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Break it Down! – Defense (2013/14 Edition)

By , September 16, 2013 12:01 pm
Our big free agent acquisition

Our big free agent acquisition

Continuing on with my series of posts that break down the Oiler’s different areas, today we look at the defense.

This was the problem area for the 2013 Oilers, and will still be the biggest issue for the 2013/14 Edmonton Oilers.

We have some prospect depth, but I just don’t think we have the horses needed at the NHL level.

Lets take a look at what we have so far:

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Break it Down! – Defense (2012/13 Edition)

By , January 17, 2013 7:26 pm
Yeah, and people don't like to see fighting anymore right...

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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Break it Down! – Defense (2011/12 Edition)

By , September 13, 2011 11:34 am

Lets hope we see lots of him beating people up this year, and less of him letting Horton hit him.


Continuing on with my series of posts that break down the Oiler’s different areas, today we look at the defense.

This years edition of the Oilers defense will be bad. Maybe not the worst we have ever seen, cause that is a pretty special group, but it’ll be pretty bad.
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Break it Down! – Defense (2010/11 Edition)

By , August 27, 2010 2:40 pm

So by googling Smid, look what I found. Apparently they're dating. Atta boy Smid!


Continuing on with my series of posts that break down the Oiler’s different areas, today we look at the defense.

Last year I mentioned how I thought that we had a really strong D-core, and how we had positioned ourselves going forward as well with lots of good youngsters. Well, there are 3 players that are the same. Note I am not including Souray, because he won’t be here (I think).
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Time to Panic About the Oilers Slump?

By , October 29, 2009 11:26 am
I see you all reaching for the panic button...

I see you all reaching for the panic button...

Three straight losses, 7 periods without a goal. Is it time to panic? Is the flu to blame for this problem, or the injuries?

I’d say to an extent, yes, that can be used as a good excuse. I think that there are two main problems with this team right now, and they will be swayed, for the most part, when some of the players return: a) our defense is weak and Quinn’s top pairing is a fairly weak pairing and b) due to injuries/flu, Quinn hasn’t been able to enforce his strategy of building a line of a grinder, a playmaker and a scorer. Continue reading 'Time to Panic About the Oilers Slump?'»

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