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03-30-2012, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Asher View Post
I'm kinda surprised at the attempts to criticize Gilbert's play since joining the Wild. I admit I've not watched any games but I've checked out the Wild board a few times and most fans seem pretty happy with him. I've also looked at several boxscores and in every game I've looked at Gilbert was near or leading the Wild in icetime. I realize this is a bad team with a weak defense corp but if Gilbert was really playing so poorly does anyone honestly believe he'd be leading his team in icetime?
The fact is and still remains that the move was a lateral one for both teams. A move that both teams should be happy about. It addressed a need for the Oilers and addresses a need for the Wild.

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