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RDOilerfan wrote on Fri, 16 June 2017 10:53



I know some people like Barrie but I am very concerned by him. #1, the Avs need defense and they need several dmen. So if you are a team that needs badly defense, why on earth are you unloading a young, right shot, point producing dman who's signed. What's wrong with him? #2, before quitting, Roy said he is a 3rd pairing 5 on 5 guy who is really good on the PP. I heard a Avs beat guy yesterday on Gregor's show and he said, Barrie is a 3rd pairing 5 on 5 guy that is really good on the PP. So my concern is, if the former coach said he is a 3rd pairing 5 on 5 guy, a media guy who covers the team agrees with that, then the team who's DESPERATE for defense, is readily willing to trade a young, right shot dman, maybe he is a 3rd pairing 5 on 5, good on the PP guy. So the last thing I want is to bring in a guy who you have to shelter 5 on 5 and pay him 5.5 mill to be a PP specialist. I see red flags and I can understand why the Oilers would want the Avs to keep salary becuase obviously to me, they think the same way.



A) Why would the Avs trade him? Because they hired a bunch of former players with no experience running a coffee machine to run their team. Sakic is in over his head and has no clue how to get out. He's going to try the big move at some point, hoping that magically improves his team before he gets fired. It's unlikely to be the right move. We've seen this movie before, so we should know how it ends.

B) The Avalanche are down on Barrie, but that's when you make good deals. I mentioned Jason Smith in the previous post. The Maple Leafs had come to a similar conclusion about Smith. They took a couple draft picks for him, and the Oilers had a rock on their blueline for years because of it. We have seen the same thing in reverse too. Justin Schultz was traded when his value was low because team and fans were frustrated with him. Turned out, he's alright when in a better situation. It may very well be the same with Barrie.

C) Yes, the Oilers could use a third pairing guy who is a great powerplay producer. Even if he's your least played defenceman at evens, he can be very valuable if he can help make the PP work. He's one season removed from a 21 powerplay point producing season on a terrible team. He shoots right, so he'd be a nice piece on the PP.

As long as you can trust him to play weaker opposiition, you can make a PP specialist work. I'm not sure that narrative is true anyhow. On that crummy team, he scored 28 even strength points last year. That's pretty good.



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Mullet wrote on Wed, 14 June 2017 07:48

I like Galchenyuk but the issue is Montreal, as I understand it, is that he sees himself as a centre not a wing. We need a winger so I am not sure the fit. The idea of moving nuge and getting a 3rd line centre at 3rd line prices makes sense to me. The other option would be to try nuge at wing.


I wonder why Nuge hasn't at least seen spot duty on the wing, given arguably the most elite center in the game and another guy who might project as a #1 C on half the teams in the NHL? He's still a kid with veteran games played. Why not move him into a LW role (or even RW, given depth) in certain situations? I don't recall seeing RNH playing wing for either McDavid or Draisatl last season, with the exception of on special teams. I think he'd flourish.

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K.McC#24 wrote on Fri, 16 June 2017 18:40

Mullet wrote on Wed, 14 June 2017 07:48

I like Galchenyuk but the issue is Montreal, as I understand it, is that he sees himself as a centre not a wing. We need a winger so I am not sure the fit. The idea of moving nuge and getting a 3rd line centre at 3rd line prices makes sense to me. The other option would be to try nuge at wing.


I wonder why Nuge hasn't at least seen spot duty on the wing, given arguably the most elite center in the game and another guy who might project as a #1 C on half the teams in the NHL? He's still a kid with veteran games played. Why not move him into a LW role (or even RW, given depth) in certain situations? I don't recall seeing RNH playing wing for either McDavid or Draisatl last season, with the exception of on special teams. I think he'd flourish.



I''m gonna keep banging that drum. At this point, there's practically no chance of Nuge supplanting Draisaitl and especially McDavid as a top 2 C, and he's paid way too much and still has way too much potential to be playing as a 3C. Throw him on the wing and I bet he thrives, gets his mojo back, and, assuming he finds some of his rookie form again, would be a great insurance policy against injury to one of our top 2 Cs.



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Mullet wrote on Wed, 14 June 2017 07:48

I like Galchenyuk but the issue is Montreal, as I understand it, is that he sees himself as a centre not a wing. We need a winger so I am not sure the fit. The idea of moving nuge and getting a 3rd line centre at 3rd line prices makes sense to me. The other option would be to try nuge at wing.


