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 Athanasiou [message #746248]
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Some speculation that Anthanasiou is on the block or at least being inquired about in Detroit.

Given that GMs tend to look in places they shopped before, you have to think that Holland would be interested in AA. And, he should be. He would appear to be more of a finisher than passer, something our supercentres could use. While he's listed as a C, I would think he would slot in on the wing given his career faceoff percentage is lower than theNuge's prior to this year. His shot volume has increased each of the past two years as well - he's turning into a volume shooter. And his off-year shooting percentage was s 9.4%, sandwiched around years of 15 and 13.9%. (Oh, and right now he PDO is a ridiculous .820.)

Any suggestions for returns? (Keep in mind his cap hit is $3M this year and he's an RFA at the end of the season.)



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 Re: Anthanasiou [message #746249 is a reply to message #746248 ]
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Hibernia wrote on Tue, 05 November 2019 19:07

Some speculation that Anthanasiou is on the block or at least being inquired about in Detroit.

Given that GMs tend to look in places they shopped before, you have to think that Holland would be interested in AA. And, he should be. He would appear to be more of a finisher than passer, something our supercentres could use. While he's listed as a C, I would think he would slot in on the wing given his career faceoff percentage is lower than theNuge's prior to this year. His shot volume has increased each of the past two years as well - he's turning into a volume shooter. And his off-year shooting percentage was s 9.4%, sandwiched around years of 15 and 13.9%. (Oh, and right now he PDO is a ridiculous .820.)

Any suggestions for returns? (Keep in mind his cap hit is $3M this year and he's an RFA at the end of the season.)


If Yzerman is high on Pulju, I'd definitely be up for a deal around him :) Anthanasiou would be a great winger for Nuge or McDavid.

The timing in the season could make his contract though. Lots of season left where he could have a big bounce back with the right situation.



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 Re: Anthanasiou [message #746251 is a reply to message #746249 ]
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Kr55 wrote on Tue, 05 November 2019 23:05

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 05 November 2019 19:07

Some speculation that Anthanasiou is on the block or at least being inquired about in Detroit.

Given that GMs tend to look in places they shopped before, you have to think that Holland would be interested in AA. And, he should be. He would appear to be more of a finisher than passer, something our supercentres could use. While he's listed as a C, I would think he would slot in on the wing given his career faceoff percentage is lower than theNuge's prior to this year. His shot volume has increased each of the past two years as well - he's turning into a volume shooter. And his off-year shooting percentage was s 9.4%, sandwiched around years of 15 and 13.9%. (Oh, and right now he PDO is a ridiculous .820.)

Any suggestions for returns? (Keep in mind his cap hit is $3M this year and he's an RFA at the end of the season.)


If Yzerman is high on Pulju, I'd definitely be up for a deal around him :) Anthanasiou would be a great winger for Nuge or McDavid.

The timing in the season could make his contract though. Lots of season left where he could have a big bounce back with the right situation.


Sadly, in this situation, Puljujarvi doesn't help balance the cap. Need a real roster player or two headed the other way. So, while he can be the primary piece, it can't be him and picks and/or prospects.



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 Re: Anthanasiou [message #746252 is a reply to message #746251 ]
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Hibernia wrote on Tue, 05 November 2019 20:36

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 05 November 2019 23:05

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 05 November 2019 19:07

Some speculation that Anthanasiou is on the block or at least being inquired about in Detroit.

Given that GMs tend to look in places they shopped before, you have to think that Holland would be interested in AA. And, he should be. He would appear to be more of a finisher than passer, something our supercentres could use. While he's listed as a C, I would think he would slot in on the wing given his career faceoff percentage is lower than theNuge's prior to this year. His shot volume has increased each of the past two years as well - he's turning into a volume shooter. And his off-year shooting percentage was s 9.4%, sandwiched around years of 15 and 13.9%. (Oh, and right now he PDO is a ridiculous .820.)

Any suggestions for returns? (Keep in mind his cap hit is $3M this year and he's an RFA at the end of the season.)


If Yzerman is high on Pulju, I'd definitely be up for a deal around him :) Anthanasiou would be a great winger for Nuge or McDavid.

The timing in the season could make his contract though. Lots of season left where he could have a big bounce back with the right situation.


