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10-19-2003, 08:21 PM
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As always, an article worth talking about. Thanks Guy!

The Isbister situation is kinda troubling, here's a guy that looks perfectly suited for a 4th line ground 'n pound role w/ BG, but he gets paid nearly twice as much as the role calls for.

I'm OK with him 4th lining it for a while if it benefits the team, but in the long run he just CAN'T stay there and make any sort of financial sense.

Agree about Torres. He may not end up being a pure skill player for the Oilers, but there's no denying he's been right up there with Smyth and Hemsky at this very early juncture (at least in games where he gets more than 3.5 minutes of ice time). The thing I love about him is how he doesn't need to score points to have a positive impact on a game.

I hope the early chemistry he's shown with Smyth and Hemsky isn't just a mirage, because he could be the perfect bookend on that line.

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