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PlusOne wrote on Mon, 19 September 2022 19:48

I understand looking for late off-season gold but I don't think either of these 2 will make the team.
Virtanen got 16 points in 36 KHL games last year. Good enough for 166th in the league. I have never seen a KHL game but assume if you can't score there it will be tough to contribute in the NHL.

Demers is 34. He was never a big scorer so maybe he is a shot blocking aficionado.

From a hockey perspective there is no harm to PTO's, maybe one works out.
If Virtanen makes the team I hope they are sure he isn't a dirtbag.


Both of these are guys that aren't likely making the team.

That said, I think it's a stupid move to bring Virtanen to camp, because the Oilers already have a bit of an image issue, and now we've brought someone else with serious character issues in to the mix.

Let's be clear - prosecutors don't bring forward sexual assault cases very often, because it's really hard to successfully get a conviction. When there are only the two people involved in the room, then reasonable doubt is a very hard thing to overcome. That's why most allegations never get past the allegation stage.

This was a strong enough case that a prosecutor brought charges and the Canucks saw enough merit in the case to void the contract with the player and send him packing. This did not start with any push for money, rather the girl made a comment on a message board, and a reporter saw it and followed up and got the story.

At the time that story broke, I thought it had to be taken with somewhat of a grain of salt because it was all anonymous and the person hadn't wanted to even put her name on things enough to go to the police. That said, after telling her story to the reporter, she did decide to go to the police so she did take that risk - understanding that pushing this to trial would expose her to public scrutiny about her decision making (as seen in a post above) and to people questioning her motives.

Now, if this was Patrick Kane, you would have the cover of a few years since the allegations against him, as well as the fact he's really good at hockey which would make some people avert their eyes from any scummy past, but with Virtanen, this is incredibly recent and he's not good at hockey. You get all the bad press - and the Oilers got roasted on hockey twitter yesterday for this move - and virtually no upside. He sucks. His last NHL season he scored 5-0-5 in 38 games. He's under half a point a game in the KHL. He's a 4th liner at best, and he's never had good underlying numbers.

It's just another guy who once got a good hit on McDavid who the Oilers decide to take on, despite the fact he's also probably an awful person. We may as well have brought back Brandon Manning again.



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