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Never has the box been checked as hard as it is now. Basically we have 2 #1 goalies. What league they are #1's in, that can be debated, but still, #1's.


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Kr55 wrote on Sun, 30 June 2019 18:07

Never has the box been checked as hard as it is now. Basically we have 2 #1 goalies. What league they are #1's in, that can be debated, but still, #1's.


My league. But you don't get paid to play there. They do expect you to bring the pucks and water bottles every few weeks though.



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If I'm trying to be optimistic, I'd say that Holland is starting off in a suspect manner compared to Chia, but Chia had himself already made a suspect move when he decided to throw away a shot at Barzal for the bag of hockey pucks known as Griffin Reinhart.


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Can we get over the Bazlzel thing, Eriksson Ek was the guy the oilers had targeted with that pick. But for some u know reason Oiler fans like to sh1t all over that deal bEcAuSe cHiA sHoUlD hAvE kNoWn. Get out of here with that BS


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Gross. Wish we could have done manning for Reimer.


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I don't mind this. Maybe there were better goalies out there but obviously no deal to be had. Smith had a great playoff and if he can come anywhere close to that for the times he starts this coming season, it's worth the risk. Koskinen still being an unknown quantity, a competent back up was in order and I think Smith can be that guy. It's just a one year deal.


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 Re: Mike Smith an Oiler - box checked. [message #739670 is a reply to message #739651 ]
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Oilers will spend between 6.5 million and 8.5 million and they still don't have a goalie who has the potential to be a #1 in this league. Rather than a 1A/1B tandem, they have a 2A/2B tandem.

But let's be real, if it is performance bonuses, Smith will only come in at $2M. Jonas Gustavsson came here with better stats, came cheaper, and Talbot had just had a season where the starter role was solidified.



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mightyreasoner wrote on Sun, 30 June 2019 22:42

Oilers will spend between 6.5 million and 8.5 million and they still don't have a goalie who has the potential to be a #1 in this league. Rather than a 1A/1B tandem, they have a 2A/2B tandem.

But let's be real, if it is performance bonuses, Smith will only come in at $2M. Jonas Gustavsson came here with better stats, came cheaper, and Talbot had just had a season where the starter role was solidified.


The Oilers are exhausting. My apathy is rising for this team. I can’t even be furious any more - their screw-ups are too predictable.

Smith/Koskinen will enter the season with a legitimate shot to be the worst goalie tandem in Oilers history.



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 Re: Mike Smith an Oiler - box checked. [message #739673 is a reply to message #739672 ]
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Adam wrote on Sun, 30 June 2019 23:34

mightyreasoner wrote on Sun, 30 June 2019 22:42

Oilers will spend between 6.5 million and 8.5 million and they still don't have a goalie who has the potential to be a #1 in this league. Rather than a 1A/1B tandem, they have a 2A/2B tandem.

But let's be real, if it is performance bonuses, Smith will only come in at $2M. Jonas Gustavsson came here with better stats, came cheaper, and Talbot had just had a season where the starter role was solidified.


The Oilers are exhausting. My apathy is rising for this team. I can’t even be furious any more - their screw-ups are too predictable.

Smith/Koskinen will enter the season with a legitimate shot to be the worst goalie tandem in Oilers history.


Perhaps you missed the checked box.

Here you go:
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 Re: Mike Smith an Oiler - box checked. [message #739737 is a reply to message #739672 ]
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Adam wrote on Sun, 30 June 2019 23:34

mightyreasoner wrote on Sun, 30 June 2019 22:42

Oilers will spend between 6.5 million and 8.5 million and they still don't have a goalie who has the potential to be a #1 in this league. Rather than a 1A/1B tandem, they have a 2A/2B tandem.

But let's be real, if it is performance bonuses, Smith will only come in at $2M. Jonas Gustavsson came here with better stats, came cheaper, and Talbot had just had a season where the starter role was solidified.


The Oilers are exhausting. My apathy is rising for this team. I can’t even be furious any more - their screw-ups are too predictable.

Smith/Koskinen will enter the season with a legitimate shot to be the worst goalie tandem in Oilers history.

Maybe it's time you throw your jersey on the ice like the other idiots. I hear Florida is looking for fans or you could join the Lesfs, Habs, TB, and Pitt bandwagons. Hell I'd even buy you a jersey of your new team just to see you leave the forum. Always so negative.



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PoolParty wrote on Mon, 01 July 2019 19:32

Maybe it's time you throw your jersey on the ice like the other idiots. I hear Florida is looking for fans or you could join the Lesfs, Habs, TB, and Pitt bandwagons. Hell I'd even buy you a jersey of your new team just to see you leave the forum. Always so negative.

I know, right? After all, the Oilers have been such a great team over most of the past 13 years (including 4 with the best player in the world) that Adam and everyone else who is mostly negative are just being stubborn in refusing to see the bright side!

Do you know how many times the Oilers have challenged for the Cup over those 13 years, Adam? How dare you be negative! Before he graciously stepped aside to make room for another great GM of yesteryear, Chiarelli left the Oilers stocked with talent up and down the roster for years to come! Lucic will be looked at as one of the greatest signings in sports (not just NHL) history! He has been such a lynchpin of this team's success that it's hard to imagine what the team was like before he showed up!



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Ragnarok73 wrote on Mon, 01 July 2019 21:01

PoolParty wrote on Mon, 01 July 2019 19:32

Maybe it's time you throw your jersey on the ice like the other idiots. I hear Florida is looking for fans or you could join the Lesfs, Habs, TB, and Pitt bandwagons. Hell I'd even buy you a jersey of your new team just to see you leave the forum. Always so negative.

