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 Re: Oilers Select 1st rd (#22) - Xavier Bourgault [message #805322 is a reply to message #805321 ]
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Dragon_Matt wrote on Fri, 06 May 2022 14:44

what would it take to get an Eberle type player... hmm

Ryan Spooner.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Fri, 06 May 2022 14:45

Dragon_Matt wrote on Fri, 06 May 2022 14:44

what would it take to get an Eberle type player... hmm

Ryan Spooner.


Coach refuses to give player opportunity. Gm trades player for nothing. Would have been the fate of pulju and Bouchard too if chia was here the last few seasons.

It is too bad someone in the media asked McLellan if he should try Strome with McDavid that first preseason, as if McLellan needed to be told what he should be doing.

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The #Oilers Xavier Bourgault is the first player in @LHJMQ history to score 3 OT goals in the same playoff season. That’s a clutch goal scorer.



Our next clutch RHS sniper?



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Kr55 wrote on Wed, 08 June 2022 08:18

Paul Almeida @AzorcanGlobal

The #Oilers Xavier Bourgault is the first player in @LHJMQ history to score 3 OT goals in the same playoff season. That’s a clutch goal scorer.



Our next clutch RHS sniper?

Why even keep Holloway when he's just gonna be in Xavier's way?



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CrudeRemarks wrote on Wed, 08 June 2022 08:49

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 08 June 2022 08:18

Paul Almeida @AzorcanGlobal

The #Oilers Xavier Bourgault is the first player in @LHJMQ history to score 3 OT goals in the same playoff season. That’s a clutch goal scorer.



Our next clutch RHS sniper?

Why even keep Holloway when he's just gonna be in Xavier's way?



Holloway is a Leftie!

FYI..

X-Box is on TONIGHT.. TSN.. Cataracts vs. PEI..



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Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 08 June 2022 14:40

CrudeRemarks wrote on Wed, 08 June 2022 08:49

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 08 June 2022 08:18

Paul Almeida @AzorcanGlobal

The #Oilers Xavier Bourgault is the first player in @LHJMQ history to score 3 OT goals in the same playoff season. That’s a clutch goal scorer.



Our next clutch RHS sniper?

Why even keep Holloway when he's just gonna be in Xavier's way?



Holloway is a Leftie!

FYI..

X-Box is on TONIGHT.. TSN.. Cataracts vs. PEI..



2G and 1A in another win. Looks like he will be Memorial Cup bound. Team has a 3-0 series lead in the final.



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Yes it's junior but this guy looks like he could be good.


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RDOilerfan wrote on Thu, 09 June 2022 07:43

Yes it's junior but this guy looks like he could be good.


I watched the game, XB had the best skill on the ice, great skater, great shot, but you can tell he needs to get a lot stronger to even play in the AHL, I think he'll be a couple of years away. Reminded me of Barzal the way he moves out there. He's an elite prospect.



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Bourgault makes it to the Memorial Cup.. Shawinigan wins the QJMHL title for the first time in their 52 year history. Win 4-3 in OT vs. PEI.. win series 4-1

Hopefully OilKings win tonight.




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Skookum Jim wrote on Sat, 11 June 2022 17:55

Bourgault makes it to the Memorial Cup.. Shawinigan wins the QJMHL title for the first time in their 52 year history. Win 4-3 in OT vs. PEI.. win series 4-1

Hopefully OilKings win tonight.




I have to say, this kid has been gaining fans in this market.

I’d still hop in a Delorean and take the goalie 🤷🏻‍♂️



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Skookum Jim wrote on Sat, 11 June 2022 17:55

Bourgault makes it to the Memorial Cup.. Shawinigan wins the QJMHL title for the first time in their 52 year history. Win 4-3 in OT vs. PEI.. win series 4-1

Hopefully OilKings win tonight.



Oil Kings looked like crap tonight. Guenther out still too.

Seattle has been notorious for coming from behind in rounds they look beaten this post season. The EOK have their hands full now.



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Jesper Wallstedt rocking a 0.932 save percentage and a record of 6-2-0 in the AHL. We're close to NHL Wallstedt!



We don't need no stinkin goalies!

Holland's drafting may go down as being worse than his pro acquisitions. That's really saying something.

Broberg, Holloway, Bourgault, Schaefer are his 1st round picks

He may have fluked a goalie in Konovalov but we let him go and didn't seem to have much interest in getting him to stay. Maybe we figured we were set with Campbell and Skinner.

0 impact players so far in the roster from "Mr. Multiple HHoF Players Picked in the 7th Round" draft legend Ken Holland. Robot picking just using the MacKenzie draft list would have done better, but that's been the case with the Oilers for over a decade.

