Currently,what's the Oilers biggest need?
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11-13-2012, 01:37 PM
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What need do you think is plaguing the Oilers more than anything else?
I'll say a number 1 defenseman.
1. quit playing NKB
From boxing day on:
17GM started 1W-12L-4 OTL 3.24GA .881 Sv%
30GM Started 16W-11L-3 OTL 2.41GA .924SV%
2. Not having Gilbert, Barker, Tuebert in our top 6 Dmen is great.
tuebert is now our tenth option.
Dubnyk played 13 games with:
13GM 11W-1L-1 OTL
2.11GA .935 SV%
A starting D unit of
with DD in net.
3. playing the young player with the forwards they were most successsful with in production and Goal Differential with Best LW-C-RW combination Last two years.
C - Horcoff .913GF/20 +.348GF/20
RW - Eberle 1.034GF/20 +.142GD/20
LW - Smyth 1.421GF/20 +.547GD/20
RW - Eberle 1.057GF/20 +.341GD/20
LW - Smyth 1.743GF/20 +1.017GD/20
C - RNH 1.084GF/20 +.341GD/20
LW - Smyth 1.308GF/20 +.916GD/20
RW - Hemsky .755GF/20 +.084GD/20
C - Gagner .670GF/20 +.338GD/20
RW - Hemsky .747GF/20 +.560GD/20
C- Belanger .441GF/20 +.177GD/20
RW - Hemsky 1.074GF/20 +.597GD/20
From this production and GD history for last two seasons.
Three lines are obvious.
Jones-Belanger were the 5th best C-W pk combination in the league behind
two pairs who are not together post lockout.
question is of the remaining who has the best EV production with these two.
Belanger -Eager .759GF/20 +.253GD/20
Jones - Eager 1.129GF/20 +.565GD/20
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