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Oilers captain: 'It would even be nice to add for once'

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07:55 AM ET 04.03 | Perhaps, at long last, Edmonton has turned a corner in the trade deadline game. [This] time around, the Oilers are in the playoff hunt and will take a four-game win streak into Wednesday's match against the Calgary Flames. ... Captain Shawn Horcoff said it is imperative the Oilers take advantage of the situation. "We've been through that before. It's painful. It's tough," Horcoff said. "But every game for us is huge. Nothing is going to be handed to us. We're going to have to get to 54, 55 points, and that's going to take a lot of wins. "But we've pretty much established that we're not going to be sellers," he continued. "It would even be nice to add for once ... but even if we don't do anything, we're comfortable."

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April 3, 2013  08:37 AM ET

Reading between the lines, "It would be nice if we were in playoff contention for once"

April 3, 2013  09:11 AM ET

I hope they make it to the playoffs. Been a while and they deserve a few breaks. Maybe all those high draft choices are , maybe, beginning to pay dividends?

April 3, 2013  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Reading between the lines, "It would be nice if we were in playoff contention for once"

exactly

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April 3, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Oilers captain: 'It would even be nice to add for once'

Sure. Provided they can get rid of The Two Ronnies ... I mean .... the two Ryans. Smyth and Whitney. Smyth's skating is painful to watch (he's done, he doesn't want to acknowledge it yet). And, Whitney trying to play defense is just as painful.

April 3, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Oilers captain: 'It would even be nice to add for once'

Don't do it Shawn...it leads to harder stuff like multiplication and division.

April 3, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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Edmonton is hoping they can unload Horcoff.

I just watched the last Harry Potter with my kids again (part 1)
I was laughing because they had to find 7 of them....

April 3, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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Edmonton is hoping they can unload Horcoff.

Actually , i seriously doubt it. He is over paid...period. He is also the Captain , and the Teams record with him in the line up and without him is glaringly clear. They have zero cap issues now , or looming next year. The message to the Team would be counter productive to move him.

April 3, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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Actually , i seriously doubt it. He is over paid...period. He is also the Captain , and the Teams record with him in the line up and without him is glaringly clear. They have zero cap issues now , or looming next year. The message to the Team would be counter productive to move him.

I agree. He IS overpaid. No questions about it. But .... he's been a good captain on this team of young kids.

The one guy they definitely don't need is Eric Belanger. Lucky for them he's injured because, whenever he's in the line up, they lose.

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April 3, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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I guess I can understand this. Just the point of view of a fan of a team that also has an overpaid captain i'd like to see moved move.

Repaired.

April 3, 2013  11:38 AM ET

They should have a Horcoff vs Barnaby picture contest...to determine who's got the most douchy grin...

April 3, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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They should have a Horcoff vs Barnaby picture contest...to determine who's got the most douchy grin...

and put it up next to the Babcock picture

April 3, 2013  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

They should have a Horcoff vs Barnaby picture contest...to determine who's got the most douchy grin...

This is what happens when you go to the bar and order vinegar and water.

April 3, 2013  01:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

This is what happens when you go to the bar and order vinegar and water.

And never ask a girl if she had salad for lunch.

April 3, 2013  01:12 PM ET
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and put it up next to the Babcock picture

That's the "I wonder if I could just put 5 forwards out there" look.

April 3, 2013  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

That's the "I wonder if I could just put 5 forwards out there" look.

I thought it was the "did Datsyuk really just dangle 5 St. Louis Blues" look

April 3, 2013  02:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

They should have a Horcoff vs Barnaby picture contest...to determine who's got the most douchy grin...

I love this picture. Anyone that ever had a good table top hockey game recognizes that hyper joyful , pass the meth face. Most of the little plastic dudes with rods up their Avery's had creepy faces like that.

April 3, 2013  03:44 PM ET

I still think Ryan Whitney ends up with the B's before the deadline.

 
April 3, 2013  05:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I still think Ryan Whitney ends up with the B's before the deadline.

I think they got Redden instead

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