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  1. That's right on the heels of the image from the Hubble telescope that I saw a few days ago.
  2. Well now I have to actively cheer for my team to not move up in the draft due to being tied to the Oilers chances
  3. I don't see how that article and the examples in it, flies in the face of what Benning said. With the exception of Boston, who had relatively competitive teams during their rebuilding years, those other teams had to go through a rebuilding phase where they drafted well and then supported those highly skilled players with veteran players. Pittsburgh and Chicago in particular sucked for an extended period and got 1st and 2nd overall picks. The Canucks have seemingly got the most out of their draft position and will be on pace to do the same thing that those other teams did. Making moves through free agency is the way to add to the pool of assets, because they are free assets that can be moved with no real negative consequence. It would be a mistake to shy away from signing those free players, just because they don't always work out. Every contract has inherent risks, but there are enough successes, to make it a desirable tool to supplement the young core that has been built by this management group.
  4. Agreed. Not sure what he did to get promoted to the top line in that period. Jake didn't do much, but Spooner did even less.
  5. I'm not sure I follow. You're proposal didn't say anything about that deal happening next year, when you ideally would want a goalie trade to happen. If Markstrom plays the way he did this year, then he gets a deal. If Demko plays around 25 games next season, then you have a better understanding of his abilities and he likely increases his trade value. This isn't a deal you make this summer.
  6. No thanks. The ED is the year after next, 2021, not his year. Markstrom has been amazing, but so is the potential of Demko. 8/9 games for Demko has been great for him in the NHL and he is going to come back better next season. Give it a couple years and see where we're at. Trying to accelerate this rebuild would be a mistake. We're going to have a bunch of desirable players for the ED, but I wouldn't give up on Demko for another couple of years. Likewise Virtanen, who everyone in the media is trying to trade.
  7. The kids are alright, but there's definitely too much communication breakdown at this point in the season.
  8. C'mon Oilers. You can catch us. You know you can. Team tank is on your side. That 8/9 spot is going to make it into the top 3 so I don't know who to cheer for...
  9. They stole that from college hockey. They should sit in the penalty box and feel shame.
  10. I'm on team tank all of a sudden. Funny how that happens
  11. 3 on 3, 3 on 3, 3 on 3, 3 on 3. There will be a slaughter 3 on 3 heeeeeeeee!
  12. Let it stand so I can see more 3 on 3. three on threeeeeeeee!