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10-10-2003, 02:51 PM
Big T
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Originally Posted by Oilers4life
my thoughts exactly and all along. We need a top pairing Dman to take some load off of Brew and Staois. Fergy and Cross have to go for a more younger, talented and faster player.

We need a puck moving D-man!! Not just to improve the powerplay but to improve the offense period. Smyth's nice goal from Dvo was created by a terrific outlet pass from Bergeron.

That outlet pass is so critical and allows the forwards to come through the neutral zone with lots of speed. That's Oiler's Hockey!!

When a forward is coming at you with speed it really keeps the opposing defense on their heels and creates offense.

Admittedly I'm biased being from Lloydminster, but a huge reason Ottawa has the offense they have is b/c of guys like Redden making that great first pass out of their own end. Ask any player how much this helps and they'll agree its soooo important.

D-man, D-man, D-man!!!!!

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