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12-04-2003, 12:37 PM
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Look at the personnell those teams had other than Weight. Guerin, a productive Smyth, Marchant, Grier, Murray, Buchberger, Niniimaa, Cujo, older experienced defensmen like Musil, Lowe. To me those players have much more experience and savy than the large majority of the players on the team now. BUT, the one factor is that they had not 1 but 2 superstars in Weight and Guerin - three if you count the productive Ryan Smyth. Cujo was arguably the best tender in the league and stole everygame the Oilers needed him too. An 80 point season with those people isn't that impressive. However last season, with key injuries to York, Comrie, Smyth etc. IMO was much more impressive. To me Ken Low was about the worst motivator in the league. You talk about a complacent team - his was the definition of that term. This team has and will accomplish far more under MacT than that team ever did under Low.

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