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11-07-2003, 02:06 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Defending the border
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It's a myth that the Oilers' powerplay was better when Weight was here.
In the 00-01 season (our last with Doug Weight), the team was 21st ranked at 14.8%.
In the 01-02 season, the Oil ranked 16th and converted 15.3%.
In the 02-03 season, the Oilers ranked 19th, even though the percentaged dropped to 14.5%.
So far this season we're 25th and 13.2%... the current 25th place rank is the first time the post-Weight Oilers have had a PP worse than when Weight was here!
Maybe we miss Janne... or Comrie... or Carter... but whatever the powerplay is missing, it's not Doug Weight.
I figured that was the case, but I couldn't find the stats to back up my recollections.
Have we EVER had a PP that ranked #1 in the NHL? Even during the dynasty years, I think we maybe only did it once. Not sure though. I do remember though that even in those days, it always seemed like the PP was never as good as you thought it should be with Gretzky behind the net, Kurri firing lasers and Coffey riding point...
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