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16 Jul 2021 21:51:36
If Washington thinks they’ll lose Vancek to Seattle.

EDM - Koskinen (50% retained, 2.25M), 2023 3rd, 2021 4th

WAS - Vanecek

They’ll get a veteran backup capable of being a 1B. Oilers could replace one of the picks with a defense prospect, Kemp/ Kesselring.

The same trade could be made for Kahkonen in Minnesota if they choose to protect Talbot.


1.) 17 Jul 2021 04:09:56
Or they could just protect Vanacek?

2.) 17 Jul 2021 04:21:28
Doubt Washington would take Koskinen even at 2.25 mill, if they did, the cost would be higher than a 3rd and a 4th. The picks by themselves might be able to do it, although maybs it needs to be a 2nd like a lot of other deals have been?

3.) 17 Jul 2021 13:59:25
Then they’d lose Samsanov. Koskinen at 2.25M has value IMO. These other deals were a 2nd going to the team trading away the contract. If it were comparable to the other deals it would look more like Vanecek, 2nd/ 3rd for Koskinen full cap.

4.) 17 Jul 2021 19:36:43
Shoulda added Adin Hill to the list of goalies in that value range/ availability.

5.) 19 Jul 2021 14:00:26
Koskinen and his contact are a liability, not an asset. To dump that ridiculous deal you need a major sweetener.



13 Jul 2021 01:02:04
What I thought a Keith trade would look like…

EDM - Koskinen, Jones

CHI - Keith, 2nd (44), 2nd (62)

Keith has two years left at 5.5M and Koskinen one year left at 4.5M. Chicago is rumored to be going after Jones next off season and they’d like to get out of Keith’s contract before then.


1.) 13 Jul 2021 02:13:32
Oilers management is the gift that just keeps giving.

2.) 13 Jul 2021 03:43:56
Unless they have some kind of backroom deal where Seattle is going to take Keith this deal makes no sense at all for the oilers.

3.) 13 Jul 2021 03:45:26
The actual deal that went down that is. Keith at full salary for Jones and a conditional 3rd round pick.

4.) 13 Jul 2021 16:26:46
At least they did well with the Nuge resigning. 5.1 is very good imo.

5.) 13 Jul 2021 18:03:22
Yes Keith at $5.5M is very steep. But let's wait to see what else Holland does this off-season. Maybe Holland has a deal in place that rids the Oilers from the Neal contract.

I would rather have Keith and pay his full contract over Neal's.

So let's say they do have a deal in place to trade Neal.
Then it is just a swap for Keith and Neal.

IMO Keith has more upside then Neal. And he fills the hole on LD (with Klefbom out for another season)


Smith was a bright light for the Oilers last year and there was a lot of haters on him coming back too. So let's wait and see what he can do.

6.) 14 Jul 2021 01:08:53
IF they get rid of Neal it’ll probably be a buyout. And if it’s not it’ll be a big price to pay so it would actually be Jones, 3rd++ for the swap. Smith cost what 2M? Big difference. Also I don’t think many people are mad about Keith, there mad Holland traded assets for a bad contract. Lots of other options out there.



11 May 2021 18:26:49
BUF - Eichel

CBJ - Domi, Werenski, CBJ 2021st.


1.) 12 May 2021 00:06:06
Interesting. I’m not too sure about the value. Good post, I’m interested to see what others have to say about it.

2.) 12 May 2021 02:35:36
Domi holds potentially negative value. Werenski holds no value to Sabres as he’s basically a rental I’m disappointed I thought you knew Werenski was going to Detroit ASAP. there has never been a player more vocal about testing free agency then Werenski. Last offseason he said it’d be a dream to play in his home town.

3.) 12 May 2021 02:36:09
I want some of whatever you’re smoking.

4.) 12 May 2021 04:21:06
Domi is in the trade for cap and he’s a player that can potentially be an impact player in Buffalo’s top 6. Werenski is an RFA. Columbus 1st will be 4th overall depending on the lottery.

