Yeah, and people don’t like to see fighting anymore right…
Continuing on with my series of posts that break down the Oiler’s different areas, today we look at the defense.
This will be the problem area for your 2012/13 Edmonton Oilers folks (actually, just 2013 Edmonton Oilers, but still). We might see some issues with the goaltending (but that’s for another post), but really I think any issues the Oilers have not only this year but going forward sit on this group.
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Big year coming?
Well shit…I suppose I should get this done and out there.
Again, much like I did last year, I am going to do a series of posts discussing the team and how I think they will do in the coming year. Reading musts is Lowetide and his breakdown of each player, and big props to Behind the Net and Capgeek for all of my stats/salary info.
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Lets hope this is the last easy decision our scouts will ever have to make.
Here is the final post with this years Break it Down series. The rest can be found here.
And hi from whatever gutter I am currently dying in. Or maybe strapped to a chair like in Hostel.
A pretty decent off-season. It could have been better, yes, but it also could have been terrible.
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Hope for lots of these this year...
Continuing on with my series of Break it Down posts. The others can be found in the following location
Next up, special teams.
The Oilers last year had a terrible powerplay (27th) and was actually worse (!) on the penalty kill (29th).
We have lots of talent that can play on the PP. Lots. And now that Hemsky is part robot, he won’t miss half the season (it helps that Regehr has fucked off to the other conference too).
And, we now have some players that can play on the PK! Huzzah!
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Just think, to have a good goalie again.
Continuing on with the break it down series. The others can be found at the following location
I called last years goaltending situation a clusterfuck. It looks better this year. No really. It does. Dubnyk has proven to be at the very least a NHL level backup. That’s a plus. Khabibulin has one less year on his contract. That’s a plus. It is quite possible he learned how to be more nimble in prison too.
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