I know, right? After all, the Oilers have been such a great team over most of the past 13 years (including 4 with the best player in the world) that Adam and everyone else who is mostly negative are just being stubborn in refusing to see the bright side!

Do you know how many times the Oilers have challenged for the Cup over those 13 years, Adam? How dare you be negative! Before he graciously stepped aside to make room for another great GM of yesteryear, Chiarelli left the Oilers stocked with talent up and down the roster for years to come! Lucic will be looked at as one of the greatest signings in sports (not just NHL) history! He has been such a lynchpin of this team's success that it's hard to imagine what the team was like before he showed up!


PoolParty is hilarious - she's possibly the most negative poster on the site. She rarely posts anything other than complaints about others negativity. Zero content - just happy to blindly accept whatever the management does and complain about the fans who want to actually see success some day.



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Adam wrote on Mon, 01 July 2019 21:16

Ragnarok73 wrote on Mon, 01 July 2019 21:01

PoolParty wrote on Mon, 01 July 2019 19:32

Maybe it's time you throw your jersey on the ice like the other idiots. I hear Florida is looking for fans or you could join the Lesfs, Habs, TB, and Pitt bandwagons. Hell I'd even buy you a jersey of your new team just to see you leave the forum. Always so negative.

I know, right? After all, the Oilers have been such a great team over most of the past 13 years (including 4 with the best player in the world) that Adam and everyone else who is mostly negative are just being stubborn in refusing to see the bright side!

Do you know how many times the Oilers have challenged for the Cup over those 13 years, Adam? How dare you be negative! Before he graciously stepped aside to make room for another great GM of yesteryear, Chiarelli left the Oilers stocked with talent up and down the roster for years to come! Lucic will be looked at as one of the greatest signings in sports (not just NHL) history! He has been such a lynchpin of this team's success that it's hard to imagine what the team was like before he showed up!


PoolParty is hilarious - she's possibly the most negative poster on the site. She rarely posts anything other than complaints about others negativity. Zero content - just happy to blindly accept whatever the management does and complain about the fans who want to actually see success some day.

Lol I wrote and then decided against sending this exact post. But I will second all of this.



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 Re: Mike Smith an Oiler - box checked. [message #739677 is a reply to message #739651 ]
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Finally have a competent puck mover on the back end


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Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 01 July 2019 07:22

Finally have a competent puck mover on the back end


GOLD !!
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Let me summarize this move in the following emoji..

AHEM...

nono

I loathe Mike Smith.



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The craziest thing about all this is that its been said that somehow Mike Smith got a full no-move clause.

Maybe it doesn't mean much, because if goaltending is suspect and we're not making the playoffs, then who would bother trading for one of our crappy goalies, but what if a better goalie comes available and we can pick him up? We could be stuck with a guy we can't even demote and another bigger ticket guy who has a limited no-trade list.



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It's Sat Nov 2 just after Mike Smith came within a whisker of shutting out the Penguins and stopped over 50 shots. Signing him looks like a pretty good move by Holland right now I'd say.


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overdue wrote on Sat, 02 November 2019 14:35

It's Sat Nov 2 just after Mike Smith came within a whisker of shutting out the Penguins and stopped over 50 shots. Signing him looks like a pretty good move by Holland right now I'd say.


Yup. I'm surprised. I keep expecting the wheels to fall off, but the goaltending has not been an issue so far this year.



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overdue wrote on Sat, 02 November 2019 13:35

It's Sat Nov 2 just after Mike Smith came within a whisker of shutting out the Penguins and stopped over 50 shots. Signing him looks like a pretty good move by Holland right now I'd say.


He's continued how he finished the season last year, the tandem rotation is looking good.
Smith's 1 goal in 51 saves should help the save percentage a bit!



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overdue wrote on Sat, 02 November 2019 14:35

It's Sat Nov 2 just after Mike Smith came within a whisker of shutting out the Penguins and stopped over 50 shots. Signing him looks like a pretty good move by Holland right now I'd say.


His .931 is even more impressive when you consider he gave 3 goals away for free and wasn't really beat while actually properly playing the role of a goalie :)



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Mike Smith > Cam Talbot I don't think anyone would argue that.


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Xombie wrote on Sun, 03 November 2019 17:18

Mike Smith > Cam Talbot I don't think anyone would argue that.

Certainly true looking at their whole careers. The only worry with Smith is potential injury.



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CrudeRemarks wrote on Mon, 04 November 2019 09:44

Xombie wrote on Sun, 03 November 2019 17:18

Mike Smith > Cam Talbot I don't think anyone would argue that.

Certainly true looking at their whole careers. The only worry with Smith is potential injury.

I worry about injury as well with Smith but I like how Tippett is handling the goalies. He's not running with any one guy. So far they have played only a few games in a row for each guy. He's keeping them fresh and hungry. Conventional wisdom says that Smith gets the start tonight. Playing against an old team and he's coming off a tremendous game against the Pens. That would make it 3 starts in a row for Smith. I wonder if Tippett starts Koskinen tonight? If he does, that would probably piss off Smith a bit as he's a pretty firey guy. Going into a tough game against the Cup champs, you could have an extremely motivated Smith looking to shove it up the coaches ass for not starting him against the Yotes. Could be a good thing.

At the same time, after watching the Smith have back to back excellent games where he we won, you have to think Koskinen will be chomping at the bit to show the coach he's just as good.



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Mike Smith named the NHL’s third star of the week, with Verbata of the Capitals first star and Petterson of the Canucks second.

Nice week for Mike Smith. I’m still okay with alternating Koskinen and Smith, but I would kind of like to see what Smith could do against the Coyotes.




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