5.) 12 May 2021 11:48:47
@nylander so would the top pairing for Detroit be Werenski-Hronek ? I’ve heard Filip Hronek is one of If not their best defensemen. Werenski is exactly what Detroit needs, their blue line is pretty shaky

6.) 12 May 2021 15:16:59
By the time Werenski gets to Detroit it’ll probably be Werenski-Seinder. Hronek is about as good as it gets for a number 3 I’d say he’s close to being on a Ryan Ellis level but is held back by playing on such a horrid team. Sinder in my opinion is going to be great 2 way d. Probably not Norris caliber but prime Brent Seabrook caliber.

7.) 12 May 2021 15:19:00
@Ebsolutely I’d bet no matter where he goes unless maybe it’s Tampa or another top team Werenski signs a short term deal that takes him to UFA.

8.) 12 May 2021 18:44:47
This article pretty much nails on the Jack Eichel front.

9.) 13 May 2021 00:34:54
Moxnix this article really under values eichel imo.

10.) 13 May 2021 02:50:35
Regardless of what you think Werenski will do he definitely doesn’t hold zero value. And MoxNix I feel like the value in that article is mostly all light.



08 Mar 2021 18:14:33
CBJ - Korpisalo

EDM - 2021 1st, Jones, Marody

I’m not exactly sure if that would get it done or if it’s even too much.

The Jackets D depth isn’t the greatest and Jones is looking to get in the NHL full time. He’s a good puck mover and has top 4 potential but more likely to be a 5th D. Marody had a really good rookie season in the AHL then his next season I believe he was having injury problems. He’s at over a point per game to start this season though.


1.) 08 Mar 2021 18:42:03
The Oil have 24M coming off the books next year, and after resigning some, they should have 12M to spend. That's their best chance to improve their team.

2.) 09 Mar 2021 01:33:45
Free agency? That rarely works and I’m not sure which goalies are going to be UFA’s. This trade would give the Oil 2 years of a starter at 2.8M.



18 Feb 2021 18:14:30
CGY - Bennett, conditional 2021 3rd

PIT - Kapanen

The condition is based upon Kapanen’s points. Maybe 45+ is a 3rd and below is a 4th.

Burke likes toughness, he and Hextall might want to bring some in while getting a draft pick they don’t have in this coming draft. Calgary gets a middle 6 RW.


1.) 18 Feb 2021 19:53:44
Sounds like a fair deal. Kapanen would look good in the top 6 of Calgary.

2.) 19 Feb 2021 03:42:03
Not bad

I think one for one is good as well.

3.) 19 Feb 2021 05:13:20
I like it a lot

4.) 19 Feb 2021 05:13:50
Good post Ebsolutely, I’d take out the pick and do 1 for 1

5.) 19 Feb 2021 12:31:23
Take out the pick and you might have a winner.

6.) 19 Feb 2021 13:33:57
Lol Kappanen for a 4th line player. You flames fans are out to lunch I can’t wait to see what he actually gets it will be similar situation to what the jets fans were in.

7.) 19 Feb 2021 16:17:46
I think the pick might have to be included for them to consider moving a guy that’s played 11 games for them.

8.) 19 Feb 2021 19:25:12
@Nylander I wish, but no the Flames won't getting a Dubois for Benny. Not even close.

Really I doubt the penguins would consider it anyhow, they just traded for him and he hasn't been there long. Highly unlikely Burke and Hextall will trade him away now.

9.) 20 Feb 2021 20:06:44
Can’t put conditions in trades anymore

New rule so it’s take it or leave it

No more rewards if player turns out good or decides to sign or team goes so far in playoffs or whatever most conditions are tor
League thought there never is an owe if the player ends up a bust in the trade so why reward

So it’s this for that and sometimes the other

But never and this if ....anymore

Maybe kappy for Bennett and 2 3rds (edm/calg)




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02 Aug 2021 00:15:00
Who’d you rather have Hyman 5.5M x7 or Coleman 4.9M x 6?