Sadly, in this situation, Puljujarvi doesn't help balance the cap. Need a real roster player or two headed the other way. So, while he can be the primary piece, it can't be him and picks and/or prospects.



Probably would have to be a decent pick (2nd rounder) + Gagner in addition to Pulju. Wonder if it could work with Chaisson and demoting Manning and replacing him with a near league minimum D.

Probably still not a very competitive offer, unless Yzerman thinks he's robbing us by getting Pulju. Maybe if Pulju was Russian.




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 Re: Anthanasiou [message #746258 is a reply to message #746252 ]
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I think this is a type of player who could be had. He had a tough negotiation with Holland last year, so as long as Holland thinks he can deal with that again this summer then I would see what they are looking for. I would have to include JP & add in close to equal salary. He is a former 50 point guy so would need to add something decent.

My proposal is:
JP, C. Jones & Gagner (salary dump)
For
AA & a 3rd rd pick (they have 2 this year)

Thought is they will want more than just JP for a 50 point guy who is very fast & young still with controllable years ahead. Don’t want to give up Jones, but he has some cache out there & that is what they are looking for....more young Dmen. We get the pick to equalize the trade a bit.

Not sure what Stevie Y thinks of JP, but definately good to inquire.



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He had 18 goals in 64 games, 16 goals in 71 games, then jumped to 30 goals in 76 games last year. He's got 1 goal and is a team worse -18 in 14 games this year.
The question I have with him is what's his problem this year, what is he and what is he worth as he will need a new contract? He's coming off a 2 yr, 3 mill per season contract which he got from Holland. You'd hope that Holland would know him well.

Depending on what he does this season, I would be pretty wary of giving him a lot more than what he makes than the 3 mill he's getting.

The issue with JP is a smart GM should realize that JP is a big time gamble as he's not a proven NHLer right now and there is no guarantee he will be an NHL. The only reason why a team would even have interest in JP is his draft pedigree. I would suggest that if JP was even a 2nd round pick, no team would be interested in him. So the Oilers would have to throw in some salary like a Gagner or Manning to make it work, JP plus a pretty good sweetener like a pick or one of their young dmen to make it happen.

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 Re: Anthanasiou [message #755716 is a reply to message #746248 ]
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If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sand(thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.

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Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:28

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Good point. Hahaha at that time though, were we thinking of JP as a second?



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Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:30

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:28

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Good point. Hahaha at that time though, were we thinking of JP as a second?


On Nov 1st, Mike was not happy with the idea of just getting a 2nd rounder for him:

http://oilfans.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&rid=77&SQ=9 956c100832251ccf02ab79282a713eb&th=46633&goto=746047 #msg_746047

I rest my case, lol :)



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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:35

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:30

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:28

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Good point. Hahaha at that time though, were we thinking of JP as a second?


On Nov 1st, Mike was not happy with the idea of just getting a 2nd rounder for him:

http://oilfans.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&rid=77&SQ=9 956c100832251ccf02ab79282a713eb&th=46633&goto=746047 #msg_746047

I rest my case, lol :)


Well. Hmm. Case closed. I’ll go pound my own sand then!

Good call KR!



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Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:45

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:35

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:30

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:28

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Good point. Hahaha at that time though, were we thinking of JP as a second?


On Nov 1st, Mike was not happy with the idea of just getting a 2nd rounder for him:

http://oilfans.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&rid=77&SQ=9 956c100832251ccf02ab79282a713eb&th=46633&goto=746047 #msg_746047

I rest my case, lol :)


Well. Hmm. Case closed. I’ll go pound my own sand then!

Good call KR!


Oh, I thought you were supposed to tell me to pound sand. Dang, was all ready



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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:46

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:45

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:35

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:30

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:28

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Good point. Hahaha at that time though, were we thinking of JP as a second?


On Nov 1st, Mike was not happy with the idea of just getting a 2nd rounder for him:

http://oilfans.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&rid=77&SQ=9 956c100832251ccf02ab79282a713eb&th=46633&goto=746047 #msg_746047

I rest my case, lol :)


Well. Hmm. Case closed. I’ll go pound my own sand then!

Good call KR!


Oh, I thought you were supposed to tell me to pound sand. Dang, was all ready



Back then I would have! Now? Seeing how you kinda called it, I’ll pound it.



