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 Gregor on Draisaitl & Strome [message #697260]
Tue, 04 July 2017 14:14 Go to next message
Adam  is currently offline Adam
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Interesting article from Gregor on who plays centre this year.

https://oilersnation.com/2017/07/04/ryan-strome-to-play-cent re-for-edmonton-oilers/

I'm a little surprised he didn't even suggest RNH at wing...that seems clearly to be an option too.

I don't love seeing that depth chart written out right now:

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Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl
Lucic-RNH-Slepyshev
Caggiula-Strome-Puljujarvi
Khaira-Letestu-Kassian


I am not enamoured with Lines 2 or 3 in that scenario, and I think Khaira could be an anchor on the fourth line unless he discovers some hands over the summer. Letestu didn't do a lot at Evens last year either.

And on Defence it is:
Klefbom Larsson
Sekera (injured) Russell
Nurse Benning
Gryba

I don't think that lineup matches up well with the contending teams in the league. The weakness on forward isn't off-set by any strength on the back-end. Basically, if McDavid's line doesn't carry the team, we're in real trouble. We're a playoff team, I don't think there's much doubt about that with Vegas, Vancouver, Arizona and Los Angeles in our division, but can we beat Anaheim, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, etc.? I don't know that we have the depth.

One piece of potentially good news in there?

Quote:

**Speaking of deals. Expect the Oilers and McDavid to announce extension this week.**



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 Re: Gregor on Draisaitl & Strome [message #697262 is a reply to message #697260 ]
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McDavid is done. Will be announced thurs or fri at Rogers.


In fairness to Hall, I've wanted to throw a waterbottle at Eakins all season.
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 Re: Gregor on Draisaitl & Strome [message #697263 is a reply to message #697262 ]
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Ales Cooper wrote on Tue, 04 July 2017 14:35

McDavid is done. Will be announced thurs or fri at Rogers.


I wonder why the delay...is it simply to try to get Draisaitl on board first?



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 Re: Gregor on Draisaitl & Strome [message #697264 is a reply to message #697263 ]
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Adam wrote on Tue, 04 July 2017 13:50

Ales Cooper wrote on Tue, 04 July 2017 14:35

McDavid is done. Will be announced thurs or fri at Rogers.


I wonder why the delay...is it simply to try to get Draisaitl on board first?


Maybe wanted to wait for UFA frenzy to calm down? This way McDavid headlines don't get lost among all the others? Just a theory.



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 Re: Gregor on Draisaitl & Strome [message #697266 is a reply to message #697263 ]
Tue, 04 July 2017 16:33 Go to previous message
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Adam wrote on Tue, 04 July 2017 13:50

Ales Cooper wrote on Tue, 04 July 2017 14:35

McDavid is done. Will be announced thurs or fri at Rogers.


I wonder why the delay...is it simply to try to get Draisaitl on board first?


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