[Updated on: Tue, 14 November 2023 10:59]


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You mean you aren’t keeping track?

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I don’t see Ken Holland’s responsibility anywhere.



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I can't wait for the press conference in March, "we had to adjust to a new coach. I just don't think this is the year to go all in. You can't go all in every year."


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Dragon_Matt wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 11:49

I can't wait for the press conference in March, "we had to adjust to a new coach. I just don't think this is the year to go all in. You can't go all in every year."

Well, he's right, you can't blow your brains out at the deadline every year. there is only so much draft capital to piss away. Very few deadline deals are worth doing. Proper drafting is always the better way to improve. The Bourgault pick was particularly egregious, because the proper guy had fallen to them and everybody was screaming at them to take him, and they punted.



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NetBOG wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 11:23

Dragon_Matt wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 11:49

I can't wait for the press conference in March, "we had to adjust to a new coach. I just don't think this is the year to go all in. You can't go all in every year."

Well, he's right, you can't blow your brains out at the deadline every year. there is only so much draft capital to piss away. Very few deadline deals are worth doing. Proper drafting is always the better way to improve. The Bourgault pick was particularly egregious, because the proper guy had fallen to them and everybody was screaming at them to take him, and they punted.


You most definitely should expend draft capital in Connor McDavid’s twenties. We haven’t done it nearly enough. The one year we finally did trade it away for Ekholm, we went on a run and had our best finish to 6th in the NHL. I can only imagine how much closer to a cup we would have been had Holland and Chiarelli actually used some of their 1st round picks to move the needle.

Everything in Edmonton is happening too late.




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Kr55 wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 10:56

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Jesper Wallstedt rocking a 0.932 save percentage and a record of 6-2-0 in the AHL. We're close to NHL Wallstedt!



We don't need no stinkin goalies!

Holland's drafting may go down as being worse than his pro acquisitions. That's really saying something.

Broberg, Holloway, Bourgault, Schaefer are his 1st round picks

He may have fluked a goalie in Konovalov but we let him go and didn't seem to have much interest in getting him to stay. Maybe we figured we were set with Campbell and Skinner.

0 impact players so far in the roster from "Mr. Multiple HHoF Players Picked in the 7th Round" draft legend Ken Holland. Robot picking just using the MacKenzie draft list would have done better, but that's been the case with the Oilers for over a decade.


I don't quite understand our goalie usage in the AHL either. We actually have a guy with similar save percentage this year to Wallstedt - better in fact. Rodrigue rocking a .968 allowing just 2 goals on 63 shots so far...but he's only played in two games. Pickard got 4 starts, and now Campbell has had back-to-back AHL starts. Last year Pickard played 38 to Rodrigue's 29 which is at least closer to an even split. This is now Rodrigue's fourth year in the AHL though and he's only had 55 appearances in all that time. He's played equal or better to Pickard the last two years. If you think he might be the goalie of the future, at some point you have to develop him and that only happens by playing him. Consider - Wallstedt is three years younger than Rodrigue, and he already has 44 AHL starts - despite a bit less impressive rookie season last year than he may have hoped (18-15-5 w/ .908 sv%).

One of the things that's inhibited Oilers goalie development forever is that they fail to find enough games for their young goalies to play and they don't ripen that well sitting idle at the end of the bench.



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Can we please move Campbell to the ECHL.... please?


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Dragon_Matt wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 14:53

Can we please move Campbell to the ECHL.... please?

I don't know why they don't send him to Mexico for two weeks. Get your head right, come back, and try to prove everyone wrong.



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Adam wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 14:14

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 10:56

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Jesper Wallstedt rocking a 0.932 save percentage and a record of 6-2-0 in the AHL. We're close to NHL Wallstedt!



We don't need no stinkin goalies!

Holland's drafting may go down as being worse than his pro acquisitions. That's really saying something.

Broberg, Holloway, Bourgault, Schaefer are his 1st round picks

He may have fluked a goalie in Konovalov but we let him go and didn't seem to have much interest in getting him to stay. Maybe we figured we were set with Campbell and Skinner.

0 impact players so far in the roster from "Mr. Multiple HHoF Players Picked in the 7th Round" draft legend Ken Holland. Robot picking just using the MacKenzie draft list would have done better, but that's been the case with the Oilers for over a decade.


