wheels coming off in Edmonton

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Re: wheels coming off in Edmonton

Postby southfield sam » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:04 pm

JimIs70 wrote:
southfield sam wrote:How many top picks do you need. Those franchises were picking in the lottery for years and still never accomplished anything. Edmonton has Connor Mcdavid and Darnell Nurse. The rest are a bunch of slow slugs. leon draisaitl must be hurt. He looks awful

Other than the Oilers, what other franchises are you referring to?

Buffalo, Carolina, Arizona, Florida,
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Re: wheels coming off in Edmonton

Postby frankster » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:09 pm

I agree with SAM again, the Wings should follow Buffalo and Arizona's plan for long term success.
I'm out in Phoenix right now, I'll head down to the rink and see if I can steal their blueprints for success.
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Re: wheels coming off in Edmonton

Postby heyfolks » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:56 pm

Do they have a Gretzky/Messier curse?

.. hey that would explain it. LOL!
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Re: wheels coming off in Edmonton

Postby holytoledo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:01 pm

There's no guarantee that tanking will lead to success. It's definitely part of the formula though. We have some pieces in place in Larkin, Mantha, AA, maybe a few others. The key is to get high-end talent to surround them with as quickly as possible. In today's NHL, there's no faster route than tanking. We have so many crap contracts on the books for term that it's going to be a challenge to do that.

Green's a huge asset right now.
Nyquist might be. He might be a big asset next year.
Just because of the premium paid for D if Kronwall plays one more year some team might decide to add him at the deadline.
Howard is a potential asset, but I think a 3rd is the absolute best case scenario for a return on him.
Daley & E might bring decent returns 2 years from now.

I see one, maybe two 1st rounders available from all of that. I don't Daley, E, Kronwall or Howard net us much more than a 3rd.

We don't have much to sell beyond that and that's going 3 years out. All of our current young talent will be in their primes by then. There are no significant reinforcements in the system.

The only other way to get picks is to take on bad contracts. We don't have the cap space to do that unless we also move our young players out.
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Re: wheels coming off in Edmonton

Postby Zattaman » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:43 pm

McDavid is 21
Draisaitl is 22
RNH is 24
Nurse is 22
Larsson is 25

Yup, many reasons for despair in Edmonton...
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Re: wheels coming off in Edmonton

Postby Machine » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:00 pm

The wings need a shake up, from management on down,. Now is tanking the option I don't know, but looking at the d and d prospects, losses are a coming one way or the other.
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