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07:40 AM ET 01.10 | Sam Gagner is no stranger to trade speculation, which has again flared up in 2014. The Edmonton Oilers are likely moving [Gagner] -- to the wing on Friday and, if the buzz is true, out of Edmonton before the trade deadline. It is only a matter of time before we start seeing casualties of a rebuild gone horribly wrong, and speculation is that it will begin with him. But it probably won't end there. With a season as bad as this one, and a rebuild as far behind schedule as this one, hard moves are inevitable. The Oilers need three, maybe four, top-six forwards in the 210-225 pound range to round out the none they already have, they need a No.1 and a No. 2 defenceman and they need a starting goalie. There's no evidence in Oklahoma City to suggest any of those ingredients are on the way any time soon.

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January 10, 2014  08:22 AM ET

How about the owner, the management team, the players, the ushers... No, the ushers are top notch!

January 10, 2014  08:29 AM ET

Edmonton needs fewer selfish 21 year olds with a limited skill set and more 2 way players, a real defense and an upgrade in net.

January 10, 2014  08:29 AM ET

"The Leafs need three, maybe four, top-six forwards in the 210-225 pound range to round out the none they already have, they need a No.1 and a No. 2 defenceman and they need a starting goalie. "

Fixed. And I have now joined DL in depression-mode.

January 10, 2014  08:41 AM ET

They need a quality veteran player - a Gary Roberts type - who works hard on and off the ice to teach the young players work ethic and to put them in their place when necessary.

January 10, 2014  08:44 AM ET

Poorly written and flawed analysis.

Nash fits the description of the large top 6 forward. Is that what EDM needs? Lots of guys weigh in bigger than they play.

And dont tell me Mary St Louis would not improve EDM.

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January 10, 2014  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Edmonton needs fewer selfish 21 year olds with a limited skill set and more 2 way players, a real defense and an upgrade in net.

That's a start...

January 10, 2014  09:10 AM ET

How about they start the rebuild by selling the team to an owner committed to building a good team, instead of concentrating only on a new arena? If the team was good, the taxpayers might be more willing to foot some of the bill. The way I see it, their scouting is terrible, the GM is terrible, the team President is terrible. Why not rebuild by starting there?

January 10, 2014  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How about the owner, the management team, the players, the ushers... No, the ushers are top notch!

and who's that jackwagong playing the music? he has to go

January 10, 2014  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"The Leafs need three, maybe four, top-six forwards in the 210-225 pound range to round out the none they already have, they need a No.1 and a No. 2 defenceman and they need a starting goalie. "

Fixed. And I have now joined DL in depression-mode.



Was that a Mr. Liles I saw scoring a goal?

January 10, 2014  09:22 AM ET

There's no evidence in Oklahoma City to suggest any of those ingredients are on the way any time soon.

right, why would anyone expect that with ALL OF THE #1 DRAFT PICKS THEY'VE HAD OVER THE LAST DOZEN YEARS??????

January 10, 2014  09:23 AM ET
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:(Go Raptors.

Do you want to organize the Leafs Elimination Contest this year Danny?

January 10, 2014  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Do you want to organize the Leafs Elimination Contest this year Danny?

April 8th

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January 10, 2014  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Eh, what the hell.

April 2.

Everyone get your jollies in and i'll save them. All losing participants have to display a photo of the winner's favourite team in their avatar for the duration of the first round of the playoffs (or second round if anybody is crazy enough to pick the Leafs to qualify and they miraculously do).Let the fun begin!

March 29th

You're a sport Danny. :-)

January 10, 2014  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Do you want to organize the Leafs Elimination Contest this year Danny?

i think they'll squeak into 1st rd

January 10, 2014  09:55 AM ET

The Galilean Jew himself could lace them up and they would still suck.

January 10, 2014  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

i think they'll squeak into 1st rd

I dunno Spiny. They're gone from leading the NHL to currently out of the playoffs.

 
January 10, 2014  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

The Galilean Jew himself could lace them up and they would still suck.

You mean Alan Eagleson? But he never played the game, he was a ... oh wait, sorry, I think you meant someone else.

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