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1.1$ million for 1 season.

Great value.

[Updated on: Fri, 07 July 2017 10:19]


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Good signing. Little bit of risk, since he had a down year last season, but he's only 1 season away from 60 points.

Good guy to have in the room for Puljujarvi, I'd imagine.



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Man his offensive production fluctuates a lot. Interesting signing, 3rd line player maybe some offensive spark and secondary scoring?!


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Hopefully he has a bounce back year. As people said, this makes a lot of sense as well with Pulju's struggles with the language barrier last year.


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vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:35

Good signing. Little bit of risk, since he had a down year last season, but he's only 1 season away from 60 points.

Good guy to have in the room for Puljujarvi, I'd imagine.


34 years old, so not ancient by any means. Adds a layer of competition for ice time on the roster, which I like.

Centre
McDavid
Draisaitl (RFA)
Nugent-Hopkins
Letestu
Khaira

Left Wing
Maroon
Lucic
Jokinen
Caggiula
Pakarinen

Right Wing
Strome
Slepyshev
Puljujarvi
Kassian

It's not bad, but that right side still looks weak. We could see some left shots moving over if the young guys can't deliver.

Now is the roster done other than Draisaitl? Or is Chiarelli going to get a defenceman to deal with the absence of Sekera?



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Adam wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:43

vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:35

Good signing. Little bit of risk, since he had a down year last season, but he's only 1 season away from 60 points.

Good guy to have in the room for Puljujarvi, I'd imagine.


34 years old, so not ancient by any means. Adds a layer of competition for ice time on the roster, which I like.

Centre
McDavid
Draisaitl (RFA)
Nugent-Hopkins
Letestu
Khaira

Left Wing
Maroon
Lucic
Jokinen
Caggiula
Pakarinen

Right Wing
Strome
Slepyshev
Puljujarvi
Kassian

It's not bad, but that right side still looks weak. We could see some left shots moving over if the young guys can't deliver.

Now is the roster done other than Draisaitl? Or is Chiarelli going to get a defenceman to deal with the absence of Sekera?



I think JJ has been known to play some RW as well. No doubt he ends up there at least some of the time.



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He plays all positions, is decent on faceoffs, PK's a ton, can skate well & is a good team guy. This is a value pick up (depending on term & $$$).
I bet he plays a lot of RW for us.



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I said it in the speculation thread, this is a good signing. I don't see it as a risk at all. The guy plays all forward positions, wins faceoffs, can be on your PK, is great in the shoot out. He's a career 53% faceoff guy.
Apparently its a 1 yr, 1,1 mill contract. Are you kidding me? Now it's a GREAT signing.



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Jakey wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:47

He plays all positions, is decent on faceoffs, PK's a ton, can skate well & is a good team guy. This is a value pick up (depending on term & $$$).
I bet he plays a lot of RW for us.


Apparently its a 1 yr, 1.1 mill deal. Fantastic signing!! It's one of those savy, depth signings that all these other good teams seem to be able to do.



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$1.1 Million on 1 year deal is fantastic!!!

Pistol Pete - great value signing!!!



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RDOilerfan wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:47

I said it in the speculation thread, this is a good signing. I don't see it as a risk at all. The guy plays all forward positions, wins faceoffs, can be on your PK, is great in the shoot out. He's a career 53% faceoff guy.
Apparently its a 1 yr, 1,1 mill contract. Are you kidding me? Now it's a GREAT signing.


Wonder if this trend of 1M good vets keeps going. It has to if the 10M club keeps getting bigger and the NHLPA refuses to use the escalator to the max.

There ya go, McDavid contract saving gets you 75% of a good vet every summer :) Or 3.5M of someone at the deadline.



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Jakey wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:49

$1.1 Million on 1 year deal is fantastic!!!

Pistol Pete - great value signing!!!


Great deal!



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Adam wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:43

vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:35

Good signing. Little bit of risk, since he had a down year last season, but he's only 1 season away from 60 points.

Good guy to have in the room for Puljujarvi, I'd imagine.


