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 Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721539]
Fri, 02 November 2018 08:30 Go to next message
RDOilerfan  is currently offline RDOilerfan
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I Just saw on Twitter vis Spec that Bouchard is headed back to junior. He was decent but it's the right call. This kid is going to be good.


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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721540 is a reply to message #721539 ]
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Pumped about the potential.

Pumped about the appearance of patience.



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721541 is a reply to message #721540 ]
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The Oilers don't often do a lot of things right but they did on this. Giving Bouchard some games, letting him practice with the team, be around the team, work with the coaches especially Yawney, then sending him down was the right way to handle him in my opinion. I wish given he has 3 years of junior already he could go play in the AHL but he can't.



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721542 is a reply to message #721541 ]
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The right call. Look forward to seeing him rip it up at the World Juniors.

Does this mean Bear is on his way back up?



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721543 is a reply to message #721542 ]
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I'm speechless.

Management doing the obvious right thing? Management finding solid depth players for cheap. Management finding a diamond in the rough goalie?

Please let this be true.



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721569 is a reply to message #721543 ]
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Magnum wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 08:38

I'm speechless.

Management doing the obvious right thing? Management finding solid depth players for cheap. Management finding a diamond in the rough goalie?

Please let this be true.


This also means Bouchard ELC pushes back a year so he’ll be safe(r) from the likely Seattle expansion draft. Did the Oilers actually do something... smart?



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721570 is a reply to message #721569 ]
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nullterm wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 15:58



This also means Bouchard ELC pushes back a year so he’ll be safe(r) from the likely Seattle expansion draft. Did the Oilers actually do something... smart?



I think that was the main reason. He is still a legit 5/6 D-man on this team, with PP skill, not like they couldn't have used him. Upside of London is he gets to skate and handle the puck more, hopefully deep into the playoffs, experience which he can use.



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721544 is a reply to message #721542 ]
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The next right call is once Rattie is back, I would send both Yamo and Puljujarvi to the minors. Both aren't ready and that is fine. I tell Woodcroft to play the crap out of them. Each 20 mins a piece.

I would run with these lines.

Nuge - McDavid - Caggulia/Rattie
Rieder - Leon - Chiasson
Lucic - Strome - Rattie/Caggulia
Khaira - Brodziak - Kassian/Marody

I would strongly consider sending Marody down as well and call up Brad Malone. If you just need an extra forward for just in case, I would much rather have Malone sitting watching than Marody who could become something.



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721545 is a reply to message #721542 ]
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Oiler76 wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 09:36

The right call. Look forward to seeing him rip it up at the World Juniors.

Does this mean Bear is on his way back up?



.looks like Gravel is coming back up....

https://www.nhl.com/oilers/news/oilers-assign-bouchard-to-lo ndon-ohl-recall-gravel-from-bakersfield/c-301548618

....from yesterday's Bakersfield blog, Ryan Holt wrote that Bear is still injured, but expected back soon...




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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721546 is a reply to message #721545 ]
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GabbyDugan wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 08:48

Oiler76 wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 09:36

The right call. Look forward to seeing him rip it up at the World Juniors.

Does this mean Bear is on his way back up?



.looks like Gravel is coming back up....

https://www.nhl.com/oilers/news/oilers-assign-bouchard-to-lo ndon-ohl-recall-gravel-from-bakersfield/c-301548618

....from yesterday's Bakersfield blog, Ryan Holt wrote that Bear is still injured, but expected back soon...



Nice, Gravel is a good 6-7 option



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721547 is a reply to message #721539 ]
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Gets to leave with a pretty good feeling about his future in the NHL.

Hope that the Knights make a big push this year. Middle of the pack right now in their division.

Speaking of OHL, wow, Flint Firebirds. 0-14-1 record.



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721548 is a reply to message #721547 ]
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Kr55 wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 10:44

Gets to leave with a pretty good feeling about his future in the NHL.

Hope that the Knights make a big push this year. Middle of the pack right now in their division.

Speaking of OHL, wow, Flint Firebirds. 0-14-1 record.

Maybe there's something in the water?



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721549 is a reply to message #721548 ]
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CrudeRemarks wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 11:07

Kr55 wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 10:44

Gets to leave with a pretty good feeling about his future in the NHL.

Hope that the Knights make a big push this year. Middle of the pack right now in their division.

Speaking of OHL, wow, Flint Firebirds. 0-14-1 record.

Maybe there's something in the water?


user name checks out.

Edit: guessing Bouchard will also anchor Team Canada at the WJHCs. Good, get more of that experience.



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721550 is a reply to message #721548 ]
Fri, 02 November 2018 11:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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CrudeRemarks wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 11:07

Kr55 wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 10:44

Gets to leave with a pretty good feeling about his future in the NHL.

Hope that the Knights make a big push this year. Middle of the pack right now in their division.

Speaking of OHL, wow, Flint Firebirds. 0-14-1 record.

Maybe there's something in the water?


Honestly, I was totally considering that joke. But then remembered about the kids getting cancer.

Definitely best left to CrudeRemarks :)



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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721552 is a reply to message #721539 ]
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They know what they have in him. They know he'll be on the team next season barring a freak injury so they can plan their defensive core around that for next season. ( trades,contracts, whatever needs to be done ) He could have stayed this season and done reasonably well. Hopefully Bear gets the call up at some point when he's ready, to inject some offence into the D group. It was the right move but having floundered for so long as an Oilers fan, it's hard to be patient about it.


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 Re: Bouchard sent to Junior [message #721565 is a reply to message #721552 ]
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overdue wrote on Fri, 02 November 2018 12:08

They know what they have in him. They know he'll be on the team next season barring a freak injury so they can plan their defensive core around that for next season. ( trades,contracts, whatever needs to be done ) He could have stayed this season and done reasonably well. Hopefully Bear gets the call up at some point when he's ready, to inject some offence into the D group. It was the right move but having floundered for so long as an Oilers fan, it's hard to be patient about it.


I think we need to be okay with it if he isn't on the team next year too. One point in seven games and -5 while facing weak opposition isn't great - I don't think he was ready, and he may not be ready for the NHL next year either. I think the team (and fans) need to slow down expectation that players make the team and start contributing as teenagers. That should be the exception, not the rule.

I'd prefer we take it slow so that the player's confidence stays strong - let him excel at levels below the NHL first - and so that the fans don't sour on him. We've seen before that once Edmonton's "best fans in the NHL" make a decision about a young player, it can be very difficult to change their minds, and they tend to get on the player - both while he's on the ice and while he's in the community. Offensive defencemen are a favourite target for the howling mob here. Better to let him come up slower and hope that doesn't happen.



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