I'd hope the kid could swallow his pride a bit if he had a shot to play with McDavid or Drai. I could understand him being pissed to not play C with the C depth Montreal has had during his time there. Wonder how actively Montreal is shopping Galchenyuk now that they have their french canadian saviour. The saviour that many analytics suggest is just on par with Galchenyuk at best, and this is with Galchenyuk having the Therrien handicap almost his whole career.

I would really have liked to see Nuge on the wing. I think it only happened in 1 period all of last season with Drai part way into a game, and it had some pretty good results. Then, the next game, McLellan made sure to line Nuge back up at C with Drai on the wing and it didn't work out to well and they were taken apart again really quick. Don't get what the deal is here. McLellan commented at the end of the year that he wants Nuge to take more offensive risks. Is Nuge like an old man or something, set in his ways, insisting on playing C no matter what? :)

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I took abuse for suggesting that if possible, a trade involving Eberle for a guy like Pysk or Petrovic plus something coming back might make sense. The argument against being Petrovic or Pysk aren't good enough players. Then Florida goes and protects them both and exposes Demers. Maybe those 2 aren't as bad as some in here think especially since they were protected over a Demers who last offseason was every advanced stats guys wet dream.


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I took abuse for suggesting that if possible, a trade involving Eberle for a guy like Pysk or Petrovic plus something coming back might make sense. The argument against being Petrovic or Pysk aren't good enough players. Then Florida goes and protects them both and exposes Demers. Maybe those 2 aren't as bad as some in here think especially since they were protected over a Demers who last offseason was every advanced stats guys wet dream.


Demers had a stinker year down the stretch. Ended up on the 3rd pair for extended periods. Thinking Florida will be happy to move on and get the contract off their hands.



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Kr55 wrote on Sun, 18 June 2017 12:20

RDOilerfan wrote on Sun, 18 June 2017 12:17

I took abuse for suggesting that if possible, a trade involving Eberle for a guy like Pysk or Petrovic plus something coming back might make sense. The argument against being Petrovic or Pysk aren't good enough players. Then Florida goes and protects them both and exposes Demers. Maybe those 2 aren't as bad as some in here think especially since they were protected over a Demers who last offseason was every advanced stats guys wet dream.


Demers had a stinker year down the stretch. Ended up on the 3rd pair for extended periods. Thinking Florida will be happy to move on and get the contract off their hands.


The same guy who everyone who still thinks the Larssom for Hall trade was a mistake brings up as a guy the Oilers could have had instead of Larsson and be better off. Demers screams a little bit better but way more expensive Fayne to me.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Sun, 18 June 2017 11:52

Kr55 wrote on Sun, 18 June 2017 12:20

RDOilerfan wrote on Sun, 18 June 2017 12:17

I took abuse for suggesting that if possible, a trade involving Eberle for a guy like Pysk or Petrovic plus something coming back might make sense. The argument against being Petrovic or Pysk aren't good enough players. Then Florida goes and protects them both and exposes Demers. Maybe those 2 aren't as bad as some in here think especially since they were protected over a Demers who last offseason was every advanced stats guys wet dream.


Demers had a stinker year down the stretch. Ended up on the 3rd pair for extended periods. Thinking Florida will be happy to move on and get the contract off their hands.


The same guy who everyone who still thinks the Larssom for Hall trade was a mistake brings up as a guy the Oilers could have had instead of Larsson and be better off. Demers screams a little bit better but way more expensive Fayne to me.


Demers didn't live up to his contract, is turning 30 in a year, and he's signed for 4 more years. Florida already has two defencemen signed long-term making over $6M/year. I think it makes total sense that Florida would protect the younger, cheaper duo in Petrovic/Pysyk over Demers. I still don't think either is worth Eberle in a trade (of course depending on what, if any, extras Florida would add to the deal).



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Goose wrote on Mon, 19 June 2017 10:06

RDOilerfan wrote on Sun, 18 June 2017 11:52

Kr55 wrote on Sun, 18 June 2017 12:20

RDOilerfan wrote on Sun, 18 June 2017 12:17

I took abuse for suggesting that if possible, a trade involving Eberle for a guy like Pysk or Petrovic plus something coming back might make sense. The argument against being Petrovic or Pysk aren't good enough players. Then Florida goes and protects them both and exposes Demers. Maybe those 2 aren't as bad as some in here think especially since they were protected over a Demers who last offseason was every advanced stats guys wet dream.


