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11-07-2012, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Moneypuck View Post
Hopkins is a first line center here because we've finished last 3 yrs running. Put him in the Bruins lineup, where would he be? He's a first line center here because there's no competition at that position. He needs a few yrs before we start comparing him to a Joe Sakic type.

Dubnyk, blah, he couldn't even stop the puck with regularity when it didn't matter. How is it going to be any different when the Oilers are expected to win?
Hopkins would be a #1 C on at least half the teams in the league.

Might want to check Dubnyks stats for the 2nd half of the season. Playing behind a very depleted line up he put up very good numbers. Those games did matter a lot, to the others teams attacking players. Saying that the games didn't matter is a rediculus statement when talking about a goalie. It was obvious that a lot of the Oilers skaters had packed it in early last year and they called guys up from OKC making Dubnyks stats even more impressive. He finished only 0,05 behind the great Robeto Loluongo that so many oil fans now want to trade for. How badly would he have looked getting no help from the joke of a roster Renney was putting on the ice to end the season.

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