Monday Mailbag – Should Oilers how to get rid of small acne scars sell high on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins or Darnell Nurse

Greetings, nation compadres! It’s monday morning and, as always, that means it’s mailbag time again. Every week, I’ve taken your questions and sent them off to our how to get rid of small acne scars panel of geniuses to assess and pass along some hot how to get rid of small acne scars wisdom that you’ll be able to carry forward with you for the how to get rid of small acne scars rest of your life. With that in mind, I need questions for next week, so open up your internet machines and send me any how to get rid of small acne scars query you may have about the oilers or life in how to get rid of small acne scars general. You can get them to me through email or on how to get rid of small acne scars twitter — I’m good like that. Until then, it’s time to learn something. Enjoy.

1) philip B. Asks – is this the year that the oilers should actually look how to get rid of small acne scars to sell high on a few players ( nurse & RNH)? Both of these players’ value has rarely been higher with each coming off career how to get rid of small acne scars years. If you truly want significant positive change to the roster, aren’t these the players you’ll need to move to get it.

If you truly want significant positive change you don’t send away your best players. Trading a player who just enjoyed a one-off kind of year is selling high. Trading away one of your best three forwards or top how to get rid of small acne scars two D-men who are consistently good/improving isn’t selling high, it’s selling stupid.

I’m really against trading ryan nugent-hopkins. If you have him on your second line, then you can afford to keep mcdavid and draisaitl together. If you lose him, then you’re weakening your top line and have to break up how to get rid of small acne scars the NHL’s most dangerous duo. Keep RNH, it’s that simple. As for nurse, I’d be more open to dealing him. He’ll be an RFA next summer and I could see how to get rid of small acne scars a scenario where they trade nurse for a good top-six forward and then deal some future assets (jesse puljujarvi, a second-round pick, ethan bear) for a more offensive defenseman to slide into nurse’s spot. Still, I would be hesitant to move either. I think their best years are ahead of them.

I would consider moving anyone except connor mcdavid and maybe how to get rid of small acne scars leon draisaitl. The oilers aren’t good, so it’s always interesting to see this huge list of ‘untouchable’ players. The oilers have sold low on players for far too how to get rid of small acne scars long. I’d absolutely consider trading darnell nurse or ryan nugent-hopkins. If they weren’t considering it, I’d be disappointed. Doesn’t mean they’re 100% gone, but this team shouldn’t be limiting their options to get better.

I think nurse and nuge are going to be the how to get rid of small acne scars reason we find success over the next few years. Sure their value is high right now, but that’s not a good enough reason to see them go. As far as future salary goes, I think there are other significant areas of the organization how to get rid of small acne scars where you can relocate salary to try save some money.

Personally, I think the oilers are in need of more good how to get rid of small acne scars players not less. To me, the goal should be to get rid of the guys how to get rid of small acne scars that are not producing to clear space for guys that how to get rid of small acne scars can. The oilers need cap space, the oilers need a bottom nine (outside of nuge) that can contribute. Trading RNH or nurse, at this point, is stealing from peter to pay paul.

I can only speak for myself. I’ve never felt russell was nearly as bad as his how to get rid of small acne scars “haters” claimed. It isn’t his fault he has had to play his off-side the majority of the time here because management was how to get rid of small acne scars incapable of acquiring right shot defenders. Simple truth is the oilers have to clear salary, and if they acquire a RD, then having sekera and russell as third pair LD is how to get rid of small acne scars not ideal at the cap hit. But I’d keep russell over sekera, because he can play both sides and his $1.5m cheaper.

I don’t think anything changed. I like russell and think he makes a positive impact how to get rid of small acne scars on the oilers but he’s not worth $4 million, he’s worth half of that. He’s overpaid and the oilers need to free up cap how to get rid of small acne scars space. He would have some value on the trade market and how to get rid of small acne scars you wouldn’t have to package an asset with him just to how to get rid of small acne scars get rid of his contract. In fact, you might be able to get a decent piece in how to get rid of small acne scars return for him. So if they can lose the $4 million and bring back a decent asset, I think they should do it.

