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View Poll Results: What do you think of the trade after a week of getting your head around it?
Love it, think Lucic is an upgrade 59 11.73%
Like it, clears some cap space even if Lucic is no better 165 32.80%
Indifferent, both teams getting a failed project 167 33.20%
Dislike it, Neal needed another year to bounce back 85 16.90%
Hate it, Neal will be better in Edmonton 27 5.37%
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:42 PM   #621
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Plus the $3 million still owed in salary for this coming season.
i should've kept my big mouth shut
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How does the number of playoff games the Bruins won *this last season* have anything to do with their number of draft picks in the last three calendar years?
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:43 PM   #622
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So just to clarify - When Bob McKenzie made the one for one joke tweet, he didn't additionally say there is no pick on air or anything, that was just sureloss misinterpreting his tweet?
too early to say 'mis'
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:43 PM   #623
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OK, but how meaningful would the playoffs be if we just randomly seeded and started mid-April?

Well on a serious note, the regular season should really be cut down by a good 20 games or so, but that won't happen because of stated reasons. And the regular season might be more meaningful if the rules didn't change once the playoffs start, calling it "playoff hockey" is just a cop-out
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:44 PM   #624
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Please let there be a 1st coming to us...

Pipe dream...like i packed my pipe and..
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:44 PM   #625
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I'd like to go on the record as saying DO NOT WANT

Give him a chance he's happy and excited to come to Calgary, many players wouldn't be. He was stuck on an awful Oilers team he's still young enough to do some damage and protect our stars.

Don't make the fan base look bad and ot welcome a new player but instead spew hate at him it's not a good look
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:44 PM   #626
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My biggest issue is the Flames should not be doing things the help the greasers out of a problem. Lucic is a boat anchor to that team and I want them to have to swim in it.

Throwing them a potential life preserver is not something your provincial rival should be doing at any point.
You do realize that the Flames also traded them our issue?

The Flames didn't just pick him up for a pick or prospect..
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Why do people think we’re helping the Oilers out of Lucic’s contract? Neal’s is just as bad when you factor in the salary retention.

This is just junk for junk with both teams hoping they can get more out of the player they’re receiving.

Even if Neal does well, we don’t care as long as Lucic does well, especially considering Neal didn’t look to be on the verge of returning to form with the Flames.
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:45 PM   #628
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Neal is also a 30+ winger with bad skating.
Lucic is worse.

There's no way to sugarcoat this one for me. We traded a huge problem for an even bigger one, because ... reasons?!
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:45 PM   #629
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Ffs, we actually did this?

I thought there was no way, chuckling out loud. And here we are.
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:45 PM   #630
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Done deal. Whatever it is.
An hour after he said that he said it isn't done yet and might not be official until tomorrow
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:45 PM   #631
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Ya, discussing your 5th point he said he was changing his training this summer and instead of all gym he was going to work on his skating and on ice skills this summer. Wouldn't that be great if we got beast mode Looch!
I really hope he talked to his former teammate Chara about his eating and training regime.

Itís been pretty widely talked about that Chara changed up his training and eating habits and itís really helped him on the ice these past two seasons.
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:45 PM   #632
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An hour after he said that he said it isn't done yet and might not be official until tomorrow
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:46 PM   #633
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Probably something with the NMC holding things up
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:46 PM   #634
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You are not getting it.. the Oilers will retain 600k on this 1-1 deal... which is effectively saying that to trade Lucic, the Oilers are picking up about $6.4 million dollars --> all they are getting is Neal back hence the connection that his salary can be viewed as higher than 5.75.
No, I understand the numbers, but it was the way it was written that was confusing to me.
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:47 PM   #635
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Why do people think weíre helping the Oilers out of Lucicís contract? Nealís is just as bad when you factor in the salary retention.

This is just junk for junk with both teams hoping they can get more out of the player theyíre receiving.

Even if Neal does well, we donít care as long as Lucic does well, especially considering Neal didnít look to be on the verge of returning to form with the Flames.
It could help the Oilers if they buyout Neal next summer. They couldn't do that with Lucic.
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:47 PM   #636
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Way too much panic on here. We have no idea what was going on behind closed doors. Is Neal sour about not getting top minutes as initially proposed before aquiring Lindholm? Does Neal make a big deal about sitting in the press box?

Did Neal do a damn thing all year? Did he ever step in and use his size to help out a teammate?

Don't get me wrong, Lucic isn't the saving grace but can we stop acting like Neal was an asset?
At least Tkachuk and Bennett no longer need to be the "tough guys" as the flames were brutally soft and the big bodies we had were either a) too skilled to be spending time in the box or b) had a "0" on the give a crap meter
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Even the same crappy play with a return to normal shooting percentage would get him there.

He really must have been bad in the room
When I look at the Neal SH%, I don't see a guy who had chances and was just snake bitten. He always seemed to be on the perimeter or just throwing muffins at the net. Maybe a handful of times where he was robbed of a great scoring chance.


That SH% isn't likely to get much better playing the game Neal played last year.
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I hate this so much

A lot better then James Neal or Loui Eriksson
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Probably something with the NMC holding things up
That's hard to believe. Without him waiving it (for expansion), how could their be a deal if he needs to be protected.
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:47 PM   #640
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At least Lucic can beat some guys up....Neal was 100% useless.
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