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11-27-2003, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Walsher
It seems the Oilers lost a lot of potential d-men in that type of role. Looking back a couple years their have been a ton of good young cheap guys - Buetenschon, Rierden, DeVries (at the time), etc. But the well hasn't run dry.
Every time I think about that and get sad, I remember that all of those guys eventually wound up in the 4-7 spot (except for DeVries right now?). I think it only proves that there's an abundance of mediocre-to-average dmen in the league; I don't follow any team anywhere near as closely as I do the Oilers, but I bet you see a lot of movement in those spots from all teams.

That being said, Reirden and Henry certainly had size going for them.

(IIRC, Reirden also had a wicked shot, if it would only stay on-net.)

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