1.) 02 Aug 2021 03:50:56
I think Coleman is the better player so I’m going to go with him.

2.) 02 Aug 2021 07:57:05
Coleman is better and cheaper.

3.) 02 Aug 2021 16:53:24
Hymans propped up a lot bc he played in Toronto, he's a really good player, but I love the Coleman deal at less AAV and less term so i'd have to say his deal. Both players are very good tho, i'd just give a slight edge to Coleman.

4.) 02 Aug 2021 20:14:45
I’d rather take Coleman because of his deal but I’m not sure who the better player is. Hoping Hyman can at least live up to that contract for a few years.

5.) 03 Aug 2021 22:27:33
Only reason I prefer Coleman to Hyman is his versatility. Hyman plays a gritty go fetch the puck style and is capable on playing that way on both ends while putting up those points by having good hands.

Coleman is realistically more flexible to play any position and up and down the line up as a two way player who can chip in offensively without sacrificing the defence.

Both are very close choices and would ultimately be based on team needs.



05 Jun 2021 16:23:56
What should the Oilers do in net?

Option A - keep Koskinen (1YR @ 4.5M) and trade for an upgrade at the trade deadline.

Option B - buyout Koskinen and sign a UFA. (Grubauer, Raanta, Andersen)

Option C - buyout Koskinen and trade for a goalie. (Korpisalo/ Merzlikins, Kuemper, Allen)

Option D - pay whatever the price is to dump Koskinen. (1st or 2nd round pick)

Does Konovalov make the team? He’s 22 and had a .923% in his 3rd year in the KHL.
How about Skinner? He’s 22 and had a breakout year in his second season in the AHL.


1.) 06 Jun 2021 01:32:45
No neither of them do. Andersen would be a good buy low option.

2.) 06 Jun 2021 15:12:13
I think Option B. I agree with Nylander on this.
I think Andersen is still a good goalie, and he will have a lot of doubters to prove wrong, he could be a great signing for Edmonton.

3.) 06 Jun 2021 22:39:07
That would be great. I remember one specific oiler fan bashing Anderson when he was signed by Toronto.

4.) 07 Jun 2021 03:20:17
I think there’s a few good free agents out there so that is a likely option. Also with the expansion draft coming there might be a few good goalies available for trade. But I have a feeling the Oilers will stick with the same two goalies until the deadline where Koskinen becomes tradeable.

5.) 07 Jun 2021 15:08:31
Ebs, is Koskinen tradeable though? I see him back in Europe soon.

6.) 07 Jun 2021 15:56:35
At the trade deadline when he only has a couple months left on his contract I don’t see why not. He did have a .917 save percentage last year. I think he’d be a steal at say 2M playing 25-30 games a year.



20 Feb 2021 17:53:55
I’m happy the Oilers held onto Puljujarvi. He’s played his way on to McDavids wing and he’s not letting go. He’s been getting better ever game. Oil fans thoughts on his play?

I think the best value trade for him on here was either a 2nd or Lias Andersson. I’m glad that didn’t happen.


1.) 20 Feb 2021 22:23:22
Ya Ebs. I almost made a post here the other day to ask what people think of how he's doing lol
I've been impressed., and he is only going to get better. good job by Holland for not getting rid of him, but number 1, good job by Pul. changing his attitude and work ethic and becoming a player in the NHL.

2.) 21 Feb 2021 15:52:47
Yeah sosa I have a feeling it was mostly just bad advise from his agent. And you can make the argument it was good advice and worked out for the better. I think his attitude is what is going to make him a good NHLer.

3.) 01 Mar 2021 13:04:47
I like him. I’m glad to see him succeeding, not only for the Oilers but for himself as well.

I can’t celebrate yet tho because he is going to be in need of a raise and after the past two years I fear what this might lead to. If it was indeed his agent being a moron and not actually providing his client with the best advice, and if Pul is still with that same agent, then what is this going to look like? “7x9mil or we walk”?
I pray Pul has his senses together now and will be negotiable to a decent pay check.



