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02-29-2012, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by CanadianCommie View Post
in referencing my criminally ignored post, whether people agree or disagree with it the oilers organization treated gilbert as, at best, secondary to Petry and over the course of February appeared to become expendable.
And you have complete confidence that the Oilers were able to get the proper read on a defenceman based on - not even the quality of play - but the mere concious decision of giving Petry more ice time for less than a month's worth of hockey?

For all the arguing about Gilbert VS Schultz, I would say the critical comparison is between Petry and Gilbert considering he is the one expected to take over Gilbert's roll. Using allotted ice time over a 3 week span as the primary point is pretty weak.

It seems, shall we say, arbitrary.

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