34 years old, so not ancient by any means. Adds a layer of competition for ice time on the roster, which I like.

Centre
McDavid
Draisaitl (RFA)
Nugent-Hopkins
Letestu
Khaira

Left Wing
Maroon
Lucic
Jokinen
Caggiula
Pakarinen

Right Wing
Strome
Slepyshev
Puljujarvi
Kassian

It's not bad, but that right side still looks weak. We could see some left shots moving over if the young guys can't deliver.

Now is the roster done other than Draisaitl? Or is Chiarelli going to get a defenceman to deal with the absence of Sekera?



Center and left are solid. Right wing wouldn't look too bad if you knew Puljujarvi was ready to take the next step this season, but I've seen nothing to suggest that's the case. I still like the idea of playing RNH on the wing, though, and Jokinen can play center. So then you end up with

Maroon/McDavid/RNH
Lucic/Drai/Strome
Caggiula/Jokinen/(Slepy/Kass)
Pakarinen/Letestu/(Slepy/Kass)

Which is a little less concerning. Of course, if Pulju does light it up this season, that'd be great, but I don't think we should be moving forward with that assumption. I think Jagr might still be in the plans, but later in the summer.



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This takes the sting out of the Eberle deal a bit.


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vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:53


Center and left are solid. Right wing wouldn't look too bad if you knew Puljujarvi was ready to take the next step this season, but I've seen nothing to suggest that's the case. I still like the idea of playing RNH on the wing, though, and Jokinen can play center. So then you end up with

Maroon/McDavid/RNH
Lucic/Drai/Strome
Caggiula/Jokinen/(Slepy/Kass)
Pakarinen/Letestu/(Slepy/Kass)

Which is a little less concerning. Of course, if Pulju does light it up this season, that'd be great, but I don't think we should be moving forward with that assumption. I think Jagr might still be in the plans, but later in the summer.


Puljujarvi is barely older than the guys picked in this year's draft. Youngest in the first round of his draft class last year, I believe. I would really like to see the Oilers find one more top-nine guy so that they can put him back in the farm for at least a few more months. Why rush him?

I don't think we will acquire anyone else, but it would be nice to see it happen. I don't understand the rush to get him in the lineup. Make him force the team's hand...he'll be a better player for it.



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Not much to add that hasn't already been said, but if he can account for Pouliot's offense, use that 53% face off winning percentage in big moments, PK, he's a great value pickup. Would have been nice if he was a right shot.


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Magnum wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:49

Now all we need is Jagr and Iginla?

How will this help the goal of rushing kids to the league with too much pressure on their shoulders? Think before you speak.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 11:15

Magnum wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:49

Now all we need is Jagr and Iginla?

How will this help the goal of rushing kids to the league with too much pressure on their shoulders? Think before you speak.


Right wing of Strome, Jagr, Iginla, Kassian?

Could be an all-star lineup from before McDavid was born...well, other than Strome and Kassian.



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Adam wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 11:35

CrusaderPi wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 11:15

Magnum wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:49

Now all we need is Jagr and Iginla?

How will this help the goal of rushing kids to the league with too much pressure on their shoulders? Think before you speak.


Right wing of Strome, Jagr, Iginla, Kassian?

Could be an all-star lineup from before McDavid was born...well, other than Strome and Kassian.

TIL: Iginla wasn't in an all-star game until 2002 and only made the squad six times.



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vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:33

https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/883347899811217414

1.1$ million for 1 season.

Great value.


Wow that's a good signing for Chiarelli. I'd be even more pleased if he played on the right side, but he's here for the 3rd line and teams, but might be able to spot in on the top 6 if Looch or Paddy aren't going.

Hasn't Jokinen been the basis of rumors to the Oilers in years past?



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K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 12:58

vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:33

https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/883347899811217414

1.1$ million for 1 season.

Great value.


Wow that's a good signing for Chiarelli. I'd be even more pleased if he played on the right side, but he's here for the 3rd line and teams, but might be able to spot in on the top 6 if Looch or Paddy aren't going.

