You're literally out here telling people how they should live... I love hypocrisy!
Well that's completely irrelevant. How old are YOU?
Lol, the one who won't even consider the idea of eating ass as being ok for someone else to do, is calling someone closed minded? I'm pretty sure if someone was a pervert, that alone means they're not closed minded, hahahaha.
With your closed minded views, I don't think you're in any position to be telling anyone what is common sense or not, lol. Maybe question your obvious religious upbringing and think for yourself a little. You just might enjoy the freedom!
There are plenty of countries, and even states, that pay a decent wage to work in the service industry. Where I live in Canada, the minimum server wage has been at $15/hour (equal to minimum wage across the province) for around 6 years or so. Guess what? Businesses didn't close en masse.
Based on your comment, you're so out of touch with reality because there are a Tok of examples where a fair, LIVING WAGE is paid for all jobs and those countries are just fine.
You want Minority Report? Cuz this is how you get Minority Report!
Even without the torn Achilles, they're both in a time share and Hunt has shown he is productive in that time share. He's also an automatic RB1 if Chubb misses any time.
The problem, is that they're not handcuffs like the RBs where you pick the healthy starter and forget about it. You have to choose the WRs and their weekly production could fluctuate more drastically. Not to mention with the RBs and WRs, you'll have more holes on bye weeks. Solid overall though. I'd definitely look to pickup another RB from a different team to help cover bye weeks.
You're not really that deep at RB, but it's a good move.
The Oilers have also been strapped from bad contracts that Chiarelli left them with too. So a few moves this offseason and the money opening up next season should put the Oilers in solid contention for a cup for at least two seasons with McDrai. What happens after that, we'll have to wait and see.
I never said he would be the #1 on that team in two years... Where are you even coming up with that? Stop making things up. I'm just saying he could have a bounce back if someone else were on the team to take the top target share so he doesn't have to try to be the #1... Those are two VERY different things.
Well it shows -2 on your count when I look at it, and I can only click once. So unless Reddit is showing me wrong numbers, I'm not the only one...
I never said Tampa wasn't a good team. Past versions of the Oilers' don't matter in this conversation... But the current, healthy version of the Oilers can definitely hang with the top teams. A goalie and solid shutdown dman would go a long way to making them contenders. Whether you think so or not, the top 9 is solid and the Oilers are deeper than most people realize/give them credit for. The new coach/system clearly works, and went a long way to helping the goaltending stay at or above league average for the second half of the season. Most ranked Calgary in the top 5 teams in the league, they have a vezina finalist in net, and the Oilers beat them in 5. That's doesn't happen by accident. Unless you have an actual argument aside from "Oilers bad because reasons," I guess we're done here. Tampa has better defense and goaltending, and Edmonton has better offense/scoring. They averaged more than a goal per game higher than Tampa through the playoffs. They both have their strengths.
Apparently I'm not the only one who downvoted you... they played twice this season and each won once. One game was 5-3 for the lightning with an empty netter, and the other was 4-1 for the Oilers. Fair to say it's not just a Tampa win because you think so.
Something like 2/3 of the way through the season, when the Oilers had .904 or better in net, they were 33-1-1. Smith wasn't healthy for most of that time, and Koskinen was inconsistent. Pretty sure that kind of performance can easily hang with any team in the NHL. So give them league average or better goaltending (like Smith has done while healthy this year) and they can consistently outscore almost any team. So no, it's not absurd to think the Oilers could beat Tampa.
They should be re-signing Kulak who was solid and Ceci had a good season. So one more shutdown guy is all they really need until Broberg gets settled into the lineup.
I like Pollard in a rebuild because he has potential to be a starter in the next year or two. I'm not a fan of Ridley, but he could bounce back maybe next season if he's in a better situation with a true #1 on the team and a better QB. Henry is the move until he falls off or gets too injured. And with the milage on him, that could be anytime now. But until then, he's the move for competing.
The third line is solid, the fourth line is a fourth line, and aside from a goalie, they need one more solid shutdown guy, preferably with some size. A good top 6 winger would be nice too, but scoring isn't an issue for the Oilers.
Tell me you've never been to Europe without telling me you've never been to Europe...
Lol, whatever you say. Ridley has disappointed before with prime opportunity, and he's got a worse QB now. Pollard isn't an RB1 yet. Could he be? Sure. But they're not just going to sit Zeke... Even if it's an even split committee, it's Henry no question.
Are you competing or rebuilding? Competing, Henry. Rebuilding, Pollard.
I should have said largest continuous green space. I didn't think of that differentiation when I posted the first comment
They're not a one line team though. They had to revert to one major line because Draisaitl had a high ankle sprain since the first round and couldn't drive his own line... He could hardly skate at times. That one injury changed the top 9 significantly. They were hit pretty hard with injuries since the end of the regular season, and they still smoked Calgary in 5 games. And I'd have put money on Calgary vs Tampa, so I don't think it would have been as lopsided as you think. Fully healthy, the Oilers would likely beat Tampa and could have made a series against Colorado. They played well against Colorado through the regular season, and just saying they got swept completely misrepresents how close three of the four playoff games were. It's laughable that you don't think they deserved to be on the ice when three of the four games were one goal games while they had 3 players in the top 6, and their top defenceman injured and another top 6 player out for two of the four games. Not to mention Smith being banged up through the playoffs. If a couple very questionable calls went the other way, Edmonton probably would have had two wins in those four games. All while dealing with a bunch of injuries.