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Opening Lineup According To TSN

Created by: Max
Initial Creation Date: Oct 3, 2017
Published: Oct 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm
Team: 2017-18 Edmonton Oilers
Buyouts
  • Benoit Pouliot: $1,333,333
  • Lauri Korpikoski: $1,000,000
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
  • Sam Gagner: $315,000 (10%)
Buried
  • Mark Fayne: $2,600,000 ($3,625,000)
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$75,000,000$60,236,998$825,000$4,425,000$14,763,002
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Maroon, Patrick
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
McDavid, Connor
$925,000
C
UFA - 1
Draisaitl, Leon
$8,500,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 8
Lucic, Milan
$5,250,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 6
Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
$6,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 4
Yamamoto, Kailer
$925,000
RW, C
RFA - 4
Caggiula, Drake
$925,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 1
Strome, Ryan
$2,500,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
Jokinen, Jussi
$1,100,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
Khaira, Jujhar
$675,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
Letestu, Mark
$1,800,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
Kassian, Zack
$1,950,000
RW
UFA - 3
Pakarinen, Iiro
$725,000
RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Klefbom, Oscar
$4,167,000
LD
UFA - 6
Larsson, Adam
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 4
Talbot, Cam
$4,166,666
G
NMC
UFA - 2
Russell, Kris
$4,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 4
Benning, Matthew
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1
Brossoit, Laurent
$750,000
G
UFA - 1
Nurse, Darnell
$863,333
LD
UFA - 1
Gryba, Eric
$900,000
RD
UFA - 2
Auvitu, Yohann
$700,000
LD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
Sekera, Andrej
$5,500,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 4

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Oct 3, 2017 at 9:37
#1
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2,161
Likes: 229
So, so dumb. You don’t give the guy 1st Line Center money to play wing with the best pure offensive player in the league. If the Oilers were smart (obviously they aren’t) they would be like the Pens, you have to put average players with McDavid and he helps make them great players. Same with Draisaitl. You don’t put both of them on the same line. Imagine a line eight Crosby and Malkin together... you can’t because the Pens aren’t stupid and split them up.
Oct 3, 2017 at 9:47
#2
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 210
Likes: 24
Quoting: HockeyNM1510
So, so dumb. You don’t give the guy 1st Line Center money to play wing with the best pure offensive player in the league. If the Oilers were smart (obviously they aren’t) they would be like the Pens, you have to put average players with McDavid and he helps make them great players. Same with Draisaitl. You don’t put both of them on the same line. Imagine a line eight Crosby and Malkin together... you can’t because the Pens aren’t stupid and split them up.


I do agree with you and I think their long term plan is to get Draisaitl on the 2 C but as of right now with RNH as a 2C it gives them the flexibility to put Draisaitl on the wing.
Oct 3, 2017 at 10:07
#3
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 7,622
Likes: 1,802
Quoting: HockeyNM1510
So, so dumb. You don’t give the guy 1st Line Center money to play wing with the best pure offensive player in the league. If the Oilers were smart (obviously they aren’t) they would be like the Pens, you have to put average players with McDavid and he helps make them great players. Same with Draisaitl. You don’t put both of them on the same line. Imagine a line eight Crosby and Malkin together... you can’t because the Pens aren’t stupid and split them up.


I feel the same way, but then I remind myself that tomorrow is only the first day of an 8-year contract. McLellan is famous for his "blender", so I'm sure Draisaitl will see plenty of 2C time before Christmas.
Oct 4, 2017 at 12:36
#4
LobbysOilers
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 1,321
Likes: 189
if we start with strome at centre and Draisaitl on the wing, were gonna have a tough year.
Oct 4, 2017 at 9:59
#5
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 7,622
Likes: 1,802
Quoting: LobbysOilers
if we start with strome at centre and Draisaitl on the wing, were gonna have a tough year.


If you want to see the strongest spine (Center depth) in the league, check this out:

https://www.capfriendly.com/armchair-gm/team/485646
Oct 4, 2017 at 12:19
#6
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 493
Likes: 29
Umm, you don't need to be a genius with lines. You can change them as often as you like, and you'll be pushed by external factors to change anything that was working. It doesn't matter where you start, just that you are adapting smoothly -- not changing them too often, not being too stubborn.

The bigger questions right now are the D amidst injuries, and what workload Talbot can sustain without physical breakdown
The upside is in the new faces at forward, which might allow for trading RNH/Puljujarvi/etc. in exchange for something to bolster the backend
 
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