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12-19-2011, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Digger12 View Post
Because there's too many players on the Oilers that don't want to win as badly as their opponents on too many nights.

That 3rd period told it all. It's not like the Red Wings were bamboozling the Oilers with talented tic-tac-toe plays all over the ice, they simply played with more intensity, and with a greater investment in the game's outcome.

That's the difference between a winner, and a wannabe who's always looking for silver linings so they can keep the tears back.
Well said.

It all comes back to leadership I think. I believe someone mentioned it was a great multiplier that cannot be judged by stats.

Hall could be that player, as could RNH or Eberle, but as of now, our current captain is not that player.

I'm seriously rethinking Horcoff as captain, and even though his feelings will be hurt and we'll look bad, I'm considering if its better for us too pull a Dallas and strip him of the captaincy.

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