Hasn't Jokinen been the basis of rumors to the Oilers in years past?



I think you may have been referring to Olli Jokinen



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ravb1981 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:00

K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 12:58

vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:33

https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/883347899811217414

1.1$ million for 1 season.

Great value.


Wow that's a good signing for Chiarelli. I'd be even more pleased if he played on the right side, but he's here for the 3rd line and teams, but might be able to spot in on the top 6 if Looch or Paddy aren't going.

Hasn't Jokinen been the basis of rumors to the Oilers in years past?



I think you may have been referring to Olli Jokinen


Olli could have been, I think there were rumors of Jussi when he was with the Canes.



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This is the kind of signing good teams make. Wait until the hype of UFA is over and get a short-term bet on a value deal. Won't make me buy a jersey like Jagr or Iginla would, but there's really nothing to dislike about this deal. It makes them better in every way.

I too am of the opinion that a little more AHL time wouldn't be the worst for Puljujarvi and a Jagr-type winger wouldn't be the worst still. But I think the Oilers see Puljujarvi here, and I think, barring a trade that opens up some space, this is likely the Oilers forwards moving forward:

Maroon / McDavid / Strome
Lucic / Draisaitl / Puljujarvi
Jokinen / RNH / Slepyshev
Caggiula / Letestu / Kassian

And then whichever two of Pakarinen, Rattie, and Khaira impress most in camp will be in the PB.



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K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:05

ravb1981 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:00

K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 12:58

vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:33

https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/883347899811217414

1.1$ million for 1 season.

Great value.


Wow that's a good signing for Chiarelli. I'd be even more pleased if he played on the right side, but he's here for the 3rd line and teams, but might be able to spot in on the top 6 if Looch or Paddy aren't going.

Hasn't Jokinen been the basis of rumors to the Oilers in years past?



I think you may have been referring to Olli Jokinen


Olli could have been, I think there were rumors of Jussi when he was with the Canes.



Apparently there was a push to claim him when he was on waivers with Carolina, but the Oil opted not to and traded for Jerred Smithson instead.



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mightyreasoner wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:12

K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:05

ravb1981 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:00

K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 12:58

vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:33

https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/883347899811217414

1.1$ million for 1 season.

Great value.


Wow that's a good signing for Chiarelli. I'd be even more pleased if he played on the right side, but he's here for the 3rd line and teams, but might be able to spot in on the top 6 if Looch or Paddy aren't going.

Hasn't Jokinen been the basis of rumors to the Oilers in years past?



I think you may have been referring to Olli Jokinen


Olli could have been, I think there were rumors of Jussi when he was with the Canes.



Apparently there was a push to claim him when he was on waivers with Carolina, but the Oil opted not to and traded for Jerred Smithson instead.



I like to think of Jerred Smithson as a step in the pathway to Connor McDavid.
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K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:27

mightyreasoner wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:12

K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:05

ravb1981 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:00

K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 12:58

vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:33

https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/883347899811217414

1.1$ million for 1 season.

Great value.


Wow that's a good signing for Chiarelli. I'd be even more pleased if he played on the right side, but he's here for the 3rd line and teams, but might be able to spot in on the top 6 if Looch or Paddy aren't going.

Hasn't Jokinen been the basis of rumors to the Oilers in years past?



I think you may have been referring to Olli Jokinen


Olli could have been, I think there were rumors of Jussi when he was with the Canes.



Apparently there was a push to claim him when he was on waivers with Carolina, but the Oil opted not to and traded for Jerred Smithson instead.



I like to think of Jerred Smithson as a step in the pathway to Connor McDavid.
icon_nod


Smithson -> MacT -> Eakins -> McDavid

it does check out.



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Kr55 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:30

K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:27

mightyreasoner wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:12

K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:05

ravb1981 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:00

K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 12:58

vsove wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:33

https://twitter.com/EdmontonOilers/status/883347899811217414

1.1$ million for 1 season.

Great value.


Wow that's a good signing for Chiarelli. I'd be even more pleased if he played on the right side, but he's here for the 3rd line and teams, but might be able to spot in on the top 6 if Looch or Paddy aren't going.

