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 Re: Slepyshev out [message #714292 is a reply to message #714271 ]
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mightyreasoner  is currently offline mightyreasoner
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Fun fact: No Russians on the Oilers now. And Slepyshev actually played the second most games of any Russian player under McLellan.

Saw this coming from a mile away. As soon as Chiarelli declared Slepyshev publicly available (again, why?), I could piece together that the agent made it known the plans were to get playing time in the KHL. Can't say I blame him. Players want to play.

They should definitely qualify him and retain his rights and maybe someday he returns to club. At the very least he is an asset we can move.

I've never been as big on Slepyshev as a lot of the numbers fans are; I think he is a standard third/fourth line player, and the Oilers have a few of those, probably guys who are better. There was nothing to suggest he was a Top-6 forward to me, which is why I found it bizarre that the Oilers were banking on that heading into last season.

Anyways, it's too bad. He was a capable, cheap, depth player with upside. He's far from irreplaceable, and shouldn't be missed, but if the Oilers were to move Kassian or if they needed some depth players, he is the type of guy that is nice to have on the roster. Maybe we will see him again someday.

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