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08-09-2011, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Angelus View Post

The pres winner implies that a team can end up first while suffering more from injuries from the oilers, which finished 29 places behind it. So he's pointing out that the oiler's level of injuries doesn't explain how badly they performed.
Anyone who says injuries weren't a major reason for the Oilers being so bad these last two years is simply wrong. Would they have been in the playoffs had they been healthy? Heck no, but when you lose your best player for over half of the season, your only top pair defenseman for three quarters of the season, and almost every significant player on your team for extended periods of time. You mention the Canuck man games, well if those man games came out in the form of the Sedins, Luongo, Edler, Hamhuis, instead of role players, then I'll consider their man games to be as important as the ones the Oilers lost.

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