Player Discussion Drake Caggiula - How far can he go?

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  1. syz

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    He is like Cogliano. Except worse at literally everything.

    Cogs is a good 3rd liner, Caggiula will be lucky to be a constant NHLer.
     
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    He's a 4th line guy on an average team right now, his ceiling is probably a 4th line/energy/PK on a good team.

    I'm fine with him on our 4th with Khaira and Kassian next year. Hopefully the new coaches can teach him to be an effective PK'er.
     
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    :thumbd: he will be a constant Nhler ,the player has already played more then 100 NHL games.
     
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    If he can improve his skating I think he can be a good second liner
     
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    He doesn't have the offensive ability to be a 2nd line player.
     
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    If he can continue to be a 10-14 goal, 20-25 point guy he's a very effective 4th line player who can jump up the lineup when needed. He should not be penciled into a healthy lineup any higher than that. Considering he is quick on the forecheck and likes to finish his checks there will always be a role for him. Some people saying he's not an NHL'er are out to lunch.

    A year ago he had some time with McDavid and played well. He also scored a couple big goals in the playoffs and some thought he could be a sleeper type player good for 40+ points. No reason not to bring him back. Same thing goes for Benning. Anyone remember the discussions of signing Benning to a long term cheap contract thinking it would be a steal?

    Both Caggiula and Benning should be re-signed and penciled in as 12-13th forward, 6/7th defenseman.
     
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    In theory it isn't the worst idea, but in practice Chiarelli will over pay both of them and then they will be played game in and game out ... too far up the lineup and way over their heads.
     
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    Yeah. His skating is one of his strong points.

    Lots of effort too. Lacks strong offensive skills though.
     
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    If he can improve his finishing ablity, I can see him being a consistent 20-goal scorer by McDavid/Leons' wing.....He's only 23 so let's hope he finds his scoring touch soon.
     
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    He is a player we should be looking to upgrade from. He has some ability but does not produce consistently enough.
     
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    Totally fine 4th line energy player. No upgrade needed. He provides more than enough physical play
     
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    He's not going to be played on the 4th line though because this team has no wingers.
    Caggiula will be getting primo McDavid minutes and PP time and pissing it all away again next season.
     
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    I think the solution would be to bring someone in and push him down the lineup then. Not to get rid of him and leave lesser players on the 4th line.

    Caggiula would be the best 4th liner on the team if he was used there.
     
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    So we don't have Caggiula then who is going to be playing on those lines?

    Not Caggiula's fault or TM's fault if Caggiula ends up playing more minutes than he should because there is no better option
     
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    4th line wingers are not in the mold of Caggiula. We need PK specialist, face off specialist, bruisers in the bottom 6. Caggiula is none of the above.
     
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    Almost 2 years have passed since I started this thread. My opinion of him hasn't changed a whole lot. He's still just lacking in execution and timing around the net.
     
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    I certainly fall in the camp that Cagullia is a borderline nhler at best. Currently slightly overpaid. Given far too much opportunity to date for no apparent reason that I can figure. The only thing that makes some sense is that they are hoping to keep him a coct controlled asset in the event he actually starts being an effective player.

    However unlikely it seems right now maybe Cagullia does end up being legit. I used to prefer Gagner over Cogliano and now I dispize Gagner overall game and love Cogliano. Hopefully he does become our Cogliano.
     
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    If he downright sucks and we've got a better player to put on the ice we can just put him on waivers. No risk for us. If nobody claims him his cap hit is very low playing in the minors and he's at least a viable injury replacement.
     
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    He's none of anything. He's a poor topsix option and a poor bottomsix option. He's not made for the NHL. Its depressing from the standpoint of an Oilers fan as you just know he will be overused, get quality minutes well above his ability, and lol be on the pk. 2 more years of weakest link forward. At least we hope no one ends up weaker.. It would be astounding if the Oilers coaching staff started a love in with a worse player.
     
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    I believe he’ll become a legit third line winger as early as this next season.
     
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    A lot of people referencing stats saying he had a negative impact on the team using last years but ignore he was much better as a rookie. Could have been more a case of player looks worse on a bad team with a goalie who can’t make a save rather than him forgetting how to play hockey well.
     
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    Hope maybe if we have assistant coaches that have a clue that one can work with him and Kassian and teach these fearless guys who have good wheels something about PKing. Too many guys got tossed out there last year in a poorly designed system.
     
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    nobody is none of anything until you click with your linemates. Other than McDavid, every Oilers forward was heavily criticized by the fans in Edmonton at some point last season. It stopped when they started producing regularly.
    Khaira was the 2nd most consistent Oiler forward last year but even he was 'none of anything' for some stretches.
     
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    It’s almost like he’s played less than 2 NHL seasons.
     
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    Still think it's unfortunate we rushed him into the NHL and now requires waivers. Would of done him a lot of good in the ahl.
     

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