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Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:51

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:46

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:45

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:35

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:30

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:28

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Good point. Hahaha at that time though, were we thinking of JP as a second?


On Nov 1st, Mike was not happy with the idea of just getting a 2nd rounder for him:

http://oilfans.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&rid=77&SQ=9 956c100832251ccf02ab79282a713eb&th=46633&goto=746047 #msg_746047

I rest my case, lol :)


Well. Hmm. Case closed. I’ll go pound my own sand then!

Good call KR!


Oh, I thought you were supposed to tell me to pound sand. Dang, was all ready


Back then I would have! Now? Seeing how you kinda called it, I’ll pound it.


Dang it, well, enjoy man.



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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:53

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:51

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:46

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:45

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:35

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:30

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:28

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Good point. Hahaha at that time though, were we thinking of JP as a second?


On Nov 1st, Mike was not happy with the idea of just getting a 2nd rounder for him:

http://oilfans.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&rid=77&SQ=9 956c100832251ccf02ab79282a713eb&th=46633&goto=746047 #msg_746047

I rest my case, lol :)


Well. Hmm. Case closed. I’ll go pound my own sand then!

Good call KR!


Oh, I thought you were supposed to tell me to pound sand. Dang, was all ready


Back then I would have! Now? Seeing how you kinda called it, I’ll pound it.


Dang it, well, enjoy man.


I mean. We can pound it together? Or separately, together. No homo.



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Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:55

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:53

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:51

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:46

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:45

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:35

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:30

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 15:28

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Good point. Hahaha at that time though, were we thinking of JP as a second?


On Nov 1st, Mike was not happy with the idea of just getting a 2nd rounder for him:

http://oilfans.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&rid=77&SQ=9 956c100832251ccf02ab79282a713eb&th=46633&goto=746047 #msg_746047

I rest my case, lol :)


Well. Hmm. Case closed. I’ll go pound my own sand then!

Good call KR!


Oh, I thought you were supposed to tell me to pound sand. Dang, was all ready


Back then I would have! Now? Seeing how you kinda called it, I’ll pound it.


Dang it, well, enjoy man.


I mean. We can pound it together? Or separately, together. No homo.


In spirit. In honor of our saviour Ken Holland.



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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.



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Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

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Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.



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Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.



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Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:42

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.

It all depends on the skating stride I find. Long efficient strides that make it look a little too easy? You’re a lazy bum! Flail you’re legs wildly in a horribly inefficient manner demonstrating a lack of skill but loads of heart? You’ll be ok.



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JPro wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 18:58

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:42

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.

It all depends on the skating stride I find. Long efficient strides that make it look a little too easy? You’re a lazy bum! Flail you’re legs wildly in a horribly inefficient manner demonstrating a lack of skill but loads of heart? You’ll be ok.


He's actually fast. He looks like he's moving fast and he actually moves fast. I'm sure fans will enjoy him getting behind defenders.

The defensive stuff, we'll see. Hopefully we manage to get back to the days of a McDavid line that is >50% in all analytics and we are clearly spending more time in the offensive zone than our end again.



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Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 20:05

JPro wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 18:58

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:42

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.

It all depends on the skating stride I find. Long efficient strides that make it look a little too easy? You’re a lazy bum! Flail you’re legs wildly in a horribly inefficient manner demonstrating a lack of skill but loads of heart? You’ll be ok.


He's actually fast. He looks like he's moving fast and he actually moves fast. I'm sure fans will enjoy him getting behind defenders.

The defensive stuff, we'll see. Hopefully we manage to get back to the days of a McDavid line that is >50% in all analytics and we are clearly spending more time in the offensive zone than our end again.


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Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 20:05

JPro wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 18:58

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:42

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.

It all depends on the skating stride I find. Long efficient strides that make it look a little too easy? You’re a lazy bum! Flail you’re legs wildly in a horribly inefficient manner demonstrating a lack of skill but loads of heart? You’ll be ok.


He's actually fast. He looks like he's moving fast and he actually moves fast. I'm sure fans will enjoy him getting behind defenders.

The defensive stuff, we'll see. Hopefully we manage to get back to the days of a McDavid line that is >50% in all analytics and we are clearly spending more time in the offensive zone than our end again.


Is this good?

