov, in such a defensmen heavy first round , especially since they need defense..

 

But i guess they had to take the best player available.

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Its looking like they shouldnt have drafted Yakupov, in such a defensmen heavy first round , especially since they need defense..

 

But i guess they had to take the best player available.

 

Galchenyuk!

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Yakupov and Galchenyuk are buddies..

 

Anything the Habs can offer

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Yakupov and Galchenyuk are buddies..

 

Anything the Habs can offer

 

Nathan Beaulieu and David Desharnais...DONE!

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Will the gong show that is Bryzgalov get the start tonight?

 

If he does, added value in the game is that Bobrovsky is in town and should start for the Jackets

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Since Bryzgalov joined the team, they are unbeaten and have outscored the opposition 11-1.

Ya, he hasn't played yet, but its obvious Ilya's presence in the room has made a world of difference.

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