Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Reefer2 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:27 pm

wouldn't it be ironic if Neal gets 60+ points.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Cherry Picker » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:34 pm

Neal has little competition for a top six spot, he should do much better in Edmonton.
Calgary doesn’t need Lucic to be much more than a grinder, so that is better for him too.
Might be a good trade for both teams, but Lucic is more likely to bust because he is quite slow now.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by micky107 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:36 pm

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I agree - this isn't a good deal for Calgary. There had better be more to it than just Lucic for Neal. Salary retention by Edmonton and a decent draft pick at least. Otherwise, Treliving has shit the bed on this one.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm

As my good friend Blobby would say about the two players involved in this trade...

"Pieces of shit... RAWK" :D

But the Oil get the one that is less painful to buy out so...

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by BCExpat » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:24 pm

Reefer2 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:27 pm
wouldn't it be ironic if Neal gets 60+ points.
This is one of my biggest fears. Apparently there is only a 10% salary retention by Edmonton, which is not nearly enough. Also hearing that there isn't even a conditional draft pick involved. Fuck Treliving - what the fuck - was he drunk when he made the trade???? I never liked Lucic before and I certainly don't like him now. Slow and useless.

Not that Neal was lighting it up, but I think they should have given him another season to turn his game around. Anyway, the pitchforks are out for Treliving and rightly so.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:41 pm

Strangelove wrote:
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But the Oil get the one that is less painful to buy out so...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hank » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:53 pm

There must be a ton of threads & posts on Calpuck over the years deriding the Oilers for signing Lucic and Talbot... wonder what they're saying about them now?

Can't see them being too vocal about Smith yet, since he was the Flames playoff goalie.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Island Nucklehead » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:30 pm

That’s a horrible deal for Calgary. As a Canucks fan, this is great. We avoid Lucic (even if we have to keep Loui, he’s a better player), and the Flames get slower and shittier.

Neal actually could rebound nicely in Edmonton, but Lucic is done as an effective NHL player.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:06 pm

Thank the Christ we don’t get Lucic.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by dangler » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:11 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Thank the Christ we don’t get Lucic.
+1,thanks for not waiving Loui
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:51 pm

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Two conditions have to be met for Oilers to send 3rd round pick to Calgary - James Neal has to record at least 21 goals and Lucic scores at least 10 fewer goals than Neal.

I can see it now. Neal sits at 19 goals with a handful of games left. Ice time gets reduced. Finally gets benched. No 3rd going to Calgary. Lol.

Lucic goes nuts and gets 11 goals.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by The Brown Wizard » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:58 pm

dangler wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Hockey Widow wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Thank the Christ we don’t get Lucic.
+1,thanks for not waiving Loui
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Topper » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:46 pm

Have the Flames hired Kevin Lowe?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by theman » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:55 pm

Love this trade. Simply hilarious. I can see Neal hitting the 20 goal mark and then being sat for the rest of the season to make sure there is no 3rd rounder going back to Calgary. Funny as hell. Btw, is that condition only for next season? I assume it is.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by BingoTough » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:52 pm

Hank wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:53 pm
There must be a ton of threads & posts on Calpuck over the years deriding the Oilers for signing Lucic and Talbot... wonder what they're saying about them now?

Can't see them being too vocal about Smith yet, since he was the Flames playoff goalie.
Calpuck hates the trade, and is in meltdown. 60+ plus pages of griping about it.

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