Demers had a stinker year down the stretch. Ended up on the 3rd pair for extended periods. Thinking Florida will be happy to move on and get the contract off their hands.


The same guy who everyone who still thinks the Larssom for Hall trade was a mistake brings up as a guy the Oilers could have had instead of Larsson and be better off. Demers screams a little bit better but way more expensive Fayne to me.


Demers didn't live up to his contract, is turning 30 in a year, and he's signed for 4 more years. Florida already has two defencemen signed long-term making over $6M/year. I think it makes total sense that Florida would protect the younger, cheaper duo in Petrovic/Pysyk over Demers. I still don't think either is worth Eberle in a trade (of course depending on what, if any, extras Florida would add to the deal).

I agree that Demers didn't live up to his contract and I think the Oilers dodge a bullet by not signing him. But there were a ton of Oilers fans and bloggers who were pushing big time for him.



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Bobby Mac Tweeting out that the Oilers have several acceptable offers in the table and a trade may be imminent. Links the Islanders yet again. (Likely Friday not today)

Wait for it........

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inverno76 wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 06:38

Bobby Mac Tweeting out that the Oilers have several acceptable offers in the table and a trade may be imminent. Links the Islanders yet again. (Likely Friday not today)

Wait for it........


I hope they wait until the draft floor. My thinking is the longer the wait the better the return assuming we have leverage.



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Eberle is going to the Islanders according to Dreger. Details coming according

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RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:24

Eberle is going to the Islanders according to Dreger. Details coming according


Good lord.

What do you bet we get Ryan Strome?

It's just the price you have to pay...

SIGH. I wish this team was run better.



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Adam wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:29

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:24

Eberle is going to the Islanders according to Dreger. Details coming according


Good lord.

What do you bet we get Ryan Strome?

It's just the price you have to pay...

SIGH. I wish this team was run better.


If it's not Hamonic it's a fail. Eberle is our top RW. I hope i'm wrong but it's probably Strome + (Nelson or something)

I may be one of the only ones that still think Eberle will turn it around and is good. But this is from the fans that chased 2 time cup winner Schultz out.



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McDavid97 wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:31

Adam wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:29

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:24

Eberle is going to the Islanders according to Dreger. Details coming according


Good lord.

What do you bet we get Ryan Strome?

It's just the price you have to pay...

SIGH. I wish this team was run better.


If it's not Hamonic it's a fail. Eberle is our top RW. I hope i'm wrong but it's probably Strome + (Nelson or something)

I may be one of the only ones that still think Eberle will turn it around and is good. But this is from the fans that chased 2 time cup winner Schultz out.


Incarcerated Bob, who sometimes gets these things right, says the Oilers wanted Michael Del Colle also, but he is in heavy talks in another deal so the Islanders didn't want to move him. So it ended up just being Strome.



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McDavid97 wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:31

Adam wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:29

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:24

Eberle is going to the Islanders according to Dreger. Details coming according


Good lord.

What do you bet we get Ryan Strome?

It's just the price you have to pay...

SIGH. I wish this team was run better.


If it's not Hamonic it's a fail. Eberle is our top RW. I hope i'm wrong but it's probably Strome + (Nelson or something)

I may be one of the only ones that still think Eberle will turn it around and is good. But this is from the fans that chased 2 time cup winner Schultz out.


Oh, come on. What about Justin Schultz's play as an Edmonton Oiler in his time here led you to want to retain him on the Edmonton Oilers? Did anyone lament his departure?



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K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 28 June 2017 14:43


Oh, come on. What about Justin Schultz's play as an Edmonton Oiler in his time here led you to want to retain him on the Edmonton Oilers? Did anyone lament his departure?



I lamented everything about Schultz's time in Edmonton. I think the asset was mishandled consistently during his time with the Oilers, and they squandered a useful player through multiple coaching changes, inconsistent messaging, a complete free reign early in his career, a lack of veteran mentorship (in part because the team told the best possible mentor for him that they were giving his job to the rookie no matter what happened). Dallas Eakins' and the reimagination of how to play defence. Trying to play him as a 27 minute a night player because he was part of selling hope. Todd McLellan's unfortunate habit of throwing players under the bus publicly.

The entirety of Schultz's handling was a flat out disaster, and we ended up with a 4th round pick for a guy who's been a contributing member of back-to-back Stanley Cup champions and who scored 50+ points this year.



