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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:03 am

So the Coil name recent UFA acquisition Andrew Ference as team Captain...

A curious move by a curious franchise...can't decide whether I like it or not yet
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Lancer » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:50 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:So the Coil name recent UFA acquisition Andrew Ference as team Captain...

A curious move by a curious franchise...can't decide whether I like it or not yet


Funny how I can't remember him wearing even an 'A' in Boston but he's captain material in Edmonton. Well he has a Cup ring, so I guess that makes him a bit of a messiah in their eyes. People will bring up the Luongo captaincy, but at least he was a star on the team and had been with the team for more than a couple of weeks.

Let's see what leadership he exudes beyond flipping the bird at fans.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Badfish » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:06 pm

So which, if any, waiver wire pickups do we go after? A few decent players out there. Thoughts?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Strangelove » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:15 pm

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby dbr » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:04 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:So the Coil name recent UFA acquisition Andrew Ference as team Captain...

A curious move by a curious franchise...can't decide whether I like it or not yet


I like it for a couple of reasons.

One it means they are not completely deluded into thinking the youth movement is the be all, end all - and sewing the C onto Taylor Hall's jersey because he's the best of the kids regardless of the whining and the cheap shots and so on.

Two, it highlights just how devoid of actual winners this group is. Don't get me wrong I would take Ference as the veteran on our third pairing providing stability for a kid like Tanev or Corrado but as a top four fixture in Edmonton, as the guy all the young players look to, as a key part of the franchise.. oh boy. I guess maybe it's a step up from Shawn Horcoff?

Also, here's Dallas Eakins announcing it on twitter:

Andrew Ference will UNITE us. 14th Captain in Edmonton Oiler History. pic.twitter.com/o8m2loQDoR


He might end up being a great coach but he smacks of a self help guru, Ryan Walter type.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:38 am

TH is all Oiler though. He plays his guts out every night, goes to all the dirty areas, leads his team on the scoresheet and is the best of the bunch.

I'm not sure what cheap shots you mean Dave...has he been bad?

Cheap shots is more the rep of their new captain. This guy is despised by fans and teams in the east.

The more I think about it the more of a blunder I feel it is. It is a bit of a slap in Taylors face
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:41 am

dbr wrote:He might end up being a great coach but he smacks of a self help guru, Ryan Walter type.

Every year there's the soup du jour coach who 9 times out of 10 is unable to translate AHL success to the show.

Eakins is about to undertake a job that would challenge the coaching elite ffs. I smell fail
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Jovocop » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:45 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:TH is all Oiler though. He plays his guts out every night, goes to all the dirty areas, leads his team on the scoresheet and is the best of the bunch.

I'm not sure what cheap shots you mean Dave...has he been bad?

Cheap shots is more the rep of their new captain. This guy is despised by fans and teams in the east.

The more I think about it the more of a blunder I feel it is. It is a bit of a slap in Taylors face




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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby dbr » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:52 am

Didn't think the Gardiner hit was that bad but yeah the Clutterbuck knee and the Michalek hack were the ones I had in mind.

I don't think giving someone else the C is a "slap in the face to Hall" but it certainly is a reality check. At the end of the day he is still a kid and I think giving the C to a veteran is a good way to keep that team from turning into a situation where the inmates (and particularly the high end draft picks who all have $6m deals in hand) are running the asylum..
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Jovocop » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:11 am

dbr wrote:Didn't think the Gardiner hit was that bad but yeah the Clutterbuck knee and the Michalek hack were the ones I had in mind.

I don't think giving someone else the C is a "slap in the face to Hall" but it certainly is a reality check. At the end of the day he is still a kid and I think giving the C to a veteran is a good way to keep that team from turning into a situation where the inmates (and particularly the high end draft picks who all have $6m deals in hand) are running the asylum..


Hall did raise his elbow at the end of the hit.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Island Nucklehead » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:16 am

The Flyers placed D-man Chris Pronger on LTIR.

http://www.csnphilly.com/hockey-philade ... nge-opener

the Flyers will place Chris Pronger on long-term injury (LTIR) which will given them enough salary cap room to move Hall back onto the roster on Tuesday. Holmgren said Hall would come back.

Pronger’s cap hit is $4.9 million.

The LTIR move would also allow the Flyers to offer Hal Gill a contract as the club’s eighth defenseman. If Gill’s number is reasonable, that shouldn’t be a problem.


http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post ... krJHmR4YzI
Pronger was placed on long-term injured reserve yesterday in order to give the team the ability to add to the 21-man roster that was submitted to the NHL yesterday.



According to CapGeek as of opening day, the following teams are utilizing LTIR exemptions:

Philly @ $5M
NYR @ $1.8
San Jose @ $0.2
Toronto @ $.165
Boston @ $2.7M
Detroit @ $24,000
Pittsburgh @ $9,000

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Topper » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:16 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:
dbr wrote:He might end up being a great coach but he smacks of a self help guru, Ryan Walter type.

Every year there's the soup du jour coach who 9 times out of 10 is unable to translate AHL success to the show.

Eakins is about to undertake a job that would challenge the coaching elite ffs. I smell fail

Spud wishes he was the Canuck coach.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:16 am

Topper wrote:
Uncle dans leg wrote:
dbr wrote:He might end up being a great coach but he smacks of a self help guru, Ryan Walter type.

Every year there's the soup du jour coach who 9 times out of 10 is unable to translate AHL success to the show.

Eakins is about to undertake a job that would challenge the coaching elite ffs. I smell fail

Spud wishes he was the Canuck coach.


He's a fitness and health freak too. So much so that he's even taken away the media's donuts and coffee at pressers.

Probably will make them do jumping jacks and sit ups before answering any questions.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Topper » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:22 am

Are Paul McCartney sing alongs next?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:24 am

Topper wrote:Are Paul McCartney sing alongs next?


Whats wrong with that?

I'd like to know.....
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