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#1 cr00d


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

Looks like Whitney has fallen out of favor with the Oil. Going to be a healthy scratch for the 3rd time in the last 5 games.


"I'm very frustrated, I want to play," Whitney said. "We got outshot 40-13 and I'm not playing so I think that kind of shows where their thought on me is."


Wonder if he could be heading out of Edmonton soon. $4 Million cap hit, last year of his contract. 6'3, 210lbs PP QB.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

Whitney will be this year's Gaustad. Oliers will get a 1st and a 4th for him from some desperate GM looking to put his fringe market team onto a franchise-saving playoff run (that won't work - see Nashville, 2012).

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

If there was anyone on the Oilers I'd want to explore a trade for it would be Linus Omark.


He would cost next to nothing as he's not even on their active roster, and he was fantastic on a line with Zetterberg and Brunner in Switzerland.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

I don't know if Ryan Whitney is any good - I think the injuries have taken its toll and playing on the Oilers have made him a lot worse than he actually is.  I don't think the Wings are in a position to take on another Quincey type 'hope' project, though.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Before anyone else does it, I'm going to post (though sarcastically) that maybe they'll trade him to the Wings for Emmerton, Mursak, & a 5th. That said, I wouldn't be opposed to Kenny trying to make a deal for him, I just wonder what the Oil would ask.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:14 PM

I had this thought, too, when I saw that he had been scratched for a couple of games. He's struggling at the moment, but maybe just needs a change of scenery. How do the Wings and Oilers match up trade-wise, though?


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

with his foot injuries it just shows he cant be up to speed anymore. he lost his feeting and has zero speed. he's not good in his own zone but *used* to have one hell of an outlet pass. not sure why we would want someone with no speed (have enough dmen that don't have wheels) and no real breakout abilities anymore. personally id stay away from it.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

he can't skate at all. well, at this moment gill is faster than whitney

Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

He's slow and can't play defense in his own end according to people who have watched a lot of him. Take that for what it's worth. I think the grass sometimes just seems greener on the other side. Remember when Wings fans coveted Paul Martin and were ready to ship Flip or prospects for him? Most of the time if they're willing to send a player away it's for a good reason.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

Do we have room on the IR for him?  We already have Carlo Colaiacovo to fill that for most of the time. 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

We got enough puck movers. He can't play defence. I can see him going back to Pittsburgh at the deadline.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:13 PM


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

No thanks.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

We already have Quincy so no thanks for me. I wasn't too high on him back when he was on the Penguins (helps playing with Crosby, Gonchar, Malkin) and he's a shell of that.

Edited by Number19, 12 February 2013 - 06:52 PM.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Wings don't need another project at this point.  And besides, at this stage of his career, he's not a "project," he's just on the decline.  Changes of scenery can help, but it doesn't always.  As people have pointed out, there's just nothing left that he can do effectively.  The Wings need some game changers, not just filler.


EDIT:  I got him mixed up with Ray Whitney age-wise.  So he's not old, but he's still not effective.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

No thank you on Whitney.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

No thank you as well on Whitney but YES please on Omark

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

If there was anyone on the Oilers I'd want to explore a trade for it would be Linus Omark.


He would cost next to nothing as he's not even on their active roster, and he was fantastic on a line with Zetterberg and Brunner in Switzerland.

Cleary and Mursak for Omark and Jones.  :ok:

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

Omark & Whitney for Quincey & Tatar

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

No thank you as well on Whitney but YES please on Omark

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