Currently,what's the Oilers biggest need?
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11-09-2012, 04:20 PM
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The teams biggest issue is getting the AHL players off of the NHL team. AHL players bring the whole team down, making everyone around them worse. Where did this team ice the most AHL talent last year and will again this year? The blueline.
As much as a two-way, tough as nails, big, skilled centre will help us win a cup, we are not challenging for a Stanley Cup this year, and never will come close with AHL players on the blueline.
I'm not sold on Dubnyk yet, but I'm not willing to say he isn't the answer in net either. He could go either way. The last few cups have been won with elite goaltending, but prior to that, sometimes just okay goaltending was good enough. Goalies can get hot and cold during a season, in the playoffs, and from year to year.
Agreed on Dubnyk. We need some solid blue line vets. Another guy like Schultz with more edge would be nice. An option in goal other than Khabbi too. That big centreman would be nice too.
You are right about AHL guys. Tough thing is we have lots of kids that need to play.
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