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11-07-2003, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by oilers_guy_eddie
It's a myth that the Oilers' powerplay was better when Weight was here.

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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.
So the 01-02 season was our best? Wasnt that the year we missed the playoffs? Well that throws all my theories for success out the window.

It seems to look worse without Weight. Janne never really impressed my on the pp, Carter's telegraphed 1-timer from the hash marks never did either. I think Comrie was a reason we were good in 01-02, when he was money. Last year, he sucked and so did the pp.

I think it's Cleary's absence on the pp that is hurting us. He was the glue that was holding everything together (sniff sniff).

Nice stats by the way.

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