I wrote about not signing kris russell prior to his how to get rid of small acne scars four-year extension. I thought you can find someone else fairly easily and how to get rid of small acne scars signing him would lead to a ladislav smid/andrew ference/mark fayne scenario where he makes too much money for how to get rid of small acne scars a third-pairing guy and you’d be looking to move him shortly after signing him. I think people saw him playing big minutes on a how to get rid of small acne scars team that went to the second round and thought you how to get rid of small acne scars can’t let a guy who helped get you there walk. That was more on andrej sekera, oscar klefbom, and adam larsson. I bet some team takes him at his full salary, though. I don’t know how he got four times four and a how to get rid of small acne scars no-move clause. Chiarelli, man. Whoever is the next GM needs to stop handing out how to get rid of small acne scars bad contracts to depth players.

I was never an individual who said russell is part how to get rid of small acne scars of the solution. I think he’s a great player and he’s an asset to our team, however, due to his salary and some upcoming defensive prospects of how to get rid of small acne scars ours, I would feel okay if we moved him to relieve how to get rid of small acne scars cap space.

I know what you mean and I think it’s kinda funny. If kris russell made $2 million and not $4 million then I don’t think we’re talking about this right now, but the oilers need cap space and moving the cowboy how to get rid of small acne scars out of town would save them a fair chunk. Personally, I’d much rather see the team trade russell than sekera how to get rid of small acne scars at this point.

I think he would be open to it, but I doubt there is a long list of teams how to get rid of small acne scars who will acquire him. The best chance of him being moved would be in how to get rid of small acne scars a three-way deal where each team is retaining some of his how to get rid of small acne scars salary. The new GM will need to be creative.

The interview in vancouver was weird and honestly, made me think that there is a real chance that how to get rid of small acne scars we see him moved this summer. There are rumours that a team called about him at how to get rid of small acne scars the deadline too. I would still say there’s like a 10% chance he’s not here next september. If they deal him, it would likely involve a bad contract coming back and how to get rid of small acne scars if they deal him to vancouver it would probably be how to get rid of small acne scars loui eriksson. I would be all over that. Eriksson can actually score goals and he came out and how to get rid of small acne scars said that he “doesn’t get on 100%” with head coach travis green. I think an eriksson for lucic swap makes sense.

It’s strange, but I don’t mind it. I appreciate lucic’s honesty compared to saying he’s ‘all-in’ on the oilers and turning it around here. We know he asked for a trade last summer and how to get rid of small acne scars probably will do so again this year, so this is some rare honesty from an NHL player. There’s a chance he gets moved. They need to figure out a resolution to the lucic how to get rid of small acne scars situation. You can’t have him back as a third/fourth-line player with the attention it brings.

It’s easy for us to run with his comments and how to get rid of small acne scars speculate all summer long. I think our new GM will look into trying to how to get rid of small acne scars move lucic, however finding the right deal for him might be challenging. Lucic easily could have been speaking about playing for vancouver how to get rid of small acne scars much further down the road than next season.

The only way the oilers are going to move lucic how to get rid of small acne scars is if they take a horrible contract back in return how to get rid of small acne scars and loui eriksson would certainly qualify. Just this week, eriksson was complaining about his usage in vancouver and lucic how to get rid of small acne scars was talking about how much he loves the place so how to get rid of small acne scars I can see a scenario where something gets done there. Then again, I also thought lucic might get moved last summer and how to get rid of small acne scars we all know how that went.

4) stephen asks – if you had your pick, who would you target to be the oilers’ backup goalie next season? Looking at the upcoming ufas, there aren’t many names on the list that really inspire so how to get rid of small acne scars the oilers might have to get creative. What does everyone think?

I think they need to go the trade route for how to get rid of small acne scars their next backup. I wrote about this not too long ago, but I really like tristan jarry. He’s coming off a really good year in the AHL how to get rid of small acne scars and has a little bit of NHL experience as well. The penguins have three goalies so I think jarry would how to get rid of small acne scars be available this summer. He’s young, can play in the NHL, and there’s room for growth. He also has a low cap hit.

There are some interesting options. Tristan jarry and eric comrie require waivers next season. They’re young and inexperienced, but could develop into more than a backup goalie as how to get rid of small acne scars well. I wonder if the islanders would part with thomas greiss.

5) david O. Asks – of the oilers main core of players, the only ones who have zero fighting majors in their how to get rid of small acne scars career are klefbom, draisaitl, and mcdavid. Will any of them have a fight next year (disregard whether they should, which they shouldn’t)? Who do you think will be the first to get how to get rid of small acne scars in a fight?