Athanasiou had a 67.9% CF in his debut. Ennis had 65.5% CF. Mike Green led the D at 57.9% CF.



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Oscargasm wrote on Wed, 26 February 2020 03:49

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 20:05

JPro wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 18:58

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:42

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.

It all depends on the skating stride I find. Long efficient strides that make it look a little too easy? You’re a lazy bum! Flail you’re legs wildly in a horribly inefficient manner demonstrating a lack of skill but loads of heart? You’ll be ok.


He's actually fast. He looks like he's moving fast and he actually moves fast. I'm sure fans will enjoy him getting behind defenders.

The defensive stuff, we'll see. Hopefully we manage to get back to the days of a McDavid line that is >50% in all analytics and we are clearly spending more time in the offensive zone than our end again.


Is this good?

Athanasiou had a 67.9% CF in his debut. Ennis had 65.5% CF. Mike Green led the D at 57.9% CF.


If they kept that up, they would be the best in league. There's only two players in the league that have CF of over 60%.

The top CF Dman in the league with over 30 games has a CF of 58.7%.

Seems pretty rad.



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JPro wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 18:58

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:42

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.

It all depends on the skating stride I find. Long efficient strides that make it look a little too easy? You’re a lazy bum! Flail you’re legs wildly in a horribly inefficient manner demonstrating a lack of skill but loads of heart? You’ll be ok.


Klima was a speedster too though.

Oilers fans definitely have an issue with the Penner types who look slow even when flying, but there's been some quick guys too who were inconsistent...



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Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 22:35

JPro wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 18:58

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:42

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.

It all depends on the skating stride I find. Long efficient strides that make it look a little too easy? You’re a lazy bum! Flail you’re legs wildly in a horribly inefficient manner demonstrating a lack of skill but loads of heart? You’ll be ok.


Klima was a speedster too though.

Oilers fans definitely have an issue with the Penner types who look slow even when flying, but there's been some quick guys too who were inconsistent...


2 points in his first game. AA has bought himself 2 games of not being treated like Klima



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Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 22:35

JPro wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 18:58

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:42

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.

It all depends on the skating stride I find. Long efficient strides that make it look a little too easy? You’re a lazy bum! Flail you’re legs wildly in a horribly inefficient manner demonstrating a lack of skill but loads of heart? You’ll be ok.


Klima was a speedster too though.

Oilers fans definitely have an issue with the Penner types who look slow even when flying, but there's been some quick guys too who were inconsistent...


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Kr55 wrote on Fri, 28 February 2020 08:15

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 22:35

JPro wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 18:58

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:42

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.

It all depends on the skating stride I find. Long efficient strides that make it look a little too easy? You’re a lazy bum! Flail you’re legs wildly in a horribly inefficient manner demonstrating a lack of skill but loads of heart? You’ll be ok.


Klima was a speedster too though.

Oilers fans definitely have an issue with the Penner types who look slow even when flying, but there's been some quick guys too who were inconsistent...


Injured blocking a shot? Give him 2 more games of leeway.


Judging by twitter, I think it's safe to pull this out now...

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Adam wrote on Tue, 03 March 2020 21:18

Kr55 wrote on Fri, 28 February 2020 08:15

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 22:35

JPro wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 18:58

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:42

Kr55 wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:37

Adam wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:29

Hibernia wrote on Tue, 25 February 2020 10:25

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 17:58

Oscargasm wrote on Mon, 24 February 2020 14:26

If we rewound the clock to when this thread was in its infancy... and someone said two 2nds and Gagner for Athanasiou and a prospect, I’d probably tell that person to go pound sound (thinking Yzerman would say no).

Love love love this deal and what it may mean to this team.


Guess I said 2nd+Pulju+Gags

Pulju is probably only worth a 2nd rounder at best, so there you have it ;)




Close enough! I can't believe Holland actually went out and got him. I'm freaking giddy! I have a blank road jersey right now. Been trying to decide on what name to get on it... this adds another possibility to the mix.


I might wait a little - this is the kind of player that Edmonton fans LOVE to run out of town. Talented guy who's sometimes a little enigmatic and sometimes lacks a little focus defensively? He could score 60 points and if the media suggests he might be a little lazy it won't take long for the mouth-breather fans to jump all over him.

