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02-29-2012, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by copperandblue View Post
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.
Then I would ask you to provide a statistical analysis that counters mine, rather than brushing it off as arbitrary without some sort of foundation for doing so.

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