09 Feb 2021 01:48:41
Thoughts on hip checks?

Sportsnet has a pole and it has me wondering. In most scenarios it’s a chicken rubbish, dangerous play. I don’t get the praise of them.

Also curious for your thoughts on reverse hits? I think they should be a two minute interference penalty.


1.) 09 Feb 2021 14:17:20
They are a lot better than a shoulder to a head. I have no problem with them, its a good hockey hit.

2.) 09 Feb 2021 22:01:42
An open ice hit can have incidental head contact and sometimes they are a dangerous play. But the submarine/ turtle hits are almost always dangerous. I guess hip check was the wrong term, the ones they were showing were more of the submarine style.

3.) 09 Feb 2021 23:45:31
Hip checks are good and so are reverse hits.



18 Dec 2020 05:50:03
2015 NHL draft

1. McDavid
2. Eichel
3. Marner
4. Rantanen
5. Barzal
6. Aho
7. Provorov
8. Chabot
9. Werenski
10. Connor
11. Konecny
12. Boeser
13. Cirelli
14. Meier
15. Andersson
16. Strome
17. Carlo
18. Hanifin
19. DeBrusk
20. Beauvillier
21. Bear
22. Dunn
23. Hintz
24. Garland
25. White
26. Zacha
27. Nutivaara
28. Eriksson Ek
29. Cernak
30. Gurianov, Marino, Roslovic, Mangiapane, Dermott, Roy, Greenway, Crouse, Gaudette, Fischer, Malgin, Simon, Wagner

1. G - Blackwood, Samsonov, Hill

Could be a couple way off, thoughts?


1.) 18 Dec 2020 15:00:11
Cirelli Top 10 in my books.

2.) 18 Dec 2020 16:06:21
I think you can make an argument for 11 but who does he take out of the top 10? Connor scores 30-40 a year.

3.) 18 Dec 2020 17:10:11
My god that top 10 is stacked. Probably going to be the deepest draft class since 2003, imo. To have all of Werenski, Prov and Chabot not cracking the top5 is insane and just shows how stacked it is.

For me, I'd take Cirelli over Boeser, and I'd say Hintz>Garland, Dunn>Bear and Cernak>Nutty and Zacha, but overall a pretty spot on list, good job. I also think John Marino is probably going to end up top20 by the end of 2021, but that's to be seen.

4.) 19 Dec 2020 02:37:29
I agree TopShelf it’s still early and a lot of guys have more to give including Cirelli. If he can have another big year I think he can move up the list a little but I don’t think he’s proven it yet.
The farther I got down the list the more I was unsure but looking at there stats Hintz and Dunn were less impressive to me. Garland has had better numbers and Bear plays more defensive minutes and had similar offense last year. Maybe your right and Dunn ahead this year but next year it’ll be Bear IMO.

5.) 21 Dec 2020 08:02:32
Ya, maybe 11 is fair for now, could see him be top 10 in a re-draft in a couple years from now, tho.




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23 Oct 2021 16:26:37
Lol okay there’s also a chance of a career ending concussion every time you step on the ice. It sounds to me like Eichel will for sure be playing again and a good chance with the surgery he wants won’t affect his play.




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23 Oct 2021 04:58:26
Maybe never play again? Is that a possible outcome? Hasn’t this surgery been done in pro sports? I think the package will include a conditional and a non conditional pick though.




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22 Oct 2021 18:42:48
I agree Yamamoto has been struggling but his sample size is still pretty small. He’ll be a solid third liner with second line 50 point potential I think. Though Oil say no because he makes half of what Strome makes.




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18 Oct 2021 23:38:42
NHL and minor hockey are obviously not the same. While it’s definitely not the first thing to look at, size is still something teams want.




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12 Oct 2021 18:26:50
Lol okay fair enough but I mean that’s what he was traded for. So hard to say how much more Monahan would get.





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