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 Re: Leafs Nation trolls the Oilers [message #714591 is a reply to message #714589 ]
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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 14 May 2018 08:58

Dubas is another young, hardcore advanced stats GM. Arizona hired Chayka who is a bit similar to Dubas and so far he's been lousy. Dubas has a lot more to work with so we shall see.

When it comes to the article. I know the currently the popular and easy thing to do when you have no material when you want to write a hockey article is to kick the Oilers management in the ribs and make them the butt of another joke. Oilers management has brought this on themselves so I have no sympathy for them. When it comes to the Leafs, I don't see them having anything the Oilers would want or need. The biggest Oilers need and they have said it is they need a right shot dman. The Leafs don't have any. The author of the article seems to think the Oilers need some wingers. We all think they need some better depth wingers but Chia himself said in his presser he thought his wingers were fine for the most part. I do agree that Chia has made mistakes and potentially painted himself into a corner. He appears to be a guy that likes to make things happen and is fully prepared to do whatever it takes to get a player he wants and he will overpay to do that if needed. But unless he has suddenly completely changed his mind, he doesn't see wingers as a serious need so I doubt he will blow his wad out of desperation for wingers.


It's a bad comparison to simply say Chayka's name and Dubas' name and think they're somehow linked because they both happen to use analytics.

You may as well be saying that Glen Sather, and Ron Francis are equivalents as GMs...after all, they were both former players.

And don't underestimate the Oilers ability to blunder. Who thought that Ryan Strome was a big need last year? No one had on-the-bubble defensive defenceman as a roster hole to be patched before the Reinhart deal.

Even Adam Larsson - most people were predicting the Oilers were going to target a defenceman that could put up points - basically the kind they're still looking for - when Chia decides we needed to trade one of the best wingers in the game straight-up for someone inferior.

Yes, the Oilers are an easy punchline, but it doesn't mean it's not a legitimate issue for the team. They're going to try to make one big splash trade this year, and it's a pretty good bet that Chia's going to get fleeced again. That's no joke.



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