Nation Radio - January 28, 2012

NationRadio
January 29 2012 11:33AM

 

 

It was all Edmonton all the time on all-star Saturday. Lowetide was visited by Terry Jones, Dennis King, Jim Byers and Corey Graham to talk about everything from the major league Oilers to minor league Oil Kings.

This is Nation Radio.

Segment 1

First up is the Edmonton Sun's Terry Jones. Topics include the recent success of the OKC Barons. 

Segment 2

Scoring chance counter extraordinaire Dennis King of Mc79hockey.com discusses MPS and Ales Hemsky.

Segment 3

Lowetide shares his thoughts on the progression of some OIler prospects and the Edmonton Hawks Athletic Club.

Segment 4

OKC play-by-play man Jim Byers stops in to talk about Oilers prospects including Alex Plante.

Segment 5

WHA founder Dennis Murphy talks about starting the WHA, hockey in Edmonton and the different perspectives of the game in Canada and the US.

Segment 6

Host of Edmonton Sports Night Live and PBP voice of the Edmonton Oil Kings, Corey Graham previews the Oil King's Saturday night contest.

Full show

The whole shebang.

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#1 yawto
January 29 2012, 11:41AM
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Can't wait to see eberle in his fist all star game.

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#2 gravis82
January 29 2012, 12:02PM
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no eberle in the breakaway relay? What gives?

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#3 justDOit
January 29 2012, 12:07PM
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@gravis82

I didn't watch all of the skills contest, but I only saw Ebs serving up pucks for Neal, winning the shot accuracy contest. Crazy not to include him in the actual contest.

And how is it that Hall didn't make it there?

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#4 ALEX STEENBERGER
January 29 2012, 12:08PM
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I just read on TSN MOBILE that ANDY SUTTON has caught the eyes of GMs across the NHL.

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Looks like Tambellini has been on the phone all day with Brian Burke (Toronto). They are talking about a possible trade of SAM GAGNER/HEMSKY/ SUTTON and a 2012 2nd round pick for LUKE SCHENN and NAZEM KADRI.

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#5 gravis82
January 29 2012, 12:13PM
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@ALEX STEENBERGER

ganger and hemsky AND sutton oh my.

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#6 Chris.
January 29 2012, 01:32PM
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ALEX STEENBERGER wrote:

I just read on TSN MOBILE that ANDY SUTTON has caught the eyes of GMs across the NHL.

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Looks like Tambellini has been on the phone all day with Brian Burke (Toronto). They are talking about a possible trade of SAM GAGNER/HEMSKY/ SUTTON and a 2012 2nd round pick for LUKE SCHENN and NAZEM KADRI.

Bad deal. Hemsky is worth a first by himself. Sutton is worth a 3rd/4th. The Oilers should keep their 2012 picks remembering our 2nd is practically a first.

Gagner for Schenn straight accross is somewhat fair given Schenn's has not a lot of offence, isn't an established top 4, and is making $3.(Something) per season. By this metric: Kadri is not worth a first, 3rd, and 32nd/33rd overall pick. He just isn't.

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#7 Bushed
January 29 2012, 02:12PM
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Looks like a massive overpay for questionable return. If Dithers falls for this, I won't be renewing my season's tickets...

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#8 Bushed
January 29 2012, 02:15PM
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@Chris

I agree--Schenn for Gagner straight across, or add a late rounder at most.

No interest in Kadri at all...

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#9 ALEX STEENBERGER
January 29 2012, 02:24PM
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HEMSKY is gonna be a rental player. Remember he is a UFA at seasons end so his value is gonna be a lot lower. And Sutton at 36 doesn't fit in to the teams future. So by getting a young defenseman and a young forward, your just building a deeper team. KADRI may flourish playing with our young guns.

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#10 Time Travelling Sean
January 29 2012, 03:07PM
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ALEX STEENBERGER wrote:

HEMSKY is gonna be a rental player. Remember he is a UFA at seasons end so his value is gonna be a lot lower. And Sutton at 36 doesn't fit in to the teams future. So by getting a young defenseman and a young forward, your just building a deeper team. KADRI may flourish playing with our young guns.

Idk the fact that he doesn't have any extra term on his deal isn't a negative.

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#11 Chris.
January 29 2012, 03:08PM
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ALEX STEENBERGER wrote:

HEMSKY is gonna be a rental player. Remember he is a UFA at seasons end so his value is gonna be a lot lower. And Sutton at 36 doesn't fit in to the teams future. So by getting a young defenseman and a young forward, your just building a deeper team. KADRI may flourish playing with our young guns.

There is an opportunity cost here. I'd rather have Gagner and 3 top 35 picks (plus an extra late rounder for Sutton) than Schenn, Kadri and only one pick in the top 60. You are talking about four assets for two. Better packages should be available for those four assets than a young stay at home defenceman, and a forward prospect lacking size.

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#12 Time Travelling Sean
January 29 2012, 06:06PM
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Schenn has shown he can play in the NHL though?

Look back at he 16th overall pick for 5 years. Name one guy that is actually plaiyng.

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#13 kdunbar
January 29 2012, 09:10PM
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Sutton and Hemsky are UFA so they are simply rental and neither has proven a first round value as a rental.

Taking them out of the equation you have Luke Schenn and Nazem Kadri. for Ganger and a second.

I take that deal. The rentals just greese the wheels to make it happen.

Kadri has a better chance of fitting into the Centre roll and winning some faceoffs. He also adds (a little) size over Gagner, which addresses that need a little. Also gives Lander time to develop in OKC.

And Schenn fits better than a second round pick in terms of where this team is in the rebuild. No he may not be the top 2 pairing we are hoping for, but will serve us better than a 2012 second rounder. Plus we have Anahiems second in 2013 to make up for it.

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#14 Chris.
January 30 2012, 06:46AM
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kdunbar wrote:

Sutton and Hemsky are UFA so they are simply rental and neither has proven a first round value as a rental.

Taking them out of the equation you have Luke Schenn and Nazem Kadri. for Ganger and a second.

I take that deal. The rentals just greese the wheels to make it happen.

Kadri has a better chance of fitting into the Centre roll and winning some faceoffs. He also adds (a little) size over Gagner, which addresses that need a little. Also gives Lander time to develop in OKC.

And Schenn fits better than a second round pick in terms of where this team is in the rebuild. No he may not be the top 2 pairing we are hoping for, but will serve us better than a 2012 second rounder. Plus we have Anahiems second in 2013 to make up for it.

Hemsky is more than just a "grease the wheel" guy. he might be the most valuable rental forward available at this years trade deadline.

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#15 oilcowboy
January 30 2012, 01:21PM
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That trade talk is suppose to be insider info? Looks like a Milbury fiasco! How would that trade help the Oil?

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#16 kdunbar
January 30 2012, 06:15PM
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@Chris...

the way he has played this season? Really.

He is more like Dustin Penner asset with LA.

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