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10-07-2003, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LoudmouthHemskyfan#1
To me, it's two main things:

The Oilers are missing a Hossa. Ottawa has a huge advantage here, one more big-time scorer than us.

The depth players: You've got Smolinski, you've got Havlat playing on the 3rd line, you've got Varada, you've got Mike Fisher and Peter Schaefer. That is some serious depth.

The lack of Hossa is the biggest gap. I would argue though that York>White, Dvorak=Bonk, but Hossa>>>Isbister. But then again, if Isbister pans out this year, that could close alot.

Horcoff=Fisher, Torres=Varada,

Schaefer is similar to Moreau, who is older, but he also plays a more physical and is an important leader on the Oilers. You could also compare Chimera with Schaefer.

Smolinski is not matched but Reasoner brings alot of the same intangibles, I think Reasoner might even be the better checking center.

This is probably Oiler bias. But in my opinion.

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