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10-09-2003, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Oilers89
Radek Dvorak, Ryan Smyth, Marty Reasoner, Cory Cross have all made it to the second round. Radek Dvorak has played in the Stanley Cup final.
I wouldn't calculate Reasoner or Dvorak into a grizzled veteran but OK, we have one guy that has ever been to the Stanley Cup Final.(And he is 26?)

Let's be realistic here.

Cross(47 playoff games career)
Smyth(44)
Smith(27)
York(6)
Staios(9)
Dvorak(23)and 16 came in his rookie year so one would have to say he may not have taken much from that.

I don't suggest the Oilers don't have any leaders. I suggest that there is no one on this team that has any idea of winning anything.

Cliff Ronning(122 playoff games)
Adam Oates(163)
Steve Thomas(168)

They are only three examples of players that could help our team with differing costs. I don't profess to know what is best for the Oilers because I am an armchair GM like everyone else.

What I do know is I see teams that sign these veterans go further in the playoffs than we do.

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