Hasn't Jokinen been the basis of rumors to the Oilers in years past?



I think you may have been referring to Olli Jokinen


Olli could have been, I think there were rumors of Jussi when he was with the Canes.



Apparently there was a push to claim him when he was on waivers with Carolina, but the Oil opted not to and traded for Jerred Smithson instead.



I like to think of Jerred Smithson as a step in the pathway to Connor McDavid.
icon_nod


Smithson -> MacT -> Eakins -> McDavid

it does check out.

That pathway gives me hives.



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A Jussi signing. Gene will be so happy after we lost Foo.


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nullterm wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 14:24

A Jussi signing. Gene will be so happy after we lost Foo.


I'm still looking forward to seeing him dress in Gladiator garb if Kirill Maksimov ever makes the team.



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Adam wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:30

nullterm wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 14:24

A Jussi signing. Gene will be so happy after we lost Foo.


I'm still looking forward to seeing him dress in Gladiator garb if Kirill Maksimov ever makes the team.


I've never wanted a guy to make the NHL more than the moment I read this.



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nullterm wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 14:24

A Jussi signing. Gene will be so happy after we lost Foo.


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I think it's far more likely to start this way



Maroon / McDavid / Drai
Lucic / RNH/Jokinen / Puljujarvi
Strome / Jokinen/RNH / Slepyshev
Caggiula / Letestu / Kassian



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mightyreasoner wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 13:12


Apparently there was a push to claim him when he was on waivers with Carolina, but the Oil opted not to and traded for Jerred Smithson instead.



I'd still like to know what the hell the Oilers brass thought they were doing that trade deadline. They're sitting in a playoff spot, they had to know that Hemsky's playing with a broken foot. They have been on a bit of a roll, and look like they might be ready to finally make the jump...Hall's been incredible. Gagner's putting up almost a point per game. Dubnyk's looking like the real deal. What can the Oilers pull out of their hat at the trade deadline to push us over the edge...?

Jerrod Smithson.

He of the 35-game, 2-3-5 season to that point. Five years removed from his career high of 16 points. But he did win lots of faceoffs...for the 10 minutes a night that his coach trusted him to be on the ice anyhow.

Unsurprisingly, it didn't provide the lift the team needed. And so instead the team got the GM/Coach combo it deserved...



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Dragon_Matt wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 15:12

I think it's far more likely to start this way



Maroon / McDavid / Drai
Lucic / RNH/Jokinen / Puljujarvi
Strome / Jokinen/RNH / Slepyshev
Caggiula / Letestu / Kassian


I remember discussions in the dark era, where some of us were up in arms about how coke machines were playing 5 min/night on the 4th line. My contention, given the roster at the time, was that 'skilled' 4th liners on the Oilers are called '3rd liners'. Now, with a bit of depth higher in the lineup, we see the possibility of some pretty good players getting decent minutes on the 4th line. Funny how McDavid and some competence in the executive can raise the bar.



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Totally agreed. Unfortunately, we live in an era of instant gratification; young players getting paid big money early, with prime minutes being gifted to way to many that are undeserving / not ready.


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CrusaderPi wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 12:58

Adam wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 11:35

CrusaderPi wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 11:15

Magnum wrote on Fri, 07 July 2017 09:49

Now all we need is Jagr and Iginla?

How will this help the goal of rushing kids to the league with too much pressure on their shoulders? Think before you speak.


Right wing of Strome, Jagr, Iginla, Kassian?

Could be an all-star lineup from before McDavid was born...well, other than Strome and Kassian.

TIL: Iginla wasn't in an all-star game until 2002 and only made the squad six times.


Yeah, but you don't want to have too many $1 million dollar veterans.



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I approve.


97.

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Nice to see a move this summer where you aren't trying to find reasons to justify it.

This makes us better and that's all that counts. Anything above 30 points is gravy.



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Yes yes yes. If not a Eberle a player that can play that role. Proven history. Shootout specialist. What's not to like about this?


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