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Adam wrote on Wed, 28 June 2017 15:11

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 28 June 2017 14:43


Oh, come on. What about Justin Schultz's play as an Edmonton Oiler in his time here led you to want to retain him on the Edmonton Oilers? Did anyone lament his departure?



I lamented everything about Schultz's time in Edmonton. I think the asset was mishandled consistently during his time with the Oilers, and they squandered a useful player through multiple coaching changes, inconsistent messaging, a complete free reign early in his career, a lack of veteran mentorship (in part because the team told the best possible mentor for him that they were giving his job to the rookie no matter what happened). Dallas Eakins' and the reimagination of how to play defence. Trying to play him as a 27 minute a night player because he was part of selling hope. Todd McLellan's unfortunate habit of throwing players under the bus publicly.

The entirety of Schultz's handling was a flat out disaster, and we ended up with a 4th round pick for a guy who's been a contributing member of back-to-back Stanley Cup champions and who scored 50+ points this year.


All of that, plus Justin Schultz, were the reasons why Schultz was not going to succeed as an Edmonton Oiler. Yes, his tenure here was during a s-it show. His early coaches are gone, his first two GM's are gone, and he's gone. The fact was that Justin Schultz was not going to recover from any of that, be it his own doing or someone else's, and become a competent defenseman for the Edmonton Oilers. What he's done in Pittsburgh is a product of realistic expectations there, his situation there AND almost certainly a product of a wake-up call for Justin Schultz.

I do not regret the departure of Schultz, do not regret the departure of Doobie, Yakupov. Same with Hall at this point, and Eberle. Waste of damn time. The Oilers clearly weren't succeeding with most of these players who were sold as marquees for the future of the team, so a lot of players, coaches of the era, and GM's that were doing the selling are gone as a result. The era changed with McDavid, otherwise we'd still be seeing tinkering with the same basic non-working pieces. Now the challenge will be to see how the team can be constructed and maintained given McDavid's and Drai's contracts.


Regarding Todd McLellan, I totally do not have a problem with a head coach mentioning the obvious concerning a professional athlete who plays for him in a press conference.



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K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 28 June 2017 15:50


Regarding Todd McLellan, I totally do not have a problem with a head coach mentioning the obvious concerning a professional athlete who plays for him in a press conference.



I believe it has limited positive upside, and definite downside to do so. It's embarrassing, but it's a bit of a nuclear option since the whole world sees it. It's airing out dirty laundry.

There are a lot of better ways to motivate a player that don't involve throwing him under the bus.

We've seen McLellan do it with several players now, and it has yet to achieve the desired success. None of Schultz, Pouliot, Nugent-Hopkins or Eberle has immediately started consistently producing after getting called out.

My theory on this is based around the thought that the dressing room should be an everyone against the world type environment, and that the coach who's ferociously defensive of his players to the outside world, even when it is almost ridiculous to do so, inspires loyalty and trust. I think players will want to go through the wall for a guy they know has their back, and it's not like players don't know when they're having a cold streak or have just had a terrible game. What's more inspiring? Hearing your coach defend you, or having him say to the media that you sucked and you need to be better?

I don't think the message should always be rosy from coach-to-player, but I'm sure as hell not giving the same candid assessment to the media. Worst thing I say is that "yeah, player X had a rough game tonight, but we know that's an anomaly and we expect he's going to come back strong next game."

Even if I'm sitting someone, I'm not giving any juicy quotes.

I think if you take that route, then it has HUGE impact if you ever do decide you need to let a player hear it through the media. It's a last step, and it probably almost never happens.



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Adam wrote on Wed, 28 June 2017 16:01

K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 28 June 2017 15:50


Regarding Todd McLellan, I totally do not have a problem with a head coach mentioning the obvious concerning a professional athlete who plays for him in a press conference.



I believe it has limited positive upside, and definite downside to do so. It's embarrassing, but it's a bit of a nuclear option since the whole world sees it. It's airing out dirty laundry.

There are a lot of better ways to motivate a player that don't involve throwing him under the bus.

We've seen McLellan do it with several players now, and it has yet to achieve the desired success. None of Schultz, Pouliot, Nugent-Hopkins or Eberle has immediately started consistently producing after getting called out.

My theory on this is based around the thought that the dressing room should be an everyone against the world type environment, and that the coach who's ferociously defensive of his players to the outside world, even when it is almost ridiculous to do so, inspires loyalty and trust. I think players will want to go through the wall for a guy they know has their back, and it's not like players don't know when they're having a cold streak or have just had a terrible game. What's more inspiring? Hearing your coach defend you, or having him say to the media that you sucked and you need to be better?

