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09-22-2003, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by kraigus
Laraque's got 7 years of pro experience, all in the Oilers system - that's nothing to sneeze at. Moreau's got 10 years of pro experience, including 4 full seasons with the Oilers - fairly impressive, by Oilers standards. Who else besides Smyth has as many as those two up front? Even on the blueline, Smith, Staios, and Cross are the old guys - well, Fergie too.
Sorry, but its still pathetically inexperienced, even by the young Oilers' standards. You can maybe make a case that a single foreward line could be made that is reasonably seasoned.

Smyth, Dvorak, York, Reasoner, Isbister,...that's 5 "vets" out at least. I see what you're saying and sympathise, but at the same alive, it was an experienced lineup and pointing out Moreau and Laraque just doesn't change it.

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