I don't quite understand our goalie usage in the AHL either. We actually have a guy with similar save percentage this year to Wallstedt - better in fact. Rodrigue rocking a .968 allowing just 2 goals on 63 shots so far...but he's only played in two games. Pickard got 4 starts, and now Campbell has had back-to-back AHL starts. Last year Pickard played 38 to Rodrigue's 29 which is at least closer to an even split. This is now Rodrigue's fourth year in the AHL though and he's only had 55 appearances in all that time. He's played equal or better to Pickard the last two years. If you think he might be the goalie of the future, at some point you have to develop him and that only happens by playing him. Consider - Wallstedt is three years younger than Rodrigue, and he already has 44 AHL starts - despite a bit less impressive rookie season last year than he may have hoped (18-15-5 w/ .908 sv%).

One of the things that's inhibited Oilers goalie development forever is that they fail to find enough games for their young goalies to play and they don't ripen that well sitting idle at the end of the bench.


Ah, it is comforting to hear that Campbell is gonna hog starts and make our AHL goalies go cold now.

We got this goalie stuff really figured out in this org.



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- Lowe, 2013

"Next year I would forecast as another developmental year"
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Kr55 wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 14:54

Adam wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 14:14

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 10:56

Byron Bader @ByronMBader
Jesper Wallstedt rocking a 0.932 save percentage and a record of 6-2-0 in the AHL. We're close to NHL Wallstedt!



We don't need no stinkin goalies!

Holland's drafting may go down as being worse than his pro acquisitions. That's really saying something.

Broberg, Holloway, Bourgault, Schaefer are his 1st round picks

He may have fluked a goalie in Konovalov but we let him go and didn't seem to have much interest in getting him to stay. Maybe we figured we were set with Campbell and Skinner.

0 impact players so far in the roster from "Mr. Multiple HHoF Players Picked in the 7th Round" draft legend Ken Holland. Robot picking just using the MacKenzie draft list would have done better, but that's been the case with the Oilers for over a decade.


I don't quite understand our goalie usage in the AHL either. We actually have a guy with similar save percentage this year to Wallstedt - better in fact. Rodrigue rocking a .968 allowing just 2 goals on 63 shots so far...but he's only played in two games. Pickard got 4 starts, and now Campbell has had back-to-back AHL starts. Last year Pickard played 38 to Rodrigue's 29 which is at least closer to an even split. This is now Rodrigue's fourth year in the AHL though and he's only had 55 appearances in all that time. He's played equal or better to Pickard the last two years. If you think he might be the goalie of the future, at some point you have to develop him and that only happens by playing him. Consider - Wallstedt is three years younger than Rodrigue, and he already has 44 AHL starts - despite a bit less impressive rookie season last year than he may have hoped (18-15-5 w/ .908 sv%).

One of the things that's inhibited Oilers goalie development forever is that they fail to find enough games for their young goalies to play and they don't ripen that well sitting idle at the end of the bench.


Ah, it is comforting to hear that Campbell is gonna hog starts and make our AHL goalies go cold now.

We got this goalie stuff really figured out in this org.


Any guesses who started the Condors game tonight?



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Adam wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 19:23

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 14:54

Adam wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 14:14

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 10:56

Byron Bader @ByronMBader
Jesper Wallstedt rocking a 0.932 save percentage and a record of 6-2-0 in the AHL. We're close to NHL Wallstedt!



We don't need no stinkin goalies!

Holland's drafting may go down as being worse than his pro acquisitions. That's really saying something.

Broberg, Holloway, Bourgault, Schaefer are his 1st round picks

He may have fluked a goalie in Konovalov but we let him go and didn't seem to have much interest in getting him to stay. Maybe we figured we were set with Campbell and Skinner.

0 impact players so far in the roster from "Mr. Multiple HHoF Players Picked in the 7th Round" draft legend Ken Holland. Robot picking just using the MacKenzie draft list would have done better, but that's been the case with the Oilers for over a decade.


I don't quite understand our goalie usage in the AHL either. We actually have a guy with similar save percentage this year to Wallstedt - better in fact. Rodrigue rocking a .968 allowing just 2 goals on 63 shots so far...but he's only played in two games. Pickard got 4 starts, and now Campbell has had back-to-back AHL starts. Last year Pickard played 38 to Rodrigue's 29 which is at least closer to an even split. This is now Rodrigue's fourth year in the AHL though and he's only had 55 appearances in all that time. He's played equal or better to Pickard the last two years. If you think he might be the goalie of the future, at some point you have to develop him and that only happens by playing him. Consider - Wallstedt is three years younger than Rodrigue, and he already has 44 AHL starts - despite a bit less impressive rookie season last year than he may have hoped (18-15-5 w/ .908 sv%).