I don't think the message should always be rosy from coach-to-player, but I'm sure as hell not giving the same candid assessment to the media. Worst thing I say is that "yeah, player X had a rough game tonight, but we know that's an anomaly and we expect he's going to come back strong next game."

Even if I'm sitting someone, I'm not giving any juicy quotes.

I think if you take that route, then it has HUGE impact if you ever do decide you need to let a player hear it through the media. It's a last step, and it probably almost never happens.


I suspect the situations where the player is mentioned by the coach are well after the coach initially addressed it with the player and didn't get the response on the ice he was looking for. I think we saw that with Benoit Pouliot. Coach probably talked to him about his play prior to him being mentioned, and prior to him finding the PB.

Depends on the player. If everyone knows about the player's performance, him, the coach, the media, the fans, and the coach mentions his poor play.....and the player regresses or pouts, that speaks to the player. McClellan wants guys who respond, and I can't say I disagree. I'm also of the mind that the situations where McClellan goes public don't just come out of the blue. I think they're kind of a last resort, and come after an attempt or two to address poor play in the more 'touchy feely' ways.



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K.McC#24 wrote on Wed, 28 June 2017 16:16


I suspect the situations where the player is mentioned by the coach are well after the coach initially addressed it with the player and didn't get the response on the ice he was looking for. I think we saw that with Benoit Pouliot. Coach probably talked to him about his play prior to him being mentioned, and prior to him finding the PB.

Depends on the player. If everyone knows about the player's performance, him, the coach, the media, the fans, and the coach mentions his poor play.....and the player regresses or pouts, that speaks to the player. McClellan wants guys who respond, and I can't say I disagree. I'm also of the mind that the situations where McClellan goes public don't just come out of the blue. I think they're kind of a last resort, and come after an attempt or two to address poor play in the more 'touchy feely' ways.



I agree, it's likely not his first go-to. I think the fact we've seen it about five times in two years suggests it isn't exactly last-resort either.



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Official tweet from the Oilers account.
Eberle for Strome straight up.
They were trading to get the cap space of 3.5 mill.



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Official tweet from the Oilers account.
Eberle for Strome straight up.
They were trading to get the cap space of 3.5 mill.


Announcement coming later today - Oilers sign Russell for $3.5MM/year for the next four years. It's almost a two-for-one deal in the end!



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Adam wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:44

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:32

Official tweet from the Oilers account.
Eberle for Strome straight up.
They were trading to get the cap space of 3.5 mill.


Announcement coming later today - Oilers sign Russell for $3.5MM/year for the next four years. It's almost a two-for-one deal in the end!


Probably will happen but hope not. Don't give Russell more then 2 years.



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McDavid97 wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:46

Adam wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:44

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:32

Official tweet from the Oilers account.
Eberle for Strome straight up.
They were trading to get the cap space of 3.5 mill.


Announcement coming later today - Oilers sign Russell for $3.5MM/year for the next four years. It's almost a two-for-one deal in the end!


Probably will happen but hope not. Don't give Russell more then 2 years.


Can we only sign him for 2 months?



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Adam wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:44

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:32

Official tweet from the Oilers account.
Eberle for Strome straight up.
They were trading to get the cap space of 3.5 mill.


Announcement coming later today - Oilers sign Russell for $3.5MM/year for the next four years. It's almost a two-for-one deal in the end!


Well the $3.5 million in savings will be used to help sign Draisaitl and McDavid so it's basically Eberle for Strome, Draisaitl and McDavid.

Wasn't that how people were writing out the Hall trade last year? Like the package included a signed Lucic.



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WhoreableGuy wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 15:13

Adam wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:44

RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 22 June 2017 10:32

Official tweet from the Oilers account.
Eberle for Strome straight up.
They were trading to get the cap space of 3.5 mill.


Announcement coming later today - Oilers sign Russell for $3.5MM/year for the next four years. It's almost a two-for-one deal in the end!


Well the $3.5 million in savings will be used to help sign Draisaitl and McDavid so it's basically Eberle for Strome, Draisaitl and McDavid.

Wasn't that how people were writing out the Hall trade last year? Like the package included a signed Lucic.


You should work for the Oilers PR and by Oilers PR I mean, The Edmonton JournalSun.



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