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Odd man out after Oilers' sign Grebeshkov

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07:15 AM ET 07.19 | As is often the case, one man's fortune in the NHL becomes another's misfortune. Should we be surprised that Denis Grebeshkov is back? No. Craig MacTavish always liked him when he was the coach. ... He is a puck-moving defenceman -- slick plays, punctuated by the odd oops-where-did-that-come-from pass -- and he's likely not returning to North America to play in OKCity in the AHL. He can play in the top six on the Oilers blueline, for sure, in the third pairing as a second powerplay point option. If I'm Corey Potter, also a puck-mover and a PP guy, I'm a little nervous even if he's a better price-point at $775,000 on the last year of a two-year deal. I can't see Grebeshkov and Potter on the same Oilers' defence.

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July 19, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Potter and RNH for Phaneuf and Joe Colborne.

I bet RNH will look great holding the trophy during next year's celebration, according to Leiweke's proposed map of the parade route, anyway.
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July 19, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Big names abound on the Deadmonton D Corps.

July 19, 2013  09:34 AM ET

This is karma for Potter. I never liked what his great-grandfather did to George Bailey.

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July 19, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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We've already named a highway after him.

We're gonna need longer road signs...

How about just starting with a thinner mayor?

July 19, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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This is karma for Potter. I never liked what his great-grandfather did to George Bailey.

Buffalo girl won't you come out tonight, come out tonight....

July 19, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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This is karma for Potter. I never liked what his great-grandfather did to George Bailey.

my favourite line in that movie:
"I'm your guardian angel"
"You look about like the kind of angel I'd get"

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July 19, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

What fun would that be?

you're right

July 19, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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my favourite line in that movie:"I'm your guardian angel""You look about like the kind of angel I'd get"

Great line.

July 19, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Great line.

and when he goes up to the "grown up" Alfalfa and says 'Oh why don't you quit annoying people?"
classic

July 19, 2013  12:43 PM ET
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Big names abound on the Deadmonton D Corps.

They have too much defence? The Oilers? Who would've thunk it? Now, if only they could get their hands on a big Center with some skill, they'll be dangerous.

 
July 19, 2013  05:03 PM ET
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How about just starting with a thinner mayor?

Haaaaa! Can he still use crack? Just askin.....

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