It worried me how much I heard those criticisms on Edmonton radio yesterday. People are being conditioned to think this is a bit of a problem player...and Edmonton fans have never handled that well...or even professionally.

Welcome to the fishbowl Andreas! I hope you prove them all wrong.


He doesn't play D! He has a chance! :)

If he ends up clicking with McDavid, I think that will provide him a load of insulation from criticism. If he ends up on a 3rd line and makes visible defensive mistakes, watch out.


So the offensive D-man who doesn't hit IS the favourite target, but the enigmatic forward is always #2 on the hit list. See Petr Klima, Dustin Penner...those two both led the team in some offensive categories during time here, but the fans still turned on them easily. I could see Athanasiou falling in to that category easily.

It all depends on the skating stride I find. Long efficient strides that make it look a little too easy? You’re a lazy bum! Flail you’re legs wildly in a horribly inefficient manner demonstrating a lack of skill but loads of heart? You’ll be ok.


Klima was a speedster too though.

Oilers fans definitely have an issue with the Penner types who look slow even when flying, but there's been some quick guys too who were inconsistent...


Injured blocking a shot? Give him 2 more games of leeway.


Judging by twitter, I think it's safe to pull this out now...

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/2799343661/5c1cccf37e5800e4cca42f4ca1d8af25_400x400.jpeg


hehe. Well, he has been dragging his butt around and not accomplishing much. Not sure any rental player escapes the wrath of fans when he looks that lost.

He nicely recreated that classic Laine play tonight where Big Buff screamed at him that you have to move your feet haha. He was just staring at a wide open puck in the corner in our zone. I wonder if it was Tippett from the bench yelling that make him finally move his butt to get it. Unfortunately called right after for a trip that he didn't really commit to make it all seem so much worse.

He got his 4 games of leeway. better get it together ;)

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To be fair he has made some reallly nice defensive plays with his speed (was it against the Jets where they got away on a 2on1 when someone else gave the puck away and he came screaming back to break up a very dangerous chance right in front of Smith by Wheeler I think it was)


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welcometotheOC wrote on Tue, 03 March 2020 22:37

To be fair he has made some reallly nice defensive plays with his speed (was it against the Jets where they got away on a 2on1 when someone else gave the puck away and he came screaming back to break up a very dangerous chance right in front of Smith by Wheeler I think it was)


Yeah, he had some good moments tonight too. Not exactly on a line where he's gonna get much help from other forwards, so most of what he can do is rip down the wing and try to get a chance. Little more questionable in his own end tonight. Not sure either of his penalties were actually penalties in a normal game with refs paying attention though.

Think he has some consistency issues that need working out. Gotta hope the coaches and being on a team battling for playoffs can rub off on him soon. We need him to find a way to force his way up the lineup. I currently do trust Tippett with that more than I did McLellan. If his play demands it, he will get his chance.



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If AA is a Petr Klima, I have no problem with that. When Klima was an Oiler, he scored:
GP 63 - 25g 53 pts
GP 70 - 40g 68 pts
GP 57 - 21g 34 pts
GP 68 - 32g 48 pts.

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RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 08:26

If AA is a Petr Klima, I have no problem with that. When Klima was an Oiler, he scored:
GP 63 - 25g 53 pts
GP 70 - 40g 68 pts
GP 57 - 21g 34 pts
GP 68 - 32g 48 pts.

Not everyone needs to be a shut down guy, you need goals too.



Yeah, if we are gonna do something in the playoffs, we badly need AA going. I can't imagine many think we should just gift him #1 line ice time though at this point. Let the Tipp do his work on the kid for now, there is time, and McDavid's line has been doing OK enough to give us a decent 2 line attack right now.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 08:26

If AA is a Petr Klima, I have no problem with that. When Klima was an Oiler, he scored:
GP 63 - 25g 53 pts
GP 70 - 40g 68 pts
GP 57 - 21g 34 pts
GP 68 - 32g 48 pts.

Not everyone needs to be a shut down guy, you need goals too.



You're preaching to the choir here - I really liked Petr Klima. He scored goals - including maybe the biggest one in franchise history.

But he was disliked by the media in town and that coloured many fans opinions of him. His work ethic was CONSTANTLY questioned by the media, and he was always criticized for "playing when the spirit moves him". It's all the same idiots writing about the Oilers all these years later, and you can already see them dusting off the old articles and getting the White-Out ready so they can retype Athanasiou in over Klima's name.

