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08-29-2012, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Reini29 View Post
Im abit surprised. Based on his performances at the WC's his offensive skills are on NHL-level and he isnt one-dimensional.

Had 30 points in 65 games with the Oilers and PPG in the AHL. Is he really not good enough?

Oh but then again its the lockout coming.

EDIT: apparently he is RFA.. i can understand if there is no spot for him in Edmonton
Actually he is very one dimensional (and I actually like him). His skill set is suited to be a top six winger. He has been really poor defensively at the NHl level.

Unfortunately, the Oilers have Hall, Eberle, Yakupov, and Hemsky to fill out the top six. He is not going to beat out any of those four. Then you have Smyth, Jones, Eager, Petrell, Paajarvi and Hartikanen to fill out the remaining four spots, as well as prospects like Rieder, Pitlick, Hamilton, and Zharkov in the years to come, so it is not like he will just wait around for Hemsky to leave and jump right in.

Bottomline....Not much room at the Inn. But in the right situation he could still be effective in the NHL.

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