I can definitely see connor getting into a scrap because how to get rid of small acne scars he’s finally had enough. That dude takes more shit on the ice than anyone how to get rid of small acne scars else in the league and I could certainly understand how how to get rid of small acne scars he’d reach a breaking point. MAILBAG BROUGHT TO YOU BY BACKSIDE TOURS

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Yes to trading both. Please wake up people…we are in cap hell and the only way to how to get rid of small acne scars eliminate the pain is to make good business decisions for how to get rid of small acne scars the team. Yes, I know everyone loves nuge and connor has a man how to get rid of small acne scars crush on nurse but don’t you think he’d like to play for a winning, playoff bound team more? Nuge has been a real soldier on this team and how to get rid of small acne scars selling him after a career high makes sense for both how to get rid of small acne scars the team and him. We get potential assists to improve top 6 scoring/balance and nuge gets a fresh start on a team how to get rid of small acne scars that may have already figured out how to win. Nurse is also a great candidate to sell because…he is expendable and I believe, has reached his peak. The guy has tons of physical talent but doesn’t have the hockey sense to go with it. Sell now before the entire league figures it out as how to get rid of small acne scars well. Oh, and trade kleffbom while you are at it…he isn’t going to get any better on this team. Holland can’t stand pat…connor and the fans can’t wait that long. He simply is going to have to make lemonade from how to get rid of small acne scars the lemons he has and then he is going to how to get rid of small acne scars have to set up a stand and sell some!

Here is what people are missing on a lucic for how to get rid of small acne scars eriksson trade. ( I’m not defending or promoting either player ) eriksson is three years older than lucic with one less how to get rid of small acne scars year on his contract. Lucic will have 1 year left by the time he’s erikssons age today. Eriksson has the potential to rebound and score in a how to get rid of small acne scars top 6 role in etown but hasn’t been a scorer for more than 3 years. Lucic has scored more points in that three years but how to get rid of small acne scars had less last year. Lucic hasn’t been hurt much at all since being in edmonton. He is a iron man. Eriksson has been hurt for a large chunk of the how to get rid of small acne scars last 3 years. Here’s where things get interesting beyond scoring. Lucic has been in the top 3 in checking for how to get rid of small acne scars all of his time in etown. Eriksson does not check at all. Lucic does take draws, last year around 45 and won 55% when the centre is tossed. Eriksson do not take or win draws. They both aren’t really shot blockers 20-30 per year each. From what I can see if eriksson doesn’t score he’s really not very affective in any other role. His chances of scoring are likely even at best with how to get rid of small acne scars lucic as he didn’t score for longer and is older. He is not a fighter and offers zero intimidation factor. ( I know everyone will say that isn’t a factor anymore but they probably forget everyone coming how to get rid of small acne scars to etown running everyone like it’s a free for all ). If neither scores lucic can still be a effective NHL how to get rid of small acne scars grinder. You still have a player. If eriksson continues on his route he’s not top 6 and even if he scores 10 how to get rid of small acne scars goals he’s a soft soft bottom 6 guy who don’t hit. So today player for player lucic is more effective nhler. Please look for another garbage for garbage trade.

Regarding trading nuge…if nuge’s $6million contract is off the team for what you’re getting, and the lucic contract is still on the team, it’s an inauspicious beginning to the tenure of ken holland, unless he works a miracle. I thought a couple years ago that nuge could eventually how to get rid of small acne scars be traded as leon developed…but that was before hall and eberle were turned into how to get rid of small acne scars larsson and….Gagner (now). That was also before nuge became a better and more how to get rid of small acne scars valuable player. I don’t see any reason for it to happen, as draisaitl is a better player for the oilers at how to get rid of small acne scars 1W than 2C, and I don’t see that fact changing any time soon. Is it more about keeping a players under reasonable contracts how to get rid of small acne scars that are valuable players, than rolling the dice on anything less than a sure how to get rid of small acne scars thing coming back, and creating more holes in the roster?

As for who fights next season, I think leon should. I think the upside is there for leon to round how to get rid of small acne scars his game out more….Not to drop his gloves all the time, but to get himself more room by giving in to how to get rid of small acne scars the anger at least once in awhile. He’s a bigger guy and needs to play a bit how to get rid of small acne scars bigger. If he’s a bit more aggressive, it makes him more of a force….There’s more there. McDavid, I don’t know, just don’t want to see the injury, he busted a hand or a wrist in junior when how to get rid of small acne scars he missed someone’s face and punched the boards or the glass, so just him being a bit more dirty or nasty how to get rid of small acne scars would suffice.

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