Matheson was talking about work ethic and the doghouse on twitter last night, and Terry Jones tweeted about Athanasiou taking the penalty that led to the goal against - without providing the context that it was a total phantom call...



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Adam wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 09:25

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 08:26

If AA is a Petr Klima, I have no problem with that. When Klima was an Oiler, he scored:
GP 63 - 25g 53 pts
GP 70 - 40g 68 pts
GP 57 - 21g 34 pts
GP 68 - 32g 48 pts.

Not everyone needs to be a shut down guy, you need goals too.



You're preaching to the choir here - I really liked Petr Klima. He scored goals - including maybe the biggest one in franchise history.

But he was disliked by the media in town and that coloured many fans opinions of him. His work ethic was CONSTANTLY questioned by the media, and he was always criticized for "playing when the spirit moves him". It's all the same idiots writing about the Oilers all these years later, and you can already see them dusting off the old articles and getting the White-Out ready so they can retype Athanasiou in over Klima's name.

Matheson was talking about work ethic and the doghouse on twitter last night, and Terry Jones tweeted about Athanasiou taking the penalty that led to the goal against - without providing the context that it was a total phantom call...

I am looking forward to the day when those 2 are retired. I like watching interviews with players and see their face when Jones asks a question. You can tell they are doing everything in their power not to roll their eyes at the stupid question grandpa Jones asks.



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RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 09:28

Adam wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 09:25

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 08:26

If AA is a Petr Klima, I have no problem with that. When Klima was an Oiler, he scored:
GP 63 - 25g 53 pts
GP 70 - 40g 68 pts
GP 57 - 21g 34 pts
GP 68 - 32g 48 pts.

Not everyone needs to be a shut down guy, you need goals too.



You're preaching to the choir here - I really liked Petr Klima. He scored goals - including maybe the biggest one in franchise history.

But he was disliked by the media in town and that coloured many fans opinions of him. His work ethic was CONSTANTLY questioned by the media, and he was always criticized for "playing when the spirit moves him". It's all the same idiots writing about the Oilers all these years later, and you can already see them dusting off the old articles and getting the White-Out ready so they can retype Athanasiou in over Klima's name.

Matheson was talking about work ethic and the doghouse on twitter last night, and Terry Jones tweeted about Athanasiou taking the penalty that led to the goal against - without providing the context that it was a total phantom call...

I am looking forward to the day when those 2 are retired. I like watching interviews with players and see their face when Jones asks a question. You can tell they are doing everything in their power not to roll their eyes at the stupid question grandpa Jones asks.


I golfed in the TSN 1260 tournament last year and we had a former Eskimo (albeit a relatively minor one, and long past playing days) in our foursome. He didn't hold back on his opinion of Terry Jones. Thought he was a pompous a-hole who always wanted to be part of the story. Said he had absolutely no respect for "Large."

I suspect that's the same for most athletes in the city. We've seen some ex-Esks take potshots at him on twitter - this is a guy who went in to a two year sulk because he wasn't allowed to come in to the locker room, and he still believes he's the reason the Oilers won in the 80s, because he called them "weak-kneed wimps" in an article once.

Matheson I've always thought was a nice guy, but he's just so past his prime. He has no connections in the league any more, and he's not exactly hustling to get the best story. He just muses randomly on things and seems completely out of touch with the game now.

It would be better if he at least was off twitter...



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Adam wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 09:34

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 09:28

Adam wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 09:25

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 08:26

If AA is a Petr Klima, I have no problem with that. When Klima was an Oiler, he scored:
GP 63 - 25g 53 pts
GP 70 - 40g 68 pts
GP 57 - 21g 34 pts
GP 68 - 32g 48 pts.

Not everyone needs to be a shut down guy, you need goals too.



You're preaching to the choir here - I really liked Petr Klima. He scored goals - including maybe the biggest one in franchise history.

But he was disliked by the media in town and that coloured many fans opinions of him. His work ethic was CONSTANTLY questioned by the media, and he was always criticized for "playing when the spirit moves him". It's all the same idiots writing about the Oilers all these years later, and you can already see them dusting off the old articles and getting the White-Out ready so they can retype Athanasiou in over Klima's name.