One of the things that's inhibited Oilers goalie development forever is that they fail to find enough games for their young goalies to play and they don't ripen that well sitting idle at the end of the bench.


Ah, it is comforting to hear that Campbell is gonna hog starts and make our AHL goalies go cold now.

We got this goalie stuff really figured out in this org.


Any guesses who started the Condors game tonight?


Dear lord. 4 goals against again. 3 games in a row



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Kr55 wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 20:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 19:23

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 14:54

Adam wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 14:14

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 14 November 2023 10:56

Byron Bader @ByronMBader
Jesper Wallstedt rocking a 0.932 save percentage and a record of 6-2-0 in the AHL. We're close to NHL Wallstedt!



We don't need no stinkin goalies!

Holland's drafting may go down as being worse than his pro acquisitions. That's really saying something.

Broberg, Holloway, Bourgault, Schaefer are his 1st round picks

He may have fluked a goalie in Konovalov but we let him go and didn't seem to have much interest in getting him to stay. Maybe we figured we were set with Campbell and Skinner.

0 impact players so far in the roster from "Mr. Multiple HHoF Players Picked in the 7th Round" draft legend Ken Holland. Robot picking just using the MacKenzie draft list would have done better, but that's been the case with the Oilers for over a decade.


I don't quite understand our goalie usage in the AHL either. We actually have a guy with similar save percentage this year to Wallstedt - better in fact. Rodrigue rocking a .968 allowing just 2 goals on 63 shots so far...but he's only played in two games. Pickard got 4 starts, and now Campbell has had back-to-back AHL starts. Last year Pickard played 38 to Rodrigue's 29 which is at least closer to an even split. This is now Rodrigue's fourth year in the AHL though and he's only had 55 appearances in all that time. He's played equal or better to Pickard the last two years. If you think he might be the goalie of the future, at some point you have to develop him and that only happens by playing him. Consider - Wallstedt is three years younger than Rodrigue, and he already has 44 AHL starts - despite a bit less impressive rookie season last year than he may have hoped (18-15-5 w/ .908 sv%).

One of the things that's inhibited Oilers goalie development forever is that they fail to find enough games for their young goalies to play and they don't ripen that well sitting idle at the end of the bench.


Ah, it is comforting to hear that Campbell is gonna hog starts and make our AHL goalies go cold now.

We got this goalie stuff really figured out in this org.


Any guesses who started the Condors game tonight?


Dear lord. 4 goals against again. 3 games in a row


Game isn’t even over yet.

5 goals on 26 shots now. It’s time to LTIR him.

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Jesper Wallstedt rocking a 0.932 save percentage and a record of 6-2-0 in the AHL. We're close to NHL Wallstedt!



We don't need no stinkin goalies!

Holland's drafting may go down as being worse than his pro acquisitions. That's really saying something.

Broberg, Holloway, Bourgault, Schaefer are his 1st round picks

He may have fluked a goalie in Konovalov but we let him go and didn't seem to have much interest in getting him to stay. Maybe we figured we were set with Campbell and Skinner.

0 impact players so far in the roster from "Mr. Multiple HHoF Players Picked in the 7th Round" draft legend Ken Holland. Robot picking just using the MacKenzie draft list would have done better, but that's been the case with the Oilers for over a decade.


I don't quite understand our goalie usage in the AHL either. We actually have a guy with similar save percentage this year to Wallstedt - better in fact. Rodrigue rocking a .968 allowing just 2 goals on 63 shots so far...but he's only played in two games. Pickard got 4 starts, and now Campbell has had back-to-back AHL starts. Last year Pickard played 38 to Rodrigue's 29 which is at least closer to an even split. This is now Rodrigue's fourth year in the AHL though and he's only had 55 appearances in all that time. He's played equal or better to Pickard the last two years. If you think he might be the goalie of the future, at some point you have to develop him and that only happens by playing him. Consider - Wallstedt is three years younger than Rodrigue, and he already has 44 AHL starts - despite a bit less impressive rookie season last year than he may have hoped (18-15-5 w/ .908 sv%).

One of the things that's inhibited Oilers goalie development forever is that they fail to find enough games for their young goalies to play and they don't ripen that well sitting idle at the end of the bench.


Ah, it is comforting to hear that Campbell is gonna hog starts and make our AHL goalies go cold now.

We got this goalie stuff really figured out in this org.


Any guesses who started the Condors game tonight?


Dear lord. 4 goals against again. 3 games in a row


Game isn’t even over yet.

5 goals on 26 shots now. It’s time to LTIR him.


He ruined it. Let in a 5th one tonight



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