Matheson was talking about work ethic and the doghouse on twitter last night, and Terry Jones tweeted about Athanasiou taking the penalty that led to the goal against - without providing the context that it was a total phantom call...

I am looking forward to the day when those 2 are retired. I like watching interviews with players and see their face when Jones asks a question. You can tell they are doing everything in their power not to roll their eyes at the stupid question grandpa Jones asks.


I golfed in the TSN 1260 tournament last year and we had a former Eskimo (albeit a relatively minor one, and long past playing days) in our foursome. He didn't hold back on his opinion of Terry Jones. Thought he was a pompous a-hole who always wanted to be part of the story. Said he had absolutely no respect for "Large."

I suspect that's the same for most athletes in the city. We've seen some ex-Esks take potshots at him on twitter - this is a guy who went in to a two year sulk because he wasn't allowed to come in to the locker room, and he still believes he's the reason the Oilers won in the 80s, because he called them "weak-kneed wimps" in an article once.

Matheson I've always thought was a nice guy, but he's just so past his prime. He has no connections in the league any more, and he's not exactly hustling to get the best story. He just muses randomly on things and seems completely out of touch with the game now.

It would be better if he at least was off twitter...


I actually would enjoy Mattheson retiring and being on twitter 24/7. His hot takes can be hilarious, as well as the responses, and he seems barely phased by how much he gets bashed.

Jones must be nearing the end. Any time you catch him in the group asking questions, the guy looks like he can barely move. Either they will need to just create a long term care facility for him at Rogers, or he probably will need to hang them up soon.



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Adam wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 09:34

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 09:28

Adam wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 09:25

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 08:26

If AA is a Petr Klima, I have no problem with that. When Klima was an Oiler, he scored:
GP 63 - 25g 53 pts
GP 70 - 40g 68 pts
GP 57 - 21g 34 pts
GP 68 - 32g 48 pts.

Not everyone needs to be a shut down guy, you need goals too.



You're preaching to the choir here - I really liked Petr Klima. He scored goals - including maybe the biggest one in franchise history.

But he was disliked by the media in town and that coloured many fans opinions of him. His work ethic was CONSTANTLY questioned by the media, and he was always criticized for "playing when the spirit moves him". It's all the same idiots writing about the Oilers all these years later, and you can already see them dusting off the old articles and getting the White-Out ready so they can retype Athanasiou in over Klima's name.

Matheson was talking about work ethic and the doghouse on twitter last night, and Terry Jones tweeted about Athanasiou taking the penalty that led to the goal against - without providing the context that it was a total phantom call...

I am looking forward to the day when those 2 are retired. I like watching interviews with players and see their face when Jones asks a question. You can tell they are doing everything in their power not to roll their eyes at the stupid question grandpa Jones asks.


I golfed in the TSN 1260 tournament last year and we had a former Eskimo (albeit a relatively minor one, and long past playing days) in our foursome. He didn't hold back on his opinion of Terry Jones. Thought he was a pompous a-hole who always wanted to be part of the story. Said he had absolutely no respect for "Large."

I suspect that's the same for most athletes in the city. We've seen some ex-Esks take potshots at him on twitter - this is a guy who went in to a two year sulk because he wasn't allowed to come in to the locker room, and he still believes he's the reason the Oilers won in the 80s, because he called them "weak-kneed wimps" in an article once.

Matheson I've always thought was a nice guy, but he's just so past his prime. He has no connections in the league any more, and he's not exactly hustling to get the best story. He just muses randomly on things and seems completely out of touch with the game now.

It would be better if he at least was off twitter...

I have no issue with Matheson. He's 70, his best years are way behind him. Most of the information he gives out I don't pay much attention too. I read his tweets and articles only because I want to see if/how he compares anything in current day to the glory 80's yrs but as you said, he's not an A-hole.

If I had the opportunity to travel around with the 80's Oilers, be friends with them and party with them as much as Matheson did as the 80's Oilers were crushing records and destroying teams, I would probably live in the past too. I am sure that was some pretty amazingly wild and fun times.



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I'm just waiting for one of those two to write an article about how much coach Hitch helped pave the way for the teams success this year by instilling fundamentals or something.


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